Taste at the Palisades

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Newly remodelled Taste at the Palisades, sister restaurant to Taste on Melrose, now resided just off Sunset Blvd a stones throw from PCH. Relaxed setting, homey yet sophisticated, with new expansive bar. Menu offers updated Californian comfort clean cuisine for eminently moderate prices. The menu, split equally between appetizers and entrees, includes seasonal finds like Albacore poke, white truffle mac 'n' cheese, salads and grilled atichocke. Main-course highlights like Kobe beef burger and crispy parmesan chicken paillard atop garlic potato puree. Large selection of stone oven pizzas. New expansive full bar with seasonal handcrafted cocktails.

Taste at the Palisades offers everything that people are looking for in a neighborhood restaurant - namely good food and friendly service.
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l
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meet some work colleagues on patio - mild evening but there were balnkets and heaters just in case it got cool. Service was breezy and lighthearted. Food yummy.

s
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Go here for an Aperol spritzer and the smoked salmon pizza. Other things are good too like the chicken pailliard and many types of pasta. The bar tables are the most fun. The service can be uneven but is usually better than most and personal. I miss the last manager who was so great.

DH
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight to go there! Service and food is excellent and priced appropriately.

MT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had a lovely brunch with my friend. I asked for a vegetarian adaptation of the breakfast Panini and it worked out well with mushrooms instead of bacon. Interior was cool and quiet and the service attentive but not invasive. Pretty nice coffee too.

DW
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous service. Salmon was initially over-cooked but was replaced quickly, cooked to perfection. Both the salmon and a desert were supplied at no charge for our inconvenience. Excellent customer service will have us retuning soon.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Worst food i’ve had in LA. of a standard of freeway drive through food. service was incredibly slow. we won’t go back.

LL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

If you order the salmon, specify well done or it will be raw. The chef must have trouble with English, because no matter how often we order our way, it always comes to the table his way. Service is always slow, no matter whether you are the only customer, or they are full. Otherwise, no better nor worse than any other local watering hole.

PE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

During our previous visit we encountered some issues due to a shortage in the waiter/waitress staff. That now appears to have been corrected. We were assisted by a lovely new waitress who was competent and attentive. The food was typically tasty so it was nice to see our favorite restaurant back on track.

CM
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice birthday celebration for my sister. Thanks Taste for making it extra special!

ME
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Called to change our reservation and was put on hold for 15mins. The host never returned to resume the call. I ordered decaf coffee and it took another 30 minutes for decaf coffee to come to my table. They said they were just about to start brewing decaf. The restaurant was already open for over an hour. Our waiter was horrible.

e
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure. Love the Salmon salad. We sit at the bar and watch the Dodger games.
Eric is a really good and friendly bar tender. This is our favorite Palisades restaurant.

F
Los Angeles
155 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was mediocre and service was terrible. The server brought food for one of us and seemed to forget the other person’s order. We had to point it out to two servers and finally 15 mins later , the second party was served. While they did provide a complimentary dessert to compensate, it was extremely awkward. Food was bland and I would not return.

HD
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I were looking for a place near the beach, but did not want to have to fight crowds and noise at the restaurants right on PCH so decided to try Taste at the Palisades. We were very pleased with our decision and had an excellent meal. Our waiter, Justin, understood and responded to our request for an unhurried evening, and spaced our drinks and meal out just as we wished. The dinner was excellent: we shared the beets and burrata appetizer, then my wife had oven-roasted chicken while I had the skirt steak. Both were prepared perfectly and were clearly fresh from the kitchen when they arrived. The wine list has some very nice selections, and we will go back to try other menu items. The weather was pleasant so we sat outside, which means being close to the parking lot, but it is a quiet shopping area in the evening, and there was no disruption. All together it was a delightful experience.

ST
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always excellent-never disappointing. May be the best hamburger in West L.A. Everything is beautifully prepared. Best truffle fries imaginable.

m
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food. Happy hour menu is great as well.

t
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Unique dishes and gourmet foods!

E
Tahoe
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal atTaste in Pacific Palisades!
Great environment for friends and family
Service was outstanding as usual.

MB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really like their food, well prepared and healthy options. Good service. Prices a bit steep but still acceptable for the value. Would recommend!

LG
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Good service.

N
Los Angeles
181 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The worst service ever. Andre knows all the issues and was very accommodating But we will not return for a while and our friends said they won’t ever go again.
The wait staff must be better trained or should I say trained period. Nothing was done properly. I was disappointed and frustrated because this is not the Taste where I am used to dining. I don’t think your restaurant will survive unless major changes are made as there is too much competition in the Palisades now.
A friend ate breakfast there on Saturday and had similar issues: lousy service and her food was bad. She sent it back and it took 29-25 minutes to get her egg dish!! This is not acceptable nor professional. She will not return even tho she lives in the Highlands.

N
Los Angeles
181 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the tomato basil pizza and the Sabrosa salad!

NN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The service is painfully slow. Our order was incorrect

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Fathers Day

G
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good for brunch. The food was good. It has outdoor dining, a bit limited in size though.

SE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

the food was fair but the drinks (2 martinis and another one were not)

PS
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Sorry menu has changed. Artichoke no longer available. New menu font is too small to read.

N
Los Angeles
181 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way.

PS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Limited menu. Maybe it was the choices I made but I wasn’t happy with the food.

JN
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, met friends after church for lunch. The service was exceptional and it is such a cute place. Food was excellent and there were a lot of choices. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

1pm lunch reservations for mother’s day.
Wait 7mins at the hostess stand before anybody bothered to check us in.

Seated outside. Waited 12mins before a waiter walked to table. This is after the manager sat us and said let me get a waiter to set the table.

Waiter took our drink order and never returned. Another 10mins another staff comes to table and says I’ll be your new server.

Original waiter walks over and says I see you’ve got your drinks can I take your order. Never told us about the Mother’s Day brunch special. He offered to give us the umbrella at the table next to us when the table next to us left because it was very hot and they had 3 umbrella for 8 tables outside.

Food was served. Table with umbrella people left. Waiter seats new people at the table with the umbrella. We finish meal waiter comes snd forgets his offer.

Manager comes to table gives mom a $10 coupon. Comp drinks. That was nice.

The waiter was the problem. So many times they just don’t pay attention to detail. Maybe that’s why they are waiters.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Why would you have SPICY sauce in kids menu foods ????

That’s just dumb - Consult with a parent and make a simple pasta sauce - that’s kids menu 101 !!! I thought my kids were wrong at first - but they have spicy peppers in their red sauces ... ahhhh - can never go back - ever until this is fixed

j
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely experience for Easter brunch at Taste. It was nice to have a selection of entrees from which to choose, together with the several shared starters and yummy dessert bar.

KK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If we are in town, it's an Easter tradition to go to Taste for their Easter brunch. The food is delicious, the service great and it's very festive.

T
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

In a little shopping area with goats in the hills behind! Very nice room and also had some outside seating that overlooked a parking lot. Food was very good, but pricey. Service was awfully slow and we noticed the waiter didn't write anything down, so kept coming back to check on what we ordered. We had to remind the waiter we never received one of the appetizers.

D
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Super evening in warm ambiance. enjoy!

N
Los Angeles
181 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tomato soup was way too spicy!!!

CM
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoy Taste once or twice a month. My wife likes their Impossible burger which she has finally learned to order cooked to medium. Our only disappointment was that the reservation indicated we were celebrating her birthday but there was never any mention of it by the restaurant, which was a first for our birthday celebrations there. :(

OT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation dinner! Servers were amazing as well as the food The brussel sprout and kale Caesar salad was amazing as well as the meatballs!

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