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Cafe Pinot

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700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2026 (Flower)
+1 213-239-6500
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:30 - 20:00
Mon - Tue 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Cavan, Ireland
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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 heart of downtown. Next to the library, perfect for a romantic stroll after dinner. They... More 

Thank UltiBoss
Los Angeles, California
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 theater-going crowd for the Music Center had left. Restaurant was half-full, at most. The wait... More 

Thank onetaxingguy
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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560 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 after one of the many afternoon and evening cultural events in hopping downtown. As with... More 

Thank Kirk E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 was a nice occasion for all.

Thank zonk68
Los Angeles
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96 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
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, always responded promptly to phone calls and emails. We had frequently enjoyed dining at CP... More 

Thank Shi Hu
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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" a lot easier. The food is always solid, leaning French. The duck confit is awesome.... More 

Thank GeneSandbloom
Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Everything about Cafe' Pinot is first rate, though I think the pricing represents good value. Inventive dishes, excellent service, good wine list and a bright warm room

Aliso Viejo, California
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is a very nice setting in downtown LA. The octopus appetizer, French onion soup, and parpadelle pasta were very good. The service was somewhat lackadaisical.

Thank monapr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
French, American
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, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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