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  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mudhentavern.com
  • Phone: (323) 203-0500
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Coming Soon!
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Comfort Food, International
  • Executive Chef: Susan Feniger / Kajsa Alger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From office meetings to private dinner parties, STREET catering offers the same uniquely high quality food and service as we bring to you in our restaurant. For more information, please contact us at shireen@mudhentavern.com . We look forward to helping you create a fantastic event
  • Private Party Facilities: The upstairs mezzanine at MUDHEN TAVERN is perfect for an intimate, semi-private gathering of up to 14 seated and 20 standing. Cocktails and appetizers, Champagne and dumplings, a candlelit sit down dinner, whatever your desire we can make it happen. We are also happy to discuss the rental of part or all of our downstairs dining room and/or patio areas. Come to us with your ideas and we will go from there!
  • Private Party Contact: Shireen Saugen (323) 203-0500

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Melrose
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet in front beginning at 7pm. If your reservation if between 5pm-6:59pm the valet is in the back of the building, down the alley off Waring.
A word from MUD HEN TAVERN
MUD HEN TAVERN's food, drinks and inviting atmosphere offers an affordable dining experience for the area. Susan and Executive Chef and Partner Kajsa Alger will be preparing a wide variety of rustic dishes and bar food, with the occasional global inflections that these beloved chefs naturally bring to the table. The bar team, led by Morgan Fox (Upstairs II, Pourtal Wine Bar), alongside mixology consultant Tricia Carr (formerly Alley), have curated a beverage program that offers a vibrant and accessible selection of international wines, local craft beers and artisanal cocktails that complement Mud Hen Tavern’s cuisine. The refurbished space includes plenty of booths and communal tables, as well as an expanded bar with a draft beer system, all in the front room to allow patrons to easily walk in for drinks or dinner. The outdoor patio offers a more relaxing atmosphere for reservations, larger groups and private events.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "I've been here before when it was street. I wanted to try it again to see how it has changed. There were four of us and we were told the dine la had to be bought by all of us and selections were too limited so we're ordered off the main menu. I also was hoping to order off happy hour menu but we had to be in the bar and the largest table available was for 3 in there. The small plates were so small it was really just one bite of most things.we did order a drink each but we left paying a $165 bill and were still hungry. If you want to get full maybe eat off the entree list. The sharing small plates like we used to do left us dissatisfied. The food was just ok.the best thing was the kaya toast. The rest was forgettable. It used to be better."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This was my 5 th visit and it was pretty disappointing. I ordered the brisket.. It was melt in your mouth BUT half of it was fat. When I pointed that out to the waiter he just asked if he could wrap up the side dish that was left, for me to take home. Also, the service was not up to par. We waited almost 20 minutes for him to bring our check. My friend had a pasta dish which she said was just OK All in all I still like this restaurant but I will have a hard time getting my friend back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "and i mean literally. when the sun hit the awnings on the outdoor patio the whole place heated up so fast and made it uncomfortable to sit. we loved the food, although the hash was bordering on too salty (and i love salt). the drinks were delightful (strawberry, rhubarb and cava) the pancakes delicious, if not a little skimpy in the serving. our waitress, who was lovely, had a dirty white shirt on (kinda turned me off) and our silver was dirty. will i try it again, maybe. i am a long time fan of the owner, but..."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food was not what I expected. Very bland. I loved Street and am find of Border Grill but was really disappointed in this meal."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went to the MHT after hearing a review on the Fork Report some time ago. The food lived up to and far exceeded our expectations and was absolutely Delicious!! My wife and I shared the CHICKEN & WAFFLE CROQUETTES, SPINACH POTATO PIEROGI, FISH AND CHIPS, AND WHISKEY MAPLE BARBECUE BRISKET. We can not wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had a bunch of small plates and everything was delicious: chicken and waffle croquets were the highlight, but we also loved the cauliflower, the deviled eggs, the kaya toast, the onion rings and the lemon merengue dessert. It was a decadent way to celebrate a birthday!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I've been to Mud Hen Tavern twice recently and had two totally different experiences. Both times, the food was amazing. Don't pass on the toast! The coffee and marmalade toast is my absolute favorite. My medium rare burger didn't have a bit of pink. It was solidly overcooked to a "well done" state. The last time we were sat outside and spent the entire meal trying to keep flies off of our food. It was disgusting out there! Easily, there were dozens of flies attacking every diner. Stare at a table for longer than 2 minutes and you'd at least one hand swat! I got an apology over twitter, but no word that they've actually done anything to stop the flies. This place is good, but *if* I go back, I'll never sit outside again."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Mud Hen Tavern has phenomenally delicious food, wonderful waiters and it's just a great time!! Loved the chicken and waffle croquettes and the beer batter onion rings. The cinnamon roll bread pudding is obscenely wonderful."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Very enjoyable evening. Loved the small plates and wished we were dining with a larger group so I could try more dishes. The broccoli is delicious. I don't live close by, but if I did, this would be a regular spot. But, when nearby again, we'll definitely try it again. It was quiet outside on the lovely patio. The service was also quite good .... thanks for a great meal!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Got an e-mail offering a 4th of July special and am I so glad we went! Got a free draft beer because I wore my bathing suit in keeping with the theme of the night. Plus, $10 cheese burgers with a side of sweet potato fries for $3 (delicious) and a $5 Bloody Mary for my wife (also great). I would do that again just about every night of the week. Thanks for the beer, Susan! You rock!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Delicious food. Great for snacks and small plates. Try the chicken and waffles dish, lamb meatballs and the deviled eggs -- yum. Nice selection of beer and vino. I also had a pasta main which was good but not nearly as tasty and exciting as the starters. Decent service."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "It was uncomfortably hot on the patio, which might have been improved by the addition of fans or the like. Fans might also have discour as he'd the multitude of flies that swarmed about, making our meal inedible. The KayaToast was yummy, but its presentation was sloppy. Breakfast burritos were fine, the watercress salad was way overdressed and the seeds tasted stale and.burnt. The brisket hash was run through the deflavorizing machine. We loved Street but won't be back anytime soon. Sad."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This place is great..... with some of the items from the Street menu. Addition to the expanded menu and bar this place is still awesome."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Had a great experience. The food was delicious and there was a really good variety. The outside patio was nice and fun, although a little bit of a tight squeeze. The service was great. Perfect for a date, or a night out with friends. I would definitely go back and recommend it to other people."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "fun place to come after work for a meal and cocktail. Nice staff, good food. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is a great neighborhood stop for an easy and tasty dinner. Nice beer selection, good cocktails and a fun atmosphere that brings in a great crowd."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "What an incredible dinning experience we had! This was our second time since Street morphed into Mud Hen Tavern. We didn't think Susan could top Street but her new menu is an absolute gastronomical experience. We especially like the ceviche and the Kaya toast. Everything was cooked to perfection, full of flavors without overwhelming the palate. It's our new destination whenever we come to L.A."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the food and ambience. The chef greeted us and the staff were all excellent. We will go back!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Mud Hen Tavern is one og our favorite dining spots of all time. Food and service are exceptional. Great value on all counts!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Mud Hen is a little bit of everything. The menu caters to both vegans and non-vegans. You can think of it as comfort foods with a twist and some flair. Their menu is seasonal which keeps it fresh. It has great ambiance, an engaging and friendly staff, indoor and outdoor seating and is good for groups with reservations. Check their website for upcoming events and specials as well as their new late-night menu."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Highly recommend the Kaya Toast and Late Harvest Corn. The food and drinks are fantastic, as are the staff. I loved Street and I love this place. It can get very loud though and I've got the hearing of a zillion year old Mummy... :-/ I always get a bunch of dishes to share. I have my favorites, but will always find something new. Reservations advised."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Had a great experience, food was delicious and service terrific"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Was meeting my siblings here for a family dinner. Tried to book earlier reservations but they were filling up fast one day before our scheduled dinner. So I nabbed at 9pm and told the sibs to meet there at 8pm and try our luck at the bar. Checked in at 8pm and the hostesses told us we might have a table in 30 to 40 minutes. There wasn't nearly enough room at the bar to accomodate us so we adjourned to Osteria Mozza for a pre dinner cocktail and returned at 8:40 and voila a table was waiting and we were whisked in. My daughter was really hungry so we asked our lovely server for food first before we even ordered drinks and there was something on table stat. Everything was really fun to try, the service was outstanding. Want to do back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We loved street & were excited to try this new spot. The menu looked great. As we sat down & asked @ specials we were promptly told that they are sticking to their best dishes as most of the kitchen staff was at another event. Should have been out first "tip-off" We ordered many items including the artichoke. It was under-done. So we asked to have it cooked more. We were quite surprised when the chef appeared with the artichoke & said she "tasted" it & did not understand what was wrong as it had been "cooked twice". Expecting more service oriented response we were so shocked that we accepted the already tasted item & stared in disbelief. This was certainly not our first experience with the veggie but sadly it will be our last here. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Isn't so. The food was bland and unimaginative. It looked great on the plate, but all those colors and textures didn't translate into much flavor. I loved Street and went there at least once a month. I won't be giving this place a second chance. Everyone in my party was very disappointed in their meal."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This is a terrific find. Food is exceptional. Wish there was a little more variety in mneu...but everything is terrific. Really like their take on small plates...And THIS IS THE BEST GOST DERN BRISKET IN LOS ANGELES....Drinks are interesting and well made. busy place so service is a little slow, but the staff is on the ball and involved. It's one of those places you can go back to over and over again..."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We love to come before the Theatre or Film. Atmosphere lovely - food great - we even like this menu better than when it was "Street". And, we loved Street :)"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We went before a concert at The Hollywood Bowl. Drinks, especially the Red Sangria were great. The brisket and the fish and chips hit the spot. Amazing fries."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Our food was great, and when we did have an issue with our order the chef quickly came over and made it right. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We were a little disappointed with our experience. Went for the beer but they were out of 2 and didn't have the one we ordered chilled - a little weird if you position yourself as a pub specializing in beer! Food overall was only ok - the potato spinach dish was soggy and unappetizing, the pumpkin dish ravioli just didn't work and seemed over salted. The burger and clams were good, the salad with grapefruit and goat cheese was excellent as was the dessert - cinnamon bread pudding and the advice to have it with moonshine was right on! Overall this was really just ok as we had 2 poor dishes, 2 ok and 2 really good it averages out to just ok in my opinion. A bit of a drive for us so we wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Fun, hip and vibrant place serving trendy, tasty and delicious food. Creative menu - you'll want to try it all! Wonderful service. HOWEVER, and yes, this is crazy but I'm serious - we had a cloudy, cheap and most unappealing plastic water carafe placed on our table. This is a pet peeve - I can't drink out of plastic cups or glasses-period. The plastic carafe is almost as bad and really tacky! Imagine my surprise when, upon leaving and making what I hoped was a very polite and constructive comment, learned that some tables got lovely glass carafes that I saw were damn near crystal! Really? Wow. Spend the $2 and buy a few more!! But, that's the worst thing I can say. I'll be back; I just won't accept the plastic!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Went here with my sisters and the food was wonderful unfortunately our service was not. Never asked if we wanted more to drink. Took quite a while to come back for anything, if at all. As another waitress whom we had to ask for assistance at one point described it, she said "oh no, its like it was great but now its bordering on making the whole experience bad because of the waiting for service" and we couldn't agree more... We would go there again because that is how good the food and atmosphere were but we'll definitely make sure we don't get the same server."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Long time STREET patron, first time at new configuration. 5 of us went for Mother's Day. Things started off well - we ordered the prix fixe dumplings and tea cakes. Wonderful food! But our waitress, after intital contact, ignored us. Never came back to replenish drinks (delicious bloody mary - wanted another!), and after the first couple of dumplings, we didn't get anything, then just two dumplings for the 5 of us, the other three finally coming long after we flagged her down to report that we weren't getting any food! She said something about crossed signals. This pretty much continued for the rest of the meal - poor service, plates not cleared, etc. Gave us the wrong bill at the end. Disappointing. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our time here. The bottomless pomegrante mimosasas served with Sunday brunch were well worth the money. The food has a fresh twish on it and the extra effort is made by the staff to make sure everyone is happy."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Susan was fantastic and approachable, and our server was as sweet and knowledgable as any we've had. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I liked the previous incarnation, "Street Food", better. The food was more interesting and had more vegetarian options. The current menu is surprisingly pedestrian given the culinary pedigree of the owner...."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had been to Mud Hen Tavern for dinner a couple times and loved it. So we decided to try their new weekend brunch. We were not disappointed. The brunch/lunch menu is so creative; it was hard to decide what to order, so we ordered several different items. The chicken, bacon and waffle croquettes are a must order, bacon cheddar biscuits delicious, the espresso/orange marmalade toast sounded iffy but was fabulous. And my husband said he had the best tuna melt he's ever had (and that's his favorite). Can't wait to go back - worth the hour drive for us."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Menu and bar could do with less complicated (read less fussy) approach to what they do, but great marks for food, service, and ambience. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "This use to be Susan Finager's Street restaurant. There are unique and unusual small plates and tapas with surprising ingredients- ex. corn nuts in ceviche (yes it's good). The spicy drink with tequila is also amazing (can't remember the name of it) and the Kaya toast is a must. The bar is inside and most seating is outside- choice of sun or shade, heating lamps are available. This is a chic and funky place that will leave you satisfied if you're in the mood for something different. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I was sad when I heard the news that Street was closing down but MHT is a great replacement! The lemon ricotta pancakes were DELICIOUS."
    Dined on 5/4/2014