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Pinot Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3013
+1 213-842-0048
14:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Fri 14:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 20:00
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San Antonio, TX
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Lovely location on the plaza between Mark Taper Forum and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Had pre-theatre drinks and dinner, all of which was great. We got there early enough to get a table without waiting. Later it was quite crowded. Bar has a separate menu. A little pricey but quite good - grilled chicken entree, charcuterie plate, salads, cheese and fruit... More 

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Pasadena, California
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430 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The convenience of the location (in the middle of Music Center Plaza) and immediate proximity to the Dorthy Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum, and Ahmanson Theater will cost you: small plastic cups of wine ($13) and a plastic covered tray of prepared cold crudités ($12). But if you need a bite and a sip before your show, the simple menu... More 

Thank Ray Q
Los Angeles, California
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138 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We've often gone here before any of the shows we'll be seeing in the Music Center. The patio seating is wonderful and the atmosphere around you with the lovely buildings makes it extra special. The wait staff is always very attentive, they're never hovering. I've had their amazing burger a few times, it's always a hit. This last visit I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My last visit here a year or two ago was a disaster. The food here is a little better than OK. The ambiance is pretty nice though, with the fountain and the impressive plaza and cultural buildings as a very nice accompaniment. Our server was terrific and so was the attention to our table from other staff.

Thank JunnyD
West Hollywood, California
1 review
Reviewed 13 July 2016

My husband I have eaten at Pinto Grill before theater numerous times over the last 15 years and have always enjoyed our experience; however, that all changed last night. we arrived at 6:45 and were told that we probably couldn't get a table because they have reduced the number of tables and that we should consider eating elsewhere such as... More 

Thank Cannerob
Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I've dined at Pinot Grill at least 10 times, usually pre-concert/ pre-opera/ pre-show. The setting is pleasant. Service can be spotty, we always tell our server when we sit down why we are there and the time of the curtain - we have never had a problem. Lines can be long so make sure you plan enough time. The food... More 

Thank JRwestla
Patina_Group, Manager at Pinot Grill, responded to this review

May 18, 2016 Dear JRwestla, Thank you for taking the time to contact us about your dining experience at Pinot Grill on May 30, 2016. As the Manager of the restaurant, your comments were forwarded to me for review and follow-up. I am very sorry to hear that your recent dining experience with us was not completely satisfying. It is... More 

Fullerton, California
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

The bartenders here know how to make a great martini and Bloody Mary! Never tried the food, but would like to some time. Great pre-concert stop.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Whether you are going to a concert, theater or in the neighborhood. This is a delightful outdoor restaurant on the more upscale type with cloth covered tables and cloth napkins. There is also a bar area if you need to wait for friends or even have a meal. This restaurant is between the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Mark... More 

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Province of Rome, Italy
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89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Hey - they even have water now - for years your only option was bottled water as they said they were not hooked up to to a real utility line. They usually have some fun themed drinks based on the show playing. We like the cheese plate and seasonal ravioli for a light pre-show snack.

Thank Delphenis C
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Part of the Patina empire, nice steak selections. Nice ambience and service was prompt. Cocktail was delicious. The meat is cook to perfection.

Thank Argonaut72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
14:00 - 20:00
14:00 - 20:00
14:00 - 20:00
14:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-842-0048
Pinot Grill is an American grill restaurant offering outdoor dining for pre-theatre lunch & dinner at the Los Angeles Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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