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Cafe Pinot

700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2026
+1 213-239-6500
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pear tart” (2 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2026
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1) less-than-intelligent reception staff can not even explain how/where to park 2) entrance is smelly such as old mens club / overcooked seafood odors 3) a Saturday night and the place is empty? Normally a sign it is on its way out . . ....More

Thank craigr22
Reviewed April 28, 2018

We had a delightful dinner on the idyllic garden patio of Café Pinot. How very pleasant to sit on the patio in the early evening, drinking a glass of Sancerre and a G&T. Our server, Misako, was very knowledgeable of her menu and frequently checked...More

Thank FrequentTraveller034
Reviewed March 16, 2018

If you are sight seeing in downtown LA, make sure you time it so that you need a snack and drink between 2:30 and 6:00 PM. Cafe Pinot is an urban oasis of chic, fab, and deliciousness. Nestled against the tranquil garden, of one of...More

Thank mickeygreencherry
Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

It has been a few years since we have been here. Each time it never disappoints. My wife was so looking forward to the mushroom risotto and it is so consistent and good. I had the Jidori Chicken. The chicken was very good but the...More

Thank SeanandJoice
Reviewed October 30, 2017

I have been to Café Pinot many times. However, after my last experience, I will never come here again. First of all, on Tue, 10/24 it was a record hot day in DTLA. However, there were no tables available inside. Nonetheless, the restaurant couldn't afford...More

Thank J P
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Excellent restaurant next to the LA library. We enjoyed a great happy hour priced Pino Noir and hummus and green bean appetizers. The bartender Lauren was great. Our five course sampler dinner was outstanding. Starter was a wonderful raw yellowtail with avocado and radish. The...More

1  Thank big10sjunkie
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Great wine list (or so I am told by my dinner dates---I do not drink.) Wonderful selection of creatively prepared foods Great service Lovely outdoor dining. My only complaint is the limited vegetarian menu.

Thank CWR01
Reviewed August 17, 2017

We were fortunate enough to hold my granddaughter's wedding at Cafe Pinot. The setting was exquisite, the service and food, divine, and I cannot say enough about this wonderful restaurant. They outdid themselves, and made "our wedding" all that we hoped it would be, and...More

Thank Gilda S
Reviewed August 10, 2017

We went there for lunch and the terrace is very comfortable, even during the hottest hours of the day. The food was really good. We took the rosé+lobster and a burger as main dishes and those were perfectly balanced between classicism and originality. Special prize...More

Thank Florent C
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

We came here because if the terrific online reviews and also it's proximity to our hotel. We share two wonderful fresh salads, one if which featured some of the mat delicious heirloom tomatoes we've ever tasted. The fresh crusty bread was a welcome addition to...More

Thank BobNGoleta
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 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
  • E-mail
Cafe Pinot is a fine dining, California-French inspired restaurant in downtown LA. Featuring a beautiful outside patio garden setting, floor to ceiling windows, an incredible skyline view of the city, and attentive service, we offer a dining experience that is both relaxed and romantic. We offer lunch and dinner service, catering, and event spaces for weddings and other private events. Cafe Pinot is listed by Zagat as among the top-rated Californian restaurants in LA and offering the best outdoor dining, and is a destination wedding party venue in Los Angeles. Cafe Pinot is located conviently next to the historic LA library and just minutes from The Music Center and the STAPLES Center, making it an ideal setting for pre- and post-theatre dining.
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