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Cafe Pinot

4.3
1894 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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

EASTER BRUNCH - APRIL 1 Celebrate Easter with family and friends on Downtown LA’s most beautiful patio! Enjoy a la carte brunch dishes, available exclusively on Easter Sunday. RESERVE NOW

NEW HAPPY HOUR MENU Treat yourself to our revamped happy hour with brand-new cocktails and dishes by Executive Chef Viet Pham. Highlights include homemade chips and dip, truffle mac & cheese and our classic Bubble Bar. RESERVE NOW

Prices exclude tax and gratuity. Menu subject to change. Regular menu not available on Easter.
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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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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
What 1894 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
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4.5
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4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LynneD (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Good food. Not amazing though. Service was excellent. Attentive. Parking is a little difficult. Lovely location. Good for a business lunch.

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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burbank (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was honestly the worst place I have ever spent Valentine’s Day, I know for a fact to never go there again

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VivianC (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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Rusty (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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vipLAFish (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Was surprised to enjoy my meal after not dining here for years.

The service was superb and the food was quite tasty!

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