Taste on Melrose

4.7
2709 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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Starts: November 5, 2018

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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

It was east enough to get a reservation. Place was just pretty quiet. We were quickly seated and given water and menus. Our server was quick to come over and greet us. When he returned to take a drink order we ordered an appetizer flatbread and the soup du jour from the special card. He returned a few minutes later to take our entree order. Shortly after that the food runner came out with a different soup. We asked what kind, his response was unclear. He left with the soup. When the waiter came by he returned with the same soup which my friend offered to take, but he wanted to make sure it was hot. Clearly the guy had just been walking around with it. The waiter sent him back to the kitchen with it. It never returned. A few minutes later our entrees came out. No pizza. No soup. Waiter never checked on us. Maybe if there were a few more servers and less hostesses we would have had a better experience. Seemed they kept trying to convince everyone to sit out front to show they were busy without worrying about overwhelming the one server they had who struggled with getting the order into the kitchen anyway. He was apologetic but that doesn't help him. He lost out on a bigger check and so a bigger tip. Not a great way to end a trip to LA.

PJ
Dallas
58 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my fav places! Wonderful environment and love the back patio. Meal was great and attentive service. The blankets on the backs of the chairs make it feel so comfortable.

AF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas and gluten free options

DH
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

After two lackluster experiences, we gave Taste one more try. We’re sorry we did. Service was atrocious. We sat and watched three Taste employees (2 ladies and a gentleman) gab non-stop around the hostess stand while we waved our arms trying to get their attention. Our server wasn’t much better...taking 15 minutes to bring a round of drinks (there were 2 of us). The restaurant was only half-full. The noise level is off the charts!

The food wasn’t able to save the terrible service. The chicken tortilla soup was warm in some places, but not hot. Chicken paillard needed seasoning; the red onion jam was stone cold...not a pleasant taste with the warm mashed potatoes and chicken. The “shaved” red onion on the chicken was actually large slices of raw onion.

My husband’s pasta amattriciana was watery and bland. There was no offer of fresh pepper, grated cheese or anything!

This used to be our hang-out place to go with friends...but no more. It’s gone downhill and there doesn’t seem to be any effort to correct the downward slide which is too bad.

v
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the outdoor patio seating. Great vibe and the kitchen made me a special fish off menu per my request to accommodate me. Love this place.

r
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends birthday

MP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Met my son and his girlfriend for lunch. Great menu and atmosphere. Good people watching. Fun venue great neighborhood.

l
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Taste - the variety of choices for food and drink make this very customer friendly. Thank you, Taste.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! The server, Henry?, was very kind and attentive. Was my moms first time there as she lives out of town and she loved the ambiance and the service as well! Always great food!

J
Miami
102 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much better than last visit
See our server was outstanding as well as the foof

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice and cozy place. Very good california style kitchen!

J
Miami
102 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service can be improved
Not up to Tortilla Republic

KL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Kind of loud but worth it.
Will definitely return

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great aside from the FLIES!!

S
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant setting is pretty. Our server, Micky, was delightful and our food was delicious. As were our drinks.

OT
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

Charming venue and nice food selection. Could not talk to my guests because the table next to us was so loud. I think that the acoustic aren’t that great to begin with but the noise from the table next to ours was unbearable. Hence waiter could not understand half of our order and it was wrong when we received it. They took it back only to bring it back without the leaf of lettuce.

C
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great location. Went on last night of DineLa. Fresh ingredients, good service. Highly recommend and would go again.

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and nice ambiance. We sat outside in the back. a little warm but ok.

S
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Thank You for participating in DINELA! Looking forward to next time.

LG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took someone there for their birthday, and they were amazing.

OT
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting up with some former co-workers back in town, we met up and I wanted them to enjoy the culinary deliciousness I’ve been thrilled with EVERY TIME I’VE EATEN at Taste.... As usual, from the delicious drinks and wines, superb appetizers, and yummy food, the only thing better was the attentive server (Sam) who truly is a wonderful representative of the restaurant. Kudos to the staff, both back and front of the house. Looking forward to my next dining experience there!

KK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

The food was bad. The meat wasnt cooked properly and their dinela menu sucks

U
Los Angeles
311 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The squash blossoms were just ok but the fish was quite good

LA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Taste on Melrose obviously approaches DineLA as a money making opportunity. The prix fixe menu was a joke- the smallest potions possible, the worst prepared food I’ve had in years- specifically the most minuscule wedge salad possible, the driest, most over-cooked, blandest chicken curry possible, the tiniest carrot cake possible. The worst meal I’ve had in decades

DW
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place has good food and good friendly vibe! And the resie is on time!!!

PG
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the lunch special! The linguine pasta was absolutely delicious. I also thoroughly enjoyed the wine flight that I ordered. Diverse and flavorful. Great lunch experience!

m
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Poor DineLA dinner experience. Halibut was the driest fish we’ve ever had at a restaurant, risotto was undercooked and tasted only of chicken broth, squash blossoms were heavy and greasy. The carrot cake cheesecake was good but a mini bite portion size, the entire meal throughout was confusing and completely off from our prior experiences with the restaurant for brunch.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, amazing ambiance!

C
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The music was a bit annoying after awhile. It was a constant drum beat only and that is difficult to hear when it is constant. Our waiter was very nice but not attentive. Seemed he had to many tables.

HH
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Energetic atmosphere. Always consistent

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t have been a better ambiance, food was IMPECCABLE, and service was perfect. I might need to make this my new birthday tradition. Thanks TASTE for making my birthday special. 🙌🏽

RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The waitress spilled champagne all over my outfit and the table. But other than that, the service was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Experience

AM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 29th birthday was everything .. great service ..

JS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and value! Great service and atmosphere!

JA
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Very slow service; basically one waiter for everyone on one of the rooms. Had to return one item and waited forever to get it back. The meatballs were a bit too “mushy compared to the last two visits .
Disappointed this visit !

k
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Taste on Melrose is a great place for a casual, weekend brunch. The food is tasty, there’s a great variety of options and their cocktails are creative. I’d recommend Taste for anyone who’s looking for a great brunch before an afternoon of shopping on Melrose.

S
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my fave dining spots! Pork chop is delicious! Great cocktails!

A
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun and a lot of different patio and food options !

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Just stay away from their beef, it's more of plastic than beef.

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