With a movie to catch in under an hour, my husband & I hoped Cote would be up to the task of a quick meal and pleasant ambiance- which it was. Our server was attentive and had asked if we were under time constraints and was very helpful. We chose from the rapid plates menu- steak frites & moules frites.
Food was served promptly and moules were very fresh, though heavily garlic sauce (which I liked, but not for everybody). Frites were thin cut, but not shoestring style, and our server refreshed our mayo mini-bowls without us even asking. Husband said the steak was great & he was eyeing my frites in case I gave up on them- which I did not.
Ambiance was 3/4 full restaurant, a mix of 20 to 50 year olds, dressed smart casual (saw a few jeans lurking) and a few LV bags. Nothing scary, good looking people, safe bet for Sunday evening. We thought it looked the best of the restaurants on this little alley.
Cote would fall into the “good for a pre-something dinner”- not necessarily a destination in itself, but a safe choice.
Some other restaurants I like: Sketch (Parlour & Gallery), the Wolseley, Electric Brasserie.