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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
  • "So I eat here all the time but I arrived on Tuesday for a 7pm reservation and was told I couldn't be seated until my bf arrived. The place was empty! Not sure when you started this annoying current trendy LA restaurant rule but after driving in rush hour traffic for an hour im ready to sit relax & drink & check emails till he shows up. As I turned to leave and cross the street to Comme Ca the host grabbed me and told me he would make an exception. Other than that, the place is awesome, food is great, waiters are extremely knowledgeable about the food and specials, drinks are good, good ambiance & service the prix fix menu is a great idea but when there are 3 other amazing restaurants within 100 yards you have to be careful with your rules"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "We went to Taste to celebrate my birthday (I received a "complimentary bday entree" email) and it was the 2nd time we've visited there. The food and service were excellent. The meal was well prepared and delicious; the service, quick, friendly, and efficient. To top it off, at the end of the meal they presented me with a $20 gift card for my birthday. Overall we were very pleased."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Couldn't believe it's been there for 9 years and this was our first visit, thank you Open Table. Very tasty food, reasonable prices and Key Lime Pie to die for. The Chicken tortilla soup was extremely good, many tastes blended into each delicious spoonful. I would have liked a bucket of it Almost forgot to mention the outstanding Mango Mojito."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I came here with my family on a Friday night. Even tho it's a small venue, the loud atmosphere made it feel like we could catch up and talk about personal things without strangers overhearing us. The server was patient with all the food allergies and modifications, and the chopped salad was TO DIE FOR! I've also been for brunch and that was equally fabulous."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great dining experience. Whether it's lunch with a client, after - theatre dinner with the girls or just dessert by myself, the food and service are always great. I live 35 miles away and it's always worth the trip."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Wonderful salad but the Bread Pudding dessert and Onion Rings were the stars!!!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I came here to dinner with my mom to celebrate my birthday. My mom and I took a seat at the cozy bar, where Mark, the bartender served us. My mom had a classic martini and I had the lychee martini (so refreshing). We were seated and Nina was our waitress with a such a great vibe. We both ordered delicious pasta dishes. When it was time for dessert, my mom let Nina know it was my birthday. Nina points to Mark the bartender to show that he had told her! So not only did they bring out the gelato I ordered, but also a slice of cake with a candle in it! Nina hands me an envelope says, "For next time, and bring your mom with you." It was a gift card to use at the restaurant!! Who does that?? Only classy people who make a joint classy."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "As always great service and excellent food. Everyone working there is always smiling and happy. Staff very attentive and accommodating. One of those places you never have to worry what you will get. You can count on great service, great food and relaxing friendly atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "After moving from West Hollywood to Pasadena, I forgot how wonderful the food was at this little gem. Whatever you order from the menu excites the palette. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We made reservations for our Anniversary brunch. They were very kind and gave us the pick of seating. The eggs in brioche was the best I have ever had and it was nice to have a choice of potatoes or a lite and delicious green salad. My husband was had a wonderful rib and aged cheddar cheese sandwich. for our Anniversary they surprised us with a lite dessert of flourless chocolate cake, caramel ice cream and a crunchy side that made it even better. We were so delighted! I was also fun to people watch and the outside area was fresh and cool even in the warmth of summer. We will travel here again!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I came here to celebrate my birthday with a friend, and we had noted that it was my birthday in the reservation. Not only was the food amazing, but the service was incredible! They gave me both a hand written birthday card, AND a $20 gift card! Highly recommend this restaurant - the food is to die for, the service is awesome, and the decor and ambience is great."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great ambience, impressive menu. Always a winning experience at Taste."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "excellent service and food.. a myust great neighborhood spot."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "TASTE is consistently an excellent dining experience. Great staff as well."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The food and cocktails were the best of this place. There were some cocktails that were not included in the menu that I only knew of because I visited the webpage before coming. Menu should list all cocktails that the restaurant serves. Especially if they are good (Cosmopolitan is on the Happy Hour Menu but if you come after Happy Hour, you will never see it since it is not part of the regular menu. Service was fair. No notable mention, althouth I appreciate we were seated fast with reservations. Ambiance is very casual and loud rather than quiet and upscale as the website photos seemed to indicate."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Interesting menu....basically comfort food....fair prices...."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This place was so awesome! It was first time dining there and it certainly won't be my last. Food was great, service was also great!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Taste is one of the most reliable restaurants in the WeHo/Hollywood area. The food is consistently inventive and delicious and the staff always professional and efficient. Its why my friends and I keep coming back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We celebrated our 27th anniversary at Taste, and it was perfect. The serving staff was super attentive and was having fun with us! Starting with champagne and a grilled artichoke, the food was delicious. We enjoyed an enormous roasted vegetable and quinoa salad, as well as pasta and risotto. Everything tasted great. A totally enjoyable evening of reminiscing was made special by the folks at Taste. And, it was a very reasonable bill!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Delicious food, great location, friendly staff...A winner in my books"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "It was my first time at Taste the service was great the atmosphere"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "With a midnight flight out of LAX, I had time to enjoy a Restaurant Week meal before returning my rental car I had picked up a week prior in Las Vegas. After some discussion with 2 of my cousins, we settled on Taste on Melrose. I couldn't have been happier with our choice. Service was a bit slow, but restaurant layout and staff made up for it."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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