Lakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel

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$30 and under
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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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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM

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OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

n
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was good, except the valet damaged my car.

N
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

A
Chicago
261 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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

CS
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

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。

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H
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

RR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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.

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice selection of food. Tenderloin was exceptional.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

OT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LE
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

TR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our lunch date very much. Loved the ambiance.

PD
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

CR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

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.

CC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

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

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

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

DM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KG
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

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.

M
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good service, a bit expensive.

AT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

MW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great buffet and service.

S
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was kept fresh and was all very good to great.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stumbled upon this restaurant while meeting for business at the Bonaventure. It's in the lobby of the hotel. I ordered the fish and chips which was amazing. This fish was super crisp, fries hot and seasoned very well. My business partner had the lunch buffet which was full of great offerings. Would go out of my way for the fish and chips again!

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