Taste on Melrose

4.5
2553 reviews
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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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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food with excellent ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food- try the impossible meatballs!

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KT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
7 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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j
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taste is a regular spot for us. We love it. This occasion was no different - in fact, maybe one of our best. Taste has added a filet mignon that is absolutely delicious. And the service was superb - love sitting in the back room where the vibe is more lively.

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Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location on Melrose is central and surrounded by great bars and stores. The restaurant itself has 4 different seating areas depending on the mood your in. Outside patios, interior quite areas as well as a great bar and larger room. the food and service were excellent.

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D
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Tortilla soup was very good. The chicken salad was very mediocre.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I booked it as I searched for outside courtyard dining. It showed a lovely picture of the courtyard but everyone was seated in a canopied area which was not very attractive or enticing. I also accidentally booked for 4 and not 5 people forgetting my friend might bring her daughter when we got there it caused a major problem. The girl who was at check in basically told us we would have to wait 2 hours. Fortunately her manager stepped in, saw we had a reservation and found us a table. I’ll try again to see what the courtyard is like but it seemed the courtyard was not open for brunch.

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WA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The restaurant is extraordinarily cute and the food is good. There were both lowlights and highlights to the meal. Since we were going out after, we decided to order cocktails and appetizers. The server seemed displeased with that choice and more than encouraged us to order more. We found the exchange a bit uncomfortable. The cocktails were amazing. The food took a while to come out. We ordered the poke and the tuna was a bit fishy. With that said, the meatballs were well spiced and delicious. I would recommend this restaurant for the drinks alone, but the food was a bit hit and miss.

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k
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Of course the food was outstanding but it was the small details that were appreciated as well. The birthday card as we sat down at the table and I'm going to cost of Republican lawyer, and of course the birthday cake at the end.

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MH
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taste is always, ALWAYS a great choice. It's pricey but well worth it.

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

I really like Taste, food & ambience, but our waiter sucked. He never returned to offer a drink/water refill. We asked for the heater to be turned on twice then had to ask someone else before it was turned on.

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CR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! When you go be sure to order the cinnamon bun it is out of this world!

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, live, love this place. Never had anything but fantastic food and service here!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice. Small plates to share

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F
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Michael took very good of us; it’s always nice to return to Taste!

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JE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

They messed up one of our orders… One person in our group it never got his entrée. Pretty much a disaster.

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HH
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to enjoy. Food and the people are wonderful

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent and attentive service, excellent crowd full of interesting people ranging from families, a baby shower, to your typical LA folk. Brunch on Sundays at Taste On Melrose has quickly become one of the hottest places to spend your weekend morning in LA.

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Parking is good being they offer 7.50 valet at venue. The food was very delicious but I did have to wait too longhorn for my drink and the French toast was a bit expensive for small serving

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SO
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The two pasta dishes had so much pepper on it that it was inedible, and had anyone asked us how the food was this would have been known that night. The burger was overly salted, the steak overcooked... one of the folks from our group had been there before and it was late in the evening so we'll try again because I've heard it was good and the menu certainly looks better than what we experienced.

Also, no one asked about clearing my plate, I'm a slow eater. I wasn't finished.

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MW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant overall. The food and service were excellent. The small size of the room we sat in was cozy and felt intimate. And the value was surprisingly good considering the high quality of the food and
the service. I would highly recommend Taste on Melrose.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

A little confusion at host stand - we had a reservation for 5 and in the back room - host tried to seat 5 people into a 4 top - then kind of disappeared. Another waiter helped us out and got us a table in front room .

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LS
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

From the minute we walked in service was exceptional!

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T
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food. Nice place to go to with small groups. One of my favorite places to brunch 🤗🌟🌹

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DR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was ok. Service was great. Drink glasses were dirty.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a birthday breakfast there recently with my wife and the food was outstanding. Had the breakfast croissant sandwich the cinnamon roll and bottomless mimosas. Service was fast nice and attentive, highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday date with friend

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JJ
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the service was impeccable. I will keep going there as my go to when I don't feel like cooking!!! A place that I am happy that I found.

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JA
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

RESTAURANT IS WAY TOO NOISY FOR US OLDER FOLKS...FOOD GREAT....SERVICE GREAT...BUT POSSIBLY NO MORE SATURDAY VISITS!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid menu with a good variety of options. Nice space and waitstaff. Nothing will blow you away, but the kind of place you return to again and again. Gluten free and vegan options are as good as the “regular” choices. Had brown rice pasta with a delicious spicy/creamy sauce and meatballs with pine nuts. Will definitely order it again.

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HI
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the layout of the restaurant, I had Skirt Steak and it was prepared exactly like I requested. My friends also enjoyed their dinner!

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JE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing. It's become a little pricey but the food is yummy.

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a
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Had a great dinner as always!_ ordered a. Elvesere up nothing in it , so not sure y the bartender felt compelled
To add vermouth... Service was just ok-so soo

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Such a rude waiter - there was 20 minutes left of happy hour and he was annoyed we were ordering from the HH menu? Visibly rolled his eyes and then never checked back in with us when our food was ordered. Another woman came to give us our bill and she shook her head and stormed away when we asked if we could split the check three ways. Did not think we were high maintenance customers and definitely did not warrant this awful service. Won’t be coming back.

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