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Lemonade

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1661 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3744
310-452-6200
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 101
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great First Time Experience

We were a bit confused when we got here since we had never been to this restaurant before but were attracted because of the gluten free food. The staff were very patient with us, helping us out and suggesting different dishes. Lemonade was delicious, but food was a bit exotic. Though it was a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Elise A
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We were a bit confused when we got here since we had never been to this restaurant before but were attracted because of the gluten free food. The staff were very patient with us, helping us out and suggesting different dishes. Lemonade was delicious, but food was a bit exotic. Though it was a bit pricey, an overall good experience.

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Richmond, TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Love this place, stumbled on it while taking a walk over to Paramount Studios for a tour. Great space to sit inside or out, super fun food and a great selection of flavored lemonade to try. Set up as a small cafeteria style bakery you can select from premade (fresh) salads and hot side dishes or have a sandwich made... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's OK if you like the upscale cafeteria type eatery. Miss what it used to be, before changing owners: A sit down and get waited on restaurant. Lemonade has a sizable variety of mains, sides, deserts and drinks. Problem is, by the time you've received your food (in the much too small eating area--outdoor tables are on a side street... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great, healthy place in a hole-in-the-wall type location. Seems like not many people know about it so I've always gotten very quick service. Atmosphere is not great, kinda dark. Not a date place. Kind of cafeteria-style ordering so no wait for bill. Seems like they focus on just getting the food right and delivering food quickly - the two most... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Buffet style, healthy and hearty portions. Reasonably priced and great atmosphere. Lemonade restaurant is at the corner of Abbot Kinney and Venice Blvd. Parking is tricky. Plan to walk a distance. The entrées are large portioned and served at room temperature. Take-home containers and bags are no extra charge. Six entrées split between two people means three hearty meals between... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am Local to the Mar Vista Area of Los Angeles and I live about a Mile and Half from Lemonade. My wife and I visited Lemonade on the afternoon of 3/7. I had Brisket something sandwich that was Ok, in taste but a a bit smaller than I would have liked. My wife had a mix of veggies and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A fun atmosphere with delicious fresh choices. Sometimes a wait but it moves quickly! Mac 'n cheese and other hot choices besides salad selection

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a new style fast food place, more like one of the old-time cafeterias from previous generations. It might remind you of your school cafeteria, except with much tastier choices. Fresh, colorful, and healthy deli-type salads with whole grains, vegetables, fish, legumes. Hot entrees are displayed in Le Creuset pots. Create your own sandwiches. Picture-perfect pastries. And of course,... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at several Lemonade locations. The one at LAX offers remarkably fresh food with lots of choices including vegan and vegetarian dishes, but the Ahi tuna is my favorite. I also like the eggplant dishes and the variety of salads that feature unusual pairings that always seem to work well together. But the best feature is the large... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have gone to Lemonade several times by a friend who loves to eat healthy. That is not as big a deal to me as eating food that tastes good. At Lemonade you get the best of both worlds. At lunchtime, get there as close to 12 as you can because I have been to several Lemonade's and they all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1661 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3744
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: 310-452-6200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Venice
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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