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Taste on Melrose
Taste on Melrose

Taste on Melrose Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilovetaste.com
  • Phone: (323) 852-6888
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:30pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
    Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday 3:00 - 6:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Cathy Halter
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, 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, Wine
  • Catering: Small or Large parties - in house or off site full catering available.

    Please contact: Laurel Valdez P: 323.630.3340
    or email: catering@ilovetaste.com

    You can also get more information and see pictures of our previous events on our Facebook page : ilovetasteEvents

  • Private Party Facilities: For parties of 12 and more, please contact laurel Valdez for details.
    Laurel@ilovetaste.com or P: 323.630.3340
  • Private Party Contact: Laurel Valdez (323) 630-3340
  • Special Events & Promotions: Wine Discovery Mondays with Half off Bottles of Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: La Cienega Blvd.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking also valet parking at $4.50
A word from Taste on Melrose
Taste on Melrose is Melrose Avenue friendliest neighbor, homey yet sophisticated. With its relaxed setting, updated American comfort cuisine and eminently moderate prices, Taste on Melrose offers everything that people are looking for in a neighborhood restaurant. Located in the mids of the swanky stretch of trend setting Melrose Avenue with the likes of Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenburg. Taste on Melrose is a neighborhood favorite for stylish Angelinos with a preference for elegant surroundings and a comforting, laid-back dining experience. NOW FULL BAR.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Diner Reviews
  • "A friend and I went for DineLA and found Taste to have a great menu and atmosphere. If there's one thing that could use a little work it's service. When we went, it was by no means packed, but the waiter took his sweet time getting to us even though we were ready to order fairly quickly."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "My sister and I made reservations for an early Saturday dinner and sat inside. Great ambiance and not too loud considering it is a small space. Loved the food - truffle mac and cheese and kobe beef meatball pasta - and received great service from our waitress. We also tried the key lime pie for dessert and an orange sorbet cocktail, which were both terrific. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We came in for DineLa and had a great experience! Their portion sizes were fair for the price and the quality of the food and service were great!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The restaurant was very accommodating to food allergies. My friend has a gluten sensitivity and has allergies to some common food seasoning. Out server was very friendly and very reassuring that changes could be made and she wouldn't have to worry about not being able to eat her meal."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I went during during DineLA week and wanted to try their special menu. I must say for the price, it was rather underwhelming, with the exception of the desert, which was delicious. I got three little potato croquettes, which were cooled off and maybe one more would have been nice and the squid ink pasta with shrimp was not what I was expecting. It was too sweet, not enough balance between sweet and savory, and the pasta was tad overcooked. Overall texture was kind of slimy. I think they were going for exotic Thai style pasta, but for me it did not work. It's unfortunate, because that menu should shine, if you want show what your restaurant is about to a new customer. I will return because I want to try their regular menu."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The place was really cute and the atmosphere was nice, but the food was nothing to write home about and the cocktails were majorly watered down. The croquettes were pretty tasty and the mussels weren't bad, though I didn't love the abundance of cream in the sauce, but that's personal preference. However, my friend's shrimp pasta was a little bland and overly sweet. My pork schnitzel was OK, but a little heavy and a little oily. Not a bad place at all, but there are so many good restaurants in LA, I can't see myself returning here. Service was very nice though!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great salads, great atmosphere, romantic, great location. Did not care for papaya meatball plate. All else was good."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "A great spot to enjoy before heading for a night out in WeHo! Affordable prices for the area with quality ingredients. We make it a stop for dinner or brunch every time we visit!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Taste is the perfect stop for brunch or dinner with friends. It is in a charming old house with patio and indoor seating. The menu changes, with favorites staying and new seasonal items appearing. The atmosphere is fun, the food is great and well priced. And the service is excellent. Nina has been my server many times, and she is an absolute delight. Any time I bring a friend to taste they love it. Truly a neighborhood gem!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants. First time on a Monday night. Food is consistent."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time at Taste on Melrose and we liked it just as much as the first. It's just really wonderful food make with care. The waitress we had was fantastic, the GM was also very kind and stopped by our table to wish my husband a happy birthday. The blue crab and sweet corn risotto was a big hit with my husband and I liked the Crispy parmesan chicken paillard. We will certainly be coming back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Staying at the Elan hotel on Bev Blvd again meant we were in walking distance of Taste on Melrose so it was pretty much guaranteed that we would eat there again. Had the grilled romaine starter which was nice but too much sauce & cheese but a very nice appy anyway. Had the pulled pork grilled cheese sandwich but couldn't eat all the bread so just ate the insides. Cocktails were nice too."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This was my 1st visit for Brunch and I must say they made QUITE the impression on me. The staff was amazing upon arrival until we left! The two host at the door greeted me as soon as I walked through the doors (Major Plus.. Some places wait for YOU to speak first. I'm the guest, treat me as such!) I gave them my name for the reservation and they advised me that my party was at the bar waiting (They we're busy, yet remembered my friend at the bar.. Happier by the second!) They went to get her for me and sat me in the patio as I requested) food, mimosas, staff and service A+'s ALL AROUND!! Thank you Taser for a GREAT 1st experience!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Excellent food and good service, expensive cocktails! Will be back"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was great. This is a place I have been to before and time and again service is just okay."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Every experience at Taste is just as wonderful as the last. Great food, great service, great ambiance."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I took my husband for Father's Day as a treat...we were both treated! We really enjoyed the interesting and tasty menu. The ambiance was off the chain. Loved the look and feel of it. Definitely would go back again :) It definitely appealed to the "Foodie" in me!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I must say I was pleased to walk right up to check in and was immediately seated with a party of 5 when there was approximately 10 or so waiting to be seated (brunch). The restaurant is very small so we were seated is a tight area in a secondary dining room. The pricing is fair....3 adults with two children my bill was $120 w/o gratuity.We ordered the Chicken tortilla soup...it was good and came out piping hot. Along with onion rings (very good if you like tempura). The Kobe Beef Meetballs and Rigtoni Bolognese were on point and very flavorful. The Pulled Pork sandwich was just okay. The pork was properly cooked, tender and juicy but lacked flavor so I had to load up on the Cholula Chipotle sauce. The server checked up on us 3-4 times."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed brunch here on Sunday, with a lovely meal... outdoor table comfortably accommodate our party of 5. Service was great. The menu was varied and appealing... something for everyone. Food was presented beautifully and was very delicious. Our wait staff was attentive and accommodating. The "hole in one" was a perfect combination of ingredients. Bread was outstanding... from the hole in one to the brioche French toast."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were celebrating my friend's birthday and they gave her a nice birthday card, a surprise complimentary dessert and a gift card worth $20. The food was great, service was great! It's just a wonderful experience dining at Taste. that's why i try to go as much as I can and I spread the word w/ my friends."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Once again I had a great experience here. We were happily greeted and treated. Only one flaw for me and that was I wanted those divine Tempura onion rings. I had noticed them as adornment on a salad offering and wanted an order. Was told "NO" that they only made a few of them for the salad. Boo.!!! All in all another great experience at Taste."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I love the location and the wait staff. Just the receptionist not letting us sit until everyone arrived is annoying."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I always like coming here, either for Dinner or Lunch. Just Had Dinner this week and the food was great and the server was great. He even told me to get a different dish because the particular one I picked wasn't very good for that evening. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "What a wonderful evening. It was a quiet late evening, with a reservation at 8:45 on a Sunday. The ambiance was very good, service was helpful and attentive, and it was one of the better meals I have enjoyed in some time, without pretense. We had a lovely evening enjoying conversation without having to yell at one another, and never felt rushed at any point even though we were there quite late. It was, truly, a place where we felt welcome. I would not hesitate to visit Taste soon. It is a terrific restaurant."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Food was good, waitress was great, place had a nice look to it. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Taste always comes through. I've been dining at Taste for years as well as used their catering service. They always delight the senses and are a consistent gem in my neighborhood. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Both locations are great spots; West Hollywood or Pacific Palisades. Good food, cheerful service great menu choices. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Food was excellent! Service was spot on. Our mimosas were never empty and kept full as part of the endless mimosa promotion. Brunch is spectacular! A must do"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Staff is very accommodating...food is amazing! Would definitely recommend this place....it never disappoints! "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Small and charming with delicious food and great vibe! We tend to order various appetizers and a pizza, then go in for a main course. I haven't had anything bad on this menu. The menu offers both light and rich choices, so whatever you're in the mood for you will find something that suits you. I've gone there both casual and for a special occasion and it's suitable for both. It's a small restaurant, so I would suggest reservations on the weekends. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We came here for brunch on Sunday and it was delicious! Would recommend this to anyone"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I have to say... I love this place. However the last 2 times I have dined here... The food came out unreasonably cold. Other than that.. Every experience has been great. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "been here twice. First time food was good to better. Second time less good. Taste - in name & quality - descends as it gets crowded. The worst thing about it is NOISE. It becomes impossible to hear. In the upstairs area people screamed. The serves were rushed and became frazzled and confused. If you go when place is half-full it's worth the trip. Otherwise it's a crowded jam-packed trip to simple fare done is a definition of mediocre. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "always enjoy meeting friends and business aquaintences here its centrally located usually simple to park and the menu work try the Sinday brunch too"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I've enjoyed Taste off and on for several years now. Very consistent. I want to come more regularly !"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Amazing locale, amazing restaurant. The food was perfect. We just booked to go back in a couple weeks. Great menu,great service. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The restaurant as a place was quite nice, it had excellent ambience and when we were late and called to let them know they held our table for 45 minutes. our service was fairly good, we had a lovely waitress and the food was prompt. the food, however, was marginal. my pasta and salmon was dry and had very little flavor and our appetizers and other dishes were the same way. Overall, a decent place to be but I wouldn't recommend going for the food."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I've been to here many times, was once my favorite place. The past 2 experiences were poor to fair. We were rushed through a Sunday brunch at 2:30 a few weeks ago, and then this past week the service was fair at best even with a minimal crowd. In addition to no longer stocking my favorite beverage. It appears that Taste is going through that period when a really good restaurant relies too much on the laurels of their past. A few new items on the menu every now and then wouldn't hurt."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "TASTE (on Melrose) is a neat fun discovery. Live nearby, but hadn't been before. Service excellent, brunch food fine, drinks excellent too. Problem again as in many LA restaurants is the noise level is unacceptable. There's no need to play 'swinging' music if it's going to obscure what your friends are saying to you while you eat. Otherwise, worth trying!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great date spot and also for small groups. Great location for going out or drinks/concert/etc. afterward in West Hollywood. The food is great, the ambiance is uniquely cool, and the prices are reasonable. Highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014