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A Cote, Oakland, CA

A Cote

4.7
4.7
2596 Reviews
$30 and under
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

7:00 PM


Booked 33 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 2,596 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. e

    elisec

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    JoanS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another perfect dinner!
  3. A

    Arlgal

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great price!
  4. 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.
  5. 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 .
  6. 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.
  7. M

    Mindy

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! Each dish was better than the next!
  8. 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.
  9. NP

    NadineP

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very limited menu, though very good food.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. s

    sfeater

    San Francisco

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 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.
  14. 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.
  15. JS

    JoanS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was perfect in every way!
  16. KM

    KimberlyMayacamas

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food is very creative and delicious. Good wine selection. The service was excellent. My only problem was that we had reserved outdoor seating thinking that we would sit in their back patio, which is quite pleasant. We didn’t want to sit inside because of COVID surge. There is a parklet in front that is not appealing to me as there is a lot of street noise and people walking past on sidewalk. The solution was to sit at this corner table next to an open window. Not exactly what we wanted to do but it worked. Waiters do not wear masks!
  17. e

    elfie

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love A Cote! The food is always delicious and creative! The mussels are the best and all the seasonal choices are wonderful! The service is consistently terrific and friendly!
  18. CL

    CindyL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and very attentive service. The special pasta was excellent.
  19. JV

    JoyV

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have not been here for several years but the food and service are still outstanding. Had the fried squash blossoms and ceviche for starters then vegetarian pasta and pork loin for mains. All we’re excellent. The waitress provided us with the right recommendations for wine.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soooo good. I loved the shared plates dining experience. Service and food were amazing.
  21. LK

    LynKy

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each dish was imaginative, presented beautifully, and delicious. EXcellent service too.
  22. CN

    ChelseaN

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a lovely time. Our server was super friendly and flawlessly conducted our meal. Food was so yummy. The only thing I have to say is our table was a little cold, far away from the heater.
  23. MF

    MF22

    San Francisco

    351 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    351 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Burrata and tomatoes were so en point Mussels and Frite perfect. Flatbread different every time we come and always a crowd pleaser
  24. MR

    MoReen

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Wonderful night. Great service. Love going there!
  25. ST

    ShawnT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best meals and desserts I've had in a very long time. The only problem I had, and this is a problem all in the bay area, is that dogs are allowed on patios. This dog shook and its fur flew all over. That was disgusting. Outside of this, everything was perfect
  26. CM

    ChrisMc

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We haven't been to A Cote since Covid, and it was a lovely, calming experience. We ate in the back garden. Great service by all. We are students of a good Manhattan, and theirs was PERFECT. Our food choices were fish-centric: first, the ceviche with avocado crema and crispy very thinly sliced baguette, followed by the mussels and glass of wine combo. We left satisfied in every way. And a good value.
  27. O

    Oaktown

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always reliably great food and service
  28. SC

    SusannahC

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. It has become a birthday tradition. The food, the service, the ambience, it's just fantastic!
  29. d

    drew

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delight. Great food. Calm relaxing ambience. Indoor, outdoor and street seating available.
  30. C

    Cecy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice wine by the glass and leisurely service. Back area was a little chilly in the evening.
  31. J

    Jacque

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous dinner with excellent service!!
  32. JJ

    JeffJ

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Soup, summer salad, and salmon were outstanding. Service was great with the server gladly making suggestions. I’ve now been there four times and each time has been very good will definitely return.
  33. D

    Dean

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Quality of food has declined.
  34. J

    Joeyooh

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Thanks for a lovely dinner and attentive service.
  35. SD

    SigridD

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a great experience, will come back soon. I love the backyard patio.
  36. F

    Feli

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a parklet table which was great. It was a warm night and inside dining would have been a bit stuff, I suspect.
  37. c

    chriscomp710

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been wanting to come here for years and finally made it. Taking my family out for a birthday dinner and the whole experience was perfection.there was not one bad thing on the menu. Great sangria and our server Malia was wonderful. I’ve already made another reservation for the next week.
  38. JC

    JCD333

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a pleasure being here! The food and drinks are top notch! So grateful for this gem!
  39. D

    Dolly

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We made reservations on line and in the comment section wrote that it was for a 75th birthday. When we got there, a Tuesday eve, before being seated, we asked the host if he knew that we were celebrating a birthday. He said of course he knew. We had a lovely dinner, and left without even a Happy Birthday said from our hostess. How sad- the cheapest things in life are free and they missed on this one!.
  40. SD

    SigridD

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food, friendly service, nice setting on the patio in the back. We’ll come again!

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 2596 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 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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