Taste on Melrose

4.6
2586 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Taste on Melrose is Melrose Avenue friendliest neighbor, homey yet sophisticated. With its relaxed setting, updated clean American comfort cuisine and eminently moderate prices, Taste on Melrose offers everything that people are looking for in a neighborhood restaurant. Located in the mids of the swanky stretch of trend setting Melrose Avenue with the likes of Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenburg. Taste on Melrose is a neighborhood favorite for stylish Angelinos with a preference for elegant surroundings and a comforting, laid-back dining experience. Now with new large bar and al fresco courtyard seating.
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Half off Bottles of Wines of Mondays!

Enjoy half off bottles of ALL wines on Mondays! Have a romantic wine dinner or fun lunch with friends.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 5, 2018

Ends: November 6, 2117

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

Thursday are Little Fridays!

Enjoy half off martinis every Thursday! Come thirsty.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 1, 2018

Ends: November 2, 2117

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate your Mother’s Day morning with Taste on Melrose and enjoy our wonderful 3 course Brunch, $45 per person, which includes our indulgent dessert buffet (no regular brunch menu). Join Us for Dinner with Fried Chicken Night!

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What 2586 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The food is great and the service is even better. My favorite waitress is Jessica. Amazing! She is super friendly and such a sweetheart. I recommend this place to all of my friends in LA whenever they inquire about a great spot for brunch.

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CS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We had no server for the first 25 minutes, not one person took any order for that full amount of time. Then a nice girl comes over and says I'm taking over for whoever. I told her that no one has been over to help us so we have not ordered anything. She had no clue about this. We ordered drinks and the broccoli appetizer. Drinks were fine. Broccoli was super bland and tasteless. Other than that, everything was fine. I've been many times to Taste so this was just disappointing for my out of town visitors I had brought to Taste for dinner. I'll still come back because I know better of you guys, but it was not a great first impression for others.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food

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Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Upon arrival we have notified our waiter that we have show to go to and we don’t have more than an hour.
Order was placed right away. 20 minutes later food runner brought out my girlfriend’s food and I was told that they forgot to prepare my item.
After that, they brought some salad (on the house) and stated my food will be out soon as well.
It took another 20 to 25 minutes for my food to be brought out....
At that time, I was told they will not charge for my item, as I had no time left to eat.

Do you think that our server even bothered to bring or pick up our check right away??? I could see him standing and not doing anything instead of coming to our table even though he knew that were in a hurry.
I had to get up and come up to him instead.......

I am curious, did restaurant’s manager thinks that by offering free item they can fix messed up dinner experience?
I would be MORE than happy to pay for my food and to tip my server accordingly rather than get it for free and have miserable experience.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 10 and celebrated my wife’s birthday on Saturday. From initial check in, through the meal and in leaving, the entire staff were all very attentive and friendly. We all ordered breakfast and enjoyed every bite. Thoroughly impressed with the food, staff, and overall experience. They also have reasonably priced valet at the restaurant for $7.50. We will most certainly be returning.

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Italy
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taste has always been a favorite. Cute date atmosphere. Great food and excellent service.

Unfortunately open table allows for reservations at 9:45pm with a closing time of 10pm. If we had known- we would have not made the reservation.

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Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My cocktail was unusual and delicious - the Menage a Trois. I also LOVED the Korean Fried Chicken special.

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London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Amy was fantastic. Restaurant was a little noisy last night, but overall a great time. I always enjoy coming to Taste and last night was no different. They seated my friend before I arrived, and I confirmed reservation, but perhaps they transferred us to his instead of acknowledging mine. Either way, I was present and not a no-show.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and the food was delicious!

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ES
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here at least four times, and every time it gets better. Love the food, love the price, love the service, love the vibe. Great place to eat!

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WG
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved our server! Taylor Olson ! I loved the hostess and the food was amazing!! Loved it! Even the valet was amazing!! Can’t wait to go again!!

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KW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Service, food was wonderful!
Every detail done well!

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s
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

After patronizing Taste 50 times over the years and having very good experiences, this visit was a let-down due to service. We were there to celebrate a birthday on a relatively quiet Sunday evening. Too bad the server did not pay attention to our table. We waited 45 minutes for our appetizers, which only arrived after we said something to the server. We were not even offered bread until, again, we said something. The mains came out minutes after we were finally provided the appetizers with no apology. The manager did eventually step in to fix the situation and he did comp desserts; although the restaurant had run out of the desserts that were initially chosen, it was only 7:45pm. Hopefully this was just an anomaly and not evidence of the deterioration of a long-standing quality restaurant.

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Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If you want to have a conversation, go elsewhere. The noise level is the worst of any place I have ever been. However, the food was some of the best I have had. So go to eat and leave the conversation for later.

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ES
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

great food but tables were to crowded next to one another.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit for a business dinner. Overall was great except the reception we got from the valet parking guy. Very rude individual...he was an old cranky Hispanic guy. He saw us who Are also minorities driving a Nissan SUV and immediately judged us.
Just because we don’t drive a fancy luxury vehicle that doesn’t mean we were not going to tip you....
Old man, you are very wrong. If you only treated us nice from the get go, you would have gotten way more than $.50 as your tip!

He shouldn’t be working there. If you’re not happy with your job, find another!

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SB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here for business lunches and dinners - great ambience for both times of day!

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TN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food very poor and service equally bad. We had been before and were very disappointed.

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JS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great options for vegan and non vegan! Perfect for girls night out or a date. Waiter was patient and helpful with ordering!

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EW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great dinner! I loved the ambience and the service was really great. I had the filet and it was delicious. We also splurged and split two desserts, which were also great!

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E
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was attentive and charming. We had the pork chops which were very good and the seafood pasta which was just alright. Cocktails and wine selection were great.

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KT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is very consistent. This was my second time visiting, and it was just as good as the first time!

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KL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great but the service wasn’t very pleasant

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B
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a really good time. Our server was great.

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T
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Slow. Way too slow service.
Food was excellent. Needed a o close window to lower noise level inside ...

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SA
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful atmosphere and reasonably priced. And they always have great specials. The service was excellent our waiter was super friendly and efficient and the bus woman, Noami, was so kind and sweet. Put this place on your list!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cute place. The truffle fries were amazing. They are a must!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food quality is wonderful. Service still have room for improvement. Three course meal is great value.

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JB
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a treat! We got in right at our reservation time. Food was delicious & fast, eggs benedict both lobster and BLT were amazing! Vanilla lattes were A+ and our server was super friendly. Great experience for a couple of out of towners!

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PJ
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very warm, good vibe. Food was wonderful and service was great!

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R
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We only ordered drinks and two starters but it was delicious.

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A
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

fair to midland. the price does not meet the quality or service. for reference... went to ocean prime with 8 people and spent the same amount as i did with 6 at taste. yeesh.

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It’s a beautiful place with an amazing ambiance. We went there for lunch and it was really good. I would definitely recommend the fried chicken burger.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food with excellent ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my friend to celebrate her graduation from medical school and the restaurant was just perfect

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XM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, worth it all. Loved the service. Such a cute place. Endless mimosas was amazing

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PI
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Hi- I'm really torn here. I used to love Taste and go all the time. I still go. I still like it....BUT the last 4 times I have been there, there were at least two or three things wrong each time. The other day, our mimosas were served flat and warm. very warm...and I was the one who brought 3 fancy friends to brunch, so ya know. Also, they're always way too busy, so the service was only mediocre and 2 of my friends waiting forever for their coffee--we had to ask 4 times to different people before it came. The time before was even worse cause everything went wrong from broken heater to a rude hostess making us stand outside in the rain for no reason until she found more menus to seat us....and then they ran out of coffee mugs and we waited 20 mins for coffee....I miss the less busy and more attentive Taste. They need to prepare more to accommodate the increase in business.

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a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food- try the impossible meatballs!

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KT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was a pleasant dining experience. The food is great and the ambiance is a nice touch. It's fun to sit on the patio on nice days.

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ML
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely setting outside in the courtyard. Food was delicious. Our server wasn’t the most patient or friendliest, but maybe it was an off day for her. Will definitely got back!

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