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Café Pinot

700 W. Fifth St. (Flower St.) Send to Phone
213-239-6500 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Downtown dining featuring glittering views and California cuisine.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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Café Pinot, Los Angeles, CA

Café Pinot Restaurant Review

: Café Pinot has become a culinary institution in downtown Los Angeles. We like the spacious feel of the glass-enclosed restaurant, located next to the architecturally striking central branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. A patio provides superior views of the downtown skyline --- without ever boarding an elevator --- especially at night when looking out at the glimmering lights of the surrounding high-rises. The restaurant is part of Joachim Splichal’s portfolio. Start with the hamachi crudo with chilled watermelon, braised escargots with potato gnocchi, or crispy pork belly johnnycake with black-eyed pea salad. Mains include yellow corn and bay scallop risotto, coffee-rubbed pork ribs, and pan-seared Arctic char. End the meal with the white chocolate lime bar, strawberry rhubarb crumble or tropical fruit parfait. The wine list is reasonably priced and offers many California and French labels. You might want to ask the courteous staff for guidance with making your selection from the many choices. Since Café Pinot provides free shuttle service to the Music Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall, it's ideal for pre-theater dining.
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