Tavern
Tavern

Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tavernla.com/
  • Phone: (310) 806-6464
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:00am, Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 5:00pm, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 2:30pm, Lunch Saturday & Sunday til 5:00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Dinner: Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm.
    Larder open everyday 8am - 8pm.
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
212 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (115)neighborhood gem (104)special occasion (92)great for lunch (88)great for brunch (62)good for groups (58)vibrant bar scene (49)romantic (43)hot spot (42)notable wine list (31)great for outdoor dining (18)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Wonderful lunch place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    The decor is lovely and pretty and open and airy. Whoever decorated and designed it knew what he or she was doing. The food was terrific. I always have trouble deciding between the fantastic turkey burgers and the glorious grilled cheese sandwich. Coupled with their signature fries, it's a meal you can't beat. The soups and salads are fantastic as well. Fresh and beautiful to look at as well as to taste. The warm bread served beforehand with butter and a lovely salt is comforting and pairs well with their superb salads. All in all a great place in Brentwood
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Fails to Deliver
    alaurain1982
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Whenever I visit Los Angeles I always make a point to visit Tavern for a drink, brunch, or dinner. It never fails to deliver. The service is above and beyond. The food is high quality and I have never been disappointed. They have a very nice wine list...especially if you just want a glass. The actual dining space is gorgeous. Definitely give this place a try if you're in the Los Angeles area. Be sure to get an order of the frites. You won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My second visit, and my last.
    MishG
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    About a year ago I had Saturday brunch at Tavern, and it was wonderfully good. There was a sweet-and-savory bacon-and-pastry dish that was worth going back for, but I thought that this time I'd try some other dishes. Boy, was that a mistake. I combined a pain au chocolat with an order of bacon and a side of fried potatoes. I specifically asked that the bacon not be done to crispness. What arrived were several cold, leathery strips, most of them crisp. Then the hostess came to tell me that they didn't have pain au chocolat; so, I ordered the almond croissant. It was dry, and stale, with some sort of too-sweet white icing -- like it needed it? I had to ask our waiter and busboy to fill my cup of decaf, since they clearly didn't care whether I had more or not. My three companions weren't wild about their meals either. And then there are the rest rooms... They're labyrinthine; and, the floor was in need of a mopping.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing food, wonderful experience.
    lala
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    My boyfriend surprised me with a Sunday visit to Tavern. We are L.A. natives and consider ourselves "foodies.' He ordered the brisket hash, I ordered the tavern benadict. Outstanding! Cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the Tavern
    Paul
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We got there just as servers were coming in shift, so had a bit of a wait, but overall a good experience. We started with a nice martini and the lamb meatballs (which were very good). Enjoyed the Devil's Chicken and Pork Chop for dinner. A bit pricey for what you get, but probably not for Brentwood locale. (Not our regular neighborhood, after all.) Would likely go back if we're in the area and looking for a place to eat.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service the Only Issue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food and dinner service were outstanding. Our problem came with waiting in the bar until our table was ready (that's fine), and not being able to get anyone to take a drink order for about 1/2 hour. That wasn't a good way to start the experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I am never disappointed! The food, the service, and the atmosphere are perfect. Love this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT RESTAURANT
    Deb4Boo
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Already made reserve (under my sister's name) to go back Sunday after Thanksgiving -- we will then be a party of five (5).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Lunch at Tavern
    2coastsdiner
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Relaxed elegance. Never disappoints. Just Love Tavern.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Went for brunch during parents weekend at UCLA. Stunning "outdoor" patio, great service. Food is basic with fancy names and terms but perfectly varied , something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely Noisy
    LaReina
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Fortunately we were given a booth at the very back of their more formal dining room. The adjacent bar area with live music created an impossible situation for conversation. They really should close off the dining room. The food was delicious. The decor beautiful and the location is very convenient for us. I recommend this location for 20 somethings for Happy Hour, but not for intimate romantic dinners. I would have given this restaurant an excellent rating if not for the noise factor.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where you do business
    Marcellamissy
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Having lunch at the Tavern is a great place to eat wonderful, fresh, delightful food as well as have the privacy to talk business. Ask to sit in the Atrium.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Falling below their usual standard
    CyclingpsychiatristVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The kitchen had an off night in what is usually excellent food. The swordfish was over salted and it took forever to get our food. Someone must have not shown up for work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Trying to get a table here is very challenging at brunch. There seem to quite a lot of large parties so the pretty courtyard area is full which means they'll seat you in the dark blue room which is fine if you have a hangover but not if you are trying to have a nice bright relaxing family day. They accept walk-ins but apparently only for the Blue Room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Group Brunch
    DMP107
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My parents, sister, and I came in from out of town for the weekend and met a local friend here for a lovely brunch. They had no trouble accommodating the five of us at a table (we made a reservation in advance). We all shared our dishes which the staff also had no trouble accommodating. The food was excellent, the service was attentive and gracious, and we had a perfect time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Freddy
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Tavern did not dissapoint. From the food to the decor and the service. My only minor dislike are the flatscreen tv's above the bar......the space is so beautiful that it made it seem a bit sport bar-ish. I also noticed that the crowd that attends is not there to watch tv.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always lovely
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Very elegant setting, with e cel lent food and service, always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salty and stale
    OnceIwasAfanVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I was a big fan of the Tavern, and though the restaurant itself is very attractive, especially the atrium, the daily soup, and two vegetable side dishes unfortunately were oversalted, rendering them unpleasant to eat. Additionally, one of the cheeses from the cheese plate was stale rather than aged. The other two dishes we had ordered were fine. The noise level is intrusive -- you often have to shout to be heard or lean way in to hear what your party members are saying! This was a disappointing experience overall, perhaps it is best frequented at lunch or brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fall is in the air at Tavern
    MamaVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Fall is when Tavern really hits its stride. The food is heartier, the vegetables are more colorful and warmth abounds. On our most recent visit, two of our guests were vegetarians and the vegetarian main course made them very happy. The lamb osso bucco is another tip of the hat to fall; hearty and delicious. Tavern's Steak Frites is always done to perfection. Delicious cocktails, wonderful service makes this one of the finest restaurants in Los Angeles. Suzanne Goin deserves all of her accolades. She not only understands food, she understands all of the other ingredients which go into the making of a fine restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Spook
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The tavern is consistently good with few surprises. It is a favorite of mine and I recommend for business dinner, romantic evening or just a night to get out for a really good meal. Always a good spot for Sunday brunch as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pricey but good
    willewonk
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Tavern does a wonderful job of putting new life in old favorites. Went here for brunch. If you like people watching, it's five stars, pretty girls, guys and food. The grits were spectacular with an tense smokiness, eggs Benedict came with a built in salad that lightened up the dish a bit. Smoked fish was a perfect satisfying portion. Service was relaxed but friendly. Parking is free for 90 minutes in the nearby lot. WELL DONE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Experience
    happydiner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have eaten here many times and are never disappointed. The food is delicious, service is good and the atmosphere is terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gone downhill
    jujuVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Started out with good and interesting food and great service. Now the food has gone down hill...the service was the worst! One of my guests had her order taken wrong 3 times. About 30 seconds after they dropped off the starters, the entrees showed up and they just moved our starters to the side...mid bite, to make room for the entrees. This is one that we will not revisit. Very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome place for brunch
    TBearEats
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Really, really good food, lovely ambience and not crazy pricing. A rare trifecta!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Spot for Business Lunch
    TherealmjbVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I've been here a few times recently for business lunch meetings. Good food, good ambience. Not the best for confidential conversations in bar seating area as seats are somewhat close, but that's how it is...Salads are awesome, burgers OK.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    Californianative
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Took a relative here the other day and we loved our experience. Food was great. My cousin is already planning to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Tavern has been reliably good since it opened several years ago. The menu gives enough choices, both some favorites and also seasonal selections. Certainly to be recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Went twice in one week. First time had paella and rice was extremely gummy. Second time had brisket hash and eggs for brunch. Brisket very tough and not much flavor. Extremely disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I went to the Tavern for a business brunch during the week. The food and service was good, although I felt there was a limited selection on the menu. I prefer the weekend brunch as there are more items to choose from than the mid-week brunch. I will definitely return to the Tavern, either for dinner or brunch on the weekend. The Tavern has a beautiful atmosphere and the service is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service
    Gr8vibespot
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Chicken entree is off the charts and the special mixed drinks ( Bourbon one ) absolutely outstanding.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A lovely evening
    Lulueats
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It's a beautiful space with comfy seating. We had the best waiter, funny, personable and charming. The food itself was exciting and prepared to perfection and sampling of 4 desserts was the perfect ending to a fun evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Meetng Spot
    SBBrunch
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Love this restaurant. Great wines by the glass. Menu is brief and every dish superb. I meet friends here every few months as it is convenient to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evel
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My salad had a tasteless dressing, when I asked for something more tart, I was brought out another tasteless dressing. Next time I will take my dressing with me. Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ya gotta go
    Terrybrian
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We skipped the entrée because the appetizers were too fabulous. I highly recommend the Spanish chicken. Oh, and the lamb meatballs. Don't miss the jumbo shrimp cocktail. You get the idea!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Declining quality
    sheilajoyVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Unfortunately our last 2 visits have been disappointing. This was our favorite spot for brunch, but the quality of the food is nowhere near what it used to be. On this visit fresh sausage had no flavor, salad was overdressed, soup was greasy, pancakes did not have blueberries as stated on the menu. We will not be returning anytime soon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT
    Pres
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Wonderful! Had a great Brunch going back next week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • good but...
    knowswhatsgood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is my second visit for brunch. We enjoyed the dishes so much last time--cornmeal waffle and brisket with eggs--that we ordered them again. I would say the food was not as outstanding as on the first visit. The brisket seemed over-salted and generally there was a subtle but noticeable difference. I hope it was just a slightly off day and this is not a trend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming!
    ThrilledCustomer
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Beautiful atmosphere. Delicious dishes. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Want to love it, but...
    compcook
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Lunching at the Tavern for my second time confirmed my first impression. The food is interesting, well cooked-- especially the chicken on the cobb salad. However the salad was limp and over dressed. My complaint is more with the waiters. They're hurried and our waiter yesterday was not very professional. I wanted to ask questions, but he dashed immediately. He was in quite a hurry. I felt unimportant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worldtraveler
    worldtravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Lovely lighting, tables not scrunched together, soft shell crab appetizer excellent, mussel and garlic sausage excellent, waiters helpful but not overbearing, responsive to our needs but never rushed, familiar with food and dishes, very pretty setting, nicely dressed clients, everything was fresh, crisp, clean and comfortable. Noise level was just a mild hum so we could all hear. Very Very comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet