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Joe's Restaurant

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Venice
French, American, International, Contemporary
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    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
Great prix fixe menu

Had a wonderful dinner for 4- wonderful prix fixe menu ($48) that changes according to what's available from farm to table, great seafood, salads and drinks. Enjoyed a delicious soft shell crab on fresh garbanzo beans, scallop cerviche and other delicious dishes. Great service!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
DeborahandAndy
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Los Angeles, CA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Los Angeles, CA
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283 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful dinner for 4- wonderful prix fixe menu ($48) that changes according to what's available from farm to table, great seafood, salads and drinks. Enjoyed a delicious soft shell crab on fresh garbanzo beans, scallop cerviche and other delicious dishes. Great service!

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I enjoyed the Happy Hour at Joe's. We sat at the bar and shared some of the $9 bites with a glass of wine. The portions were nice size for the price and delicious. We had Pork Tacos, Arancini and Tuna Tartare. Very tasty and relaxing atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We ordered from both menus. Food was nicely cooked with seasonal ingredients. The steak and roast chicken was the tastiest of the four dishes ordered. The seabass was overcooked though the black gnocchi and calamari that accompanied the dish was good. Mostly an adult clientele and a sophisticated menu so not the best place to take younger teens or children.... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Spur of the moment on a Saturday after movie drop in, and we sat on their patio. Had not eaten at Joes in a couple years. It was as good as ever. No, it was better. Service was excellent as was ambiance. There was a typical late - night crowd that filled this high- end Venice establishment, still my fav... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have been here many times over the years and once again Joes did not disappoint. The food, the presentation, the waitress, the ambiance all were perfect! If you haven't tried it you are certainly missing out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've dined at Joe's a dozen or more time. Never had a bad meal but few were great. Kinda funky spaces inside and can be cramped. Fairly typical California style menu. Big problem is that this is in a bad area, bad as in gang bangers and people have gotten killed and mugged here. I know of at least 3... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We rented a house in Venice for a couple of days and wanted a good dinner the day we arrived. After reading on-line reviews and looking at the menu, I thought this would be good for my vegetarian wife. It was great! I had sautéed soft shell crabs appetizer and it was one of the best I have had. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The French style cooking was excellent. The service was professional but informal. The ravioli could show up in any of the best restaurants in Italy without apologies. My only question is: "Why are the ingredients from around the world?"

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Quick seating, nice and quick service. I ordered the Mahi Mahi and my wife the Halibut. Her food was ok, but small parts seemed not well cooked. My came on a VERY hot plate, but the food was not really warm and pieces of my Mahi also seemed not fully cooked. Also the Mahi is a very small portion with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The menu was interesting. The food was well prepared an tasty. The salmon was particularly good. There aren't many restaurants like this in the area and I would gladly return. We were seated in the enclosed patio - a very welcoming space.

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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, American, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • 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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