Chess Park Tavern

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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*New American Cuisine
*32 craft draft beers on tap
*Serving daily brunch
*Mixology craft cocktails
*Mocktails --New on the menu -non-alcoholic cocktails
*Full spirits and wine
*Fully heated patio dining
*TV's
*Live Music from every Tuesday --Sunday in the evenings
*Book your next office party or occasion
*Come in we also have Happy Hour..

Join us at Chess park "Every day is a Friday at the Chess Park"

Specials

Lunch Specials Daily 11am to 2pm

Choose Any $7, $10 or $13 Best lunch specials in town

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 5, 2020

Ends: March 6, 2119

Availability: Daily 12:00PM-2:00PM

Bar Fly Specials Daily 11am to 2pm

Ask us about our Bar Fly specials seated at the bar stool only $6.....

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 5, 2020

Ends: March 6, 2119

Availability: Daily 12:00PM-2:00PM

Happy Hour Mon-Fri 2pm to 6pm

Starters and drinks 50 % OFF Monday to Friday 2pm to 6pm

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 5, 2020

Ends: March 6, 2119

Availability: Mon-Fri 2:00PM-6:00PM

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM

What 47 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.4
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1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

This restaurant makes you think you will have an great dining and food experience. I falls short on the food. It all tasted pre-made and off course. My pizza crust was not warm showing that it was from a frozen source. My husbands food was not prepared as described on the menu and had very little meat for being touted as short rib pasta and finally they for got to serve the desert we ordered. All this on top of a 4% operating cost added to the bill. Not again.

KK
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We’ve dined here three times and each time the service was wonderful. However the food is average. I’ve gone with a different group at each visit and the meals were not very special.

BH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This was our third visit. We've enjoyed it in the past, but this time, the food was very mediocre and the service, while friendly, was practically non-existent. Prices are way out of line for the quality.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was great but the service? Not so much. Some of the workers went out of their way to assist us. When we asked for something from the server he made it feel like we were asking for something ridiculous or big for no reason. Won’t be coming back for that.

VM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

We had tickets to the concert across the street at the Alex theater. The restaurant is extremely cute and lively. They bring homemade potato chips to the table which were very yummy. Our waitress was not very good. She disappeared for long periods of time and when she brought our food it was clear that it had been under the heat lamps for quite a while. My Caesar salad that went along with my chicken sandwich was very warm. Sort of strange… The chicken tasted a bit rubbery since I have been under the heat lamps for quite a while.
The waitress never came back to refill our drinks. We had to ask the manager to find her a couple of times.

RB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Drinks great, but expensive. If it's busy, don't expect your food anytime soon. Decent value for the food. Our food was good, but took way too long to get to us (they comped our food as a result)

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The location and the ambiance were great. The food quality not so great. Maybe use more fresh products to make the place even more welcoming and possibly popular.

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

poor service-wont go there again...took a lot time to get seated .to get water

EG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we all loved the food, drinks and the place. our server was nice and the drinks were nicely made and delicious.

P
Los Angeles
104 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Weird that the owners choose to charge “operating costs” on top of food costs.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to place for Business meeting im there twice a week what a great place

LG
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was delicious. However, the service was non existent. We asked 4 times for a bottle of bubbly water, it took about an hour for it to come.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We were really looking forward to going to this place. The unfortunate thing is how the establishment is laid out. We didn’t know that there was an outdoor section that was heated and that’s where all the entertainment was. We were put into a corner of the indoor room and therefore didn’t get to experience the entertainment or the chess part of the establishment, which is why we went in the first place. The service was just OK because of lack of communication. It wasn’t bad service, it was just non existent. So for the price of the food that we paid and lack of entertainment I don’t feel it was worth the cost. The food was excellent and I do like the Decour of the place but it really lacks a proper flow of the establishment. The layout is terrible.

M
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The Portobello Eggplant Rolls and the Sweet Chili Cauliflower appetizer we ordered were delicious even though the service was a bit slow and disoriented for afternoon lunch.

CM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and customer service! I will definitely come back for happy hour and to listen to theive music too.

d
London
17 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It’s over priced and they add a 4% “operation fee” to your bill. When I asked what the charge was I was told “that’s what they do in Hollywood”.
Food was ok but it wasn’t good enough to make me go back. The service was very good. Really attentive and friendly. That would be the only reason I would consider going back but not with a 4% service fee!!! Drop the fee and maybe I would go back for a drink.

RH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and great food. The outdoor seating is very pleasant and the interior is well-appointed and comfortable. Would recommend.

KA
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service.

We sat outside and enjoyed the view

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Food was okay. Inattentive service. No kids menu.

a
Los Angeles
251 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chess Park Tavern is relatively new to the Glendale area, so we decided to try it for an early dinner. The food was delicious, and the service, friendly and attentive. We'll definitely return when we are in the area.

TD
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience here! Greek salad, truffle fries, buffalo wings, and burger were all excellent!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I reserved a table for 5 people on Thanksgiving day and when I went there I found the restaurant was closed.

P
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding manager checked on us a couple times to make sure our server was providing us with excellent service. The flatbreads are amazing best I’ve had and the cauliflower was so good . The crafted cocktails are very good you can taste the high quality ingredients ,my favorite is the greyhound to Jalisco excellent drink I recommend it to everyone in my party and they all loved it . The complimentary potato chips with dip are a real treat ! The atmosphere is beautiful as well , very glad for this new restaurant on brand !

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Very disappointed.. it was our 4th and last dining at Chess Tavern. I made the reservation through open table for 11:00 am, got there at 11:00 and was advised that the restaurant opens at 11:30 !!! We hang around a little bit and I approached the waiter and asked if we can sit and then be served at 11:40. The restaurant was empty. No customers and can not understand why they couldn’t come to our table. Ordered coffee and water and waited for more than 40 minutes and were not served. Had to leave. Very very disappointed, poor service and management

EE
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Chess Park Tavern very much and are glad we found it. The menu is not huge, but has many unique items. We both enjoyed what we had. My girlfriend is a vegetarian with some lactose intolerance and found many suitable items she could eat and the flatbread with vegan cheese fit the bill. Also they had a flamenco style guitar player who was excellent and when later joined by some other musicians (including a beautiful sounding oboe) displayed his diversity of styles, playing some jazz ,Latin and pop music. We'll be back.

OT
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nice outdoor ambience. Service was good. My angel hair pasta was oily, no flavor and the shrimp was overcooked. Disappointing.

F
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice ambience. Good place to hang out over the weekends. Location is great too. Good is little pricey

MK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this new restaurant in downtown Glendale and go often. Everything from food to service is on point. Will definitely return again soon!

A
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in Glendale.

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LM
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I had enjoyed the entertainment that week prior much more it was a solo guy with guitar and pleasant music this Armenian band was too loud and repetitive they played godfather several times and did not have variery, and noise level of the music is way too loud it’s difficult to talk I ordered the fish which was overcooked and some of the greens in the salad were so tough textured that it got stuck in my throat and I was choking. overall this place has potential I would say lower the music volume and improve the menu the week prior to this we had the flatbread with han and it was very oily. The burger with veggie is very good

AK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loving this trendy new restaurant! The outdoor patio seating area has a beautiful ambiance and they hit a home run with this. They have amazing live bands play nightly typically after 7pm and here’s a tip. If you’d like to hear your dining companions but still would like to enjoy the outdoor atmosphere I recommend you request to be seated away from the music. The staff is more than accommodating.

I routinely order the Eastside Royale. It’s a refreshing gin cocktail. They bring complimentary baked chips with dipping sauce - it goes great with your drinks until food arrives. As for savory appetizers, I recommend fried sweet chili cauliflower. For main dishes, you must try the delicious lobster ravioli or the branzino fish.

As for parking, there is a massive parking structure in the back, entrance from Orange St. Once you park, you can conveniently take the alley to walk directly to the restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great live music wonderful ambiance nice selection of beer & wine. This is my second time back, both time sat outside and I’ve enjoyed it each time. Excellent place for date night & mid size groups.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible management and customer service

a
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance!! Great addition to the neighborhood

F
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great for groups. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

a
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luv it!! Great addition to the neighborhood

MB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I would recommend this location for it's ambiance and live music. Service was pleasant, food is average. Great place for having drinks and listening to live music amongst family/friends.

SK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Can’t wait to go back.

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great new place in Glendale. Great food. I have to give 3 stars for service. Our server Alexandria wasn’t very friendly. Not once she came by the table to refill our water. We always had to ask for her. And at the end she dropped off our check to the table and walked away without asking if we wanted dessert. We were celebrating a bday. But other the the server the place was great and I highly recommended.

OL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The water served was not clean. Food was not not that good, the only thing i liked most was the Octopus. If you have a limited time i's not advisable to eat here because it takes forever for the server to get back to you.