Westside Tavern

4.5
1457 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Westside Tavern is a social, urban-minded restaurant, featuring seasonal chef-driven California Tavern Cuisine skillfully created by Executive Chef Ben Cohn. We also feature handcrafted classic cocktails, craft beers & a locally inspired boutique wine list.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1457 people are saying
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viprabenbru
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their last night. sad. many fond memories of flatbread and draft at the bar before and after movies at the Landmark. a casualty of COVID. a fond farewell

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viplalanative
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for one last dinner to say goodbye to our favorite neighborhood restaurant. You were a gem, Westside Tavern. We all hope you will someday open your doors again. Thank you for so many great memories, delicious food and drinks.

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wakazo
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

This has been one of my favorites for years, but sadly its just not the same outside. The tables are well spaced, but they are on Pico, with lots of noise. Unfortunately the restaurant closes for good tonight. Hopefully, one day, they'll come back somewhere. The food and value was always excellent.

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vipExpatNewyorker
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

So great that they are open during covid. Sat outside obviously, on Pico. It's not like looking over the Pacific, but the servers were wonderful and the food and drinks delicious.

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ConnieGm
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

In a time when practically everything is closed, it was a pleasure to eat at the
Westside Tavern again.
Wonderful food, great service and the excitement of Pico Boulevard...!

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StephenF
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Being right on the street can be noisy, but that is unfortunately true of many restaurants these days.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are so happy they finally opened for outdoor dining during the Covid pandemic. It’s a little noisy along Pico but they do a good job with what they have to work with. As always, their food and drinks were great. We have never had a bad meal here and their service is top notch. Don’t skip dessert, always amazing... especially the pumpkin bread pudding!

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vipAMYlevy1
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. It is our neighborhood favorite. We go off our diets to eat this food. They served us our dinner safely outdoors - lamb French dip sandwich, Hobb’s Pepperoni flat bread pizza, gorgeously light tempura Battered fried green beans and chicken liver mousse.The food is flavorful, with each bite of the generous portion a delight. It is a pity when your plate is done, however you can always order more. We’ve done that. We whisper “maybe we’ll get another order of those green beans. It’s a vegetable!” The server is delighted by your smiling face and empty plate.

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Anand
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Greet service and food. The only thing I didn’t like is that their outdoor seating is literally on the sidewalk in Pico Blvd. Luckily, there is little no traffic these days so it wasn’t a problem.

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vipBubbe
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where do I find out my total points from Open Table?

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AlexK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food is definitely above average quality and good price point. We had large chicken, salmon, and traditional hamburgers -- we all felt satisfied at the end of the meal. Our server was friendly and quick to bring out our food, refill waters, etc. The main negative is that the ambiance is lackluster since you are sitting directly on the sidewalk on a not so pretty stretch of Pico. 3 hours of free parking is nice too. Basically, a good spot for casual lunch or dinner but don't expect the best ambiance.

Westside Tavern
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write and for your kind comments about your experience. We greatly appreciate your support during these less than ideal circumstances. We look forward to re-opening our dining rooms and seeing you again so my team can work on earning that 5th star! all my best, Kim Gile General Manager

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VirginiaG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very quiet and intimate during our meal. Food and service outstanding.

Westside Tavern
Responded on October 7, 2020

From myself and the entire team here at Westside Tavern, we are very grateful for your patronage and posting this review about your recent visit. Thank you!!!! Kim Gile General Manager

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Yoti
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and equally amazing service. GM Kim was so inviting and warm, our meal and all of our service staff were beyond expectations. Lamb dip is an absolute must!

Westside Tavern
Responded on October 7, 2020

I am humbled by the 5 stars across the board and proud of my team. This is why we are in hospitality, to make sure we do all we can to exceed expectations so we can welcome you back again and again. thank you for you time and please say hello next time you visit Westside Tavern all my best, kim

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Brian
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We used to frequent Westside Tavern quite a bit before Covid, and it was nice to return. Always good food and good service. It was a nice dinner as usual.

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vipHeidiW
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The outside tables closest to Westwood Boulevard were very loud and that’s where we were. It’s a shame we cannot sit in the foyer inside

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was fantastic!

Westside Tavern
Responded on September 2, 2020

Big thanks for the 5 stars and we are so glad we met your expectations for both food and hospitality. Please say hello next time you are in! Sincerely, Kim Kim Gile General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!! I don’t have any thing bad to say. Westside Tavern is the best!!!!

Westside Tavern
Responded on August 16, 2020

Kind words that deserve a big thank you from the team here at Westside Tavern, sincerely kim General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great. Best burger in Los Angeles. And shrimp tacos are amazing. Drinks are on point too!!

Westside Tavern
Responded on August 16, 2020

Big thanks on the burger! Grateful you enjoyed our very popular shrimp tacos & added kind words to the barstaff on the drinks, We look forward to achieving 5 stars again on your visit, sincerely, kim General Manager

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vipGlennyT
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

although opening at 12 noon, maybe a few minutes as my associate had a 1:30 meeting afterwards, late they were very good on social distancing, cognizant of latest health restrictions, yet it didn't interfere with the atmosphere at all. Food was served fast, hot and TASTY

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dthorn
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Westside went above and beyond to make us feel safe eating there. The food was great as always.

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vipMichelinQuest
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to go!

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vipLarryB
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to return to a restaurant favorite. Service was great. 100% safe.
Aron was great as usual.

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JMDM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both service and food were excellent. Was quiet as we were there just after lunch hour. Great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in our neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Father’s Day brunch.

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vipTaylorC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. The atmosphere was nice as well, and not loud.

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vipRagman300
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Jusr reopened after the pandemic. Very clean and well set up. Staff was following the proper safety rules. Will go back

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vipCalimama
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Compliments to the chef! Absolutely loved everything we ordered. Cocktail drinks were delicious, appetizers and entrees- amazing, and waiter was very attentive.

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katel
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Our water, Eric was perfect. The BBQ chicken flatbread - great!

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vipViolet
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted to have had the dining experience Saturday before the mayor closed down all the restaurants. Never had a bad meal ere.

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vipSharibaby
Los Angeles
123 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned for good food, service, and atmosphere. Our server was attentive to our group of 8. Everyone was very pleased with options available.

Westside Tavern
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write! I remember your family and how great you were about sitting at 2 tables to accommodate the health guidelines. We truly hope to see you back again soon and greatly appreciate your kind comments and review!!! Sincerely, Kim Kim Gile General Manager

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vipdrummer
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Filip, was attentive and friendly. The cheeseburger remains the best in town. Long live Westside Tavern.

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lb317
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Westside restaurant, good menu choices, good food. 3 hours of free parking.

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vipJohn
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A nice dinner, but we were stuck in the "private dining room" even though we had reservations.

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DebraW
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was a great waiter and the martinis and the dinner were - like always - the best!

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vip007bond
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great server, great food

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vipSlick
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I was disappointed with the menu. The service was a bit slower than I remember.

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vipBananie
Los Angeles
142 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was yummy and our server, Kayla, was fantastic! Thank you very much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We put that it was for a birthday but didn’t get offered any birthday dessert like with previous experiences at Westside Tavern.

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Catosaurus
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Conveniently located in the Westside, and with 3-hour free parking, this is a reliable dining spot with a great cocktail selection and well-prepared food.

FAQs

Westside Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 470-1539.

Westside Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 1457 OpenTable diners.

Westside Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://westsidetavernla.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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