Westside Tavern

4.5
1145 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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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Sun 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:00PM - 11:00PM

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LL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

With two children and three adults, we were all able to choose something we enjoyed from the menu. I particularly like the tempura green beans as a starter to share & was not disappointed. Parking is easy and three hours free which, in car centric LA, is a real plus. The restaurant is not in my neighborhood and is usually a 30 minute drive, but I’ll return frequently...always a pleasant experience.

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AF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Consistently good food at a convenient neighborhood spot

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RW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very crowded and loud after 6:00 on weekends. Fast service. Food (at least my salad) less carefully prepared than in the past.

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KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience was excellent! We love the different menu choices! Everything was hot and delicious!

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MF
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Philip, our server, was pleasant and he brought our food the way we asked it to be.

The wine that we wanted had frozen, for the temperature in the fridge was too cold, so he brought us another white wine that was comparable.

I asked for my hamburger to have no bun, but to use double lettuce to be able to hold it in my hand when I eat it. Philip listened to what I wanted and brought my food exactly the way I asked for it.

The hamburger tasted wonderful.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were 20 mins late but staff did an amazing job finding our party a table. Server was very friendly, food came out on time, and cocktails were on point. I will come back again!

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MG
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Philip (?) Selena, our server, was wonderful.

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RW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Over the past few years, the portions have gotten smaller and the prices higher. Also, the preparation of the food has become a bit sloppy (i.e., chopped salad not really chopped).

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FM
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had a delicious plate of halibut off the special menu. It was really fresh and tasty. Our server was helpful and accommodating.

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Q
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We have been going to the Westside Tavern for many years. We always thought that the food was great . Our dishes were not good. My husband had the crab in a pasta. I think that it had three pieces of crab meat--and the dish was so drenched with butter sauce that it was swimming with oil. On top of that, the pasta was overdone. I had the trout, that was not fresh and was not good. We did not complain, because we were dining with our friends and did not want to make a fuss.
It is convenient to go there after a movie at the Landmark, but I think this was our last time at this restaurant.

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived and were promptly greeted by name. The ambiance was simple, clean and cheerful. Our food and service were excellent and presented nicely at the correct temperature.
My wife and I will return for dinner in the future. I confidently recommend giving this place a try and take in a movie next door afterwards.

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U
Los Angeles
301 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The shrimp tacos are fantastic. The calamari and shrimp appetizer is very good but could be a little bigger.

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s
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a Wonderful meal! Very Good Service & staff!
My Favorites ; Buttermilk Fried chicken, crispy shrimp taco, lamb dip sandwich, Grilled fruit Burrata salad, crispy green beans, Chicken liver Mousse & toffee cake!

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PS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They have a great menu, whether for drinks, snacking or light meals, or full dinners. The place was very energetic, but the staff were always responsive. Energetic or noisy, it's a place for lots of conversation, not quiet contemplation.

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P
Los Angeles
110 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent meal and wonderful service. One of my favorite restaurants in WLA. Aaron is a fabulous waiter!!!

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b
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect dining experience.. will go back for sure..

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Q
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We had a late lunch/early dinner after a movie. My friend had the tomato soup and the humus plate. The soup was a little too thick with more acidity than she preferred. However, she did enjoy her humus plate. I had the pan roasted halibut with green tomato salsa which sadly didn't work. The sauce did not compliment the fish which was extremely bland and the corn cake was too hard. . For dessert we shared an order of beignets that were delicious.

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A
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service and full menu. Pen lights too bright on tables.

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I
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My husband and I eat here regularly as super convenient for the movies and reservations are always honored. Check in team super friendly and capable. Think it is time to change the menu a bit! Fried chicken good, but tiniest chicken in town. Lamb sandwich too salty. Same three choices for sides w/sandwich for years. Burger still perfect. Fish options should be expanded. Cocktails getting very pricey!

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CG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is always good. With a reservation, always seated on time. However, considering myself a regular, I have had several different servers and some have been great and others have been arrogant and have shown their discontent with being busy. Requesting separate checks for five people is no longer a possibility because there is no time. And, a recent request for change to be able to leave a cash tip , was met with, “Can’t, too busy.” It remains a comfortable restaurant with good food.

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m
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Very disappointed marys chicken off the menu ..menu too limited

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W
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Movie and dinner. Food was excellent. Much better than a short time ago.

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D
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lamb dip sandwich was excellent. Server was attentive and helpful. Great local spot.

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u
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

so many delicious options on the menu - everything looked so good and was very tasty! a great place to have a healthy meal in a wonderful ambiance.

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l
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

For a late-night meal after a movie at Landmark it's the perfect location. Nice menu, great beer and wine list, and not too crowded. Just be warned that you can order entree's from the "blackboard" which is a little confusing but your waiter will help.

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AD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, interesting food but a bit pricey for the venue.

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C
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is a great place to get an excellent cocktail and food before a movie. The service is good and prompt. My only complaint would be the level of music when you are sitting along the back wall. They would do better to embrace the dining experience as a convivial time to converse and cut the noise...

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AG
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

I’ve dined here for many years but the last two times this ast month, the food simply not good. Last month I ordered a salad I’d enjoyed before but this thine the ingredients weee changed without any note on menu or via waitperson. This time the suggestied gluten free “adjustments”to the lamb “sandwich made it inedible, steamed not sautéedas stared & impossible to hold. And the potatoe meal soups was thick and pasty. A gluten free menus with real, decent choices is needed, not catch as catch can substitutions. I won’t go here again for awhile.

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n
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good casual spot for business

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CG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Salads were served with brown lettuce—very unappetizing

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NS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! From the ambiance to the food to the service and friendliness of the staff. Whether you're in the mood for family night, date night or girls night this is definitely a fun place to be! The food is super delicious that you'll want to come back for more!

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P
Los Angeles
111 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food plus great service. One of my favorite go to restaurants!!!!

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RF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food always good.
Important to make a reservation; popular and convenient after movie.
Reservation desk very friendly.
Waiters always cheerful and prompt.

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D
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here many times and it never fails to make for a great relaxing and fun evening

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LA
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long waits so recommend reservation. Worth it. Have had the fabulous fried chicken, and salmon. I'd trust anything on the menu.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night, enjoyed everything. We sat at 730, the place was packed and loud. By 830 half empty and more relaxed.

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s
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I think that the price has become a bit higher and I am sure they have increased prices so its a bit over priced, would only go there for convenience.

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p
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

we love coming here before or after the movies.
not very generous with alcohol pour but overall
we enjoy this restaurant!

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C
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

As usual, Westside Tavern is a great place to grab a good cocktail and dinner after a movie. The bar is excellent and the food is good. Most people go to enjoy a dinner with friends. I was unhappy that the music seemed louder and more frenetic than I remember it ever being before. LA restaurants have such a problem with noise pollution and it’s often impossible to converse. WT has never suffered from this, so I hope they cut the music...

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P
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for my birthday, so that says it all. Love it!

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