Westside Tavern

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$30 and under
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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 locally inspired boutique wine list.

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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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l
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice server Hannah

AV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve come here a few times over the years and it’s always been good. This time there were 7 of us, and we fit comfortably in a corner booth. Our server was affable and gregarious and we had a delicious meal. I had the cod with black rice and it was cooked to perfection.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All went well

MM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Philip was a great server. Enjoyed the appetizers and cocktails and entrees and desserts very much. Appreciated the convenience of a meal before the movie.

BU
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our intentions to have lunch before attending a film @ The Landmark were met w/some
very pricey menu options.
We couldn't believe that a salad w/grilled salmon was $30 and by the time we had iced tea we
ended up w/a bill (with tip) for $90.
Miss Nordstrom's cafe more & more.

i
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tomato soup and cornbread are very comforting.

OT
San Francisco
243 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I eat at this restaurant often- good food, lots of variety, cozy ambience, and dedicated waitstaff. There is a standard menu and a daily menu so there is lots of choice.

d
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Food and service were good. Restaurant was dirty - floors, booth, bathroom. Don't see how it got an "A." Particularly the booth - it was covered in crumbs with food stuck in the crevice of the bench and food and crumbs all over the floor. Unacceptable.

HR
Los Angeles
452 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for after the movies at the Landmark......My wife and I had a Caesar Salad (gem lettuce....prefer romaine...think the Caesar Dressing could be improved), a piece of cornbread and a flat bread with mushrooms.....all were very good.....Service was excellent.

TG
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love eating at Westside Tavern. The food is consistently good and the service ranges from good to excellent, food delivered hot and timely. We are especially thrilled that the restaurant started taking reservations a year ago, so it's much easier to book a movie and dinner together.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Westside is my friends go to restaurant. The food is consistently good and can’t beat the value.

BW
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of nine. Our service was great. The table perfect for all to communicate. The food delicious. We have been going to the Westside Tavern since it opened and it is consistently excellent

s
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good Food & Dining Experience!
Fried Chicken! Steak Fajitas & Broccoli Yum!
Love the Staff!!

D
Los Angeles
122 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This is a good restaurant to go to for a group who have different favorites and for a casual meal out. The four of us ordered a variety of appetizers and entrees and we all throughly enjoyed them all. The macaroni balls were crispy and cheesy and the hummus with the sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese and olives was way better than the run-of-the-mill hummus. The pita that came with it was warm and fresh and could've been eaten on its own it was so good. The Cobb salad is always substantive and good here. Also had a beef pasta dish and the fried chicken. All great.

TB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We showed up for our reservation a little early and were seated within 5 minutes. The server was gracious and attentive and the food was served promptly and it was delicious.

b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best waiter ever. Great presentation of the extra dishes not on the menu! I had black eyed pea soup that was perfect for New Year’s Eve. It was fabulous. Then I had the salmon and hubby had the miso cod. Both were perfection and we ate every bite!

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Ordered glass of red wine waiter never brought it, had to ask another server to bring it. This was New Years Eve.

BA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Got a reservation on New Years Eve and was pleasantly surprised. Started with cocktails and brussel sprouts which were excellent. The Black Cod and Fajitas specials were both delicious. Location was easy to find and reduced rate parking with validation. Waitress seemed distracted but not a significant issue.

d
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were seated right on time and received a requested booth. Still the best high dollar cheeseburger in town. Don't change it!

NF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They were late in honoring my reservation but otherwise, the food and service was good.

F
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good, straightforward, casual American dining. Great flat breads, salads. Cod was particularly awesome. I would come here any day.

EF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is inviting and the food is delicious.

OT
San Francisco
244 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I eat at this restaurant often. The service is good and the waitstaff helpful. The food is good and there are always specials on the board along with the regular menu so there is a lot of variety. The ambience is cozy and comfortable.

AB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Just a. Casual late afternoon lunch when we happened to be on that side of town.

c
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad experience. Always on point. Food was delish as are the cocktails. My friend said her wine was delicious. We shared a mushroom flatbread-SOOOO GOOD. Fried chicken and mashed potatoes and green beans. YUMMY. and a wedge salad with sirloin. I'm drooling. The waiter was professional. The only drawback to the evening was it was cold in the restaurant. Most people wore jackets. We asked if they could turn down the air, but the front desk said no. They can't adjust the temp. So, if you go on a winter night, dress warm...

b
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I would recommend with reserve....the prices have gone up, I believe, because it's about supply and demand...they know they are the only 'game' in town for those going to Westside for the movies. Yes, the food is generally very good, but they have raised their prices and the most ridiculous part...my husband had the special (steak fajita tacos)...they came with small corn tortillas. He ordered more, as there were not enough. He was given 4 more and charged $4.00. Ridiculous. In every Mexican restaurant we have gone to, extra tortillas are given freely. Yes, it's not a Mexican restaurant, but charge more for the dish and include more tortillas. It's nickeling and diming that is not acceptable.

LT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Our reservation was at 7:15 and we got seated about 7:45pm. The service was terrible. Our waitress had too many other tables and she received no help from the management. Food was delicious but I was disappointed.

MC
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Prompt & pleasant service!

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Christmas Eve as we were going to watch star wars. Very busy for the holidays and we couldn’t understand why people were so rude to the staff who were working on a holiday! Our server Luis was amazing and we even had a chance to talk to the manager Christopher who was very knowledgeable.

HE
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Not a bad experience. Food was pretty good as was the service. Very noisy when we got there but quieted down as the evening progressed. Would go again especially after seeing a movie.

L
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Xmas Eve.... there were 8 of us.... our table was ready for us within 4 minutes.... the restaurant was full but it didn’t matter... upon seating a man appeared to take our drink orders.... about 5 minutes later they appeared‼️ Our happy waitress came and took our order making sure we were ready to order...not wanting to hurry us.... remember there were “8” of us.... within 15 minutes our DELICIOUS dinner was served.... the desserts... beignets and the chocolate toffee sticky pudding... were AMAZING....the service was PERFECT... we ALL loved agreed it was the BEST Xmas Eve dinner‼️🎄

ZP
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We love this restaurant and frequent it too, however the service, while adequate I have noticed that every time we eat here there is zero table maintenance. In fact each and every time we dine here, they NEVER clear plates and we are left having conversations with dirty plate in front of us.

Food is always on point, however.

LU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Consistently good food and service. Great cheeseburgers and crab cakes. Best to go early before your movie. Noisy and crowded as the evening progresses!

CM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

After reading the several reviews raving about the food: Black cod with miso sauce, cheese burger and the very popular, buttermilk fried chicken, our family was really looking forward to trying the Westside Tavern! I have had Black Cod at several restaurants and was excited to try Westside Tavern's. I was extremely disappointed by the heavy handed and overly sweet miso sauce (pales next to the delicious, buttery cod with delicate miso sauce at Katsuya). My husband had the buttermilk fried chicken (our waiter said it's the most popular item on the menu!). Another huge disappointment...heavily breaded and flavorless. Our daughter had the cheeseburger. Another less than stellar experience! We ordered all the items that were recommended by reviewers as well as our server, but unfortunately they were all very mediocre. Service was excellent and the ambiance was good. I would not go to Westside Tavern again!

SW
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Known for their diverse hamburger combinations they also have a variety of very good entrees. A lot of Westside regulars rave about their sticky toffee cake. Be forewarned, the serving size is big enough for four people. At least ours was.

s
Los Angeles
164 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This restaurant is located in a mall near countless movie theaters.
It seems to be filled with customers who frequent the theaters.

We were seated immediately and our server approached quickly.
We placed our beverage orders and they arrived in a timely manner.
We ordered our meal and there was not a long wait for that either.

The food was delicious and good sized portions were served.
It was a comfortable meal.

EK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a solid choice. Consistently good food.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Seems like they are trying to be like Hillstones but they aren’t even close. Won’t go back.

D
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a great place after the movies at the Landmark. We love this place.

LA
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We frequent this establishment as do many others who also visit the Landmark Theatre. They take reservations now, but for anyone who hasn't been been there before, you should know that on a busy evening, even with a reservation, you may wait 10 or 15 minutes for your table. The food is good, and is the main reason we continue to go there, in addition to the convenience to the theatre. The only other caution I would put out there is the tab can be a bit high. All that said, we would recommend the Westside Tavern, and will continue to dine there.

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