Taste on Melrose

4.6
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2896 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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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Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Taste Spicy Margarita Kit

Takeout

$50.00 per order

Prepaid

Starting May 2, 2020·Sun-Tue 12:00PM-8:00PM, Sat 12:00PM-8:00PM

jalapeno infused cazadores tequila or

el silencio mezcal, lime juice, agave, jalapeño

Complimentary specials

20% OFF YOUR MEAL

Must notify Server prior to Ordering / Can't be combined with Specials

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)

Frisky Fridays

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

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.

Thursday are Little Fridays!

Enjoy half off martinis every Thursday! Come thirsty.

What 2896 people are saying
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Aley
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I went here for my birthday brunch and was really excited for the date. However, it took a very long time for my table to be served. The waiter was super kind, he was just a bit neglectful, maybe because it was understaffed? I'm not sure. But it just seemed like it was he would only come back to us every 30mins. So we got our mimosas, he made sure they were filled regularly, but there's only so long that we can survive off of liquor before you start to get graggy from hunger. Overall, I'm pretty sure we were there for an hour before we got our food and that really declined the overall experience.

Now, was the food good when it finally came? ABSOLUTELY. And the overall ambiance was really beautiful. And the portions were great. But man, that wait was a killer.

I'll go back tho, just hope the service improved.

JK
JanK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable. Good food and not overpriced. Elegant without being scene-y.

FM
FaithM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, really cute atmosphere & great food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, and overall really enjoyable time

PG
vipParkerGreen
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely birthday brunch here!! The service was very friendly and helpful and they wrote a lovely note for me!
Loved my food and the bottomless. The patio was also lovely. A wonderful time!

EH
EmilyH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is fantastic! But it was super cramped and LOUD. Apparently, there is a DJ that performs on the weekends in the atrium. Would love to eat here again, but probably would not go on Friday night.

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claudiam
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A bit pricey but the food was good, the service was excellent, ambiance was bright and cheery, not too noisy.

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vipluv2dine
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I got sick. My burger was served with a salad that looked old and had bugs. The waiter was not very attentive, and the noise made it almost impossible to have a conversation. It was very disappointing.

TA
vipTheAnonymousDiner
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place — and have to say, I always feel the management is largely responsible for it. They are always very attentive & accommodating. It’s no wonder the food and service are consistently fantastic. Please keep up the excellent work.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was a very good experience and the door Gal Jennie is truly amazing and made my experience more lovely and our waiter was on point, but the food this time around was way to salty and I kinda didn’t eat it much and kinda didn’t do anything about it.

I J’aDore TASTE and thank you for the experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
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.

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Badexperience
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
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.

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Ron2
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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.

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vipRobert
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Favorite neighborhood restaurant -always a good meal!

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OpenTable Diner
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
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very relaxed atmosphere, great for business or catching up w/ friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
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
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place, limited vegan menu

J
vipJoel
Miami
130 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

EG
vipElianeG
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
vipSb773
Los Angeles
5 reviews