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La Cote D'Or

4.6
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1386 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1386 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFrederickZ
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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EffieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
2 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
22 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
1 review
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.

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RcTootles
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have followed Chef from Great Falls to Falls Church. His meals are delicious and always has something new I want to try. He has set his menu so you can enjoy what he has to offer either "A la Carte" or in combined prix fix meals that are very affordable. So whether you just want to enjoy a bite or a full meal it is wonderful. I would definitely recommend to all my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I wanted to enjoy an evening out together. We have also enjoyed La Cote D’Or. The menu was great, service excellent and environment safe and comfortable during the pandemic.

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vipWesty
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good solid French mainly traditional food. They do a really good job. Plastic dividers between tables which is nice

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food at a reasonable price - service was excellent.

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AvaD
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the portions generous ( not like in a France) ;)
However I missed the white tablecloths which was understandable due to the COVID

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had really good food and an amazing service today. I went to the restaurant during Restaurant week so the value of my meal was amazing though I think even during normal times it is worth a try.

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VernieN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful intimate setting. Looking forward to my next visit.

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pugasarous
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for brunch during restaurant week. The food was delicious and the portion sizes were very good. The cappuccino that I had was very tasty with a cinnamon garnish. The floating island dessert I had was very tasty but not quite like a traditional gloating island dessert.

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CullenH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary. The food was delicious!

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Rjex
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week and it was a fabulous lunch that brought back memories of France. Delicious and interesting.

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BrittanyW
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Server was amazing. Will be back for the seafood crepe again.

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Sweep
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time I have been there in a long time. The menu is a mix of traditional bistro food and atypical items. Very attentive service. The remodel of the restaurant to help with social distancing has been well done.

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MaryH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went for Restaurant Week but looks like they have prix fixed dinners on the regular menu. It was a small dining area so difficult to have a private conversation.

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HenryH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selections from prix fixe menu. Service was timely and friendly. Food was presented in an attractive manner and tasted marvelous.

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nanciv
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been dining here for years and love it. They closed to renovate due to COVID and recently reopened with plexiglass between the spaced out tables, new ventilation, masks and gloves on servers, but still great food. We miss the tablecloths and more elegant ambiance, but we will be going back for Restaurant Week this week.

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deed
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have made this place so safe with the virus....no table cloths....all wear gloves and masks.....
I will make this one of my safest places

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The food was OK, but did not have an authentic feel. The environment would have received higher marks but there was an extremely loud woman with very offensive views that the staff did not manage. She ruined everyone’s experience in the restaurant that evening.

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vipLizG
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this scary pandemic it was great To go to our favorite neighborhood restaurant for dinner. They are limiting the number of people eating in so they can keep safe distances between tables. Plus, they are offering their full menu for carry out. The Weds night “mussel night@ was as good as ever! Support this fab restaurant however you can!

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viptingold
Washington DC
138 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nine family members met for Sunday brunch to celebrate a birthday; all were pleased. The menu offers both multiple lunch and breakfast items; everything was very good: mimosas, bloody Marys, rainbow trout, omelette, eggs Benedict, mussels, deviled eggs, Caesar salad with anchovy dressing (!), et al. With current conditions, we were seated well separated from other tables but service was excellent. La Cote D'Or has been here for several years and this most recent visit explains it well-deserved life!

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Robert
Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We previously dined at the Cote d'Or, and were not disappointed during this return visit. They even threw in a free birthday dessert.

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artandlunch
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate my birthday.

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vipDuckSoup11
Washington DC
161 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at La Cote d'Or as often as possible, and last night we had a takeout dinner from there (because of the pandemic). It was beautifully prepared and packaged, and everything was delicious. Jacques and his crew do superb work. Of course we would rather be able to sit in the charming restaurant and be helped by the excellent wait staff, but we enjoyed the trout and salmon dishes in our own dining room this time. We're hoping that others will support La Cote d'Or during the stay-at-home period by placing orders for delivery or pickup. We want this lovely place to be around after the pandemic is over.

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JoeR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Serving size was generous and the food was excellent.

Staff was very attendant.

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Ella
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the ambience delightful.

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eatNrun
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal with a friend, the food was delicious.

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vipFoodie123
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful quiche. Very nice neighborhood restaurant. Staff is excellent.

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vipJustineF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for a relative’s 85th birthday. The service and food are top notch. The sunroom is quiet and bright.

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vipJohnS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and experience. A hidden gem. Do not hesitate to go.

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julieb
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice as always. Pecan crusted trout was sublime.

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vipAnneS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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 4.6 stars by 1386 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.