Côté France

4.6
88 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 Thomas from Paris and our new 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 88 people are saying
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WilliamC
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Restaurant was very loud with all the snowbirds talking at a very high decibel. Wish they could install some sound absorbing material. Service very slow but too busy for small staff! Food was very good except for the very dry Beef Bourguinon. I would not recommend going on a weekend. Usually Cote France is wonderful!

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KateM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best New Year’s Eve. Very romantic. Food was delicious. Ambiance perfect! We will return for sure.

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pauliew
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. It was a special New Years menu consisting of three courses.
Each course was amazing. First time there, will be back.

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VeniceBeachVistors
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Only place we could get a reservation for New Years Eve. Didn't know it had a fixed price menu. Only had 3 choices for entree and was $89 per person. I liked my meal but my husband and son were not satisfied. We sat outside. Seating was uncomfortable. Sat on cement seat. Hard to enjoy when we were terribly uncomfortable. Th waiter was good and authentic French but will not return. Overpriced.

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sportsfan161
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tables do not space diners 6 feet apart despite the COVID regulations! My foie gras appetizer was good but it was a little too cold. Guess the food storage laws make them keep it that way, but at home I would give it an hour on the counter. The balsamic drizzle and apricot chutney were appropriate touches. My husband found the sauce in his escargots en croute overly rich and blah. Would be better without all that reduced cream and with more garlic. Our main courses were OK but not stars. We did not notice herb flavors in any of the dishes. His scallops were good but the sauce was very bland. My duck breast was cooked to medium rare perfection but my sauce was also too bland. For some reason they strewed untoasted sesame seeds all over it. Definitely added NOTHING to the flavor.

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vipJOGMan
Naples
43 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a jewel to this area. Superb food and great service.

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AnthonyT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They forgot to bring my salad, I had to ask for the salad. Unless they are used to serving the salad after the main meal. When I asked for the salad it was brought to me.
Everything was top drawer. I would recommend it without a doubt.

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PerryJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Côté France is one of our absolute goto restaurants in Venice, FL. The food is outstanding and extremely authentic coming from someone who has lived in France for almost a decade.

The menu is quite small but changes frequently and the offerings I would classify as classic French cuisine. In addition, they feature "blackboard" wine specials that are very good at a very fair price.

Côté France is one of my favorite restaurants in the Sarasota area and I wish the owners much success.

JO
vipJOGMan
Naples
43 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We go to this restaurant for delicious food - just wonderful. I cook and we enjoy my preparations but the French flair is divine!! Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing restaurant. Super traditional French food in the best way possible, just like my grandmother would make. Very haute cuisine and technique that rivals some of the best restaurants in France. If you haven’t travelled to France, or even if you have, definitely try this authentic restaurant. Honestly one of the best places I’ve eaten at, and I will continue to return.

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Deb12
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef made me an item not on the menu and presented it to me himself! It was steak tartare! I also was given a birthday dessert!

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vipJOGMan
Naples
43 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully surprised at the restaurant. The owner / server went out of his way to make our experience delightful.

We will definitely go back.!

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vipDiana
Minneapolis
163 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French bistro; love the lobster bisque

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PerryJ
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dinner at Cote France. Look forward to our next visit. Nice to have an authentic French restaurant in a town of Italian restaurants like Venice, Florida.

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gbergy
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A very good, small bistro with unique dishes. A bit pricey.

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STEPHENB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was just okay

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SheilaS
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great find! Everything from appetizers to desserts was wonderful! Can’t wait to go backb

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blue
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service outstanding ,and ambience, location, and my server/owner Thomas ,excellent service very accommodating to my dietary needs, will
return again, thank you,

Côté France
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderfull review See you again soon Thomas

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Cheese
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought that we were back in Paris! A most extraordinary and romantic dining experience with exemplary service. French onion soup, Boef Bourguignon, homemade tart, all as authentic as you would get in Paris. The wine selection was extraordinary. A “must” when you are in Venice Beach!

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vipMapleC
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very nice experience. Tried some new food , Frog Legs, and were very pleased with the dish. Prepared deliciously. Owner/ Server, Thomas, delightful and professional. Looking forward to going again and Often.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

For sometime, this restaurant has achieved a high level of service, selection and quality, in a restrained but personable manner. Very good to outstanding in every respect. The panic virus limited the number of patrons unfairly, but assured great attention to our food and environment. Definitely a doo again.

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vipMRBNPB
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to have lunch here and it did not disappoint. We each had a glass of wine with our meal, and we ate off the lighter fare part of the menu, which was just enough. If you haven’t been to Cote France you should try it.

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vipJack
Naples
56 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice country French food and well done on COVID distancing and masks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great wine, and very good customer service. Love the monthly wine paring.

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MaureenS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, excellent food. Planning to return for their wine/food pairing night.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and ambiance!

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PamB
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 50th Anniversary Dinner. The restaurant staff was exceptionally pleasant. The food was phenomenal . I had the filet, my husband had the beef bourguignon. He had french onion soup . I had veggie terrine. Just awesome. We ended with profiteroles. This is our favorite restaurant in Venice, FL.

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KT60
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary with friends. Best place we've been in quite a while.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The wine pairing was excellent. Cote France had the food and wine region pair, plus an explanation of the wine, which was excellent wine. Food was wonderful and we look forward to the next wine pairing event.

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vipMary
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

I had the pate which was delicious. My husband had the goat cheese salad which was perfectly dressed. The duck with mushroom was creamy, perfectly cooked and just plain awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation for 8:30. We we parking the car and saw them pulling in the sign and locking the door as we arrived at exactly 8:30. I doubt that we will ever go back.

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Harry
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on one of the first days they were open after the lockdown. They had a pretty diverse menu all things considered. I had lamb and it was excellent. We ate outside. It was very quiet and pleasant.

Service was attentive but not intrusive. We had a wonderful time.

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MikeS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the food. Very authentic.

JJ
vipJJLL
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are continuing to try every dish on the menu; tonight did not disappoint. The bisque was delicious and the house salad with goat cheese was exceptional. We went on to have the pork chop special as well as the vegetable special, which were both wonderful. A bottle of Cotes du Rhône, and chocolate tarts completed the evening. Another wonderful experience!

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vipRandyG
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisitely prepared food and wonderful service! We'll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We find this to be a genuine country French eating experience - the cuisine choices, the wines, the service and (for one of us) the setting. The main floor space is small (perhaps 10 tables?) but nicely spaced and not noisy (which, of course, may be due to a more elderly and sedate clientele!). Highly recommended.

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vipJJLL
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from beginning to end. The French onion soup was delicious, filet mignon was cooked to perfection, and the Coq au vin was the best we ever had. We enjoyed a bottle of Cotes du Rhône per our server’s recommendation, which paired perfectly with our meal. The flourless chocolate cake and profiteroles were a delicious ending to the meal. Excellent!

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Mike
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic French cooking met all expectations. Reasonably priced and great service. Would recommend to anyone. Good desserts, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returning customers!

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vipMikeinbed
Montreal
38 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a nice dinner. We ate in their upstairs dining room which overlooked the town of Venice.

FAQs

Côté France is rated 4.6 stars by 88 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.