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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (34)
Special Occasion (30)
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Good for a Date (25)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Authentic (21)
Romantic (21)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Great for Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Casual (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Fun (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

Another outstanding meal at La Cote D"Or. Everything was very nice. We always enjoy coming there. Being retired we do not get to Falls Church that often.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

I went here with a friend (repeat visit). A lovely salad and delicious steak with a tasty peppercorn sauce. They had a nice selection of wines. Nice quiet place--good to talk and easy parking. Flawless service. I'll be back.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always reliable, delicious food, professional waitstaff ... restaurants nearly full on a Friday night so service was marginally slower than other nights but nothing about which to complain. lovely crusty bread! definitely recommended

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent food and service as always. We particulary enjoy the Wednesday specials.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a wonderful time as the food was delicious and the service was exceptional. We plan to return soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a Saturday evening dinner at La Cote d'Or Cafe which was fabulous! We loved the food, the service, the ambiance -- and will definitely go again. Soon, I hope !!

Thank you for everything, La Cote d'Or.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

An absolutely delightful Sunday brunch.Excellent food, great service in a peaceful atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went on a Saturday night and place was completely full. We've been here several times and this was the best meal ever. Got the perfect rainbow trout. Interesting menu, pleasant staff, good wine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is our neighborhood restaurant and our "go to" place for family and friends. We are never disappointed.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We met with some friends who were visiting from Delaware. They are partial to French food; so we settled on this restaurant for dinner. The food was wonderful and the service was perfect. There was a parking garage which helped, as the traffic at 6:45 pm was awful.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We like coming here to dine - service great and I just love their onion soup! Menu is very diverse and lots of choices to make! Desserts are particularly original!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We had a delicious dinner of coq au vin, trout and lamb shank last week. the service was efficient and courteous and the overall dining experience was most enjoyable.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The ambiance, service and meal were outstanding! It was a belated birthday celebration and the evening was a gift in itself.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The desserts are always wonderful. Worth the trip for them alone. Disappointed with the cheese plate. Said it was to be French cheeses, but included Spanish & non-French Brie. Portion size of cheese was great, but needed a few more grapes or apple slices.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This was our first outing to LaCoteD'Or since the new owner took over. We knew the original owners and had several special occasion family events at the restaurant. We were saddened when we learned of Ramon's death and did not know what to expect with the turnover. However, we were delighted to see that high standards and delectable food continue to dominate. We definitely will make LaCoteD'Or a special occasion place in the future.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good food, good service, warm ambience, reasonable prices. A classy meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Nice to rediscover Chef Jacques of previous owner of Mediterranee Restaurant (Great Falls). We loved visiting Mediterranee and missed it, when it was closed. It was great pleasure to dine at La Côte d'Or Café and enjoy wonderful food. Everything on menu is great and you will not go wrong. The ambience and service is just like good old Mediterranee Restaurant . Friendly and welcoming staff with visits from the chef. It is like visiting a friend for dinner.
Must visit and enjoy!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Traditonal french cusine in a cozy European atmosphere. This restaurant brings back wonderful memories of travels in France and Belgium. Definitely for clients that appreciate fine dining. Coat and tie would be appropriate, although optional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Waiter and his assistant were manner while serving us. Since we ordered a three course meals, they served us in order to each course in timely. We felt comfortable how they do serve us.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We are a group of four ladies who meet here for lunch once a month. We have never been disappointed. Its a gem!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We go often for lunch and always like it; dinner this week was superb. The great array of menu choices and the fact that so many dishes were prepared really well reminded us what a truly find restaurant Cote d'Or is.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

La Cote D'or consistently delivers on a terrific dining experience. We shared a chacuterie platter, and it was just the right amount of appetizer food. The lamb was amazing as a main course as was the scallops and risotto. Service is terrific, the presentation is what you would expect. Thank you La Cote D'or for another great dining experience!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

One of our favorite places! Waiter suggested a wine by the glass that I hadn't tried, and was kind enough to bring a taste first, which allowed me to try it, but then order something I liked better. Pea soup was wonderful - light and smooth with great taste. Scallops were delicious. Hubby liked his plentiful salad and the halibut dish. The raspberries caramel were just that -- warm raspberries, placed artistically stem-side down to fill the shallow dish, in warm caramel sauce (not creme caramel).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Always first class

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We do not get to Cote d'Or as frequently as we did before we retired. But it is still a very nice dining experience when we do get into DC. Great food, service and atmosphere

Tags: Organic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Everything was suberb, as usual. The wine special was especially good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Good food & service.We're happy.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Although a little pricy because of the small portions, the food was very good. A nice selection of wines and a kitchen that was very accommodating to my date who has a few allergies. The only drawback was the noise level...it was very loud and I found that I had to ask my date several times to repeat herself. Having said all that, I'd definitely go here again.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This was our first visit to La Cote D'Or. we happened to be in Arlington and was looking for an interesting restaurant to try.

The food was delicious! We had the sandwich of the day that had a combination of meats and additional item which gave it an interesting and unique flavor. It was very good! The other entre was Quiche Loraine with a side salad. The quiche crust was reminiscent of puff pastry and the filling was delicious with a lot of ham chunks. The only slight downfall it is was just a tad over baked. It could have be a little less brown in the top. But, that didn't detract from the quiche. The accompanying salad was plain but had a wonderful creamy and gently seasoned salad dressing. The salad was garnished with a lightly marinated carrot shavings. Our soup was a vegetable with broth soup with plenty of vegetables with a slight anise touch. Finally, the bread was fresh with a crispy crust and soft, flavorful bread.

We will definitely visit La Côte d'Or again for a lighter meal and dessert! Haven't had Floating Island in over 30 years! We would recommend it to friends also.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Good but not great. Expensive. Nice atmosphere and staff. Food either too bland or too salty. Inconsistent. Went on steak night. Some of our party of six had steak which was very chewy and sauce too rich to enjoy.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great French cuisine; creative menu; wonderful service; authentic ambience; about 10 percent overpriced; very enjoyable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food and service were excellent. I would go back there again - especially want to try dinner

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We took advantage of the Early Bird Prix Fixe menu and had the DR to ourselves for a while early on Saturday. It filled up as our meal progressed, but noise level stayed very comfortable since most tables were 2 or 4. Delicious French food, and attentive, capable service, but not pretentious. French vocal music is a nice, unobtrusive background. Their special deals are making this our "go-to" nice place when cooking at home is too much. And they are very creative in how they wrap up food you take home!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We had a wonderful lunch and look forward to returning soon. The vegetable quiche was moist and tasty as was the Angus beef burger. For dessert we shared l'assiette gourmande, which was a great finale to lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Too much garlic! I had the rainbow trout and could only eat half of my mail because of the overwhelming garlic. We heard other patrons complain about the beef stew having too much garlic.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The wine was good, the beef was terrible (tough, stringy). The service was friendly and competent. The place was quiet - only one other table occupied - but it was a late Sunday afternoon. If you go, avoid the meats.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Though I would never have guessed from the outside that looks like a diner, once we entered we found a lovely small restaurant, European cuisine that is nicely prepared. Interesting menu with different meals than the standard American fare. Presentation of the food was well done Service was excellent and they were very attentive to any requests.
Can't wait to return - there were many dishes that I want to try

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Food was not great

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a lovely Restaurant Week Brunch on a Sunday afternoon. There were quite a few options to choose from. The dining room was decorated very nicely with fresh flowers and was busy but not too loud or uncomfortable.

We had a vegetable soup and house salad, fresh bread and entrees of Quiche Lorraine with a side salad and Rainbow Trout sautéed with an almond butter sauce. All very good.

There was barely room for dessert, but we had a few bites of an apple tart and creme brûlée which were both yummy. We had fresh coffee, served in our own mini pot accompanied with a chilled pewter creamer decanter. Cute!

Service was good and we enjoyed our meal without feeling rushed. We definitely will be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

A delicious French meal adventure for what could have been pretentious. We had the Restaurant Week's Brunch menu, which is a great way to try out new dishes. Loved everything and will come back to try out more off the menu. Excellent attentive staff. Quaint and homey decor, but felt like we were at a friend's home. We were overall pleases with the experience. Definitely, make reservations during busy times.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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