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Joe's Restaurant

4.2
2279 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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Feast on creatively prepared American fare at Joe's Restaurant. Its casual atmosphere is wonderful for sharing a meal with friends or dining out with the entire family. Joe's Restaurant features a prix fixe lunch and dinner menu. Owner and chef Joseph Miller opened its doors for locals and travelers to taste a fusion of French and California cuisine made with seasonal ingredients. An appetizer of tuna tartare, grilled octopus or a beet salad will tantalize the taste buds. Guests can choose a main course of braised short ribs, pan-seared salmon with carrot puree or roasted chicken roulade.

Joe's Restaurant was awarded Best Brunch by Citysearch. It features a full bar and has a happy hour with specials. This restaurant offers brunch on the weekend. It welcomes reservations and provides catering, as well as take-out services.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, French, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Tue - Fri: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Dinner:
Sun, Tue - Thur: 6:00pm - 10:00pm,
Fri - Sat: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch:
Sat - Sun: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Happy Hour:
Sunday-Thursday ALL NIGHT 6PM-close
Friday-Saturday 6PM-7PM, 10PM-close
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Phone number
(310) 399-5811
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joseph Miller
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Private party facilities
A longtime Westside fave & Michelin-starred pick, Joe's is known for combining fine dining flare in the kitchen with a sincere & friendly neighborhood feel on the floor. Whether you'd like to host a grand wedding for 100 or celebrate a big day with an equally big table of friends, Eat at Joe's!
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Private party contact
Moriah Mickelbury, Event Manager: (310) 392-5655
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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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 $7. Rates are subject to change.

Street parking is always an option, but please check the signage, especially if you are coming during brunch or lunchtime.
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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
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour All Night Long
Sunday-Thursday, 6PM-close
Friday & Saturday 6PM-7PM, 9PM-close
$9 bar menu, $6 featured cocktail, well drinks, house red or white wine, house beer.

Farmer's Market 4 course prix fixe menu for $48!
Join us every night for our Farmer's Market 4 course tasting menu for only $48 Tuesday-Saturday.

Sunday night 3 course prix fixe for $35

Bottomless mimosas all weekend long during brunch for only $14

No corkage Tuesdays
Every Tuesday, 6PM-close
2 bottles max
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.1
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

We will always love Joe's and will miss it very much. This was a terrific restaurant with a marvelous chef and a truly great staff. A Venice institution.

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vipElectricAvenueChef (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

It was a complete delight to dine with Joe on his final night of service at the iconic Joe's Restaurant in Venice.

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vipthebeachkid (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Thanks for 24 years of wonderful memories ...

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mark (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

We love(d) Joe's and are very sorry to see it go. Best of luck on their new restaurant Pintxo

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

I was privileged to enjoy the Valentine's Day pre-fixe menu at Joe's second to last dinner serving. The food was fresh, delicious and composed of high quality ingredients. Their custom cocktail of the evening - My Bloody Valentine - was both topical and tasty.

Service was a bit inattentive and odd, but it was also the day before they were closing, so the staff gets a pass.

Joe was taking laps around the restaurant making sure everyone was enjoying their meals.

I'll miss Joe's, but I'm glad I got there before it was too late.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

My wife and I were saddened to see that Joe's, formerly one of the most consistent, high quality and civilized places in town has deteriorated pretty significantly since we were last there about a year and a half ago. We have been dozens of times over the past many years for dinner, brunch, as a couple, with family and with larger groups. And, it has always been reliably good with pretty professional service. I understand that it was the night before Valentine's Day--we thought that by booking the night before we might escape the mediocrity that many restaurants resort to for the large crowds--but we had to endure the limited and mass produced prix-fixe menu as our only option. It was just okay. The biggest surprise was the off-hand and disinterested service, though. That used to be one of the best qualities of the restaurant but our server, who was getting married in just a few weeks, was clearly far more tuned into her wedding than working that night. I don't know that we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

It's ironic that this review is about the penultimate night at Joe's. Joe Miller, a chef who introduced the kind of imaginative cooking using fresh ingredients other chefs have been copying for 24 years, has closed Joe's. First, dinner was a procession of flavors and cooking that my Dad, also a cook, would have pronounced "soigne" which means subtle and delicious. I had cauliflower bisque with rock shrimp, grilled tuna on rosti with foie gras and a porterhouse with the sweetest small onions and crispy artichokes, and mashed potatoes. I am still thinking about the dessert flyte, passionfruit meringue, moscarpone cheesecake and the coup de gras a chocolate ganache square with crunchified walnuts. Joe's has been a bastion of cuisine that grows in variety and technical accomplishment. I will never forget seeing Joe ladle liquid in a china cap that night, this is a hands-on restaurant with a chef who always did the work. Joe never dialed in his cooking, he did it with his crew. I could wish for you all who love accomplished cooking to "Eat At Joe's" but no, Venice is in a current spiral downhill where best beloved, POPULAR, well-patronized local restaurants are being leveled by greed of speculators. I could wish for you to know just how your appreciation of tastes and flavors could be boosted by Joe's ever changing, season-oriented (and well seasoned) menu. I could wish for you to have a happy brunch with breads that you enjoy eating for flavor, savory and sweet selections of egg and pancakes. I could wish for you to know what it's like when you have a reservation and remember during the days before "We're going to Joe's this week *_*" Joe's, high quality ingredients and technique for good value. Joe's, combinations of greens and mushrooms, scallops and polenta, Christmas Eve dinners that celebrated Winter cooking, Joe's a place where the cooks and crew went out and brought your dog treats and water while you were inside for brunch, Come back Joe, please!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

A pioneer of California Cuisine and a mainstay of Abbot Kinney long before the street and the surrounding neighborhood became what they are today. While the street is much more vibrant than it was when I started dining at Joe's, Chef Joe Miller and his restaurant will be sorely missed.

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Mailbaggers (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

My family and I had the opportunity to visit Joe's just before they closed down. The place was packed; there was still a lot of energy and it was really nice to see all of the staff throughly engaged. Our food was executed perfectly. We also enjoyed the bottomless mimosas. Cheers to Joe Miller!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2016

I wish I could recommend Joe's to all my friends. I am so sorry that it is closing.

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LADave65 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2016

Joe's was fantastic: great farm-to-table food prepared in creative ways, with great service and a nice atmosphere. It will be sorely missed.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2016

They were "backed up" so we actually didn't get seated until 30 minutes after our reservation which was ok but I rushed to get there on time, so that was a bit of a bummer but they're closing so I had to let that go. My dining companion thought it was a clever upsale to tell us the kitchen was backed up and she recommended getting an appetizer-- turned out to be $15 for a beet salad. Which was amazing! But I could have eaten the Free bread and been ok. Other than that, everything was excellent! Gonna miss that place.

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vipSandie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2016

I was here about a year ago with three friends from NY. The service was so slow, I was so embarrassed and kept telling my friends how sorry I was. I decided that I would not come back again., I mean who has that kind of time? However, with the restaurant closing, I decided to give it another try. This time it was worst than the time before. It took 30 minutes to get my bottle of wine and I arrived at the restaurant at 6 PM when they opened so there was no excuse for how long it took. I also had to keep asking for someone to pour my wine once we did get the bottle. Also, we ordered the Chef Menu and when they brought us our desert they failed to mention that hey did not have what we ordered and brought us what they had in stock. Not cool. If they were to remain open, I would never dine there again.

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Davidsmom (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2016

We are so sad that Joe's is closing. It has been a favorite for us since its opening. We loved it especially for brunch and lunch on the patio. So we decided to go with friends for a last visit before its February 14th closing.

The patio was lovely as always. Our salmon benedicts were perfect. Eggs poached just right, delicious salmon. However our friends fish tacos were not good at all. Because they are allergic to t shellfish, they asked if they could have salmon instead of shrimp. This seemed to be a problem for the server but reluctantly she made inquiry of the kitchen and they had the salmon tacos. But the tacos themselves were merely a tiny piece of salmon and some coleslaw on a tortilla, no sauce, nothing else. They were quite disappointed.

So our last trip to Joe's was not as special as our first but we will remember Joe's as it was when we first became its patrons.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

I got to experience Sunday brunch during the last week that Joe's is open. Hurry and experience it before it closes.

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