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Winston House, Los Angeles, CA

Winston House

4.7
4.7
55 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Winston House opened in August 2021 at 23 Windward Avenue. The house offers one-of-a-kind live music experiences, a restaurant and bar, and serves as a community space for artists and music lovers.

Plating duck tacos, spaghetti bolognese, grilled cheese, and more, this classic American menu with a hint of Asian influence is straight out of a Wes Anderson flick. The beer, wine, and cocktails relay a comfortable and classic feeling, with a personal quirk to offer a bit more than expected.

Every time you show up to eat and drink with us, you’re directly supporting our mission to bring more live music to Venice, CA. Thank you, your support means the world to us.

We kindly ask our patrons to follow the House dress code: no swimwear. For men we ask: no shorts, open-toed shoes or tank tops.

We look forward to hosting you!

Contact Us:
- For parties of 7 or more, please fill out this form: www.winstonhouse.com/reservations-7ormore
- For all other inquiries: www.winstonhouse.com/contact

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Thu 6:00 pm–1:00 am Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (424) 252-1300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jared Joe Dowling

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Cross street

    Pacific Ave and Speedway

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • Preferred Seating

    $100.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Grab the best seats in the house with our VIP Venue Booths. The booths have the best views of the stage, right in the middle of the party, and seat up to six people. Table is available at 9pm until 11pm.
  • Late Night Bottle Service

    $100.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Reserve a VIP Booth in our venue room, with prime viewing of the stage and in the heart of the party. Order food and drinks, and use it as a home base for you and your friends. Booth reservations require a $1200 minimum spend + tax and gratuity, and can seat 6 people comfortably and accommodate up to 12 people. Bottles start at $450.

What 55 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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    Hot Spot

  • Westside

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just had an absolutely fabulous night. The food was amazing and our waitress Lauren was wonderful. I will definitely return.
  2. d

    deafayden

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great manager and service/bar staff. The host not so much.
  3. B

    Beni

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Always fun at winston house. Wasn’t happy with my table since it was crammed into a corner.
  4. SF

    SteveF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    This place is not worth it. Bad food, so-so drinks, and everything is way over priced. The service wasn’t great, but the music was okay.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great music, & the best vibes! Can't wait for our next night at Winston House!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    The venue is absolutely beautiful. The food wasn’t my favorite , but I will definitely come come back!! The experience was awesome!
  7. SA

    SugarATL

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience2
    My first time here and met some friends I hadn’t seen in a while. I had to stand in line outside to check in. I had to sign something saying I understood that we only had the table for 90min. Ok. But then they sat us at a table directly in front of the stage where the band started 1 minutes after seating. It was so loud and there were several other empty tables so no idea why they would seat us there. When we were moved to a table in the other room, the tables were so close together that I got bumped anytime anyone walked between the tables. We finally got some drinks and apps and were starting to have a good time when the hostess said they needed the table and the waitperson would be bringing our tab. We were still planning our entree order that we didn’t get to order. No option to move to the bar or anything else. Overall, a poor experience. Now for the good: waitstaff was friendly and food was good. Great people watching as the clientele was really good-looking. It’s a scene but the cons way outweighed the pros.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    music is exceptional, vibes are great. waiters and managers are sassy.
  9. V

    Venice123

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Awful experience. Reservation didnt guarantee a spot or even entry. We left
  10. p

    paulina

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! Fun ambiance! Loved it.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service at Winston House from start to finish, and great dinner and music!! Good vibes all around. Honestly, it’s the best experience— in town. Cannot wait to go back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great! Our meal hit the spot. It’s a hidden gem in Venice.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    I booked a table in the main room with the music, and since one person from our group couldn’t make it they moved us to the bar area, (I heard the hostess tell the girl bringing us to our table this.) then they just outright lied to me and didn’t do anything to fix it. So service wasn’t great. The band and ambience was fun though. I would eat before you get here though as the food is so-so, more of a drinking spot.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved doing a girls night here!
  15. g

    ghostpipes

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Small bar top reservation, but as expected in a small intimate space like this. Decor / ambiance was everything though. Lively conversation, well-made drinks and little plates to keep them down. Table service ends at 10pm which we were told at the beginning, but we were there for the music. 10pm music starts and is something different every night. DJ starts at 11ish and the energy was there. The crowd was great and everyone was respectful / nice. This ain’t the Townhouse. This is what Venice needs. Coming back every week if I can.
  16. AZ

    AlexZ

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nice decor, decent food and drinks, good service, but why does it smell so so badly in here? It was almost unbearable and needs to be fixed. I feel sad that the staff has to endure it. If you make a dinner reservation you are very separated from the live music room. I was really excited to try this spot but will need to get ahead of reserving a table in the music room if I want to really enjoy it.
  17. WR

    WinstonReview

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The food was really good. Table was a bit too small for the plates but we made it work. The band was supposed to go on at 830 but when we left at 930 they hadn't even started warming up. We had really wanted to be there for the music but decided to just move on.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Went here to celebrate a birthday, we we seated at basically half of a table against a wall right by the stage. Music was so loud we had to basically scream at eachother even though we were a mere 12 inches away from eachother due to the size of our table. Then a really great but really moody jazz band started playing. None of this was communicated while making the reservation. Food was truly tasteless, with no salt or pepper on the table to season it. Seemed like a fun venue for drinks, but certainly not for dinner for the price we paid
  19. JM

    JohnM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent unique dishes as well as drinks.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Had a reservation and was sat at the tiniest table that was more of a coffee table. Plenty of Food was mediocre
  21. m

    maroussiar

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Our waiter was a guy and he was excellent but the food was terrible
  22. B

    Bolt56

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food is great but they try to pack you 4 people to a bartop table that only has room for drinks. 4 of us sat at 6 person table and was still nowhere to set plates, etc. Also expensive.
  23. A

    Ariel

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun vibe, good food, excellent service! We got a table for dinner and then stayed for their band who performed cover songs
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    I would’ve given this place 5 stars because I think the ambience is top notch, but two key items that held me back from it. 1) Our main entrees came literally within 3 minutes of our appetizers being served (for which our server apologized and gave us a free dessert, but timing needs to be better here), and 2) one of the hostesses told us within 65 minutes of our being there that the next table was present and we needed to finish our drinks at the bar despite us having the right to 90 minutes - we were done so quickly because our entrees came so quickly right after our appetizers were served! No one wants to feel rushed while dining. Plus we’re locals and love to support local establishments. I think the venue is amazing, but please don’t rush me when dining when I pay good money to be there.
  25. j

    julesk

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food and drinks. Super loud where we were sat near the stage and table too small to spread for a full on dinner so i would note that you want a bigger table/upper level or other room if going for dinner. Good music though, and solid service. Will be back!
  26. BD

    BeaDez

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the vibe. Small and intimate and not too crowded. Oysters are amazing and the burger. Server was knowledgeable of the wine.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Smelled bad in there. Hostess was rude and didn’t want to acknowledge my OpenTable reservation
  28. SA

    SarahA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Weird vibe overall. Food is also terribly overpriced and staff is a bit stuffy.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue! Delicious food & good music! Make sure to get a table either upstairs or in the main room
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing, specifically the duck tacos!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    The cook forgot to put dressing on my salad and I had to flag someone down every time I needed someone. The service was pretty bad. Sadly.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not really a dinner spot.
  33. M

    Motivator

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    The décor was interesting but the ambiance was distracting. The service was good. It was very cold inside and the music (pop house) was far to loud @ 7:30pm to enjoy the dinner experience.
  34. FF

    FoodForThought

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Let's say this: you don't go Winston House for the food - it amazes me how in 2021 establishments like this one still manage to push out really bad food ( with the exception of the duck tacos that are salty AF but somewhat decent). The food is also priced to the level of established, chef drive concepts like Felix and Gjleinas. That won't cut it for me. The employees at the door are unbearable: rude, harsh and mostly with an attitude that leaves a lot to be desired. Place was EMPTY and they gave us not only the worst "table" (it was a bench seating on the second level 😂) but yelled at us that they needed it in 70 minutes so to hurry up - nobody after that cares of moving us mostly because it is not a restaurant rather a music venue) Good atmosphere (but very young 23-26...it's like a college frat party) The drinks were ok. Service by Chris was excellent (really cool guy!) As a Venice resident...We were really not impressed.
  35. BR

    BobR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Service was terrible. We had a res for 9pm for 5 people they couldn’t sit us until 9:30 and the table sucked. French fries were decent Lots of babes
  36. B

    Betty

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall1food5service3ambience1
    The dinner experience was great. However, the bartender, later in the evening, ran into me and spilled my drink onto the security guard. She did not acknowledge or apologize and she did not pay for my drink that she spilled. It was extremely unprofessional and rude and I will not be returning again. Customer service was shockingly awful for a nice bar.
  37. SJ

    SuperJames

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was great! Good music food and STRONG drinks. We had a little mishap with our reservations getting in to the place but once we entered everything was solid.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and venue. Staff was very friendly and attentive! Would go again
  39. t

    trist001

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    more bar food than actual food. ambiance was a cool, speakeasy/night club vibe. good place to start a night, not end it. Pretty loud too.
  40. S

    Sam12

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    The ambiance is very nice, and the drinks are good. But I was very disappointed in the food. The chicken nuggets were dry and unseasoned. The cheese balls were fine. The duck tacos were tasty but nothing to write home about. The mushroom ravioli was lukewarm and bland. Most of the food comes out immediately, which is difficult at one of the tiny two top tables. They aggressively enforce a 90 minute table time limit, which is fine, except we didn't see a server for 15 minutes. I recognize the labor shortage and am in no rush, but I thought they'd at least count the timer from when we placed an order, not when we sat down

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Winston House is rated 4.7 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Winston House

23 Windward Ave Los Angeles, CA 90291-4102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pacific Ave and Speedway

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Hours of operation

    Thu 6:00 pm–1:00 am Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jared Joe Dowling

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

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