Taste on Melrose

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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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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.

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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.

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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 2739 People Are Saying
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J
Miami
108 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

PD
Palm Springs
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect date!

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DP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was inedible

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday had an amazing time. Definitely will go back!

S
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing and they made my birthday extra special

EG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect table
Our server Bryant was amazing,
Delicious and very creative tuna poke with roasted pineapple.
Dark chocolate mousse with no dairy —- fab!!!
Yum!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Jessica was an awesome server.

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

Awesome food!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bachelorette brunch

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A
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. They have several vegan options as well.

R
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent festive restaurant, great food and a waitress with a terrific personality and energy that made it all come together--Jessica. Total recommend!

EH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was good. But too many flys at patio seat.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Just not what I expected. Food was ehhh and service sucked. Probably would never go back.

I
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my all time faves in LA! Great service, great food, great cocktails. You can’t go wrong!

EG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, friendly atmosphere. You can actually have a conversation!
Creative menu- very tasty. Waldorf salad. And blackened salmon on soft tortillas- yummy.
Several choices for seating- indoor near bar
Outdoor patio or Atrium
Jost go and see for yourself- Celebrate or quiet twosome

s
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a business lunch. The table was secluded and private. The waiter was courteous and attentive. The menu looked amazing. The food was very good but not special.

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

Thx for being so accommodating for us when an extra random person showed up! Super super nice - we will be back for sure! :)

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food.

J
Miami
108 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mark was great

CL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent. Service was sub-par, to be honest. It was tasty thought.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

It took over an hour to get our food after we ordered. And only received a half-hearted apology

JJ
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood gem! Food is off the hook! Service is amazing! Love the appetizers and dinner! LOVE THIS PLACE!

G
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a wonderful Lunch!! The salmon tacos were amazingly fresh and yummy 😋. The service by Clayto was superb. I want to try out your happy hour and brunch as well.

ER
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The hostess that seated us was super accommodating. Although the food is amazing, my food looked like it was thrown on the plate and wasn't given a full portion size of my side item.

OT
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Table for 4 near front entry. Delicious food. All enjoyed. Sometimes service was spotty but mostly great.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Okay drinks, very slow service, food was not great/subpar. Nice atmosphere and great people watching. Good for dietary restrictions. Wouldn’t recommend or come back.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress was super nice! It was our anniversary and they even gave us a little card, so generous of them. Food and cocktails were great! Would definitely dine again!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome and great

d
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
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
60 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
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 on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DH
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
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
108 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
108 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service can be improved
Not up to Tortilla Republic

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