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Joe's Restaurant
Joe's Restaurant

Joe's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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

    Bottomless mimosas all weekend long during brunch for only $14

    $2 Oyster Fridays!
    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 22nd 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 $23 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
Diner Reviews
  • "From start to finish the experience was, as usual, terrific. The tasting menu was outstanding and each of the entrees likewise. One guest had the chickpea vegetarian dish which was perfect, the sea bream was excellent and the halibut off the charts. The desserts were likewise excellent as was the tuna sashimi, the lamb and the zucchini soup. Plus, with the Tuesday no corkage, it's a great value. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The decor and ambiance is very pretty here. The food is satisfactory. Nothing super amazing. The ingredients are fresh, the bread a bit heavy, but it's nothing that many decent restaurants on Abbot Kinney can't give you. I wish there were more wine choices-Joe's private label tells me nothing about where the grapes were grown and who the winery is that made it."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I am not a foodie, just like good good. A party of 6, we all enjoyed our food."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. The bream covered with nuts in the form of fish scales and the jidori chicken were delicious and presented beautifully. The meal was worth the price charged."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Loved the halibut. Always a great meal. Chicken also excellent"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We started the event with a quick warm greeting at the door, then attentive service, good creative selections on the menu and delightful choices for desert. An extremely pleasant experience for our family gathering in celebration of my wife's birthday. We've some picky eaters, but one and all cleaned their plates. Polite smart, attentive service, our waitress knew the menu well and made good recommendations. All in all a highly recommended locale for our event.."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The waiter kept pouring flat water into the sparkling. The yellow tail was over cooked and had way too much "blood meat." I sent the yellow tail back and switched it for lobster risotto. The lobster was partially raw. Overall a disappointing experience. Have been here several times in the past and was never disappointed like this time."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I am long time Venice resident and have always appreciated Joe's. Our meal there Saturday night was not up to par. The Tuna Sashimi tartar was fair but over dressed. The crab/shrimp cake was cold in the middle. We sent it back, and the next one was cold. The Halibut also came to us cold. None of it had the quality expected, especially at the price point. Disappointing"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a high quality lunch at a reasonable price at Joe's in Venice."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great restaurant and it is consistent in having good service and good food. Our server, Laura, was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "A yummy lunch, and the three-course offering was a bargain. The shrimp risotto was very tasty, as was the hamachi crudo and mango dessert. The front dining room looks a bit tired."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had very good service. The oyster bar was tempting, and we ordered several rounds. Rabbit was very well prepared and tender. Street parking in area is very limited, but there is a valet lot behind the restaurant. Our party was four, and everyone enjoyed their food."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We always enjoy eating at Joe's. The menu is ever changing and always creative. Joe's never disappoints, and we find ourselves choosing to go there every chance we get."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "excellent food and service as always...one of my personal favorites for family, friends, and guests from out of town"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We've eaten at Joe's several times. This was among our best experiences, service, neighboring patrons, food, cocktails, wine . . . Particularly special was our server's wine recommendation. She knew exactly the type of pinot we were describing. We trusted her wine choice & it proved to be exactly what we had in mind to complement the beautifully prepared duck we both ordered. The martinis & ahi crudo before dinner were also an especially good pairing. Gorgeous meal, wonderful evening."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Joe's had a special prix fixe menu for Father's Day. It was excellent - food and service were both terrific. The price was also very high, even for Father's Day. We'd never been to Joe's for brunch, only for dinner, but we'll be back for both."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Having been to Joe's in the past but not for some time, we decided to go for Father's Day. The overall experience was not good at all. The only option was a prix fix menu although we were not alerted that this was the only option. Even checked website. The service was up to standard but the food was very disappointing. Nothing stood out, some food was cold, portions were quite small and not one item was noteworthy..we ordered a wide sampling-Duck sausage, crab cake, sea bass, ribs, steak Sadly, a very disappointing experience on a special day all for $400."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Joe's never disappoints from their food to their service! Brought two "newbies" on this visit and they were both raving about the halibut and the service. Abbot Kinney is a happening spot in Venice and Joe's is the best."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I love it for dinner, but brunch was a revelation or familiar and adventurous tastes and textures!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The price has gone up a few dollars, but the 3-course lunch chosen from any menu items remains one of the best deals in town. We had a lovely table alongside the trickling waterfall and received super service. We want to try some of the interesting cocktails sometime soon when we're not driving!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "With endless Mimissas or Hibiscus (w/ cranberry). The seafood is fresh as well as all the other ingredients. Everyone very friendly and accommodating. Will return."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We've known Joe for many years. The menu and the prices and the service have always been superb."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Excellence in all regards. Of particular note are the three wines by the glass we selected: 2012 Chateau du Beau Soleil -- Muscadet Sevre & Maine, 2012 Mocali -- Rosso di Montalcino -- Sangiovese, Italy, and 2012 Chateau Le Puy -- Du des Nauves -- Cotes de Bordeaux. Each was exquisite and well accompanied the fine food that was served."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Best lunch in LA area. 3 courses for $23. Excellent wines by the glass."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Joe's is an institution with a long-established and well-deserved reputation for interesting food beautifully prepared. The inside dining room is quiet and slightly formal, a respite for adults who want to relish an evening of audible conversation and delectable cuisine.Portions are sizeable; indeed, the five course $48.00 prix fixe, while outstanding in every way, goes overboard on volume. Service is VERY attentive and can border on the overbearing. The wait staff is proud of the place and lets you know it."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Outstanding service. (blonde pretty actress- you know your name) Wine list is fairly extensive and extremely well priced- not the usual double retail. Had app. zucchini flowers stuffed with shrimp quenelle then tempura fried over artichoke puree and side pesto- wish I had ordered three and made it dinner. Lamp perfectly done, duck fat fired potato. Skipped desert and had a cheese plate and some tawny port - A tremendous evening"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We love Joe's ... I have written many, many positive things over the years. One negative though is too much pork and pickled things and not enough change to the menu. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I've been dining at Joe's for years, and it's always great. For me, it's the perfect place to take guests from out of town. And I love it for a quiet weeknight dinner as well."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I'd be back at least once a week! We were in Venice for two nights; the first night we had a reservation, the second night we honestly tried to find a different restaurant in the neighborhood, but they were all noisy, with loud bars and music. So we landed back at Joe' for another great dinner. The menu was slightly different, so my project of coming back if I lived here would be eminently feasible! Very fresh food, not over-decorated or painted plates."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service impeccable. The pre fixe is a great deal at $23 for three courses. The flat iron steak over purple potato purée with broccolini was a visual and culinary treat. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Joe's is one of the first great restaurants to open on Abbot Kinney. My first experience there was when I was taken by a friend a number of years ago. Joe's was delicious then, and remains delicious. I love its fresh ingredients and understated, unpretentious ambience. Sitting in the patio is great, as well as in the front by the windows. The service is great. The restaurant can get loud, so try to go early (6 to 7 PM) or late (after 9:30 PM) to reduce the risk of noise, if that bothers you. One of the best in LA."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I took two friends who'd never been to Joe's for lunch. We all had a great time and they plan to visit again."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "There's nothing like being rushed through your meal and then overpaying for it. We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation and despite there being numerous empty tables, in a blatant attempt to increase our tab, we were herded like cattle to the bar. Once seated we were rushed through our meal from start to finish forty-five minutes, paying over $175 with tax and tip for 2 people. The food was good although small, precious portions. We won't go back. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We dined here late on a Sat. We had eaten other places on Abbott Kinney which were far superior; especially Saltair We were hungry but it was 9:45 pm so we ordered wine and a few small plates. The waitress had quite a superior attitude, even asking "Why no entrees." Food was unexciting and ordinary. We wish we had gone to one of the many other options in the local area"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Friday night, my friend and I tried the oysters and Happy Hour drinks and other appetizers. Everything was good, but the flank steak was outstanding. Met the nicest people including Mr. Jaffe, the vintner of the night. Terrific guy and his Cabernet was equally great. Not a cruise, pick-up place. It has a lovely neighborhood vibe."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "When we arrived, we put in our name and waited in the bar area. Other parties arrived and they were seated before us. It wasn't until we had to tell the host that we had been waiting that we then were seated. The host should have seated the people in the order that they came into the restaurant. We were then seated right in front of the kitchen--not a particularly good table. The people who served us were very good, though."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We tried this place out during vacation spontaneously and it wasn't bad. It was good, but I wouldn't call it anything special. The food was nice but the selections were a bit limited for my taste, although the service was attentive (from server assistants pouring water, bussing tables etc.) I did feel an air of snootiness from our server. He was knowledgeable about the menu and offered suggestions but the delivery seemed very.. Well, fake and uppity in my opinion. For this reason I didn't feel comfortable or welcome and rushed through a dinner I really wanted to enjoy. Again, not a bad place but probably just not the place for me. I doubt I will go back. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "In LA for a meeting and had been stuck all day in the hotel in meetings. Lucked into a reservation after the recommendation of a "local". Nice surprise: ate out back, so quiet, small but good wine list and nice menu. Started with the white asparagus with morel and followed with the bream. The bream was wonderful, nicely cooked with a layer of thin potato slices, overlapped to resemble fish scales.....very cute. Overall A+."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I took my wife to Joe's for Mothers Day brunch. I had never been to Joe's before and, in fact, had never heard of Joe's. I read online reviews, looked at the online menu and Joe's online photographs. I booked on Open Table. I couldn't have been more satisfied. Joe's staff called ahead to confirm the reservation. When I arrived there was no waiting -- we were provided a table for two inside. The service was just right -- not stiff, not rehearsed but genuinely friendly and relaxed. The cocktails and meal were excellent. The restaurant was packed but not noisy and thankfully we were able to talk to each other without the blare of loud music. I expect we will return long before the next Mothers Day. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have been a believer now for 22 years. Superior in every way .No reason to change now."
    Dined on 5/13/2014