Taste on Melrose
Taste on Melrose

Taste on Melrose

  • 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: 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
162 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (106)great for outdoor dining (94)fit for foodies (91)special occasion (51)romantic (51)great for brunch (47)great for lunch (41)hot spot (39)good for groups (31)late-night find (13)notable wine list (13)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Grilled Cheese
    ChesterVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Didn't know Tuesdays were Grilled Cheese. Was great fun
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Birthday Celebration!
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We took our sons here for dinner while visiting LA and Taste gave us a most memorable birthday celebration - outstanding service, delicious food. It was hard to share the Mac 'n' Cheese! And the desserts were really decadent. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Happy Hour on Melrose!!!
    lovepoorcalvins
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This is the best place to do Happy Hour on Melrose... Every single dish on happy hour is fantastic!!! Especially the Mac & Cheese!!! Wao!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good brunch
    Dimi
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Very accommodating host, good service, generous with the mimosas, great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good food, noisy, crowded
    halrhp
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our second trip there was not a disappointment and we will go back because the food is great. We had take-out from them the next night. But the background music with heavy bass beat is not a plus.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Saturday Brunch Success
    lwyckoff
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My friend and I had the lobster benedict and split the brioche french toast. Delicious! Clean plates all around.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Friday night dinner
    fundiner
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had a delicious birthday dinner for a small group -and everything was really tasty - we split the sea bass special and the pasta special, the sides were delicious and the servers couldn't have been more attentive. we had a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food; too noisy
    overpriced
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My friend and I met for a casual dinner out on the patio. The service was terrific, food very good, but it was so noisy it was difficult to converse.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and Service were Very Good
    UpscalehealthynaturalVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Really enjoyed roasted veg and kale salads. The chicken was also great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truffle mac and cheese- a must have
    Mochi
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Food , ambiance and service is top notch here. We shared the mac and cheese as a starter - highly recommend! Everyone was happy with entrees of short rib, chicken and steak - all perfectly prepared - and our server was friendly and knowledgeable. We'll be back very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great neighborhood find!
    LAlife
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Tasty food, lovely service and great ambience. Special without being stuck up. A great place to bring out of town guests or have a night out with girlfriends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fantastic
    TomasVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This place never fails! Always great food and service as always!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really Disappointing
    AB1836VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I had an 8 pm table and arrived before my friend did. The maitre d rudely looked me up and down before refusing to seat me when I asked. I was seated when I asked a second time. Our server was sweet but did not clear or bring fresh plates with new courses...and touched our unwrapped straws when she brought them to the table. We had to ask twice for fresh plates when our second course arrived.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Loving Taste
    SamB
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    One of our favorite neighborhood spots in WeHo. Great food, fun, and easygoing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a good find for lunch
    Ladydi7VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    a last minute find on "Open Table"...there were three of us tired from shopping at the PDC and looked on Open 'table for a lunch spot. Taste was really good! The lunch menu is varied and interesting...many great salads...I had the thai chicken in lettuce cups...delicious! Waitress was adorable and very attentive. Service was great. Highly recommend. Don't know anything about Taste for dinner....
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PkammieVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Besides not having their popular Kobe burger in stock, food snd service was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sit inside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Food was good. Our waitress was very knowledgable, but it felt like she was rushing through food and wine descriptions because she had too many tables. We sat next to the sidewalk, and the traffic was off-putting. I recommend sitting inside.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was eh...
    KZYKZVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Had the panini sandwich and shared the pork belly Benedict. Sandwhich was a bit dry and the Benedict was ok. Still would like to try dinner though.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Customer Service Training 101
    AbandonedVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    When a restaurant host is on the phone...all one needs to do is 1) smile at customer 2) put hand over phone and whisper "I'll be right with you". What not to do: 1) Not smile 2) Make guest stand and listen to your conversation and not feel acknowledged. whatEVER! I guess it's Melrose, so DEAL with it!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool spot
    bktate
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great food and nice ambiance. The service was also very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Hugo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I highly recommend this place. Great food and awesome staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    Onthetown
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife and I met a couple for dinner there not knowing what to expect, though it was recommended by a friend of ours. Well...the food and the atmosphere were outstanding. Unusual entrees in a good way. Excellent wait staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A casual evening
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The ambience was lively, the waitstaff friendly, and the food good. I had a crispy fresh salad and yummy grilled cheese with short ribs sandwich. We shared a great key lime pie.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood staple
    foodiepieVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I live walking distance but haven't been here for a while. Not sure why but every time I do come I ask myself why don't I come more often. It is a very reliable restaurant. Food is generally good and staff is pretty good most of the time. ( strange this time as a manager, I think, spent a considerable amount of time adjusting the lights when the place was full. Probably should have been doing something else) I would recommend TASTE given their price point. Not many other places at this price and quality. It's good people watching too. They get a good crowd every night.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food and good vibes
    FoodieHunter
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I went here with a group of friends for my birthday. They were able to seat us earlier. The drinks and food were amazing! The waiter catered to us as needed and the ambiance was nice but not loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great vibe
    ItaliandelightVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have been to this restaurant a ton and the service and ambience is amazing. However do not order the crab and corn risotto...it was tasteless. The jalapeño mango margaritas are to die for. I just was disappointed with my entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • champagne for days
    alunnfoodleVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Taste is my go to for bottomless brunch! Amazing all around and great location to walk around after.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Last Minute Dinner
    finickyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We weren't planning on eating out tonight but changed our minds at the last minute. Was able to get a reservation here with not much other information. Had a great meal, super service and reasonable prices. No complaints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Taste on Melrose is always solid. Good food, great service and a quiet place to enjoy a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    EatingInLAVIP
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • great girls night dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My best friend and I had a great meal and very friendly service at Taste and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.