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Cafe Colline, Arlington, VA

Cafe Colline

4.8
4.8
534 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 p.m.


Booked 34 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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 534 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
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    French

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  1. Foodie31

    Washington DC

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first brunch here. We all got different things & everyone loved them. Even their basic salad is delicious.
  2. KevinC

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fun and the dinner was so delicious. The steak and fries were tasty and I would definitely order it again. The Manhattan was very good too. Hats off to the bartender and our waiter! Kevin n Robert
  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyable meal. Insanely loud. Great service. I’ll return but likely at a less busy time.
  4. EmilyP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun atmosphere and delicious food. The cocktails were great.
  5. MaryE

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Colline is an incredible experience! The four of us at our table were blown away by the exquisite preparation. I loved the onion soup, escargot and creme brulee. My friends found the beet salad beyond delicious. My advice...don't wait...just go!!!!
  6. Maupassant

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An evening at Cafe Colline is like a dinner in Paris, complete with Madame la Concierge. If you can make it past the gatekeeper, you will enjoy delightful cocktails, superb service and perfectly prepared cuisine. It does not appear to matter how often you frequent Cafe Colline (and you will want to come weekly, as there are few places like it nearby), Madame la Concierge will still appear to be aggrieved by your arrival and will grumble as she hand you over to her capable staff. Be prepared to humble yourself, the culinary reward is worth it!
  7. johnJ

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This restaurant offers good value for the money. The food is always really good, the service is excellent, and I always leave with a smile on my face.
  8. Underwhelmed

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    I object to a restaurant automatically including a 20% tip in the bill. Whether to tip and how much is the customer’s prerogative. Our server and the maître de tables never made eye contact with us. This was off-putting. The food was good, but not worth the almost $150 we paid. Skimpy portions, typical of every French bistro and restaurant in the area. We will not be back and will not recommend Café Colline to our friends.
  9. Cat23

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my dad for a birthday and he was pleased. Good food and service.
  10. Wazza

    Washington DC

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is an Arlington Gem!! Tables a bit close together so it can be loud (and you can hear every word of the conversation at the table(s) next to you) but really good food, great (and reasonable!) wine list and fun place. ALWAYS busy, to book ahead for sure!
  11. XPearz

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food at a surprisingly good price point! My sea bass was perfectly cooked. Our waitress was the perfect mix of professional and friendly, with the right amount of checking in, while allowing two friends to catch up.
  12. Poetry1112

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely cafe. The seating is a tad tight, so ask for a booth. The food is delicious. The service is great. The cafe is pricey but the full house shows people are willing to pay for good food.
  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service.
  14. johna

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Francis was a good waiter and took very good care of us. The rest of the wait staff was very busy as the restaurant was full but they were attentive and friendly.
  15. GoTribeGo

    Washington DC

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and nice small restaurant. Sea bass was awesome. Rice pudding was very interesting dessert --- like a deconstructed rice Krispy treat. We look forward to going again.... Highly recommend...
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great ambiance, and excellent service. Lovely restaurant.
  17. SamuelG

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my wife’s promotion.
  18. JocelynA

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very charming decor with delicious food, a perfectly paired wine list and expert staff. No wonder it is so difficult to snag a reservation! Keep trying because it is worth it!
  19. Brunchlady

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Sloppy cooking - overdone steak, tasteless sauce, etc.
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional, service was prompt. Overall an excellent restaurant and we will be back!
  21. NancyB

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great, except for the noise. I found it a bit loud.
  22. Matt

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Adam was a terrific server and complement to a delicious and delightful dinner.
  23. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Visited cafe Colline when I saw it on my news feed mentioned as one of the top 100 restaurants in the DMV. I was not disappointed, food was fresh and tasty, ambience was lovely and service was great. Not to mention prices were reasonable.
  24. OTFoodie

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food, great service, warm, attractive and fun atmosphere.
  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful and our dinner was excellent. Lovely place to meet up with good friends!
  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Love the ambiance. Everything is just so good.
  27. Patience

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A gem in the neighborhood. Everything is positive here.
  28. BrianO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Colline is consistently excellent!
  29. DCLiveWorkPlay

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wine selection is fantastic and the staff is very knowledgeable about the offerings should you want some advice. The food is always impeccable. The paté was a delicious starter if you're looking for a recommendation. Enjoy the ambiance and great service. We've never been disappointed.
  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening!
  31. FERRIER

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food tasted as if it was made in France. Even the baguette tasted as if imported from a French country store. The staff were super friendly and responsive and appeared to enjoy their encounter with us. I can safely say, this restaurant has made some new clients in us. Famille Ferrier
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this spot! Another amazing meal and great service!
  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were terrific. A lovely neighborhood gem! We will be back…
  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific. Server particularly helpful.
  35. Meke

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always-however…. Going out being a special occasion (always )means we’d like lto linger with or without our guests over dessert and coffee without being told(politely) that our table is needed for another reservation. If this is the norm going forwards…gourmet cooking at home is in our future😎
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and our server was so lovely. One of my favorite local restaurants, always a great experience here.
  38. niceevening

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Cafe Colline. We go anytime we can get a reservation. The wines by the glass are diverse and lovely. The food is fabulous. Each member of the staff is kind, considerate and courteous. Highly recommend.
  39. NickG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always get the steak frites. It’s a big splurge, but worth it.
  40. EtienneK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was my second time there. We had a good experience the first time. But I sense there was a small drop in quality of the Mussels. I would also advise that they revisit their desert menu as it was not very diverse.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 534 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 p.m.


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Cafe Colline

4536 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    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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