Taste on Melrose

4.5
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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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Free Small Truffle Mushroom Mac and Cheese Appetizer

Enjoy a complementary Small Truffle Mushroom Mac and Cheese for the Table,
with Purchase of an Entree (one per table)

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 17, 2020

Ends: January 18, 2119

Availability: Mon-Wed 5:30PM-6:45PM 8:45PM-9:45PM

Frisky Fridays

Chill Lounge House Tunes by DJ Smedium Every Friday Night 9pm to 11pm
Drink Specials at the High-tops and the Bar.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 27, 2019

Ends: September 28, 2118

Availability: Fri 9:00PM-11:00PM

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.

Terms and Conditions:

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.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 1, 2018

Ends: November 2, 2117

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

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What 2885 People Are Saying
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Really want to love this place. I love the location, the layout, the menu choices. But the quality of food or should I say the chef have a long way to go. Sauces don’t really go well with the food, many items are blend and I can name a location I’ve tasted a better one for each of the items within a few blocks radius. Had a chicken sandwich - sauce is too sweet to go with it, chicken was dry and the sandwich itself, mostly buns, was very soggy. Our waiter forgot to bring us a menu when requested, which isn’t a big deal, but it left us feeling I welcomed and not a priority for the stuff. Not the first time I’ve been, but probably the last, have this spot too many chances to improve and every time it comes of as mediocre.

B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The appetizers were great but they brought out our main course shortly after we received our appetizers. My guess is that they then put the main course under a heat lamp until we finished our appetizers and my steak was over cooked and dry.

R
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service5ambience1

For the first time ever, welcome/check in was less than stellar. As a long time repeat customer, I was astonished. I was dismayed by the experience. So much so, that I’m not sure I’ll continue to think of TASTE as one of my go to choices. Our waitstaff were exemplary. But, otherwise, I’m very disappointed.

R
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Favorite neighborhood restaurant -always a good meal!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Slow service. Only one waiter managing the entire patio at dinner rush. Ordered prix fixe menu and each course came out before we even finished. Dessert came out 2minutes after our main entrees were served. Waiter was not an expert with menu. We asked if the chicken was fried and he said no and it was. I suggested the place to a friend I was meeting that was in town and I was embarrassed for our experience.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They badly need a sommelier. Their wine list is not expansive and the servers are unable to make recommendations to pair with the food selections. For the prices they charge (we spent ~$150 for 2) the quality of our experience was lacking. While we were still trying to find the right flavor of wine for the dinner specials they had, our orders weren't put in. So after 20 minutes and 3 tries of wines that were not even close to the flavor profiles we were looking for, our server said the manager would be over to help because they were too busy to help us. The manager never came. I made a selection based on my best guess of what the typical flavor would be for the particular grape, and asked them to put in our food order. Not fine dining in my mind (especially since I've been to some phenomenal haute cuisine in LA). At least some consultation with a sommelier to teach servers what is recommended for pairing with the dishes offered on the menu...

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place, limited vegan menu

J
Miami
128 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

EG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all... food was great, Bradley the manager did everything to make us feel special. Andre treated like Royalty as well. Delicious and creative dishes. Don't forget to order the Home Made Truffles--WOW

S
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This place used to be my go to, but the last few times the food has been really sub par.
This was the second time in a row where my food was cold. My girlfriends salad was barely dressed and it wasn't made as described on the menu. We were also seated at a table in the back patio that is near the door where the crew throws the trash out, so trash bags were walked by our table a few times during our meal.

G
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at Taste on Melrose. We tried the smart hearts menu and it was fantastic. Wish we would have had our Valentine’s Day here.

DB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute brunch spot with New-American/California style menu options and a pleasant ambiance. Early seating is recommended for weekends as it tends to become quite busy after 12-12:30pm. There is no parking lot but free local street parking is available south of Melrose. The breakfast croissant and chilaquiles sandwich were both delicious though the shoestring fries were a bit limp and dry. I am definitely coming back to try the cocktails and other menu items!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful day to sit outside and they reserved us an outdoor seat! The Lobster Benedict was the most delicious Benedict I’ve ever had. Service was great. Food was hot and delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom out for Valentine’s Day dinner. It was a last minute reservation, everything worked out perfectly. From the moment we walked in the door to when we were leaving the building, everyone and I mean everyone was polite and warm and welcoming. The food was excellent, our server was on point and made a perfect recommendation from the wine list. Most importantly, Mom had a great experience and that was the goal.

My sincere thanks,

Josh Tarlow

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overall sub par

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Took too long to order and get our food.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Went for Valentine’s Day, set menu. Everything cold, lobster soup had old rubbery lobster. Maybe rest of the year they serve good food, but not on Valentines

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was it really necessary to point out that we were a little late to our reservation if you were going to give us a table anyway?

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I would have given 5 stars if we had an outside table. We were squished between two inside tables (with a 2pm reservation at table 23). I heard every word of the business lunch next to us. On the positive side, the food and service were top-notch. Our server, Nahum went above and beyond to accommodate my daughter’s food allergies / restrictions. I’ll request a table in front next time.

J
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Good place to enjoou a happy hour and have some spirits! I loved the atmosphere and the service. In a next trip to LA, I would like to visit again.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The service was terrible, the restaurant was basically empty as we arrived at an off time…but it still took the hostess 5 minutes to come to the stand and seat us. Our server was super complacent and inattentive, the bus person was the saving grace of this whole operation and I wish I could p them only lol. I’ve been here before and it wasn’t terrible but this was downright unacceptable.

OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday Brunch. Fun atmosphere with great food!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Had the filet minion and the chocolate brioche! Both were full of flavor!

a
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! I have been going to this place since they opened, but as i have moved away from the neighborhood i havent been for a hot minute. They’ve grown and was so packed!! We had a reservation but got their a 1/2 hour early...nevertheless the Manager handled the situation adeptly. It was a super special occasion (like big LA/ Hollywood stuff) so it was truly fantastic to have a nice, yummy, but also utterly relaxed beginning to a long night. I cant thank the whole team enough.

S
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was fabulous

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Server never returned

K
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this meal! The vegan gnocchi what’s the most amazing I have ever had. Good wine list and great staff. Easy to talk to your table mates too!

CB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Visit family member from LA. We in town from Seattle. Phone recording explained parking however the valet was not at his stand and charged us double what they said on the recording.
The good was disappointing.

A
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s a nice place and very popular!
The food was ok, no more no less...and the dishes were on the small portions.
I enjoyed lunch, more then dinner.

H
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The Executive Chef is amazing!!!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service staff seemed frantic and the wind was blowing everything all over the place. We’ve been to taste at least 20 times and this was not good.

IM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food, fantastic atmosphere - highly recommended.

RM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chefs go above and beyond to customize options to your liking. The breakfast burrito with an impossible added in was phenomenal

OT
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We where seated next to the bathroom. The music was loud. We waited for one appetizer. The food was normal and it was also cold. The service bad, inattentive ... I don not recommended it.

F
Miami
60 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did the Dine LA menu. Every course was excellent & a great value.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here was terrific. I ordered from the plant based menu.

MS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

good food, good location , but noise level is out of control!

MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service! The brunch bottomless mimosas are a steal & the ambiance is perfection.

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