Taste at the Palisades
Taste at the Palisades

Taste at the Palisades

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilovetaste.com/
  • Phone: 3104599808
  • 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: Comfort Food, Californian
  • 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 3236303340x
  • Special Events: Please provide us with your email address so we can keep you posted Special Event, Wine Tasting, Special offers etc.
    Please go to:
    http://ilovetaste.com/app/taste_palisades/newsletter

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
Taste at the Palisades reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (37)fit for foodies (26)great for outdoor dining (17)great for lunch (14)kid-friendly (13)romantic (12)great for brunch (12)special occasion (11)good for groups (7)late-night find (5)notable wine list (2)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We came to beat the heat-electricity went out, you did not tell us. We acted in good faith. Computer ran out of battery and beeped loudly. No attempt to acknowledge how awful it all was. No hospitality extended for our discomfort.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Service
    1officediva2VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We've been going to Taste in the Palisades on a regular basis for years, and I have always left glowing reviews. However, our last visit was disappointing. The service was lacking. Even though the restaurant was practically empty, we had to ask our server repeatedly for water, and because she never appeared again, we actually had to track her down to give her our drink order. We also had to find her to give her our dinner orders. The food was excellent, as usual, but putting up with bad service was less than satisfactory. Sorry, but I had to downgrade my usual "Very Good" review and leave a "Fair" review.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Option -- if not in a hurry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PeterVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Unusual preparations, but very well done and presented. Corkage fee is a tad on the high side based on the wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • philawedVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The portions were copious, the food good, the service above average. A good value for a special lunch
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as usual
    DianeHVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The Flank steak was delightful and very tasty. All menu items great> THANKS.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All was excellent.
    SatisfiedVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Love the salmon salad. we come here often and have brought friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food.
    maxandstella
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant inside or out!
    DianeHVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful view from the patio
    PlainjaneVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food was inventive and delicious, the server informative and charming. Can't beat the view of the mountains across the street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food!!
    Natasha
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great non-Italian Restaurant
    Carlos
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for lunch!
    eangelson
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Attentive service, good fresh organic food, diverse menu, not too loud for conversation, nice decor.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    kvvvVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    very nice and we enjoy the food every time we go there to eat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PSILoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • barbydollVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    nice atmosphere excellent food will go back again and again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great neighborhood dining spot
    BobP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Found the all restaurant charming. Seated us promptly. Food was fresh and tasty. Good organic and gluten-free choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful experience!
    kvvvVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is a great restaurant and is always pleasant!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • went above and beyond
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute brunch spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LoveItaliaVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Excellent food and very enjoyable service! Will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FANTASTIC!
    LV42VIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 457 reviews are from the Taste at the Palisades reviews archive.
  • Arnie
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The reservations were honored. The food was fine.. The service needs work. Employees need to be trained better
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Went for brunch on the weekend; just a good as dinner, which is always a treat! Keeps on surprising with creative menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gobackagain
    Familydiner
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    A real gem in the Palisades away from the hustle and bustle of the Village
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great!
    luvthisplaceVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Just can't resist the mushroom pizza appetizer - thin crust, delicate. A must. Everything great - seafood with green tea noodles; burger - fantastic.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Dutchboy
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Had brunch. French toast was terrific as well as the egg dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    ZoeSVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and great service
    Carmel123
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot for Casual Dining
    Rocktheplate3
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tortilla Night
    Jude
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste is a nice neighborhood
    PdotVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Taste is a nice neighborhood bistro that serves good food in a casual atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After Getty Villa visit
    Deesh
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good Food with a Twist
    luvthisplaceVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Open Table
    Carl
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The food can be hit and miss, but the service is always excellent and it's an enjoyable, easy and relaxed dining atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    jrobinsonVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Valentine's Day Diner's
    GrubMasterJVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.