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For 2
Date
Tue, 1/23
Time
7:00 PM
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Cafe Pinot

4.3
1872 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
  • Good for a Date (25)
  • Special Occasion (25)
In the heart of Downtown Los Angeles and adjacent to the historic LA Central Library, our California French-inspired cuisine meets an impressive metropolitan skyline view of the city. A beautiful garden setting and floor-to-ceiling windows are some of our luxurious features. A backdrop of the glimmering lights of surrounding high-rises on our outdoor patio makes for a grand, cityscape dining experience. For guests taking in a show or live music event, we’re located minutes from the Music Center and STAPLES Center. Enjoy our market-driven lunch and dinner menus whether it is for business or pleasure.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, French, Californian
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

HAPPY HOUR:
Monday - Friday: 2:30 - 6PM

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 5pm – 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm – 10:00pm

VALENTINE'S DAY - FEBRUARY 14 “Most Romantic Restaurant.” –L.A. Downtown News. Experience a Taste of Love with menu by Executive Chef Viet Pham and Sweetheart Wine Flight for additional costs. Prix-Fixe Menu: Three-Course $65; Four-Course $75. Menu subject to change; tax and gratuity addtl. RESERVE NOW
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Phone number
(213) 239-6500
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Viet Pham
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Private party facilities
Lush greenery, tranquil fountains and a remarkable view of the downtown skyline make Cafe Pinot one of LA's most cosmopolitan restaurants. Spilling out into Maguire Gardens, a little known gem offering an idyllic setting for social gatherings, romantic weddings or large convention events. For parties of 12 or greater, please contact 213-405-0005 or events@cafepinot.com.
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Private party contact
Victoria Frazier-Kirchhoff: (213) 972-3028
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Catering
Catering and Special Event Sales
T 213-405-0005 | F 213-814-1861
events@cafepinot.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th & Flower St.
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Parking details
Parking is available at the adjacent library, located on Flower Street. First 2 hours $6 with validation.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS:
Entrance is on 535 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071
The first driveway on the right side on Grand Ave after you pass 5th street due to Metro construction Flower St Weekend Closures.
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Public transit
Metro Rail, DASH
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

“Most Romantic Restaurant.” –L.A. Downtown News. Experience a Taste of Love with menu by Executive Chef Viet Pham.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 1872 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined a day ago

Service was impeccable and prompt. The osso bucco was outstanding and was just the right amount for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined 3 days ago

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.

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Annie (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

All was great. The waiter and assistant Maria were awesome!

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vipScott (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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vipFood4Thought (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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dodgour (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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Jackie (Orange County)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

We randomly selected Cafe Pinot and everything from the staff to food made it a wonderful anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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!

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LadyofTroy (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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