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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.

6876 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA 22213
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
Route 66

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 538-3033

Website:
https://www.lacotedorarlington.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Our guests may park anywhere in the hotel lot adjacent to the restaurant. We also have street parking around the building.

Public Transit:
East Falls Church Metro Station (Orange Line) only a 8 minute walk

Executive Chef:
Jacques Imperato

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

Additional:
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

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4.5

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4.5

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96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (45)
Good for a Date (39)
Special Occasion (39)
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Quiet Conversation (30)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Cozy (29)
Romantic (28)
Authentic (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Great for Lunch (21)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Great for Brunch (8)
Healthy (8)
Good for Groups (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Casual (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Organic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Authentic, Healthy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent dinner

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 (Washington DC)·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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 (Pittsburgh)·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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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The meal was outstanding!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·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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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent French food. Creative menu and delicious food. Has great dinner deals during the week. Well worth it. Service can be a bit slow but overall great experience

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Was cozy on a wintery day. Good food and service. A bit too much noise.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I went for New Year's Eve. The fixed fare menu choices were appealing, the food was delicious and the service was superb. This place is a great special occasion choice because it's a little pricey but worth the money if you want to impress.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food and service really stood out at this restaurant! The pace of the courses was perfect for enjoying the meal and not feeling rushed. We would come back again for a special occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

What wasn’t to like? This charming restaurant has friendly and knowledgeable staff, mixes great drinks, a sizable wine list, and beautifully presents outstanding French dishes. If you haven’t been, you have to go!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Nice throwback French restaurant but food not worth the price.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We been there numerous time,this time was not a good service,my daughter did not like the dessert,we gat charge,not even a word of sorry from the waitress

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