Livestock Tavern

4.4
107 reviews
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American
The Livestock Tavern is a seasonal restaurant and whiskey bar that is located in the Chinatown District of Honolulu. The warm and welcoming dining room is decorated with brick accent walls, floor to ceiling windows along the front, chandeliers, dim lighting, and a comfortable lounge seating area with a long extensive bar. The menu that is served at the Livestock Tavern is full of variety. Menu items include the Tavern Burger, Herb Roasted Chicken, Smoke Prime Rib, Bone Marrow & Scallop Polenta, Hen of the Wood Salad with a poached egg, Maine Lobster Roll, Grilled Peaches and much more.
We pride ourselves with having an extensive whiskey & wine list perfect for any occasion and make an amazing old fashioned with a different bourbon or rye barrels that we choose from different distilleries throughout the year.
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GF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is one of my favorite spots in Chinatown. The menu is seasonal so check their menu online for current offerings. On my last visit, I had the Ox rib with onion rings and bbq sauce which was amazing. Highly recommended!

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

前回訪問して美味しかったので2回目の来店でした。
2度目も感動の美味しさでした。
必ず次回も訪れたいです。

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CA
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed our celebrating lunch very much! Everything was enjoyable and comfortable

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PN
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I was there with couple of my friends for the first time, but only for drinks. Food smelled good when we were sitting at the bar so we decided to come back for proper dining experience. However, the dining experience was not as what we expected. Service was good. Staff was pretty attentive. Drinks were good, especially with the Ole What’s Her Name. However, the food was pretty mediocre. We ordered Grilled Artichoke and the artichoke did not look grilled at all. It seemed like it was boiled, soggy, and the artichoke was very cold upon serving... The gnocchis was not quite as we expected either. We also ordered Roasted Chicken with truffle, which I think the best of the night, but still fell below our expectation for fine dining. Not that we have great expectation for a restaurant whenever we go out but for the price that we paid, we expected something a little more decent, and of course, a good restaurant should represent good food besides the service and the ambiance. That’s what a restaurant is about, in my personal opinion

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T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophisticated comfort food. Delicious and inventive cocktails. Cool and cozy space.

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BE
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Lighting is very bright. Not much atmosphere. Ordered the octopus appetizer. It was good but we weren't even done and our main course was delivered which does not sit well with us. The server said "oh well". So "oh well" we won't be back.

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LT
Hawaii
49 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ambiance is cool. Love the exposed brick. The 'fall' dinner menu was a little too hearty for me and found the prices a little high. There were 4 of us and we ordered: Burger (delish), Chopped salad, Smoked salmon and Boneless short rib special ($28) was very good. Service was above average. All in all, I really like the vibe at Livestock just prefer the lunch menu and better price point.

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P
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Maine lobster pasta, Tavern chop salad (enough to share with one or two others), scallop gnocchi, crab cakes(3) and enough to be an entree. We can’t wait to go back. So much lobster on the pasta!!!! Sauces weee so tasty and did not overcome the flavors. Service was impeccable and the old fashioned is excellent. Specialty beers, also. Love love love!!

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NJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I was surprised to find out that this restaurant has been open for a long time. It felt like it was run by a team of rookies. Right from the start they tried to seat us jammed in a corner next to the only other people in the entire place. Then the bar tender “dropped” our drink order which meant we waited way too long. And last but not least they served us a beef rib bone which they called “ox” RAW. Really- it was barely cooked. To their credit they did not charge us for that meal but that was right- it was inedible. Maybe they should stick to burgers and salad OR hire a manager to get the staff on track. It was a very unpleasant experience on our 50th wedding anniversary.

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RK
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The Tavern Burger was as delicious as the last time! The fries were a bit of a disappointment. I recall them being a little crispier...

Our server may have been new. 3 of the 4 entrees were served, the remaining entrée was the same as 2 of the 3 that were served so it was confusing why that entrée didn't arrive with the others. We ended up cancelling the ordered appetizer as we were almost done with our meal and no sign of the crab cakes.

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KS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

All the food was almost there- crab cakes tasty but not hot. Warm Brie not warm. Pulses slightly hard....

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Kanagawa
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

ロブスターサンド、牛タンサンド、クラムチャウダー
全て美味くて堪能しました!
絶対リピートします!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It took longer than expected for our food to come out. The kitchen is visible to patrons and is not kept very clean. It looks very disorganized and unkept.

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GT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Afraid to get out of the car due to neighborhood and no near parking. If you're looking for the Chinatown druggie and homeless experience, this is authentic. Looked cozy and packed however. Can't comment on food. Maybe valet would help?

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RW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Livestock is one of my favorite places to eat at. The food is excellent, they have a good selection of beer, good cocktails, and great service.

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Went there for first time to celebrate late valentines, made a reservation requesting a table with a highchair. When we arrived they sat us in the bar area with an awkwardly high table to seat ratio. Was going to leave after appetizers but was finally offered a regular dining table so we stayed for entrees. All the food was very bland, was looking forward to enjoying the bone marrow escargot, which had no flavor, they put salmon roe on top of lobster tail which was weird. Tartare was underwhelming, prime rib endcut surprisingly had no flavor. Best thing was the cornbread. And I understand this place wasn't exactly kid friendly but when I make a reservation requesting highchair at least reach back and say that you dont have any accommodations.

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P
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Valentine’s Day dinner. It was a prix fixe menu and we splurged to get wine pairings for each course, and I’m glad I did. The sommelier was this young guy but he knew more about wine than I know about anything. He came out before each course to explain the wines, the wineries, why he chose each wine.

The food did not disappoint. There was a seafood or meat option for each course so my wife got the seafood and I got the meat. We tried each other’s food and I have to say I enjoyed everything. The highlight was definitely their filet mignon. Juicy, tender, with just the right amount of flavoring. And of course the wine pairings were on point. As the sommelier said, the most bang for your buck.

I’d definitely like to return to give their regular menu a try.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to book a casual but delicious Anniversary lunch at Livestock Tavern. This restaurant never disappoints. The dishes are always outstanding, the choice of ingredients and flavors are always there. The dishes are so delicious that we like to order a dish to-go and bring home.

For lunch I ordered the New England clam chowder for my 3 year old daughter and I had the braised beef tongue sandwich with fries, and my husband ordered the smoked prime rib dip sandwich. We had no left overs!!! All the dishes were tasteful to the very last bite!

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HK
Hawaii
40 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in for a quick Valentine's lunch. Asked for a quiet table and got it! Service was excellent. We were in and out of there in less than an hour, but could've stayed longer if our schedules allowed it. Shared the brussel sprout/artichoke plate. Super yummy. My husband said that their beef dip sandwich was the best he's ever had. I had the lobster roll and it came with lots of big pieces of lobster and full claw meat. Super good. Would highly recommend.

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CK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tavern burger was so good! The best burger ever and the service was outstanding.

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M
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved the food but found it incredibly noisy! Service was great.

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EO
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here! My go-to restaurant for American cuisine!

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TA
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is phenomenal, cocktails are even better and service was excellent. Highly recommend this rad little spot.

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S
Hawaii
71 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were Seated immediately and graciously. Serving staff was perfect at each step of the meal. Very attentive without being overbearing. The menu is excellent with a selection of small plates or a complete meal. Everything was delivered attractively and was delicious. The wine list is not extensive but adequate. However the special craft cocktails are the stars of the alcoholic beverages. Everything together creates a wonderful dining experience.

The noise level becomes very loud as the room fills but it can create a cheerful a cheerful atmosphere.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burger was amazing. The cocktails where really good.

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1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! San Fran feel in Hawaii....

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s
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience as usual. Great food, great service, and my guests loved it all.

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c
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a nice quiet dinner with New American dishes with a comfort food kind of vibe. Delicious food but overall the dishes were too salty. Service was friendly and efficient.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

No issues with the reservation. We were promptly seated by the hosted and served by the wait staff. Very friendly attitude and informed us right away for changes.

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RL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were disappointed that several recommendations made by the server (the soup of the day - oxtail vegetable soup & the house root beer) ended up being not available. We ordered then the server broke us the news that the soup changed to minestone. Also several of the beer choices on the menu were not available. The brussel sprout / artichoke appetizer was extremely salty. We bit into artichoke pieces that tasted like pure salt.
The bright spot was that the entrees were enjoyable.

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VC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was fantastic. However there seemed to be a lack of ambiance. Although the service was great and the food was very tasty, eating there was boring.
Also keep in mind that it’s downtown/Chinatown so you’re probably better off getting an Uber than attempting to park.

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g
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the duck and crab cakes. Both were exceptional. The service is some of the best around. Very attentive and friendly

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LM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hamburger and prime rib dip sandwiches were delicious! The salmon was perfectly cooked but the rice with blueberries were a bit much (too sweet for my taste).

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BP
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing, service was okay. We went for our anniversary, but the server or the manger didnt even acknowledge it, even tho a note was made with the reservation

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Salty food
Salty soup
Drink was full of big ice cubes

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m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there many times and brought a friend's first time. We had a great time staying 2 1/2 hours since we have not seen each other over 12 years. Server was truly awesome! The food was excellent as usual. :)

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a
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Livestock is one of our favorite places to dine. At night it does get really loud so if you want a cozy romantic or a place to have a conversation this is not it, too loud. If there is anything they need to work on it's their desert menu which is nothing special, kind of disappointed after a great dinner and drinks. Also no fish for dinner.

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EP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

First time diner at Livestock Tavern. Service was confusing and scattered. 3 different folks helping at points made it hard to know whether things were being taken care of. 1 drink was missed entirely.
Off putting to find the wait staff cleaning restrooms? Just weird.
3 of us had the short ribs. Meat was not fall off the bone tender as promised. The mashed potatoes and kale were the highlight of the dish. Not a good thing for a place called Livestock...

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Came here for my birthday, food was excellent and so yummy as always! Service was awesome as well. Had a really great time. Definitely recommend!

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DK
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great dining experience. Our guest appreciated the ambiance, quality of service, and food.

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