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La Cote D'Or

4.5
901 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

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Phone number
(703) 538-3033
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jacques Imperato
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Private party facilities
Our private dining facilities are decorated with French Provence in mind in colors of blue and yellow. Beautiful painting by Van Gogh cover the walls with comfortable booth seating. Our set menus range in price to accommodate your party and style for lunch or dinner.
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Private party contact
Jacques Imperato: (703) 577-2751
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Catering
Jacques, owner and executive chef will personally cater your affair either at your home or in an event room. From 8 to 150 people, he will prepare sit down dining or buffet.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 66
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Parking details
Our guests may park anywhere in the hotel lot adjacent to the restaurant. We also have street parking around the building.
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Public transit
East Falls Church Metro Station (Orange Line) only a 8 minute walk
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Special events & promotions
We will be celebrating Bastille day, July 14th, we will have entertainment lunch and dinner time.

Dinner time we will have a special discounted menu for $38.95 or can be order a la carte.

Dinner time we will have a caricaturist from 7.15 to 9
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 901 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Dinner with a friend. A slow night so the downchecks from other reviews about noise or slow service do not apply.

Staff very attentive, the appetizers and entrees perfectly cooked and served.

Would recommend highly

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JamesK 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had a fantastic time at the Cote D'Or! The food was excellent and the hosts and waitstaff were so attentive from start to finish. One of us went with the prix-fixe with boeuf bourguignon as the main, the other had seafood crepes. Both were fantastic. We also had an appetizer of frog legs (never had, wanted to try, probably will pass from now on) and a cheese platter. We are fairly experienced with fine cheese, and the cheese platter was incredible. They served fresh bread that was amazing as well. We shared a bottle of lovely Cote du Rhone for a nice price. My Creme Caramel was mediocre, to be honest, but my wife's mousse cake was such a great way to finish the meal. For the most part the noise level and ambiance were good--it was loud when most of the tables were full, but it tapered off. We will certainly keep it on our list of places to go for a special romantic meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great night out. Definitely save room for the Tarte Tatin!

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vc136 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

As always, we were not disappointed dining at La Côte d’Or. We decided to choose from the “ new classic”menu and were most satisfied with this decision. The potage appetizers were tasty, and the fish dishes and cassoulet were noteworthy. A bottle of Burgundy and mousse and éclairs rounded out the meal. We are looking forward to our next visit!

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vipGroucho1 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent French food, simply prepared, is the byword at this lovely restaurant. Try the celery root "coleslaw" or the perfect crepes or the Boston lettuce salad with just a hint of dressing. All of their salads and classic French menu items are the best versions. Just wonderful food. And relatively inexpensive. Unusual menu items as well as the classic standards. How many times do you see floating island on a dessert menu? This is a wonderful restaurant, with expert waiters and consistently good specials. A gem.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We were given a gift certificate for Christmas and decided to use it for a Valentine’s Day dinner. The food was very good, although it was a little slow coming out. The chef latter came out and explained that everyone came in at once. We really did not mind the delay. It just extended a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

If you can get there and order by 6:30, they gave a special pre fixed menu that looks like an amazing value!

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FCLocal (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been to La Cote d'Or numerous times and it is always excellent. Just good French food.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and I came here to celebrate his birthday. The server was attentive, friendly, and gave good suggestions when we asked him about what pre-dinner cocktails he recommended. The ambiance was lovely. The food was perfectly cooked, and the portions were generous. I cannot say enough good things about this place. We had a wonderful time.

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Nixfood (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I’ve been many times. Everything was quite good as always!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Superb food, lovely interior and service. They create a special experience.

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vipNancy (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I have been dining here for many years. Great, unique location. Food fun, and service nonintrusive.

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JamesT (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

A family birthday dinner was rewarded by excellent food and professional service during restaurant week. We had heard favorable reviews from friends, and they were justified. Our party of 5 sampled a wide range of the menu and everyone was pleased. I wish that I could make a sauce like their beef bourguignon.

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geril (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent dinner

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Food and service were excellent - given it was Restaurant Week, the value was even better. Crepes were delicious and the French bread absolutely outstanding. Easy to get to right off of I66.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Worst service ever, our reservation was at 8:30 we got our table on time but our appetizer came at 9:30. We asked to change the table they did not answer and they table we wanted nobody seat there all night. The food was ok. We had to ask for refill 10 times. Worst restaurant ever.

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vipSongbunnymama (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Went on Friday of Restaurant Week, so it was very busy. Took longer than usual for everything, and our server commented several times about how busy he was. They could’ve used another server on the floor. We weren’t in a hurry, so decided to make the best of it, although almost an hour before being served the appetizer course is served is a little ridiculous. Food was good, though perhaps a notch off their usual. The onions in my onion soup were not caramelized, and the broth tasted more like chicken stock than a hearty beef stock. My husband enjoyed the escargot, as well as his main course of butterflied rainbow trout. I had the seafood crepes-loaded with shrimp, scallops and mussels and a tasty sauce. The crepes were a little over browned and thicker than what I’d expect. We both enjoyed the dark chocolate mousse.

I would like to give special mention of the manager who went above and beyond for us, first recommending a nice bottle of wine, and then sorting out the Open Table award certificate we had been issued. It wasn’t possible for him to scan the QR code, and I hadn’t printed it out. He ended up taking my phone and either printed it or somehow entered enough info to apply the $50 to our bill. On a busy night, it would’ve been much easier not to deal with that, and it would be nice for Open Table to make the process of using awards easier both for the patron and the business. Be forewarned: you have to make a special reservation to cash in your award. You can’t just show up at a participating restaurant and expect the award to be honored.

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Libnani (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The meal was outstanding!

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Bradest (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The appetizer's and entree's were excellent. The only issue was the dessert, the ice cream was crystallized.

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HappyDiner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We were there during restaurant week. Terrific menu, wonderful food, and lovely service.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

La Cote D'or left a good impression on me. The restaurant has very good cuisine and goes really hard to emulate French style of service. I had the beef bavette which was Cooke perfectly, although after seeing the cassoluet I will have to try that next time I dine. The escargot with puff pastry on top was wonderful, as well as the French onion soup. Bread pudding was a little underwhelming, but I feel that was my fault due to taking it Togo. Definitely a spot I would highly recommend to try.

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vipEduardo (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

It was our first time at La Cote D'Or. We went with friends during the DC Area Restaurant Week, time we use to explore restaurants we haven't tried before. A nice surprise is that La Cote D'Or offered the whole menu where you can select the appetizer, main course and dessert, different from others that offer a limited option for the restaurants' week.

The food was authentic, excellent French recipes. The service was great.

The wine list covers all your potential tastes on wines.

We will repeat!

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Robert (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Food is good, but it varies. Must depend on who is doing the cooking. I had the same thing my wife had last time, Seafood Crepes, and they were just OK, unless you really, really like scallops. When my wife had them, she said they were great and my two bites of them were full of flavor and very good.

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vipShaunB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Superb, excellent, first-rate, in every respect...as usual. La Cote d'Or is truly one of the best restaurants in northern Virginia, a local gem. It has old world elegance, superb service and an always excellent menu. Which is why is has been in business for so long.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Great menu selection for restaurant week. We had the Beef Bourguignon and Bouillabaisse as main courses and the salmon salad and pate as appetizers. The Floating Island dessert was excellent, especially if you like torched caramel. La Cote D'Or ably executes comfort French food from the Burgundy region. The dishes are discrete and not overly salted like typical American fare. Would return even without the restaurant week deal.

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LadyVeronica (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Two friends and I had lunch at La Cote D'Or. We found the food -- trout sauteed with almonds (2 of us) and crab quiche -- done to perfection. I had onion soup -- the best I've ever eaten -- and the other two enjoyed the Potage Bourguignon and the beet salad as appetizers. For the main course, two of us had the trout sauteed with almonds and the third had the crab quiche. Both were done to perfection. For dessert, two of us enjoyed the delicious crepes with chocolate sauce and the third had the marvelous floating island with carmel. We also enjoyed a bottle of white Bordeaux. The service was impeccable. The ambiance and noise level were conducive to quiet conversation.

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vipaneesha99 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

The restaurant had great decor. We went for restaurant vweek. My food was good, I had seafood crepes. My friend has a pork tenderloin said it was a little dry but the seasonings and sauce was excellent. We went for Restaurant Week. The service was very good

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viphockeyfan (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

A lovely lunch with friends in an atmosphere with deliciously prepared food and quiet, classy ambiance. Always a treat to eat here.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

La Cote D'Or is a great little neighborhood restaurant serving high-quality bistro-like meals. For example, I enjoyed a large serving of delicious mussels accompanied by a paper cone (in a special wire frame holder) filled with perfectly-prepared French fries. And, my wife had a very tasty vegan dish served in a crepe made from garbanzo beans -- quite imaginative!

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Gloucestergirl (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

This was my second visit to La Cote D'Or, but many years have elapsed since the first visit. It was everything I remembered. Service was particularly outstanding. We definitely plan a return visit.

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