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“Fabulous setting for a wedding!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Pinot

Cafe Pinot
700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Central L.A)
(213) 239-6500
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Ranked #109 of 8,645 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $31 - $40
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
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Fabulous setting for a wedding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Friends gave their son's wedding outside at Pinot the past Saturday evening. It was a magical setting right in downtown L.A. The restaurant closed for this even and the food served was excellent! We would definitely go back again. It's quite a surprise to have a garden and lovely grounds right in the heart of a city!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toowoomba, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful meal in a great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We ate here due to the rave reviews on TripAdvisor. We sat outside and enjoyed the gardens while the sun was setting. The staff were quick to move one of the large umbrellas so provide some shade. The service was superb and the food delicious. If you are staying in Downtown LA, this is an excellent place to dine.

Visited May 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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195 reviews 195 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Delicious food, wonderful ambieance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

ON Saturday nights there is not a corkage fee for wine which saved us $$$. Martinis were perfect. We sat on the edge of the gardens, very secluded, felt special. Did not sit in the large outdoor patio. We had 3 appetizers and one main course and shared everything, all plates were delicious.

Visited May 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Consistently Good Food and Service But Too Close for Comfort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I have been going to CAfe Pinot since 2005. If you need a consistently good, nice spot for business dinners, this is a nice spot. Every course is tasty and the service is very pleasant without intruding. My only complaint is the indoor tables are too close. Generally, the place is not full on week nights, so I wish they could spread us out a bit more, particularly for business dinners. We were so close to the table next to us that we chit chatted as one party. That's too close.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fullerton, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“First choice for al fresco dining downtown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We have been coming to Café Pinot for many years, and the lovely gardens of the adjacent Central Library have only gotten more beautiful as they mature. The food is fashionably light, with the occasional dish of short ribs for the few souls who want hearty food these days. For that, the Patina Group offers a steakhouse quite nearby.
Dining with an old friend, I found the quiet spot ideal for a nice chat over quiche, a composed salad, and wine from the carefully edited list. It's all good, the welcome is cheerful, and there is a city shuttle bus that stops practically across the street on weekdays. We attended a late-morning concert at Disney Hall, and the reception assured us that, if the program ran a bit late, we would find our table waiting. Smart!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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