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Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Wednesday nights are a highlight of our week. In addition to the regular outstanding menu, they offer fine live jazz. In addition, off-menu, and only on Wednesdays they serve a marvelous Paella and that Paella is loaded with the best seafood imaginable. That,in addition to the usual ingredients of sausage and chicken and rice. Divine dish and presentation. Four in our party. Three ordered the Paella. I ordered 2 appetizers and we all left so happy. Service was great. Food was outstanding and the jazz was the frosting on the cake."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "We visit Tavern fairly often. It is a little pricey, but the food is absolutely delicious. Our favorites are the updated Cobb salad, which contains chickpeas, beets, butternut squash in a lemony dressing with crispy skin salmon added.Also love the decadent ricotta pancakes at brunch and fantastic steak frites, served up in a gorgeous indoor garden setting with hip and sophisticated furnishings. The only negative is that the service is always very slow. We have waited up to 50 minutes to get food, and have to work at getting our beverages refilled. Definitely a good place for a leisurely meal, (we obviously keep returning) but don't go here if you have a time constraint."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This past Sunday when we got there at 11:15am they were already out of monkey bread, stickey buns and a bunch of other Brunch type items, I did order the cornmeal waffle- not good at all - very dry - not served warm I think that maybe they were just having an off day- will be a while before we go back-"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My husband and I chose the Tavern as the place to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary -- undoubtedly the best decision. The staff was pleasant and helpful from the moment we walked in the door. All though the restaurant was busy, the ambiance was warm and intimate. My husband chose the pork chop and I, the mussels. Both dishes were superb. We were checked on my our waiter (and by one of the managers) sufficiently. Derrick, our waiter, was knowledgeable about the menu and wine list -- and he was a sweetheart. Thank you, Tavern, for a memorable evening."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "No restaurant pairs fish, vegetables and fruit as well as Tavern. My recent arctic char is a perfect example of a rather dull fish which was livened up with cous cous flavored with a hint of saffron, grilled nectarines & pistachios. I am likely forgetting some component, but it all came together beautifully. There were three of us. Each had something different and each one of us commented on the absolute perfection of our food. The Happy Hour, weeknights until 7:00 is great. 1/2 price cocktails, beer for $4.00, delicious bar food. Is there a better appetizer on the planet than Suzanne Goin's bacon-wrapped dates? I doubt it."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "When 3 glass's of house Chardonnay cost more than your lunch it's ridiculous. $51.00 out of $100.00 dollar lunch bill"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The food and service were good but not remarkable, especially for the price."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The ad said $8 margaritas and paella. In small print, the offer for margaritas is only at the bar. A little bait and switch?! Can a margarita in the dining room cost $6 more? Give me a break! Paella portion was large---that's good. Taste was lacking---that's bad. They need to learn how to make authentic paella or not serve it."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Delicious dining with attentive service at this handsome venue."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This hot, hip Brentwood restaurant has lost its way. The great alternative to all of the Italian and Sushi restaurants now has the feel of an over priced Daily Grill, which recently closed across the street. What does that tell you? Had to wait for the hostess for five minutes. Restaurant was not busy for our 7:45 reservation. Waitress was a bit churlish when we complained that our main course took almost 50 minutes to arrive. Food was poor. My daughter was ill after her mussels. My arctic char was dry. I went home and had a Fernet. One burger was horrible the other was just ok."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I hosted guests and was very pleased. A little loud for doing business, but certainly not the loudest! A good vibe and the food was very good."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Have been here twice for lunch. The salads are amazing, very nice wine list. I would very much recommend this spot for lunch. The ambience is perfection!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Always enjoy eating lunch or dinner here, an inviting delicious place"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Apart from the mediocre service, the food was was most disappointing. How difficult is it to roast asparagus??? A wasted experience."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Dining on the patio was lovely. The decor and ambiance wonderful. Servers were great and honored our request to be out by a certain time so we could make it to the theater. The food was very good."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "It was our first visit but we will definitely be back. The food and service were top notch and the open and spacious dining room did not seem cluttered at all even when the restaurant was completely full. Very attentive wait staff and helpful when it came to ordering dinner and answering our questions."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Suzanne Goin manages to create dishes in which each flavor complements another. The other night I had a perfectly grilled Orata which sat on top of what appeared to be ratatouille, but was a beautiful combination of summer vegetables, each one cooked individually and then arranged together. Each vegetable had its own distinct texture and flavor. Nothing fussy. No fancy plating. Great food created by a great chef."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I needed to east relatively quick and get back to my office. The service accommodated me. One minor glitch -- an item to be subbed out wasn't -- but overall a good experience."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "My review is based on all of my reservations and visiting you again this Wednesday! This is a terrific restaurant with a varied manu that accommodates everyone.....your food is delicious and unusual!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I LOVE the ambiance here but the food is very hit and miss. I had the chicken salad and ended up with several gnarly pieces of meat. It's a little hit and miss - sometimes the food is good but sometimes it's not. I like the coffee here and the baked goods and the drinks are great."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We find ourselves returning very often, always a great experience, and pastry chef fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The ambiance was amazing! Reserve a table in the Atrium portion of the restaurant where there are high ceilings and an open feel. The food was decent, but nothing to write home about. Prices are as expected for the ambiance provided and Brentwood location."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "For my first time at Tavern I enjoyed a lovely special occasion lunch with a friend in the Atrium. Great setting for conversation and a leisurely luncheon. The Atrium is a bright airy indoor garden setting with the cheery daylight ambience of an outdoor patio but with air conditioning, no pests or birds after the crumbs, and seats are comfortable and clean! Menu is varied yet not verbose; excellent choices for lunch. As vegetarian, I found the farro and basil pistou salad especially delectible. Great wine list. Service excellent: cheery, professional, attentive, but not hovering or pretentious. Overall it was the perfect setting for a luncheon with a moderate noise level conducive to conversation. I will definitely be back...with friends!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Made a trip from SF to LA to celebrate with a birthday dinner and Tavern was the highlight of the visit. Beautiful big room that had a glow at sunset and got even better when sky was dark. All of us thought the food was great - and wine list appealing as well. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We were expecting a beautiful place and great service, with just ok food... but we also had spectacular salmon with couscous (market fish). So, a great experience altogether. Highly recommend the Tavern."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Tavern is a consistently lively and delicious restaurant experience. The atmosphere is friendly, bright and always feels special. The food is tasty and never disappoints. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Tavern is also great for breakfast! Atrium is really lovely."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food and ambience are terrific, but the service is unbeatable. Excellent luncheon experience as usual."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. The chef prepares the meal with a creative flair and the service was attentive!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Just two friends for their first time at Tavern. They both raved! I've been many times and l love the menu choices. Best lemon ricotta pancakes in town! Organized reservation system! Sammyoli"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Unfortunately, did not think much of the place. Greasy, and every dish tasted the same--hard to tell the soft shell from the onion ring. Fries soaked in grease. The Fontana on the burger overpowered the burger, and the roll crumbled to pieces on touch. Around us, disappointed diners. Kitchen and head chef really need to get their act together. Wine list very good, waitress very professional, though aloof. Table comfortable, and especially comfortable chairs, very nice to see these days--chairs as comfortable as those in Murano, in London's Mayfair. They clearly also gave some thought to the lighting--very well lit interior--and to the acoustics of the place. I only with they gave the same attention to the food."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "food was perfectly prepared. Care by given by waitress. Environment is lively and packed with lots of light given the gigantic skylight. The place to go for a great meal out."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Tavern's Dine LA Dinner is the best I have ever seen or experienced. The 3 course dinner was superb.Wonderful choice of appetizers, main dishes and desserts. They certainly did not skimp on portions. The staff really knocked themselves out providing great service. Kevin, who was managing, did a superb job. Shortly after we were seated and before we ordered, we were served a basket of delicious warm house-made bread with the signature little pot of butter with salt on the side. Cocktails were excellent. All in all, we had a terrific meal and evening. I am normally not a a big fan of Dine LA, but Tavern is enough to make me a believer if they continue to serve as good as this with as many great choices."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The lunch was lovely up until my client/guest pulled a 3-inch long piece of plastic wrap from her fish taco. Definitely killed the nice experience."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food was great but our server disappeared for a long time. True story. We started to flag down other servers to go find our server. Ha."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great meal although the place has lost some of the excitement it had a few years ago."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "A Genteel setting in a relaxed environment, delicious food and sophisticated staff."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I have loved this place since it opened. The food is consistent and delicious. I love the ambiance-you can eat in the larder (I go for coffee and yummy bread in the morning) or the bar or the atrium. The decor is fresh and inviting and cozy. I keep coming back to Tavern!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great food, great service and a menu which offers just about anything to suit my mood, whether it be a salad, bacon wrapped dates, fish tacos, braised lamb shank or a beautifully prepared grilled fish served with perfectly cooked vegetables. Tavern gets it right every time and so does the bar."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Very very impressed with Tavern. Went for brunch and shared 2 dishes: Brisket Hash and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes - both excellent and delicious. The brisket hash was basically all meat and thank goodness NO potatoes with arugula and 2 fried eggs! Tea took way too long to arrive but server warned me that the barista was swamped with orders. Still over 15 minutes is a bit too long. Loved the bright airy room that was packed but not noisy at all. The center room was too dark and glad that I wasn't seated there. Overall it was very very good."
    Dined on 7/6/2014