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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 #99 of 8,567 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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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
Cross street: Flower
Transit: Metro Rail, DASH
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English first
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We had an extended lunch on our last day in LA before going to the airport. It was very busy ,mostly with business lunches. However service was excellent and friendly. Really good imaginative menu, and surprisingly reasonably priced wines. We both enjoyed the food, the restaurant is delightfully located and decorated.

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New York City, New York
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126 reviews 126 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We were "greeted" by the hostess with a disappointed snarl that we didn't have a reservation so "...you can only have one of these tables..." she said. Not sure if we just got shafted, but isn't an open table and a guest the best pairing? Our server was difficult to understand but within 2 minutes told us that the Pappardelle... More

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Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

After touring around various venues in downtown LA, our friends introduced us to Cafe Pinot, which had a wonderful outdoor dining patio right beside the main library. It was quite a warm, sunny day, but seated underneath an umbrella, we were comfortable and still able to enjoy the outdoor comings and goings. Service was prompt and timely, and all four... More

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

October 16, 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

Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food was a conversation stopper. Nothing but "Taste this!" My husband had a warm and flavorful soup and I had this delicious fish over kale and cannellini beans. I think they called it a ragout, but it was so good! I wish we could have been able to try all the wine pairings that were suggested. The atmosphere was... More

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

October 16, 2014 Dear Marcia, 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

Bowie, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
42 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
Top Contributor
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

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Additional Information about Cafe Pinot

Address: 700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone Number: (213) 239-6500
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: French, Californian

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