Taste on Melrose
Taste on Melrose

Taste on Melrose

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilovetaste.com/
  • Phone: 3238526888x
  • 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: Richard Baker 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 10 and more, please contact Richard Baker for details.
    Richard@ilovetaste.com or P: 323.630.3340
  • Private Party Contact: Richard Baker 3236303340x
  • Special Events: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Taste on Melrose reviews from OpenTable diners
191 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (111)great for outdoor dining (109)fit for foodies (93)great for brunch (71)romantic (61)special occasion (58)great for lunch (54)hot spot (31)good for groups (22)notable wine list (12)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (7)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (2)Show More
  • love it
    foodaholic
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    tried this place for the first time and fell in love. I ordered the short rib cheese sandwich and it tasted great! my boyfriend ordered the kobe beef burger and that was delicious too! I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would definitely be coming back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fancy Comfort Food
    Lbw123
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A good variety of dishes and everything we had was delicious. There seems to be an emphasis on comfort foods (Mac & cheese, Kobe meat balls, fancy grilled cheese) but there is something for everyone. I had a pasta with sugar snap peas and asparagus that was amazing. Had an ahi tuna special last visit that had me cleaning my plate! Cocktails are also definitely worth a try. Tables are very close together so you can't mind everyone hearing your business!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Taste restaurant was amazingly awesome!! The service was empeccable! Highly recommendable..
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Loved it so much, we went back the next night. First night, I had the kobe meatballs with spaghetti and it was outstanding. The next night I had the pork chop special and it was one of the best pork chops I have ever had. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great space and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great overall. Food was amazing and staff was friendly and made the experience all the better. Great find!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    EatingInLA
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great location and cute setup. Food was great. I got a special salmon tartar and the beet salad- both very good though I preferred the beet salad. My girlfriend got the blackened salmon salad and loved it
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing time!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Came from our of town and have never eatten in this area of LA. Made RSVP with open table asking for the best table available. our experience was amazing. Drinks where SO GOOD! Sangria + cucumber lavender margarita. We all had a prefix of 3 courses, All was amazing. We had the best time + our server was great!!!! I will be going back for sure!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant
    LAFoodie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The service is top notch and the good is great. Always consistent. One of my top 5 places in LA
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    aminlaVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I took a friend to Taste for his bday because I've had great meals there & wanted it to be special; Taste came through with flying colors. Fantastic meal & attentive, friendly service; everything was perfect. I love that Taste presents a birthday card & a gift card to the bday celebrant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & Wine Very Good
    UpscalehealthynaturalVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Quinoa salad was delicious. Mac & Chees w/ truffle oil was wonderful. Chocolate Brioche was great and very satisfying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great as always!
    Barcapnett
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Yummy food, accommodating staff, pleasant atmosphere. One of our neighborhood favorites !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic !!!
    Dbombx
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great food, reasonable prices , excellent service. Definitively recommended .
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Wonderful!
    CleanGreenShirt
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Went to Taste for the first time with friends and what an absolutely wonderful experience we had! The wait staff was perfect, totally friendly, and on top of their game. We had a party of 6 for our dear friend's birthday and they we're not only very accommodating with our reservation but also sincere & generous to our guest of the hour. The food is friggin' out of this world good. I had the pork chop & it was by far the best I've ever had in my life. Their mac & cheese lives up to it's fame & the risotto was very flavorful. Great deal on wine on Monday nights and the ambience/atmosphere is perfect, equal parts romantic and hip. Will definitely be returning, hear they have a great brunch too. THANK YOU TASTE for making it a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rocoffort
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Why are they carrying Rose chateau des Valentines ? It is the best in town ... And at the bar at the glass chateau Jeannette by the glass ?? Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wont seat till ALL your party shows
    sillyrule
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just love it
    kiska
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I habe been to this place many times. Always good tasty food, friendly waiters and great people. Will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    aminlaVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • opentablefanVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    EmEatsTooMuch
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste Restaurant
    Micki21
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!!!!
    Suzanne
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Wonderful salad but the Bread Pudding dessert and Onion Rings were the stars!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oh what a lovely evening it was!
    mgfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    Ourfav
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I miss this place.
    Foodie1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversay Special
    GoodEats
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING
    bdaybrunchVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    excellent service and food.. a myust great neighborhood spot.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    TASTE is consistently an excellent dining experience. Great staff as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great casual place
    Elizabeth1
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average comfort food
    AwinrmVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Interesting menu....basically comfort food....fair prices....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DineLA2014
    DineLA2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A reliable, old favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable Anniversary
    MartaVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty find
    WOVV
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Delicious food, great location, friendly staff...A winner in my books
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will go back!
    v44foodie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    It was my first time at Taste the service was great the atmosphere
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very satisfied
    veeRobVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dineLAfirst
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience!
    CaraVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch for Food Allegens
    BunchBeast
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate