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Joe's Restaurant

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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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 20
    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
good food, kinda funky but terrible area

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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california
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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california
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250 reviews 250 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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PA, USA
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54 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Cranford, New Jersey
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26 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Sitges, Spain
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248 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Coming here was a big mistake. I reserved a table for 2 adults and a child. They didn't object on the phone so I assumed they would accommodate children's menus. We sat down and the person who showed us to the table was very keen to move the knives and forks out of reach of our near 4 year old.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

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

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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: Doing business, Romantic, 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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  • 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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