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Cafe Pinot

700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Central L.A)
(213) 239-6500
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Ranked #87 of 8,581 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Cross street: Flower
Transit: Metro Rail, DASH
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Bowie, Maryland
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was expecting something more European but was delighted by the American cuisine. I started with burata with nectarines and plums - unusual and perfectly balanced. My main course was a risotto with baby scallops and sweet corn. I have to confess that although I usually leave some food on my plate, I finished every drop of both! Service was... More

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Trevor, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Attended a reception here last evening. The food was fantastic!! The service was amazing and very helpful. And I can't say enough about the venue itself. Gorgeous!

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New York City, New York
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163 reviews 163 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Beautiful patio right outside the central library - very nice for a lunch. Was a little surprised by some of the reviews that were lukewarm about the food. My octopus appetizer was absolutely delicious and the lobster risotto was very nice also. Even the bread was excellent (crusty outside, chewy inside). All in all, a very good lunch. Would have... More

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Steve M, Manager at Cafe Pinot, responded to this review

6/24/14 Dear Oliver, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Café Pinot on your recent visit. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you... More

Yountville, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Surprised by all the excellent reviews given that we found the food very mediocre. I used to frequent Cafe Pinot several years ago when in LA for business and the food was great. While the service was friendly, we all found the food very mediocre. I could have made a better asparagus salad at home and the chicken ravioli was... More

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Steve M, Manager at Cafe Pinot, responded to this review

6/24/14 Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to contact us about your dining experience at Café Pinot on your recent visit. As the General Manager of the restaurant, I am sorry to hear that your dinner was not up to our standards and as a result, your experience with us was unsatisfactory. We take your feedback very seriously... More

Atlanta, GA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had a graduation dinner here in May. The food was superb, some of the best I've ever had. We had a table on the patio which was beautiful and relaxing. Wonderful!

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Steve M, Manager at Cafe Pinot, responded to this review

6/24/14 Dear Winnie , Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Café Pinot on your recent visit. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having... More

San Francisco CA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Everything about Cafe Pinot was perfect except the loud, thumping music that was the antithesis of the sleek, serene surroundings both inside and outside. The service was excellent and the food definitely very fine.

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Steve M, Manager at Cafe Pinot, responded to this review

6/24/14 Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Café Pinot on your recent visit. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you visit again... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Tucked away in a gorgeous landscape, this is a great spot for lunch on a nice day. The patio is beautiful and peaceful. The service was great -- attentive, but not overwhelming. The tuna Niçoise salad was just as nice to eat as it was to look at. Wonderful presentation, fresh ingredients. I can't wait to go back for dinner.

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Steve M, Manager at Cafe Pinot, responded to this review

4/23/14 Dear Amanda, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Café Pinot on your recent visit. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

While in Los Angeles I had the good fortune of dining at Cafe Pinot. The food was wonderful the service was outstanding. The ambiance was lovely. We ate on the Patio overlooking the library gardens. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Seal Beach, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

A classy place with an enticing menu. They cater to patrons going to the nearby theaters. Excellent food and service. Park nearby take advantage of their free shuttle to the theaters.

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Steve M, Manager at Cafe Pinot, responded to this review

February 27th, 2014 Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Café Pinot on your recent visit. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to... More

Huntington Beach, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Cafe Pinot is located in the immediate neighborhood of L.A's Central Library, facing a park. The attentive staff provides you with good information and recommendation and our choice "The Spa Menu" definitely hit the spot, was tasty and healthy, boosting our energy for more walks in the neighborhood. The atmosphere is elegant with a casual business touch.

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