Excellent salads, excellent bread w/excellent olive oil. Excellent wine list. The pasta tasting plates were strong and flavorful. The entrees and deserts, however were underwhelming. But overall it was a successful dinner experience.
Really liked this place. Very cool vibe. Dark but not too dark. Indoor outdoor feel. Yummy food. ;)
Amazing, every bite!! Service was great too, can’t wait to go back!
They have mixed reviews about this Resto so I tried it and the food is awesomely good !!! Will come back for sure !! Although their main entree is a lil over pricey for a small proportion their appetizers are generously great!! You can order different kinds of appetizers and it’s a lot of food !!! So delish !!
Everything was mediocre. The food was just ok as well as the overall atmosphere.
Really nice restaurant. Really good food, great atmosphere. I highly recommend it!
Used to love this place. Food is not as exceptional. Everything is overdrenched in butter and server pushed way too much food with somewhat pretentious tone. Good for bar but dining room has lost its appeal. Don't think I'll be back for a meal.
Great food, and service. Great atmosphere.
We came here for brunch as a family of four. We were inexplicably seated at a communal table despite many empty four tops.
The pastries were excellent, the cheese and bacon turnover, the pop tart, and the danishes were delicious. The sticky bun was very doughy in the middle but tasty on the edges. The croque madame was good, also.
The service was very spotty, my husband’s coffee was only lukewarm, the server kept forgetting items that my children ordered (they spoke clearly and said please), the French toast was undercooked and way too eggy which I think was on purpose, and I asked for boneless white meat for my chicken and waffles and got a drumstick. Oh well. We know it’s a dinner place so we will try again for a different meal and a better experience.
Elizabeth was great. Cartwheels .... upstairs ...... if you know what I mean.
Tasting Kitchen is reliably delicious and delightful! Always choose the Tasting Menu, as the chef consistently delivers different, interesting and delectable alternatives with wine pairings that are excellent as well! I hope they remain subtle and subdued, as it is challenging to appeal to young as well as mature palettes, to be innovative and balanced as they always are - congrats and thank you!
Only have had brunch at this restaurant. The hash was so over salted that I was unable to eat it. Would like to try for dinner as the menu looks very nice.
I enjoyed the space, a little dark but nice for a special occasion. Salads were delicious, the pastas were okay but nothing extraordinary, especially given the new restaurant down the road that makes handmade pasta. Nice service, good wine.
Food was good; staff was not particularly friendly
The place was extremely active and fun and busy. Bar scene plus restaurant scene. Our 6pm reservation was exactly on time. Waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. You only need to try 3 courses as they really give you more than 3 dishes....it's dishes within dishes and loads of food. extremly good!
The tasting kitchen posted I was a no show on open table which is incorrect. Whoever is responsible for reservation review made a mistake on my attendance.
The food was really good! The only thing I didn't love was the scallop crudo, wasn't exciting, I thought I thought it needed more flavor, and the pieces were cut a bit too thick for my liking. It's pretty pricey, appetizers are over $20. We both got pasta entrees, both very good. They have a fun cocktail menu. Service is good and quick. My biggest complaint would have to be how extremely loud is it inside, you borderline have to shout to talk to the person across the table from you.
I would be happy to review this property, but am getting frustrated at the way in which this site operates. I can never tell whether I am booking through open table or not, even if I am directed to your site and as a result I never seem to be awarded any dining points for booking.
Tasting menu at $75 is overpriced for quality of food. Very salty and not much variety.
Deserts were good.
Bread, drinks and appetizers were awesome. The pastas were both quite over salted, and I tend to like salty food. We've eaten here multiple times - this dinner seemed to be an exception to the normally otherwise fantastic restaurant.
Abbot Kinney is a great strolling street. We thought we made a good lunch choice. Unfortunately, we sat too close to the music and I missed a lot of our conversation. The menu is interesting but I wasn't thrilled with most of the choices. My chicken salad sandwich was the greasiest and messiest one I've ever had, a two napkins sandwich, and I've enjoyed other croque madames more than this one. I would definitely go back but I'll pay more attention to what I order. We enjoyed the ambiance.
It is nice for dating with husband !!
Delicious and good ambience
Lovely. Brought our dog, staff was welcoming. Always good food.
Terrible ambience - too noisy and cramped space. Food is too salty and menu is extremely confusing. Overpriced for bad food and subpar experience
Lovely dinner, great service and the restaurant is beautiful!
The pasta were absolutely delicious and filling. Definitely the best I’ve had in years.
The Tasting Kitchen remains a go-to spot for a fun dinner out. The atmosphere is a little loud, but it's a great place for drinks and the food is always good. My favorite way to enjoy this place is at the communal tables, having small bites with drinks.
The branzino is amazing! Watch out for the bones!
Great service! Amazing atmosphere!
My wife and I had an amazing experience. Noise level was considerable louder downstairs than upstairs
Ambiance was great! The food was way over priced and pretty average. Food portion was very small. We don’t think we would ever go back there again.
i ordered born marrow and shrimp pasta, and more.
i love the food and cozy and trendy ambiance.
the price was not as high as expected by yelp. and the amount of the menu was not as small as expected.
i mean the price and the amount of the food???that was ok.
The service was great and food was oh so delicious! The staff was very knowledgeable. I love this space. I’ve had drinks here years ago and couldn’t wait to get back and check out their dinner. So tasty and well executed. Will have to try chefs choice next time.
Enjoyed the food and the ambiance. Was with a friend but this is the perfect type of restaurant to go out on a date. Smaller portions but the flavor combinations were spot on. Definitely going back
Great Birthday Dinner. Chose the 3 course tasting menu. Everything was good, EXECPT for the second course pork. Inedible. Wiggly, weird texture, overall unappealing. BUT it was actually a minor hiccup because the rest of the courses were delicious and the service was so attentive, friendly but never hovering that we still loved the experience. Wish I would have remembered the servers name because she was pretty great.
Overpriced for very small portions, not a place to take three hungry men, they left hungry.
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.
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.
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.