MUD HEN TAVERN

4.2
445 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub

Chef Susan Feniger owns and operates the Mud Hen Tavern in Los Angeles, California. The casual dining atmosphere features wooden interior accents and simple, dim lighting. Dine in the indoor area or enjoy a meal and cocktails on the outdoor patio by one of the fire pits. The service at the Mud Hen Tavern is top notch and often the chef can be found checking on her customers.

The menu at the Mud Hen Tavern features unique dishes as well as some traditional favorites. Appetizers include such favorites as deviled eggs with sriracha mayonnaise and the signature Kaya Toast. The AAA salad, tavern burger and pumpkin ravioli are all popular dinner options. Pair an appetizer with the limitless cocktail options during happy hour.

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AndreeV
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will miss Mud Hen Tavern. The food was wonderful, and had the feel of a nice neighborhood place.

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ValleyLEL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SOOOOO SAD they are closing. I have enjoyed this restaurant since its beginning days of Street. Susan F is such a creative and talented chef.

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vipDocmare
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Mud Hen Tavern to have another final experience before they close. We had been to Street before Mud Hen Tavern and celebrated the Jewish holidays these past years.
We await the next culinary adventure!
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great, but their closing for good..

October 11th is their last day.

SC
vipSCP2013
Los Angeles
185 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

favorite restaurant in los angeles best food ever my husband and I could eat here every night

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beckyb
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going out of biz oct 11 '16 :-(

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FoodLover
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food was great, however, although we had a lovely waitress, our service was extremely slow. The restaurants is not that big and it wasn't overly busy, so a quick acknowledgement that the service was slow would have been a nice touch. If it wasn't closing, I would probably return for special occasions (e.g., brunch, dinner, etc.)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super sad this is going away. One of my favorites. We will miss trivia nights and brunch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2016
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Our salad, main course arrived together within minutes of sitting down. Wine arrived much later. We were in and out of the restaurant in 30min. Not a very relaxing dinner.
Also, very noisy.

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jroweho
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2016
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Had a really great time at brunch! We didn't see our waiter very often and waited a long time between refills, but overall had a great time. The food is so delicious!

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Sudsie
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorites in LA-eclectic small eats with monumental taste.

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vipKathleen
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The owner came around to every table to say hello and make recommendations. She made us feel especially welcome, as did the whole staff. Despite a lot of sound, we still had no trouble hearing each other. The atmosphere is intimate and casual at the same time -- a great combo!

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viptamara
Los Angeles
129 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and yummy food. we shared about 4 different dishes and loved them all

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CarolynW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was very salty. There were a number of light bulbs out on their carnival light strings that seemed a little weird.

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vipSCP2013
Los Angeles
185 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love everything about mud hen, fabulous food and service it's our go to restaurant

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Mofril
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2016
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I don't normally complain on forums like this, but my experience needs to be noted. I was meeting two friends and had made a reservation for 3 at 8PM. I arrived a few minutes early to check in and informed the hostess that I'd be at the bar until my reservation time, and inquired if we'd have to wait until the entire party was seated and was told "NO." A few minutes after 8, I was still waiting on my friends to arrive and went to the hostess station and asked about my reservation since I wanted to sit and wait for them. No tables were available yet so I returned to the bar. One of my friends showed up a few minutes later (now pushing 8:20) and we were taken to a table that was set for 6, which they tried to break off into a 4 top that would ultimately seat 5 and a 2 top for me and my two friends (I'm the smallest at 6'0, 190 lbs). That was flatly rejected. We were then told no other tables were available, so I kindly said we'd loiter until my third friend arrived. He made it in around 8:30 and still no tables were available. We were ushered to a two top by the bar and told to hang out until a table came up. Hardly even an apology to this point mind you. Why did I bother making a reservation again? Finally at 8:45 we were sent to the back table and seated somewhat rudely (I guess my standing around and glaring didn't sit well with the hostess) and proceeded to wait 15 additional minutes for a server to greet us and take our initial drink order. We actually contemplating leaving but stuck it out and were finally greeted by our server who did her best to quell the situation but the damage had been done. Drinks came out incredibly slowly all night (we were drinking beer!), we ordered an appetizer and then dinner a few minutes later and everything came out within 90 seconds of each other (one of my huge pet peeves) and the food was good, not great. She did bring us a free appetizer but it was a very disappointing evening. Not sure if I'll be back, sadly.

RM
vipRachelM
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening thanks to the excellent service. The fish and chips were outstanding. Also had the tuna and heirloom tomatoes and burrata. Both good but could have been better--too heavy hand with the dressing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've enjoyed every visit. One small nit-pik; choosing the pretty patio to avoid the noise of the bar area only to discover the sound level of the music just high enough to shatter the otherwise tranquil outdoor setting, and which intrudes into quiet conversation between dining companions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was warm and welcoming. The service was great and the food was absolutely DELICIOUS.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2016
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was cold and ambivalent. Food was good. Atmosphere was lively. Would not come back.

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DavidL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place. Friendly, unpretentious and really great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a wonderful surprise. I've been an admirer of Susan Feniger's cooking since City on La Brea was in its heyday. This neighborhood gem really hit the spot with excellent food, friendly service and fair prices. Try the cauliflower popcorn, you won't regret it!

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foodluver
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The only draw back was the flies. Dining outside was lovely but we were constantly shooing the flies away from our food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I've eaten here many times and always enjoy it. This visit was a little disappointing. The deviled eggs were good but a little heavy on the mint pesto topping. The Brussels sprouts were by far the best thing we had and probably one of the best dishes I've had anywhere in some time. I had the Korean steak frites. The steak was tasty, but a little salty. The kim chi fries were a bit heavy and creamy for my taste and I couldn't even eat half of them. Perhaps a little less frites and more steak. My boyfriend had the beer can chicken and I must say it was sadly unimpressive. A little greasy and bland. The potato cake that came with it was good but cold. Not certain if that was by design but was a bit of a miss. Overall, I recommend this place always. Even if a dish or two is a little off, it's still better than most.

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vipBonnieN
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great choices for vegan/vegetarian. An interesting menu with great service.

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kentaro
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

wow - this place was great! definitely a hidden gem in the local neighborhood.. didn't expect such a great combination of ambiance and quality of food! thanks again Mudhen :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed going to this place! My friend heard of this place through a radio host and decided to try it out before going to the Hollywood Bowl. Food was good, although my friend's salmon was undercooked, but we enjoyed the risotto and asparagus that accompanied it! Would definitely try again and order different things!

CM
CulverMelissa
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant and can't wait to go back! Highly recommend the soft pretzel, popcorn cauliflower and pizza.

JW
JWP3
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here, because I can walk home after a truly delicious meal.

The service is PERFECTION in every sense of the word and it is just a joy to come "home" overtime I am here.

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Marphee
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I missed the boat on eating at Mud Hen when it was at it's peak. It's evolved to being a neighborhood restaurant. There was nothing spectacular about the food. Got the spaghetti squash puttanesca and the bean fritters. Good but not amazing.

ML
MichaelL
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2016
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I was charged $2 more for ice on my drink. Waitress told me they added more alcohol but still, kind of ridiculous tacking on $2 for ice on a drink!

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SSpitzSaMo
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Susan Feniger continues her winning streak. Though I miss Street, Mud Hen's previous incarnation, if you ask nicely they will make you the amazing kaya toast. We were a group of 4 and had several small plates, glasses of wine, and mains...all were good. Rare means rare here, so if you order Steak Frites...be sure you want bloody.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience3

At first I was put off by the fact that staff was inattentive. It took awhile to get staff's attention and get seated, and an even longer while before our order was taken. But once that rocky start was behind us I enjoyed the meal. The food was outstanding, and the service got better once the food started arriving. I would definitely go back if we were in the neighborhood.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an early dinner with my sister who was here from out of town. We sat on their non traditional patio which was lovely. Service was great. Good deals on happy hour and tasty drinks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! It's always fabulous.

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jplp
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was very friendly and efficient. Cocktails were good. Variety of foods, all were good

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viptamara
Los Angeles
129 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i went here right when it opened and i didn't love it. i finally went back a couple years later and i loved it! drinks and about 6 different things on the menu... all good!

LJ
LindsayJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun spot. My boyfriend and had date night dinner here before a show last Friday and came here for the first time. Casual atmosphere but the food really stood out. Loved the Shrimp 'n Grits, perogis and AAA salad. Patio area was lovely. Great for groups too.

MC
MiriamC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! I plan to celebrate there often! Great atmosphere too!

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MUD HEN TAVERN is rated 4.2 stars by 445 OpenTable diners.