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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


Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Cosy Family Thanksgiving 3 Course Prix Fix menu $55 per person. Roast Turkey, Prime Rib and all your fixings. Pumpkin Crunch, Chocolate Bread Pudding, etc. Vegan options available. Regular menu not available

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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (34)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Great for Lunch (25)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Good for a Date (21)
Fun (21)
Great for Brunch (20)
Cozy (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Healthy (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Romantic (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Happy Hour (7)
People Watching (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tapas (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Organic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Jessica made our experience amazing, such great service!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Love TASTE. Been coming here for years. Great food, great atmosphere, great staff.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It wasn't that the atmosphere was dingy. It wasn't even that the food was bad. They simply acted like they didn't care! My friend and I went for happy hour, looking for a relatively upscale-casual restaurant in WeHo. I had made a reservation on OpenTable, and when my friend who got there before me said that we had reservations, they said that my reservation was nowhere to be found, even though I had gotten a confirmation from OpenTable. The servers were apathetic at best, never brought my friend's drink (and still charged her for it), and when we asked to split the bill of 3 items, they got the item breakdown wrong. I really, really wanted to like this restaurant. But I was not impressed.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a great time at taste as always the food was wonderful and our server Athens was fantastic

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Honestly, it was a disappointment. We ordered the Mac n cheese w lobster, the truffle oil pizza and both lacked much taste at all. Our waitress was Morgan, attentive, professional a great server.

When one makes a reservation and indicates that it is a special occasion then acknowledge it. Or don’t ask. For what had the anticipation of a great evening ended up being the opposite.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Had a great birthday celebration with 12 people. Fast efficient service and very attentive waiters. I would go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

i was very pleasantly surprised. A friend recommended it and it was just as she said. I do think, however, that the delicious salad at the beginning of the meal (beet, etc) was a bit small. My son's chicken was a very good portion, as was my pasta. The dessert, however, was FANTASTIC! I had key lime pie and it was probably one of the best I have ever tasted. I will definitely go back there again. There was a mixup in the bill which the waiter straightened out, but I found it kind of curious to make a mistake and charge us double. But since this was my first time at the restaurant I didn't think too much of it... all in all, a good meal, The servers helping the waiter were fantastic!

Tags: Quick Bite, Cozy, Healthy, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Casual, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

This was my first time trying out OpenTable for my girlfriend’s birthday & I was very happy with this restaurant. The ambiance was beautiful, the service was great & the food was amazing. I would definitely come back again!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

As always, Taste delivers. The nest customer service of any restaurant anywhere. Thank you!!!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

First time visit. Delicious food, friendly staff, super location.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wonderful dining experience! We had the special Brussels sprouts appetizer and loved it so much we ordered another. The service was stellar. We love coming here.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Entrees took over an hour due to some "back up" in the kitchen. When meal finally did arrive it was the wrong order. I was so hungry at that point I did not send it back, but should have since we were charged full price for the wrong order. My date's side of mac n cheese was watery. Waiter came by very infrequently and only offered bread as we waited for our meals. Everything went wrong this time at Taste. We're very disappointed

Tags: Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Perfect spot for a quick bite and drinks! Happy hour is awesome, prices are so reasonable with delicious food. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Thanks for the birthday card!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great food, great service and lively decor. Excellent spot!

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Cute spot on Melrose...great for lunch! The blackened salmon tacos were so delicious, but a little messy! You can sit on the front patio or back courtyard. Super cute place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good food & our server was nice but the place was really loud. Not the best place for a business meeting.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Sunday brunch was so noisy we were yelling to hear one another and they seated six people at the four person table next to us. The food seemed mediocre. The wait person was excellent in spite of the overcrowding. It seemed they were squeezing in as many as possible for the money. . Once back on the street on Melrose it seemed quiet in comparison.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

A great neighborhood place for brunch or quick bite. Friendly wait staff and management
Bottomless mimosas on Sunday
Great food

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Nice atmosphere and ambiance but ...... I really think the food can be better.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Went to Taste for my sons birthday lunch. They had a handwritten birthday card waiting. We sat on the inside patio which was beautiful. The drinks and food were delicious and got dessert they brought out key lime pie with a candle. Special place for a special day!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Wonderful as always! However The fries came out cold and were not very good. The server could tell we were unhappy with them and had the manager check in with us. I believe his name was Brandon. He was super sweet and brought us out two spring rolls that the chef made especially for us. What a wonderful experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Didn’t have a birthday treat :(

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal and the decor is really cute and relaxed.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Enjoyed the restaurant very much. Manager was quite helpful. Server was extremely warm and friendly, though perhaps not totally on his game.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Wonderful service from our charming waitress... The special was wonderful and the bread pudding was awesome! The management was super friendly and made sure everything was perfect!

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Service was excellent! Cute, trendy spot with an awesome atmosphere. Tried four different tapas and loved them all!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

First time dining at this location left much to be desired. The staff was attentive and we were seated fairly quickly, however, it took what felt like 20 minutes to get the drinks and 30 + minutes AFTER that to get the food. I don't think I ever had to wait that long at a restaurant. The food was okay but the portion of the steak and the fish were so small that two people from our party left pretty hungry still. Will unfortunately not be returning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We are very spoiled with restaurants... this one gives you very good food and it is fairly priced.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My friend and I made a reservation because we realized they had Saturday happy hour and I'm so glad we did. Their Apple and carmelized onion pizza was so good we ended up getting 2. And their drinks were tasty AND strong. We are definitely going to come back again!

Tags: Bar Seating, Tapas, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I've been coming here for years and there were several hiccups this weekend. The reserved table wasn't ready and we were given a terrible table. There were lots of other tables but they were saving them for large parties that didn't show up although I'd asked if we could sit elsewhere. Since we were already waiting a while, that was frustrating. I was very specific about leaving a couple of items off due to a medical condition and was brought the wrong item twice. I don't think it's a good idea to have one person take your order and another deliver it since the server had no idea what I asked for and the excuse I was given was pretty much BS. The diners at the next table saw that my food was delivered to the table twice and volunteered that I was crystal clear when I ordered and I repeated it before he left the table to recap. This is the second time I had this happen (where my order came incorrectly twice!!) when I came on a weekend at lunch so I think I'll stick to dinners only since it looks like you get the B-team during lunch on a Saturday or Sunday. Lesson learned.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food, great ambience as always! We love Taste!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Went back to Taste for lunch. Had the same salad 'cause I love it! Hubby had the BLT. As usual, all was great. Food, service and ambiance.....definate re-do again!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This is a neighborhood favorite of ours. Taste always makes for a lovely dining experience. I have brought my mother for dinner and for their Mother's Day Brunch. I have been for their New Year's Eve party and their Fourth of July BBQ Luncheon as well as several tasty dinners. They have a daily prix fixe menu that I enjoy with either the 2-course or 3-course option. On this particular evening, my mother and I both had their Chicken Tortilla Soup as a starter and inhaled the delicious Crispy Parmesan Chicken Paillard entree. It is really good! I have also had their Risotto, which is quite delectable and other items, which I have always enjoyed. In addition to a stockpile of crafted cocktails, they also have a rather notable wine list.
They recently (a year or so ago) expanded and now have a large covered patio in the back of the restaurant if you want the outdoor experience but there are no tables available on the front patio. My favorite spot is always in one of the big bay windows (it used to be a house) that overlook the front patio giving you that outside-dining-feel while still being inside and up higher.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Amazing service and food! Thank you for making our celebration special!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This restaurant was loud and packed for Sunday brunch, so it is obviously very popular. However, the service was lacking and we did not consume any of our food or drinks, because they were not edible. We left and went to brunch at another restaurant.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great place for Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas. Service is attentive. Food is tasty. Environment is comfortable.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We enjoyed our meal very much. Everything tasted delicious and fresh. Our waitress was excellent and it was her first day on the job. I read their happy hour menu. It sounded great. We were too late this time, but will come back to try it again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Quick Bite, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great service and food. Would definitely come back again!

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

Parmesan chicken and beet salad were both very good and reasonably priced.

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