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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.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
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)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Comfortable lounge setting, featuring 10, 50 inch HD televisions, full bar and specialty cocktail with soothing background music.
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
$7.50 Validated Hotel Parking Rate for up to 3 hours
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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