Joe's Restaurant
Joe's Restaurant

Joe's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.joesrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3103995811x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Tue - Fri: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

    Dinner:
    Sun, Tue - Thur: 6:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Fri - Sat: 6:00pm - 11:00pm HAPPY HOUR 6-7 BAR MENU till 11/Midnight
    Brunch:
    Sat - Sun: 11:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, French
  • 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: Happy Hour All Night Long
    Sunday-Thursday, 6PM-close
    Friday & 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.

    Farmer's Market Food & Cocktail Pairing
    Every Wednesday night, Joe's has teamed up with the local Farmer's Market in Santa Monica to create a 4 course menu utilizing products grown by local farmers!
    $48- 4 Courses

    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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Joe's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
187 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (105)neighborhood gem (99)special occasion (83)great for lunch (60)great for brunch (55)great for outdoor dining (44)romantic (41)good for groups (32)notable wine list (29)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (13)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Delicious as Usual!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I love Joe's - the food is always amazing, the service is great and every time I eat there it is an overall great experience. I will continue to frequent Joe's and will always recommend it to friends! Thanks Joe!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Joe's has a wonderful three course lunch at a bargain price of $19.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food and superb service. Special Wild Salmon was a hit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice place with a great menu
    meatball
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great brunch menu! Fresh ingredients presented very nicely. Attentive service and a nice atmosphere. And the awesome food is reasonably priced. I will definitely come back here. I tried the confit pork belly with fig, shaved fennel, corn cake topped with poached egg and grilled corn salad. Everything was seasoned very well. The freshness of the fennel was great with the richness of the pork. The corn was sweet and tangy. The egg was poached perfectly. This dish really surprised me in a great way. I think the only way it could improve would be to add some spicy heat. Maybe some roasted chillies in the corn cake would work. Even without modification, this dish is stellar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Venice Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    If you find yourself in Venice, or nearby Marina Del Rey or Santa Monica (from where I walked there down Main street and on to Abbott Kinney), definitely do yourself a favor and book a dinner here. Great, bright, casually cool atmosphere. Bright coloured decor toned down with dimmed lighting, signature cocktails, and interesting menu creations make this a can't miss if you're in the area. Make sure you finish with the popcorn Panna Cotta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place for Lunch
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We enjoyed bringing friends who just moved to LA to Joe's. The prix fixe menu is a great option. The corn soup was outstanding. The grilled steak salad included crunchy corn and a savory light dressing. The sorbet combination was a refreshing and light end to a lovely meal. Our friends loved the ambiance, the food and the service. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Still the best lunch in town. Great food and great value. Joe was at the restaurant and stopped by. We talked about his win on Chop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jaow
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Joe's always has fine food, very well presented. Because it is too noisy in the evening, we go for lunch. It is the best restaurant on the West Side that I know of for a lovely celebratory lunch. The menu is varied, but I have noticed they have not changed the luncheon menu in a while. It did not matter that service was slow mid-week because we were chatting with our friends. So let's see some variety in menu choices as fall approaches.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely for brunch
    Scarla
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We went to celebrate my husband and sister's birthdays and had a great time. The food was delicious (yummy pancakes), the service terrific and a great atmosphere with good people watching on Abbot Kinney.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joe's always good
    GreatEatsInSB
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Really, a perennial gem of a restaurant in a cool 'hood in Venice. Lovely preparations of fish, all varieties. Especially loved the oysters this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jack Walker
    Jack151
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I had been to Joe's once before, and was happy then, especially with the ambience and moderate noise level. this time it was the food. I tried the wahoo and shrimp entree on the special menu and it was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overhyped
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I had read great reviews about this restaurant for brunch, in particular their crab hash. I ordered the crab hash and found it to be hugely disappointing, it was very watery and had little flavour. The bottomless mimosas were very good however the waitress was somewhat unwilling to keep them bottomless. I would not go back for brunch again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasting menu
    Littlemoredetails
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had tasting menu with four wines selected by waiter. Food was good, but I would had liked more information from waiter what we were eating or drinking. During one course waiter just said that this is a duck. I would had liked more details. Also same happened with wines that waiter didn't introduce all wines. "This is the last wine" was comment for last wine. Also I would had liked to get one desert wine for deserts. Drinks from the bar were excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time at Joe's
    MamaofYofiVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    And we will be back! Went this past Sunday night. An older crowd - fine by me. A quieter evening to go - also fine by me. Sat in the back area. Lovely space, lovely food and the service could not have been better. Our server, Allyson, was so sweet and helpful. For all you chocoholics: if you are deciding between the choc bread pudding and the choc crunch cake - we had both. Crunch cake had a more intense chocolate taste.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful dining experience
    Veniceregular
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    As usual, Joe's offers great food, attentive service, and a pleasing ambiance. I often meet friends for brunch or dinner and it is always a wonderful experience. Would recommend Joe's to everyone!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good spot
    RossVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a terrific restaurant with great menu items. The waitress was very helpful and right there for us. It certainly was noisy, but the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Abbot Kinney gem
    JojoF
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Comfortable indoor dining with large windows. Service staff is very attentive and their knowledge of menu items is excellent. The tasting menu is generous. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had lunch on Friday. The food was wonderful and the service was great. The peach tart was what dessert should be.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From 5 meals ordered, no wow factor
    Ruby
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Taste of food was very ordinary. Living in East Asia, the Thai curry was badly spiced with atypical flavor. The pecan pie desert was the best part of the meal
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not that good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food here is not that great and the service horrible.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but...
    kenstringer
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Excellent food for gourmets, but I found the menu choices a bit limited for non-gourmets like myself. The patio noise level was okay at 6PM but by 8PM was a problem for normal conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lovely food but expensive wine
    Vivfoodie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is our second visit here and we enjoyed the meal so much more becuase we ordered great food but just drank one beer so we didnt get stung on the wine! Sorted! Service was excellent and food delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First Time at Joe's
    bart
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I had the opportunity to go to a private dinner where Joe Miller was the celebrity chef. However, this was my first time at his restaurant. I took a client there and all five of us loved the food and the service. We were there on Tues. night and I brought two bottles of very good wine, fully expecting to pay corkage…corkage was free on Tues. That was just the icing on the cake for a very creative menu where everything we ordered was well conceived, well executed and served in a timely and professional manner. I highly recommend Joe's Restaurant in Venice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Enjoyed the Sunday Barbecue! Can mix and match from a la carte menu which was great for all guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was good but below my expectations. I had expected a food fit for a foodie and go just a good meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • chewy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We've been to Joe's Restaurant for special occasions over the past ten years or so, and the dining experience is always superb. The food is as beautiful on the plate as it is delicious on the palate, and the service is always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we love Joe's
    sadieblackhous1234
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This time we were sadly disappointed in our server. She did not seem to hear anything we ordered. the service was very slow and when after 30 minutes no food came, we asked again and she seemed not to think there was anything wrong. Meanwhile people seated after us were eating. Food should not take 3 1/2 hours to serve. Still it's our neighborhood gem and we love Joe. We will be back. Brunch maybe next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Joes keeps on delivering
    Roberoo
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    High quality food well prepared with great service an accommodating kitchen in a room full of culinary ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Foodie55
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food here is outstanding! The recent experience was brunch, eggs Benedict with smoked trout was the best EB I've had. And bottomless mimosas. Great waitstaff and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bo-ringggg
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    As usual, brunch menu was really disappointing and unimaginative...cold food, flies from open front door...under done quiche...how can you call a dish hash, when it isn't hash at all...love this place for lunch and dinner, but, will never go for brunch again. Staff was wonderful and took two ice cold pancake entrees off the bill+ small discount...will always come for other meals, but, never brunch. Think chef needs to rethink menu here...could do a real corned beef hash with eggs on top....a good eggs Benedict....pancakes should be made to order, not heated up from a warming oven...stick to basics for breakfast dishes and it would be safer. Be seeing you, but, not for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joe's - still amazing
    VeniceFoodies
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is what you get when the chef runs the restaurant and is there every night...the food is superb, always new based on the best ingredients available and just delightful. The wine list is filled with delicious wines at prices that allow you to enjoy them - something more places should do. Kudos, Joe's - still amazing after all these years in Venice!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not What I'd Hoped
    slr90404
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    First, the team of people who provided service was exceptional: the server herself, and just as important, each of the people who assisted by bringing our food, bread, water, clearing dishes; they were friendly and professional and knew what they were doing. The bread was very good, the heirloom tomato salad was good, but unfortunately the entrees, salmon and snapper, were mediocre. The fish was on the verge of mushiness and the flavor just okay. I was hoping for a nice dinner with a visiting friend, and wish I had chosen a different restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joe's is always terrific!
    dadiva1VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    As usual, Joe's came through with a wonderful bargain of a prix fixe lunch that was delicious, beautifully presented and thoroughly appreciated. Margareta's service was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointed
    Raven
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I had been going to Joe's for years, most frequently for lunch. After a long hiatus, a move from the neighborhood, I returned for lunch with friends. Many of my favorite menu items were still there. Over the years, I've tried them all. I can honestly say that there is nothing on the menu I don't like. The food is fresh and perfectly cooked and seasoned. My friends and I have always had a great meal here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    MsDreMDR
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    i have had dinner here. Dinner was the bomb, staff very friendly and attentive. I will be back again for dinner. soon. Experience was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out!
    Sammyw7
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Had friends visiting from the U.K, passing through for just one night..they wanted good, chill place to catch up and eat before driving to the Bay Area. None of us were disappointed. The food, wine, and atmosphere was top notch
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bayray
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We've been to Joe's many times over the years, and always enjoyed our meal, but found our recent experience disappointing. The entre was cold & one had pepper in it, when we'd requested NO pepper or hot spices. We probably will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem!
    Tomzmom
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were visiting from out of town and made a reservation for dinner on a recommendation from a friend. It was every bit as good as she claimed. Everything about Joe's was very good and I highly recommend it! Joe's doesn't have a fancy façade, so don't drive by and think it wouldn't be a good choice for dining. If you do, you will miss out on a delicious dining experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed Joe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    First time.....needed a dinner spot after business meeting...........a local recommended Joe's ! Made reservations........had to change the time....not a problem........handled quickly and friendly....got there late one person short, frazzled, still not a problem, waiter was attentive, light touch, humorous, suggested specials.......... food was fresh, different takes on classics and some new things to try. A good time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fpr a special lunch
    jaow
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food is always great at Joe's, but the menu does not change very much. It is one of the best restaurants for lunch during the week. It was very quiet this Thursday where we celebrated a friend's birthday. The food was very good and looked great. I'd like to come for dinner, but the noise level is unbearable, and I like to chat with my accompanying friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate