La Cote D'Or

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$30 and under
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French
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.
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Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful! Keep it up and doing the same fabulous job! :)

RJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A 50th anniversary family celebration. We set up an early reservation, were seated promptly, and received outstanding service throughout the three courses of the meal. Escargot, French onion soup and roasted goat cheese salad were especially nice appetizers. The rack of lamb as main course was cooked exactly to the preference of each diner, the mussels, as always, were delicious, as were the sautéed sea scallops. Desserts were very good, as was the wine list. As aperitif, the raspberry Kir chambord was elegant and delicious. We were very happy we chose La Côte d'Or.

AW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

My friends and I at there often. It's easy to park, the food s god, the noise level tolerable. We often celebrate each other's birthays there amd I hope we will continue to do so.

OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch was superb - everything about it and especially the quality of the food.
We have been going to La Cote D'or for years, and now more than ever before it offers great quality
for very reasonable prices. Quiet for good conversation and enjoyable. Highly recommend it.

d
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It's a quaint restaurant, the servers are great and attentive. The food was okay - it was fresh but the taste was just 'eh'. It was a nice time/dinner.

LG
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Cote D’Or never disappoints. The food is served beautifully and is always delicious. Love the three tier menu options (appetizer, entree and dessert)—one for $38 and one for $48. The “new chef-owner” has done a great job of keeping some of the old favorites on the menu and introducing some new exciting dishes. I so appreciate that he has kept the raspberries and caramel dessert. It’s my favorite and is always served with the most beautiful raspberries. I love this place!

GB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and even better food.

PD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy the food here. Lunch or dinner it is always excellent.

j
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday get together with a friend. Everything was perfect

FC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food, ambiance including low noise level. Fantastic value for excellence in all phases of dining enjoyment. Definitely recommend!

J
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Classic French food and ambiance. Escargots and the onion soup were very good. Rack of lamb and rib eye hit the spot and the profiteroles were awesome. Service was excellent. Wine list very approachable and reasonable. Always enjoy coming here when visiting family nearby. Lots of dining options in the area but if a relaxed classic French Café experience is what you’re looking for, this is the place.

NW
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, charming little nook of a place. Excellent food, service, ambiance.

G
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with terrific French food. The salads are especially wonderful (where do they get buttery Boston lettuce year-round?) and the crepes, omelettes, fish, bread and creme caramel are all stand-outs.

Q
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service. Perfect Sunday night setting for getting together with an old friend

RC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavor~Have never been disappointed. Patrons become regulars.

a
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The personal attention is so nice! Not a chain restaurant at all!
The food is excellent and always a special treat to go to La Cote D'Or

MB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We love quiche Lorraine but this chef doesn't make it according to recipes. Has he ever looked at a recipe to see that NO ham is included . . . it is ALL bacon!!!

RH
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

There was no expirience.
We were there at 21:05.
The place was closed.

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening with friends. The service was excellent and every meal delicious! The special soups were a wonderful surprise. Perfect place for a special night out!

JK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are becoming regulars for Chef Jacques' Annual Peach Dinner, it is amazing! Apple dinner coming up.

h
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended the special Peach Night dinner, and every dish was unique and delicious! The food here is great and the chef is very creative. We're looking forward to Apple Night!

DE
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable dinner in the "sun room". Service was very attentive.

MM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Cote d'Or is a beautiful little French restaurant -- a real jewell. Our dinners were delicious and the presetation of all plates was quite nice.

EI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice little French restaurant. Great food and a well thought out menu for restaurant week. Lovely date location but also saw people in street clothes. The ambiance is a bit more refined. I will definitely be coming back and highly recommend if you’re looking for very good French food.

R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice old-school French restaurant with all the classics made right. Affordable wine list was a plus.

A
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We used to go to Chef Jacque's restaurant in Great Falls and were thrilled to find him again! The food is amazing - the portions are large and the prices are fair. Can't wait for the Peach Dinner!

RS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was mediocre.

LT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for brunch during Restaurant Week. For the price, the value and quality of the food was very good. Service was excellent.

VA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, La Côte d’Or offers delicious French cuisine in a cozy atmosphere with outstanding service. We enjoyed a Restaurant Week three-course weekend brunch for $22 per person. All of us were pleased with our choices! Since we were celebrating two birthdays, they put a candle on each dessert and sang Happy Birthday to us. We look forward to returning.

MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. It's such a charming small french restaurant. The food is always excellent. And they have a weekly menu special, which makes it fairly affordable for french food too.

M
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food.

b
London
35 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

La Cote D'Or resembles a neighborhood restaurant one would find in France. Attentive service , beautifully presented plates, and a noise level that one can hear their dining companion! I like the addition of garnishes as they are always a little extra taste treat with the accompanying food.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

No children’s menu. Even for restaurant week it was $250 and nothing was overly memorable. They did make crepes for us for dessert tho which was very nice.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic

d
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Restaurant week dinner and kitchen apparently overwhelmed. Waited over an hour for entrees to come out and consequently over cooked Fish was dry

P
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Hood friends meeting at a place that has good food, wonderful service, relaxed ambiance. It is delightful

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Cote D'Or is a small, charming french restaurant that serves delicious french cuisine.

CF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Martini good and generous. Dinner very good. Liked the simi-fixed menu. Service somewhat slow, but then again it was a Sat. evening seating and a full house. Coq au vin could use a better cut of chicken. Difficult to work around a small leg bone with grace at the dinner table. Sauce tasty but a little thin. Maybe a little more reduction. Table bread and butter excellent. Desserts outstanding. Yes, I would go back.

Parking difficult...!

KJ
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've passed by this restaurant a million times but never ventured inside. It was lovely! We went for brunch. When we arrived a bit after noon on a Saturday, it was empty. By the time we left around 1:30, it was starting to fill up. Although others have complained about the service, we found it to be excellent. We thought the inclusion of small touches, such as fruit cups to accompany our meals, was really nice. The service wasn't overbearing but they were attentive and responsive. Our party had a burger, quiche, and french toast, all of which were great. The french toast was the most distinctive and came with fruit puree and fresh berries on top. The prices were very reasonable. All in all, a really great experience. This restaurant deserves to be busier than it is!

MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here multiple times and have always enjoyed our dinners. The food is consistently quite good, both in quality and quantity.

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