18 March 2012: I met up with seven travel friends at La Cote D'Or, an excellent French restaurant in Arlington off Rte 66. My friend Louisa and I have dined here twice before.
I reserved through OpenTable.com, a web site where you can make reservations and modify (if needed) without having to call the restaurant.
La Cote D'Or serves authentic French bistro foods: French onion soup, Pâté Maison, escargot, a nice variety of salads, including Salade Niçoise; Croque Monsieur (and Madam), crepes, Moules Mariniere, Frites, and so on. A very nice selection to choose from.
Everyone ordered something different. I had the Wild Mushroom Crepes ($11.75) and a side salad. Oh my! The flavors were wonderful! Two crepes, stuffed with mushrooms in a delicious cream/cheese sauce. The flavors blended very well together and the crepes were thin.
There were specials of the day, which some in the group ordered. Fresh-made bread is served at the table.
The servers were on top of things, always keeping our glasses filled and even allowed us to have separate checks. Very professional staff.
La Cote D'Or
6876 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA 22213