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About Lakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel

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.

404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Daily 6a-2pm
Breakfast Ala Carte and Buffet Hours (Monday - Friday) 6:00am to 11:00am;
Saturday & Sunday; 6:00am to 12pm
Lunch Ala carte menu and Lunch Buffet: 11:30am - 2:00pm (Monday-Friday)


Cross Street:
5th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 612-4897

Website:
http://www.thebonaventure.com/

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

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 Tyna Abrams at Jane.Kim@westinbonaventure.com or 213-612-4761

Parking Details:
$7.50 Validated Hotel Parking Rate for up to 3 hours

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.

Executive Chef:
Joseph Mills

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Lakeview Bistro private dining room seats 40 guest very comfortable offering an intimate setting for all special occasions. Whether a corporate event, small wedding or business lunch. Our private dining rooms are 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 event.

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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

Private Dining

Visit Lakeview Bistro, which serves classic American food - from salads to sandwiches, appetizers to favorite regional entrées - all in a unique casual setting.

Lakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.4

service

4.8

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4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

33% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

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

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Enjoyed our lunch date very much. Loved the ambiance.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Live Music, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 4, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 11, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 11, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 11, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Very good service, a bit expensive.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2016

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.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2016

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2016

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2016

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 30, 2016

Great buffet and service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2016

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2016

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 2, 2016

What a great lunch buffet. Haven't been to restaurant for a while and noticed their lunch buffet was greatly improved! Great selections and great price! What a deal

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Really great experience, but there was some very loud construction going on during our meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2016

MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING OUR ANNIVERSARY HERE FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS. THIS HAS BECOME OUR YEARLY TRADITION. WE ALWAYS OPT FOR THE BREAKFAST BUFFET. THEY NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE US. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS FRESH, COOKED THOROUGHLY, AND ITS DELICIOUS. EVERY YEAR, BROWN IS OUR WAITER. WE LOOK ORWARD TO SEEING HIM AND THE MEMORIES LST A LIFE TIME. WE ALWAYS SHOW HIM THE PICTURE THAT HE TOOK WITH US THE YEAR PRIOR. HE IS AMAZING, HE HAS A GREAT PERSONALITY, VERY FRIENDLY AND HE EVEN GOT US GIFTS THIS TIME TO COMMEMORATE OUR SPECIAL DAY. WE WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE. WE BROUGHT OUR 5 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER THIS TIME AND SHE RECENTLY ASKED TO GO BACK. SHE LIKED THE WATER. WE THANK YOU GUYS FOR MAKING THIS A LACE WHERE WE CAN BUILD MEMORIES TOGETHER.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2015

My group has been missing the buffet at the Brasserie in the Sheraton and it appears that the Bonaventure has taken up the effort to fill that void. The whitefish was perfectly seasoned and piping hot, there were three lovely soups and many alternative salads and sides. The service was prompt, friendly and attentive. The only thing that lost a few points was the fact that the only dessert options were fruit and cookies. I think that could be enhanced a bit and then $21.95 (exclusive of beverage) would be acceptable. I also would suggest that a standard beverage be included in this price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 22, 2015

The breakfast menu was great for a hotel restaurant - surpassed expectations.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2015

Convenient to DTLA. No issues with getting a lunch reservation as capacity is abundant.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2015

Spacious and lots of room. They have a buffet lunch.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 15, 2015

Very good for lunch. Very extensive lunch buffet. Nice atmoshpere.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2014

Had a great business breakfast. Service was absolutely first rate!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2014

Nice Atmosphere
Great Convenient Downtown Location
Price is reasonable
Ambiance is great.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2014

Had the lunch buffet, and it was very good, particularly the salads.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2014

There are so many wonderful things going on with this restaurant - from the incredible lunch buffet, encompassing salads, soups, pasta, poultry, meats and cookies, to the warm, professional and gracious greeting from Monica; superior, knowledgeable and incredible service by Alfredo, it was a joy for us to dine here and partake of this wonderful and noteworthy experience. This is the place to go for lunch - great food, great staff and nice scenery in a classic setting.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2014

I had the salad bar. Well worth $19.99. Everything was delicious. Many selections to pick from. I had a little of many of them. I wanted to try everything! The table service was also great. Our waiter was excellent!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2014

My business associate and I love to dine in this wonderful oasis in the middle of Downtown Los Angeles. Lovely main atrium area and an incredible luncheon buffet to boot with perfected handcarved turkey and pasta to order. The salads are amazing and the wonderful variety of fruits and vegetables are noteworthy. Best of all, is the incredible greeting by Monica and our waiter Alfredo make a first class team that exceeds in customer service, efficiency, friendliness and professionism. Job well done and I can't wait to return soon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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