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Cafe Pinot

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700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Flower)
12132396500
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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
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Alexandria, Virginia
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely seating right in downtown, yet outdoors eating a pleasure; service professional and competent, anticipate your needs, but don't fawn; food above standard - not great, but very well presented - grilled octopus a stand out - wine by the glass limited selection.

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Marina del Rey, California
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249 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Pinot is very pretty. It has indoor and lovely outdoor seating most of the year. The place has little lights everywhere and is very nice. Now, go somewhere else. The service is acceptable and that is all I can say about it. It takes quite a while to be waited on, and then there is a long wait for... More 

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Thank Elizabeth L
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joachim Splichal does it again. This restaurant not only has fabulous food but extremely attentive service. PLUS the portions are so sizable that you can take home an entire meal from what is served to you. In the heart of downtown, you can eat indoors or out. A true treat.

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Thank AndreaMichaels1214
Los Angeles
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

As beautiful as the location was, it was the only thing that was good on Mother's Day. You would think in preparation for Mother's Day that the Valet service would be busy so you hire enough staff. We waited 20 minutes for the car. It is also very dangerous as there was no place to pull over and you have... More 

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Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
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117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Great food - the staff is willing to fix off menu when necessary. The attention to detail and the quality of the food made it a great place to entertain customers. We sat outside as it was a lovely evening; I would recommend that.

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Thank M23rdPWR
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

The best meal explained and recommended by Jorge who is a very welcoming waiter. He explained the meals and recommended what was perfect for us. The scallops were superb and the pork delicious. The top up was the home made apple pie. Thank you Jorge for selecting the best outdoor table with a warm breeze and atmosphere. We will recommend... More 

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Thank Kinga K
Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Came here to celebrate a friend's anniversary. Some of the meals that stood out were the scallops, and the rotisserie chicken. the scallops were thick and very tasty. But I was really surprised by how delicious the rotisserie chicken was. How do they make it taste so good?!?! I really enjoyed sitting outside at night, in a relatively quiet part... More 

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Thank Bryanelgreat
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Our server Jorge, suggested the cauliflower soup and hamachi, and he was so right on! If you are lucky enough to be seated in his section, take his word on what to order. If you can sit outside....do it! A perfect evening!

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Thank Julie D
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Booked a table to celebrate an anniversary. We were given a very romantic Patio table with views of the Downtown Skyline. Service was excellent and food delicious. Good wine menu

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Thank UltiBoss
Lakeland, Florida
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We fell in love with this place: pretty, romantic, nice staff and terrific food. We knew it was popular but walked in without a reservation: the staff could not have been more accommodating - a drink at the bar (our choice) and then a nice table. The bartenders are excellent: friendly, knowledgeable and know how to make my drink. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
French, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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
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: 12132396500
Description
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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