Taste on Melrose

4.6
2304 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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Delivery or takeout
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 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
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Phone number
(323) 852-6888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Louis Huh
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Catering
Small or Large parties - in house catering available.

Please contact: Events Coordinator P: 323.852.6668 #3
or email: manager@ilovetaste.com

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


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Neighborhood
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Cross street
La Cienega Blvd.
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Parking details
Street Parking also valet parking at $6.50
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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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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 2304 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 14 hours ago

Came from Brookline,MA, picked restaurant randomly.
Great choice.
Travis Hayes was our waiter.
Wonderful service
Thank you Travis

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2.0Dined a day ago

Server was in a mood. Said she thought the 8oz Kobe Beef Burger was gross since I’m assuming she’s vegan.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Really great food and atmosphere for brunch!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food and service! Great vegan options too.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I love this place for lunch! Great salads and atmosphere. Just relaxing and easy in between shopping and gym. Great menu choices and especially if you are on a special diet.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service at reasonable prices for lunch; outdoor patio is beautiful for when it's not a hundred degrees outside.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Wonderful ambience, delicious food (Kobe meatballs and mushroom risotto a must) understated neighborhood gem on Melrose Ave. Attentive wait staff and cozy vibe.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

went for birthday brunch. great food and friendly waitress. i had the huevos rancheros.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Troppo buio

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The French toast was wonderful and the hole and one is a must have. Kat our server was super friendly and took great care of us.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Seriously, one of the best places in LA. AMAZING food and staff, always. Grazie tante!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Wonderful restaurant and excellent service. Very happy with my visit.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

We went to Taste for a pre-concert dinner. The food was great! really fresh and flavorful. Beets and sweet potatoes for appetizers (so yummy and not "typical"), Kobe burger was lovely with mushrooms; pasta was flavorful and the quinoa salad was refreshing. We had attentive service but it was not overbearing. It wasn't very crowded when we were there, because it was early in the evening, but I can imagine that its busy later. We appreciated being able to hold a conversation without raising our voices. I look forward to returning and exploring the menu more!

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1.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Food was bad - breakfast burrito was tasteless and the flagship mac and cheese was dry and unappetizing.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We got sat on a table under a fan, that wasn't working on one of the hottest days in LA. The server was great, but the food was mediocre, and value...Fastfood offers better food.

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1.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We came with my boyfriend on crutches after a severe leg injury and they couldn’t have been less accommodating. They paraded us up and down steps past empty table after table which were “reserved” even though we had a reservation also. They finally sat us in the last table in the restaurant. The room smelled like a college bar with old alcohol and we didn’t even get our coffee for 30+ minutes. Do not come here.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The short rib was way too salty.
The veggie burgers were amazing as well as the sweet potato fries.
Wine overpriced for the winery it’s from.

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Made reservations for 8:30, wasn't seated til 9:05. We we seated indoors when we specifically asked to sit outdoors in our reservation (and there were two open tables outdoors). I had to find the host to ask to be moved outside, which was met with a heavy sigh a wait game and then seated. Our waiter literally had us waiting long periods of time between courses, was extremely uncordial (though he was super nice to the couple behind us - go figure). It took an additional 15 minutes from asking for the check to actually receiving the check.

The food was very mediocre (the menu describes them amazingly, but the final product was underwhelming) and bland. The salmon was very fishy, the fried chicken literally tasted like plain breaded Trader Joe chicken tenders, the olive oil cake was dry, and the s'mores literally just looked and tasted like deconstructed Rocky road ice cream and tasted like such.

Was a memorable experience, only in the fact that I will remember not to visit this restaurant again.

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2018

It was not as good as the first time we went. We tried Dine L.A. menu and the food was just ok. The dessert was not good. Regular menu had better food.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

So good the salads were to die for. Little noisy but what do you expect would def go back

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Second time here for Dine LA week. 3 courses for $29, can't beat the price. Grilled peach as starter was very good, refreshing in a summer night. Entree and desert were only okay, fries was very good tho. I finished a bucket all by myself.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Nina took wonderful care of us and reminded us when Taste was a small restaurant, years ago. Now it’s large and busy but the menu is still excellent and the old standbys are still there! Fun place.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Our server was excellent but food was just okay.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Great fried chicken sandwich. Awesome sweet potato fries. Burrata each salad and lobster Benedict with a non happy hour and a Sunday happy hour beer. Boont amber. All great we will be back!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Love Taste on Melrose! It’s always consistent - great food, great service, great options!

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1.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Not good food at all dishes were not tasteful. Service was bad.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Family visiting from out of country... We had a very nice family dinner. Everyone was helpful and very accommodating. We got dessert sent to our table at the end of the dinner. Very nice gesture. I love Taste!!!!! I like to support my neighborhood business. I come to Taste often and it never disappointed me,

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

This place never disappoints. It is fine casual dining. It’s in a great area with lots of stores nearby and good people watching.

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3.0Dined on July 17, 2018

We sat outside on the patio and they really need to invest in a citronella candle for the flies. Horrible!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great service, food & location. What more can you ask for in LA!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Delicious, we had two orders of grilled artichokes they were so good, I had chicken Paillard , so good...

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1.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Very bad and slow service

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Loved the food and the service. Both locations are fantastic!

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

It was my second time at Taste and I reconfirmed my initial experience - the food has no flavor. And it lacks salt big time, which normally enhances flavor. I went for dine la this time and both the appetizer and entree were super boring to say the least. The dessert though!!! It was a deconstructed graham cracker and it was fantastic.

Service was meh. But it was dine la so I understand . Though they weren’t that busy. Overall, great location, great on paper, needs spices and salt! So the food execution is extremely cautious. If you are into food, try another place.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Delicious food, great service and super cool ambiance

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

The food was great and we really appreciated the atmosphere and service. Would highly recommend it!

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2.0Dined on July 9, 2018

We went here for lunch. because of yelp having great reviews! We will never go back, it took us waiting 15 min when we got to our table , then we had to ask to be waited on. Waiter was not overly friendly nor the rest of the staff. Very snooty and we are paying customers just like everyone else.
We then went to Sur for dinner later and it blew Taste of Melrose AWAY! Excellent in food and service!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

First time to Taste and we loved it! We were seated in the bar area which was really cool- great ambiance, cool crowd and cool in general during this LA heat wave! We started with a Bloody Mary and cinnamon bun which was to die for!! So good! Food was awesome- my friend had the Avocado Toast and I had the Hole in One- I don’t think that was the actual name!! Anyway, it was a poached egg nestled in brioche toast w mushrooms and sauce. Yummy!! I will be back for sure!!

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1.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Terrible service. It took 20 minutes after we sat down to even get water. In addition, when we got our food, my friend received a dish completely different than what she ordered. Like not even close.... so not sure how that happened. There were also flies everywhere which was pretty gross and distracting.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

I am never disappointed. The food is always amazing and the service is stellar! Everyone I take to Taste on Melrose is so surprised they have never been here. I am too, because who wouldn't want to know about Taste. It is every bit correct in the name "Taste"! I love it and have been going since it opened its doors. If you haven't been you must go~!

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