A Cote

4.7
2538 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
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. Known for our wood oven fired mussels and pommes frites that are offered year round.

Plentiful outdoor seating and socially distanced tables provide a COVID safe environment.

Experiences

  • Indoor Dining

    Multiple dates available

    All guests 12 and older dining with us in our front dining room and covered back patio are required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test taken no more than 72 hours before the reservation date along with a matching ID. Choosing this reservation does not make a reservation for our parklet. Please book an Outdoor reservation to sit in that areas. Records that we accept:  -digital QR code -a photo of your vaccination card -your physical vaccine card -a digital record from your healthcare provider (i.e. Kaiser app medical record) Thank you for your understanding!

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
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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2538 people are saying
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vipLorriA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

À Côté serves the best and freshest mussels I have ever tasted anywhere and the accompanying frites are a must have! The wine list is multilayered and always provides a new and exciting adventure. We ended the meal with a seasonal pumpkin cheesecake. Yum!

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NoelleB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent cocktails and fantastic food!

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service was great but the food was uneven. The mussels, romaine salad and steak were delicious. The gougiere was doughy and heavy and the green risotto that came with the scallops was not good.

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vipElliotFS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Service, hospitality and food were all terrific! It was a lovely dining experience that we’re truly grateful for.

JD
vipJamieD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious smorgasbord of treats for an adult birthday celebration. I want to run back again to try the items we couldn't order. Everything was outstanding. The parklet was very pleasant.

KT
vipKayT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Interesting food, though rather small portions. Wine selections minimal but excellent choices. Outside dining like being on a picnic, metal tables and chairs without comfort or decoration; inside pretty dark. Go for the food, not the ambience.

LK
LynKy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food.
Great service.
Good vibes
Every time.

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Pepe
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an excellent experience and meal. We bought into the family style experience and shared all 3 mains and various other dishes. Every single one was excellent! Service was attentive and very helpful. The wine list is unique and also enhanced the experience. We will return soon with other friends.

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DaveB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite spot for dinner. Food and wine were excellent.

BJ
vipBigJoe
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the Happy Hour 5-7 Moules-frites special. Very generous portion of mussels and little crisp seasoned fries. Included are two glasses of white or red house wine. Our server was excellent, attentive but not too, and all staff friendly and helpful. Vax certificate requested.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Menu and ambiance. Also, so special to find a Gamay bottled Wine from Switzerland on the list.

RD
vipRobertD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing white people and innovative wines.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

good service, good food, roomy tables

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vipVictoria
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, we had a thoroughly delightful time at A Cote. We asked to be seated in the patio and, although it was initially a little chilly, the heaters placed throughout the area did their job and we were comfortable during our meal. Malia, the wonderful server we had enjoyed during out last visit, was our server again and she did not disappoint. We were particularly impressed by how knowledgeable she is about the wines and the dishes and the modes of preparation. All the staff were super attentive and kept busy, without seeming to rush around. And the food was, as expected, terrific. The Moules Frites did not disappoint in any way. And the Scallops with Polenta Verde, Golden Cauliflower, and Crispy Shallots were beyond expectations. Oh, and the wines were lovely. We will definitely make this our favorite go-to restaurant from here on in!

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MLCGerlach
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was delicious. Comfortable atmosphere. Wonderful restaurant - we've dined there many times.

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BrianL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice date night restaurant. Great food, and service. Very comfortable and romantic.

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FrankT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A cote is a friendly neighborhood style restaurant with excellent French everyday food.

It has a full bar, and the one facet that is not at least very good is that drinks are a bit pricy.

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vipKhleberVanZandt
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. Great service. Try the mussels with fries.

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CandaceS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing and treated us to a sparkling wine toast for our anniversary. We felt super safe with the Covid protocol in place at A Cote. The food was delicious and atmosphere just right for a romantic evening out. We plan on coming back for mussels and pommes frites happy hour!

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Leroy
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was the best I have had in years. A true professional. A long lost skill I had forgotten how good that could be.

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NancyF
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had been a long time since we’d eaten here. Food was very good, but we found it odd that none of the shared dishes were provided with serving utensils. Not a single one. So to share between four of us, we had to use our own utensils (including after we’d eaten with them). We also ordered a scallop dish and a side dish that was a polenta, only to find out the presentation of the scallops was on the exact same polenta. I would have expected our server to say that when we ordered both - we’d have passed on the side dish. Also, we were celebrating two birthdays out of four people, and had noted that in the reservation - no acknowledgement. Not a huge deal, but why ask then?

Food was good as always, nice outdoor patio in back, def would go back. Just for the prices (and based on prior experiences) expected a bit more polish.

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PeggyU
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic!

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viptjsk
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated outside with a big heater…so very comfortable. Waitress was friendly, and knowledgeable. We loved the flatbread, Caesar and French fries. Ok ribs. Only complaint was that serving utensils were never offered or provided for our shared dishes; and fresh plates were never offered.

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DebraH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the outside dinning area in the back of the restaurant. It was beautiful!
The settling, service and food were amazing! I had the mussels, a salad and the flatbread. The mussels are so flavorful, I don’t eat mussels anywhere else.
I love that I can describe the type of wine I like and they know just what to suggest. Thank you for another wonderful meal!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had great service from Patrick! He was amazing. Explained some of the sparkling options and meal options. We had a wonderful wedding anniversary dinner. We are definitely planning on coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The server did not acknowledge it was our anniversary, even though i indicated as such on my OT reservation. Also, dropped the check at our table with no “thank you”. Very cold and impersonal service.

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LynKy
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, every dish was amazing.
The back patio is lovely.
Service was attentive.
Nice for an overdue gathering with dear friends and a cousins’ reunion weeks ago!

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KelvinA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice set up. Loved the mussels and dessert

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Stevew
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The happy hour mussels and pomme frites are delicious and a great price. The desserts were really, really, good.

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Rootie
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I like the Mussels & Pommes Frites when I go there. Fabulous with a salad & a Scottish Ale.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great food. Perfect for date night!

ML
MarcieL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a classic and is always enjoyable! We sat on the back patio and had a delicious dinner!

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vipMsriaGF
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was very good - loved the mussels and fries! Service was friendly albeit a bit slow but we weren’t in a hurry.
I would definitely recommend for a casual dinner outx

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vipMonicaE
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistency is key here- as good as it ever was! The mussels never disappoint. Excellent desserts.

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KathyG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

This used to be one of my favorite places to eat. Sadly, I will not return. I ordered two dishes: "roast vegetables with feta" was really a mushy tomato and eggplant stew; the halibut was chewy, and rested on a bed of overcooked beans in the same tomato stew as the first dish. I don't eat tomatoes. Servers were personable and helpful.

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vipBabyg
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and delicious seasonal fare with fabulous, attentive service. Will absolutely be back!

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vipAlanInOakland
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasure to be back at A Coté. The food, as always, was fantastic for both the carnivores and the vegans in the group. Our server was very knowledgeable and knew the wine list almost by heart.

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WW00
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only suggestion is that A Cote add some lighting to the three stairs in the hallway leading to rear patio. The lighting at A Cote is "mood" low, and our eyes did not adjust well to the dark hallway. Someone could trip on those stairs, easily. Be safe: install a low light to illuminate the steps. :)

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Elsie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ingredients prepared expertly. Sat out front in their parklet, so didn't get the full ambiance, but they did more than anywhere else I've seen to make the makeshift seating area comfortable, including cushions and curtains.

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Donald
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Mediocre food, pre-mixed cocktails, poor wine list, overpriced. Service is OK.

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 2538 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.