La Cote D'Or

4.7
1416 Reviews
$30 and under
French
This cozy French Restaurant serves only the finest and freshest ingredients each time it prepares an unforgettable meal. A charming spot tucked away in Arlington East Falls Church will not disappoint you. French dining which is not pretentious or expensive, La Cote d"Or works for a quiet romantic evening or a casual week night meal. New owner Jacques Imperato, previous owner of Mediterranee Restaurant, will take care to ensure that your dining experience is a good one.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1416 people are saying
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4.8
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ChristerB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Cote D'Or is always a good experience. The food is good and well worth the price, the staff is always very pleasant and overall it is a great place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipSunny305
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Call ahead if you want to know their menu options As their website is not accurate. We went 2 days before Valentines on a Friday evening.
After checking online to see their specials and finding none, we were surprised that the only menu available was a prix fixed menu of $54 per person for Valentines weekend. We decided not to do that mainly because we were not hungry enough for all that food and were not going to be home to enjoy leftovers. Our past experiences have always been great food and service and we will be back ( it will call ahead).

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Annie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A limited menu for Valentine’s Day but the selections available were very appealing. Together we had salad with mushroom en croute, rack of lamb, shrimp, a pear dessert and a white chocolate mousse with pistachio cream sauce. Outstanding. We will return regularly. We also purchased special cloth napkins to help out with a little Covid relief.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my girlfriend went for restaurant week last week and it was amazing. The French onion soup was perfect and the waiter was super friendly. Would recommend to anyone, lemon tart and French onion soup were spectacular.

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SusanD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have heard good reviews of this restaurant for years. Tried during restaurant week. Food was more than plentiful and very, very good. Cute place with indoor patio, where we sat. Service was very good. Highly recommend.

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Norah
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to the La Cote D'Or with my teenagers to share one of my old good memories. Their father and I had a romantic dinner at this restaurant about 20 years ago. My teenagers were impressed by its delicate taste and professional services that the restaurant could offered. Our choices were Escargots, Frog Legs, Belgium Endive Salad, Rainbow Trout with Crab meat stuffing, Rack of Lamb (medium-rare), Bouillabaisse, Cream Caramel, and Apple Almond Tarte. Each one of dishes was perfect. Passed forward a legacy to next generation, and hope this restaurant will continue running business.

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VernieN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this place. It’s worth the drive from southwest DC for my friends and I. Tasty and a value. New server on my recent visit. Well trained and attentive. They deserve a big tip.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, wine, service, and ambiance. Will definitely be returning.

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DCfoodie12
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. I felt like I had been transported back to France. The food was authentically French and delicious! I’ll be back tomorrow!

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vipSigma60
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch during Restaurant Week. Excellent Value as they let you order app, entree, and dessert from regular menu. Salad was tasty, seafood crepes were delicious, and floating island dessert fun to try (tartly available except in French restaurant s). Cute cafe ambiance, friendly staff, unexpectedly good, authentic French fare. A great discovery — iI will be back!

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AlfonsaC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My French husband approves this restaurant! Truly a gem!

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LorraineC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food selection and preparation were excellent, service was very good
We will definitely return

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LaurenP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing in all aspects. The food and the service were awesome. Between my friend and I, we got the escargots, smoked salmon salad, salmon en croute and the veal. All were very very tasty. The bread pudding was a bit bland but we did take it to go.

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DavidS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been wanting to try this little bistro in East Falls Church for a while and finally had an opportunity to do so. It was outstanding. Small, cozy provincial atmosphere, tremendous value, and the food was excellent. In particular, the beef burgundy was exceptional, it just melted in your mouth exactly as it's supposed to. Some great green beans, too. Really fun, relaxed evening, I highly recommend it.

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TomB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A classic. Perfect French food and drink. Pleasant atmosphere.

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Faith555
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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skp01
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Only had pre fixe menu when we went so that was a bit of a disappointment as the menu selections were sparse. However, what we had in appetizers, especially the escargot, was excellent. Main courses were very good for three out of four dishes, which was a bit disappointing since we expect at this price level that all dishes are excellent. And, dessert (only two options) were both not worth it. So, overall, somewhat inconsistent on food quality. Service was very good and attentive. But, at this price level, there are simply more satisfying restaurants.

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LadyTravelBug
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seafood crepe was good. And the warm bread with butter was perfect. The service was excellent.

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Winners
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, excellent service, friendly, fun evening.

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MichaelA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot believe we waited so long before we went to La Cote D'Or! We made reservations for the Thanksgiving Day pre-fixe service and were blown away by the food and the hospitality. Everything from the drinks to the dessert was outstanding. We definitely will return very soon!

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BrentB
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and quite nature of La Cote D'or keeps it at the top of our date night list. Food is always good. Tons of choices. A 3-course menu that makes it a good value also.

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Toddl
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It's a great experience that is very affordable prefix and had a trout was extremely fresh and tasty and fresh vegetables and a good apple tart I expect to be coming back soon

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CharlesRT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good menu, adequate social distancing. Good service. Excellent food preparation -schnitzel and trout dinners.

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Tomatobob
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French food. Smooth, friendly service. Nice visit from the chef. Good social distancing. The couscous was superb.

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Rick
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The French cuisine was authentic and had great flavor. Some of the cuts of meat could have been of higher quality but for the price point was a good value. The service was outstanding. Great experience, we will likely come again to try more of the menu.

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DouglasT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice setting, very good service, excellent food, and a great dessert.

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SueL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was truly authentic French. I was impressed that 'Il flottante' was available; and it was just as I remember the dessert as made in France. My guests who ordered the Steak bavette with peppercorn sauce agreed it was one of the best beef dishes they have tasted. We are looking forward to future visits.

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vipFlashattack
Washington DC
245 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a dependable neighborhood restaurant for a very good dinner or lunch. You won't be disappointed!

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Bigwil
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was quiet, the staff was very attentive, and the food was amazing. Great experience overall

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vipFrederickZ
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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EffieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we miss the previous look; we are so pleased that they are safely open and are providing excellent food and service again. We love that we can walk to one of our favorite restaurants and feel welcome.

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EhsanE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

It has the potential to be an awesome spot, but it needs major improvements in their design, ambience, and menu.

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Bitten
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was as always a great pleasure dining at La Cote d’Or! Fabulous food and good service.

They are doing an excellent job with separations in the Dining area during the pandemic, although some flowers on the tables would improve the ambiance

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vipBobBurgess
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The fish soup was too salty for my taste and the bavette, ordered medium rare was well done.
I have been here many times before covid and enjoyed it very much.
Perhaps there was a different person in the kitchen.

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RickJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On my wife’s birthday, for our first meal in a restaurant since the pandemic began in March, we returned to La Côte d’Or French restaurant in Falls Church. The food and service was even better than we had remembered from several visits before, and the staff was careful to ensure sanitary socially-distanced dining conditions. We ordered off the $45 three-course prix fixé menu, and every course was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and welcoming staff. Relaxing brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Traditional French. Very pleasant! Great for dates!
Music ambience is soothing and low.

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NicoV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and the staff very helpful and attentive. Main course did not wait for us to finish our starter. There was a nice little wait so you could enjoy your drink and chat a little.

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Joyce
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great value and good service. Able to sit on the porch with windows open as well as plexiglass dividers between the tables. Felt safe and enjoyed the evening.

FAQs

La Cote D'Or offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 538-3033.

La Cote D'Or is rated 4.7 stars by 1416 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.