Lakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel

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87 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Lakeview Bistro, offering contemporary American cuisine in a very comfortable intimate setting for all special occasions. Whether a corporate events, small wedding or business lunch. Our dining room is the perfect location for your special event. Lakeview Bistro is set in lobby of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel by a tranquil bamboo garden and indoor lakes creating the most unique setting for your dining experience.

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vipStacyD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food but expensive. Understand that it’s a hotel.

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StaceyR
Austin
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, yummy food but it's a bit pricey for what you get.

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vipCaliforniafoodie
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server ALFREDO was fantastic! It was clear that he loves what he does and he is truly an asset to the Westin Bonaventure.
I recommend the Lakeview Bistro for a relaxed & casual lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Other than the excellent smoked salmon, pork sausage, pastries, coffee and fresh juice, the buffet items were mostly forgettable. However, our server was exceptional...very attentive and friendly. That combined with the open and relaxing ambiance made for a very enjoyable experience overall. Perfect close proximity for brunch prior to Ahmanson matinee.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, absolutely wonderful service, and great food. Located in the lobby area, but nicely tucked away. Great for lunch, like a wonderful breakfast and dinner too if you’re staying there as a guest.

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notpicky
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was good, except the valet damaged my car.

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DELICIOUS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Hidden gem inside the Bonaventure Hotel. We had a great experience and dined on delicious options from the wonderful menu.

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vipAmber
Chicago
271 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

I'd skip this and head to the nearby market for breakfast or coffee at Nossa Familia, in the beautiful Art Deco building just a couple blocks away.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Thanksgiving Day buffet was wonderful and was well prepared. A variety of dishes to choose from and all were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Just OK. Wish the a la carte wasn't so pricey. Brunch buffets are so boring.

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vipCrisS
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gracious service from beginning to end. Food was good, with hefty portions. And perfect for a quiet meeting. A bit pricey, but definitely worth a return.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

朝食ブッフェをいただきましたが、味付けも品数も、他の国のウェスティンの朝食をイメージしていくとがっかりすると思います。
マウイのウェスティンのエッグベネディクトが好きなので食べてみましたが、まったくもって美味しくなかったです(泣)
ジュースはフレッシュで美味しかったですが、5,000円することを考えると満足度は低いです。

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Helen
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was good and the service was great! We'll definitely be going back.

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RevRee
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

I met friends there to hear an amazing singer that was performing in the restaurant. The entertainment was amazing but the set up is awkward. We were there on a slow night due to NBA All-Stars, but it's usually crowded on Friday nights when there's entertainment.

But despite the smaller crowd, the service was slow. Our waiter was great, just stretched too thin. The burger was $20 and was just okay. It's a very limited menu.

Do not order an Old Fashioned. You've been warned.

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Bravo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Quite and personable setting for employee work lunch.
Thank you....

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Christmas
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice selection of food. Tenderloin was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

It was a nice comfortable place for a Thanksgiving buffet. The food was good, the service was good, and it was easy to deal with. They had a good selection and when we wanted something special from the kitchen, they got it for us without a lot of hassle. The only issue was the parking -- we didn't find inexpensive parking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alfredo is absolutely exceptional in his customer service. My clients, journalists, staff and friends enjoy his sense of humor!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alfredo is an exceptional waiter. My clients appreciate his attention to detail! In addition, Alfredo has a great sense of humor!!!

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vipLoveEatingOut
Las Vegas
37 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and the hotel gave us a complimentary Sunday brunch buffet at the bistro. The buffet is limited but what was there was very good. There is no lake and the setting is not very intimate.

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TinaRG
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our lunch date very much. Loved the ambiance.

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PickyDiner
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Live Jazz was great. Food was mediocre -pasta had the taste of canned tomato paste, shrimp quesadilla was good. Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I thought the food was way overpriced and small in portion size. The entertainment was excellent. The only thing I didn't like was they started about an hour and a half late so I had to leave early. I also wanted to state that even tho I booked a table in advance, the table that my party was given wasn't eyeview to the stage so I was barely able to see the entertainment...I was only able to hear.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was good. Jose the server was wonderful! The atmosphere was great. We had a really nice time.

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CaliRed
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time I treated my husband for Father's day. Service and food was over the top!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2017
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

This is a breakfast buffet not a brunch buffet. The server will take your omelette order and bring you ONE mimosa from the bar. Not bad if you want a buffet of breakfast items. Not good if you are seeking a carving station, omelette station, unlimited mimosas and seafood. The value price is overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Mother's Day Brunch was fabuloso! The food was fresh! Great variety and very friendly service!

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MMDN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were great. Fewer food selections than last year. Complimentary glass of champagne. Free parking. Mother's Day brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Upon checking in for our reservation the person standing at the podium wearing a Sue totally ignored us. That's fine maybe she doesn't normally work there. Then when we go to get seated is standing obliviously in the way. One could hope he wasn't management but it look like he was. Our waiter was superb and the food was excellent. It did take a while for it to come out and the place wasn't too busy yet.

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Nobuffetsplease
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2017
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Would have rated higher if not for the hostess AND two servers all tried their best to sell the buffet.
Once they relented that we would be ordering off the menu the lunch went well.

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ClaraC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall5Food4Service2Ambience5

Very Classic sophisticated atmosphere & awesome live entertainment the evening I attended.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I was there for a special performance, which was great, but there are a lot of obstructions to our view.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

The menu variety and the food my group ordered was satisfactory the food and service could be brought up a few notches

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DebraM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch was delicious. The buffet varies by day. Can't wait to try other days.

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vipKarenG
Los Angeles
30 reviews