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5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1552 (Lawton)
+1 510-655-6469
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Tue 17:30 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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CA
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My fiance and I decided to try this place out. We made a reservation for 6, they open at 5:30. We were able to be seated shortly after arriving at 5:45. The server was attentive and offered us water and time to look over the menus. They have seasonal offerings, but we had the lamb shank with orzo and vegetables... More 

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Thank ChristinaCali
Oakland, California
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Nice local spot with tapas style food. Good family style place with a very eclectic wine list. Most wines from Europe and eastern European countries. Very few CA wines. Nice thing about it is if you don't like something you can order another dish. Dishes change with seasons, however, a few staples, mussels, pommes frites, and croque monsieur. The flat... More 

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Thank fffjxc
Long Beach, California
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131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

A Cote is a successful Berkeley neighborhood restaurant which means that in most communities it would be vying for position as one of the tops in town. The menu is broad and all the food is well prepared. Salads and fish courses the other night were exceptionally fine and very satisfying. Service is very attentive and friendly, but for this... More 

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Thank cary263
Oakland, California
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1,381 reviews
503 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The food was OK, nothing special, but no mistakes. But what was weird was their system. The server described the process as tapas coming out of the kitchen as they are prepared and to be shared for the full table. But the menu had a group of starters and a group of main courses. And then the dishes came out.... More 

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Thank Thomas V
San Bruno, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A Côté lost it! First, had to wait nearly 20mm for our table despite booking it in a advance. Then had to wait for another 20mm for a glass of wine. Really?! Then took more than an hour to get our plates of food after talking to the "manager". Really? The owners should look after their business. It was the... More 

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Thank jc_PCH1
Berkeley, California
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307 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

My wife and I visited A Cote quite a few years ago, and our first experience there was underwhelming. We thought the food was pretty ordinary, the service rather ordinary, the prices quite high for what was offered, and the overall value was on the poor side of average. We decided to go back and give it another try. As... More 

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Thank Andreas G
San Rafael, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place is a true diamond in the ruff. Children told me about it and had one of the best meals I can ever remember. Service, atmosphere and FOOD SUPERB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank John B
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93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I dined here on Dec. 19 with a friend I had not seen in a long time. This turned out to be the perfect choice since we spent a very long time catching up and were not pressured at all to give up our table. This is despite the fact that we weren't very hungry and only had a cocktail... More 

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Thank BobKatUSA
Ottawa, Canada
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

There’s nothing quite like sitting out in the breezy patio at the back of A Cote with friends and family, after a day of hiking Oakland’s nearby woods and canyons, sharing a sequence of delightful starters and specialty plates. As the evening cools, the heaters above come on, and the unique European wine cache is opened, informed by the impressive... More 

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Thank Ted J
Ruskin, Florida
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We had a family dinner here on a Saturday night--three adults, a teenager, and a younger child. Allof the food was very good. The cheese plate with walnut bread was excellent. The eggplant Flatbread was really good, but the highlight was the lamb chops with ratatouille. The chops were miniscule, but the flavor was indescribably delicious. Possibly the best I've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisine
Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
17:30 - 00:00
Saturday
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1552
    (Lawton)
  • Public Transportation: Rockridge Bart station 3 blocks north of the restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-655-6469

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?