Tavern - Brentwood
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with potato-lemon gratin, shelling bean, yogurt & almonds
with currant relish, pine nuts & crumbled feta
green harissa, castelvetrano olives, burrata & soft egg
While our welcome was semi-warm, when I asked the host if there was somewhere I could store my colleague's roller luggage he ungraciously pointed.
My colleague and I asked for butter and eggs to be omitted on our avocado toast and the waiter appeared visibly annoyed by our request. When he walked away the person eating with us even said: "it felt like he didn't like your request".
We then received out toast with eggs. They were taken away and returned 15 min later after our friend finished her food with no apology from the server. The only apology we received was from the poor guy rushing our new food out.
After initially greeting our party, our server forgot about us for a while. For several minutes we watched him bustle around empty tables, straightening silverware and napkins for no apparent reason. We gently tried to get his attention to no avail. Finally he came back. He forgot to bring the appetizer, which he didn’t notice until the main course arrived. The French fries, which came with the steak and which we were excited about, were soggy and tasteless. So disappointing, especially for the price. I live in the neighborhood and like to go to Tavern, but I think I’ll give it a pass for a while.
What a mouth-watering delicious dinner! I nearly had to chew the bone and lick the plate the food was so tasty. 100xs better than lunch. I look forward to returning again. It was the perfect dinner for that special out of town guest..
Love the restaurant. Was there twice this past week.
Over cooked food. Servers rushing to clear your plates before your finished. Expectations were at a huge low. Even the manager was pretentious. Never go back. Sorry Susan.
My first chair was dirty with food that had been spilled on the seat. When I asked for another chair, the server simply switched a chair at our table and left the dirty one for the next customer. It should have been removed. Service was poor and slow throughout our meal. Very poor attentiveness or checking to see what we needed. Noise level in atrium was overpowering and I have excellent hearing. The Tavern was a great disappointment to me as I have always heard such good things.
Great spot. Loved it. The food is incredible. Highly recommend
Tavern is one of the quintessential places in LA to celebrate with friends. We loved the seating for 7 and exceptional menu and food preparation. However our service professional was extremely ambivalent and absent most of the night. No hello, no warmth and no desire to engage. Not a worry as we’ve had many a fantastic service experiences, maybe just a bad day for someone. Tavern is to be recommended again and again for the enthralling ambiance and deliciously creative menu.
As always great experience.
Seats were stained, there was a huge bone in the duck confit. Used to love it. Feels like a place that’s about to close.
Great food and a star sighting to boot!!
Restaurant imposes a 3.5 % charge for empl benefits. I don't like it, especially from high-end expensive restaurants. I asked to take it off but it was still on the final bill.
Didn’t like the cuisine
Tavern folks were not on their game. We had reservations at 11:45 am for 8 guests. No one at the host station to greet us. We did not get served lunch until almost 1:00 pm. The room filled up quickly. (be prepared for your lunch crowd!) The air was not on and despite umbrella's in the room, it was HOT & sunny. They finally turned on the air conditioning but it did go off and we had to ask that they turn it on again.
The food can be tasty depending on what you get to eat. The greens as a "salad" were stalks of what I think were basil? I had full stalks... not pulled apart leaves. It was so careless and an after thought. A $36 lunch of steak frites should be a good portion of steak not 6 slices with some soggy fries. My plate was even missing the condiments. I had to ask for them.
We were so shoved together in the back corner that we couldn't move if we wanted to. My chair backed into an umbrella. No moving for me.
The bread/butter and salt were really nice.
The wines were way over priced. $75.00 for prosecco? Give me a break.
Sorry Tavern, I won't be back for a long time. Do you still care about the food and customers you serve?
We were there so long over 2 hours for a one course meal that we all had to pay for parking.
It was a complete bummer as I used to love Tavern. I think Tavern is over.
What a lovely lunch. Salads were divine, service excellent and lovely ambiance. A pure pleasure.
Grilled cheese and Snickers Bar desert were very good. The Pilgrim was disappointing. There was barely any meat, cranberry sauce or stuffing on the sandwich.
Unfortunately the Sunday brunch scene is a scene, and they don't take service and timely manner of food more seriously. We were a party of 6, we ordered drinks and took 25 minutes from the bar, we had ordered a cheese platter, that took 45 minutes, because I am sure the waiter forgot to put in when we ordered the drinks. Than our food took another 45 minutes, and they forgot my wife's avocado toast, and than took another 10 min to come. They only apologized for all the delays, but they should of done more. I would not go back there.
The food is great. My favorite item was the Halibut. Service was great as well.
Great spot for lunch or brunch. Menu has several options, service and food was just great. Give yourself a treat and stop in for a tasty, interesting meal!
I miss some of the old recipes. The seats are too close together, making it very difficult to carry on a conversation,
Service was average had to ask 4 times for more water. Very happy they accommodated bar menu in main dining room.
It pains me to give the tavern a one star review, but it’s the second time this month I’ve had Sunday brunch there and while the atrium is a beautiful setting, and the food is good, they just can’t get their service together and it spoils the entire experience. My husband dines there a lot on weekdays when they’re not busy, but they need to learn how to manage the restaurant on the weekends with a full house. No matter how nice the room is or how good the food might taste, Having to fight for EVERY SINGLE request from water, to jam for your toast (which apparently takes 15 minutes and when you get it your toast is completely cold), to even getting your check, when you have a 2 1/2-year-old who’s been very good and patient during a 2 1/2 our brunch ( would have been 90 minutes with decent service - Which brings me to a good point, if they hired the necessary staff, they could recoup that money by turning over tables much more efficiently). The unacceptably poor service just ruins eferything. I’m finished the tavern, at least on weekends - for good!