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Cafe Pinot

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700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2026 (Flower)
+1 213-239-6500
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Los Angeles
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96 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated our daughter's marriage at Cafe Pinot with 130 guests. They did an outstanding job and we could not have been more pleased and delighted. The entres were all delicious. The staff was superb and the setting fabulous. Cristina Romano, in charge of catering, always responded promptly to phone calls and emails. We had frequently enjoyed dining at CP... More 

Thank Shi Hu
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

For lunch our dinner, this is our favorite place to have a long lunch or dinner downtown, with a patio overlooking the library plaza with it's trees and fountains.Their once pricey wine list has added some fantastic bottles in the $50 range, making the "hanging" a lot easier. The food is always solid, leaning French. The duck confit is awesome.... More 

Thank GeneSandbloom
Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Everything about Cafe' Pinot is first rate, though I think the pricing represents good value. Inventive dishes, excellent service, good wine list and a bright warm room

Aliso Viejo, California
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

This is a very nice setting in downtown LA. The octopus appetizer, French onion soup, and parpadelle pasta were very good. The service was somewhat lackadaisical.

Thank monapr
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous food and excellent service. As well it should be, this was the most expensive restaurant meal I've done at almost $300 for a couple. But that included a three course and four course prix fixe and bottle of wine. Steep, but no regrets, it was all flawless.

Thank John S
Newport Beach, California, United States
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173 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

I don't generally rave about places, but I have to admit that the food here was incredible! The halibut was very well prepared and tasted great, done to perfection. The soup was also very good and as it was a bit on the coolish side outside, it was a nice compliment to the main course. The wait staff was very... More 

Thank Andy B
Copenhagen, Denmark
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing lunch with highly pleasant staff. We shared an onion soup and they divided it into two parts without us even asking. Main course fresh and well prepared and wine great!

Thank Jonas1980
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

The lamb shank was superb, as were the calamari and prawn appetizers. And the service was outstanding. I highly recommend this delightful restaurant!

Thank Alice P
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Had a delightful lunch ensuring the I Paso dining. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable and the food is exemplary. Try the grilled salmon salad or halibut entree. The chef makes a crispy skin a major addition uti the meal. Reasonably priced wine list and peaceful views of the courtyard.

Thank Emortens
san francisco
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138 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located near the LA Library. It has a really nice patio in a small park. I had the filet mignon and it was tender. I thought it was a little rare but still really tasty. The au jus sauce was a nice compliment with the mash potatoes. The chicken was also really good too. Overall, a nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
French, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2026
  • Public Transportation: Metro Rail, DASH
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-239-6500
Cafe Pinot is a fine dining California French inspired restaurant in downtown Los Angeles offering outdoor dining as well as event and wedding catering.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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