Tam O'Shanter
Tam O'Shanter

Tam O'Shanter

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lawrysonline.com/
  • Phone: 3236640228
  • Hours of Operation:
    Ale and Sandwich Bar: 11:00am-Daily Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm; Brunch – Sundays: 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Continental, American
  • Executive Chef: Teri McLeod
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music in our pub & lounge every Friday & Saturday evenings – no cover charge! Special late night Happy Hour Friday & Saturday evenings from 10:00pm-12:00am.
  • Special Events: Join us for weekly enterainment in our Ale & Sandwich bar, as well as monthly wine tastings and more! Visit our website to see all of our special events: http://www.lawrysonline.com/tam-oshanter/events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Boyce
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free Daytime Self-Parking for Ale & Sandwich Bar. Valet Parking Every Evening and for Sunday Brunch.
A word from Tam O'Shanter
The Tam O'Shanter is a dining legend in the heart of Los Angeles, here you will find the charm of a Highland inn. The qualities that built our reputation- superb food, outstanding service and a dedication to honoring our guests with the highest quality in value-are as strong today as when we first opened our doors in 1922.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Tam O'Shanter reviews from OpenTable diners
225 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (157)neighborhood gem (136)good for groups (96)romantic (66)fit for foodies (63)great for lunch (39)notable wine list (39)kid-friendly (36)great for brunch (33)vibrant bar scene (32)hot spot (11)late-night find (9)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Happy Anniversary
    ButchVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary here. The evening was delightful....the meal was exceptional. It's always a pleasure to bring friends to enjoy one of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Always great food. Love the prime rib. Although a larger cut would be nice. Good selection of desserts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Tam
    Forkboy22
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Every time, always the best. Never too long a wait, and always worth it. Strong drinks, great atmosphere, very different from Lawry's, more neighborhood... and don't forget the Scotch Rarebit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Eats
    hopeformore
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I am not a fan of eating red meat in restaurants. It's usually not very good and I am disappointed. This was not the case at the Tam O' Shanter. The prime rib was without a doubt the best I have ever had. The cut was fork tender and cooked to my specifications. The sides were very tasty and the Cesar salad was divine. Even the bread that was brought out was amazingly good. We will go back for sure. The only problem was the service, although very cheerful, was rather slow. They need more waiters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dining experience
    Craig
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Dinner on Friday. Reservations at 6:30...stuck in traffic, called ahead to advise..told no problem, they will hold the reservation. Arrived at 6:40, car to valet and seated within 10 minutes. Had a cheese and charcuterie appetizer. Delicious! Then Tam cut Prime Rib....wonderful. I love being able to have a Lawry's quality dinner without having to go all the way into the mid-westside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tam O'Shanter never disappoints
    AtwaterDiner
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We've been going to the Tam O'Shanter for years, and it is one of our favorite restaurants. It's such a pleasure to dine in a place where the service, ambiance and food are equally excellent. The updated menu is terrific, the bar is hopping. And you can still get the best prime rib at the Tam!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • KevinCVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A classic. The deviled eggs are to die for. And the carving station in the bar is a great cheap meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunshiner
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I hadn't been to Tam O'Shanter in 25 years & was glad to visit once again. I had the prime rib & it was delicious. I will definately go again in the not so distant future. The only bummer was the lack of public/ free parking, you almost have to use the valet which is good but an additional cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Evening with Friends
    nyeDINING
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Tam O'Shanter never disappoints! Food is always perfect. Love the soufflé!! Servers were friendly and efficient. We had a table of six people, who were all served on time........no mistakes. We will always go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    It's been a few years since i dined at Tam. I had high expectation as i brought my boyfriend and his family there to celebrate his birthday. I chose Tam over Lawry's primarily for Tam's signature dish Toad in a Hole. However, i was kinda disappointed that they ran out of Toad in a Hole. But the server did not inform us until the dishes for the rest of the party are already out. Then the rib eye dish was 'held back' until last dish was ready, which was a BIG mistake as the rib eye was totally ruined, came out dry and overcooked. We ordered MEDIUM RARE, but it came out closer to MEDIUM WELL. In place of Toad in a Hole, we ordered Roast Pot, just another disappointment, as the meat was way too dry and tough.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Notable changes to menu.
    wheels
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Even though the menu had changed somewhat, our waiter, Jonathan was familiar with the old offerings as well as the new offerings available. He made suggestions that turned out to be very good. He made us feel comfortable with the new menu selections.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • megustacomer
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    very much enjoyed our time. Food was good and fun was had by all!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good brunch
    Wino
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had an excellent brunch, nice atmosphere, good food and service. The make your own Blood Marys are good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This is a wonderful place to share a meal with family and friends. It was so much fun that we will be doing it again soon! Will definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Happy Birthday
    gourmand
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    None of us had been to the restaurant before. But, the meat-centric menu was ideal to celebrate my friend's birthday. He was thrilled with his rib eye and the special dessert the chef sent out. The manager dropping by to give his best wishes was a classy touch, and much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yummy Tam
    scotty0Tam
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    consistently good food, known for their prime rib with delicious sides. Good for celebrations, expensive but sign up for their diner program and you can get good value back. Only complaint, kitchen was slow that night because they had several large groups that arrived prior to our being seated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RSimon
    Antifoodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Service was excellent, ambiance old English and cozy. I had the trout which was rather dry. Others had Toad in the Hole and Pot Roast and liked it. Parking is $3.50 plus tip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of L.A.'s great restaurants
    valleymomVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    You can never have a bad experience at the Tam. The food and service are top notch. My prime rib was just as ordered....medium rare....and delicious. Our server, Diane, was knowledgeable about everything on the menu including food, wine, beer, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Excellent prime rib! Good sides. Only valet parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go for that prime rib!
    MonaVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We always are impressed with the prime rib. I should have known not to order the trout - it wasn't bad, but it just is not up to the same level as the prime rib. The fish was baked, and tasted like good quality fish, but it didn't have the oomph that the prime rib has. We like this restaurant, and if we have to go to that part of town, we try to build in a meal there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    TJinVenturaCounty
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I hadn't been to the Tam in over two years and was greatly disappointed this past Sunday. I was dining alone and basically was shuttled off to the bar area instead of main dining room. I was there to have their brunch, and wasn't offered the orange juice or champagne. In the past I had ordered the English cut of their prime rib and this time it didn't even resemble what I had before. The slices were paper thin and I had to ask for horseradish as it and the au jus were missing. When I ordered, I asked about the souffle and the bartender had to inquire whether or not they served it at brunch. No one ever checked to see how my meal was and this will probably be the last time I dine here which really is a shame.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FABULOUS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Has a wonderful evening dining at the Tam. There's no restaurant I'd rather dine at!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tried and True
    FruFru
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    As a self-proclaimed "foodie", I am always looking to discover the newest, most innovative restaurant, but I still love tradition. Thanks to Blackboard Eats, I rediscovered one of the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles! The decor is so Storybook Hollywood of the 20's. It is dark, and comfortable, with lots of ambiance. The wait staff is professional. I love Prime Rib, creamed corn and creamed spinach. Tam O'Shanter provided all that and more. I had the option of creamed horseradish or straight. Rather than the kind that comes from a bottle, this was the real deal. Kicked my tush! We had deviled eggs and "devils on horseback" as appetizers and topped everything off by having souffles for dessert. Oh, and, they know how to mix a drink!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    great food! service was slow but friendly. Server was very nice. recognized the birthday we had in group- nice. they couldn't seat us earlier than reservation time, but restaurant was not full.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent prime rib
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was outstanding. Perfectly cooked and seasoned prime rib. The portions are how they should be (not huge). Decent affordable wine list. Friday night at 7:30pm and a lot of people were in shorts. I find that strange for a prime rib restaurant. The service was horrible. Our waiter was rude and lazy. Clearly burned out because he absolutely knew how to be a waiter. This is probably one of the best places to get a delicious prime rib dinner for a very affordable price (<$50). I won't be going back...because I like better service. But if you want prime rib and don't want to spend a lot of money, you should try it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice until. . .
    Pkammie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Dining experience was going nicely until a family of 8 with 3 young children were seated. Two unruly children spoiled the dining experience for the entire room. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    If you like scotch, this place is a place for you; exceptional selection. Also, the ambiance is fun and friendly. The food is high end comfort food, plentiful and not cheep, but worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Tony
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Had great food and friendly service. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABSOLUTELY THE BEST
    temeculabarb
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This was a find! Not familiar with the area so it was a gamble on choosing Tam O'Shanter from the internet. Quaint outside, like visiting England complete with an English phone booth, and beautiful inside with small rooms for dining. Friendly from hostess to "bus boy". Food outstanding with a varied menu. Don't really know about wine list as I am a non-drinker so I never looked. The waiter was attentive and friendly with a good understanding of the menu...very helpful. Restroom amazing too. Unfortunately I do not live in the area or I would dine there very often. Do yourself a favour and, if in the neighbourhood, visit it...it will be your favour too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • comfortable
    Markob721VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The best comfort food ever. Great service, excellent bar, consistent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding
    charlotte
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    GOOD FOOD and ATMOSPHERE even took our grand child early 6 pm and were excepted gracefully. Lot the charm of the rooms and good service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The restaurant reminded us a little of another restaurant called Smokehouse in Burbank, but a lot more quiet. The food selection is great - we had the french onion soup, tempura green beans (which I loved!), diver scallops and ribeye. We liked everything we ordered and would go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bzrm
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Excellent spot for good prime rib dinners! Like a step back in time and a favorite in the bGlendale area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just like Scotland
    Ginger
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Except for prices in USD, this restaurant could have been on Byres Road in Glasgow. Wonderful whisky cocktails, food, service and ambiance. Kudos to the chef on her new menu addition, the poached lobster salad, which I thoroughly enjoyed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Its an end to an era
    gcf12
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My last visit to Tam O'Shanter was sadly disappointing. This was our go to family restaurant for close to 20 yrs! It seems like there has been a change in management, not sure but this new menu just falls short and not to mention that now all sides are a la carte. It really is unfortunate that out of our 5 person party none of us were satisfied with our food. I do have to mention that the older staff has always been and continues to be a delight.
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  • A Classic
    SensibleSu
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Such a great place to dine. Food, as always, is outstanding. Famous for their prime rib. This is a great place for groups, special occasions, such as birthdays and anniversaries, and the service is wonderful. This restaurant should be on everyone's bucket list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at the Tam
    jmoles
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Not nearly as good as it used to be. Seems like someone is making changes that are not at all beneficial to the guests.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had a great birthday dinner. We had the earliest dinner reservation of the day, and the restaurant was still relatively quiet. The prime rib, scallops, mashed potatoes, yorkshire pudding and sundae were all delicious. I wasn't a fan of the creamed corn, but that is probably just my taste. We were disappointed there were no double booths but sat at a table with comfortable arm chairs. The service was among the best I have encountered. I also appreciated the history of the restuarant and plan to return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gumby
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Outstanding in every way. Great food, service, charming atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greg
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great place to go for that special night. I remember going the first time as a small child with my Grandparents, it has always been a special pale for me!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet