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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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Long Beach, California
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131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Oakland, California
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782 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
1 of 5 bubbles 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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Berkeley, California
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297 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Ottawa, Canada
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Ruskin, Florida
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Berkeley, CA
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and eat here all the time - I just got around to writing. A review. Anniversaries. New Year's Eve. Birthdays. Whenever we can get a babysitter last-minute. Our favorite restaurant in the Bay Area - and certainly in Oakland. Start with a recommended cheese plate, try a beer/wine/cocktail that you've never heard of before, and take the journey.

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Bardolino, Italy
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224 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

It was very noisy due to a birthday party but it can happen any where. Service was slow and the watress forgot a lot of things, like water, bread, etc. You could tell from these details that they did not like their job. Food was ok, not bad, but the check was beyond imagination. They have a long way to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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?