Taste on Melrose

4.7
2434 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Californian
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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
Additional
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
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Specials

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.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 5, 2018

Ends: November 6, 2117

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

Thursday are Little Fridays!

Enjoy half off martinis every Thursday! Come thirsty.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 1, 2018

Ends: November 2, 2117

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for Christmas Eve celebration. We will be offering regular menu along with holiday inspired prix fixe dinner menu. Make your reservation today!

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate 2019 at Taste! We are offering a special 4 course prix fixe menu at $75.00 per person. Enjoy your evening with sounds by DJ Smedium.

Monday, December 31, 2018

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Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM

What 2434 People Are Saying
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J
Miami
67 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always

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s
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you like plant based options, Taste has a great vegan menu.

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AA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and so were the drinks!! I was one of the opening staff when the restaurant opened and am very happy to see that it is still there and thriving (hopefully) and the food is still great quality and the ambiance is wonderful :)

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taste is and always has been my favorite place to take people for dinner, brunch or lunch. Its consistent and always makes a great impression. Love this place!

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D
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was very good! Nice low key on Melrose!

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i
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taste is our go-to place when we have friends and family visiting from out of town. We also walk over quite regularly for a nice dinner or drinks. We absolutely love Taste!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service is fantastic, as is the ambience. Food is ok, at least what ...we had was just ok. Calamari was terrible. Salmon salad was above average.

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LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great ambiance. Had the meatball appetizer, wild bass, skirt steak and house wine. Def a favorite place in LA.

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R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and cocktails.

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L
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great meal. The atmosphere is nice too.

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m
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meatballs I’ve ever had. Four meals and four happy customers. We will be back.

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j
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taste is one of our regular spots because the food is just so good. Love the scene & location.

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NG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff are so friendly, and I loved that they help recommend menu items.
As soon as they found out I had an allergy listed, they wanted more information to avoid any issues in the kitchen! THE BEST! Will be back, thank you!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good drinks and decent wine pours, food was fantastic and service was attentive. Spaces were tight but that made it cozy. Good job!

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M
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Sunday Brunch with a friend and totally fell in love with this place! Great food, great service, great ambience... definitely will be going back

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h
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and atmosphere.
Have been here few times and every time i try to sit in a different area to experience the restsurant

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were bd for our surrounding tables. Thanks for letting us blast thank u, next. Xoxox

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ML
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always receive a top quality experience at Taste. This is the restaurant I always introduce out of town guests to. The food, service and atmosphere are what keep me coming back time and again.

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JL
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant. The chicken wasn’t quite how I liked it but they were happy to give me a new dish and not charge me for it. Outstanding!

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R
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Extremely slow service, dirty beer glasses and food prepared wrong

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H
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience the short rib tacos were so good, loved the tortillas. The server was so sweet and the Manager stop by to chat with us. I will be back for sure

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Great ambience!

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F
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

After shopping on Melrose, we stopped into Taste. Every single service interaction (hostess and waitress) was poor. Food was average. Definitely won't be back.

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TL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for Thanksgiving and all of the food was amazing. the service was great as well and i had a really nice holiday :)

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L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I thought the service was slow at times, and then the food runners rushed other courses before we had finished with one course. The servers need training. Also, they really messed up when a friend called in a credit card number to wish us a happy anniversary by partially paying for our dinner, and the server(s) messed and never applied the gift charge. The thanksgiving food was good but the service was not, such as not refilling beverages, rushing courses, waiting for attention, then being rushed to meet "reservation schedule". Your service needs to match your food.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The thanksgiving menu was quite yummy. I had the tofurkey, which was surprisingly flavorful. I enjoyed it much more than expected!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving. I love this Restaurant. Best pork chop in LA and excellent Mac n cheese.

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WH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Thanksgiving was very nice here. All of the food, with the exception of the brussels sprouts, was tasty, and the portion sizes were on the generous side.

The brussels sprouts, oddly, were so smoky as to be inedible - I'm not sure, as they did not appear more than slightly charred, how they go that way. No matter, the rest of the food made up for it!

I would definitely do a holiday meal here again.

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KT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

First of all we got there with out a reservation and she said it would be 10 mins well I decided to go ahead and make a reservation... the host then made us wait until 5 mins past the reservation time instead of seating us after the 10 mins. The atmosphere was sooo rude as there were 20 open tables and she insteaded we sat outside...

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m
Mexico City
17 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought this place was wonderful. First, I love that there were several different rooms with different ambiances to sit in. The restaurant wasn't crowded so we were able to move from a table next to a noisy group to a quieter one in the garden. Because it was outside and a bit chilly, we sat under a heater, but there were blankets on each chair as well, which made it cozy. Mostly, the tables are far apart, so I assume you can have a relatively quiet meal even when it's full. The service was terrific. Every time we asked for something, our requests were received with a smile, and our waiter was warm and friendly and professional. I've had food delivered from Taste, but never dined in and am so glad I did. My friend had the vegan "Impossible Burger," which she insisted I try. It was so Taste-y! We didn't know if the impossible in the title meant that it was impossible to eat (it's on a really BIG bun) or if it meant that it was impossible to believe it wasn't meat. Either way, I highly recommend it... and this is coming from a non-vegan. I had the tasting menu which was perfect and quite a good a good deal, $24.00 for a salad and main course and just $20.00 if I had added a desert. I had the beet salad with gorgonzola cheese and the chicken paillard. Both were excellent! Unfortunately, I was too full for dessert, which means I have to return... which I'm looking forward to doing very soon!

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MM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food, great ambience and aesthetic, would highly recommend!

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AM
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taste is one of my favorite restaurants! I crave the Kobe meatballs, and the key lime pie is amazing. Always a great choice.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taste never disappoints!

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MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to go to Taste and introduce the restaurant to friends. Great atmosphere and food.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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LO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant, quiet good food, nice staff good service. Thanks!

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LA
Macau
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful venue for a lovely meal with friends. Been there many times and still excellent quality. Dine in the courtyard for the olive trees and under the stars

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GG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service could improve, bottomless mimosas not strong at all it should be bottomless OJ for $21.00 a pop. Food was good.

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DL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service from our waiter. They do have a weird pet policy that does not allow dogs to sit on the owner's lap. The lady manager did not have the courage to bring up the policy when she came by our table. She sent the hostess to break the bad news instead...must be afraid of confrontation.

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c
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Did not appreciate the high top seating. We were right up against the bar which was 3 deep with people who kept bumping into us. Food and ambiance were good.

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