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Apr 20, 2009 04:07 AM

BAD dinner @ A Cote

Wow! What a fall from grace this place has had. I took someone to dinner here after not being here for about 2 years I think. It was really bad. We shared the frites which were cold. I had skirt steak which was well done and really did not have much taste. She had quail which she liked. The crowd was low keyed and the whole experience just really was flat. I may have missed the slide as I remember this place as very good and very lively. This was my second choice as Pizzaiolo was closed on SUndays. I do not think I will go back ever again.

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  1. Wow. They're open seven days, I wonder if Sunday night the "B" team is in the kitchen? Cold fries or overcooked steak should be sent back.

    We were there on Friday with a group of five and had a great meal. Excellent Manhattans, best mussels I've had anywhere, fries good enough we ordered a second batch, great skirt steak served medium-rare as ordered, nice cheese plate, fabulous wines. The place was hopping when we arrived around 10, though we only had to wait a few minutes for a table.

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      A Cote
      5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

      1. I was there late on a Friday last month and everything was good, as usual. My fish, in particular, was very nice.

        1. My husband and I were there last Monday and service and atmosphere were excellent. The server helped with timing as we were going to Leonard Cohen (as were a few other tables). The only thing I was not fond of was the butterscotch tart, too much dough not enough filling for me. But everything else was excellent from the olives to the wine to the paella. We would certainly return.

          1. I ate at the bar 2 sundays ago and had a great meal. I thought the fries were creamy and crisp. I, for one, will be back, especially when I drive back from the city on sunday evenings. This is my go to spot on the way home.