Westside Tavern

4.5
1028 reviews
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Westside Tavern is a social, urban-minded restaurant, featuring seasonal chef-driven California Tavern Cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, local craft beers and a boutique wine list.
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P
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We love Westside Tavern, but were very disappointed this time. I've downgraded them because they eliminated Entrees from the Menu. I love Mary's Chicken they way they've prepared it, but it's no longer there. Only 3 Fish dishes and 1 Steak dish... We were quit surprised. Otherwise it's a great place to meet people and have a good meal, if you want a salad or hamburger. Please bring back the entrees.

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e
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Convenient to the Landmark Theaters, good food and service.

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S
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Thank you Westside Tavern for your consistency in flavorful food. Our group shared appetizers and each ordered an entree. There was no need for any dish to be boxed...all too tasty. Save room for the warm sticky toffee cake!

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LS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I like the restaurant and would love to make a reservation in the evening which you do not accept. I am a neighbor and find your restaurant convenient and the choice of menu options are great. The prices are little high but the food is worth it.

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b
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to get anything from a burger and salad to a more upscale gourmet meal.

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R
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has to be one of my most solid go-to's on the Westside. Don't let the empty mall which Google is about to redo and move into for their new offices keep you away. This place has always and continues to be a wonderful restaurant!

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never eaten something here that I did not enjoy. Service is always great as well.

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P
Los Angeles
107 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Westside Tavern...one of my favorite go to restaurants! Lucy, our server, was fantastic. We were lucky because we hit fried chicken night (every other weekend). It is the best fried chicken that I’ve ever had!!!! Everything they serve is fantastic!!!!

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JF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, 5 stars across the board!

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EB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Always have a great food experience here. The problem is service. They are understaffed for bus service. No one ever asks if we want coffee or water refills. Ever. And we are there a few times a month. I saw one busboy. Wait persons are too busy to think about it. Everyone in our party noticed. It's a problem.

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LS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The tavern is consistently delicious. The fried chicken (special) and the triple grill cheese are amazing.

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E
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s always good! The cheeseburger is THE BEST in town.

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DK
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Service was not very attentive, but food was good.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Told we would be in the quieter back room but they placed a loud large party next to us. My food was very good (veggie chi) but my friend’s crab cakes were filled with pieces of crab shell

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A
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love this family friendly place. The food is consistently good. The service is always professional.

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U
Los Angeles
289 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We love the fried shrimp tacos!! So delicious!!!!

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d
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were seated immediately upon arrival. The waitress was excellent, attentive and polite without being overbearing. The overall ambient volume was moderate. Conversation at our table was easy. No loud voices needed. That's rare in today's restaurants. The food was very good. We'll be back.

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OT
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Server could not remember our order and forgot to bring drinks. Club sandwich had undercooked bacon and minestrone soup has some raw vegetables. Seated in an area near kitchen with lots of traffic from servers so hard to have a conversation.

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KZ
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

When I made the reservation I mentioned we had two birthdays. The person that seated us also mentioned the two birthdays. I was very disappointed that we did not get anything festive not even a desert. For a party of 7 with two birthdays I would have expected something festive, especially since it was mentioned.

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E
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best cheeseburger ANYWHERE!

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JL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

only problem is that the chef will not do substitutions. frustrating.

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OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently delicious. Great service too.
Great place to eat, especially before or after a movie.
Reservations are a must. It is very popular.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, reservations honored on time, good , knowledgeable service

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C
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

FABULOUS FOOD!! (Shhh...the hamburger is the best kept secret in LA.)

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CM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It seemed tonight as though there was a new chef, as both my boyfriend’s and my meals were not as good as usual, nor was the appetizer

I’m hoping this isn’t the case when we go next time

We were both disappointed, as this is a ‘usual’ spot for us....

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R
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos makes the best hot chocolate’s and shoutout to everyone in the kitchen :) the flatbread are great and to the awesome waiter Eric was the best . He always came to check up on us if we needed something and told us what he recommends
Great job Westside Tavern !

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W
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

We eat there quite a bit and most of the time really like the but this time we had the fish and chips, there was only three small pieces and the batter was soggy and not very krispy. The waiter also did not tell the price.

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J
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our waitress was very nice and I appreciated her smiles. Food was good and everyone got exactly what they ordered. No mistakes no problems

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E
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best cheeseburger EVER!

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RT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been here many times for a business lunch and every one enjoys it. It is consistently great.

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CZ
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Although we made a reservation, we were late due to the unexpected "question/answer" time after our movie ended. We had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated at The Tavern.

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RE
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Order a burger medium well but it came medium rare. No time to have it cooked more, had a movie to get to.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a welcome and wonderful place for a dinner before or after a movie.

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ZP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate there the night before last before a movie and can't say enough about how consistently wonderful this place is!
Eduardo, our server was the epitome of graciousness. Our food was divine although I do miss Mary's Chicken being on the menu. The Miso Salmon was fabulous, though and well executed. My husband had the Albondigas Soup which was really very good.

The ONLY thing not on point is the really bad 80's top 40 musaaac blaring. Totally doesn't fit the vibe, way off. I realized they play the same "music" channel at the lounge directly across from the cinema itself. I would highly recommend a classy jazz or lounge vibe instead. Fits the clientele better, including us!

Other than that minor thing... well done indeed!

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HW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Today was not as great; waiter Philip seemed busy; he’s sweet and nice but we had to ask for coffee refills and dessert menu. I thought prices were higher than I remembered. Fries were a little cold and thought the Caesar dressing was just too fishy.

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RH
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I have eaten at the Westside Tavern many times and in the past have been quite pleased. This last time my experience was simply awful. I had reservations yet was told by the very unfriendly receptionist that we had to wait. We were finally seated right by the very noisy bar and my guest and I had a very difficult time hearing each other. My biggest complaint, however, was the waiter. He was totally incompetent. It took forever for him to come over and take our drink order. When the drinks finally did arrive and he was ready to take our orders I had to ask him about the specials. He didn't freely offer this information. We waited forever for the food to come and when we needed drink refills or anything else our waiter was nowhere to be seen. We had to flag down the busboy or other waiters in the area for service. This meal was a special birthday lunch and since our waiter basically ignored us and the food took so long in coming, we didn't have time for dessert (I requested a candle, etc.) as we were going to a movie. I was very disappointed. Finally, I asked our waiter for a box to take my remaining food home in and he literally threw it at me. My guest was shocked as was I. To sum up, let's just say it was extremely embarrassing for me.

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MM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love!!! Green beans & Mac N Cheese OMG!!!!!!

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MC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu, they have something for everyone and the food is great. Reasonably priced for the area and portion sizes

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HA
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is always wonderful. Especially recommend the grilled cheese and tomato soup. Great ambiance, not too loud. Beautiful bar. Usually the service is great, but this time my friend and I both thought the waiter was kind of weird. He just stood next to the table, didn’t introduce himself—to the point where we were both wondering at first if he was the waiter or just some guy who had wandered over. He was very lackadaisical about taking the order and never checked on us. The other waiters I’ve had there have always been good though. The menu is a bit pricey.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding waitress!!

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