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Joe's Restaurant

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$$$
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: Abbot Kinney's Original Fine Dining Experience where Farmer's Market Driven...
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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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent, pricey, spotty service

We made reservations for dinner here and when we arrived they initially sat us outside in the rear against the back door/gate. It was pretty chilly out there so we asked if something was available inside. The hostess was visibly displeased with our request and sat us inside against the rear door... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mario0007
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made reservations for dinner here and when we arrived they initially sat us outside in the rear against the back door/gate. It was pretty chilly out there so we asked if something was available inside. The hostess was visibly displeased with our request and sat us inside against the rear door in the back of the dining room. I... More 

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Thank Mario0007
Ottawa
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138 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

what a great meal! We had a mix of appetizers which were all delicious - try the soup! but I can't say enough about the Green Thai Curry. Plenty of options for vegetarian and others! Superb service. very good sized portions and a great night out. Reservations recommended.

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Thank TaniaCarriere
Los Angeles, California, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I had tuna tartar as an appetizer. With Linguini as a main. and the banana pie as dessert. The dessert was awesome. Our waitress was prompt and kept the tea and the bread coming. IMHO --This is one of the best three course lunches in Los Angeles for the price.

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Thank Todd S
Bath, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We booked this restaurant on recommendations from good websites but found it all pretty average. Nothing to complain about in particular but it's just average and the prices are higher than average. Food was not particularly well presented or interesting so we left a bit disappointed

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1 Thank johnzbath
London
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Second time in Joe's, this time for dinner.The first time was a lunch date and was enjoyable, hence our return visit. This time it was like a different restaurant altogether. There was no valet parking , the streets are dark and the area did not feel safe. We had to find our own parking spot in the rain. Our specially... More 

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1 Thank broadwood24
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We had the charcuterie, fish tacos and chocolate ganache. The tacos were good, and the charcuterie was saved by the foie gras. Didn't love the bread that was served with the charcuterie. The ganache was very rich and came recommended.

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Thank Marino F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We are sitting in the patio area, munching on the complimentary brioche and olive tapinard. This is our second visit after a brunch visit last week. Lunch is amazing at 23 bucks for a wonderful 3 course meal. Being a Brit, the Turbodog brown ale washes down with the food fantastically. The missus is slurping the watermelon champagne spritzer. This... More 

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Thank Mike140366
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Ever since Joe's opened as part of a house and gradually expanded, I've had consistently great food here and very good service to match. I've enjoyed lunch, brunch and dinner here. Also, thankfully, this is NOT your Hollywood "bistro to the stars" where ordinary folks get shoved aside for Hollywood big shots as in other LA restaurants.

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Thank hvgnwlltrvl
Encinitas, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Brunch in Abbot Kinny and it's wonderful. All of the staff kept every sip and bite at the ready without interruption and the atmosphere was a nice balance of professional and relaxed. The staff have personalities that lend themselves to the service industry which made it fun. The french toast is by the pastry chef giving the fluff, bounce and... More 

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Thank skiiah
Basalt, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We had brunch at Joes and the food was amazing, Angela was a great server! Sadly, even with a reservation we were sat at the hallway table. Which is less than ideal. I will make a point to request elsewhere in the future. The watermelon mimosas are wonderful.

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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: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic

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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