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A Cote

4.7
2486 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Please note, if you select a reservation for standard seating, it is for an indoor table. Our back patio is not considered indoors. Please select outdoor seating to guarantee a table outdoors.

À Côté is a small-plates restaurant in Oakland’s charming Rockridge district. Fresh, seasonal cocktails and a unique wine list pair with the Mediterranean menu and lively atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2486 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PattD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing but wine selection isn’t consistent and is expensive

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marginwalker
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

First post vaccination restaurant visit. Nice outdoor seating with heaters and space between tables. Service good.,Food was great. Romaine salad, shrimp cocktail, gnocchi, rock fish bourride. Wine by the glass was substandard and a large disappointment.

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DarbyR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for one on one dinner with my stepmom for mother's day. Outside seating was spaced out and service was perfect. Food was so good and timed perfectly. The sangria and house spritz were super tasty. Can't wait to go back for their happy hour I saw of mussels, fries and wine. Thank you!

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vip94521diners
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been more than a year since we last dined at A Cote and we were not disappointed. Maria, our server, was an absolute delight. She knows the menu inside and out. She recommended an absolutely perfect wine. She helped each of us choose plates that we could enjoy and also share with the rest of the table. And she did it all with poise, intelligence, a touch of humor and a charming personality. When we return, and we will, we will ask for Maria again.

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vipMeredithH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

We waited 25 minutes for an 8 pm reservation that we'd booked. Then once we sat, we waited another 20 minutes for water.

While the food was very good, the service was absolutely terrible. While I understand that COVID has left everyone short staffed, moving tables is a core part of the restaurants job and having us wait 25 minutes for a reservation without offering us a drink or ANYTHING seems unacceptable.

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vipjvalente
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great, service included. Only thing that could be better was timeliness. The waitstaff was unnecessarily slow.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The best pork chop I think I have ever had. Service was friendly and excellent.

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MaryN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

À Côté is the best restaurant all around. I’m so happy every time I go there. The food is delectable and the service is wonderful. I love them so much.

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GannaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and good food. Nice selection of drinks and cocktails.

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elizabetha
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A little over kill with the masks. Waiters would not come to your table unless you put on your mask, which is annoying if you are eating and drinking. Never had to do this with any other restaurants

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AndyY
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server was very amiable, and knowledgeable, but at times was slow in attending to our table.

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MichaelK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and service were great overall. Adherence to to Covid precautions was excellent. Not sure why a restaurant at this level can't afford to provide new utensils with each course!

Why did they ask for special occasions (our anniversary) on the reservation, but did nothing to recognize it when we were there?

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Rosie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We wanted to eat inside. There are very few people inside and things were nicely socially distanced, but they must have had every window and door open and I actually think it would have been warmer outside next to a heat lamp. It was almost too dark to even see your food, service was slow, the meanie is extremely small and my dish was served luke warm, although it was very tasty. Not sure if I'd recommend it or not.

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vipSFGreek
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place never disappoints! Delicious food and wonderful service and great wine recommendations. And the parklet was great ... we felt comfortable and safe.

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KimoBBZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

"And there it was, mountains of duck. And not fatty duck either, but juicy tender breasts of duck"
-Elaine Benes, Seinfeld

da Scene: Reopening has us hitting old haunts and we're back in Oakland for another great night @ À Côté !

da Grub: Started with a Manhattan, Mussels & Pomme Frites - a great start! Then Duck Confit and Coulotte Steak... Duck was tender, savory greatness, the 2 glasses of red paired nicely. Finished with a fine glass of Port, cheesecake and double espresso. Cliche? Yep... but a pretty good one!

da Service: Street parking can be tough... with parklets peppered about. Doors opened right at 5pm, was hoping for the back patio... NOT, but took an inside table by the window, can we request the back patio somehow when making reservations please? Food & drinks were expedited perfectly, staff were great, and kept everything safe. Parklet looked comfy, windows and drapes protect the experience. 5th star for coming back strong!

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NancyO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, food and wine. Loved the patio and the care to be Covid safe. So glad to be with you at ACote. My friends have never been and they loved it as well.

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SueN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service always spectacular but very nice that they kept Covid protocol. The food was absolutely delectable. One of the best pork chops I’ve ever eaten. Overall, wonderful service, wonderful food.

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DebD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The place was perfectly lovely, but the food was forgettable. The pasta was swimming in oil that added no flavor or discernable benefit. The staff was lovely, professional, and took Covid seriously, and the back patio was charming, if a bit cold.

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RoyA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great! Ambience is as much as it can be in a parklet.

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vipJulia
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food is ok but not great. Had to put on mask every time the waiter deliver the food on the table. It got to be a bit annoying after a while.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Alonso was amazing and walked us through our wine selection process (since this restaurant has a special wine process that alters flavors of traditional wines). The staff made us feel so welcomed and at home. The ambiance was lovely, the heaters and string lights were beautiful and it was fairly quiet. The only downside was being in the parklet out us directly next to loud motorcycles on the road, but such is the norm now and I don’t fault the restaurant whatsoever. The siding also blocked wind and most of that noise anyways. Would definitely return!

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adelem
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is wonderful. The curtains were open so we could see the garden. The food was very good--there were several items on the menu that were entirely new to us.

I tried a fancy cocktail and didn't like so the server took it back and brought me something else without a qualm.

Actually, this is my favorite restaurant. I was thrilled that it survived.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for an amazing dinner. Never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Loved the mussels and frites. Service staff was polite and friendly and great with making us feel safe.

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vipBigJoe
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating to our disabled guest.
Excellent food.

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NancyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I know A Cote will return to former excellence after Covid restrictions are lifted.

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vipJulieH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal on the back patio. Lots of safety measures which everyone followed. Food was absolutely excellent. Enjoy the unique wine choices. Excellent service. They know their stuff and we had a great time.

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Ninafel
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The wheatberry salad was outstanding. The pommes frites were very good but the aioli tasted like somewhat like plain mayo with a sweetish lemon flavor--a regular garlic aioli would have been better. The sauce for the mussels was excellent although quite salty--and I am a person who normally loves salt. The mussels were somewhat tough and not very fresh-tasting. The chicken pot pie was a real dud. The pastry was meh and the filling was liquid-y and blah. (I realized in retrospect that the waiter, Alonzo who was excellent, might have subtly tried to steer us away from the chicken pot pie, but the three of us diners couldn't agree on the other mains.) The margarita was top quality and the glass of red wine was absolutely great (Alonzo recommended it based on my tastes and was quite right) and a very generous pour. The parklet outdoors was very pleasant, roomy and warm but the heater ran out of propane before we left and no one came to replace it, even though it was only about 7:30 when we left. I would still recommend it for happy hour for the drinks and ambience.

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ColleenD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My favorite neighborhood kitchen with a great selection of international wines.

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vipYYEE
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday celebration. Tasty food and good service

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vipDickSF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been going to this restaurant for nearly 14 years. It has a sentimental aura for us.

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IRAH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pomme frites and mussels were great as usual. The chicken pot pie was a treat and the rest including desert was very good.

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BillW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, atmosphere and service given the current covid circumstances. Perhaps a little pricey, but would recommend it, and will probably return.

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vipLAL1
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was good, warm outdoor dining

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vipJoseph
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner at A Cote. The food was excellent. We had not been there for a while, and were impressed with how delicious every course was. This restaurant has maintained its high quality for years!!

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ArthurL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were seated in their outdoor patio area in the back of the restaurant. The back patio was spacious, dimly lit, romantic and somewhat warm. Our server was friendly and polite. Each dish we ate was filling, flavorful and satisfying and consisted of: a glass of Laski Rizling, a negroni, a hot cocktail named Angelic Hooks, Suppli al Telefono, Frassinetto Wheat Berry Salad, Gnocchi a la Parisienne, Lasagne Bolognese, and Berry Cheesecake. The ambience of the back patio was an excellent location for an early Valentine's Day celebration. Salute!

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BenS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I've always loved this restaurant. The servers did a great job and the food was amazing. We suspected before getting here that we might be sitting in the street near the sidewalk in a makeshift dining room but I was disappointed when I accidentally wondered inside too far and saw that they were seating "special (?)" guests on the back patio. Not quite sure what we needed to do for that preferential treatment but I felt a bit bummed out after that. Regardless we enjoyed ourselves and it was nice to order some amazing drinks from a bar again and have some tasty bites.. A bit of normalcy and happiness restored.

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AJacks
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu. Well executed. Great ambiance. Fantastic service.

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CTLF
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to be back in one of my favorite local restaurants.

FAQs

A Cote offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 655-6469.

A Cote is rated 4.7 stars by 2486 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.