Chess Park Tavern

4.2
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23 Reviews
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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
*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..

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BEST HAPPY HOUR DEALS IN GLENDALE!

*Buy any beer, wine or cocktail, get 2nd for $1 same or less value M-T-11:30am-4pm----DOLLAR HAPPY HOUR
*Buy one entrée get 2nd for 50% OFF w/purchase of any two beverages same or less value 11:30am to 4pm M-T ----FRIENDS EAT 50% OFF

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 16, 2019

Ends: January 1, 2020

Availability: Mon-Thu 11:30AM-4:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Hello, we will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 11:30am to 6:00pm, reserve your table and enjoy our beautiful outdoor patio seating with live music

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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 23 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.6
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OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
16 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
11 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

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.

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Hi,
I picked this restaurant on account that atmosphere seemed nice, food and drinks looked appealing on YELP. I went there with a group of four people, me included. This was an early dinner before movies at Americana. I made reservations for five to dine in. When we go there place was VERY nice. Patio, bar and dining room clean and lighting was good. We were given our seats without waiting by hostess who gave us the menus. We looked over menu, discussed as table what were going to get, and we waited and waited and WAITED. My friend had to stand up to get a waitress attention, she told my friend she would be over. Waitress took our drinks and appetizers order. Then she left, and we didn’t see her again (we weren’t sure WHO our waiter was at all through whole night). Our app appetizers came before our drinks (we didn’t get any offering of water), and the person that came was a buzzer not waiter. We found this out when we told him we were ready to place our main order in and he said he couldn’t take our order, that he would send someone over.
As far as the food goes, it was EXCELLENT. We choose the cauliflower and the ceviche. The size and taste of the cauliflower was great. As far as the ceviche, the taste was on appoint, but the size of appetizers was pretty small.
After a few minutes, a different person came over and said, “I can take your order so you don’t have to wait?” This was an interesting comment consider that ALL we had been doing was waiting. He took our order and then I asked about drinks, and waiter said, “you ordered drinks?” We said YES, then he said he would go see if they were ready. This person who took our main order came back to let us know that our drinks were being made. Then he left and returned with them after few minutes.
Main course came out, was delicious, as well as drinks. Service did not improve over meal. Hope this place gets service in check because we need more places with GREAT food and drinks in Glendale.

AS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good service! Portions are small for the price! Clean and cozy!

BK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

The cocktails are great, the food is really good but could use a bit of work. The service is still getting there. But overall a great new addition to Glendale!

W
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Chess Park is classy yet casual. The music takes the atmosphere to a higher level! Food is great, drinks, service, this is the works!

S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A night out on the town with good friends, perfect spot to go to with friends.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by the menu and food. The branzino was delicious and my husband loved his steak, which was served with asparagus and broccoli. The restaurant has been opened less than a month, so they are still working out getting orders expedited (service was slow). There is a large selection of draft beer and I was quite happy with my Ace rose cider. It was a little noisy inside so we opted to sit at the outside bar. Even with some rain, we were quite cozy because of the design of the awnings, and we had a view inside the restaurant. All in all, a great experience and we'll be back!

b
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the ambiance on the patio was stellar. I forgot I was on s Main Street! The live music was also a plus. Will definitely be going back.