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Joe's Restaurant

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Venice
French, Californian, Contemporary, Eclectic
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1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3386 (Main Street)
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
+1 310-399-5811
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Abbot Kinney's Original Fine Dining Experience where Farmer's Market...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Sunday Brunch

Walked in at 11 on a Sunday to find they were 100% reserved, but we got seats at the bar. Stone crab scramble at $16 - unique, flavorful - quite tasty for one of us, but not ideal for someone who doesn't like crab unless it's just crab. Crispy duck leg with lentils, collard greens and poached egg... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
foodie-in-lalaland
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

What a huge disappointment! It took 15 minutes to get a drink at brunch in which the restaurant was only 1/4 full. Their attempt at creating interesting combinations was just odd tasting. . .even ruined my beloved Pimm's. Menu items for brunch were run of the mill and uninspiring. I ended up with a ho-hum quiche. My husband ordered something... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
380 reviews 380 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Walked in at 11 on a Sunday to find they were 100% reserved, but we got seats at the bar. Stone crab scramble at $16 - unique, flavorful - quite tasty for one of us, but not ideal for someone who doesn't like crab unless it's just crab. Crispy duck leg with lentils, collard greens and poached egg at $17... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We are from the east coast and went with friends who are locals and like Joe's very much. We were not impressed, My wife and I ordered a $15 appetizer to share, ceviche. Very underwhelming...4 small pieces of fish which lacked any hint of the lime and spices exuberant flavor which is the hallmark of good ceviche for me. Our... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Joe's was a great choice. Table ready on Wed. evening before Thanksgiving. Staff cordial/helpful/prompt. The food: wonderful. After all, that's why we came. Bronzino excellent, Wine selection on target. Bread choices impressive. A very good choice, indeed.

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Redondo Beach, CA
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The food was good, but nothing too special. The waiter was a little stuck up. I'm like, "dude, you're a waiter. Don't pull that, 'I'm too good to serve this table' crap with me."

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Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

First my rating is relative: this is a high end restaurant and for such a restaurant, the food is fine but not great, nicely presented, not particularly original. Pleasant room, stylish and somewhat cozy. Fairly quiet (especially for a Los Angeles restaurant) but it was about half full. There is a menu ($48 for amuse bouche, appetizer, main dish dessert)... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Had tried Joe's in October and we decided to give it another whirl since we liked it so much the first time. This was a good decision. Had a lovely potato crusted Sea Bream and for dessert a fabulous treat called Sunday Paper. As I mentioned to Joe on the way out:"You're two for two" We'll be back!

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Brasilia, DF
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The food is good but highly priced. The started (a risotto with mushroons) took so long to be prepared that was served with the main dishes.

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USA
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Don't go here to save money, plan to spend around $100 per plate for a full course with drinks. You won't be disappointed, this is chef quality cuisine. Parking is not readily available so you may need to do perform a Rambo street parking maneuver.

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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We had a day at Santa Monica and Venice Beach whilst visiting Los Angeles, and were looking for somewhere nice for dinner. We had read good reviews about Joe’s, and even though we had not booked, and were dressed a little casually, they were happy to accommodate us. We were torn between the 4 course fixed price menu, and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3386
    (Main Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-399-5811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: French, Californian, Contemporary, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

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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