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About Westside Tavern

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.

10850 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Westwood Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 470-1539

Website:
http://www.westsidetavernla.com/

Catering:
Westside Tavern offers 2 private dining rooms:

The Westwood Room, which can accommodate seated dinners of up to 66 guests or standing receptions for up to 100.

The Cedar Room accommodates up to 26 seated guests or standing receptions of up to 40.

The rooms can be combined to accommodate a seated dinner of up to 80 guests or standing reception of up to 150

The Westwood Room has a private full service bar.
Both rooms have Audio/Video Equipment

Parking Details:
Complimentary Self Parking for up to 3 hrs

Executive Chef:
Ben Cohn

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Westside Tavern is a bustling neighborhood gathering place located just below the Landmark Theatre in West L.A. where Chef Ben Cohn serves fresh and seasonal California Tavern Cuisine. Call us today to plan your unforgettable party!

Westside Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (58)
Pre/post Theatre (56)
Neighborhood Gem (53)
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Great for Lunch (45)
Comfort Food (43)
Good for a Date (31)
Business Meals (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Fun (22)
Healthy (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Quick Bite (17)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Kid-friendly (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
People Watching (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Seasonal (9)
Cozy (8)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Authentic (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Great Beer (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Romantic (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

All round solid restaurant. Won't impress any foodie friends, but good for meeting friends and dates.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always DELICIOUS and fine quality. My favorite go to restaurant in my neighborhood.

Tags: Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Always a reliable standby for a good meal and good overall experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Satisfying the taste buds of 9 women of a certain age is not easy, but Westside Tavern did it with warm and patient service and tasty cuisine.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Waiter forgot to come back and check if we needed anything or ask for refills (which we had empty glasses)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner at Westside Tavern as we always do. So convenient for dining after a movie. We always find the food delicious and looking good!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always pretty good. No complaints.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Everything was really great except for the wait staff was really slow. It was almost twenty minutes before we got our drink orders taken. It didn't really improve after that as far as time went.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always wanted to come here and very glad my out of town friends decided that for me. It's everything u want for a perfect dinner outing. Waiter (name escapes me) and table service the tops. Will def be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, People Watching, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Consistent. A nice variety of very good comfort food, spacious booths, service that doesn't rush you...what's not to like here?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Thank you for another lovely meal. Cocktails were wonderful as always!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Wonderful find, didn't realize this was right at Westside Pavilion. Lovely place, terrific service. Did a business lunch there, but definitely plan to come back. We both had the potato soup (wonderful), thenI had a caesar salad with salmon, and my business associate had scallops, the lunch special. Highly recommend!

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Absolutely love this restaurant. I've been coming here for years. It's the perfect ambience, the most delicious food no matter that item on the menu- I call this place a second home (or kitchen, if I could cook as immaculately!) Have had my law graduation here, birthdays here, dates here, and business lunches here. Perfect for all.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Best thing is the cheese burger and the grilled cheese and tomato bisque... Humus dip is good or the poke... Usually service is good but this time the two front desk hostesses were kinda rude and we had to ask for tea and coffee refills everytime... Not attentive... Hostesses didnt say a thing when we past them leaving... Bad night for them in terms of customer service...my office has lunch there quite a bit, so i am familiar with how they normally are...

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We eat at Westside Tavern every Friday because their bacon cheeseburger with caramelized onions is simply divine. Typically the service is great; the servers are almost always extremely friendly, fun, efficient, and prompt. However, this last Friday, we waited for about 20 minutes before anyone even came to our table to offer us something to drink. In fact, after several servers walked back and forth ignoring us during that time, we finally had to grab someone before anyone noticed us. The server who ended up waiting on us was great, but when we asked another server for something during our meal, they did not seem interested in helping us and seemed a bit irritated. It was disappointing that the staff were not more team-oriented and collaborative. We had made a reservation for my friend's birthday, which we were hoping would be acknowledged in some way, perhaps even with a happy birthday, but it appears Westside Tavern does not really acknowledge birthdays, which is not really that big of a deal. It just left me wondering why they ask you to specify that in the reservation on Open Table. Overall, this was one semi-negative experience among many, many great experiences so we will, of course, continue to dine there. Every restaurant (or server) has bad nights once in a while.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I had a very good waiter who was very understanding when my guest was extremely late

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I just want to send a thank you to Westside Tavern for reaching out to me the following day. My mom left her wallet there. She hadn't realized it was missing but Westside figured out it was my Mom's because my phone number was on the reservation. I really appreciate it.

Also, every time I have reservations there we are seated immediately which I greatly appreciate.
My father has Alzheimers and doesn't sit patiently so being seated when we walk in is crucial.

Food was great too.
Thank you.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

good food; lovely service, convenient location, friendly staff

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I asked for a good table (anniversary)and empty tables/booths we were still shown back to the kitchen.
What's up with that?

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The waitstaff is always attentive and friendly and there is a warm ambience. I always enjoy their specials and had the sea bream which was great. Another guest had the grilled salmon and enjoyed it as well. Another member of our party had the burger with fries and said it was very good. The Caesar salad is always fresh and delicious.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food was delicious service was terrible

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We have eaten at Westside Tavern for years, but had drifted away for about a year. We returned recently with guests and everyone was impressed with the food and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Had 7PM reservations after movie. We were seated very close to our reservation time, despite large crowd. Our waiter was excellent. Food is always good. HIghly recommended.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I've eaten at Westside Tavern many times; this was the only occasion it was not great. Once we were seated it was a really long while before we were waited on, when immediately we gave our cocktails & appetizer order so as to have some time to decide what entrees to select. We had to ask twice for water. I guess the restaurant was short-staffed that evening; we arrived at 6:35, which I thought would be "early", before the dinner rush.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Birthday dinner was not a good experience. It took a very long time to receive our cocktails at the beginning. And even longer for a server to acknowledge that we sat down. Basically if one had 3 hours to kill, this is the place to go for slow service...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Wish I could remember the name of our waiter. He had a full beard. He was so knowledgeable and helpful and very attentive. Extremely professional, yet just the right amount of friendliness.
I enjoyed my BLT with arugula and soft cooked egg. Different and yummy. Surprised at how good the gazpacho was. I am usually not a big fan, but this was excellent. And, let's not even talk about the sweet potato fries!
My only complaint was the extreme glare coming in the front windows. I literally could not see the person sitting across from me.
Pristine, attractive rest rooms.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I am so relieved they started taking reservations bc it used to be a minimum 25-30 min wait, which is actually well with it. However, it would conflict with our movie. Now we can make a Rez and get right in. The service is impeccable. The servers are A+. They are some of the friendliest servers around and are extremely efficient. Going to WT is the highlight of my week. I dream about their bacon cheeseburger w carmelized onions and sweet potato fries all week long. It is simply divine! Great Mac and cheese and Brussels sprouts too.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Was seated at window booth. Server brought drinks and then disappeared for 30 minutes. Food was fair at best do not order the club sandwich. Chicken was so dry you could not even bite into it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 29, 2017

A dependable place for a good business lunch. Prices are high for the food/experience. That said, this is one of the few restaurants on the Westside that has easy/free parking, takes reservations, and is easy to get to from the freeway.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Met a beautiful lady on our first date at your establishment and onward for another date with her!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The food was good and the service was excellent. We will eat there more often since they now take reservations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Been there many times before.
Will not return. Food quality now very poor. Not edible
Called general manager, No return call.
What has happened ? New ownership?

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Good place for a nice meal. A lot of choices, full bar and craft beer. Not the best but good enough.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Now that they take reservations we will be going more frequently. Just very good food at a fair price and a good selection of dishes

Tags: Hot Spot, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

We have eaten at the Westside Tavern on many occasions. The food is consistently good. There were 7 of us and we had a very nice booth that accommodated all of us comfortably. We will definitely visit the Tavern again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This is the second time that we've been to the Tavern and been greeted by a booth with food not wiped off the seat. That being said, the wait staff was good and the food was up to the usual Westside standards. I love the ambiance of the Tavern. No matter where you sit, the general noise of the restaurant never overpowers the conversation being had at your table.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great place to go before going to the Landmark Theater. They now take reservations which is great. The steak salad was delicious and my husband's burger looked good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Always satisfied

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great food , as always! But our server was not enthused to be there. He asked if we'd like water and when I responded I'd like to order a drink, he started to walk off before we could order. He came back to bring our drinks and we ordered. That was our entire interaction over the course of over an hour. No asking if we'd like more drinks, or dessert, or an appetizer. Or if we liked our food. Or more water. But he was chatty with other servers. But not us. Or anyone in his area.

It was a big birthday for me today. I saw another table get a piece of cake in a different section. The server wished me happy birthday on my way out as I walked out. But did I get even a modicum of service from my server? Not really.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Met colleagues from work here for lunch. Nice selection of options - good salads. Fried Green beans are the bomb! Enjoy them! Looks like a good happy hour place and beer/wine bar. Could be fun after work also.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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