A Côté 5478 College Ave./Taft Ave.; Rockridge. Who doesn’t like sitting in a dimly lit room buzzing with excitement? Choose the bar, some smaller side tables, a central communal table, or an outdoor patio in this casual bistro. The ever-changing menu consists of rustic French, Spanish, and Mediterranean small plates meant to be shared. All seem to be winners, but the don’t-misses include pommes frites with aioli, house-marinated olives, and any of the flatbreads. A selection of cheeses and a long list of wines and spirits add to the hum. Designated drivers aren’t denied drink delights--try a tasty Gewurztraminer grape juice served up in a martini glass. Delicious desserts might include a Meyer lemon-curd tart or a plate of profiteroles stuffed with banana-nut ice cream.