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About Taste at the Palisades

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.

538 Palisades Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday - Friday 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5pm - 9pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm - 10pm
Brunch Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Happy Hour Tuesday - Sunday 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Cross Street:
Sunset Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 459-9808

Website:
http://www.ilovetaste.com/

Catering:

Parking Details:
There is a convenient parking lot with FREE parking in front of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Brian Sheard

Private Party Facilities:
Taste at the Palisades offers several options for private dining, we look forward to working with you on your next event.

Private Party Contact:
Mari Brown Infopalisades@ilovetaste.com: (310) 459-9808

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Monday Night 2 for 1 Pasta
Tuesday Half of Bottles of wine
Wednesday Farmers Market Dinner
Thursday is Little Friday 2 for 1 Martinis All night
Sunday Fried Chicken Night
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Taste at the Palisades Ratings and Reviews

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service

4.1

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4.2

value

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Healthy (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Special Occasion (11)
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Bar Seating (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Casual (10)
Cozy (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Live Sports (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fun (4)
Great Beer (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Made reservation and restaurant made us wait and stated that we didn’t have reservations on Open Table. I had made it and showed it he reservation which she had to honor grudgingly. She walked away and came back and stated that they had no tables and told us to sit outside and they would find a table when one opened up, but that never happened. We froze eating outside with one of the slowest services. Food is ok but cold as we were eating outside at 55 degree weather. Service and food continues to decline.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a wonderful birthday dinner at Taste. The food was delicious and the service was great! We highly recommend Taste

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2018

There is a very talkative female server who takes ten times as long to get an order in - by the time she finally came over to take my order (25 minutes after I arrived and sat down), I was already ready to go. I don’t know why she’s even there - it’s so irritating every time she is my server because she doesn’t take your order for an inordinately long time.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Radically under-staffed. Service was awful and the mistakes continued after speaking with the manager. Hope they pull it together soon.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

poor service, waited a very, very long time for food; which was merely adequate

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The food was good, not great. Didn't like the hamburger bun. The hamburger was very good. The service was not very good. I asked 3 times for a clean knife because I had dropped mine on the floor. One of my dining companions picked one off another table. No one ever brought one to me.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

This was our first time dining at Taste Palisades since the remodel. The relocation of the bar and the bar seating is great and the whole new seating arrangement works well. The Kobe beef burgers but they were delicious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Came with the family to this great neighborhood staple. Spicy cauliflower, wood fired pizza, salmon salad as well as the next grilled cheese ever!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent as always..my third time here and it has always been great cuisine served well. Great value and service. Will be back. DineLA menu suberb!

Tags: Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We choose Taste to have our monthly dinners because the food is delicious, we love the ambience amd the service is good.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The staff was so friendly and accommodating. When the waitress was busy, someone else helped out. Easy access for walkers and wheelchairs. This is a plus if someone in your party is handicapped. Prices are reasonable. Food fresh and delicious. Would go more often, but a long drive from my house.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Taste is a hidden gem in an unlikely location: a strip mall in Pacific Palisades. The ambience is modern and clean, the service attentive and friendly, and the food is fresh, healthy, and delicious

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Casual, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Delicious chicken salad sandwich although a good bit smaller than it used to be. Overall very good but front desk is always slow to seat, even when restaurant is not overly crowded. Despite that it is a neighborhood favorite and consistently good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food is absolutely delicious! There were 5 of is dining and everyone loved their meals ! Chicken tortilla soup really yummy and Thai lettuce wraps super flavorful. End your meal with the key like pie i....homemade and sooo good. Great decor and friendly service.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Palisades, but their Thanksgiving meal totally sucked...

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Sercvice is horribly slow. Wait staff doesn’t seem to care. Waited over 10 minutes before we saw a waiter. Waited another 20 minutes for coffee and then had to ask again. Coffee finally delivered by busboy waited another 20 minutes for food after having to ask when it would arrive. Never going back.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food is average, not excellent. Wait service is good although we waiting a long time for our meals--and they were not busy at all.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I love the ambience, every dish, and amazing service!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food and service at a reasonable price. The outdoor patio was on the edge of the parking lot, but it was fairly quiet, and it was nice to be out in the fresh air. I highly recommend that you give Taste at the Palisades a try+

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The ambiance was nice and looked promising. I didn't rate the food that high because, although it tasted really good, it was very skimpy on the key ingredients. My husband had chicken tortilla soup with 3 small pieces of chicken. I had the seafood linguini with 3 shrimp and 3 small bites of salmon. 3 seems to be the word for the night. Pasta does not cost that much to make so they could have easily given you a larger bowl. For the price, I felt they were very chinsy on the portions. The wine was good and we were happy that we were not that hungry. They should up their game.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Love Taste! The iron skillet chicken is amazing. Salmon over spaghetti squash is fantastic. The bread is served warm with a hummus dip. Delicious. I could go on but I'll just say we always enjoy our meals at Taste.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Blackened salmon salad was very good -- fish seasoned and cooked perfectly. Service was great, and the scene was local, pleasant and nice for low key or slightly amped up special occasion. Definitely will be back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We had a nice time at Taste. The host was friendly and the waiter was as well. It took a while to get a drink at the beginning. Otherwise it was great. :)

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

This is the second time I have eaten at this restaurant and the service hasn't improved. I was disappointed that we waited so long for everything. And it wasn't even busy. There was five of us and then a table of two next to us. That was all that was in the restaurant. They do have seating outside and I think there were a few tables that had people dining but seriously? I doubt I will go back again. It's just too slow for my tastes. (no pun intended)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I'm always amazed with the consistent delicious food. The salmon, pork chops, and banana bread pudding never disappoint. The waiters and waitresses are friendly and attentive, some more so than others: we liked or waitress (Mary) last time more than this time; the waiter didn't even introduce himself so we don't know his name.

My husband and I came with our 3.5 month old daughter for dinner and the hostess was nice enough to place us where there was space for us to park our stroller next to us. The ambiance was friendly as my husband and I had to take turns walking our daughter around outside and people just loved seeing her. We've been here for lunch before, and dinner was just as good an experience.
We plan on coming back again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Lovely restaurant. Great food!!! We go as often as possible.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great service and food. A nice quiet ambience perfect for Summer patio dining

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Disappointed in the blackened salmon tacos-too greasy and just a minuscule amount of salmon! Not up to Taste's usual high standards!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Some dishes too spicy!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We eat weekly at Taste since they remodeled. Much more light and airy now. Service very good, food as well. The menu could use some variation since it's basically the same for years but we enjoy dining there anyway.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I had both lunch and dinner on Sunday. Lunch was delicious. Dinner was a frustrating experience. Despite having a reservation, it took twenty minutes before a server approached. This was on the patio, so not an enormous area to survey. Dessert took another 20 minutes AFTER the check had been presented. Diners that arrived after me were long gone and the server approaches and asks how things are. Well, still waiting for the dessert... There were few left on the patio and they had turned off the heaters.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Salad was delicious, healthy ingredients and attractive to the eye.

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We visited for the Dine LA opportunity but it wasn't necessary as they have a similar option on their regular menu. It's a nice touch. Ingredients on their tasting menu overlapped which made it more difficult to choose from the limited menu but the choices of poke, breaded pork cutlet and chocolate bread pudding were good. Portion sizes were not huge....dessert seemed to be a half portion though in hindsight, it was better to not over-indulge in dessert. House wine was $7 with the fixed price 3 course meal. Not a bad deal.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Since an expanded bar has been added to the front part of the restaurant, the noise level was terrible. Sitting across from and next to the two friends I had dinner with made conversation really tough. We love the place and the food, but may not return because of the noise level.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Enjoyed this neighborhood favorite where there is now a bigger bar and more room inside the restaurant. Dog friendly patio too. Cast Iron chicken was a hit and they have a great chopped salad big enough for two. Pizza crust could be improved -- it was more like a flatbread but everything else spot on.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We sat outside as the weather was great. Our server was very nice. Look forward to going back

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Everything was very good -- food, service, etc. We went for dinner on a holiday and arrived shortly before closing, so it was not busy. Would like to experience again during busier times. This was a nice find and I would recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The seasonal salad with grilled shrimp was excellent as was the tortilla soup. My husband and I both had the same thing. We split a desert. The pre-fix menu provides especially good value and includes reduced prices on glasses of wine. We eat here often because the restaurant is in our neighborhood but it's worth a drive as well. We definitely will be back!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Loved, loved, loved Taste! Beet salad-delicious. Cast iron chicken was served hot and was moist and flavorful. My wife's salmon was perfection. For dessert, we had the key lime pie. The best we've had in the last 30 years. Our server, Pedro, was attentive and friendly. Taste was the perfection place to celebrate our anniversary.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great, pretty, delicious. Always a wonderful experience at Taste!!!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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