Westside Tavern
Westside Tavern

Westside Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.westsidetavernla.com/
  • Phone: (310) 470-1539
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Ben Cohn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Westside Tavern offers 2 private dining rooms:

    The Westwood Room, which can accommodate seated dinners of up to 66 guests or standing receptions for up to 100.

    The Cedar Room accommodates up to 26 seated guests or standing receptions of up to 40.

    The rooms can be combined to accommodate a seated dinner of up to 80 guests or standing reception of up to 150

    The Westwood Room has a private full service bar.
    Both rooms have Audio/Video Equipment
  • Special Events: Westside Tavern’s two stunning private dining rooms incorporate modern and rustic elements to render a warm, residential environment that is equally suited for personal occasions and business entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Westwood Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Self Parking for up to 3 hrs
A word from Westside Tavern
Westside Tavern is a social, urban-minded restaurant, featuring chef-driven California Tavern Cuisine alongside a complimentary selection of fresh cocktails, California craft beers and a boutique wine list.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Westside Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (70)neighborhood gem (51)good for groups (34)fit for foodies (32)vibrant bar scene (19)hot spot (15)special occasion (14)kid-friendly (13)great for brunch (10)notable wine list (9)late-night find (5)romantic (3)Show More
  • Another great meal at WT
    BananieVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We made an impromptu get together with some friends and Westside Tavern is the first place we thought of to go. Great food, as always, great servers. It's always at the top of our list when we're thinking of places to go.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great meal at WT
    BananieVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Westside Tavern is definitely our go-to place...for when we decide to eat out on a whim or even when we have it planned way in advance. There isn't a bad selection on the menu. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual
    WorthyReferrals
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    When going to the Landmark, good place for dinner and movie. Nothing stands out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Have been wanting to try this place but they don't take dinner reservations so we opted for lunch! Great service and the food was absolutely delicious! Starting off with the tempure green beans for the table - a must!! Had the veggie burger which was amazing and we all shared the donuts at the end for the table. Also a must! Will definitely be returning! Only gave it 4 out of 5 because our server was missing for the first 15 minutes!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal
    BananieVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We decided on lunch at the last minute at The Westside Tavern. We know we're always going to get great food and great service every time we dine there. Always like the new items that are added to the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding flatbread
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    All the food was delicious but the flatbread with artichokes, fava beans, roasted tomatoes and pesto was amazing. My granddaughter liked the tomato basil soup and grilled cheese. But I wish there was a children's menu available. The chicken soup was as good as any deli if not better. Service was just fair as we had to wait about 10 minutes prior to being approached by a waiter and the restaurant was not busy as it had just opened!! NO excuse for this!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Westside Tavern
    LarryBVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    This restaurant continues to serve wonderful food and fine drinks. The servers are friendly and helpful. This is a great place for a meal before or after a movie at the Landmark. Reservations are a good idea at lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a winner
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Terrific ahi poke and delicious grilled veggie and burrata sandwich. Service was quite good and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. We were able to get the booth we like too!! Would like to see some more new menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Butter Poached Lobster Roll
    Partyof5VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Wow, my daughter thinks this is the best sandwich she has ever had. Big chunks of lobster in the buttered/grilled roll and when one piece ended up on the floor our gracious server brought her extra lobster to replace it - now that was service over-and-above what you'd expect. Our group of five was there on a Saturday afternoon around 1:30 and the noise level was such that we could actually talk to one another. The flat breads are yummy and the hummus is so delicious, you've got to try it. We also shared the chocolate bread pudding topped with ice cream - a perfect ending to a delightful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure!
    MerCysVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Centrally located and presents well. A terrific place for a lunch meeting. The staff and the excellent menu make it a breeze to carry on our business and still feed our rumbly tummies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, service!
    tiramisuVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Great for a meal before and after a movie or shopping at the Westside Pavilion. 3 hrs free parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Biz Lunch Spot
    PamBaker91423VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Great selections...wonderful food! Perfect location...the salads are awesome!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful and delicious
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    The food was great as usual, especially the salmon burger and burrata and artichoke salad. The waiter was professional and accommodating. We were seated at a front window booth, as I had requested.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant. We'd go
    Wendy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great restaurant. We'd go a lot more if they would take reservations past 4:45 p.m.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's an easy place to have
    travelforfoodVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    It's an easy place to have a meal if you go off hours or can wait to get in before or after the movies upstairs. They now take reservations for lunch, making it a go-to place to meet for business lunches. Lead off with the tempura green beans while people consider the rest of the menu and everyone will be happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistenly great!
    Eric
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    From the time you walk in to the time you leave, every staff members greets you, thanks you and makes you feel good. The food is excellent, nicely presented, the choices are for everyone from vegan to meat eaters. I set up a lunch meeting and it was a great place for having meeting. Our server gave us the right amount of attention while having our meeting. He was A+++++. Westside Tavern is consistently great in every way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Westside Tavern doesn't disappoint
    Catosaurus
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I like this place for weekend lunches with friends. The food is well-prepared, there are good wines by the glass, as well as fun (and delicious) cocktails, the service is attentive, and it's quiet enough for lots of girl talk. Plus, there's 3-hours of free parking, and it's in the Westside Pavilion next to movie theaters and retail therapy. This time out I had a glass of sparkling wine, an Asian chicken salad, and a fantastic chocolate mousse (garnished with chocolate nibs). Delicious!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good place for a biz lunch
    susip
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    First time reserving on Open Table - no issues with my reservation. Food is consistently great - especially the hummus. Love this for business lunches as the food is just trendy enough but with some mainstays for picky eaters. Many, many guilty pleasures on this menu (DONUTS!!!) but easy to make some healthy choices too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice for business lunch
    MangiaVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    A perfect meeting spot between Santa Monica and Century City. The Quinoa salad was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific lunch or dinner
    RobbieVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Great spot in West Los Angeles to meet and eat. There's lots of menu possibilities to choose from. Convenient parking in the Westside Pavilion.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A winner!!!
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Incredibly delicious steak salad-steak done medium rate as requested. Excellent chicken, avocado,tomato and bacon sandwich-The best bacon I have ever tasted. Service was professional and efficient. I can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back, again and again!
    cathieloloVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    We shared 3 appetizers - mac & cheese (aka CRACK & cheese - OMG, so addictive!), brusell sprouts & green beans. All ah-mazing. I had the veggie goat cheese sandwich and it was even better than the crack & cheese! We each loved our entres. The place was PACKED but the service was excellent, as if we were the only ones there. This place is unbelievable, EVERY SINGLE TIME! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always order the chicken/avocado
    Dancer
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Always order the chicken/avocado sandwich with fries.....delicious. This time had dessert too....also delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • time for food and movie
    SandyjkVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    This very convenient restaurant has a varied menu, quick service and large room. Good for a quick meal or a leisurely one while attending the Landmark movie theater adjacent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grope neighborhood restaurant t
    monalisa4VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    The food and service was good but the noise lever was too high and it was very Hard to hear the person next to you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently delicious!
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    The artichoke flatbread and crab cake salad were quite good, but the daily special salad-Chinese chicken salad was a disappointment-very mundane with a tasteless, quite oily dressing. This dish should be improved or taken off the menu. Service was friendly and professional. This restaurant is always a winner! My favorite booth by the front window that I had requested was available which made me quite happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is an OK restaurant.
    Bogey
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    This is an OK restaurant. There is a need for them to update their menu offerings. Been the same for two many years now. Booth seats are torn should be replaced as sitting in a torn booth which has been patched over is not good for a supposedly upscale restaurant. Food is medicore.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location Location Location
    GidgetGoesSeafoodVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The restaurant is always packed given it's location (steps away from the Landmark Theater and the Westside mall). First time I used OpenTable to book here and was seated next to the kitchen door. NOTE TO OPEN TABLE: Why is that? We asked to move to a booth away from the door and they accommodated our request because a table opened up. Typically LA however: wait staff clearly have scripts or a face shot somewhere - visibly nonchalant, but decent service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed our lunch and our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We enjoyed our lunch and our friends did as well - Unfortunately I wasn't able to make the reservation with my account, is there a way that it could be credited to my account?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CharlyVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Best cheese burger in L.A. and that is saying a lot...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, terrific food
    RobbieVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    And easy parking! Located in the Westside Pavilion, this restaurant is convenient, has good food and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great business lunch
    KRussVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    I had lunch with threebusiness associates and was so delighted that we could actually talk and not strain. The tables are placed a nice distance from one another. We all ordered something different, and everyone was delighted. I had the salmon entree which was served poised upon a bed of puree of butternut squash and a side of delcious crispy kale. The salmon was cooked to perfect and was so delicious I ate every bite, which is rare for me. This is the first review I've written, but just had to share how fabulous that salmon dish was. I can't wait to go back and have it again. Service was great as well. It's a great meeting place between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. Easy parking, too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good!
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    Food was delicious especially the beet and Burrata salad. Service was just fair and the cappuccinos were so cold we sent them back as they were undrinkable. This was annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The incredible Chef has created
    Denise
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    The incredible Chef has created an extremely delicious menue. A true delight!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointing
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    Food was okay (although the flat bread was not as tasty as usual) but the service was not up to the Westside Tavern's normal high standards. After the waiter brought us our food, he never returned to the table to ask if we needed anything. In fact, we had to ask another waiter to get some drink refills. This is not acceptable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was not great. Had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    Service was not great. Had to ask for drink refills a few times and the waiter never checked back to see if everything was okay with our food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Experience, Always Packed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    A favorite restaurant in my neighborhood and very convenient for lunch/dinner before/after a movie at Landmark. But always busy, with intense energy and lots of noise. Service and everything was great--having a Open Table reservation makes all the difference.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be more flexible with the menu
    PamBaker91423VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    I wish that you were more flexible. My business lunch guest asked if he could have chili on his turkey burger, and the server told him, "No, I'd have to charge you for a full cup of chili. It's the policy here." He then asked if he could have a side of a truffle sauce, and she said," No, it's only for the special dishes." Whatever happened to putting the customer's requests first. If there is an additional charge, I understand that. But your policies and how the server dishes them out makes the customer feel uncomfortable asking...you're not dealing with an ego driven celebrity chef here. It's a burger for goodness sakes. And, the lunch crowd was light... Really, do you want to lose business?
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What happened to old Westside T?
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Over the past several years, we have been going to the Westside Tavern as much as twice a month for lunch, and the food has most always been quite good. Sunday was very different. Omelets that were among the specials were tasteless and definitely nothing special. The Red Quinoa, which has always been moist and a taste treat, was dry and tasteless as well. Is there a new chef? Well get rid of him/her!! We'll go back one more time and hope that things have improved, otherwise, we'll be going to Nordstrom's for lunch after the movies.
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  • A constant pleaser
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    As usual, Westside Tavern continues to deliver the goods. Food was excellent, as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.