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A Cote

5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1552
+1 510-655-6469
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“flatbread” (16 reviews)
“mussels” (31 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Gluten Free Options
5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1552
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Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank John C
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...More

Thank cary263
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...More

Thank Thomas V
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...More

Thank jc_PCH1
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...More

Thank Andreas G
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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank John B
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....More

Thank BobKatUSA
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...More

Thank Ted J
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...More

Thank BEWatermelon
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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1552
  • 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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