La Cote D'Or

4.7
1506 reviews
$30 and under
French
This cozy French Restaurant serves only the finest and freshest ingredients each time it prepares an unforgettable meal. This charming spot is tucked away in Arlington East Falls Church. LCD - La Cote d'Or is fitting for a quiet, romantic evening or a casual weeknight meal. The new owner and previous owner of Mediterranee Restaurant, Chef Jacques Imperato, will take care of you to ensure that your dining experience is a great one.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1506 People Are Saying
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4.5
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MaryA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered from the three course meal menu and the food was absolutely delicious. The service was fantastic, just the right amount of attentiveness to allow us to talk and enjoy our meal. I plan to go back again as soon as possible.

JC
JohnC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It has a wonderful French cafe feel and ambience.

MN
vipMikeN
Washington DC
92 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was excellent Pate, escargot, bouillabaisse, beef bourguignon, lamb chops and deserts. Also, even though they were busy and short staff, service was excellent. Very warm and cozy little restaurant with a country French theme.

MH
MaryHK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've had consistently wonderful dining experiences at La Côte d’Or. On my recent visit, I had lunch with a friend. Our food was delicious, the ingredients were incredibly fresh, the seasonings were perfection, and it was beautifully presented. We sat in the sun room which was light, airy, and perfect for lunch. The staff was friendly, attentive, and very professional. Over the years, I've enjoyed lunch, brunch, dinner, and the Chef's tasting menu–each experience was perfect. I highly recommend La Côte d’Or.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service well prepared food with healthy portions. Prix Fixe menu is outstanding

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GmmG
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch here. The staff are great and food always good. We love it because the tables are spaced out so that you can have a conversation without having to worry about the noise level.

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vipPentagoncouple
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful way to celebrate wedding anniversary

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NOVA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a solid night out - which was nice after over a year of just eating at home. The 3-course menu was a great value, the food was delicious, and the service was spot on. This restaurant is always a go to for our special nights out and it didn't disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Another good meal at LCD. Comfortable setting with fine service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food did not disappoint. The three course special was an incredible value. Cocktails were the only disappointment. Next we’ll just order a bottle of wine! Decent wine list.

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sneakers
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the area and looking for some escargot. It was excellent, as was the rest of the food and service. We will definitely revisit. Peppercorn steak was flavorful and cooked perfectly. Desserts were fantastic.

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Marti
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef’s 5 course prix fixe apple dinner highlighted tome amazing French cuisine -fabulous combinations to include apples in each course. Chef gave a talk before each course which was both informative and funny. The service was spot on. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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vipGustie80
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere. The patio room is so nice. Wonderful dining experience!

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VelikaP
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The staff were wonderful - warm and attentive. The food was very heavy and a bit old-fashined for a French restaurant. Overall it was fine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Date w wife. Everything was good except the bread pudding dessert. That was lacking.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice dinner- decent house wine but wished the brand was listed.

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PeterF
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The acoustics of Côte D'Or's narrow terrace room make that room unfriendly for those of us who wear hearing aids. The glass and other surfaces in the room reflect sound very efficiently, creating a loud background babble. This constant noise makes it very difficult for hearing-impaired elders to hear their dining companions. For the young, a loud indoor babble creates "energy" that translates into increased beverage sales in bars. But for those of us who want to talk to our friends and family over a nice meal in a peaceful environment, it can ruin our dining experience. Fortunately, there is an easy remedy: Offer a "quiet seating" option for those making reservations, and seat those customers in the quiet main room.

DB
vipDetBravo
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to this wonderful little French restaurant for quite awhile because of the pandemic. It had been a family favorite before and after our experience last night it will remain so. One of our favorite servers warmly greeted us, his service was impeccable and our food was excellent. We'll be back, hopefully more often if the pandemic subsides.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening at an establishment we have enjoyed going to for years! Pleasant and friendly service and the food was wonderful!

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lovgreatfood
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous evening, it could not have been better. The French onion soup was comparable to the best we have eaten in France or other highly rated restaurants. We could have made a meal on it
The beef burgundy was also noteworthy, melted in your mouth, and rich.
We also discovered they have Fresh cod fish and chips special on Wednesdays! We can’t wait to try.
We highly recommend it. It’s in our neighborhood and so close. We don’t have to drive to DC… and it’s better!

HB
HelB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been back since the pandemic started and loved every minute. The ambiance, service and food were just as we remembered. We look forward to returning soon!

DR
DougR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great neighborhood restaurant. Consistently well executed and the best place Dover Sole around. Reasonably priced, good portions, and attentive service.

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lynnec
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch

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vipJudith
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone is doing their best during these difficult times. Friendly and attentive service, nice variety on the menu.

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Candace
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner and very helpful servers. The ambience was nice and the food was very good. The waiter matched a lovely red wine to pair with our dinner selections.

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vipatopic
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu with wide range of offerings, well-prepared dishes, pleasant atmosphere ideal for dining with friends and family

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WilliamS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant is dependably good and the service is prompt and courteous. I have gone there before and never been disappointed.

BR
vipBigRube
Washington DC
150 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They were so helpful. They saw me approaching using a walker and directed me to the side entrance, which had a ramp. They also let us sit in that section even though it was empty and didn't need to be used, so we could hear one another with ease.

My only issue is that I wish the waiter had warned me that the escargots were very salty, especially as I had said I needed to avoid salt as much as possible.

Otherwise, the food was delicious and the three of us were very happy with our meals. I especially enjoyed the floating island dessert, which I'd never had before, a large baked hunk of meringue floating in a liquid tasting of coconut, toped by carmalized sugar (think the top of a creme brulee) toped with a bit of whipped cream and blueberries.

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vipcfuller
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were there for restaurant week so there was a choice of either the $35 or $55 3 course menu. This was a mixed experience and not as good as I was expecting from a supposedly French bistro. The onion tart and the crab were both very good and the frogs legs were fine. I was disappointed in the trout which had little flavor; couldn't taste butter, lemon or garlic. The cinnamon bread pudding was just so so, but the chocolate mousse was good. We were not offered a wine list because my husband chose the special martini and I said I'd have a glass of wine: so choice was Chardonnay, pinot grigio, or sauvignon blanc, no brand choice. The place was packed. I will give it another chance in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with generous portions! We also had an excellent and attentive waiter!

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jamesk
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The floating was fabulous! The French onion soup was the best We ever had. We would come again.

M
vipMegan
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Every dish was just mediocre. Steaks were ordered rare but served medium, pasta very oily with no flavor. Staff was friendly, but service was very slow.

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1000
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall the experience was delightful. My only complaints was related to the mussels in the bouillabaisee. The taste was off and they weren't very plump. Everything else was very good.

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Innik
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for lunch (restaurant week), had a wonderful meal and plan to come back. This place has very tasty dishes, space to celebrate special occasions, have friends’ get-together and a date. We were very pleased with everything, and will be back.

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vipATHENAZ
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

nice meal, friendly staff!

D
vipDianne
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I tried it here for our Saturday lunch since it participated to the 2021 Summer Restaurant Week. It was near her workplace and it was a perfect brunch spot after we attended mass. We loved the ambiance and the food. The place was cozy and the parking was very convenient. We also loved the French food and the choices for the restaurant week's 3-course menu special. It was not that pricey too. We had a great experience and I hope we can come back.

NN
NormallyNotCritical
Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was disappointed in my dinner. The lamb was cooked to medium-well and requested medium rare. The profiteroles were over baked.

VS
VeronicaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food an ambience! I would definitely eat here again

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vipBonnie
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can always count on this restaurant to provide the best food & service!!! I had the floating island for dessert & almost licked the bowl (but didn't). Be sure to try this little slice of France right off Rt.66 :-)

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Cote D'Or using the Order Online button. La Cote D'Or also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 538-3033.

La Cote D'Or is rated 4.7 stars by 1506 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.