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Cafe Pinot - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
2072 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. S

    Sagehen

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance with a view of the beautiful LA Library, wonderful attentive but not overbearing service and great food. The wine menu as too pricey: nothing less than $19 per glass for a white wine, with no California wine choices. Cafe Pinot still remains one of our post Matinee choices. Great overall experience.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect! The setting (outside patio), the staff, the service, and the food. Can’t recommend it highly enough. Well done, Cafe Pinot, and thank you!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    The steak was cold when it was served.

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    n2caves

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've been to Cafe Pinot many times over many years. It's always a pleasant experience. The food is excellent, the service perfect, and the atmosphere wonderful. The ambience on the patio is hard to improve on. Though I had not been there for more than a year, I was greeted as family and welcomed. The waitress remembered me. There are many new restaurants in DTLA, but this place is still worth mention. And a visit!

  5. SC

    SusanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing! The maitre d' was outstanding, very accommodating and personable and the service was fantastic. According to my daughter it was the best duck she has ever been served and the French Onion soup was excellent. Both of us enjoyed our meal and the service. Jeni & George C. made our dining experience memorable. Highly recommended.

  6. n

    nnnni

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Most congenial service that I have had in a long time!

  7. VD

    VictoriaD

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about our experience the Cafe Pinot was sublime. The food, service, and sitting out on the patio was exceptional. My girlfriend and I were both celebrating our husband's birthdays and the staff made them feel very special... beginning the evening with a champagne toast.

  8. SM

    StarMichelin90210

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is delicious, i had the lamb sweetbreads, and the salmon was just the perfect finish to a lovely dinner. Cocktails on point, and the service impeccable.

  9. BD

    BruceD

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience2

    Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was good but there was a really odd smell we noticed.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot for birthdays! They treated us so well and had great service. Food and drinks were excellent

  11. NF

    NelmaF

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The service was unparalleled. Have been going to this restaurant since my husband and I were dating. Just celebrated our 20th anniversary at the restaurant. The moment we came in, the front desk greeted us with a warm smile. They knew right away what we celebrating. We've been to very high end restaurants where they didn't seem to care. George, the Manager and Grace, our server were both super attentive to details. The food was very good, the appetizers especially. I highly recommend the lamb appetizer. My son ordered the salmon and my husband the steak of the day. Both were delicious. I ordered the duck -- it was ok but not my favorite. Will definitely keep on coming back.

  12. AT

    AlexT

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service in a beautiful garden setting. Wine list may be overpriced.

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    alacarte

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    The setting in the garden is extraordinarily pleasant--and very quiet. The food was merely mediocre. My main objection was the outrageous pricing of the wines.

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    Gail

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Salad was amazing. My chicken dish was good and very large portions. My husband's lamb was undercooked but they made it right and brought out another plate. It changed the sequence of eating together though. Because of that, they did not charge me for my dessert.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super friendly staff! I brought my baby there during business lunch hour. It was effortless and calm. I would definitely go back.

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    hgfromLA

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Had not been here in several years. It's not as great as it used to be. Food is still fine but the lounge singer was too loud. Lighting used to be more subdued and created a nice atmosphere. Too bright now! And no valet parking anymore. Probably better for lunch these days.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely love Cafe Pinot. It's always a five star experience when we go. The service is phenomenal. The people there are so genuine and make you feel special everytime. The food is cooked perfectly and is always fresh and innovative. The atmosphere is such a gem with the location tucked in a cozy spot overlooking the Maddie gardens, fountains, central library, and the DTLA skyline. Dining here is a guaranteed great experience!

  18. PJ

    PeterJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service as always. I had the Spa Menu and that was outstanding. Very fresh ingredients and light The manager George was great and very attentive.

  19. VK

    ValleyKen

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was one of the best restaurant meals we have had in a while. We let the chef pick for us. Started with a great squash soup that included crunchy nuts and a light creamy cheese. Then had two salads, one with beets that is on the regular menu and was very good, then an outstanding fennel salad with quince and nuts - maybe the best salad we've ever had. As a main course, a savory, tender, juicy chicken breast with enoki mushrooms - full of umami and flavor. Finally, two desserts - a light chia pudding with fruit and a very sweet, decadent deconstructed strawberry shorcake. Great experience overall!

  20. ES

    ElwinS

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food is delicious and the service is terrific. They are very attentive to your needs. We ordered off of the menu and were very happy with our selections. There was a couple at the next table who wanted the chef to prepare a meal for them based on their dietary restrictions rather than order off of the menu. The chef came out and discussed all of the options and the couple seemed more than pleased!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb in every way - food, service, experience. This place is truly one of the best in DTLA. Validation made parking for our 6-hour dining/ theater experience only $7. The spot is nestled in a lovely garden by the beautiful LA library and our 5-block walk to the Music Center was a joy. The pre-theater French menu and the live French singer added a nice touch as well. The manager greeted us and checked in with us regularly making us feel incredibly special. Even the seat cushions are luxuriously comfortable. We will definitely be back! Date and Fig salad was DIVINE - a work of art.

  22. KM

    KimberlyM

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cafe Pinot is a go to spot when in DTLA. We are never disappointed! Food is consistently good, service is spot-on and the location was especially perfect for our lunch after a tour of the Central Library.

  23. DD

    DonD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Friday night dinner. Great food and an exceptionally competent and attentive waitress.

  24. NW

    NickW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went out for an after Valentines Day date. The back outdoor patio was very nice with well lit trees and plenty of heaters. There was a bit of a fumble after we were seated where it seemed like the waiter wasnt told we were there, but they made up for it with some complimentary champagne. Dinner was great, definitely recommend the steak entree.

  25. b

    burbank

    Los Angeles

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Grace and George are fantastic. Love the bread. Had the Market fish bass It was great. Try the Napa rose.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Very slow service. We waited for one hour for the first dish. Though it was Valentines Day.

  27. MK

    MargaritaK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Cafe Pinot was a very beautiful restaurant in the heart of downtown. Very romantic spot for Valentines days.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Avoid the Valentine’s Day set menu! Food was over cooked and over salted. Service was subpar! No one even acknowledged the holiday.

  29. JB

    JaniceB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved the food and the staff. A delightful experience. We’ll definitely return.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Went there for Valentine’s Day dinner. They had us sardined in with 2-person catering tables but that’s to be expected for the holiday. Food was slightly disappointing since it was top assembly-line in terms of quality.

  31. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    Valentine's Day Dinner. I feel like the restaurant was not ready for such a busy night. We were seated about 25 minutes after our reservation time, and no one came to our table for another 15 minutes. We spent a total of just under 3 hours for our dinner. The service was very slow. The food was just okay, but definitely not worth the $200 we spent for two. I don't think I would return to Cafe Pinot.

  32. AM

    AnthonyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    amazing food and atmosphere! great, attentive staff

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good place for couples. Quite and nice.

  34. BF

    BrookeF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing and the service was even better. Everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Beware of parking fees in the underground lot. Cafe Pinot validates 2 hours, but when you're leaving, if you don't put your parking ticket in the pay machine within 2 hours of entering the garage, you'll pay $3.50 for every 10 minutes thereafter.

  36. N

    Nancy

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful oasis in DTLA! Great place for a quiet dinner--the food was delicious and 'right-sized'. The service was exceptional, and we could sit and talk after our meal without feeling at all rushed out.

  37. h

    holidaydoll

    Los Angeles

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Grace was our server she was top notch & knowledgeable. Jorge the manager is also a star player! They both made us feel at home & taken care of! The food is so delectable & the patio where we normally sit was closed due to rain, but they made the indoors just as cozy. This is an all around gem DTLA...you can’t go wrong!!

  38. p

    pamelaw

    Los Angeles

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my client here for lunch, food was great! The service was amazing, always checking in to see if everything was ok, nice and quiet too. Great for a business lunch.

  39. C

    Concetta1

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a wonderful restaurant! The general manager, Chriselda Chew, took our lunch reservation and I immediately knew we were in the best of hands. A very personable and knowledgeable professional, her recommendations were spot-on in terms of both the cuisine and the choice of table. In addition, our waiter Hugo provided exceptional service and expert advice. A lovely restaurant, we sat on the patio that day and enjoyed truly delicious food, especially the celeriac soup, Alaskan cod, chocolate bread pudding and the incredible panna cotta. We are already planning our next visit.

  40. U

    Unhappy

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    The facility and comfort was special. We had a Fixed Menu from blackboard eats. I would rate the food service at a 2 and the service at 3.5. For a 4 coarse meal the coarses were in many respects too large especially the salad. While interesting it could have had more dressing. In the case of the tongue dish I and pretty sure tongue was not used, as it did not have the intensity or consistency, it would have been OK but they should have said something and again it was too much food. My wife's main coarse was market sole and it was rubbery, clearly cooked too much or poor quality to start with, in my case the chicken breast was fine but the squash and other elements were not cooked correctly and effectively non edible or unable to add to the dish except for adornment. It is a nice space and the dishes on the menu were interesting but effectively all poorly executed. The service was attentive but at times too attentive and almost intrusive. It is a hard balance but the better spaces often figure that one out.

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