Taste on Melrose

4.6
2616 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Starts: November 5, 2018

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

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What 2616 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Je recommande ce restaurant à tous
Excellent !!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Bdayyyy. Food was good. The white truffle Mac and cheese and the vegan gnocchi was really good! And for dessert the lemon cake was solid👌🏼

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YA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. It was a very enjoyable afternoon lunch in the courtyard.

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l
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always our go to place for a great meal. Food is consistently good and creative. Love the Sabrosa salad! I have a hard time picking something else to eat because I love the salad so much!

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S
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived at Taste on Melrose for Mother's Day with my mom for brunch. Thankfully we found street parking. When we arrived, we were seated immediately in the back end of the restaurant. Next time I might try the back patio seating area. We each chose the prix fix brunch menu. Starters were an assortment of bread with butter, easter salad and spinach mac & cheese. For my entree I had the lobster eggs benedict and my mom had avocado toast without bacon. Both were delicious. There was a buffet for dessert. Service was fine. The women's restroom was nice and clean. Overall, it was nice experience and I recommend this place to anyone for a date, family or get together.

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MB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Its reasonably priced and delicious food!

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TR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect! The service and staff are warm and friendly, the food is perfectly proportioned, and the beverages are wonderful. We liked the atmosphere, we noticed that all of the other diners were having wonderful experiences too. We stopped in for dinner befor going to a concert, the staff and kitchen provided prompt yet unrushed service. Taste on Melrose is a gem that you should try. A 5 star experience, thank you!

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GD
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was great until the end when they chased us away with a 2 hour time limit on our party of 9. They claim that they told us at the front desk, but no one in the party can recall that conversation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was really good, service great

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AM
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was top notch. I can’t wait to go back.

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PR
London
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Average at best. Staff seemed pretty uninterested in even acknowledging me as I walked in, so I stood like a lemon for 5 mins as they all walked past me. Food wasn’t great - I ordered steak and chips ($32).... the dish had a bit too much garlic in, and the fries were pretty unedible - crispy shavings of potato, that couldn’t be picked up by a fork..! (Imagine trying to eat corn flakes with a fork). The Fillet itself was ok, but not worth 32 bucks.

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j
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nina was wonderful and the food is always delicious!

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ML
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Double smash Wagyu burger: best burger I've ever eaten.

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PE
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Skylar is FANTASTIC, very attentive. I will come back just because of her! Mark was our server and was incredibly fun and interactive and made me feel very special for my birthday. The ambience, the food, the service, I wouldnt change a thing. Best birthday brunch ever.

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

Food consistently delicious! Great neighborhood joint. BUT those new iPads no bueno-no eye contact w/servers (and they hate them too)

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London
43 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the best restaurant we visited in the week we were in the area. Great vibe, food was excellent and service from everyone was consistently high standard.

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H
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place I can’t stop visiting!!!

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H
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harry was fantastic! His drink recommendations were killer! The 2 male manager were super helpful as well. Can’t wait to go back!

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J
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Service was slow and awkward—people made it seem like it was a chore to serve us. We paid with one card, I was clear about our meeting was for a work happy hour, not sure why it was so difficult to host us.

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j
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

i had to wait 20 mins past my reservation time because they wanted to accommodate a big party that kept adding more people in their group. the food was ok. nothing special.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Server was great, but had to wait and hour past our reservation time for a party of 2. It was ridiculous and the front girl was zero help or had zero sympathy.

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D
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girls here for a birthday brunch and we picked the right place! Taylor was the perfect server and they took care of everything we needed despite the fact that there was a huge party seated at the same time. We’ll definitely be back!

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j
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great. The only issue is waiting for the restroom and after 20 minutes outcomes two employees and the restroom stunk really bad. This was disappointing given everything else was amazing.

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PG
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding brunch experience! I particularly LOVED the breakfast burrito, which was filling and delicious! One of the best breakfast burrito's that I have ever had! The mimosa carafe was a blast, and the carbonara pasta was creamy and delicious! A bit on the small side, but I still absolutely loved it! Huge outdoor patios inside as well as a lovely ambiance in the indoor dining area. Overall, an incredibly wonderful experience!

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L
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Even when you have a reservation they ask you to wait to be seated until your entire party is there.

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London
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Ended up sitting at the bar and Henry (believe that was his name) was our server. He is always so personable and cordial anytime we go in there. We were probably the last of their customers that evening as it was later and he was still friendly and on top of everything. He is a big reason why we prefer sitting at the bar. Always great service and the food is always great as well!

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l
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taste is always our "go to" restaurant when we don't feel like eating in. Always consistent with very good food, service is wonderful and the ambiance is restful after a long day at work. Plus, we can walk to it!

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e
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Based on the reviews I had high expectations, however, my order disappointed. Others liked their meal. My kale salad was missing the key ingredient...almost no kale, mostly lettuce, which wasn't listed as an ingredient. To their credit they remade it and put it lots of apples and other ingredients that were missing on the first try. Unfortunately the apples were mealy and mushy and other ingredients were sparse. Definitely wouldn't order a salad again, made me wonder how fresh the ingredients usually are.

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

Easter brunch.

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CS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
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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Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food

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MB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
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 on April 20, 2019
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 on April 18, 2019
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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i
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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