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Taste at the Palisades
Taste at the Palisades

Taste at the Palisades Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilovetaste.com
  • Phone: (310) 459-9808
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 5pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5pm - 9pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm - 10pm
    Brunch Saturday & Sunday 10am - 3:00pm
    Happy Hour Tuesday - Sunday 3pm - 5pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Brian Sheard
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Available Large and small
    Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Birthday parties, Dinner parties, Baby/Bridal Showers etc.
    Full bar and bartending
    licenced services available
    Please contact: Richard Baker: 323.630.3340
    or email: catering@ilovetaste.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Taste at the Palisades offers several options for private dining, we look forward to working with you on your next event.
  • Private Party Contact: Richard Baker, richard@ilovetaste.com (323) 630-3340
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please provide us with your email address so we can keep you posted Special Event, Wine Tasting, Special offers etc.
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Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunset Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a convenient parking lot with FREE parking in front of the restaurant.
A word from Taste at the Palisades
Taste at the Palisades, sister restaurant to Taste on Melrose, now resided just off Sunset Blvd a stones throw from PCH. With its relaxed setting, homey yet sophisticated, the menu offers updated Californian comfort cuisine for eminently moderate prices. The menu, split equally between appetizers and entrees, includes seasonal finds like white truffle mac 'n' cheese, salads and pizzettas. The unusual but simple starter of grilled romaine lettuce topped with gorgonzola, applewood smoked bacon and Granny Smith apples is a must-try. Main-course highlights like Kobe beef burger and crispy parmesan chicken paillard atop garlic potato puree.

Taste at the Palisades offers everything that people are looking for in a neighborhood restaurant - namely good food and friendly service.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Diner Reviews
  • "We love going to Taste -- good food, nice wine selection, a happy hour (before 6) with nice food and drink bargains. However, the service is slow. But if you order a drink as soon as you sit down, it makes the wait palatable."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Unusual preparations, but very well done and presented. Corkage fee is a tad on the high side based on the wine list."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The portions were copious, the food good, the service above average. A good value for a special lunch"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The Flank steak was delightful and very tasty. All menu items great> THANKS."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Love the salmon salad. we come here often and have brought friends."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. We didn't try any appetizers but we got the shrimp and grits, the salmon entree, two pasta dishes and a pork sandwich. Everyone raved about their choices. For dessert we ordered the key lime pie and a peanut butter pie. My 13 year old nephew loved the peanut butter but the rest of us LOVED the key lime. It was spectacular. I'd go back just for that. The waiter was sweet (and attractive) but he did disappear a few times. But, when he was at the table, he was great. Very knowledgeable and courteous. The decor was a little off. It was current and modern but looked a little run down. It just seemed like it needs a some refreshing."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Easy dinner in the neighborhood and the food is GREAT. Best restaurant around as far as i am concerned. Eating outside in July and August is a definite PLUS. The marketing is also well done. Reminders of specials, no corkage night and other tidbits are appreciated."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Food was inventive and delicious, the server informative and charming. Can't beat the view of the mountains across the street."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Dined during DineLA and loved the food!! The food was fresh and light!! Love the salmon risotto and shrimp pasta!! The dessert were also amazing!! Loved the prosecco sorbet and peanut butter pie!! Def will come back to dine again!! Wished there was a view!! Lots of parking"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Taste is a perfect gem for the neighborhood. The parking is convenient and it is one of only a few restaurants in our community that is not Italian. The food and service are both great and the restaurant is comfortable. The added outdoor patio is a nice addition."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Attentive service, good fresh organic food, diverse menu, not too loud for conversation, nice decor."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "What an amazing neighborhood gem! Such a great neighborhood favorite by the locals, and so close to the beach! The food was great, and the service was amazing! Their pre fixe menu was awesome. Will return again soon."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "nice atmosphere excellent food will go back again and again"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Found the all restaurant charming. Seated us promptly. Food was fresh and tasty. Good organic and gluten-free choices."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant and is always pleasant!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "went there for my daughters 5th bday. server was supper nice in recommending food and wine, the steak was great, done to perfection, so was the salmon. brought a complementary desert for my daughter. Overall we had a great time and very much enjoyed the food and service. when leaving, the server ran to our car and provided us with a happy birthday card for my daughter and a $20 gift card. what a pleasant surprise, totally unexpected. you dont come across restaurants that blow you away with their food AND service that often. thank you"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Although it is in a strip mall, the setting is very nice and they have a pretty big outdoor patio. The food was great, and it's always nice to have unlimited mimosas with brunch! I will definitely go back, and would like to try their dinner. All of the menus looked good and the burch one had some interesting different options."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Excellent food and very enjoyable service! Will return soon. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our family loves Taste! Everything about it... the food's amazing, the ambiance is relaxing and the service impeccable. Thanks to Chef Brian and his entire staff!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The reservations were honored. The food was fine.. The service needs work. Employees need to be trained better "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Went for brunch on the weekend; just a good as dinner, which is always a treat! Keeps on surprising with creative menu. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We have been going there for many years and it improves all of the time. The attitudes of all staff are always friendly and helpful in today's world of surly waiters and slow service at other "nice" restaurants. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "A real gem in the Palisades away from the hustle and bustle of the Village"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "A few of us went there on a Sunday, was pretty quiet but nice. Service was great and the food was fantastic. To our surprise, Sundays are grilled cheese night so we had one as an appetizer!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Just can't resist the mushroom pizza appetizer - thin crust, delicate. A must. Everything great - seafood with green tea noodles; burger - fantastic. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Had brunch. French toast was terrific as well as the egg dishes."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Had a wonderful brunch at Taste. We sat outside which was delightful. The food was fresh and very tasty . Our server was friendly and attentive. i would highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Came in for girls' night with 8 people. Everyone enjoyed their meal, especially since the menu had a wide variety of options. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Taste is a locals restaurant that provides a nice wine list, delicious food choices and easy parking. Their appetizer selections are diverse and a great option if you do not want a full meal."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Usually go to lunch but wanted to try Thursday night Mexican. The flat iron steak and tortillas were perfect. We plan to go again for this. Always enjoy lunch."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Taste is a nice neighborhood bistro that serves good food in a casual atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Perfect place to stop for dinner to wait out PCH traffic before heading back to DTLA or Mid-City. Eaten at Taste on Melrose so hoped food would be good. First time to the Palisades location. Staff was great, nicely set up with ambient lighting, roomy tables and the food was great. The cumin-rubbed pork chop with their version of mac 'n cheese is a must, as well as the braised short-rib cheese sandwich. And please have it on white bread. I was going to go for whole wheat but our knowledgeable server recommended white and it made a big difference I'm sure. Fries always an outstanding number here too. Would definitely go back. Great food for good value, portions good as well. Palisades is lucky Taste put a location here."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Mushroom pizza!! Grilled Romaine Salad!! Both our "must haves". This last visit - Grilled pork chop with unusual spicing, and their always terrific Mac and cheese with truffle oil."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Menu is too challenging for the chef. Should stick to more traditional and be a little less creative. I had the filet mignon beef stroganoff. Mildly spicy but it covered all the flavors so all you tasted was the spice - disappointing. My husband had the seafood linguine which he liked. My wine wasn't great - local Malibu vintner. The decor is nice and the waiter was very attentive until it got busy. We would have ordered dessert and coffee but by the time he came back around we just asked for the check. Probably won't go back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food can be hit and miss, but the service is always excellent and it's an enjoyable, easy and relaxed dining atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We are long time customers of this restaurant and when a long-time manager left, things seemed to slip a bit. Tonight, it was great again. I had the shrimp and grits and it was great. It remains an excellent dinner spot with good food and service."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My wife and I dined here for Valentine's Day, which also doubles as our wedding anniversary, and were delighted with the 4 course meal dinner menu that was prepared for the evening. The appetizers were delicious and well selected to match the entree choices, which were just as marvelous. We chose the wine pairing option to go with our dinner and finished off the evening with a chocolate fondue for two. We have never been here before, nor had we heard of it, but after our first experience we've agreed that we can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Taste is an ideal place to dine and conduct a business meeting. It was a 2-hour dining experience that was perfect in every way. The service and the food quality were excellent. My employees enjoyed this meeting with a wonderful cuisine. I highly recommend this restaurant for the food, wine and beer selections."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Here's what I posted on TripAdvisor: "Went to Taste on Wednesday with a friend for lunch. Delicious tortilla soup (probably the best I've ever had), lettuce cups, and panna cotta. So good, I went back several days later with my husband for dinner. Food again was excellent, but, like Wednesday, the service left something to be desired. I ordered the tortilla soup again, because I liked it so much, but they forgot to put the tortilla strips in. Futhermore, I was not brought a spoon with the soup. The server said he would bring the spoon right away, but after waiting for so long that the soup was getting cold, I got up from the table to find someone who could bring me a spoon. "See the rest on TripAdvisor."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant a few times when I NEED a burger and fries. This time, we went for dinner for a three-course and wine pairing. It was very nice, relaxed, delicious, and still low-key, just how I like it. We had a fabulous time and the food was incredible."
    Dined on 1/24/2014