1023 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice CA 90291

Editor's Pick

Joe’s is an intimate, neighborhood spot in Venice Beach serving delectable French-California cuisine. The restaurant’s namesake and Chef, Joe Miller, offers and innovative, seasonal menu with dishes such as Kurobuta Pork Loin & Red Roasted Pork Belly with autumn shell beans, roasted onion, and tamarind mustard jus, and Porcini Mushroom Ravioli with wild mushrooms, reggiano parmesan broth, and white truffles. The restaurant’s wine list offers a collection of quality vintages from small boutique wineries, housed in the newly renovated 2,000 bottle wine cellar. The dining room offers a comfortable yet upscale setting, while the outdoor patio, complete with a calming fountain, offers equally fitting environs in which to enjoy fresh, innovative dishes from talented Joe Miller.


In September, 1991, a small restaurant on the edge of an esoteric neighborhood in Venice, California, opened to rave reviews. Utilizing the talents and experience acquired from his training at the Culinary Institute of America, from cooking at such restaurants as Le Perroquet in Chicago, L'Orangerie here in Los Angeles, and from working for Michael Guerard in France at Eugenie-Les-Bains, Chef Joseph Miller took matters into his own hands.

Joe received his first recognition as a chef at Katsu in Los Angeles. In keeping with Katsu's intimate, casual style, he opted to open a neighborhood restaurant serving French-California gourmet cuisine at affordable prices. Joe, along with members of his original staff at Cafe Katsu, worked diligently. Within only a month of fixing up the space on Abbot Kinney, the doors opened. The result is Joe's Restaurant, currently rated by Zagat Survey as one of the top ten restaurants in Los Angeles, a reputation prospering through numerous positive reviews by major publications in Los Angeles and throughout the United States.

Joe's has continued to flourish, due in large part to the excellent kitchen and wait staff the restaurant is able to attract, thereby creating a consistently fine dining experience.  Joe's Restaurant has been in business for twelve years. In November 2000 an extensive remodeling of the interior restaurant and kitchen was completed to bring Joe's into the 21st century. And a new dining room and patio were completed in the Summer 2001. The patio was expanded to accommodate more diners under a beautiful wooden trellis and waterfall fountain.

Joe has also taken his cuisine on the road, his catering services requested at weddings, premieres and wrap parties, holiday events and intimate dinners in private homes. The same personal flair he offers in the restaurant is apparent in menus specially created to match any occasion. The best way to judge our standards, however, is to come in and experience the menu for yourself.

With the assistance of the prestigious Hatch Design Group, Miller has redesigned Joe's, giving it a cohesive, elegant feel while still retaining the intimate warmth that people associate with both him and his restaurant. Though the façade and basic structure of the restaurant remain, the renovation transformed what was once a homey 50-seat restaurant into an elegant, understated space that can seat up to 100 people.  The remodeling not only changed the look of the dining space, but also updated all kitchen appliances and restaurant finery, including the china, silver, and glassware.

The new design uses warm earthy tones-like a buttery yellow for the main dining room-highlighted by distressed burnt-red window trim and rich maple floors.  The oak wood used for the details and floor was taken from an old barn from the East Coast, providing a slightly worn look and enhancing the softness of the room.  Splashes of deep pumpkin and maroon accent various walls throughout the restaurant, giving the impression of space and intimacy simultaneously.  Banquette seats are covered in pale beige leather, while their backs are upholstered in a handsome beige and mocha-striped twill.  Lovely black and white photos by photographer Joe Goode, framed simply in black, adorn the walls.  The modern Shaker-inspired chandeliers carefully illuminate the room with a flattering, golden glow.  Outside, Joe's offers additional seating in an intimate outdoor patio, which is painted warm mocha and trimmed with same oak that's found in the interior.  On one of the walls, a new stone waterfall creates a calming, comforting whisper as you dine.

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  Business Info

  • Address: 1023 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice CA 90291
  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Location:
  • Location:
  • Cuisine: California | French |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Valet Parking |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (310) 399-5811
  • Features: Sunday Brunch, Winning Wine List,
  • Occasion: None,


  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Main Dining Room | Lunch noon - 2:30 p.m.  
Main Dining Room | Dinner 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Main Dining Room | Lunch noon - 2:30 p.m.  
Main Dining Room | Dinner 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Main Dining Room | Lunch noon - 2:30 p.m.  
Main Dining Room | Dinner 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Main Dining Room | Lunch noon - 2:30 p.m.  
Main Dining Room | Dinner 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.  
Main Dining Room | Brunch 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  
Main Dining Room | Dinner 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.  
Main Dining Room | Brunch 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  
Main Dining Room | Dinner 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.  


Dinner Menu

Salads & Entrees

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Not as good as it used to be  

Joes has been a favorite of mine for many years. Of late though, it doesn’t stand up as well to its old-self as well as competing restaurants, and its prices have substantially risen. The bread is bland. Most sauces are overly salty. I see this mentioned in other reviews and they doesn’t seem to get the hint. Many of their best salads have been replaced by less tasty attempts at being novel, and they stopped offering the hazel-nut cream brulee.