Joseph's Cafe

(323) 462-8697 | View Website

1775 N Ivar Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions   90028

34.103713 -118.328312

Open Hours

Monday To Sunday From 09:00 PM To 02:00 AM

 
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More Categories: Catering

Bar & Club Special Features: Outdoor Seating

Bar & Pub Special Features: Bar Food, Happy Hour

Tags: Business Dining, Group Dining, Lunch Spot, Outdoor Dining, Romantic Dining

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Travelers Check, Visa

Neighborhoods: Central LA, Hollywood

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Joseph's Cafe
Joseph's Cafe
Joseph's Cafe
Joseph's Cafe
Menu
Martinis and Margaritas, Well Drinks, Domestic Beer, Import Beer, Draft Beer, Wine Glass, Calamari, Chicken Quesadilla, Crab Cakes, Falafel Plate... more

Reviews for Joseph's Cafe

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

CLUB is TERRIBLE! SMALLEST DANCE FLOOR EVER! – My husband and I went because of all the advertisement they were making over the radio! We called in advance to ask for the cover fee and they said before 10pm it?s free and after 10pm it?s $10/person. We thought that was cheap! We got there before 10 but there?s no parking around there so we had to use Valet and that was $15!! We waited in line for a while. The place looked small from the outside it?s right on a corner but we thought it would be bigger inside (NOT REALLY). By the time we got to the entrance it was after 10pm and they charged $20 for men and $15 for the ladies.. I told them I called before hand and they were rude and disregarded my comment. We thought we would just forget about it and have a good time so our first stop was the Bar. Drinks were pricey as everywhere in Hollywood. The place is TINY We headed to the dance floor and even though the DJ was playing nobody was dancing yet.. We waited until a few people started and began to dance. Within a few min the entire floor (which wasn?t that big to begin with) was packed.. So uncomfortable!! People were stepping on me.. pushing us as we danced.. almost Closter phobic!! Terrible. The people at the entrance were still charging and letting people in. Shouldn?t there be sort of limit! It was seriously exaggerating how many people were there! NEVER AGAIN!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Revamped jOSEPHS CAFE – Grand Opening at Joseph's by a Company Called East West Entertainment was off the chain. I think the name of it was CLUB CHAOS. Mixed crowd. Great DJ. There were to rooms of Music old school and new school. Door guy/ promoter Deshawn was very nice! no problems at the door if you were on the guest list you got in. No waiting in line. Guest list price was $10.00 dollars I WILL BE RETURNING. DRINKS WERE CHEAP. DJ PLAY TO 1:59 A.M.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Bringing it back! – We went to Josephs a few weeks ago to check out what they were calling a grand opening for a new event there and we were vary pleased by the results!! The crowd there was so much fun, everyone was dancing, and the bar prices weren't terrible either. Hollywood Attire Events was the company that brought the place back to life, and the crowd was young, hot and happening and we cant wait to go back next Saturday! we are just happy to find a spot that has new faces and lots of great music and different music styles

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Horrible Service and Dance Floor – I was there for Bacherolette Party. They told us their dance floor is open until 2am when we made an arrangment. At 12:15pm, the DJ suddenly stopped the music without informing us. There were about 15-20 of us on the floor and had no idea what happend. DJ told us that the owner of this place decided to stop the music. It turns out that the owner was not satisfied with DJ since they were not briniging people in, so he decided not pay them after midnite. SO DJ decided to pull the plug. We were ???? on the floor since we were given no info. We got those info after complaining to the owenr that it is not professional to do so. His reponse. Sorry Ladies. No sincer apologies or anything like that. They did not tell the rest of the guest any of the exploation. Does he know that maybe he can just let the customers know that they are ending the music?? We were furious. We had plans to come back for happy hour but NO WAY!!! Better to go to the club down the street called FACCADE. We went there after we got kicked out and the guys there gave us free amdission since it was bacherollete party. Too BAD some of the restaurant just does not have common courtesy.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great Happy Hour! – I came here with a big group on a Friday. The happy hour menu is great! Mostly everything is less than $5. The service was good, being that there was only one waitress for the whole spot. Her name was Jenny and she served us really well and was really pleasant! She makes a yummy peach martini! The spanikopita is the BOMB here! Try it!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

superb customer service – This is a great restaurant for atmosphere and friendly and attentive service. Our waitress was especially sensitive to our particular needs from making sure that we were in a comfortable seating arrangement to making sure our glasses were continually full. The food was delicious and presented artfully. If you want to feel like you have taken a short visit to the metditerranean go there and enjoy. We will be coming back.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Call me a glutton for punishment perhaps? – After reading the mixed user reviews on Joseph's, I decided to see what the hype (or lack thereof) was all about. I figured I would be rolling the dice on this one. I also realize that this restaurant/bar/club had it's hey-day come and go, but being new to the city, I wanted to see for myself.

I did arrive with my girlfriend early, around 6:30pm for dinner. The decor is very nice with a bar to one side of the restaurant and an outdoor patio as well. Unlike other users experiences, the host working was friendly and attended to us promptly. After sitting down our waiters were attentive and polite. I ordered the hummus to start off with as well as the crab cakes which were both excellent! My girlfriend ordered the Chicken Thessalonica. I have to say I wish I would of ordered this. Very good! I had the Chicken Souvlaki. Another excellent dish served with rice pilaf. The Haricot Vert served with it was some of the best I've tried. The price for the quality of food and ambiance was very reasonable. Just over $60 for 2 appetizers, 2 main courses and 4 cocktails. Afterwards, we stuck around for more cocktails and a little dancing as around 10:00pm the crowd started coming in and breathed life into the venue.

All in all a great place for dining and dancing. Don't let a few bad reviews sway you. The food alone is good enough to endure any sub-par service issues.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

hello~ anyone there?! – yeah, it was Empty! i think only one table was taken but to my surprise we didnt see any servers or workers! we stood there for couple minutes and but still no help... so we just took off!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Horrible Experience- Stay Away – I have never been treated so horribly at a restaurant before. The owner of this place is horrible. A prior reviewer had two words for the owner (rude and arrogant). I have a few more- hostile, insolent, and vulgar. We were a party of 16 for dinner at 8:30. The waitress was new and extremely slow. According to our waitress, she not only served, but also functioned as our bartender. She had to go and make all the drinks herself. No wonder she seemed MIA most of the night. We didn?t let the slow service bother us and tried to have a really good time. By the time our food arrived it was well after 10pm. After dinner, we placed a large dessert order and decided to go dance a little before the desserts were brought over. About 5 minutes after making it to the dance floor, the waitress came up to me on the dance floor and presented me with the check. I hadn?t even seen the dessert, much less eaten it before I was asked to pay for the entire bill. A bouncer said the tables were only held till 10pm and needed to leave the tables. Unbelievable! NEVER once were we told by ANYONE from the restaurant that our reservation was only good till 10pm. If they had, would we have knowingly only given ourselves 1 ? hours to have everyone show up, get their appetizers, get their drinks, place their orders, get their food, eat their food, order their desserts, and finish their desserts?all in 1 ? hours for 16 people? The owner came over and was extremely rude and belligerent. The amazing thing was the uneaten/unseen desserts were included in our bill and they had the audacity to include a 20% gratuity for the pleasure of being insulted and kicked off our table before we were done! Just a final note to place everything in perspective. We were not a young, rude, and out of control group. We were all middle aged professionals simply trying to have a good meal and a good time at a restaurant. This is what we got for spending over $1000 at this horrible place! STAY AWAY!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great Staff & Food – Literally a favorite place of mine - the food is great (The Taste of Joseph's is fantastic and comes in smaller portions if you ask), the staff is always willing to help out, and while quiet - they do have a pretty good brunch on Sundays. I've been various times and was worried one night when it seemed to be a private event - you'd think they would turn people away but they didn't - well done Joseph's.

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