A Cote

4.4
2231 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

À Côté is a small-plates restaurant in Oakland's charming Rockridge district. Cozy tables surround large communal tables in both the main dining room and on the sunny patio to create a festive atmosphere. Small plates reflecting the best of seasonal Mediterranean cuisine are served family-style by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Menu items are paired with a carefully chosen selection of over 40 wines by the glass as well as a highly diverse bottled wine menu. Specialty drinks featuring fresh fruits, rare botaniques and fine liqueurs are featured at the bar.
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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Warning for the backroom...VERY loud. Not sure if this was just because a group was sitting there. Also waiter took a while to get to our table but he was polite and great for the rest of the meal. The food was delicious and will definitely try again but ask for the front room instead

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VP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for food and ambiance- love this restaurant. The mussels are always delicious and the wine list of excellent

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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Generally good food, good service. Although I like the music, at times it's too just loud and hard to hear others. Set a lower volume for the music so it's easy to talk with others. Sometimes the chairs of the tables are too close to other tables' chairs -- check that the chairs are spaced properly to avoid this.

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B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was all good. Favorite neighborhood French and small plates.

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LS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming, warm and much like a very special European experience.

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r
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service (Prompt). Nice food and a great selection of wine.

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AB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Delicious food, energetic ambiance. We sat outside but heater wasn't working, and server was a bit strange. Overall enjoyed our experience - will be back!

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K
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, good happy hour deal!

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DM
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was good, our service was slow:(

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SF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! We loved the Bulgarian menu and the Georgian wines!

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p
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for any special occSuon

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a delicious meal with a great wine flight of Thracian wines. The gnocchi was our favorite! Our server was fun and attentive.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious. The ambiance is great. Worthy to go with a family. The prices are honest, not cheap, but fair. I will go back there for sure.

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r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the fine food and service with friends .Mussels and fries!

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RR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner paired with a really good Zinfandel. We were seated in the are in the back of the restaurant. It’s very cozy and a great spot fir a date. The service was exceptional!

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going here for years. The mussels are our favorite. The wine list is always novel and changing. The waitstaff is fabulous. They are very knowledgeable and attentive.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

I love the location but honestly the food was disappointing. Maybe go for wine!

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CQ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best mussels I’ve ever eaten and that fried chicken dish was the stuff dreams are made of! Can’t wait to come back again!

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P
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time back at A Cote in over 10 years and it was still great.

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LD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and wine were outstanding!!

Tables are very close together so not a spot for date like conversations!!
Music was really loud too and we sat right under a speaker.

Hope next time we return for a different seating Option but food was outstanding and ambiance was cool just tooo loud and no personal space.

We will most certainly be back but with different expectations for a date night!!!

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CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A Cote never disappoints... charming French -ish neighborhood bistro. Outstanding cocktail menu and a very unusual wine list. Server was incredibly knowledgeable about wines from Russia and other unique places... we tried a red from Macedonia that was outstanding! The pear salad could have used a little more flavor/dressing, but good size and very fresh. Flatbreads were very good and asparagus soup bright and flavorful! We will be back.

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m
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful date night ambience. Great food and ambience!

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was very good - food was mediocre- we didn’t drink but our friends loved their cocktails - good place to drink not so great for dinner.

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BL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A wine bar that serves an eclectic wine list. Unfortunately, as some of these wines are uncommon, they are seldom ordered. As a result, some of the wine had been seemingly opened and re-corked long ago. 🙁

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I've been coming to A Cote' for years. I took my husband there for his birthday dinner, and was a little disappointed in the menu selection. There was only one seafood main dish and it was a lackluster Sole. Otherwise everything else was great, but the great selection I have always enjoyed in the past was not present. Maybe just a bad day or week? Amazing cocktail and dessert though.
I'm so used to A Cote's food selections being exceptional, and I guess it can't always be so.

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MS
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at A Cote is an intimate and wonderful experience. It’s dark and cozy and the staff is like family. Can’t go wrong!

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JN
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and service were very good. However were seated in the back which was cold and drafty, even with the overhead heaters on. Next time will sit in the front room.

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b
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Great wine list. Excellent servers.

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EK
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great experience, where you will never be disappointed with the food, staff, and service.

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LG
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

We've eaten at A Cote many times and have enjoyed the food. The noise level during our last visit was unbearable to the extent that we were not able to hold a conversation at our table.

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N
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food When the restaurant made an error they quickly rectified it!

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

As stated, the food and ambiance were great. However, we had to wait quite a while for ordering our drinks after we were sat at our table.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. We were coming from seeing Hamilton in San Francisco. We were not going to keep our reservation time. I called them to let them know we would be late. They welcomed us and took excellent care to insure everything was on point. We all really appreciated their service and professionalism.
THANK YOU A’COTE

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EF
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, good food, fun gastronomic experience...

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Hungarian special dish: meze was very expensive for the quality of ingredients, taste and size. Not to Côté standards.
Beet flatbread, while delicious is also very overpriced at $21; $12 seems way more equitable.

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BL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our time there Amazing whiskey menu Found it cold temperature wise

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BB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved everything except how dark it was inside the restaurant—could barely read the menus!

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B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Staff was friendly, but service was just too slow. Mussels and flat bread were good. Flatiron steak was mediocre.

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S
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. There was something on the menu that was exciting for each of the four of us. The sole was fantastic as were the flatbreads. The dressing on the starter salad was superb.
Nice wine, cocktail and beer list.
We will be back.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It took a really long time for our food to come out. It was a good hour before we got our steak. Ice tea was not refilled.

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