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Westside Tavern

4.5
741 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 470-1539
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ben Cohn
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Private party facilities
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!
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Private party contact
Amy Coady: (310) 470-1539
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Westwood Blvd
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Parking details
Complimentary Self Parking for up to 3 hrs
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 741 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.3
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4.1
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

A great bet after the movies...pleasant atmosphere without spending a fortune. Only one glass of wine was ordered for our party of four. One individual had the trout, one a sandwich, one turkey burger and one veggie burger (my wife seemed to enjoy it....I thought it was very mushy). Everything was good and delivered as ordered. Delighted they are now taking reservations as we rarely visited the restaurant, but now seem to be going twice a month once we are assured we are not going to have to wait 20 minutes for the table. They seem to honor the system by seating you exactly as reserved.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

We come here often. Consistently delicious, clean food which is both simple and modern. This visit our server Lucy G was great, so warm and professional, she recommended the whole Thai Snapper which I loved. The vibe is always good from the moment you step into the door and it doesn’t hurt that the prices are reasonable for the quality of the food and the added comfort of the space.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

We frequent this restaurant, maybe not weekly, but definitley more than monthly. This visit was different in that we were seated in a back room; I think they call it the Cedar Room. It was nice back there, semi-private and quiet. The downside was that the service was very slow. I would only recommend that room if you are in no kind of rush. Other than that, I'm sure we'll visit the Westside Tavern again, but probably not the Cedar Room.

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4.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Great sandwiches/flatbreads and a well-stocked bar. Perfect for a casual dinner, a lunch meeting, or many other occasions.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

I go here several times a year. It's convenient to my favorite movie theatre and the food and service is always good.

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3.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Good place if you can walk to it. Not many vegetarian options. The flatbreads are big and tasty but loaded with cheese. Still the noise level was acceptable and sitting in the booth was cozy.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

"Upscale" dining that is reasonably priced and not too "upscale" (fussy). Seasonal options mean that there are always adventurous specials on the menu along with reliable comfort dishes like the grilled cheese sandwich. Food is ample but never heavy, and always delicious. We also appreciate that they take special requests and will accommodate dietary needs. A great place.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Always a good choice when going to a movie. So pleased they are taking reservations

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Great meal and service
Love this restaurant

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

We go here often after a movie but this time the staff had difficulty managing the volume of patrons even tho we had a reservation. Service was lackluster at best.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Service was great! We had fun w our waiter. Food was amazing as always. No one makes a better burger, cheeseburger with carmelized onions and bacon. It's mouthwatering. They also have the perfect ranch dressing.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

The service was excellent - the waiter was very attentive - and the food was delicious. Definitely coming back again!

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Lovely. I found the portions a bit large. My granddaughter and I each ate only half of our orders.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Slightly disappointing meal at Westside Tavern. Food, as usual, was very nice. Server Matt was pleasant and accommodating. However, in the midst of our appetizers runners brought our entrees with total disregard that we were not finished with salads. Unprofessional and made us feel rushed. Then, they neglected to pay attention to my informing them it was an important birthday and not even a happy birthday was rendered.

We've been coming to Westside Tavern since Warren opened it years ago and we've had a couple of special events in their private room in back. This service was not up to their usual standards. Good food with mediocre service is not something we need to drive half an hour to enjoy!

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Our reservation was acknowledged and we were seated quickly at a booth as requested. Very attentive server and the food as always was very good. Have been to this restaurant many times.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

This is a reliable place to visit before or after a movie at the Landmark. They have a great Cobb Salad, Shrimp Tacos, Burger, salmon, roasted brussell sprouts. I'm not a big drinker but they have a number of signature cocktails on the menu. I look forward to working my way through the rest of their menu.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation and were still seated immediately. I only eat one cheeseburger in Los Angeles and Westside Tavern makes it perfect every time. I just wish they would play piano jazz or something more appropriate to the setting over their system. The music varies from 80s to rap to ambient to who knows what else. I still love the Westside Tavern.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

A place we got to for great creative meals at a good price. It can be casual or dressy too! Great for foodies.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Server was excellent. Thanks

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding, as always. Westside Tavern is a solid dining performer in all categories. I love this place. Drove there from Glendale for my birthday dinner b/c it's my favorite place to eat. I had the trout and it was delicious. Everyone in our party loved their meal. The service was fantastic - attentive, friendly and not overbearing or inauthentic.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

I've been to Westside Tavern many times and always enjoyed the food and service. This time I was annoyed because after making my reservation on Open Table and enjoying our meal I arrived home to get an email telling me I missed my reservation. I called the manager and she evidently did correct it as I received this review email from Open Table. Also I was so upset to find that when my friend asked for bread after ordering a $25.00 entree we were charged $4.00 for bread! I think that is outrageous.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a delicious meal. We both ordered the Bistro Filet which was very filling. The sauce was delicious as were the potatoes. The broccoli side was so flavorful with the added mint and pecorinni cheese. My favorite item overall however was the sticky toffee cake for dessert. I could just go there for that once a week.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

We frequent this restaurant a lot. Always good. A little too dark at night...but otherwise, great and I love how they take reservations. We didn't go a lot for dinner because they didn't take reservations, but now they do...so we go a lot!

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Enjoyed the location after seeing a movie great to go to a pleasant restaurant
I always have chicken flatbread

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Delicious food and amazing service as always. I am a Ranch dressing snob and Westside Tavern's is by far the best.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

They do fish very well and have a good selection prepared in many different ways. I enjoyed the salmon with black rice -- very nice presentation and generous portion. The "Johnny cake" or corn bread, as they call it - is a shareable slice - very tasty. My friend enjoyed a very large salmon salad and was happy with the variety of vegetables it contained. We'll go back, especially since it's so close to the LANDMARK movies............

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Wonderful dinner and delicious local red wine. We were there for film and stipped in for dinner. Highly recommend the lamb dip but did ask for extra horseradish cream. Service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on December 19, 2017

The salmon was quite good. The cab franc glass of wine was also good. The mushroom soup was great. The side salad was just ok.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

One of my favorites - I've been here several times and always a pleasure

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was good but took a long time to flag down wait staff

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Really enjoyed the fact that they now take reservations!!!! Never went in the past because the line was always too long after the movies. We enjoyed the Caesar Salad (dressing could be a little bit better), mushroom flat bread (very good) and the mac and cheese. We had no liquor and the bill was $49.33 including tax and tip for the two of us. The other couple seemed to enjoy their meal also.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was delicious as always. The cheeseburger w bacon is simply divine. Love the sweet potato fries too. However, the service was exceptional. We dine here every Friday night and always have good service, but John from NEw York goes above and beyond every single time we have him as our server. He is quite exceptional!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

The presentation is awesome. The service was fantastic. The menu is varied, great, fresh and delicious.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Best Hamburger in town! The crispy calamari was delicious too. The service was good also & nobody bothered me or made me feel rushed due to my friend coming in one hour late. Very pleased with everything!

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Always fun and lively, very helpful waiter, food delicious.

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3.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Good food. Service was inattentive and slow. Clean, low light, pretty room.

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Good menu and they are serious about honoring reservations on a busy night. Great for after Landmark movie but need to sit close to hear above the noise. Spectacular liver mousse in a jar, enough for a meal.

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2017

My friends and I eat here often either before or after the movies.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Overall great place and convenient after a movie. Some of the appetizers tend to be a but oily but food is good. Poké is great and drinks aren’t bad but depends on the bartender you get.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

It' always amazing to me that they can do such a good job so fast. Obviously they factor the movie schedule in but all the food is tasty and seems freshly prepared well served. Good for lunch as well

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