À Côté is a hot spot, but it hardly feels like a pressure cooker. Tables are liberally spaced, servers rarely go bump in the night, and the small dining room is quiet enough to hear whispers over your wood oven roasted mussels in Pernod. The Rockridge eatery has won a large, trendy following that queues up for the food (moderately priced French-Mediterranean delicacies served small plates style) and the cool atmosphere. The restaurant’s bar stays open late (10 p.m. to midnight, depending on the day), as does the kitchen (until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays), making this a stellar destination for a très chic night out. Dinner daily.