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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 #102 of 8,468 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Manhattan Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Joe's Restaurant, located in the Venice area of Los Angeles, is a small, intimate but superb environment for culinary delights. A relatively small menu but filled with good food, good appetizers, and outstanding desserts, all presented to the patron with skill and personalized attention, particularly by Margarite, the best waitress in Los Angeles.

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Berlin, Germany
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10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I’d spent the day at the Coachella music festival, and while circumstances dictated that proceedings in that regard were uncharacteristically restrained I was tired, a bit sunburnt and very hungry by the time I got back to my hotel in Venice on the Sunday evening in question. There are a number of well-regarded places to eat on this stretch of... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Joe's is a special meeting place for lunch with one of my dearest friends. The lunch special of three courses for $19 are always amazing. We have had trout, salmon, sea bass and more prepared to perfection, ending it all of with a chocolate dessert that is to die for! The service is always excellent. We often stay for hours... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Delightful dining room with waterfall wall, attentive and engaging service, but,above all, delicious food. My octopus was almost unbelievably succulent and its paring with a smoky tomato sauce was inspired. My rabbit risotto was more rabbit on top of a risotto but none the worse for that as the quality of the meat was top notch. My cheese course had... More

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Los Angeles, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Eating at Joe's was like having a gourmet chef in your home dining room. The food was fresh, well thought out and innovative, but not over the top. The menu was something you'd expect in a trendy new downtown spot but the restaurant is anything but that. The atmosphere was casual but upscale and the wait staff were professional but... More

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191 reviews 191 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Smart little place on Abbott Kinney, and a good choice for a night out with my loved one. Clever menu that doesn't try too hard, and works well across all courses and wine offerings. Moderate but ample portion sizes with a focus on quality, it might disappoint those who's priority is quantity. Service was helpful and knowledgeable, friendly yet not... More

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San Francisco, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Made reservations on the recommendation of a friend who called Joe's a "classic." Note to self, beware of classics. Classics can mean tired or indifferent. From the moment we walked in the door I should have know something was wrong. It was a Sunday evening and although there were people in the restaurant/at the bar, it didn't by any means... More

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Maplewood, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Not easily impressed by restaurants, but Joe's was remarkable! Bread was delicious, salad was just fabulous, my main meal "ravolo with beets" was yummy, and deserts were chocolatey heaven. Service was very quick and pleasant. Overall, a wonderful experience.

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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

What a lively scene on Abbot Kinney Blvd! We walked the street from east to west on a Saturday nigh, which meant we reached Joe's at the end of the walkt. Most restaurants were completely full, with people waiting on the sidewalk. There were some empty tables at Joe's, however. We were seated in the back room, which I think... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I came in from out of town to visit my father for his birthday. I asked him to pick a special place for dinner and he picked Joe's. Overall, Joe's is a delicious dining experience. Everything we had was creative and tasty. Only one exception, the langostino appetizer was a bit fishy and not pleasant to taste. On the other... More

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