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.
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.
It was a complete delight to dine with Joe on his final night of service at the iconic Joe's Restaurant in Venice.
Thanks for 24 years of wonderful memories ...
We love(d) Joe's and are very sorry to see it go. Best of luck on their new restaurant Pintxo
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
I wish I could recommend Joe's to all my friends. I am so sorry that it is closing.