“Most Romantic Restaurant.” –L.A. Downtown News. Experience a Taste of Love with menu by Executive Chef Viet Pham.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Service was impeccable and prompt. The osso bucco was outstanding and was just the right amount for lunch.
Formerly the most romantic restaurant in Los Angeles with marvelous service and extraordinary food--now unfortunately acquired by Patina Group, cooking elaborate recipes they don't execute well, with brash and in-your-face "friendly" staff (we were addressed as "guys"). They had trouble finding my reservation, had great confusion over where to seat us, and actually reported me as a no-show to OpenTable (failed to check me in). The table wobbled and had to be shimmed up mid-meal. Obnoxious pop music and inadequate space heaters in patio, which I suppose they had open because the old Cafe Pinot won an award for "best open-air dining." An octopus starter salad had pickled lemon peel as a nice touch but mealy edamame. My mushroom risotto was grainy and oversalted. Also a quite different crowd from before, because who could enjoy this? Prices on the moderate side, but that's hardly relevant.
All was great. The waiter and assistant Maria were awesome!
Thank you David and Jorge for taking care of us! Always a pleasure to be at Café Pinot and the Dine LA menu was great! Looking forward to our next dinner with you all
We went for DineLA. The service was, as usual, excellent! Big thanks to Jorge and Asim. The food was very good, however, certain items were over salted. All in all, excellent dining in a wonderful, outdoor patio.
Two of us dined tonight and we both thought this was the best food we’d had in Los Angeles. Everything from the starters to the dessert and coffee were exquisite. And the LA Restaurant Week menu was a great value, including the wine pairings. Noteworthy were the broccoli quinoa small plate, and the dinner of the hanger steak and the osso bucco. They were simply delicious. All the staff were attentive and gracious. Jorge was especially so and took such great care to make sure everything was perfect, from where we were seated when we first arrived to the final course and wine pairing. We highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back.
Cafe Pinot was at the top of its game when three of us had dinner on 13 January. Everybody was delighted with their food, and the service was top-notch. Amazing to be able to sit on the balmy patio in January, even without heat lamps!
We randomly selected Cafe Pinot and everything from the staff to food made it a wonderful anniversary.
Fantastic night! Food is excellent, the wine pairings were nice, and it’s a beautiful venue. Great food and healthy serving sizes, with very reasonable rates!
Food was great and brought out within reasonable timing. The menu was diverse and the entire staff was great. The lamb was well cooked, which is important because not everyone knows how to make great lamb.