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Cafe Colline, Arlington, VA

Cafe Colline

4.8
4.8
421 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Lunch served from 12:00 pm Tuesday through Friday. Reservations not required.
Outside seating available.

From the culinary team that brought you Chez Billy Sud & Parc de Ville, comes a new cafe in the heart of Arlington, VA.
Featuring regional French inspired cuisine by chef Brendan L’Etoile, Cafe Colline is the perfect place for leisurely lunches, first dates, or just a wonderful evening of delicious food and drinks.
Now with our curbside takeaway service, you can enjoy Paris without stepping on a plane

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 567-6615

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brendan L’Etoile

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Parking details

    Ample Front and Back Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 421 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    French

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as always. Delicious food. And attentive, pleasant staff. Always enjoy this place
  2. CW

    ChristyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience. Beautiful interior, kind and helpful waiter, outstanding food.
  3. EL

    ELMiller

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely dinner, as always. Service was superb.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal at La Colline. We were greeted by the cheerful hostess. Our server was so pleasant. Had drinks and wine. All quite good. We could easily chat, but there is a definite level of conversations filling the air. Our meals were perfect. We shared a Pots de Creme for dessert. We really had a good evening there!!
  5. B

    Brooks

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Looks like regular store front. Lovely Bistro inside. Exactly what a small a French Bistro should be. Softshell cab sandwich was delicious.
  6. KT

    KTVA

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is delicious and so is the service! Definitely a nice place to bring friends along.
  7. D

    Diane

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate on the black patio in very comfortable weather. The food was superlative. I thoroughly enjoyed my escargot, duck confit, and vanilla and caramel rice pudding. All four of us relished our varied choices. I can also recommend their yellow fin tuna which I had on a previous visit.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    So Salty!!! I returned every single dish because of the amount of salt the chef put in. They are confusing seasoning with salt. The food is inedible and the waitress was a complete space cadet. Wasn’t genuine in listening to my complaint and just offered sorry. No manager on sight to speak with patrons. The waitress proceeded to add automatic 20% gratuity on the ENTIRE bill before deducting the returned dishes. What a sneaky, conniving person. She needs more hospitality training and was completely entitled. I feel sorry for the patrons in the neighborhood because eating here is detrimental to their health
  9. a

    arlingtonfoodie

    Washington DC

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    As always, the food was outstanding, and the service was up there with the best fine dining restaurants. The only drawback is the noise. With every table—and the bar, sadly—filled—it was very difficult to converse. We will try to find less popular times in future.
  10. JG

    JohnG

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always an excellent meal, and service at Cafe Colline's; we have dined here for brunch and dinner, numeroua times.
  11. JM

    JMKtravelsalot

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was finally able to book a table and we were so impressed. Loved the ambiance and it feels like a true Persian cafe. Service was timely and attentive. Food was really good and good portion sizes for the price. Of note, In true European style gratuity is included in the check balance. Only complaint is they charge 20% on the total cost of a bottle of wine which should not be done…so don’t go high price point for wine. We will definitely return.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    As always, the food was great and service outstanding. The only real complaint, which management should work on, is servers stop by the table and remove a diner’s plate before everyone else at the table is done eating. That is poorly American and should not take place in a sit-down restaurant. Courtesy dictates that servers not remove anyone’s plate until everyone at the table has concluded their plates.
  13. BB

    BarbaraB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Laid-back staff, easy to park and no one rushed us!
  14. CK

    CynthiaK

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal in a relaxed dining room. Steak, mussels and sea bass all excellent choices. The staff even brought complimentary champagne to celebrate my birthday! Thanks to all the staff for a wonderful evening with family.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place within the Arlington community. Large enough to be personal and special.
  16. EM

    ElizabethM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfortable, delicious, excellent service. We are fortunate to have this lovely spot in Arlington!
  17. DG

    DorothyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. convenient location.We will return!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night spot with wonderful service, amazing food and unique cocktails.
  19. PS

    ParksS

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good service, fairly simple menu of things that they do well.
  20. BB

    BBMcK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is excellent. the salmon is probably the best in the city. Ambience is good. the reservation spacing a bit quirky. but understandable. so book a few days in advance. I have been twice. and will continue to go as the food is great. I have no problem with a 20% gratuity added for food. But. depending on the adult beverages and or bottles of wine ordered. I am not so sure that 20% is appropriate ? a true neighborhood Gem
  21. L

    Leinad

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy, with the kitchen in plain view from most tables. The service was great with the meal outstanding (both the Ahi tuna and the Poulet). Great to have such a nice restaurant in North Arlington!
  22. W

    Westy

    Denver

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best duck confit I ever had
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was fantastic, crispy duck was amazing and it is such a cute little place.
  24. AK

    AdelaideK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very good, food was delicious we really enjoyed ourselves
  25. M

    Mary

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fail to have an exceptional dining experience- outstanding food quality and preparation, great service and in a very pleasant environment. Highly recommend’
  26. GF

    GreatFallsVA

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and friendly/professional service. The soft shell crab was the best we’ve had anywhere in years, and the potato crusted salmon, tuna and and all other dishes we had were equally delicious. One of our favorite restaurants.
  27. JW

    JenW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch and the food was excellent. It’s a small and cozy place with chic Parisian design. Loved it
  28. R

    Ricardo

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service but the noise from one table of six was overwhelming. Management should consider how to deal with such a problem.
  29. BO

    BrianO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our absolute favorite restaurants in the entire DMV.
  30. LM

    LindaM

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a bit too loud; hard to chat with table mate!!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The epitome of an excellent neighborhood cafe! Mediterranean soup was complex and very French same with the duck, beautiful flavors. I might have eaten some of my wife’s Loup de Mer. Same result as part of the overall outstanding experience and ambiance! Service was outstanding too. Waiter knew the wines and cuisine well. And Tommy Berenson. Is such a positive and fun clearer!
  32. CL

    ConnieL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Have enjoyed the food here on several occasions. It is noisy.
  33. CT

    CarrieT

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I introduced a friend to this restaurant last night. We both enjoyed our meal, the service and the great atmosphere. I had the Loup de Mer (seabass) which was delicious and my friend had the salmon and reported that is was excellent. I know that she will be back to enjoy more food at this wonderful bistro.
  34. AA

    AnneA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We thought the food and the service were very good. It is a small space and was very loud inside as it was full and many people were talking.
  35. a

    arlingtonfoodie

    Washington DC

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here is outstanding—classic French bistro dishes, but very light and fresh. The beet/lentil/blue cheese salad is so good, I want it as an entree. The escargot is the best I’ve had since leaving Europe. Also a nice wine list and warm, friendly service. Our only complaint is it is hard to get a reservation!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  37. MP

    MegP

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has a very different feel on the inside vs. outside. It's warm and bustling and the food is delicious. In particular, the sea bass is a must-try!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fun atmosphere! Love the escargot and the bucatini.
  39. MO

    MaryO

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Noisy in some areas. Sea Bass excellent. Great price point.
  40. WE

    WilliamE

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food here is as good as you'd get anywhere in France or Belgium. It's fine dining with a casual atmosphere!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe Colline using the Order Online button. Cafe Colline also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 567-6615.

Cafe Colline is rated 4.8 stars by 421 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Cafe Colline

4536 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample Front and Back Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brendan L’Etoile

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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