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Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tavernla.com
  • Email: info@tavernla.com
  • Phone: (310) 806-6464
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:00am
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:15pm
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:15pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30- Close, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, French
  • Executive Chef: Suzanne Goin
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz and our very own Paella for $25! EVERY Wednesday of the month, from 6 - 9:30 pm throughout the restaurant.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Darlington
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Daytime parking lots available 2 hours free with validation.
    Evening valet available for $4.50 (on Darlington).
A word from Tavern
Tavern is the third restaurant from the chef and sommelier team of Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, who also own Lucques restaurant and AOC winebar. This is their West Los Angeles outpost, which serves as a local gathering spot for the Brentwood crowd. Chicly designed by Jeffrey Alan Marks, Tavern encompasses three separate, yet connected spaces: a glass roofed atrium dining room, a large blue walled bar and a café space called the Larder that features casual dining, bakery, retail and prepared foods to go. The restaurant serves Suzanne Goin’s signature California/Mediterranean cuisine with just a touch of a classic American influence.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Always a good choice for a very casual lunch in the deli section or table service in the garden room . Quality of food and service are above par. Also a very nice , upscale bar scene after 5 - usually a quite enjoyable and sophisticated Westside crowd."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We went on Jazz night (Wed) and asked to sit with the music that we really enjoyed. I have been to this restaurant several times- food and service are always excellent. My favorite "nice" restaurant in Brentwood."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We sat for over 20 minutes before anyone came to take an order. When my meal came, it was not what I had ordered and had to be redone. I will not be going back there any time soon. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "As always, great food and great service. The salads are yummy with some creative choices and tasty takes on classics. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I had the tuna Nicoise and it was beyond just salty. I couldn't eat it."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I do like this place and would've given it a better rating had the service been better. From the moment we walked in I felt the pretentious attitude of the hostess. She sat me in a section that I didn't want to be seated in and when I asked if she could accommodate the request I made and left with the gentleman who confirmed my reservation she gave me a lot of unnecessary attitude and left a bad taste in my mouth. The waiter picked up right where her attitude left off and was very cold. When we asked for salt he pointed and the crumbs left from the salt that they give with butter and walked away. The pretentious and cold service ruined our brunch that we looked forward to."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I eat at Tavern a lot and normally it's great. But on this morning service was slow. My guest needed to leave so it caused a bit of a problem."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Can be a bit loud, food is really good and on par for the price."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We had a great time and the food was delicious. I had the brisket hash and my friend had the eggs benedict and we both cleared our plates. We also had the monkey bread which was warm and gooey and awesome!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The Tavern was suggested to me for a last minute business dinner when two other local restaurants were booked at the only time window that the group had available. From the valet parking to the last bite, it was a very enjoyable experience for our whole party. My favorite German beer and my associate's favorite Belgium beer were a positive sign, followed by the bacon wrapped dates and cheese and meat plate. The main courses all were very tasty and visually appealing and ranged from scallops and fish to chicken and steaks. I definitely recommend the Tavern and will be returning the next time I am in the area. bb from Atlanta"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I had a lovely birthday brunch at Tavern. Their food is fabulous, they offer organic pressed juice, and the scones/pastries are to-die-for. My only moment of not being completely elated was more about the people sitting next to us that the restaurant itself. I had a 2-year-old boy doing headstands on the booth bench next to me, and playing with his iPad at full volume. It was a little distracting, (and didn't seem to be the norm in the restaurant...) but again, not really a complaint about the Tavern itself. Tavern is fantastic and now one of my most favorite spots!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "In addition to a nice dining room, tasty burgers served in friendly bar with two TV's. perfect for watching a game on the weekend."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Staff was attentive, food fresh and healthy as well as delicious. I love the atmosphere in the restaurant."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "As for the food, I was expecting unique flavors and menu choices. The larder plank with cheeses and meats was attractive and tasty. The chopped salad with sweet potatoes was tasteless. The tempura fish tacos were also bland, and the tempura itself not delicate. The servings were generous, but the wine pour was small. Prices were reasonable; ambience and service excellent. I would try it again and order other dishes."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The food does not live up to the expectations inspired by the description, ie, I could not detect a hint of ginger in the " gingered beets with grilled char." The much touted cauliflower soup was tasteless, even with the toasted almond garnish. Such a disappointment! Perhaps it would be easier to accept if the soup wasn't $10 for a small cup! The bread is non-descript. The burgers were reported to be okay, but food described so beautifuly should live up to the hype, especially when an entre is $28!!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Tavern is a beautiful restaurant with terrific food. However, the service that day when I lunched with a good friend was rather tragic. Our waitress was sweet and winsome, but hopelessly unmindful of the job. We were not offered anything to drink and had to wave for a busboy to get her attention to order. It was a Monday and the restaurant was not busy. Scrumptious food, however. Difficulty getting check in a timely fashion at the end. Shame really.... some members of the staff could benefit from some guidance and training."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Had dinner here with family to celebrate my mother's 87th birthday and, as always, the service was impeccable and gracious. My mother did not like what she ordered and the floor manager came by to take care of her and to get her a different dish (which she much preferred). Our waiter was fantastically patient and attentive. It was a lovely and memorable dinner."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Varied menu. Great choices. Service excellent and attentive."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Had to frequently wave our waiter over for one thing or another. We finally had him leave the wine bottle on the table so we could pour it ourselves. They didn't look understaffed. Maybe there was a problem in the kitchen--but then again, our waiter (if he was a good waiter) would have let us know there was a problem or at least covered the situation in a person-to-person manner. Not just be MIA."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I liked Tavern, but it didn't live up to my expectations based on what I'd heard. Everything was good, but nothing blew me away, and the service was slow and harried, if that makes sense. Slow to get to us, but in a rush once they did. I would go back, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here."
    Dined on 8/1/2013
  • "Even though the handsome Orlando Bloom was seated at the table next to us which would make any meal go down easy, the food at Tavern was, as always, sumptuous and supremely delicious. The service was superb and the ambiance (enhanced by Mr. Bloom's presence) was lovely and bright. My dear friend's birthday brunch celebration could not have been better."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I came back here for my mother's birthday. Unfortunately their specialty chicken dish was so overloaded with salt it was practically inedible. My wife's dish was almost raw. She also ordered a side of onion rings and fries that were swimming in oil. The draft beer was not good either. Bottom line, I won't be back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We first visited Tavern in the first three months when it originally opened. We found the service and environment to be nice - but the food left something to be desired. Overall - everything was too salty - and nothing really stood out. At the end of the day, it was basic "American Cuisine" - and did not warrant a second visit. But - several years later we decided to give it another shot - and were again disappointed. Again - everything was overly salted (even the basic greens salad). Moreover, the "Devil's Chicken" dish was nothing short of appalling. The service was okay - but a bit of an attitude when they realized we were not ordering that much food or drink (sorry - the wife's pregnant - so you'll have to give me a pass)."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Suzanne Goin has another winner here. Had brunch on Saturday with some friends. The first thing you notice that the ambiance during the day is great. Feels like you are in a controlled outdoor space. Then you notice that the service is excellent: friendly yet professional and willing to work with you to get just what you want. As expected for a Suzsanne Groin restaurant, the food was also excellent. We shall return."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "One of the reasons I love Tavern that it remains true to the seasons. If it is Spring, I know I'm going to find something with English peas or asparagus or whatever looks great at the Farmer's Market. The fish will be fresh and spring lamb is always prized at this time of year. Any meal, be it breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner is always excellent. May I also add they make a great burger and their fries are the best anywhere.. Well, maybe a tie for best fries with Bouchon:)"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food was average. The burger and fish tacos were not good. The trio plates were good, but the seasoning could have been better. The salads were okay, but we have had much better for less price. The waitress forgot to bring one of the orders."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "You can't really go wrong with anything on the menu. EVERYTHING is delicious!!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "TAVERN is a happy place. My happy place. The light, the high ceilings, the attention to detail (great salt & butter) The cookies(oh the cookies) It is the kind of place , where one can sit back, be taken care of but not fussed over. It is a great spot for lunch. At dinner time the dining room seems to grow noisier (diner beware) but it is still a great , lovely festive, convivial spot. Must be a reflection of Ms. Goin and her staff."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "whether a spontaneous lunch, treat or takeout at larder, a grownup drinks date or special occasion dinner in the blue room, or a delicious EASY westside brunch in the atrium, the tavern family always delivers. at tavern, you do not have to stand outside for an hour, share a table with loudmouthed strangers, pray aloud that they know how to prepare at least some of the foods on their menu, roll your eyes at the pretentious ingredients, or beg for attention from disaffected waitstaff. both the front and the back of the house at tavern are just the right mix of professional, lively, fashionable, fresh and comfortable, and the prices are within reach."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Good Food and Service... What more could you ask for ?....possibly a lower noise level... that all !"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I live close to Tavern. The food and service are very hit or miss. At times, the food is outstanding. These times are rare, however. Most of the time, the food is just good or even bland. I've taken many friends there over the years, and many are not impressed by the meal. The wait staff is likewise unpredictable. At times, the server is at your table too much. Most often, however, it takes forever for the waitstaff to come around to take orders. Our last visit it took over 30 minutes to have our order taken. The water refills are quick, though. The chic atmosphere (why I return) and the high prices are consistent."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I thought the food was good but they didn't bring out the courses in the correct order and the waiters could have been more attentive."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I used to go here when it was a Hamberger Hamlet. When the Hamlet closed, I didn't return but I heard great things about the Tavern. President Obama had a fundraiser dinner here. I avoided it mainly because of the high prices. But it was my wedding anniversary and I wanted to take my wife somewhere nice and close to home for lunch. It was delightful and I would be glad to return."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The service was impeccable, as was the food and ambiance. This place is a ten."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We love it...food was amazing from starter to dessert!!! Will define tell go back soon."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I was very pleased to fine a delicious vegetarian option right on the menu. No special requests or improvisation required. Nice dinner."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I like this place - filled with young and old alike. I have only been there for lunch but I heard that the evenings are busier and the noise level is higher - if that matters. They have a togo area as well."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Overall, food was great. Good, interesting menu selection. Was on a Thursday might and was pretty crowded and energetic. Probably better for couples and small groups (4 people) rather than a big group, given the level of noise is on the high side, which would be difficult if you had a large table. A lot of famous people live in Brentwood, so you might catch a celebrity there, although I would classify it as a good restaurant which celebrities might go to, rather than a restaurant that is a place to be seen at. Our waiter seemed to have forgot about us for a while, which was the only slight negative, but the other staff did step in and take care of us fairly promptly when we started looking around impatiently."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The food was exquisite, the service was just the right balance of attentive without being overbearing, and the atmosphere was comfortable and calming. We had the perfect experience and will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Perfect neighborhood restaurant for a business lunch."
    Dined on 2/18/2014