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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Celebrate the joy with Taste On Melrose this Holiday Season! Christmas Eve will feature $49 Prix Fixe & our regular menu will also be available. Enjoy the magic of the season while we take care of the rest!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year with Taste On Melrose! 2018 brings you our incredible $75 Prix Fixe menu! (regular menu not available ) Enjoy the magic of 2018 while we take care of the rest!

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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
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (31)
Great for Lunch (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
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Good for a Date (22)
Fun (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Great for Brunch (20)
Comfort Food (14)
Cozy (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Healthy (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Romantic (10)
Quick Bite (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Toronto)·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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vip
 (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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