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About La Cote D'Or
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.
Arlington, VA 22213
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
$30 and under
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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.
Our guests may park anywhere in the hotel lot adjacent to the restaurant. We also have street parking around the building.
East Falls Church Metro Station (Orange Line) only a 8 minute walk
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.
Private Party Contact:
Jacques Imperato: (703) 577-2751
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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La Cote D'Or Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
We were there for rex cake for the Epiphany. Alas, we didn't find the coin but did have a terrific meal (cassoulet). La Cote D'Or is a comfortable neighborhood bistro with an authentic, but not over the top menu. It's not the place for great novelty but if you want excellent cooking in a friendly atmosphere, I recommend it
An absolutely wonderful meal and experience. I had the cassoulet, an awesome winter dish. The ingredients were delicious. My wife had the trout and loved it. The service was impeccable. The menu is expansive, incredible for such an intimate restaurant. We will return!
Excellent food for the NYE special menu - got the foie gras with duck prosciutto > venison with chestnut potatoes and mushroom tart > swan meringue with hazelnut ice cream. Service was a little slow and did not provide much info on the menu. However, the sommelier was helpful in recommending a nice Cotes du Rhône wine for dinner. Venison was cooked perfectly and possibly the most tender I’ve ever had (not easy to achieve with this games my, lean meat). Nice, quaint ambience; not too noisy. Entryway is a little cramped, which was an issue when 3 parties were waiting to be seated. Overall, staff was good, very friendly, and the chef came out to say hello and wish everyone a happy NYE.
I booked a dinner reservation for New Year's Eve with some trepidation as on that night, meals and services have been rushed at other restaurants.
The service was great and unhurried, the waiter polite and knowledgeable and the menu interesting and beautifully presented. The chef even came around to make sure we were enjoying the meal.
I will certainly return and recommend it to my friends.
Menu was misleading what was posted on line and what was presented to one of three odf us was not accurate. We came for the oysters and there were none.
They change the menu a lot and that nights selection were not exactly what I wanted.
Chicken dish I had contained potatoes which were still very hard.
Bread was great
Dessert were also not a great selction for my taste on this night
As always, a dining experience that is excellent French but not fussy or outrageously expensive. Good service despite being very busy. Food to remember and appreciate. Veal chop to swoon over and salmon with crab to savor. Parking can be an issue so allow time before your must have dinner reservation.
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