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About Taste on Melrose

Taste on Melrose is Melrose Avenue friendliest neighbor, homey yet sophisticated. With its relaxed setting, updated 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.

8454 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

Cross Street:
La Cienega Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 852-6888

Website:
http://www.ilovetaste.com/

Catering:
Small or Large parties - in house or off site full catering available.

Please contact: Richard Baker P: 323.630.3340
or email: catering@ilovetaste.com

You can also get more information and see pictures of our previous events on our Facebook page : ilovetasteEvents


Parking Details:
Street Parking also valet parking at $6.50

Executive Chef:
Louis Huh

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Discovery Mondays with Half off Bottles of Wine
Grilled Cheese Tuesdays
Farmers Market Thursday Dinner
Monthly Full Moon Aphrodisiac Nights


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Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Taste on Melrose can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Taste on Melrose Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (31)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
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Fun (22)
Good for a Date (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Great for Brunch (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Romantic (14)
Healthy (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Cozy (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Happy Hour (11)
People Watching (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Authentic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Scenic View (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Tapas (3)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

The service was amazing! So fun and nice

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

Un ristorante grazioso su Melrose. Ambiente molto buio. Servizio sollecito e cortese, cibo buono ma non straordinario. Prezzo nella media.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed meeting friends here for dinner. They've expanded the space much more on the inside so dont be fooled by what you see at the entrance! They have a nice outdoor courtyard area which is here we were seated. They had a DineLA offer and their regular menu - everything was great. Good value for money, quality service and comfy ambiance.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Good place to stop for a bite. Casual LA at it's best

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

I’ve been to taste a few times and normally everything is excellent. My last time there was just okay - food was good, but service was kind of slow. I had lipstick that wasn’t mine on my glass which kinda grossed me out. I had notes on my reservation we were at taste for a special occasion ( promotion) there was no candle on the dessert we ordered. So my experience was sub-par.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

The food and service was delicious

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great portion a bit small

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Taste on Melrose was so friendly and kind to us, and made our birthday brunch for our friend a wonderful experience! They had our table ready when we arrived on time. The food came out quite quickly and was delicious. What made everything special was how attentive the server and manager were to our celebration. The birthday girl got a card, a delicious slice of pie and a gift card! We had such as good experience, it completely made our 1.5 hour drive to Los Angeles worth it!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

I came for the Dine LA tasting menu. For the first course, I ate the burrata and persimmon salad, which was light but still full of flavor. My entree was the riced cauliflower risotto. It was a tad rich, but that was evened out with the vegetables in the dish. I had looked at the menu online prior to coming, and mushrooms had been listed in the ingredients of the dish. They were, however, not on the menu in the restaurant so I checked with the server. He confirmed that there were no mushrooms in the dish. The risotto did unfortunately come with mushrooms as a pretty central ingredient, but when I let the server know, the manager came to thank me for letting them know and take care of my meal. I really appreciated the gesture especially since I still enjoyed the dish other than that element. The meal was finished with a Nutella and hazelnut bread pudding, which was insanely delicious but also a little rich so maybe not the best to pair with the risotto. Overall, I had a great experience. The level of service and quality of the food completely made up for the mistake. I will gladly return.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great spot for a work dinner. Lively location with great apps that can be shared. Wish some of the entrees were bigger though.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Awesome place. Great ambiance and outside seating.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good food! Friendly service!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and the expansion of the original location is excellent

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing food, great atmosphere and superb service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Perfect food, Wonderful service, kind management, and great location.
The Chicken Paillard was extremely good.
Our server Morgan made the experience even better... we will be back soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Authentic, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Live Sports, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Vegan, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

First time at Taste and it was a great experience. My guest was visiting from Iowa where there was extreme winter weather and enjoyed eating outside during January! The server was very helpful and all the food delicious.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We booked a table here for dinner before a show at the Groundlings Theater nearby, quick ride to make the show. Something to please everyone in our diverse group of 5.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Lovely food, table was in the dark!i like romantic ambiance, but using phone flashlight to read the menu spoils the mood a bit. Otherwise, sangria was excellent, sunchokes pleased even our teen and the meatballs were great. If we weren’t from out town, we’d be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was amazing as usual, the service was also excellent. The reason I gave it a middling grade on ambiance is because of factors that had nothing to do with the service or the food. After waiting to be seated, despite having a reservation, we were seated in the small room with only about 4 tables, to my utter delight. I've requested that room before and not been seated there. After telling the friends that I had invited and the person who seated us that it's my favorite room and how happy I was that we were seated there since though still a bit noisy, it's the quietest spot in the restaurant, we were making our menu selections and chatting about the entrees and I was making recommendations.
Then we were disturbed by a man, maybe a manager, since he was not the one who seated us. He asked us if we would move to accommodate a larger party. In unison, we all said no. Considering how many times I requested the room when I made the reservation and was not seated there and considering how many times I requested to avoid the main room by the window when I made the reservation and was denied that as well, I thought it was tacky and ill-mannered to ask us to move because someone else requested it after we were seated and after I'd already announced that it was my favorite room as we were seated.
When I have asked to be moved to anywhere but outside and where I had been seated on many occasions, I was always told no. This is restaurant 101, don't ask customers with reservations to move after they have been seated and have already expressed that they are happy with their table. He did not apologize for this affront and while I have introduced dozens of people to this place over the years, it's a rookie move. The service was excellent by the server. When I was there in September, I had a terrible seat and terrible service and they brought me the wrong item twice! I wish it were more consistent in terms of service.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very cute ambiance! Dined w/ a group of 6. Had a very yummy cucumber 🥒 cocktail ! And the mac and cheese 🧀 is soooo amazing!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a group of 9 people gathered for our monthly brunch. The waitress was one of the worst servers I have ever encountered and we have eaten all over Los Angeles. She was rude, argumentative and non attentive. In fact, most of the wait staff was this way, with the exception of the busboy who was the only one who listened to us. Overall things that we asked for were never brought to us or we had to as 2 or three times. We were charged for fruit on our plates which the waitress claimed she told us was an additional $1.50 (we were charged $2.00 on our bill) when we questioned it, she said "Well, if you're going to argue over $4, then just take it off the bill and have a Merry Christmas. " Her tone was dismissive and defensive. To be fair, the manager did offer us a $60 in gift cards to return for another meal. I don't think I will ever return here.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great selection of drinks. Boring bland food. Lobster Benedict was overpriced with so so lobster. Good cappuccino. I make better French toast. Salmon salad was fresh and simple, but nothing special.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing food!!! Everything looked, sounded and ended up tasting fantastic. Definitely recommend the meatballs as an appetizer!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great atmosphere, good food, good service, good value

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Brunch with the husband. Beautiful decor, great food

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Taste on Melrose is one of the best spots in all of LA. Thank you!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My experience at taste was overall great, the service was good, the food was good. What I don’t like is everything is so crammed, tables are close together not enough room

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Usually we're really happy with the food, but this is time it was subpar. I think they were super busy and so rushing to get food out. I would rather have waited another 15 minutes and had a consistent meal. The manager (young guy) was really nice and accomadating.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Seating is a little tight, but all in all, a great place to get a bite and a good cocktail!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Birthday dinner for my guy. The server and the. Habits were kind and respectful.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Absolutely wonderfully my server Nina was super fun and attentive. The Thai cups were so good and gone in 60 seconds. The cocktails were very well crafted and super quick. The manager was super sweet and thank us for coming in.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had Thanksgiving dinner reservation at 7:30 and was told they ran out of turkey. So it was prime rib for Thanksgiving dinner. Jeez....

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This is the second year in a row that we decided to have Thanksgiving dinner at Taste. It was good but last year was by far better. First of all....they cram tables in EVERY available space that they could so they could stuff the place to the gills. There wasn’t very much space between tables so it definitely wasn’t an intimate experience as you got to experience the conversation of the table next to
you and it distracted you from
your own. the food was decent. The menu was pre - selected so you only got
to
choose your entree. The choices were prime rib, salmon, and turkey. I got
the turkey and it was tender and yummy. My boyfriend got
the salmon and he said it was “really good”. The only complaint about the stuffing was that it was a little burnt on the top. The rest of the courses were good. The dessert was worth mentioning. The chocolate bread pudding was amazing, and their pumpkin tart was pretty amazing as well. They had a panna cotta on the desert plate and it was ehhhhh. It tasted almost floral and soapy so we left that one alone. Taste did raise the price from $45 last year to $55 this year and I understand the increase but I think $50 would have been a more fair price. The service was good. Our server was patient as we had already been indulging in holiday spirits so she explained everything for us, never rushed us, and was very pleasant. The experience was decent enough, but it didn’t change much from
the previous year and this year’s Thanksgiving wasn’t quite as memorable as the last one.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Everything about this fine eatery was exquisite

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food on the fixed Thanksgiving menu was fanrastic!! No one in our party, which included some notoriously picky eaters, was disappointed. Service was friendly and quick, but not rushed. We’ll be back, for sure.

Tags: Vegan, Scenic View, Casual, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Reservation made far in advance. Table was stuffed in a corner when many pleasant tables were open. Drinks took forever. Appetizers were mediocre. Waitress was snippy. Definitely not the kind of evening I planned. We left before dinner. That was the BEST move ever!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I found this on a whim while visiting the area for my mine and my fiancé birthday trip. We were both pleased with the ambiance of the place as well as the food, it was really nice for brunch and the server made it even better by bringing out a key lime pie (by far one of the best I've ever had) to complete the dining experience. Although it was noisy at times, it wasn't too bad. I would recommend this to anyone looking for good vibes, food and drinks.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I went for brunch! The cinnamon roll is a MUST! Great drinks and attentive servers. I must say, the seating is VERY cramped and the noise level inside the restaurant was insane. You could barely hear any conversation happening at your table and often, not what the server asked you either. Overall, it is a GREAT place for brunch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Went here for Sunday Brunch! Got the breakfast burrito with potatoes and it was great.. Will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Fun, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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