A Cote is a small-plates restaurant in Oakland's charming Rockridge district. Cozy tables surround large communal tables in both the main dining room ... More
A Cote is a small-plates restaurant in Oakland's charming Rockridge district. Cozy tables surround large communal tables in both the main dining room and on the sunny patio to create a festive atmosphere. Small plates reflecting the best of seasonal Mediterranean cuisine are served family-style by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Menu items are paired with a carefully chosen selection of over 40 wines by the glass as well as a highly diverse bottled wine menu. Specialty drinks featuring fresh fruits, rare botaniques and fine liqueurs are featured at the bar.
Ok, this restraunt made it to the top 100 resturant in the SF Bay area. Usually noisy, my visit very quaint and acceptable. ( Weekdays ) It can be hard to have a civilized conversation on weekends there. The food I had was uneven and under seasoned, but I could be bit picky. Although it is billed as a french tapas resturant it felt more Mediterranean(Quail with couscous and kumquats). Overall the food was quite good and the decore cozy and rustic. Must try the flat iron steak and the pomm frits. (ok, fries with mayo)
Mussels were ok, but the trout was weak and quail bland.
Pro: Good food for an establishment in Oakland.
Cozy place for dinner for two or four.
Good wine and cocktails.
Cons: Noisy on Weekends
Pricy but most tapas places are :-)
This is a very comfortable French small plates experience in the Claremont sectoin of Oakland. Great atmosphere, fantastic food, super service. Wine list and Belgian beer list is a strength. Bring a sweater or jacket as you might get taken in the very cool back outdoor section which is covered nicely with heat lamps, but still can be cool. We plan on going back again and again.
a cote is a totally charming little french restaurant in rockridge. they have an extensive belgian beer list, and yummy small plates for sharing. the french fries are excellent and come in a heaping plate that's far too much for four people to finish (or at least, we were undone when we came here). brunch is also quite tasty--i love the breakfast flatbread which is like a thin crust pizza with cheese, ham, and an egg on top. the space is quite cozy and intimate, despite the fact that there's a whole back room too (really more of a covered patio).
A cote is a great Oakland dining experience. The food and drink is wonderful and the crowd is diverse. Everyone from cool hipsters to blue blazer finance guys.
A cote servers smaller plates, not quite tappas style but smaller than a full portion. We had the Marinated Calamari, Arugula Salad, Linguini with Clams and the Crimini Mushroom Flatbread. I also enjoyed a Booker's bourbon on the rocks and a great Belgium beer called Leffe. mmmmmm. Finally for desert I had the COUPE A COTE - chocolate ice-cream with a bunch of good stuff added and Gretchen had the Nectarine Shortcake.
It was an indulgent dinner for us but not something we do that often.