Westside Tavern
Westside Tavern

Westside Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.westsidetavernla.com/
  • Phone: 3104701539x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Westside Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (67)neighborhood gem (49)good for groups (34)fit for foodies (31)vibrant bar scene (19)special occasion (17)hot spot (16)kid-friendly (12)notable wine list (9)great for brunch (9)late-night find (6)romantic (4)Show More
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    EllieFVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    My client suggested meeting here for lunch and I wasn't expecting much -- but got much! The service, food, and ease of parking (not a small thing in L.A.) were all great. Couldn't ask for anything more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, not great
    MitchVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I've been to Westside Tavern every other month for years and usually have either the salad, fish or tavern food such as a burger and usually the food is very good and I have no complaints. This time I decided to try something different and went for the lobster roll...big mistake! I've had lobster rolls at restaurants all over New England and right here in L.A. and this was probably the most dissappointing. Uncreatively, the chef felt that throwing pieces of lobster claw onto a toasted bun and adding some butter to it would suffice but all you end up with is a bland, expensive ($19) lunch dish. My lunch companions had the special for the day, a fish called "hack" which they enjoyed. Try anything else but LR and I think you'll be happy!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good service, good food.
    peejeVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Nice spot for lunch or dinner before or after the movie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    MisterFoodVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The kitchen is not prepared to handle a full house at this restsurant. Maybe half the size would be helpful. I say this because the food all around was off, soup was cold, salad was under dressed, and response time to address the problems was slow.
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  • Happy
    classylady
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Everything was great. Food was delicious. Honored my reservation. Remembered to bring candle for a birthday on the dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot for lunch meetings
    AquilleyVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Love this spot as a middle place to meet for a client lunch. Good atmosphere, great service and 3 hours of free parking!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A go to place for business lunch
    travelforfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    An easy place to sit and discuss business over a comfortable lunch. Tables are discreetly spaced so patrons are not on top of each other and meaningful conversations are possible. They take and honor reservations for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Love this restaurant. Great food, great service, easy to get to and park.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good place for business lunch
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Easy to find, parking is convenient, food is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch as Always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Reliable, dependable and delicious! Love the flat breads, burgers and sticky toffee pudding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Rate Fare
    TomBVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Excellent burgers are what brought me here. It's a classy place on the west side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous!
    mickey67
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I celebrated my birthday for the second year in a row at the Tavern. I did so because they have the tastiest burgers! I like my burgers well-done, which sometimes can dry out the meat. I don't know how they do it, but the burger is always nice and juicy. I almost asked for another burger to go. The hostess and wait staff are always so nice and efficient. My friend who accompanied me had never dined there before, but she has already decided to come back again! We may celebrate her birthday there as well. We had the peach cobbler for dessert which was "to die for".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luveditVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Overall, the experience was good. The service was good as was the food. It is pretty noisy (as are most restaurants these days).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Westside Tavern is dependable
    LarryBVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    After a movie at the Landmark this is the perfect place to have a meal. The food is quite good and the service is perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    GTom
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is a great place for lunch, convenient for many. The food is always excellent and I feel good when I am there. The staff is upbeat, informed about the menu, specials, etc. It is also fine for dinner with an intelligent wine list and a good bar, but they only take reservations for lunch. I don't enjoy waiting for a table for dinner after a movie. So for me it is primarily a place to meet someone for lunch. Great for casual meetings.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Death of the party
    AGoddessinLAVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Good food. Nice waiter. Pathetic bartender. I asked for one of their cocktails (from their drink menu) with the sweetener on the side. Bartender said no, arguing that they've spent too much money on their formulations to deviate. We took our party elsewhere and had the same drink repeatedly.
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  • Sticker Shock!
    KamaainaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wow. $20 for a sandwich and fries at lunch?! Plus drink, plus tax, plus tip. Ouch!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good Lunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went for a quick bite with my family... Nice menu selection, good portion sizes and the food tasted great... Service was a little lacking at times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    overpricedVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    always nice food and drinks. The wine list is nice too. They were very accommodating of our baby- even put away our stroller in a safe spot while we ate.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    DocVimVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The Westside Tavern is my go to place for lunch with friends and family. The food is always good and reliable and the service is always very prompt. The Salmon Burger is what I usually order, though sometimes I will go for the veggie burger. I often find that burger places are best defined by the veggie burger they make. If it is not good, then their burger is likely ok as well. WT's veggie burger is delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday brunch and movie
    Bobbi
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Started with mimosas for brunch, and they were perfect. Had the corn flatbread recommended by the waiter and it was delicious. Would order it again next time. The roast chicken was very good, and ended with Cappucinos. A terrific brunch. Especially if going to an early movie at the Landmark.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good food.
    Mark
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This time I had the trout and it was prepared just right, crispy skin and tender inside over a delicious corn based vegetable chowder. Very tasty. The burger is always good, so is the french dip. It is a good lunch place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not consistent but give it a chance
    Gina
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I ordered the steak cooked medium, and while the temp was correct, the steak was absolutely flavorless. The Server took it back without hesitation and brought out the special which was very good (Fried Chicken). I frequent this resturant, so I wasn't surprised that the Server was so accomendating, they always are, but I think that is a reflection of the management, because the resturants management practises are always A+. The Server however was not attentive, never refill our glasses with wine, slow to returning to the table to service us. However, I do recomend the resturant, just wish the Chef would be more consistent. The pudding is also a disappointment - tastes more like a brand muffin.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Westside Tavern
    LAResident1
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food is always great and so is the service. Recommend reservations if eating at noon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my go to place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Love this restaurant - diverse menu, food is always good; consistent quality. Courteous service. A great place to have a meal w/friends or alone -- at the bar, table or booth. Burger is to die for, delicious french dip, fantastic calamari, delicious lobster salad. Definitely recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Lunch Place
    stlopez12VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Westside Tavern is a great half-point between Century City & Santa Monica. Loved the lunch menu options.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cachecreek
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I love Westside Tavern. I've only gone there as a regular for lunch, but never disapppointed in the food, service, ambience. Special thanks and kudos to their restaurant manager (I'm sorry I don't know his name) that covers the lunch shift during the week. He's incredible - efficient, focused, friendly and always paying attention to customers. And BTW, if you can find a way to keep the heirloom tomato, cucumber and watermelon gazpacho soup on the regular menu, you'd have a following!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious at the Westside
    DocVimVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The Westside Tavern is my go to restaurant to take my friends for lunch. It's easy to park at, accessible and delicious food and a price that won't break the bank. We like to split a lot of the food so we can try different things. Salmon burger is always delicious and the flat breads are a must. I am a little sad that they got rid of the lamb french dip, but I'll make do. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BebrVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Small portions but tasty. Prices were a little high
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 64 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 201 reviews are from the Westside Tavern reviews archive.
  • Excellent service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I have always enjoyed excellent service at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Meal....
    Gigi
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    A very positive dining experience! Our server was pleasant and very attentive. Food selection is vaired and our choices were excellent. Our entrees were appetizing and were very tasteful. Our order was taken quickly - questions answered and she checked with us during the meal. Definately would return to Westside Tavern again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    tiramisuVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Came for lunch after a movie at the Landmark and lunch was great as always! Great food, service, ambience and comfort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Solid Reliable Place
    Buster
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Came here for a UCLA graduation celebration lunch. Food choices were good because they appealed to various tastes and experiences. Nothing too exotic for the grandmas and out of towners but interesting enough for the foodies and younger guests. Service was relatively quick although they didn't fill water glasses with regularity. I would come here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I come here regularly to dine before seeing a movie upstairs, sometimes with friends or alone at the bar. The food is reliably excellent, and the specials are great. Very good bartenders, too. One of my favorite go-to spots on the westside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • decent food w/ attitude
    professionalmom
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went to Westside Tavern for Father's Day brunch/lunch. The food was decent, but the server seemed to be exasperated that we had a child with us (on Father's Day?). His attitude only warmed when it was nearing time for the check to come.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roger BEHRSTOCK
    RogerVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Everything good. Noisy though Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcccccxccxxccccccc
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Spot
    CarolynVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was just what we were looking for on this day. A lunch spot with delicious food and a range of choices from delicious trendy salads and soups, to a great burger!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FSUJennVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food and service were very good, although we went there for brunch and they only had one breakfast offering. If you are in the mood for lunch, this place is pretty good, but it's definitely not a brunch place. Also, it's in the Westside Pavilion mall.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate