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“My go-to place before the opera.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Pinot

Cafe Pinot
700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Downtown)
(213) 239-6500
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Ranked #98 of 7,958 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: French, Californian
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Flower
Transit: Metro Rail, DASH
Simi Hills
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“My go-to place before the opera.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Excellent service that always keeps you on schedule without making you feel rushed. Always something interesting to eat, excellent appetizers, salads, scallops and seafood

Visited August 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Aurora, Colorado
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A little treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Great location, small and intimate, great food and great service. This is our second trip there in as many years and was very happy.

Visited November 2012
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PA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A bit precious for my taste”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

In trying to be gourmet, I found the food a bit too much. Pumpkin seeds in the soup adding an unpleasant crunch, and the vegetables with my fish arrived as a foam. TINY portions, BIG prices.

Visited November 2012
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Montréal
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I had an amazing Octopus (appetizers) and a not so great Scallop plate. Overall good.. but nothing to make it a must place in LA. Service a bit pretentious. Great terrace right in the middle of downtown LA.

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent service, delightful atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Had dinner with three others here and it was a great experience. Service was first class, never intrusive, but always quick, efficient, polite and friendly. Had delicious risotto with plenty of flavour (the menu had a good range of choices) and a good selection of wines. Dessert also was delicious, from a varied menu. Great choice for downtown LA.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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