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Lakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel

4.4
4.4
84 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Lakeview Bistro, offering contemporary American cuisine in a very comfortable intimate setting for all special occasions. Whether a corporate events, small wedding or business lunch. Our dining room is the perfect location for your special event. Lakeview Bistro is set in lobby of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel by a tranquil bamboo garden and indoor lakes creating the most unique setting for your dining experience.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 6:00 am–2:00 pm Breakfast Daily 6:00 am–7:00 am Brunch Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 612-4897

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Raymond Nacasio

  • Catering

    Lakeview bistro features two private dining rooms that offer the perfect setting for private events, meetings and celebrations for all occasions. For booking our private dining rooms please contact Jane Kim at Jane.Kim@westinbonaventure.com or 213-612-4761

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    5th Street

  • Parking details

    $7.50 Validated Hotel Parking Rate for up to 3 hours <br /><br />

  • Public transit

    We are conveniently located near the 7th street metro light rail station and have ground transportation available to reach all major point of interest throughout the city of Los Angeles.<br /> <br />

  • Entertainment

    Comfortable lounge setting, featuring 10, 50 inch HD televisions, full bar and specialty cocktail with soothing background music.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 84 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. SD

    StacyD

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Good food but expensive. Understand that it’s a hotel.

  2. SR

    StaceyR

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great service, yummy food but it's a bit pricey for what you get.

  3. C

    Californiafoodie

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our server ALFREDO was fantastic! It was clear that he loves what he does and he is truly an asset to the Westin Bonaventure. I recommend the Lakeview Bistro for a relaxed & casual lunch.

  4. BS

    BarbaraS

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Other than the excellent smoked salmon, pork sausage, pastries, coffee and fresh juice, the buffet items were mostly forgettable. However, our server was exceptional...very attentive and friendly. That combined with the open and relaxing ambiance made for a very enjoyable experience overall. Perfect close proximity for brunch prior to Ahmanson matinee.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice atmosphere, absolutely wonderful service, and great food. Located in the lobby area, but nicely tucked away. Great for lunch, like a wonderful breakfast and dinner too if you’re staying there as a guest.

  6. n

    notpicky

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Everything was good, except the valet damaged my car.

  7. DE

    DELICIOUS

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Hidden gem inside the Bonaventure Hotel. We had a great experience and dined on delicious options from the wonderful menu.

  8. A

    Amber

    Chicago

    312 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    312 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2018

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    I'd skip this and head to the nearby market for breakfast or coffee at Nossa Familia, in the beautiful Art Deco building just a couple blocks away.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Thanksgiving Day buffet was wonderful and was well prepared. A variety of dishes to choose from and all were very good.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Just OK. Wish the a la carte wasn't so pricey. Brunch buffets are so boring.

  11. CS

    CrisS

    Los Angeles

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gracious service from beginning to end. Food was good, with hefty portions. And perfect for a quiet meeting. A bit pricey, but definitely worth a return.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    朝食ブッフェをいただきましたが、味付けも品数も、他の国のウェスティンの朝食をイメージしていくとがっかりすると思います。 マウイのウェスティンのエッグベネディクトが好きなので食べてみましたが、まったくもって美味しくなかったです(泣) ジュースはフレッシュで美味しかったですが、5,000円することを考えると満足度は低いです。

  13. H

    Helen

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food was good and the service was great! We'll definitely be going back.

  14. RR

    RevRee

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    I met friends there to hear an amazing singer that was performing in the restaurant. The entertainment was amazing but the set up is awkward. We were there on a slow night due to NBA All-Stars, but it's usually crowded on Friday nights when there's entertainment. But despite the smaller crowd, the service was slow. Our waiter was great, just stretched too thin. The burger was $20 and was just okay. It's a very limited menu. Do not order an Old Fashioned. You've been warned.

  15. B

    Bravo

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Quite and personable setting for employee work lunch. Thank you....

  16. C

    Christmas

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice selection of food. Tenderloin was exceptional.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    It was a nice comfortable place for a Thanksgiving buffet. The food was good, the service was good, and it was easy to deal with. They had a good selection and when we wanted something special from the kitchen, they got it for us without a lot of hassle. The only issue was the parking -- we didn't find inexpensive parking.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Alfredo is absolutely exceptional in his customer service. My clients, journalists, staff and friends enjoy his sense of humor!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Alfredo is an exceptional waiter. My clients appreciate his attention to detail! In addition, Alfredo has a great sense of humor!!!

  20. LE

    LoveEatingOut

    Las Vegas

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and the hotel gave us a complimentary Sunday brunch buffet at the bistro. The buffet is limited but what was there was very good. There is no lake and the setting is not very intimate.

  21. TR

    TinaRG

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Enjoyed our lunch date very much. Loved the ambiance.

  22. PD

    PickyDiner

    Orange County

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Live Jazz was great. Food was mediocre -pasta had the taste of canned tomato paste, shrimp quesadilla was good. Service was very good.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I thought the food was way overpriced and small in portion size. The entertainment was excellent. The only thing I didn't like was they started about an hour and a half late so I had to leave early. I also wanted to state that even tho I booked a table in advance, the table that my party was given wasn't eyeview to the stage so I was barely able to see the entertainment...I was only able to hear.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The food was good. Jose the server was wonderful! The atmosphere was great. We had a really nice time.

  25. CR

    CaliRed

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time I treated my husband for Father's day. Service and food was over the top!!!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2017

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    This is a breakfast buffet not a brunch buffet. The server will take your omelette order and bring you ONE mimosa from the bar. Not bad if you want a buffet of breakfast items. Not good if you are seeking a carving station, omelette station, unlimited mimosas and seafood. The value price is overpriced.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Mother's Day Brunch was fabuloso! The food was fresh! Great variety and very friendly service!

  28. MM

    MMDN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food and service were great. Fewer food selections than last year. Complimentary glass of champagne. Free parking. Mother's Day brunch.

  29. n

    nicholasr

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Upon checking in for our reservation the person standing at the podium wearing a Sue totally ignored us. That's fine maybe she doesn't normally work there. Then when we go to get seated is standing obliviously in the way. One could hope he wasn't management but it look like he was. Our waiter was superb and the food was excellent. It did take a while for it to come out and the place wasn't too busy yet.

  30. N

    Nobuffetsplease

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    Would have rated higher if not for the hostess AND two servers all tried their best to sell the buffet. Once they relented that we would be ordering off the menu the lunch went well.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    I was there for a special performance, which was great, but there are a lot of obstructions to our view.

  32. RC

    ReeC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2017

    overall5food4service2ambience5

    Very Classic sophisticated atmosphere & awesome live entertainment the evening I attended.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2017

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    The menu variety and the food my group ordered was satisfactory the food and service could be brought up a few notches

  34. DM

    DebraM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lunch was delicious. The buffet varies by day. Can't wait to try other days.

  35. KG

    KarenG

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2017

    overall4food4service2ambience2

    We went there for a special music event in the evening as the restaurant is not usually open in the evenings. The food was good, but service was very slow, and we had to wait over 30 minutes to get our bill and then another 20 minutes for the waiter to return to get the credit card. I suspect it was because the restaurant was extra busy for the event.

  36. M

    Mostafa

    Los Angeles

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very good service, a bit expensive.

  37. AT

    AlexT

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice menu. All food well prepared. The wait service was excellent. Better than the usual hotel lobby fare. The Bonaventure lobby is also very interesting architecturally. You are sitting at the base of four cylindrical elevator towers flanking the main hotel cylinder. If looking for good, unpretentious food downtown this is a good choice. Opentable only had four available reservations at the time we selected (Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm) but the restaurant was empty.

  38. B

    Brian

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2016

    overall3food5service4ambience4

    Far too expensive for an everyday meal. I am attending the ENA conference and didn't want to have to venture far out for meals when rushed in the morning. I made a reservation for six am. Ordered the omelet. Was offered orange juice and coffee. There was a good sized omelet and hash browns that came. Then the bill came, and after paying over twenty dollars for the omelet I came to find out that I was charged over six dollars for the one small glass of juice and over six dollars for my one small cup of coffee in addition to the fee for the omelet. My breakfast was over thirty five dollars. I don't know about anyone else, but this seemed a little outrageous to me. Needless to say I won't be going back.

  39. DB

    DebbieB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our reservation was at 1:30 pm and the buffet ends at 2:00 pm, but our server was very attentive and made sure we had whatever we needed even though they were closing down the buffet. We had a great time!

  40. MW

    MargaretW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    The place was absolutely dead when we were there for lunch. No problem, more buffet for us! Food was very good but not great. Lots of salad choices, which we appreciated. Also ate the fish and tri-tip. German chocolate cake was the only dessert and dry and tasteless. Given that it is downtown, the buffet is a good buy. But as a special occasion, it was so empty it did not feel festive though the staff did what they could.

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Lakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 6:00 am–2:00 pm Breakfast Daily 6:00 am–7:00 am Brunch Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    $7.50 Validated Hotel Parking Rate for up to 3 hours <br /><br />

  • Public transit

    We are conveniently located near the 7th street metro light rail station and have ground transportation available to reach all major point of interest throughout the city of Los Angeles.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Raymond Nacasio

  • Entertainment

    Comfortable lounge setting, featuring 10, 50 inch HD televisions, full bar and specialty cocktail with soothing background music.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (213) 612-4897

  • Catering

    Lakeview bistro features two private dining rooms that offer the perfect setting for private events, meetings and celebrations for all occasions. For booking our private dining rooms please contact Jane Kim at Jane.Kim@westinbonaventure.com or 213-612-4761

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