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Cafe Pinot

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700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Flower)
Metro Rail, DASH
12132396500
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Description: The French inspired menu at Cafe Pinot offers lunch and dinner options as...
The French inspired menu at Cafe Pinot offers lunch and dinner options as well as desserts, wine, and specialty cocktails.
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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent

Great food, great service. One of the best meals I have had in past year. Correct portions and wine suggestions were right on.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Brown1922
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Chatham, Ontario
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Chatham, Ontario
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food, great service. One of the best meals I have had in past year. Correct portions and wine suggestions were right on.

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San Francisco, CA
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Cafe Pinot is located in a quiet square adjacent to the Los Angeles Public Library. The setting is magical at night made more so by expertly trained and unobtrusive servers. Dishes are mostly delicious though picky eaters may not find everything to their specific tastes. They do their best to accommodate everyone, however.

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Thank VMBinExile
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Seasonally changing menu with just enough choices. Several different types of seating locations to give you the style of dining you prefer. We sat on the indoor patio, which seemed to us the best of both worlds. Service is lovely. (For those attending the theatre let them know and they will ensure you do not lose track of time. A... More 

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Thank JanneKH
San Jose, California
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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We are family party of 8 and sit outside, we had mahi mahi was tasty and steak was just right. We enjoy the dinner there

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Thank pamomlll
Steve M, General Manager at Cafe Pinot, responded to this review

August 25, 2015 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 

Burbank, California
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

.... when you're downtown LA! This place is great for dinner, quiet outdoor seating, away from the street. Small menu, nice choices, well thought through combinations. Wait staff was great too, there when needed, otherwise letting us enjoy the food. At times the music played was a bit too loud, a bit too much ... We'll certainly go there again.

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Thank David S
Steve M, General Manager at Cafe Pinot, responded to this review

August 18th, 2015 Dear David, 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 

Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My wife and I hosted a welcome dinner recently on the patio of Cafe Pinot. The manager, Stephen, is very competent; and the event planner, Cristina, facilitated to entire event long-distance via e-mail. The patio is gorgeous, as it opens out into a beautiful green space. The trees in the midst of the patio are decortated with white twinkle lights,... More 

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

July 28th, 2015 Dear Robert, 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. It was great seeing some people from my home town as well.... More 

NYC
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122 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not a large menu but this small indoor/outdoor spot is located in a garden a block away from the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Excellent food and great service. Eclectic but well edited menu.

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Thank NYCworldtraveler2
Steve M, General Manager at Cafe Pinot, responded to this review

July 1st, 2015 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 

Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Most romantic restaurant in the middle of downtown L. A. Placed in the park right next to the main library makes this place iconic. Great service, and the prices are fair for what it is. A destination.

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Thank Design1950
Steve M, General Manager at Cafe Pinot, responded to this review

July 1st, 2015 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 

Carlsbad, California, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Went to dinner before a theater performance. Wait staff was very attentive and conscious of our time constraints. Recommend reservations at 6 pm to attend a performance at 8 pm. The outdoor patio was beautiful. There should be more such venues in downtown LA. The food: we loved the meatball appetizer in curry sauce - very spicy though. The chicken... More 

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1 Thank Sabine R
Steve M, General Manager at Cafe Pinot, responded to this review

June 18, 2015 Dear Sabine, 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 insight and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. I am sharing your comments with my team. We also... More 

Beijing, China
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Good Restaurant due to its location and Good and enjoyable atmosphere with a couple of glasses of good red wine...

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

June 16, 2015 Dear Walter, 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
    (Flower)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Rail, DASH
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 12132396500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions

Description

The French inspired menu at Cafe Pinot offers lunch and dinner options as well as desserts, wine, and specialty cocktails.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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