Some of the best dining on Abbot Kinney can be found at Joe Miller’s mainstay Joe’s Restaurant. The restaurant offers fine dining with a neighborhood atmosphere that attracts locals and celebrities alike. The California-French cuisine combines fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers markets and the chef’s creativity for some truly memorable dishes.
The dinner menu includes an extensive selection of hot and cold plates, such as the tuna tartare and smoked salmon with sliced cucumbers, and the bouchot mussels with shaved fennel, red chili, and espilette aioli. The poached white asparagus with Santa Barbara uni and shiitake mushrooms is a light treat, while the butter-poached Tasmanian Ocean trout with sunchoke and crisp quinoa offers something much richer.
For those looking for a heartier meal, Joe’s offers prime pork tenderloin crepinette, and a delicious coffee-chili rub prime beef ribeye as part of the “Joe’s Classics” menu. A generous prix fixe menu as well as a sampling menu, which changes daily, are also available. The restaurant’s wood ceiling and floors and large windows make it an excellent choice for a romantic evening or a boisterous brunch with friends.
Joe Miller, the restaurant’s namesake and owner, has brought his skills to a number of Los Angeles restaurants including Café Katsu, La Toque and L’Orangerie. His ambition for Joe’s Restaurant was to mix Asian and Californian ingredients and esthetics with the formal techniques of French cuisine. Executive chef Kris Tominaga brings his own background in Japanese cooking and French cuisine experience from having worked at Boston celebrated L’espalier.
The wine menu includes a diverse selection of whites and reds, as well as Joe Miller’s own signature Santa Barbara pinot noir (bottles are also available for purchase for those who want to take Joe home). Complete the meal with one of the restaurant’s delicious desserts, including chocolate crunch cake, espresso soufflé and peanut butter mousse.
1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291