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Cafe Pinot

700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2026
+1 213-239-6500
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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French, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2026
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely and elegant restaurant adjacent to the Los Angeles Central Library in downtown, great for quiet conversation and delicious French-inspired cuisine. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available. Two of us shared three small plates which allowed us to enjoy dessert. We enjoyed the...More

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I have dined here on many occasions and have ALWAYS had an excellent experience. It's a beautiful setting, with outdoor seating, next to the LA Library and across the street from Library Tower. The menu and specials are always unique and very well prepared and...More

Thank rnewcomb33
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick drink after a day in Downtown. Lovely choice of wines and cocktails and two of our group had a little slider which was also great. David was very friendly and helpful!

Thank RoMcD2014
Reviewed 7 April 2017

1.gentle valet parking 2.good price 3.Inside and Wonderful patio table 4.Center of the LA downtown view.5.Gentle service.

Thank Heeyoung A
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant. Dinning Al Fresco under the lights of the downtown skyline was just the right touch to celebrate my friends anniversary. Good wine list. Great menu if you like seafood and pork dishes. Make a reservation! This is a nice popular restaurant in the...More

Thank UltiBoss
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Restaurant is set on the grounds of L.A.'s Central Library. The interior is very open and appealing. If at all possible, chose to eat outdoors in their lovely garden (heaters are available if it is chilly). Went for dinner on a Saturday night, after the...More

Thank onetaxingguy
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Cafe Pinot celebrates its place in LA's "al fresco" pantheon, and while the manicured LA Library terrace it looks out on doubles as a skateboard paradise (especially in the late afternoons), there's no denying this is a lovely place to catch a meal before or...More

Thank Kirk E
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I was in town for a business meeting and arranged a dinner for eight folks. We had a very nice meal on the patio on a nice March evening. The service was attentive and the ambience was nice. The food and drinks were fine. It...More

Thank zonk68
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We celebrated our daughter's marriage at Cafe Pinot with 130 guests. They did an outstanding job and we could not have been more pleased and delighted. The entres were all delicious. The staff was superb and the setting fabulous. Cristina Romano, in charge of catering,...More

Thank Shi Hu
Reviewed 16 January 2017

For lunch our dinner, this is our favorite place to have a long lunch or dinner downtown, with a patio overlooking the library plaza with it's trees and fountains.Their once pricey wine list has added some fantastic bottles in the $50 range, making the "hanging"...More

Thank GeneSandbloom
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buildings, bustling streets, and industrial
warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of
cultures here with a growing influx of business
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2026
  • Public Transportation: Metro Rail, DASH
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-239-6500
  • E-mail
Cafe Pinot is a fine dining California French inspired restaurant in downtown Los Angeles offering outdoor dining as well as event and wedding catering.
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