Taste on Melrose

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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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Veteran's Day Brunch

30% off for veterans from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm plus complimentary appetizer Chef's choice.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 11, 2019

Ends: November 12, 2118

Availability: Mon 10:30AM-2:45PM

Free Appetizer

Free Mac and Cheese or Squash Blossom Appetizer with Purchase of an Entree (one per table)

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 4, 2019

Ends: November 5, 2118

Availability: Mon-Wed 5:30PM-9:30PM

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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for Thanksgiving for Thanksgiving Dinner. We offer special 3 course prix fixe menu . Regular menu not available.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us to celebrate Christmas Eve. We offer special prix fixe and regular menu.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New year with Taste on Melrose! We offer special 3 course prix fixe menu to celebrate 2020. Regular menu not available.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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What 2785 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. We ordered the sweet potato steak fries, truffle oil mac & cheese, Wagyu meatballs pasta, and Wagyu beef burger. High quality food with affordable prices. Highly recommend and would return.

J
Miami
124 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

K
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to taste multiple times and it is always a good experience, great location, great space, great food.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Entree (meatballs) was served cold when it should have been hot. Server got our order wrong twice. Cocktail was mediocre. Very disappointed.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating. Love it here. Great food, great service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular service and atmosphere. Food was beautiful and highly recommended. Brunch was perfect and they have an amazing unlimited mimosa special for $22. 1.5 hour limit. Must go place.

SD
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and company. Taste always delivers a great evening.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great as always, just a little odd for the second visit we ordered our drinks at least ten minutes before our appetizers but still got our appetizers before our drinks. One dish was also a pasta dish ordered with brown rice noodles, and it came with regular and it took awhile to flag down the waiter to get it taken back and replaced. Overall though still a good time with great food!

ZH
London
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu with diverse ingredients. The entrance to the restaurant is modest, with more seating in the back, either in the open courtyard or new (looking) extension the back. Incredibly great value.

JE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We especially love Brunch at TASTE. The internal courtyard is nice and chill and dog friendly. The staff is friendly and attentive. We always leave happy!

SM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I've been going there for many years and always loved it but we had amazingly bad service, all the food was served very late, we started with a terrible waiter and five of the hot dishes came out cool to lukewarm (one very undercooked and a steak was very overcooked) from sitting for so long and not being served. The people at the next table had a different and far superior waiter and although they were seated long after we were, their food came hot and quickly. When asked, an employee explained that they were busy in a staff meeting. On a Saturday night during dinner! Our party of 8 was very disappointed in the service for this special occasion and five of them were equally disappointed in the quality. Two ordered the same dishes they had many times previously but stated that their dishes were not as good as on all the prior visits so they surmised that there is a new chef as well as new and inexperienced staff there now.

GF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have 3 small plates that were delicious and the staff was very attentive while we took our time dining. We had several nice cocktails and they even came by when the late night happy hour menu was available. Love the indoor and outdoor spaces and how they connect. Just a great find.

C
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A quite lunch outside, a beautiful California day. It doesn't come any better.

J
Miami
125 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andre was great

OT
London
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice relaxed atmosphere and Like the interior design. Selection of food was great for vegans and/or vegetarians. Great cocktails; nice and attentive staff. My vegan pasta was good but a little bland, otherwise great. They serve large portions!

TM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The valet was clearly overwhelmed and alone for Sunday brunch. I eventually parked my own car. He later backed it deep into a different space against a thorny bush! So like 1 star for valet. And it was $7 if I recall. Yes, I tipped him 3 to make it an even 10. Anyhow... the place was absolutely packed at 1:30 pm. Yet, there were available reservations, which luckily I had made one. They sat us quickly, but we waited quite a while for service. But the waiter was great and pretty attentive from that point. We got Bloody Marys , since Bloody Maria is no longer part of the brunch menu. It was clearly a house made mix or I'm crazy. Well, maybe both. But I digress. Anyway, the drinks were delicious, but lacking any and all salt or Worcestershire it seemed. We salted them and journeyed on. It was at least 30 minutes before food arrived, but it was all delicious! I have been here a few times, but never brunch. Honestly due to valet and the wait for the food - I may or may not be back for brunch. But it was a nice afternoon on a sunny patio with the beautiful people eating the delicious food!

AR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Taste. We went there to celebrate our anniversary, they had a greeting card at the reception as soon as we checked in. They also gave us a round of. champagne as soon as we sat down, that was a nice touch. The food was really good and service was excellent. Will definitely be back!

MI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taste was delightful, the patio was really pretty but ate inside. Very nice ambiance, dimly lit, not super quiet, but not crazy loud either. Food was great, I recommend the filet mignon, perfectly cooked and seasoned with very crispy and tasty frites. Over all, great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taste on Melrose has the most delicious food and excellent service. I went here for a birthday dinner and we couldn’t have been more pleased. The ambience is really nice, with just the right amount of people and not too much noise. We especially liked the garden terrace, which was beautiful! All of the staff was very friendly and helpful. We Will definitely be back!

J
Miami
125 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great experience! Wagyu meatballs and burger are must haves.

R
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went here for West Hollywood food and drink week. The food and atmosphere were both spot on and it was a great deal!

MK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing breakfast burrito. Cute atmosphere. Recommend getting the mimosa carafe.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was really nice but the host was rude.

MR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for brunch, but the menu could get a revamp..even just having an option for basic breakfast would be welcome. Still, great space, good food, and fun people watching. Great neighborhood pick—just make sure to make a reservation during the weekend!

N
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very reasonably priced. We ordered the fixed price 2 course special. We had a tortilla soup that came out warm , and had to send back. Everything else was ok. Not the most memorable gastronomic experience but well priced.

JJ
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This time it wasn't as good as last. The happy hour menu of wine was the same price as regular. The fish was all skin. The lettuce wraps are my favorite.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with my friend. Experience was great and manager came out and spoke to use and made sure we were having a great time. Will definitely be back again

J
Miami
125 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great as was the food

P
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service great ambiance. Love it.

L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was bland and the service was not that great. The restless too cold and there were too many people walking past us while we were eating. I tried to enjoy myself but definitely didn’t.

HH
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a consistently fine fun experience. TY

B
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience at Taste on Melrose. I always appreciate the consistency in phenomenal food and service each and every time I visit. It’s never a let down spot when I have friends and family visiting from out of town, def. A staple! I love the food selection, something to satisfy all visitors with various dietary restrictions and taste preferences.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment!!!

a
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fit for foodies. Excellent service! Restaurant is laid out to minimize the noise factor.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Delicious food. Nice ambiance. However the waitress was very unavailable. She came over once just to take our orders. We had to leave our table to locate a waiter for water. We had to look for our waitress for our drink orders. We had to look for our waitress for the check. The waitress was essentially unavailable. Poor service. And when we paid the bill she was standing over looking as we wrote the tip. Made for a very uncomfortable situation.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Charming place!

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat in the back Garden area with my two girlfriends for brunch. Was empty when we arrived at 12N - but filled up pretty quickly. Had the breakfast burrito and basil sangria- both hit the spot.

J
Miami
125 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious
But service not up to Tortilla Republic
It took a half an hour for our appetizer tobarrive

MB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Out of town family visiting

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