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Côté France, Venice, FL
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Côté France

4.5
4.5
299 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 !

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Phone number

    (941) 220-7189

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Civallero

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What 299 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. c

    ctmom

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great country bistro food, wine selection was good. server was attentive, atmosphere really homey and welcoming
  2. RM

    RandyM

    Northern MI

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Venice Flordia. Chef Thomas does amazing things and an awesome chef. Had the chicken last week at the wine pairing on Wednesday and went back on Saturday night and had the chicken for the second time and it was amazing. We had the lava cake for desert. Just a lovely amazing restaurant downtown Venice and very close to the Venice theatre.
  3. F

    Foodies

    Cleveland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time with a knowledgeable server and foods with great tastes. We love the cozy environment.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. I purposely ordered French onion soup because I like it and a previous reviewer said it was the worst thing I’ve ever had. I found mine to be close to the best I’ve ever had. My single criticism is the menu wasn’t as bright as it used to be. Duck used to be on the menu per se. Fortunately it was on the specials menu. My wife and I both had the duck confit. Highly recommend.
  5. KL

    KateL

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My reservation was not honored, and we were turned away without a hint of apology.
  6. SM

    SusanM

    Naples

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very disappointed- worst French onion soup I’ve ever had. The shrimp risotto was very good as was the orange crepe. I so wanted this to work and want to come back again as downtown Venice is so walkable- will try again- but next year
  7. f

    franjo

    Tampa

    37 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    What happened??? Three previous dinners were very good. Last night we dined and it was awful. The chef's pate was dry and looked like yesterday's meatloaf. Two of us had the lamb with mashed potatoes and zucchini flan. Everything was cool temperature. The lamb was tough and flavorless. Another diner had the beef burgundy and it looked brothy and lacked flavor. Service was poor. The server did not know how to pour a bottle of wine correctly. After the tasting it should be poured for the ladies first. She neglected bringing a single glass. Coffee and dessert was not offered, we needed to request it. I regret posting this review and will let the restaurant know of our experience. We would like to see the service and food quality return to our previous meals because we have enjoyed the restaurant.
  8. KL

    KtLu

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We had a reservation for New Year's Eve. The menu was limited and unimaginative, with only three options per course, but it was acceptable. We planned on having a romantic meal before the fireworks. The reality was extremely different. Our reservation was for 8:30, and we arrived a few minutes early. We were informed that due to the late hour, certain menu options are no longer available. Hmmm... The appetizers were served before the drinks because the hurried waiter neglected to ask us about them and bring the drinks menu. The food was fairly tasty. In 45 minutes, however, we were out of the restaurant, having had three courses, a glass of wine, and the check served along with the last bite of our dessert. Even though there were still diners in the restaurant when we left, the staff had already begun preparing tables for the following day and turning off the lights. Overall, a lackluster and hurried experience. The rest of the town was bustling with celebrations, but this restaurant's personnel appeared eager to go home. The reservation system displayed slots that were even later than ours. I truly feel bad for anyone who booked it. Maybe the restaurant shouldn't have opened on New Year's Eve.
  9. JR

    JanRob

    Naples

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining here, but we will be back! The food was amazing: fresh, delicious and perfectly cooked. The staff were all very professional and helpful. There are not a lot of tables in this bistro style restaurant, so reservations are a must!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a truly exceptional meal at this out of the way gem. The food was a slice of France from the country pate to the crepes. This is a spot to seek out of anywhere in the area.
  11. z

    zero41387

    Tampa

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We have dined a few times at this restaurant. On our last visit in November we found that the quality and variety of the food had dramatically improved. We returned again last Friday and had another exceptional meal. It is now at the top of our list. Service was also good. The only negative is the interior -- which you could call quaint. However, there are lots of restaurants with great interiors, but mediocre food. We don't go back to those places. We will be back to Côté France.
  12. S

    Stirling

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was okay! But not a wow! Too much sauce, asparagus needed ends peeled very woody. No plans to return. ☹️
  13. S

    Stripera

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A sweet restaurant for an intimate dinner. Quite expensive for serving size and options.
  14. G

    Gluten

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    All the food was cold.
  15. RO

    ROCCOT

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great little find and we'll definitely return. The hot camembert was delicious as was the Chef's Planche. The Burgundy Beef needed a little salt to taste but otherwise the flavors and textures blended perfectly. The prices were good and the food even better!
  16. S

    73Seniorinsarasota

    Tampa

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good food and service.
  17. s

    sd2wtown

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The boeuf bourguigon was excellent. The baguette was fresh but would have preferred to have it warm rather than room temperature. The risotto was wonderful - asparagus, tiger shrimp, cremini mushrooms, served hot.
  18. SK

    SueK

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was wonderful. We had the Planche du Chef for two. This included veal, beef and shrimp with different sauces. We started with the pate foie gras which was delicious and ended with crème brûlée. The staff were friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our experience
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    What a wonderful dinner!
  20. DB

    DaveB

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Frankie the server was outstanding. Wonderful experience, outstanding meal.
  21. JH

    JohnH

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very surprised to find this gem in the heart of Venice, Florida. Excellent French cuisine and service! We will go back again!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice little bistro. Very friendly people. Delicious food. Had the set Thanksgiving menu and it was wonderful
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Sylvie did a fine job serving us.
  24. C

    Chef

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved,loved, loved Cote France. It has a laid back casual Bistro atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re somewhere else. The music is perfect and not too loud. Ariel, our server was warm and gracious. We were lucky that it was a quiet night with only one other table in the restaurant. We arrived late by Venice FL standards, 8pm. But we were never rushed and Ariel and the Chef afforded us plenty of time to enjoy our meal. Most restaurants would drop your entrees in your lap while you were still eating your appetizers at this time of night with only one table. Not Cote France. They have too much class for that. It was my Mom’s 80th Birthday and after the other table left, we had the place to ourselves and couldn’t have enjoyed the experience more. They served real French bread and we enjoyed all the food. Perfectly cooked Duck breast, Scallops, Grouper and great veggies. I took off one star from the food because the mashed potatoes were a bit cold. Other than that, sheer perfection and a wonderful experience!
  25. K

    Kimberly

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night with my daughter! Food was delicious and service was stellar
  26. VB

    VermontBud

    Atlanta

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and service in pleasant small town atmosphere on a lovely park in Venice, FL.
  27. RM

    RandyM

    Northern MI

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurants in Venice Florida for sure. Great little French restaurant that has a imitate, warm charm to it. It’s small and had a wonderful welcoming feel to it. Chef Tomas is creative with his fresh and locally sourced ingredients. He approaches tables and greets customers. Bailey is one of the spunky, energetic waitresses. She is outgoing and very wise for her years. She is a breath of fresh air! You won’t be disappointed in trying this hidden gem in Venice. You’ll want to go back again.
  28. l

    lawrencem

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Venice Florida! Continental cuisine prepared with delicious flavor. Highly recommended.
  29. TS

    TSY18

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are Excellent. The chef is very accessible. We have been to France and this is very authentic. A great dining experience. Top of our list in Venice!! Oh and the chocolate flourless torte is to die for!! 💗💗
  30. PS

    PaulS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food choices, good variety of wines, wonderful presentation. Friendly and helpful staff
  31. F

    Foodie

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb! Compliments to the chief and service was excellent!
  32. GC

    GregC

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Cote France, and it was simply exceptional! My wife and have spent a fair amount of time in France, and we love it…to the point we got engaged in Paris! The ambiance was delightful…they truly converted their space into a very French “feel”. The service was attentive without being overbearing, and like a true French restaurant they don’t rush, nor do they expect you to. So if you’re one who likes to get everything super fast and rushed, change your mindset before you go here. But…by all means…GO! The food was exquisite! Quintessentially French, and marvelously delicious! So good, getting back to the above comments about not rushing, that you want to linger over the meal, enjoying every bite of every unique and mouthwatering dish! As we left we briefly told the owners (a delightful couple from France) our story about spending time in France and loving it, and we told them we were SO grateful to have found their establishment because they truly brought France to us! Just a wonderful experience all around, and one we’ll now be repeating frequently!!
  33. m

    mj123

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in Venice-nice change from Italian- Like a french Bistro
  34. G

    Gdeeks

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Small but pleasant, simple decor. Corner location with plenty of windows. Upstairs & downstairs dining - ate downstairs. A very manageable and not overly expansive menu comprising French classics as well a number of unique offerings and daily specials. Appetizers: escargots & mushroom soup. Simple, traditional dishes but perfectly prepared. Entrees: Branzino w/ verge sauce & vegetables; Risotto with scallops, mushrooms & kale. Both were outstanding, perfectly cooked and seasoned. Flavors struck a perfect balance - not too subtle and delicate but nuanced and bold enough without being overwhelming. Dessert: profiterole. A generous serving of 3 profiteroles with ice cream and an excellent chocolate sauce that was just sweet enough. Couldn't help but eat it all. Overall, a wonderful fine dining experience with everything one would expect of good French cuisine. More than reasonably priced. Small but smartly curated wine list varying from moderate to expensive. Will definitely return and recommend highly.
  35. J

    Jen29mom

    Jacksonville

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend their brunch. I can’t wait to go back for dinner!
  36. G

    Gina

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent restaurant! Every dish was delicious, and the service was great as well. Can’t wait to go back.
  37. F

    Floridafoodie2106

    New England

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent bread, pate, French onion soup and escargot. Wonderful service, nice table wear although the tables for two are small and in tight quarters.
  38. TM

    TimM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was excellent. Will go back again
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Above and beyond service.
  40. S

    Snoopy1

    Cleveland

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    What a gem this restaurant is. Very quaint. We found it on Open table as we were driving from Ohio to Naples and wanted to stop for dinner in Venice and wait out the rain storm. My husband and I both had the Beef burgundy with mashed potatoes. I had a side salad which was good and the warm baguette bread was tasty. Our server was very friendly and timed our meal perfectly. The prices were very reasonable. I’m sorry we didn’t have room for dessert!

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

FAQs

Côté France is rated 4.5 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Côté France

218 Tampa Ave W, Venice, FL 34285-1729

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Civallero

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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