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Joe's Restaurant
Joe's Restaurant

Joe's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.joesrestaurant.com
  • Email: info@joesrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (310) 399-5811
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Tue - Fri: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

    Sun, Tue - Thur: 6:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Fri - Sat: 6:00pm - 11:00pm HAPPY HOUR 6-7 BAR MENU till 11/Midnight
    Sat - Sun: 11:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, French, American
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Miller
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Joe's Restaurant offers catering packages for 1-500 people and will make your wedding, shower, birthday and other special celebration one to remember and cherish. Contact our Catering Manager, Andrea Torng via
    310.392.5655 or monjoecatering@gmail.com
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy Hour All Night Long
    Sunday-Wednesday, 6PM-close
    Thursday-Saturday 6PM-7PM, 9PM-close
    50% off entire bar menu, $6 featured cocktail, well drinks, house red or white wine, house beer.

    Daily 4 course prix fixe menu for $48!
    Join us every night for a chef's 4 course tasting menu for only $48 Tuesday-Thursday, Sunday and $58 Friday & Saturday.

    A Spirited Food & Cocktail Pairing
    Every Thursday night, our Chief Intoxicologist Zachariah Parks creates cocktail and food pairings at Joe’s from 6pm-10pm. Changes weekly.
    4 courses + 4 cocktils $75/person

    Bottomless mimosas all weekend long during brunch for only $14

    Every Friday night at Joe’s, Christophe Happillon, L.A.’s premier oyster sommelier, from Oyster Gourmet brings his newest variety of oysters to serve our guests.

    No corkage Tuesdays
    Every Tuesday, 6PM-close
    2 bottles max

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: Santa Monica 2 at Westminster/Abbot Kinney
    MTA 33/333 two blocks away at Brooks and Main/Abbot Kinney and Main
    Santa Monica 1 two blocks away at Brooks and Main/Abbot Kinney and Main
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Information:
    During the daytime, Valet Parking is available in the back lot on Electric Ave(parallel to Abbot Kinney). Parking is $2 and we validate up to 2 hours. In the evening, Valet Parking courtesy of Continental Parking is available curbside, in front of the restaurant on Abbot Kinney. The cost is $6. Rates are subject to change, of course.

    Street parking is always an option, but please check the signage, especially if you are coming during brunch or lunchtime.
A word from Joe's Restaurant
Abbot Kinney's Fine Dining pioneer, Joe's Restaurant celebrates our 20th year featuring Farmer's Market-fresh, California/French fine dining in a comfortable,classy neighborhood atmosphere. Your affordable foodie haven, Joe's is an award-winning Michelin-Guide rated, Zagat/Gayot fave and Citysearch Winner for Best Brunch. Our $19 gourmet Lunch Prix Fixe is the best deal in the whole city!

A classy old-school original,come see why Joe's is the perfect place for a business lunch/dinner with clients. We pride ourselves on discreet, professionally snappy service for hand-shakers & deal-makers alike.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "We had their Thursday tasting menu + cocktail pairing. The food was excellent & the cocktails were interesting and yummy."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Joe does a great deal for weekday lunch, but is pricy at other times. Great quality and presentation. Vegetarian Friendly"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I've been going to Joe's Restaurant for many years. I have always enjoyed the complete dining experience there. They change the menu daily and the food has always been imaginative and delicious. Whenever I'm in the mood for a wonderful meal in a memorable restaurant, Joe's comes immediately to mind."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Inexperienced waitress handling too many tables led to long waits. Food was good but unremarkable for the price. Skip dessert. Rowdy celebrity at the next table."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Wonderful, wonderful staff--exceptional service. It is simply impossible to enjoy good food if you have mediocre and indifferent service and Joe's staff really enhances the great cuisine. Every single employee at Joe's makes you feel welcome and does their job with pride and care. The food is exceptional. Sit in the back room--quiet and relaxing. Experiment with the cocktails that are created at Joe's --yummy!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The staff knows the menu well and is always friendly. The food is fresh and current, changing with the season, but they also keep favorites on the menu - like the octopus salad. Love the room and the energy - lively but not crazy noisy."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Second time at Joe's, disappointed by undercooked fish and disastrous watery potato-leek soup, lacking both ingredients. Lively atmosphere and good wine list compensated the culinary failures however..."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "One of the reasons I go there for lunch is Margaret. She is the best server in town. Remembers everyone. Knows what you want and like for lunch. The lunch is great, relaxing and being in the patio is delightful all year. The food is alway good."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Joe's lunch is the best in town. The food is AWAYS superb, now with the prefix menu of $19 for three courses, it can't be beat. The portions are perfect size, food always fresh and unique, preparations and the service is the best. I have a special friend who meets me there a couple times a year and we sit for hours while we eat and catch up. I have never felt rushed. Joe's remains top of my list."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We have eaten at Joe's a number of times now and even though this last trip was probably the lowest on the scale, it was still outstanding. We had some confusion on orders and the octupus salad was exceptionally rubbery and salty (they took it off the bill), but the entres were fantastic. The Red Snapper was out of this world. I highly recommend Joe's."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Still one of my absolute favorites....could eat here every week.... Love the menu, the food and location. Come from top of Mulholland to Abbott Kinney to come here....always happy. Never disappointed"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "After re-discovering "Joe's" for Sunday Brunch, my husband and I can't stay away. Kaitlin, our server and sometime bar-person is so attentive and tres cool. Can't wait to return this weekend."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Excellent taste and creative meals. Every item we ordered was delicious. I highly recommend Joes."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Haven't been to Venice area in some time and was entertaining some friends and showing them the town. Found easy reservations at 6pm and were very happy we chose Joe's for dinner. Great server and wonderful food. My compliments to the chef!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Wonderful food ( asparagus salad, leafy green salad, duck liver); our server was lovely and efficient and in particular we were impressed by the genuine good service, quality, good humor and attention of the people who brought the bread and served the food. Please reward them for how well they serve the reputation of Joe's."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We celebrated my wife's Birthday Lunch at Joes on the recommendation of a Venice local . It was an excellent choice. The menu choices were excellent and the house wine was just wonderful. They have a lunch special of $19 for a starter, the entree and an excellent dessert choice. You can't go wrong at Joe's. Everyone else knows that too, since the restaurant was full."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great meal! The chef and owner both stopped by the table to check on our meal. Food was fresh and creative and cooked to perfection. Already booked my next trip back!!!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The food is fabulous, the bar is fantastic. The waiters are OK."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We visited on a recent Saturday night with friends. As always, the food was wonderful; Joe stopping by our table was a special treat. The service was good, if a bit over-aggressive, and the restaurant was very noisy (it was Saturday night, however). Still the best place in Venice and surrounding area."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Good Ambiance, excellent food. Met a friend there and completely enjoyed the experience. Would recommend to a friend."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Joe's has great food. I especially like the specials, such as the prix fixe lunch and the Thursday dinners with cocktail pairings. Great for events too--my daughter will be having her bridal shower in the patio"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Joe's provides a comfortable dining environment with a very appealing and creative menu. The service is attentive but not intrusive. Four of us had the time to savor the taste texture and visual presentation of our meals while enjoying extensive conversation and never felt interrupted or rushed. We had a delightful evening"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "There must be a new chef since our last visit, because the menu (even the drink menu) had changed: trying to be "creative" or "inventive" and ending up too often tasteless (the soup) or silly (my "oaxaca" cocktail). Were this the first time I'd eaten in Joe's I wouldn't return."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "My husband and I had stumbled on this place online. We had a wonderful brunch there, enjoying every single bit of the Prix Fixe menu, which the staff kept updating with items from the daily menu, as people were too quick to devour the dishes on it. After that, our minds were made, so a week later we took our parents there to celebrate our elopement. Again, we couldn't have picked a better spot! Everything was outstanding, from the appetizers to the beautiful cake we had requested! We will be going back for sure!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Joe's is a restaurant with a neighborhood comfortable, casual feel but the food is more upscale. It's an odd mix but perfect for Abbott Kinney. The food was very fresh and the preparation was more like what you'd find at a trendy downtown restaurant. Both the lamb and duck were done to perfection really. Dining at Joe's was like having a gourmet chef in your home and the service was also upscale casual. It's the only way I can describe it."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "we has the worst new years expeirence ever! i will make sure everyone knows not to go there for New Years Eve ever again!!!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is a boutique restaurant. We had the cocktail pairing 5 course dinner and were delighted by all of the dishes and drinks. The lamb was delicious and perfectly paired with a jalapeno infused vodka cocktail. I would highly recommend that you try the Thursday pairing."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "dineLA menus are either amazing or terrible. unfortunately it was not the best way to try this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We love going to Joe's ... so much that we do it about once a week! The prix fixe lunch is a marvelous deal and it's delicious. The servers and staff are always professional and nice!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "I've been to Joe's before and was very displeased with my last experience. The food was average at best, my steak was not truly rare my girlfriends lamb was inconsistently cooked, one piece was perfectly cooked and the other was completely over cooked and chewy. I enjoy a fine dining experience and should not be rushed at any point of the meal. We were pestered every 5 minuets or so until we were basically forced to give the full order of the meal on the chef's request. This was to push us out fast as possible and generate more revenue. To put the cheery on the top the server was rude throughout. Joe's is not a representation of fine dining and most certainly not to the standard of a michelin stared restaurant. Try something else."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "My wife and I had brunch t Joe's last Sunday. Everything was great, food, service, ambiance. Their bottomless mimosas are a deal!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Great food and outstanding service. Went with the prix-fixe menu for two, and we both chose different items meaning we had seven different plates to enjoy on the table. Drinks were great, and the recommended wine parings for each course were spot-on. Hats off to a great evening. We will be back!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We've been enjoying brunches and dinners at Joe's for a long time. We went to brunch with friends this past Sunday and I ordered the crab hash. It was almost sopping wet. I didn't like it at all and I should have sent it back and ordered something different. One of our guests ordered the same thing and hers came out moderately soppy. I hope they correct this."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "I sign up the 1,000 point reservation ...why did I not get it?"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Wonderful food, service and overall experience. Best lunch deal in town. A total success."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "With so many new restaurants opening up in the Venice area over the past few years, it had been a while since I'd eaten at Joe's. I'd forgotten how reliably excellent the food is. Beautifully prepared food with excellent service. Our server was appropriately attentive and very knowledgeable about the food. My only small issues were with where we were seated (in a little alcove by the door) and the incredibly small cocktail I was served. These were relatively insignificant issues though and I'll definitely be returning to Joe's."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "After hearing good things about long-time Venice favorite, really wanted to love Joe's, but waiter with barely concealed attitude toward three 60 something ladies, combined with porcini ravioli swimming in butter sauce and a too salty pan-fried chicken, disappointed. Liked old oak flooring & contemporary art ambience, the very attentive serving staff (my water glass never ran dry), and friendly hostess. But waiter couldn't successfully conceal his irritation at being saddled with three untrendy older women whe were not running up a bar bill and one of whom was admittedly annoying with her food substitution requests. But immediately waiter's condescension appeared as he passively aggressively "negotiated" the changes. Green salad was good."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Never disappointed when you go to Joe's! Consistently good. Went for lunch for birthday celebration for prix fixe --great deal, superb choices. Ate on patio"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We no longer live in LA and last ate at Joes when it was a third the size. It's grown up into a swank grown up place with excellent service. We had the three course fixed price lunch, which, at $19 for three courses, was the best value ever. The starter was raw albacore on a stack of thin sliced veg in a vinaigrette, the main four large Gulf prawns on a bed of risotto with an incredible chopped tomato topping, and a dessert of passion fruit mousse on crumbled meringue with sorbet. The other entrees were a Cubano sandwich and a Mexican seasoned pulled pork which were eaten before I managed a bite. If we were living here, we'd eat lunch here twice a week. As we leave tomorrow, we're having brunch at Joes today."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The great thing about Joe's is that over the years we have been going there that it just seems to get better. We are always made very welcome and the food is just Superb. Will be celebrating my 80 th birthday there in March. This week we celebrated my daughters 50th. We both hope to make many more visits. We enjoy eating out in the Patio area. There is a great bar there for those who like a drink. So pleased Joe decided to put his restaurant in Venice.."
    Dined on 1/28/2014