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The Tasting Kitchen

4.6
1070 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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The Tasting Kitchen is an eclectic mix of food, atmosphere and clientele, capturing the heart & soul of New American dining. The dimly lit dining room is the ultimate in intimate upscale dining while remaining a place you would be comfortable finishing a bottle of wine with friends until closing time.
The menu changes daily and exemplifies our scratch kitchen philosophy, with pastas made by hand daily, meats cured
in-house, produce from the local farmers' market, and everything made and sold the same day.
We offer handcrafted neo-classical food, epic design and atmosphere, and service that is both a guide and companion throughout the experience. Come, ask questions, and enjoy
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:30pm - 12:00am
brunch Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(310) 392-6644
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Casey Lane
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Catering
Please contact The Tasting Kitchen.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Venice
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Parking details
Valet is available for $7.00, street parking also available on adjacent streets
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Praveena Anandraj for special events: praveena@thetastingkitchen.com
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1070 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGolfgirl (Sacramento)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

Overpriced for very small portions, not a place to take three hungry men, they left hungry.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

Having enjoyed the restaurant many times, I was disappointed in our meal and experience. My pasta was tough and not that tasty. My dinner companion sent back her first glass of $18 a glass wine because it was nearly flavorless. Very loud and not that pleasant. Not sure I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

The meal started off promising. We did the 5 course tasting menu. At about the 3rd course, the service and food took a very sharp decline. Our waitress wouldn't even look us in the eye, ask if we needed anything, etc. The 5th course was by far the worst. It took about 25 minutes and was just some kind of frozen looking apple fritter. Horrible way to end the evening! Clearly something was going on in the kitchen, but no one bothered to tell us what was up, so we were just left in the corner. Definitely not worth the $400 price tag. Won't be going back.

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vipSitko (Dallas)
3.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Noise level was much too loud. Our server stood right next to our table to explain the menu and I could not hear 10% of what she said. I could barely have a conversation with those sitting at the our table. The table next to me was too close, and the guy sitting there was talking so loud, it made the experience not very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

Creative presentation, excellent food, great service. Perhaps a little overpriced. Background music too loud for my liking. Would definitely recommend the restaurant to others.

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Gradstudent27 (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Went to tasting kitchen for a family dinner and the food was amazing! Didn't have any complaints and will come here again on my next trip to LA!

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Rachel (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

The tasting kitchen was absolutely amazing. Service was great, food was phenomenal, and location was perfect. They even remembered the note I left in my reservation about it being a birthday dinner. We got birthday dessert and everything. I will absolutely be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

We had an excellent dinner on Christmas Eve. Everything was rterrific.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

Got seated straight away with our reservation, lovely atmosphere and wonderful service upstairs with beautiful visual back drop

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vipchu105 (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on December 20, 2017

Can sav and old fashioned were great. Three course tasting menu $75. Faves were soup amuse, prosciutto hot pockets, mussels, NY steak, pear tart. Would probably go elsewhere like rustic canyon for similar type special dinner.

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