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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

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

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4.2

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Good for a Date (29)
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Cozy (25)
Romantic (23)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Authentic (21)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Comfort Food (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6, 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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 (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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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 (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 31, 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 25, 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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 (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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always good. Very relaxing and tranquil. And very pleasant staff, many of whom have been with the restaurant for years which must be a testament to the way they feel about La Cote D'Or as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Lovely experience and ambiance for a Saturday brunch with family. Menu options varied and each guest enjoyed their choices. However, one guest asked for "no cheese" when placing his order and received cheese in his dish. Another requested and addition to her salad and did not receive it. The waiter indicated he had not heard the request/s and was appropriately apologetic. We will return though will be clearer with wait staff when requesting alternatives when ordering.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Classic, "ordinary" French food is a real comfort in a quiet space with excellent service. The traditional dishes are prepared just the way you want them: not with an effort to be novel, but with great care to be exactly right. The seafood crepes were stuffed with a fresh varied filling and the Boeuf Bourguignon was just right for a cold evening.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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