Plant Food + Wine Venice

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568 reviews
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Plant Food + Wine, designed as a communal gathering place, offers a unique experience around delicious, health-conscious food, in the flowing indoor-outdoor setting distinctive of the space. The 70 seat restaurant evokes friendly backyard dinner parties in sunny Southern California, complete with olive trees and blossoming greenery. A private dining and wine room, located across from the outdoor area permits more intimate gatherings.

Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Plant Food + Wine will offer a cutting-edge approach to plant-based meals, an ever-evolving menu guided by the seasons and locally-sourced ingredients.
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RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food and service as usual. The absolute perfect night. Thank you for always providing an amazing experience!!!!

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SP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was the star, everything we had exceeded our expectations. Thank you for a wonderful meal! So much more on the menu we wanted to try, we will be back for a return visit soon.

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HS
Boise
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktails and dishes were sublime and new to my friends. The service is always detailed and wonderfully attentive. Sparks of magic seem to linger there...

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JD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing selection of vegan food and flavors 🙌🏽

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing back patio with ample heaters for a cold night, every menu item I ate was phenomenal. If you’re thinking of giving this place a try, DO IT.

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WH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We were shown to a nice patio table. We had reservations. It was quite cold, and breezy. I do wish that they had had more heaters available. We did ask. I'm not sure why we were not offered a table inside in the warmth.

While I found some of the flavors to be outstanding, the presentation of the menu left much to be desired, especially for a member of my dining party, who is allergic to cashews. The menu clearly states "AF, SF, NF, and GF" (allium, soy, nut, and gluten free, respectively). However, it does not elucidate what type of nuts, or what soy product, for example. As it turned out, my friend had only a choice of a couple of entrees, and only one dessert. If this had been made clear on the menu, and therefore on the website, I would have chosen a different location for our dinner.

That said, the appetizers were the highlight of the meal. We had the Lodge Bread, The Hummous, and two of the three of us had the Cashew Raclette. The bread was outstanding, and we could easily have made a meal of a loaf or two of that alone. The hummous was right up there in the top 5 I've ever had. The Cashew raclette was odd in both texture and lack of taste. It was an expensive experiment.

Soy and smoked seemed to dominate the mains, so I had the fennel "sausage," with gigante beans. The texture of said sausage was much like the beans themselves, which were the better of the two items on the plate. The overall ragu was flavorful and enjoyable, but the sausage was disappointing.

Our third guest had the hay-smoked gnocchi, which the waiter had assured us was quite smoky indeed (hence why I did not order it). It was not. It had a strangely clean and slightly-hay flavor. I do not know if it would have worn well for an entire portion, but I was intrigued by the one gnocchi I tasted.

We did not have dessert, as the only one available to my cashew-allergic friend would have been the carrot cake, which did not interest him. We adjourned to another local haunt for pie.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time. Food was amazing!!!

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MS
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible Gastronomic Experience

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing. We need you in Singapore next! :)

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MK
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant in Venice❣️
It was a pre-birthday dinner and it was much more a gastronomical experience than just having a meal.
EVERY BITE OF EVERYTHING WAS EPIC❣️
And Victoria (our server) and Avalon (hostess/dj) were so warm and wonderful.
We loved it so much we came back for lunch the next day on my Birthday❣️ The only reason I’m not there today is because I’m on my way to Bali (writing this from Taipei as I transit)
Hope to see you all again soon❣️🙏🏽😘

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d
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate was beautiful and delicious!
So many flavors.
Can't wait to go back!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Superb service. Great location. Beautiful patio.

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KJ
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous nourishing vegan food, exquisitely presented. And prior visits the portion size seemed too small, and we left hungry. This visit there was plenty of food

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FD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really great food, and we left very full, especially rare for such high end plant based cuisine. We had a very knowledgable waitress. Her recommended dishes and wine were spot on. And she asked the kitchen for special diet needs with no problem. The front room is way quieter than the main part of the restaurant, which is wonderful, but it's also a bit cut off so difficult for the waitress to give us full attention.

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e
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Eaten here many times- inconsistency only consistent aspect. This time by far the worst. With 1/2 exception, every dish was a mess of overlapping tastes and textures created without any overarching vision. It was as if all were created by someone who really dislikes the taste of fresh vegetables and felt a need to cover with confusion. Never had that impression at this restaurant before, although always obvious that chef has no faith in pure tastes of excellent products. For example, the wakame seaweed salad.: one could see some seaweed underneath a pile of other ingredients, but neither the taste nor the texture of the seaweed was discernible in the combination. Why bother with wakame if there is no belief that its taste is worth savoring? The 1/2 exception mentioned above is worth noting. We had an order of Brussels sprouts with, if memory serves, a sort of apple puree. Superb. Brussels sprouts almost blackened, tender and delicious by themselves. the interaction between the sweeter puree and the sharper sprouts was perfectly balanced and wonderful. So wonderful we ordered a second serving. Sprouts this time barely cooked, totally green rather than blackened. Resulting taste with puree unbalanced and uninteresting. Obviously no consistency in kitchen- but which version is the one the chef wanted??

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JL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely a must if your looking for a true plant based experience. Each dish is thought through and elegantly assembled, bringing together all elements of taste and texture. It is so nice to taste the food for what it rather that just a pile of vegetables that are fried or smothered in sauce.
Explore the menu and share, there are so many great things to try. We had our server guide us through what were some of the house favorites and customer favorites, not one missed the mark. Very nice wine list to complement.
Will return when back in town

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CP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The best vegan restaurant in LA and one of the best anywhere. It's not an every-day experience for most, but it's worth it for many reasons. My favorite spot is the back patio where it's quieter and better for conversation than the front rooms.

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MB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Relaxed. Excellent food and service

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Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, service and experience were all exceptional. Our only suggestion for improvement would be for there to be additional options for wine by the glass. Where a party has different tastes, bottles are not an option and we would have enjoyed a greater variety.

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BP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most creative and delicious restaurants I have been to in any city, Vegan or not.
We started with the Artisanal cheese tasting- sublime, the wild mushroom sandwich was so delicious, paired with a wonderful natural wine, and the desserts were to die for!
Can't wait to go back and try other dishes, simply the best!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Such a pretty spot. Food was good, but the magic dissipated quickly as there were several rats rummaging around behind us in the garden and scampering at our feet.

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CM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is delicious. The cheese plate and mushroom pate are a must. I recommend sitting on the patio. It is a lovely space and quieter than inside.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

My mom is vegetarian and I took her to this place. Food was good but super expensive. It is not worth the price for me.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in LA! Everything on the menu is mind blowing. One of the best meals ever!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was just an amazing experience! The foods is just perfect!! The place and service are amazing. So so soooo good.

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W
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I’m in no was shape of form a vegetarian but this play was Fantastic !

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SC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly beautiful, delicious and stunning food. This was my first time and one of my 2019 goals is to have everything on the menu. Service was superb as well.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my fave places.. I go all the time. The avo tikka, lodge bread with cheese I forget the name and kelp noodles are my fave. So good and a really gorgeous restaurant as well.

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Z
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server and the hostess were outstanding!

Great food recommendations, attentive service, and the extra touch- The hostess noticed us trying to (unsuccessfully) Shazam a song, and came over to share the title and artist name with us. Truly above and beyond- Thanks again!

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and creative vegan food in an intimate setting. Went there for our anniversary dinner and sat at a cozy table near the fireplace, the back room and patio seemed a little more open so that diners can pick between intimate and social. We thoroughly enjoyed our faro fennel sausage raw lasagna (with the freshest tomatoes and basil I've tasted), but surprisingly, our favorite menu item was the started: the cashew raclette with the house-made sourdough. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable, would highly recommend for a special occasion or date night.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Freaking Amazing as always!!!!!

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 4

It was good but not $250 USD for two people with out alcohol good.

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Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place have been back many times it never disappoints and I bring non vegetarians and they love the food.

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NS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DELICIOUS and creative food! My wife and I loved the food, especially the cashew raclette and the cacio e peppe!

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R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We went as a group of 8 and had the lovely little wine shed in the garden. All the servers were charming but we barely saw them. Clearly the serving staff and kitchen were overwhelmed and not able to cope with the volume of people. Our food, when it finally came, arrived for some and not until 10 minutes later for others. It took over 90 minutes for our food to arrive, without a word of apology or a slice of complimentary bread on offer. The wine and wine list were great. The food uneven, ranging from fabulous( the truffle potatoes, Kung pao cauliflower and the bread) to lukewarm and poorly cooked ( the aromatic squash). And most seemed wildly overpriced. $10 for 2 slices of grilled bread. I totally support the concept of a fine vegan dining experience and the space is lovely, but the execution left a lot to be desired and us feeling pretty bitter about the 20% group gratuity.

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R
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome in every way. Sat inside but the patio is great...was just a little chilly this time. Food is great and I am not vegan. Using vegan ingredients to mimic other cuisines would seem a daunting task, but they pull it off successfully with great taste, texture, and presentation. The staff is dedicated and knowledgeable. The desserts are unique takes on seemingly traditional plates. I will be back.

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b
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing upscale delicious vegan. amazing upscale delicious vegan. amazing upscale delicious vegan. amazing upscale delicious vegan. amazing upscale delicious vegan. amazing upscale delicious vegan.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously The Best Vegan restaurant EVER!!!

Can’t wait to come back!!!

Everything was delish fresh and fabulous!!!

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MD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Service staff were all great, and our food came out incredibly quickly! The ambience of the outdoor eating area is really nice in the evening.
The first time we ate here I really enjoyed the food, it was so inventive and tasty! This second time the food was still inventive, but my main entree was surprisingly not very tasty. I was sort of disappointed with this dinner! But maybe I just ordered the wrong thing for my palate; I’d like to go back again and try something different.

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