929 F St Nw, Washington, DC | Directions 2000438.897484 -77.025265
Mon-Thu 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-1:30am
Fri 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-2:30am
Neighborhoods: Northwest, Downtown, Northwest Washington
An experience you should NEVER miss – This is definitely the best place I have ever eaten. It is close to fine dining and the menu is well crafted by the chef to tell a story. Every dish is a fusion of subtle but very well crafted flavors that leaves a mark well after it is completed over. You would like to go back to it again and again. The stories are bold.
Let it be the drinks (CO COJITO, “MMM” MALTED MILK MARTINI), the teasers (CHARCUTERIE PLATE), the surf (CREOLE CRABCAKE), or the turf (beef and lamb trio, beef tenderloin), they were simply mind blowing. I have never tasted a lamb slider like this before. Its unique blend of lamb with potato and yogurt base was just amazing. The stage was set so high that probably the beef tenderloin was my least favorite. It did not offer the same unique experience.
Now having said all the above, one would make a serious mistake not to try out the desert. Having complete faith on the chef, we decided to go with chef's 5 course. Trust me when I say he is the master of chocolate inspired deserts. One can just not go wrong with any of them. So have faith in him and go for the complete experience.
You need to enjoy this with someone who loves such experiences. I hear from friends that it can get little crowded on normal weeknights and especially weekends. So be aware of the same.
Enjoy the experience and definitely take time to say thank you to chef. He was kind enough to take the time out to spend few minutes with us and we could not thank him enough for the experience.
Obviously not to forget, I would have never been here if not for my friend Reshma. So a big thanks to her and I plan to be back soon.
Great sweets and awesome drinks – I've been to Co Co. Sala a handful of times in the past and remember really enjoying some of their desserts. I don't remember exactly what was ordered, but I remember being pleased. But then again, it's pretty hard for desserts to go too wrong for me so I'm an easy sell in that arena.
This week I attended an event here and my memory was jogged about the digs and this time I paid a little more attention.
The restaurant and lounge is sexy: dim lighting, warm colors, visible chocolate plates on display, cozy seating areas and an illuminated bar. It's a nice place to mingle or maybe grab a drink on a first date. It's not too loud, not too quiet and not too intimate, but just enough that if things were going well, things might continue to.
A chocoholic's paradise – CoCo Sala's forte is dessert, especially chocolate and all forms of it. They offer an extensive selection of desserts, including multi-course ones: 4 sets of themed "Monde"s with an amuse, a main (which has several parts) and petit fours. One of these is big enough to serve as both dinner and dessert, but if your stomach is big enough you can order one of their tapas-style savory dishes. CoCo's takes on macaroni and cheese are worth making enough room for, especially their Bacon Mac & Cheese - creamy shells and pasta underneath a crunchy, baked top and garnished with a chocolate-covered piece of bacon. That last component will show you that bacon really does go with everything.
CoCo Sala does drinks well too with it's selection of signature cocktails. They also offer a pre-fixe brunch on Sundays and a pre-theater menu, both of which are excellent deals.
You will have to expect to pay quite a bit if you go to CoCo Sala at a time other than brunch or pre-theater. Their savory dishes run from $7 to $12, and dessert (which should not be optional if you come here) can run up to $22 (i.e. for a Monde). Personally, and maybe it's because I really love chocolate, I think it's worth it.
Citysearch Editorial Review – Sumptuous desserts dominate the menu at this chocolate-themed boutique restaurant and lounge. Each featured dessert has three courses that fit a theme, like the Aztec Experience--watch out for the chipotle soufflé center--or Childhood Favorites, which includes chocolate peanut butter ice cream, donuts and strawberry cheesecake with pop rocks. That doesn't mean that the more traditional tapas-like courses--called Co Co Bites--should be ignored. Mac and cheese gets a sophisticated makeover with flourishes such as fresh sage, garlic shrimp or a cream cheese crust, and chocolate shows up in surprising places, as on the crab cake lollipops dipped in a chipotle chocolate tomato glaze. Round out the meal with a flight of bubbly--it's accompanied by strawberries and delicate chocolate curls.
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