A Cote

4.6
2527 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 2527 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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zacharyr
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I let them know it was our anniversary ahead of time. Made us wait for more than half an hour past our reservation time while multiple open tables were available. Didn't bother to ask our preference for seating until 25 mins of waiting. Didn't bother to offer us a drink from the bar. Gave us two half-glasses of cheap champagne once seated instead of treating us like thoughtfully. Took the wind out of our night before it even started. Not returning, not recommending. Food was fine.

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vipSharonB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a frequent patronage of A Cote for years and it is still an awesome place to have food and drinks. The service was suburb and our server is training. She did a wonderful job.

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opentableawk
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food is absolutely fresh and delicious. Spices just right. Cooked perfectly. Our waitress was fantastic.

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Patriciasw
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acote is my “go to” fine dining restaurant in the dynamic city of Oakland. Nestled on college Avenue , Acote has the options of a lovely intimate patio dining area, grain wood interior, or the new outdoor East coast style sidewalk dining for those who Like to people watch while enjoying a 5 star meal. Acote’s head chef’s house made international dishes with organic ingredients make every meal a vacation, and the sommelier ensures a wonderful selection of global wine and spirits selections. The staff, led by the star Mgr Caroline, make you feel welcomed and cared for. My business associates look forward to dining here when in town.
- and my girlfriends consider this our special place for treat days .

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carolynl
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mussels were FANTASTIC!! I’ve waited a year to go back to A Cote for the mussels. I was not disappointed! Worth the wait!!

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LanikaiLisa
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding except for the mussels which are usually amazing. In the past, the server and wait staff made us feel very special. Last night staff were generally nice and helpful…just not the same super hospitality.

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Oaktown
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great to be back. Food as good as ever. Social distancing made inside less energetic, but still very nice.

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vipNoodle
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

French fries and the Romain salad were delicious. Everything else was just OK

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vipVictoria
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our evening was delightful. We walked in and were warmly greeted by the hostess, who led us to a table on the lovely back patio. From the time we arrived through the meal and to our departure, the staff were courteous and helpful. A special shout-out to our server, Malia, who was warm and yet highly professional, attentive without being intrusive, knowledgeable but not overbearing. And the food was absolutely wonderful. One of us had the pork tenderloin with stone fruit and found it delicious. The other of us had the wonderful mussels and fries. What a treat was that combo!! And the final Chocolate Mousse topped off the meal. Oh, yes, and we brought home most of the yummy olives we had ordered as a starter and didn’t really get to. We will definitely be returning!

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RodD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mussels and fries were outstanding. Mezcal cocktail was equally good, as was the wine and dessert of strawberry shortcake.

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SusannahC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Ambience, service, and oh, the food! WONDERFUL!

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JerryDog
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipmalum
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was mediocre at best. Everything was under salted and lacked flavor. Even the mussels were grainy and not fresh. This place has really gone downhill. Won’t be returning.

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MichaelS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun evening on the sidewalk pavilion, moules frites and wine. What a treat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing recommendations from the team on our meal and our sparkling wine. We had a beautiful evening!

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SamW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday party

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Kara
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience in their backyard outdoor seating with heaters! Very accommodating for our vegan and allergic friends. Delicious drinks. Food was not remarkable. Salads were unimpressive. Best dish was the mussels.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Seated in a covered ‘park let’ off the sidewalk, but nicely appointed with sun-blocking drapes and space heaters. Food was excellent as usual. Slight glitch getting our second round of drinks to the table along with our second courses but waiter removed them from the bill. All in all a fine dinner.

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vipjenk
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding as always. This is one of our favorite restaurants and we were so excited to go back there after everything. Love the variety of the menu and the creative cocktail list.

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GaryK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an extremely enjoyable evening on their back patio. The food and service was outstanding.

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DonE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations for two and were promptly seated inside. Reasonably quiet. Service was responsive throughout. Appetizers arrived quickly. Soup was beautifully presented and delicious. Pommes Frites were well seasoned and very generous (too much for two, perhaps just right for four). Flatbread (pizza) was tasty. Asked for red pepper flakes which were provided. Ordered ribeye medium rare but it arrived medium. And needed seasoning! Requested salt and, after a slight wait, a little salt and pepper was provided. Several Yelp reviews described "under seasoning" so this may be the chef's preference. But we were not alone in wanting to spice it up a bit. We shared a strawberry shortcake that was attractive and good, but not memorable. Perhaps as good as that dessert gets. Coffee was excellent.

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vipfoodluver
San Francisco
194 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A good experience at A Cote during this curious pandeemic re-opening period. Our party of 4 sat in the open back deck section, and felt comfortable with air movement and table spacing. Service was prompt and efficient - a plus when so many restaurants are struggling to find staff. Salads were good, gazpacho was excellent, and the squash spaghetti was fresh and tasty. Wine was interesting (something from Bosnia) - we didn't love it, but it's good to try something different. Overall - happy to be back at one of our favorite restaurants.

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vipEmilyC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely cocktails, excellent food with an interesting and seasonally updated menu

Love this place

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smallcat
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

There is no children’s menu or any real options for kids. This is a failure to be inclusive that would be so easy to fix.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went Friday evening. We booked through the Open Table app ( super easy), and we ordered the white gazpacho (tasty!) mussels and pome frites and the duck. The mussels were fresh and delicious, the frites with the perfect amount of salt, the duck was spectacular! Juicy and tender. For dessert, we ordered the chocolate mousse. It came with some cookies that were blah, but the mousse was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. Good atmosphere for a date night. They have heaters in the outdoor area, which is a plus. I'll come back for sure to try the other dishes.

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SophieW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I loved this place because it’s not pretentious but they do an excellent job in the kitchen, the service is great and the wine list is very unique and delicious! Very happy to find this little gem !

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IanM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here for the first time. Amazing. When a restaurant has been in business for 20 yrs, it says something. Every dish was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It had been awhile since we were there last. Hard to compare given Covid layout. Waiter was fine. So too the h0stess. We mistakenly remembered the menu and wine selections to be predominantly French. Not so today. The cuisine was more Eastern European, less nuanced and delicate than French. Doubt we’ll be back.

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Anon
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat outside, very good service, food was good if not spectacular. I'd go again, after a while --

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, a great steak and cheese plate the San Andreas I believe it was called. 10/10

Wonder experience with our server, super attentive, fun, knowledgeable, and over all nice.

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JosephJ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go there. You won’t be disappointed. From the street it doesn’t look like much, but the food, yeah.

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Natalie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great outdoor parklet set-up. Inviting and comfortable. The romaine salad was delicious, as was the lamb sausage flatbread pizza. Yum. Service was attentive and solid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the move east. Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fun to sit outside & have a Covid safe meal

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Nate
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, will certainly be back again!

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vipLarryE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a few years of inconsistent food and mediocre service, the A Cote I’ve known and LOVED is back! The food is creative and beautifully prepared served by the nicest waitstaff to be found in Oakland.

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KelvinA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tia place offered very tasty dishes with great service.

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hethur
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Wait staff was super friendly and attentive.

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vipMF22
San Francisco
340 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

43rd Anniversary Got a complimentary glass of Champagne. Lovely meal and only the 2nd dinner out since lockdown in March 2020

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LynKy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four dined at the lovely heated patio. Every dish we was interesting, presented beautifully, and delicious. Service was attentive and not overbearing. A great time was had by all. Time flew, and they had to kick us out — nicely :)

FAQs

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

A Cote is rated 4.6 stars by 2527 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.