Côté France

4.7
149 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Thank you for choosing us.
We are proud to bring you a little slice of France here to Venice.
Owner the head chef Thomas Civallero from Lyon , they will take you on gastronomic « Tour de France ».
Try some favorite like the Noix de Saint Jacques or the popular and delicious authentic Boeuf Bourguignon.
Thank all our loyal regular and repeat customers that have been with us since opening in 2016, as well as welcome our new guest !

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 149 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing and kind and very attentive. Best French food we have ever had in the US. Very quaint and enjoyable ambiance. Chefs are magnificent. And extremely reasonable price. Many gluten-free options available and willing to work with food allergies. Duck was delicious and Flourless chocolate cake melted in your mouth! Definitely will return!

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JackieB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

They were very busy and we had to ask for menu's and to order wine before dinner.
Food was very good and nice presentation.

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vipmbm52
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb French restaurant with terrific service. Delightful in every respect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious and the server was outstanding. We will be going back and highly recommend this restaurant. Wonderful dining experience.

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vipLark131
Orlando
34 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Côté France and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We started with glasses of French sparkling wine with their delicious Côté France plate as an appetizer. For entrees, we ordered Coq au Vin and Plance of the Chef which were both beautifully prepared. For dessert, we shared a piece of the flourless chocolate cake. The service is friendly and efficient, and the ambiance is cozy and comfortable. And, free parking is available right across the street which makes it very convenient. Please note that they will be closed for the month of August '21 for vacation.

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KevinW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed all the food. The two guys did everything and it was a good experience. Both were polite chatted some and always moving to cook or keep customers happy. The options were very good, and many seafood and a few beef items this day. Onion soup, and escargot, were excellent. The fish and beef we excellent. The sweet potato was very pureed and sweet and I enjoyed it too. Many wines available, and dessert was delicious too. Overall a great experience with the only downside being a bit cozy with others dining too. We will return when in the area.

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CHERYLC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Frenchman Tomas was very attentive and made good recommendations. The seafood was very fresh (snapper and scallops), however, they came up short on the sauces. I had the duck breast and while the skin was not crisped, it was cooked medium as requested and was flavorful. We will give them another try!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are exceptional. We are new to the area and have been there twice in five days.

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vipLark131
Orlando
35 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were so happy to have discovered Côté France on OpenTable. What a treat! First, the restaurant is very small and is located in a historic building in downtown Venice, FL. We were warmly welcomed at the door and escorted to a fabulous table in the corner overlooking the quaint streets of Venice. Our server was friendly and efficient, and, my only wish is that he would have explained menu and specials in more detail rather than just reading them off the chalk board. We selected the French meat and cheese board as an appetizer and it was fabulous. The selections were perfect and the presentation was exquisite. Our various entrées were all delicious and beautifully prepared. The champagne and wines were delicious. We selected crêpes for dessert. I ordered the lemon and sugar crêpe and it was perfect but, the crêpe Suzettes were just okay. The presentation underwhelming for a flambé and alcohol did not burn off properly. Oh well, not a deal breaker! And, the French press coffee‘s were perfect as well. We will return soon!

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viplvfd
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Wonderful chef
Cheese course not to be missed
Will definitely be back

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vipKarenL
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Small place with only one waiter. Service left a lot to be desired. We had to hunt down the waiter for the check after waiting 20 minutes after we were done eating.

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vipVermontBud
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this small French bistro with authentic and delicious food and good service.

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vipKatieG
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Food was delicious. The only critique I can make is that it was not served hot enough and they don’t list vintages on the wine list. Would have loved more extensive French wine and champagne options.

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LoriF
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were expecting amazing food based on the reviews and although my husband and I thought that the food was good , it was nothing special. It was Mother’s Day and after people were vaccinated, I’m sure they were happy to get out and that the restaurant was a lot fuller than usual. We will be back though to see if the quality of the meals improve

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JohnR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great the service was a little slow but that was to be expected on Mothers Day.

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MikeE
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had wonderful cobia, cooked perfectly with a nice balance of flavors. Sat outside on the cement tables on provided cushions. Will return soon.

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vipAllisonC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went for Mother’s Day brunch. The food was very good, the service was a little slow but fine as we weren’t in a rush. Had a nice time.

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vipErnest
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time with friends at dinner. There a mistake with the order and the chef was very generous and gave us a bottle of wine as well as quickly correcting the order. Wonderful service and ambiance.

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vipVermontBud
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French cuisine served in small quiet bistro setting with great service. Chef Thomas is from Lyon France and upholds the best traditions of classic French cooking. His pate campagne was the best I've had outside of France and the fish special was amazing.

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BarbaraS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had an excellent meal - fish special and filet mignon were both great.

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vipRandyM
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the rib eye and it was amazing. Our favorite restaurant in Venice for sure. The lava cake is amazing.

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caterina
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat upstairs. Whew it was hot. Food was ok. We were here one year ago. It was better then. Onion soup was chewy. Coq au vin was good. Beef bourgenone was tender.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the service and the food at this little corner restaurant.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic specials, great wine and a beautiful evening. We even signed up for their wine tasting dinner for May. Can’t wait!

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vipRichardB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and nicely priced. Friendly and casual

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vipWine4Dinner
Chicago
200 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner, starting with their French onion soup. We both ordered beef entrées. They were well prepared, but for us, after the soup, were too much to finish. The suggested wine 🍷pairing, a 2016 Haut Medoc, was excellent!

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vipDougL
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent little restaurant with great food and superb service.
A good find....

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vipHadrian
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Come here regularly. Food is consistently very good. Fresh bread is great.

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ThomasL
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Perfect place for Sunday brunch sitting outside. Great menu with French and American favorites. Good quality and very reasonable prices. Highly recommend. Other menus for lunch and dinner look great too+

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vipCarolE
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food and beverage were cold

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vipMichaelK
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food
Thomas was the perfect waiter
They always have interesting wines on the Chalkboard

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vipmustang
San Diego
57 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kind and talented chef was gracious in letting us order coq au vin and boeuf bourguignon for brunch. It was deeply flavored and traditional, as you would hope coming from a man from Lyon. Good service, accommodating our strange desire for French fries. Wines also good. Would return and recommend for normal brunch and coffee specialties, which we saw being consumed around us.

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vipThomasS
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Food was very good and there was a nice wine selection.

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vipLarry2225
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our party of three enjoyed a lovely sunset during our outdoor dinner. The service was exceptional despite one waiter covering all the outdoor tables. And each of us found their food to be really good. Very tasty and well-prepared. Two of us had the filet as poivre and one the scallops. The wine list was relatively short, but we found a lovely bottle and enjoyed it immensely. We highly recommend trying this restaurant. It was quite satisfying and reasonably priced.

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vipMapleC
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience before our theatre that night. We have eaten there several times and always come away with a great experience. We will continue to dine there.

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vipJOGMan
Naples
52 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After the fifth luncheon I must say Tho’mas has a wonderful restaurant. We had four other friends with us and they raved about the food and value.

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Mlpet
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed lunch at Cote France with a friend. Even ordered dessert, which I normally don’t do!

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josephm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent wines. Personable, attentive service . What more can you ask for ?

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JimD
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with excellent service although we waited forever to get the bill. Would go again.

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vipRandyM
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely small restaurant with small menu but fantastic food. The lamb is always fantastic. I had the beef this time and it was amazing and very tender. The desert are always great. You can smell the lava cakes when they are being made. Great little French Resturant.

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Côté France is rated 4.7 stars by 149 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.