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Joe's Restaurant

1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3386 (Venice / Beach Areas)
+1 310-399-5811
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Ranked #137 of 8,553 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, Eclectic, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Venice / Beach Areas
Cross street: Main Street
Transit: Santa Monica 2 at Westminster/Abbot Kinney MTA 33/333 two blocks away at Brooks and Main/Abbot Kinney and Main Santa Monica 1 two blocks away at Brooks and Main/Abbot Kinney and Main
Description: Abbot Kinney's Original Fine Dining Experience where Farmer's Market Driven Ingredients Meet a California-French Cuisine in a Comfortable Neighborhood Atmosphere in Venice Beach
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English first
Canmore, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were visitng the area for a "milestone" birthday (50) and had a few dinners along Abbott Kinney (great area). As much as we enjoyed our other meals, Joe's was by far the the best overall experience. The food was excellent, with lots of locally sourced ingredients perpared in very creative dishes. Don't think I've ever had a better prepared... More

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Canmore, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

There are a LOT of dining choices on Abbott Kinney and this is truly an excellent one. We were visiting the area for 4 days and this was our favourite dinner. After enjoying a very good but very "frenetic" meal at Gjelina on a previous evening, we were looking for great food at a "mellower" pace. Joe's atmosphere is warm,... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

great setting, food and service. menu is primarily local ingredients and very well prepared. the presentation is excellent and the quality terrific. it is a very warm restaurant and a great time was had by all

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Austin, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our family wanted to try a restaurant for our big splurge night in Venice Beach, and the reviews for Joe's sounded good. We were very happy with the choice, as Joe's prides itself on locally sourced food, a changing variety of fresh ingredients and creative thinking. We enjoyed everything, from the cocktails to the desserts! My son said his donut... More

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Long Beach, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Two friends and I met at Joe's for lunch. It was a Tuesday so Joe's wasn't very busy. But we were certainly rushed. We had only been sitting for a minute or two when our waitress started bugging us for our order. The food came pretty quickly so we were finished eating in about 30 minutes. But I had driven... More

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Pleasant Hill, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner with friends at this popular spot. The food was beautifully prepared and, while pricey, not off the charts. There was a good wine selection. Why only "Very Good" and not "Excellent"? 1.) We had to strain to hear each other. The noise level cut into the enjoyment. (I suppose that's the price of popularity....) 2.)... More

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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I would never have walked into this restaurant if not for the good Trip Advisor reviews. It has a distinct 1990s feel to it. Including the menu. The food was acceptable and the porcini ravioli stood out. We ordered a green salad and the lettuce was tough and I had to remove bits along the edges that were brown and... More

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Henley on Thames
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

10 days into our road trip up the californian coastline, and my husband was craving a really special meal, so he did a google search and randomly picked this place.........it did not disappoint!! Excellent attentive (but not too attentive!) service, we all felt as though we were somewhere special, and our meals were all faultless, and so delicious! It wasn't... More

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Rolling Hills Estates, California, USA
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Joe's is a long time favorite in Venice, and deserves to be. Arriving a little early, we were seated at the bar, where their excellent mixologist dispensed good advice along with excellent cocktails. Once seated in the very busy, but friendly, dining room, we were greeted by our waiter who pleasantly surprised us by informing us that the tasting menu... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Good reminiscence of my old days in southern California. It's a perfect quiet place for lunch. A simple version of contemporary French-Californian cuisine. We left Joe's with big smiles on our face and happy tummies. We will definitely return here again.

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Additional Information about Joe's Restaurant

Address: 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3386
Phone Number: +1 310-399-5811
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice / Beach Areas
Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
Cuisine: French, Contemporary, Eclectic, Californian

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