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A Cote, Oakland, CA

A Cote

4.7
4.7
2617 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
À Côté is a small-plates restaurant in Oakland’s charming Rockridge district. Fresh, seasonal cocktails and a unique wine list pair with the Mediterranean menu. We are currently offering outdoor seating and limited indoor seating, with reservations highly recommended. Takeout is also available via Doordash and Caviar.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 655-6469

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Elaine Osuna

  • Private party facilities

    For details about private dining, please email acotemail@gmail.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Cross street

    Lawton

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available, and all metered spots are free after 6pm. Parking in BART parking lot is free after 3pm and is a three block walk to the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Rockridge Bart station 3 blocks north of the restaurant, AC Transit line 51 runs along College Ave. and stops across the street from the restaurant heading South.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,617 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. g

    gourmetlady

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    GIANT FAT RAT RAN UNDER MY LEGS!!!
  2. NP

    NadesanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our food choices were very good with the exception of the Ahi Tuna salad.
  3. MA

    MAC1

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    It’s been years since we ate there. Pretty good value—steak was really good, spaghetti as well, with an interesting and appealing pesto sauce. Plenty of food and corkage only $20. The ambiance reminded me of the Fillmore in the 60’s and ‘70’s—although I doubt that anyone who works there knows that.
  4. JL

    JenL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. Particularly liked the cauliflower soup, fig&pancetta pizza, fries and ribeye. Service was outstanding.
  5. NE

    NickE

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had lovely dinner in the backyard. Wine (2013 Austri -- Italian Barbera) was wonderful. The fried cow/sheep cheese in the Crispy Langherino was amazing. My wife loved the peppercorn crusted seared ahi tuna (it came on a lentil bed, which was a bit surprising, but worked). We both enjoyed the cauliflower soup, which was very smooth and a bit tangy. And the halibut entree was very flavorful and moist. We ended with an amazing light panna cotta, that came with a wonderful fruit jam, that seem natural and unsweetened. Service was great, however the place was a bit noisy. Will definitely recommend and come again.
  6. JS

    JoanS

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner and service!
  7. LY

    LYC5568

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I always have the mussels when I visit A Cote. I brought my sister, visiting CA for the treat. We also had the Halibut with couscous and a salad to share. Everything was delicious, though this time round my mussels were a bit overcooked and they forgot to toast the bread that came with it, (unless that's how they do it now). The best part still is soaking up the sauce from the mussels with your bread. It's always good to come back to this favorite neighborhood place.
  8. BF

    BillFromOakland

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Rough wine recommended from an unusual wine list. Great pines frites led to a mason of mussels that were inadequately cleaned and sandy. It was a beautiful night in the parklet. Quiet. Pleasant evening but a disappointing dinner.
  9. E

    Elvis

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old world and new world menu - great service, excellent food - outdoor patio seating is the way to go if it’s nice out - great cocktails too.
  10. MF

    MF22

    San Francisco

    353 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    353 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The flat bread and mussels are a must and they didn’t disappoint. Love the seasonal salads too. A good time was had by all
  11. a

    anniversarygirl

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoy this neighborhood restaurant
  12. GS

    GeorgeS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a perfect experience. Everything from host to cleanup was done with style, elegance and professionalism.
  13. q

    qqqq

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Salmon was bland
  14. RO

    RachelO

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food and a super cute garden patio. So glad we finally got to check this place out.
  15. CG

    CalGal11

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely weeknight dinner! A Cote is always a great spot!
  16. J

    Julie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, excellent service and fabulous wine list. Recommend 100%!
  17. SF

    SFGreek

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints! Always consistently good. This time we had a wonderful Georgian wine with our food, and it was delicious!
  18. BB

    BeverlyB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was excellent. We sat in the street-side parklet so it was a bit noisy but otherwise an excellent evening.
  19. W

    Wildpops1952

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant with very pleasant outside patio dining.
  20. IM

    IMHO

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For some reason, the menu did not appeal To me as much when reading it, but I thoroughly enjoyed eating it! The patio was a lovely space to enjoy a Covid-safe distance while sharing a meal. The service was excellent, attentive, but not pressured, especially good with the wine recommendation. We enjoyed sharing everything and would definitely return!
  21. C

    Choice

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. This is the go to restaurant for all celebrations. It’s a winning dining experience every time.
  22. SB

    SandyB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and ambiance. Would 100 and 10% come again!
  23. D

    Diablita

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely dinner on the back patio. It was nicely quiet until a noisy group of women was seated nearby.
  24. AH

    AliceH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Delicious romaine salad with blue cheese. Mains: salmon and mussels also very good. Unfortunately mussels arrived as other diner finished his salmon.Desserts were disappointing: notably pale chocolate mousse (not dark chocolate as advertised) and so-so strawberry shortcake. Coffee Luke warm and served 15 minutes before dessert served.
  25. R

    Radha

    San Francisco

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The cheese board was YUM! Mussels and pomme frites were YUM! Nice wine selection. Very kind and attentive service! A great time was had by all.
  26. e

    elisec

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Love this restaurant. Love the back tables and the lighting. Usually wait staff is very unobtrusive, which is nice.
  27. s

    silviah

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The back outdoor area is the most pleasant part of the restaurant for me!!
  28. JS

    JoanS

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another perfect dinner!
  29. A

    Arlgal

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great price!
  30. J

    Jared

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding . The waiter fought us blankets and the wine recommendation was perfect.
  31. v

    vmc427

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really excellent food prepared well and well plated with the freshest ingredients. A Cote has become a regular for our dining .
  32. G

    Garys

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been coming here for years. The service is always excellent, and the food is amazing, especially the muscles. This time I came with friends who had not been here before. We ordered all of the main courses and shared. All were excellent and my friends loved A Cote.
  33. M

    Mindy

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! Each dish was better than the next!
  34. JA

    JAdair

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience and service. We thoroughly enjoyed the double cheese plate and ate every morsel! Nice assortment. Our cheesecake dessert was tasty. Wines (I had Sangiovese): at $14 per glass, bit pricey. I had the mussels with Pernod but would have preferred the mussel sauce to be less creamy and the less strong--overall it didn't have the fresh taste one likes in seafood and the sauce overwhelmed the mussels. My companion had the pork, which was not tender and she felt the sauce was "missing something." In other words, it was not a memorable entree.
  35. NP

    NadineP

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very limited menu, though very good food.
  36. J

    Jessica

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, very tasty food and drinks. Will definitely come back to sit at the bar.
  37. PH

    PamH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, a little delay initially getting seated but after that it was superb. The food was exquisite and the ambiance lovely even seated outside with the street right next to us. They had the outdoor space nicely decorated.
  38. j

    jj5800

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A French bistro with a Mediterranean flare. Fresh and flavorful fruits and vegetables combined and imaginatively prepared. We tried tasty flatbreads and a delicious salmon entree.
  39. s

    sfeater

    San Francisco

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We sat outside in the parklet area, and I understand there is also a courtyard in the back which I'd like to check out next time. The parklet is a great option for these pandemic times, but it would have helped to have the heat lamps in full force (we did not request this so that is no fault of the restaurant). The food here never disappoints, and we managed to cover a lot of bases from the flatbread to the fries to the summer salad and an absolutely delightful pasta dish. The server checked in on us regularly, made sure we had everything we needed and didn't rush us when we continued to chat long after dinner. An all around excellent restaurant experience.
  40. HP

    HaydenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such fun wines from all over the world. Would go just for the natural wine.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

A Cote offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 655-6469.

A Cote is rated 4.7 stars by 2617 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for A Cote

5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lawton

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available, and all metered spots are free after 6pm. Parking in BART parking lot is free after 3pm and is a three block walk to the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Rockridge Bart station 3 blocks north of the restaurant, AC Transit line 51 runs along College Ave. and stops across the street from the restaurant heading South.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Elaine Osuna

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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