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The Tasting Kitchen

4.7
4.7
1852 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
The Tasting Kitchen is a contemporary restaurant with a New American farm to table heritage, using traditional and classic regional diction with thoughtful, local growers to guide guests through the ever changing landscape of Southern Californian cuisine. The restaurant reinforces their scratch kitchen philosophy with handmade pastas, in-house cured meats, and produce from the westside farmers markets. The menu changes regularly based on seasonal fresh produce and offers an optional tasting format as a guided dining experience. The neo-classical cuisine is amplified by an exquisite, purposely-curated wine portfolio and a celebrated cocktail program. Designed around a central olive tree in the entrance, The Tasting Kitchen, which opened in 2009, is a romantic, intimate space where one would be comfortable finishing a bottle of wine with friends until closing time.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Contemporary American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 392-6644

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Travis Passerotti

  • Catering

    Please contact <br />ivan@thetastingkitchen.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact ivan@thetastingkitchen.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Cross street

    Venice &amp; AK

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Sun Goddess Wine Brunch

    $65.00 per person

    Oct 9, 2022 only
    Join us for a Wine Brunch featuring SUN GODDESS by Mary J. Blige. Menu: cacio e pepe soft scramble sicilian style crab cakes arugula, pomegranate, pistachio, lemon ----- taglierini, shrimp, serrano fried chicken, peach hot sauce Wines: sauvignon blanc, friuli, sun goddess pinot grigio ramato, friuli, sun goddess 65$ per person. Does not include tax and gratuity.

What 1,852 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westside

    Fit for Foodies

  • Westside

    Notable Wine List

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  1. h

    holly

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding. Go there now!!! Even the most simple plates are complex in flavor. So yummy!!
  2. HF

    HannahF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best! We had a lovely time, food and service was perfect.
  3. D

    David

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Too expensive for stat u get.
  4. MT

    MonicaT

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. I felt like I was eating in Italy
  5. BD

    BillD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool fun environment. Food was good, not sure price value was the same.
  6. FD

    FilippoD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I have been there several times always very well This one I was not too happy Table was not ready even though we received the tex that it was and Our waiter thought that serving red wine colder than sparkling water was fine
  7. AH

    AlexisH

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, wonderful service, lovely evening.
  8. M

    Maysfan

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Business Dinner
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was ok, good but not amazing. Cocktails were soooo good. Food took a very long time in between each dish but may have been not the typical experience because the server was apologetic about it. I would probably give it one more try, but I’ve eaten at better places on the west side.
  11. D

    Dhru

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oustanding food, service, and environment. My favorite restaurant in Los Angles!
  12. c

    charliec

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding here, but what really sets The Tasting Kitchen apart is the extraordinary hospitality and care that the entire staff provides. You don't feel that you are in a commercial establishment. You feel that you are being hosted by a loving family. Really great.
  13. J

    Julie

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Did chef's menu for lunch for $50 each - which was a tremendous value. Got multiple menu items for appetizer and main, and an amazing warm cinnamon roll for dessert.
  14. E

    Edward

    Los Angeles

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and vibe are aces at the Tasting Kitchen. We always get the full tasting menu which just delicious every time.
  15. E

    Erika

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Not for brunch. Outstanding service, staff and decor, but the place lacks standard brunch menu options, which they used to have. No I’m not interested in $50 three course for brunch. Standard croque madame or quiche would’ve been great. Not sure the restaurant knows what it wants to be but it felt like they certainly didn’t want the weekend brunch crowd. It was kind of empty on Sat too. Nice Italian food and staff again were great. It’s a shame we won’t go back there.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was really nice to eat and spend time in that ambiance!!
  17. KM

    KasumiM

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very attentive and food was amazing- as usual! Always consistent and reliable, tuna tartare is out of this world.
  18. P

    Puddle

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service is fine. Food is good. Place is too noisy.
  19. RD

    RDss

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Has gone downhill big time. Not worth it anymore.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner with good friends and got the tasting menu. It was amazing! Every course was delicious, innovative like always. Had to get the lentils too because they are arguably the best thing on the menu. Waiter was excellent. Made a great wine selection and had the kitchen accommodate my gluten intolerance. Can’t wait to come back!
  21. DB

    DoritB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent, the food was good... I would recommend the restaurant. I wish it was not so loud, it was hard to have a conversation.
  22. s

    schmo

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portions aren’t large. I’d suggest ordering multiple things to share (assuming you are coming here with at least one other person).
  23. CT

    CalT

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Drinks took a really long time to come. Before we received our last round, we wanted to cancel and leave. They came slow all night, but the food came out on time. Not sure what was going on.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the dishes were amazing!! A+! The chicken was well cooked except for the fact that I didn’t like the piece of chicken (thigh) that I was served but besides that, exceptional.
  25. T

    Tarkington

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place for a big birthday dinner.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Matthew the server was excellent!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice vibe. Fabulous food.
  28. u

    upintheair2much

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent, the music was horrible. The dining experience should be about the food, the conversation, the service and only the music when it is the center of attention. In this case it was more of a distraction. Subtile would be good
  29. t

    teejus

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The besttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Went during a pretty quiet brunch time. Food was really good although I was hoping for something a little more creative for the brunch menu. Regardless, we all really enjoyed the food! Cocktails were pretty tasty but flagging down the server for another rounds was rough . Once drinks were ordered we waited a bit and after some time had passed we made contact with her and she came by asking us what we wanted again. I assumed those long awaited drinks would be on the house or some other kind gesture would occur but that was not the case. No one ever asked us how our food was during the meal, so I’m happy that on that front the kitchen had us covered :) All in all, I may return for a date night but unlikely if I’m hosting others again or going with someone from the office. With so many options nearby it’s hard to be a repeat customer if you don’t think they will take care of you and your guests.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding breakfast! Thank you!
  32. AC

    AnthonyC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The TTK dinner was one of the best meals I've had in the Los Angeles area.
  33. LC

    LCubed

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We shared the speckled romaine salad, seabass (a little overcooked), gnocchi with lobster, and a chocolate tart.
  34. C

    Claire

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    High quality ingredients used, and the drink list is exceptional. Foods I don’t normally like (i.e. pork chops) was surprisingly well prepared and delicious. The vibe was energetic & service was attentive. This is a must dine in the area.
  35. ME

    MariaElenaG

    Fort Lauderdale

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ezcellent service. Very good music. Mix of ingredients make for great plates
  36. a

    andreaa

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I've been eating at TTK since they opened and this was the worst food and service I've ever had. Will not be going back. What is happening in the kitchen TTK? And your servers? Endless re-setting and interrupting. Horrible experience.
  37. PB

    PeregrineB

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took my aged mother out for her first LA farm-to-table meal, and she loved it. Tasting Kitchen has held up very well over the years and continues to be one of our very favorite places.
  38. T

    Timmy

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Overall a lovely restaurant with a beautiful interior. A bit pricey for the food even though it was delicious
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Switzerland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Gute Weinkarte und Abends gute Ambiente im Restaurant. Personal freundlich und angenehm. Etwas vom besseren in der Umgebung. Kommen sicher wieder.
  40. KF

    KaFuji

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved absolutely everything about this place! We ordered Moscow mules, and they have their own spin on it so I ordered a regular one and my husband had the bartenders special...it was delicious. There is always a fish special, it was seared Blue Fin Tuna which I ordered - probably the best seared tuna I have ever had - thick pieces cooked to perfection, beautifully seasoned with a nice salt finish on each bit - without being salty. Highly recommend the lentils - unbelievable flavor! Husband ordered a pasta w/kale and we had sides of squash and spinach as well. We had pinot noir with our meal, was excellent. Everything is sized for sharing but are generous portions....just beware, the menu changes frequently. That would be my only complaint - when you love something and find it's no longer available. But that would never deter us from going back. We topped off our evening with the chocolate tart(not sure exactly what it was called as the menu has already changed) with butterscotch ice cream, paired with an excellent decaf. We can't wait to go back to see what the next visit offers!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Tasting Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1852 OpenTable diners.

The Tasting Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Tasting Kitchen

1633 Abbot Kinney Road, Venice, CA 90291

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Venice &amp; AK

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Contemporary American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Travis Passerotti

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 392-6644

  • Catering

    Please contact <br />ivan@thetastingkitchen.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact ivan@thetastingkitchen.com.

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