Joe's Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd

    Venice, CA 90291

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  • 310-399-5811

About Joe's Restaurant

Hours
Tue-Thu 12pm-2:30pm; 6pm-10pm Fri 12pm-2:30pm; 6pm-11pm Sat 11am-2:30pm; 6pm-11pm Sun 11am-2:30pm Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11:00 - 2:30

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I love this place! The food is excellent and it's a fantastic atmosphere. I want to go every day!

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I love this place! The food is excellent and it's a fantastic atmosphere. I want to go every day!

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The food was excellent. We went for lunch and the place was nice, quiet, seated immediately. Gourmet 3 course meal for $16 is tough to beat. The specials menu change daily. Abbot-Kinney can be hard to find parking but I would recommend

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The food was excellent. We went for lunch and the place was nice, quiet, seated immediately. Gourmet 3 course meal for $16 is tough to beat. The specials menu change daily. Abbot-Kinney can be hard to find parking but I would recommend

Pros: World class dining at an affordable prce.

Cons: Parking

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We used to love this place! There were always fresh seasonal ingredients, great menu, and service! After a long break (about a year) we went there for a dinner and were shocked. The service and the quality went down the drain.The seafood

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We used to love this place! There were always fresh seasonal ingredients, great menu, and service! After a long break (about a year) we went there for a dinner and were shocked. The service and the quality went down the drain.The seafood

Cons: not fresh ingredients, disgusting food

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was new to joe's but had heard great things. food was very good, but the real stand-out was the service. eric was extremely knowledgable, charming and personable-- best waiter i've had in LA. I would definitely recommend this place for

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was new to joe's but had heard great things. food was very good, but the real stand-out was the service. eric was extremely knowledgable, charming and personable-- best waiter i've had in LA. I would definitely recommend this place for

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My boyfriend and I went here for our anniversary and didn't have reservations, so we got put back at the "chef's table" across from the noisy kitchen and by the bathrooms, best bad table we ever had!!!! This was so awsome, we got free

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My boyfriend and I went here for our anniversary and didn't have reservations, so we got put back at the "chef's table" across from the noisy kitchen and by the bathrooms, best bad table we ever had!!!! This was so awsome, we got free

Pros: delicous food, great chef

Cons: expensive!!!

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I live in the area and I have been here few times for special occasions. it is a little pricey, but it is a michelin star restaurant now, so maybe it should be expected. what is not expected is the food being less than great, and in my

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I live in the area and I have been here few times for special occasions. it is a little pricey, but it is a michelin star restaurant now, so maybe it should be expected. what is not expected is the food being less than great, and in my

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Joe's is quite simply an amazing restaurant. The food is definitely cutting edge - and sometimes borders on pretentious - but it's always delicious and creative. The price tag is high, but the quality of the food cannot be argued with,

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Joe's is quite simply an amazing restaurant. The food is definitely cutting edge - and sometimes borders on pretentious - but it's always delicious and creative. The price tag is high, but the quality of the food cannot be argued with,

Pros: Great food, attentive service, beautiful setting, great location

Cons: A bit pricey, Bar is very small

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I went to Joes on two separate occsions: First time my boyfriend and I had dinner there; which was good. Very formal dinning area with pretty descent food. I had the chicken and my boyfriend ordered some fish dish that we both liked but

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I went to Joes on two separate occsions: First time my boyfriend and I had dinner there; which was good. Very formal dinning area with pretty descent food. I had the chicken and my boyfriend ordered some fish dish that we both liked but

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I cannot say that I really enjoyed the food (although there were definately good parts). The lobster was too chewy to swallow and the scallops were not as tender as I'd like.

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I cannot say that I really enjoyed the food (although there were definately good parts). The lobster was too chewy to swallow and the scallops were not as tender as I'd like.

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They have the most amazing brunch here. I have had the eggs benedict and they were outstanding! Mimosa's flowing, service was great and the atmosphere is so relaxing and not noisy at all. Valet parking in front or street parking. A bit pricey but you will be satisfied. I also tried the chicken ravioli and they were delicious as well.

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They have the most amazing brunch here. I have had the eggs benedict and they were outstanding! Mimosa's flowing, service was great and the atmosphere is so relaxing and not noisy at all. Valet parking in front or street parking. A bit pricey but you will be satisfied. I also tried the chicken ravioli and they were delicious as well.

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My boyfriend and I went to Joe's for a New Year's dinner, and we both left extremely impressed. While there are a plethora of nice restaurants in LA, most of which we have yet to try, I would definitely take an out-of-towner who wanted a

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My boyfriend and I went to Joe's for a New Year's dinner, and we both left extremely impressed. While there are a plethora of nice restaurants in LA, most of which we have yet to try, I would definitely take an out-of-towner who wanted a

Pros: wait staff, wine list, prix fixe menu

Cons: It's a little small - hard to navigate some of the tables while wearing heels.

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I went to Joe's on Friday night and was really excited to try the newly michelin starred fare. The evening started out well-we were promptly seated, ordered a great cocktail and presented with the menus. Unfortunately the meal went down

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I went to Joe's on Friday night and was really excited to try the newly michelin starred fare. The evening started out well-we were promptly seated, ordered a great cocktail and presented with the menus. Unfortunately the meal went down

Pros: Drinks and atmosphere

Cons: food

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This place has a top notch and innovatice menue, high quality ingrediants and a mellow atmosphere. Perfect for a quiet romanitc evening on a special occation, especially if you want to avoid the pretension of restaurants in Beverly Hills,.

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This place has a top notch and innovatice menue, high quality ingrediants and a mellow atmosphere. Perfect for a quiet romanitc evening on a special occation, especially if you want to avoid the pretension of restaurants in Beverly Hills,.

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i had to book a party just before the holidays. everything went perfectly. my group was very happy! my new year's goal is to go back soon --and often-with friends!

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i had to book a party just before the holidays. everything went perfectly. my group was very happy! my new year's goal is to go back soon --and often-with friends!

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When you discover this nice little area of Venice Beach (Abbott Kinny) you may want to have a dining experience and take it all in.... if that is the case, then you will probably end up choosing Joe's out of the restaurants you see on the

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When you discover this nice little area of Venice Beach (Abbott Kinny) you may want to have a dining experience and take it all in.... if that is the case, then you will probably end up choosing Joe's out of the restaurants you see on the

Pros: food, neighborhood, people

Cons: parking

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My husband and I arrive at Joe?s on Thanksgiving without a reservation at 5pm. The guy hostess told me it would be about 45 min for a walk in reservation. He took my phone number and told me he would call me if a table opened up any

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My husband and I arrive at Joe?s on Thanksgiving without a reservation at 5pm. The guy hostess told me it would be about 45 min for a walk in reservation. He took my phone number and told me he would call me if a table opened up any

Pros: Good barmaid

Cons: Sucky guy hostess

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I had no idea of what to expect the first time I dined at Joe's. I knew nothing about it, except that a friend said it was a "must try".\r
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She was right. It was excellent across the board- service, food, atmosphere and value. We tasted

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I had no idea of what to expect the first time I dined at Joe's. I knew nothing about it, except that a friend said it was a "must try".\r
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She was right. It was excellent across the board- service, food, atmosphere and value. We tasted

Pros: Fantastic value for fine dining, valet parking, restaurant excellence

Cons: Can't eat all my meals there

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This was our first experience at Joe's, and unfortunately, the Missing Waiter was a real deal breaker for us. \r
My boyfriend and I had a Sunday 7:00 reservation. We were promptly seated, got the requested outside table, and service

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This was our first experience at Joe's, and unfortunately, the Missing Waiter was a real deal breaker for us. \r
My boyfriend and I had a Sunday 7:00 reservation. We were promptly seated, got the requested outside table, and service

Pros: Good food. Nice garden dining.

Cons: Poor service. Arrogant waiter, who then disappeared!

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I went to Joe's last night with some cousins visiting from out of town. We didn't plan to go there, but Primitivo was too busy, and Joe's looked good and had a table. We all loved it! The food was delicious and beautifully presented.

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I went to Joe's last night with some cousins visiting from out of town. We didn't plan to go there, but Primitivo was too busy, and Joe's looked good and had a table. We all loved it! The food was delicious and beautifully presented.

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My wife and I have been to Joe's three times. Every time it has sucked. I kept wanting to like it because of the high Zagat rating, but it's a scam. The service has been awful all three times. The food is mediocre. The atmosphere is noisy.

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My wife and I have been to Joe's three times. Every time it has sucked. I kept wanting to like it because of the high Zagat rating, but it's a scam. The service has been awful all three times. The food is mediocre. The atmosphere is noisy.

Cons: It's bad

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My boyfriend and I ate at Joe's for the first time on a Saturday night. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere pleasant. I have no complaints about this restaurant. I highly reccommend the mushroom

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My boyfriend and I ate at Joe's for the first time on a Saturday night. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere pleasant. I have no complaints about this restaurant. I highly reccommend the mushroom

Pros: Service, Food, Whole experience

Cons: nothing

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I've never written a review here before, but feel compelled to do so now to let you know what a wonderful experience we had at Joe's the other night. I had east coast family in town who really enjoy and know good food, and I suggested

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I've never written a review here before, but feel compelled to do so now to let you know what a wonderful experience we had at Joe's the other night. I had east coast family in town who really enjoy and know good food, and I suggested

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Sadly, the days when this restaurant provided the most beautiful food and impeccable service are over. In my last 4-5 visits I've seen such a lapse in quality, in organization, in plating, and in attitude that it's hardly recognizable as

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Sadly, the days when this restaurant provided the most beautiful food and impeccable service are over. In my last 4-5 visits I've seen such a lapse in quality, in organization, in plating, and in attitude that it's hardly recognizable as

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I came here for my birthday and really enjoyed the lobster. My friends ordered the steak, and that was a huge success too - it was cooked perfectly. I decided to come back for brunch with my parents, but I was disappointed. We had a semi

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I came here for my birthday and really enjoyed the lobster. My friends ordered the steak, and that was a huge success too - it was cooked perfectly. I decided to come back for brunch with my parents, but I was disappointed. We had a semi

Pros: good lobster!

Cons: waiter was creepy

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I came here for a special occasion once and we were served their tomato soup which was probably the best I've ever had. Our meal came with some bread with a minced olive spread that was simply delicious! Our main courses were on the small

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I came here for a special occasion once and we were served their tomato soup which was probably the best I've ever had. Our meal came with some bread with a minced olive spread that was simply delicious! Our main courses were on the small

Cons: valet

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i thought the service was pretty bad. the food was good but not excellent..a little pricy for what it was...\r
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waiting at the bar was the highlight of the night. the bartender made great drinks and was a please to talk to. \r
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i thought the service was pretty bad. the food was good but not excellent..a little pricy for what it was...\r
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waiting at the bar was the highlight of the night. the bartender made great drinks and was a please to talk to. \r
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Pros: outdoor patio is nice

Cons: food, service

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I can't say enough about this place. The food is inspired, inspiring and amazing. Joe Miller is a true professional and a good man. I eat here on a regular basis and consider it the very best, maybe top three restuarants I have ever been

3
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I can't say enough about this place. The food is inspired, inspiring and amazing. Joe Miller is a true professional and a good man. I eat here on a regular basis and consider it the very best, maybe top three restuarants I have ever been

Pros: Everything!

Cons: Can be crampy sometimes. Ask for a corner table. The bar is great during the week

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I love this place. I normally go for the wine and dessert or cheese. It is usually quieter than Primitivo next door and a whole lot more pleasant experience as well. I love the bartender, he is polite, quick-witted and prompt. The

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I love this place. I normally go for the wine and dessert or cheese. It is usually quieter than Primitivo next door and a whole lot more pleasant experience as well. I love the bartender, he is polite, quick-witted and prompt. The

Pros: Ambience, small intimate bar

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This place has got to be one of the better restaurants that I've been to in a while. Everything was fabulous from the meal to the decor(including the outside patio with the trickling waterwall). It makes for a calming scene and makes for a

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This place has got to be one of the better restaurants that I've been to in a while. Everything was fabulous from the meal to the decor(including the outside patio with the trickling waterwall). It makes for a calming scene and makes for a

Pros: Food, Dessert, Service

Cons: Parking

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This used to be my favorite restaurant in LA - always excellent food that you knew would be exquisitely prepared once you saw Joe manning the kitchen. The last time I was there was a few months ago (with clients). It was a warm night and

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This used to be my favorite restaurant in LA - always excellent food that you knew would be exquisitely prepared once you saw Joe manning the kitchen. The last time I was there was a few months ago (with clients). It was a warm night and

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I went here on a date and it was an excellent experience. The food was excellent (but not life-changing). Service was great. Wine list is excellent. Atmosphere is intimate yet bustling. Parking is a challenge - it's best to valet it.

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I went here on a date and it was an excellent experience. The food was excellent (but not life-changing). Service was great. Wine list is excellent. Atmosphere is intimate yet bustling. Parking is a challenge - it's best to valet it.

Pros: Good Food, Atmosphere

Cons: Pricey

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My wife and I held our wedding rehearsal lunch at Joe's and it was wonderful. The pre-fixe $25 lunch was universally reviewed by our guests as the best of the many meals we ate before and after the wedding that weekend. Everywhere else

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My wife and I held our wedding rehearsal lunch at Joe's and it was wonderful. The pre-fixe $25 lunch was universally reviewed by our guests as the best of the many meals we ate before and after the wedding that weekend. Everywhere else

Pros: Delicious food, Great service

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Joe's has the best Sunday brunch I've found in 16 years in LA. If they never changed the menu it wouldn't matter since there are so many fine selections available. Not cheap, but actually inexpensive in comparison to most LA brunch

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Joe's has the best Sunday brunch I've found in 16 years in LA. If they never changed the menu it wouldn't matter since there are so many fine selections available. Not cheap, but actually inexpensive in comparison to most LA brunch

Pros: Great Food

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Such a bargain, and tastes farmers market fresh. Creative cuisine that still makes you feel at home. Friendly, if a bit leisurely, service.

3
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Such a bargain, and tastes farmers market fresh. Creative cuisine that still makes you feel at home. Friendly, if a bit leisurely, service.

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When we first came here a few years ago this restaurant served incredible food. Then they expanded and our experiences were rather incosistent during our last few visits. Recently there was a review of this place in the times that

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When we first came here a few years ago this restaurant served incredible food. Then they expanded and our experiences were rather incosistent during our last few visits. Recently there was a review of this place in the times that

Pros: GREAT FOOD, PRO STAFF, AFFORDABLE

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Excellent food in a great atomosphere. I've tried almost everything on the menu and have never been disappointed. Wonderful atmosphere and expect a visit from chef and owner Joe Miller when he makes his rounds!

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Excellent food in a great atomosphere. I've tried almost everything on the menu and have never been disappointed. Wonderful atmosphere and expect a visit from chef and owner Joe Miller when he makes his rounds!

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By the end of our excruciating evening at Joe's, we had waited over 2 hours for an average meal and been rudely 'waited' on by 5 people, each sought out after our table was ignored. No explanation was given for the inept service, other

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By the end of our excruciating evening at Joe's, we had waited over 2 hours for an average meal and been rudely 'waited' on by 5 people, each sought out after our table was ignored. No explanation was given for the inept service, other

Pros: Dining Room

Cons: Service

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I recently went to Joe's for a bridal shower brunch and had a blast. The food was excellent and a great value. People of all ages were there though a majority was late 20's early 30's. Will definitely dine here again!

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I recently went to Joe's for a bridal shower brunch and had a blast. The food was excellent and a great value. People of all ages were there though a majority was late 20's early 30's. Will definitely dine here again!

Pros: Great Prices

Cons: , Semi Snooty Service

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This place is horrible..salty small portions of food...we waited 45 minutes for our 8:00 reservation and we were even a few minutes early. :( and the manager was rude.

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This place is horrible..salty small portions of food...we waited 45 minutes for our 8:00 reservation and we were even a few minutes early. :( and the manager was rude.

Pros: ummmm, drinks, patio

Cons: , rude staff, bad food

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Joe's does lovely catering.

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Joe's does lovely catering.

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Great place to enjoy a meal without breaking the bank. The tasting menus are a bargain. The kobe beef was tender and had a rich sauce. First time Ive had foie gras without a fruit based sauce, some type of balsamic or stock reduction and

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Great place to enjoy a meal without breaking the bank. The tasting menus are a bargain. The kobe beef was tender and had a rich sauce. First time Ive had foie gras without a fruit based sauce, some type of balsamic or stock reduction and

Pros: Price, Food

Cons: , Crowded

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I had been to Joe's before and enjoyed myself. It has a comfortable and pleasant ambiance with inventive yet tasty food. This time, I made reservations and still had to wait an HOUR to be seated! They were also out of all the fish

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I had been to Joe's before and enjoyed myself. It has a comfortable and pleasant ambiance with inventive yet tasty food. This time, I made reservations and still had to wait an HOUR to be seated! They were also out of all the fish

Pros: food, ambiance

Cons: , service, seating

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Food was subpar to our expectations.
While friendly unpretentious waiter was very nice, he only came around two times- but they were busy. I sent my order back cause it was not done correctly, I felt I should of been compensated in some

3
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Food was subpar to our expectations.
While friendly unpretentious waiter was very nice, he only came around two times- but they were busy. I sent my order back cause it was not done correctly, I felt I should of been compensated in some

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Had the rudest encounter with the host. We came on time with reservation, but our table was not ready. I glanced at the watch, and the host saw it and turned away and asked the manager "Who the hell was that?". Instead of inviting us to

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Had the rudest encounter with the host. We came on time with reservation, but our table was not ready. I glanced at the watch, and the host saw it and turned away and asked the manager "Who the hell was that?". Instead of inviting us to

Pros: Food

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Joe's serves amazing, creative Californian eclectic fare. I go to brunch there all the time; it's a great deal for the amount and style of food you get. But even dinner here is worthwhile. The waitstaff, though often busy, is respectful

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Joe's serves amazing, creative Californian eclectic fare. I go to brunch there all the time; it's a great deal for the amount and style of food you get. But even dinner here is worthwhile. The waitstaff, though often busy, is respectful

Pros: fantastic food, good service, cozy ambiance

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A perfect place for a romantic dinner, especially on a winter night! With the warm colors of the room and wooden floors, Joe's decor creates an ambience of coziness. The tuna tartare was good and so was the escolar which was miso-glazed.

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A perfect place for a romantic dinner, especially on a winter night! With the warm colors of the room and wooden floors, Joe's decor creates an ambience of coziness. The tuna tartare was good and so was the escolar which was miso-glazed.

Pros: Romantic, great ambience

Cons: Mediocre service

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here was our meal: undercooked vegetables, a pot au feu made of bad scraps, non-existent service, over-salted food--so much that on two separate dishes of the same fish, we each bit into salt balls that killed the rest of our meal! we

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★★★★★

here was our meal: undercooked vegetables, a pot au feu made of bad scraps, non-existent service, over-salted food--so much that on two separate dishes of the same fish, we each bit into salt balls that killed the rest of our meal! we

Pros: clean tablecloth?

Cons: FOOD, service

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Chef-owner Joe Miller is not your average Joe---he doesn't tend to grab the spotlight like some of his celebrity chef peers, but he has clearly established himself as one of L.A.'s top toques. His quiet approach, insistence on high quality…

 

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