My friends and I ordered the fabulous $20 3 course dineLA lunch. All of us enjoyed our meal, especially the
jidori chicken! Lovely surroundings and outstanding service.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dined for Lunch during DineLA, loved every course!
First, the watermelon lemonade is so refreshing!
My favorite appetizer was the Burrata salad. The pesto gives the dish a really tasty touch! The albacore sashimi dish is also very yummy! My favorite entree was the corn risotto with shrimp, so creamy and cooked to perfection! Love it! My favorite dessert and the most interesting was the strawberries with rose water meringue and chantilly cream! Absolutely fresh and delish!! The pop rocks are an amazing surprise!!
The staff is also very friendly.
The restaurant itself is awesome during lunch time. There is outdoor patio seating and indoor seating with an awesome view of the DTLA business environment. Perfect for lunch!! Will dine again!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Discovering the cute patio
Discovering the cute patio and the nice and both work and family friendly restaurant was a blast.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT LUNCH SPOT
Did lunch with a friend and decided to try out the dineLA menu. It was amazing! We sat outside it was beautiful. Crowded but roomy and great atmosphere! I would def recommend to others and go back!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was great to have a lunch
It was great to have a lunch in Cafe Pinot. However, the service wasn't what I expected due to busy lunch hour. Foods came out too slow.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Downtown Spot
Went for a business birthday lunch and it was DineLA for $20 per person ... food quality was on point as usual. Better than another, more expensive DineLA restaurant I went to the next night for DInner.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant fora business
Great restaurant fora business lunch, particularly if you can find a shady spot on the patio.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous, magical as the highrise
Fabulous, magical as the highrise lights of downtown LA come on
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this food
Great food, impeccable service and great atmosphere! What more could you ask for!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Location and very good food
We ate outside on a beautiful Los Angeles evening. appetizers included the pork belly and the scallops - both were excellent.
Entrees included the Dorada and the chicken - I actually preferred the chicken - fish was a bit overcooked, but delicious.
Wine list is very good, but like most restaurants, a bit pricy. Some of the vintages on the menu were not accurate - which is a bit disappointing with those large mark-ups.
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
An enjoyable lunch
My wife, daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed Cafe Pinot. The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. While pricey, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wanted to have an outstanding dining experience.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent restaurant. Small
Excellent restaurant. Small menu but I would go again.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Pinot is still one of
Cafe Pinot is still one of my favorite restaurants. Wonderful, attentive service from the moment you enter until the time you leave. Food is always consistently fabulous and the ambience is very relaxing and romantic.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The meal was excellent. However, expecting a great meal, I was greeted at the table by a waiter who pretended to know wines but did not. He attempted to explain wines to me using non-wine terms. He should have immediatelly referred me to the sommelier. I ended up ordering a wine based on the name. I also had to ask for bread. Overall, not attentive.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for quick business lunch
Food and service was incredible as always. This is a go-to spot for quick business lunches. Service is very quick from time of ordering and outdoor seating on both patio and terrace are relaxing spots to quietly discuss business. Will return.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place for dinner
The restaurant is wonderful with an outdoor area that's great. There is much less noise than in most other places and that makes it easier to talk. It is also convenient if you live downtown.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was special
This was our anniversary and we had actually gotten married at Cafe Pinot 10 years ago. The staff was lovely in their care and accommodation. The Pinot's have always been our favorites. The dinner and desert were sublime.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Earl Grey sorbet is to
The Earl Grey sorbet is to die for! I just can't stop thinking about it!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a lovely restaurant
This is a lovely restaurant to go to before a performance downtown...good food, good service, good environment.
I like quiet restaurants, but we went on a summer Friday and it was uncomfortably quiet. This restaurant is worth going to!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great setting in the garden
Nestled into the garden in front of the LA library, this posh restaurant delivers great food, spectacular service and ambiance you wouldn't think you would find in downtown LA. Really worth the venture!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely restaurant in downtown LA
We found this restaurant through trip advisor and thought it was a lovely way to spend an evening in central LA. The food and service are excellent and the ambience very good. It has a lovely alfresco dining area, with heating for cooler nights.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were absolutely perfect. Service here has always been nothing short of outstanding. The outdoor seating area is lovely. Always on my list for special occasions!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Café Pinot is excellent plus the service is amazing. We chose to sit outside and it just feels very cosmopolitan, very special. I would recommend anyone to give it a try.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
They haven't missed a beat.......
We got married at Cafe Pinot 5 years ago so seemed like the natural place to go for our anniversary. They haven't missed a beat in 5 years. We were treated as well for our $150 dinner as we were for our $25,000 event. To be able to sit in a beautiful outdoor setting in the middle of downtown LA , surrounded by twinkle lights and skyscrapers is an experience that is incomparable with any other in LA. Food and service were both amazing. Thanks for an awesome anniversary!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Pinot can always be depended on for a good experience. On a nice day, the outdoor areas are the best spot for lunch in LA.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Pre-Theater Dinner
Had a great experience having dinner prior to attending a performance at the Music Center. We let our server know our time constraints and he moved us along nicely so that we were walking out at exactly the right time. We even had time for dessert!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quaint and romantic the food
Quaint and romantic the food was very good and the service impeccable
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, Great ambience,
Great food, Great ambience, Great service. I recommend this restaurant for lunch and after work gathering..
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is beautiful,
The restaurant is beautiful, both inside the diningroom and outside on the patio. The food is beautifully presented and the service is exceptional. Great for pre-theater dining as there is a free shuttle to the Music Center. Another option that is wonderful is free validated parking. We look forward to dining here again.
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect day to sit outside
and enjoy downtown LA - it's well located, right off the Central Library, which is a lovely building inside and out and the restaurant [not affiliated] is lovely, in the midst of greenery -- there an attractive inside space as well. I did enjoy the food and the service was fine.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent, as always
Dinner last Saturday was one of the best ever, and I've been to Cafe Pinot dozens of times. I highly recommend the tenderloin and the tapioca dessert. Both amazing!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Cafe Pinot
We have been to Cafe Pinot before. The food is always good; the waiters are always very attentive. The only problem is that it seems to take longer than usual (or the norm) for the food to get out from the kitchen. That would be okay if you were planning on having a leisurely lunch or dinner -- but when becomes a little problematic when you have theater tickets. We had no problem making the theater so it wasn't that long of a delay -- but could have used a little more time to eat our meal or perhaps it would have allowed enough time to have dessert.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
You have't asked the most
You have't asked the most important questions, which is how did the anbiance serve your members for serving their meeds?
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant venue for lunch
I can't say the food is memorable, but the comfortable ambiance makes this a nice meeting place for lunch in downtown. Validated, low fee parking at the library avoids prohibitive parking costs.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food choices are relatively limited here, but they're beautifully presented and delectable. Ask for the small bites menu if you're not too hungry or prefer having small portions -- the sliced roast beef with caramelized onion sliders are fab. They also offer some special cocktails on that menu.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Delightful Experience Again
We have had a delightful evening every time we have visited Pinot. The food is excellent and so is the staff. We go there regularly when we go into downtown Los Angeles for an evening at the theatre.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A divine dinner!
We were going to the Music Center, so prompt service was essential to our being on time. And it was! The staff was very considerate and attentive without our feeling rushed.
The food was delicious and expertly presented by a lovely waitress who was genuinely interested in pleasing us. Both the dorade and the chicken were excellent choices, as was the seasonal fuji apple salad, which was big enough to share.
Sitting outside in the garden at dusk with the heaters on and the lights twinkling made our evening one of the most delightful in years. Beautiful surroundings and ambience from beginning to end!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to this resaurant many times and enjoy it each time. The atmosphrere is lovely, the service is great, the food is well presented and delicious. We particularly appreciate the no corkage fee which allowed us to bring a great bottle of wine to enjoy with our dinner without the restaurant mark-up.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, atmosphere and service.
Great service from attentive waitresses, lovely food. Went there for lunch and my hanger steak was cooked just right.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went after a concert at the Disney Hall. It was 4 pm so we had the garden menu and sat at the patio overlooking the LA
Library. Excellent service and great appetizers. We had to wait until 5 pm to get the dinner menu option. Very romantic setting.
I will come back for lunch soon.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
except the parking. We were told by our waiter there was 3 hour parking, but that was incorrect it is only 2 hours. So my tab was $23 and change. The others were less. We needed 3 hours since this was a reunion of friends who don't see each other often.
The restaurant was excellent, but would not do it again.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very nice experience at cafePinot
My wife and I were in town from NorCal on business
We enjoyed our dinner at cafe Pinot immensely.
Food, service and ambiance were top notch.
I would definitely recommend it.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I am on a very restricted
I am on a very restricted diet and need food cooked plainly. I often have to send food back because the chef did not follow the instructions or the instructions weren't given correctly. I had a wonderful waiter at Cafe Pinot, who promised us the kitchen would follow my instructions perfectly. Which they did, by my standards. I had fish, spinach and potatoes, all cooked with nothing but oil, butter, or salt, and they were all delicious. But they did put a little parsley on top of my fish. That happens all the time in restaurants and I just scrape the parsley off, and I don't count that as a problem. But the waiter gave my eating companions free dessert (I can't eat any dessert) because of that parsley being on my fish!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
A celebratory evening at Cafe Pinot
We were celebrating a wedding anniversary and two retirements. The wine recommendations were knowledgeable, the wait staff were friendly, efficient and seemed pleased to be of service to us. Our waiter Jorge especially added to the evening's enjoyment. The night's menu was varied, geared to Fall, and the four of us loved the choices we made -- pork, chicken, fish, soups and salads. The twinkling lights, the looming buildings surrounding Cafe Pinot, walking from and then back down the block to the Biltmore...a wonderful evening.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a sonderful dining
We had a sonderful dining experience. Excellent food, services and atmosphere!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything about Cafe Pinot
Everything about Cafe Pinot was fabulous and we will definitely dine there again.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving Eve Dinner
It was the night before Thanksgiving, so the diners were scarce. Despite that, the food, service and ambience were everything one could hope for. The menu featured an appetizer that was, simply put, the best thing ever done to scallops. We were introduced to a wine we had never experienced, which turned out to be a great choice. All this on the outdoor patio on one of those crisp, perfect Southern California evenings. This was not just a meal; it was a great experience.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a wonderful treat Cafe Pinot was for Thanksgiving. The food was superb. The setting was lovely and serene.
We had a non-rushed dinner and stroll home to our place downtown. The french maitre'd was angelic.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thankful for Pinot
Took a chance and had Thanksgiving to Two at Cafe Pinot. It was lovely. Service was very attentive and personable. The food, both traditional or adventurous, was terrific. The duck was the best I've ever had. Plus the sparkling lights shining around the glass "box" makes you feel that you're inside a star instead of inside downtown LA. I'd do this again in a heartbeat.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
pleased with Pinot
The service and food were excellent. A knowledgeable waiter helped us with choices and made some suggestions that pleased us very much.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM