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Cafe Pinot

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700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Flower)
Metro Rail, DASH
(213) 239-6500
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Today
11:30 am - 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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 48
    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
Nice downtown visit

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
pamomlll
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San Jose, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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San Jose, California
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

.... 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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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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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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109 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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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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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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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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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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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 

Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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76 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This week I had a business dinner at Cafe Pinot. It was my third time to eat there. Hands down, the best atmosphere in downtown LA. Eating outside is enough to forget what you are eating. But, the food was great. Small portions. CA cuisine. Shredded kale salad was a hit. The fish was perfect. Simple but good wine list.... More 

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June 5, 2015 Dear John, 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 

Palos Verdes
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Lunch at Cafe Pinot is a pleasant break from the active central down town financial district. Sitting on the tree lined patio under the warm So. California sun is a unique experience. The service is first rate and the food always good. Parking is expensive even with a restaurant validation, but well worth the cost.

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

May 14th, 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 

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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My wife and I love to vacation in downtowns of big cities and find the best restaurants - seldom patronizing the same eatery twice in a single trip. But Café Pinot was so good on our first night in LA that we violated our rule and enjoyed it again on our last night. What was good about it? Well ...... More 

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

April 20th, 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 

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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: (213) 239-6500

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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