Westside Tavern
Westside Tavern

Westside Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.westsidetavernla.com/
  • Phone: 3104701539x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Ben Cohn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Westside Tavern offers 2 private dining rooms:

    The Westwood Room, which can accommodate seated dinners of up to 66 guests or standing receptions for up to 100.

    The Cedar Room accommodates up to 26 seated guests or standing receptions of up to 40.

    The rooms can be combined to accommodate a seated dinner of up to 80 guests or standing reception of up to 150

    The Westwood Room has a private full service bar.
    Both rooms have Audio/Video Equipment
  • Special Events: Westside Tavern’s two stunning private dining rooms incorporate modern and rustic elements to render a warm, residential environment that is equally suited for personal occasions and business entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Westwood Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Self Parking for up to 3 hrs
A word from Westside Tavern
Westside Tavern is a social, urban-minded restaurant, featuring chef-driven California Tavern Cuisine alongside a complimentary selection of fresh cocktails, California craft beers and a boutique wine list.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Westside Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (66)neighborhood gem (44)good for groups (30)fit for foodies (29)vibrant bar scene (21)special occasion (16)great for brunch (13)kid-friendly (13)hot spot (13)notable wine list (8)romantic (6)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Reliable quality in the Westside
    Catosaurus
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Westside Tavern is a great local place for lunch, dinner, or whatever. Parking in the Westside Pavilion lot is free for the first 3 hours, making it very convenient. Food there is always well prepared, and they have some very creative cocktails.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The soup/sandwich lunch combo
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    The soup/sandwich lunch combo is a real keeper. While the soups rotate on a seasonal basis, the sandwiches do not, and they are all more than adequate. The salads are not as noteworthy - particularly the crab cake salad, which I found bland and disappointing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mostly wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    This was my 3rd time at Westside Tavern. The food and service are consistently excellent. My only two quibble: the noise was a bit overwhelming this time (4:30-5:00 on a Sunday), and I had to ask my companion to repeat herself several times in the conversation; and my booth seat was ripped; it had been "McGyver'd" with duct tape, but still had some jagged edges, so I had to be cautious so that it did not snag my garment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flatbread was as delicious
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    Flatbread was as delicious as always. Lobster in the lobster roll was not very sweet or tender and portion of meat was small. Shrimp cake was good but server did not say it was spicy andsandwich had sliced jalapenos which I cannot eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a business lunch there
    JoJo
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Had a business lunch there and it was perfect. Something for everyone. Great service, quiet enough to talk and not rushed!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for pre/post-movie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Great spot for pre/post-movie dining. They don't take dinner reservations, so the wait can be long and frustrating.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always an excellent meal!
    PhyllisVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    Always an excellent meal! Love this restaurant....only problem is its popularity. At night it's hard to get a table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will NOT return
    cathieloloVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    My first time there, recommended by a friend. We found a parking space on the street - SCORE! - which probably shaved 20 minutes off of our time away from the office, since parking would normally be in underground parking structure, which is very time-consuming. So that's a detraction from this restaurant right off the bat. The appetizer was good. My main course was bad. Ambiance was non-existent. No reason to return.
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  • Excellent food. Sharp server.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Excellent food. Sharp server. Food a little slow out if the kitchen, but clearly prepared from scratch for each creative item. Varied menu, very appealing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great middle spot for those
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    great middle spot for those coming from Santa Monica and West Hollywood
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best in every way!!
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    The flatbread is amazing as is the sticky toffee pudding. The waitress was quite professional!! Everyone is warm, friendly and helpful. Kudos to Sarah in catering!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The kitchen makes occasional
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    The kitchen makes occasional mistakes but cheerful servers make things right quickly. Always a pleasure to dine there
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent flatbread and delicious
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    Excellent flatbread and delicious short rib grilled cheese sandwich. Service was very professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
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    RobbieVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    We were seated quickly, the server was excellent and the food was delicious. I had an excellent veggie burger and a cup of parsnip soup and both were terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great after movie spot. They
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    Great after movie spot. They don't take dinner reservations but we made a 4:45 reservation and had an early dinner. It was already quite busy because they have a lot of large booths, big enough for 6 but often with only 2 diners.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place - never fails
    JamesJude
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    Love this place - never fails to deliver amazing food, great wine and knowledgeable service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was delicious. You must
    emilyvn
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Food was delicious. You must have desert, and it has to be the Sticky Toffee cake. It's like eating heaven.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is always delicious
    Partyof5VIP
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    The food is always delicious and looks good on the plate. The service is spot-on. It does get a bit noisy in there and there is often a wait for a table. The only thing I would change; the menu could offer a few more choices - if you go there very often it gets a bit limiting, although the specials are usually very interesting.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific spot, especially
    DrRichVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    Terrific spot, especially before or after a movie at the Landmark.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Who Would Have Thought?
    BeverlyHillsDinerVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    Friends had mentioned this restaurant to me as worth visiting and I had always conveniently forgotten to take them up on their recommendation. After all, what could you expect from a restaurant in a middling mall that's a floor below some movie theaters? Well, I finally gave into curiosity and was pleasantly surprised. Aside from the generic interior, the food and service were exceptional. I'll be back. I'm sorry I waited so long.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome local restaurant with
    BusinessLuncherVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    Awesome local restaurant with great service. The lighting is a bit difficult in the day with a strange glare throughout, but overall very comfortable and excellent specials with unique combinations of delicious and healthy food!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good and convenient
    Joanne
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We like it because the food is interesting and we can go to the movies upstairs and part below. Convenient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wonderful...I'm a regular
    PhyllisVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Always wonderful...I'm a regular because the food is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't count on a friendly Hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    Delicious! Worth my money. I eat here once a week. Only problem are the Hostesses. Servers and Bartenders are excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful afternoon, good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/9/2012
    Delightful afternoon, good dining and so convenient. One stop park, shop, lunch and a movie.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service were very
    santarosatouristsVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    Food and service were very good. Way too much noise for us.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flat bread was delicious as
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    Flat bread was delicious as always but acorn squash was quite disappointing-3 tiny pieces that were barely baked-not up to Westside Tavern's high standards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was fantastc and th
    Live2eat
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    Service was fantastc and th food was delicious (not great, by tasty). The prices are typical for a sit down restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Welcome Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Love the Westside Tavern. Good food and service. Sometimes the noise is too much for us, but they are pretty good about turning it down--at least while we are there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Located within the Landmark
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Located within the Landmark Theatre building, the Tavern is perfect for pre- or post-movie food. There are lots of places to eat within 500 yards but this is the best of the lot for burgers, flatbreads and light entrees. Make a reservation if you don't want to wait.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My meal was excellent; all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    My meal was excellent; all six people in our group cleaned their plates. But the bread served before lunch was simply awful - dry and tasteless ... probably stale.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food at a convenient
    Bella
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    Great food at a convenient location..before or after a movie, a business meeting, great menu choices
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect lunch spot!
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    The best flatbread anywhere! Delicious chicken caesar salad.. Everything was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Despite the fact that the
    EmichelVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Despite the fact that the restaurant is in the Westside Pavillion mall, the menu is creative and the food is consistently fabulous. Even carnivores will love the carmelized cauliflower and speciality salads. My family makes it a point to travel all the way from Downey to the Westside--not only because it's conveniently located by the Landmark Theater, but because a meal at the Westside has become an absolute "must". Eat out in Beverly Hills? No way--not when you've got the Westside Tavern just a few miles away!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love this restaurant...ALWAYS
    PhyllisVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    I love this restaurant...ALWAYS a special meal. Make sure you try the flatbreads.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An all around winner!
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Everyhting we ate was icredibly delicious especially the flat bread!!! The service was excellent and the comped birthday dessert was a real winner-the sticky toffee cake!! Yum!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable in the Westside Pavilion
    Catosaurus
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    Met a friend for lunch, and we were treated very nicely. We shared a hummus appetizer and each ordered a salad. The hummus was delicious, garnished with tomatoes, Greek olives, and feta, and served with warm pita. My salad was a daily special (off-menu): a Chinese chicken salad that was just OK. I like this place, but the food occasionally misses the mark.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2012
    The food never disappoints at the Westside Tavern. My only issue there - is the glare from the windows. I have been there four times now, have sat in totally different places, and I still get a strong glare. Perhaps some kind of window treatment? They also could not find my reservation but fit us in.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food always!
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2012
    The watermelon, herloom tomato gazpacho was the best soup I have ever tasted!! The turkey burger was amazing too. I have had conisitently great meals at this restauratn!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent menu - particularly
    BDelPVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    Excellent menu - particularly the lamb sandwich, cauliflower, brussel sprouts. The herb cocktails are also very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic