Treat Mom on her special day at Café Pinot. Dine outside on our stunning patio, with views of the iconic LA Public Library. Indulge in a Three-Course $55 or Four-Course $70 Brunch menu, and choose from brunch beverage options, including our signature Bubble Bar. Children's menu available.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
We had not been to Cafe Pinot in several years, but we always remembered the beautiful outdoor patio/garden. It is still just as lovely and romantic as ever right in the heart of Downtown LA. We enjoyed a special chef's menu of just about all fish - everything was fresh, creative and delicious! The tables are well spaced so that you can enjoy an intimate conversation and not be pressed against strangers. The atmosphere is delightful - we will certainly return soon!
Everything was perfect, and delicious. I had a reservation with Blackboard Eats.
What a great value! Loved every bite. So glad I had a driver with all that wine!
The service was very nice and friendly. The food was expensive and small portions but tasty.
We were provided menus and were later told they were obsolete. Then had to wait for new menus to be printed. Service was very slow. Menu items were not always available. Food was delivered at different times and not as ordered.
Great food and atmosphere
Very much enjoyed the “small bites” followed by “small plates” with an awesome bottle of wine. Great evening!
Great meal; quiet ambience and we received attentive service from Jorge. Highly recommended.
Usually great but never go on a holiday or holiday weekend. We've gone twice during the holidays (never again). The restaurant falls apart, then menu is bare bones, the food seems pre-cooked and ready to go, not made to order. Go on a regular weekend and you'll have a great time.
Great place! Excellent service, excellent food, good value and a fun but quiet ambience.
We appreciated the chef & manager allowing us to order from the lunch menu even though it was dinner. Had our hearts set on Salade Nicole’s & we’re not disappointed
Our waiter, Flavio, was extraordinary. He made the entire experience memorable.
Food is always tasty and service is memorable.
Always very good!
Great business lunch spot with both outdoor option (casual) and indoor option (very quiet). I wouldn't call it the best food in the world, but edible and needs improvement. Still a fan.
This place was last minute perfect to dine ~ service and food was exceptional.
We always have an enjoyable evening at Cafe Pinot - the meals are excellent, the is attentive, and the setting is sublime.
I do like the ambience and light. But food was not good.
French dip was cold and had gristle in the meat. My clients picked at theirs too.
No one wants fried food any more.
Menu has poor options for healthy dining.
No good fish or salad options.
I ordered the chopped salad. There was a couple of very small pieces of sausage and a few little chunks of cheese. It was nothing better than average. I was extremely disappointed. With my tip it was basically a $23 salad. Not happy!
We dined at Café Pinot on a rainy Saturday night before an opera performance. Although the menu is limited (California cuisine with a French accent), all the dishes we had, including the butter lettuce salad with grapes and almonds, the butternut squash soup, the veal osso bucco (with creamy polenta) and the hanger steak with fingerling potatoes, were good. Dessert included a selection of ice creams and the dark crème bar with brown sugar nest, coffee chocolate sauce and mascarpone chantilly. Cocktails included sparkling wine flavored with framboise liquer; wine was a syrah from a well appointed wine list. Best of all, the service was friendly and helpful; we finished in plenty of time to make the performance and the restaurant made arrangements for a shuttle to deliver us in the rain to the performance hall. Has a lovely outdoor patio which of course was not being used that evening. We now have eaten at Café Pinot several times over the last few years and we have enjoyed it every time.
Cafe Pinot is a favorite of ours when it comes to DTLA dining. Always a venue to remember!
Beginning to end our meal was amazing. Our server, Grace, attended to every last detail to make it so. The food was to die for and the venue itself is just perfectly understated, elegant, and lovely. Can’t wait to go back again!
George the manager and David the server were outstanding. Food was so good. We had the butter lettuce salad, cod (delicious!!!) and hangar steak. Can't beat that $6 happy hour wine.
Love this place and believe me David and George are just fantastic!
Wonderful service and tasty food! A memorable night.
Another great meal at Cafe Pinot. Been here many times since they opened long ago, and we are never disappointed. The food is excellent, service is perfect, and the atmosphere is enjoyable. I went solo this time and was alone on the patio under the city lights. A bit cold but they put two heaters around me and it was nice and toasty. The onion soup is the best in town, but they take it off the menu in summer. I know a lot of new restaurants have opened up in Downtown LA, but Cafe Pinot is still doing an amazing job!
When I come to Los Angeles, I head to the Café Pinot. Dinner was, as always, excellent and the setting is wonderful.
Excellent service; our waiters (we went twice for dinner) were friendly and personable, and the food was tasty, with appetizers, small plates, and large ones; something for everyone. There's a patio out back where even in the exceptionally cold weather (for LA) the heat lamps made it very comfortable. I'd go back any time!
Great place for dinner before the theater. They will call a shuttle for ride to theater. We parked in underground garage open 24 hours. Easy access to elevator to restaurant’s front door. Parking validation reduced cost to $7. Shuttle will bring you back to Pinot to retrieve your car. Delightful experience!
Good food. Not amazing though. Service was excellent. Attentive. Parking is a little difficult. Lovely location. Good for a business lunch.
Made a reservation based off 1.8k reviews of over 4 stars. Unfortunately the meal was just average. Had the ravioli and mushrooms. The mushrooms were good the the ravioli was rubbery. Sat outside, beautiful setting but the food and service didn’t meet the same standards
Mark was a great waiter. happy hour wine is only $6.
Meals and salad were great--veal shank and hangar steak. Bread is awesome.
Dessert (lemon cake) not worth the $ and calories
Tonight was Valentines night and it was obviously a packed house, but the staff worked hard and tried to get everyone seated with food on their table as fast as possible. I applaud not only the food and service but also their composure on a stressful night like Valentine’s night.
Valentine’s Day was terrible. Front of the house was clueless. We were seated more than an hour after our reservation. Their system was to hand write names on a series of menus in the order of guest arrival. Not sure why I made a reservation then. A few times they couldn’t read their own handwriting and they forgot to put my name on the list. They remembered checking me in so they guessed and inserted me into a random place on the list.
To make matters worse, while we were waiting, one of the waiters came wobbling to the front of the restaurant where we were all waiting (I head other patrons say they thought he was drunk or high) and asked a few Asian couples if they had been the ones who he served. None of us had even eaten yet. He had a check in hand and was angry. We think he was looking for an Asian couple who didn’t tip well or something. Maybe I’m wrong in what he was looking for, but asking all the Asian couples is wildly inappropriate.
They forgot to bring our third courses. Ended up waiting an inordinate amount of time for our correct course. The entree was terribly cold.
The only positive of the night was our waiter. He was a tall blonde man with glasses. Awesome character, great attitude.
It was honestly the worst place I have ever spent Valentine’s Day, I know for a fact to never go there again
The restaurant is beautiful, the service is impeccable and the food is inventive and delicious. I don’t see how it could be more perfect.
The manager, Jorge, made us feel very welcome as he greeted us upon arrival. We were seated in a lovely outdoor patio next to a beautiful tree covered in lights. Grace, our waitress, recommended the market fish, halibut, that was delicious! A must when dining here. The cocktails were great! The staff here made us feel relaxed as they efficiently attended to us during dinner. The restaurant is great for dinner when attending the LA Phil just a few blocks away at the Walt Disney Concert Hall as they provide a complementary shuttle between venues.
Was surprised to enjoy my meal after not dining here for years.
The service was superb and the food was quite tasty!
We've been to many of the Restaurants that are part of the Patina Restaurant Group and this restaurant is part of that group. Their Restaurants are all amazing! Great menus, wine lists, Chefs, and everyone else involved in serving you! Always a wonderful experience!
We definitely look forward to coming back to Cafe Pinot in the near future.
Dining on the patio adjacent to the historic LA Public Library and surrounded by the tall buildings of DTLA is a very special urban experience.
Garden seating was lovely - downtown skyscrapers surround. Food was very tasty and inventive. Best of all was the staff, which went out of their way to accommodate us with the table we wanted. Service was professional and attentive.
It was obvious from the beginning, when we entered a freezing cold restaurant, that something was off. We opted to sit outside because it was warmer - in February. Our server was obviously new. She served my wine while my husband was in the restroom, and said that they were out of the call brand of gin, but wasn’t sure what they did have. She brought his martini after he had finished his salad. My soup was tepid, and had obviously been sitting for a while. I wanted to substitute French fries for fingerling potatoes with my hangar steak, and was told there would be a $2 charge. The 1/2 jodori chicken arrived as a leg and very dry boneless breast. The steak was not cut on the bias and was served in chunks. The fries were overcooked frozen shoestrings. The desert was an extremely dry 1” x 2” piece of pound cake smothered in whipped cream. The tea was served in coffee cups. Jorge, the assistant manager, apologized for the problems and comped the food. I was going to write to the manager, and when I googled his name, saw an ad for a restaurant manager. It appears they are desperate for management.