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Westside Tavern, Los Angeles, CA

Westside Tavern

4.5
4.5
1447 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 470-1539

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ben Cohn

  • Catering

    We offer a range of menus for delivery and corporate catering. Please visit our website for updated menus and offerings

  • Neighborhood

    West Los Angeles

  • Cross street

    Westwood Blvd

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Self Parking for up to 3 hrs in the secure lot below Landmark Theatre. Entrance on either Pico Blvd. heading East or Westwood Blvd. from the north or south.Valet available on weekends for additional charge

  • Public transit

    Metro Westwood; Pico

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,447 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. r

    rabenbru

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 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
  2. l

    lalanative

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 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.
  3. w

    wakazo

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 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.
  4. EN

    ExpatNewyorker

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 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.
  5. CG

    ConnieGm

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 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...!
  6. S

    Steve

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Being right on the street can be noisy, but that is unfortunately true of many restaurants these days.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 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!
  8. AM

    AMYlevy1

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 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.
  9. A

    Anand

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 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.
  10. B

    Bubbe

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where do I find out my total points from Open Table?
  11. AK

    AlexK

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 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 TavernResponded on October 7, 2020Thank 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

  12. VG

    VirginiaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was very quiet and intimate during our meal. Food and service outstanding.

    Westside TavernResponded on October 7, 2020From 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

  13. Y

    Yoti

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 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 TavernResponded on October 7, 2020I 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

  14. B

    Brian

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 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.
  15. HW

    HeidiW

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 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
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was fantastic!

    Westside TavernResponded on September 2, 2020Big 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

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!!! I don’t have any thing bad to say. Westside Tavern is the best!!!!

    Westside TavernResponded on August 16, 2020Kind words that deserve a big thank you from the team here at Westside Tavern, sincerely kim General Manager

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great. Best burger in Los Angeles. And shrimp tacos are amazing. Drinks are on point too!!

    Westside TavernResponded on August 16, 2020Big 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

  19. d

    dthorn

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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.
  20. GT

    GlennyT

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 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
  21. MQ

    MichelinQuest

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to go!
  22. LB

    LarryB

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.
  23. JM

    JMDM

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 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.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite spots in our neighborhood.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Father’s Day brunch.
  26. TC

    TaylorC

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. The atmosphere was nice as well, and not loud.
  27. R

    Ragman300

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 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
  28. C

    Calimama

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Compliments to the chef! Absolutely loved everything we ordered. Cocktail drinks were delicious, appetizers and entrees- amazing, and waiter was very attentive.
  29. k

    katel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Our water, Eric was perfect. The BBQ chicken flatbread - great!
  30. V

    Violet

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delighted to have had the dining experience Saturday before the mayor closed down all the restaurants. Never had a bad meal ere.
  31. S

    Sharibaby

    Los Angeles

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 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 TavernResponded on September 2, 2020Thank 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

  32. d

    drummer

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 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.
  33. l

    lb317

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Westside restaurant, good menu choices, good food. 3 hours of free parking.
  34. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    A nice dinner, but we were stuck in the "private dining room" even though we had reservations.
  35. DW

    DebW

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael was a great waiter and the martinis and the dinner were - like always - the best!
  36. 0

    007bond

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great server, great food
  37. S

    Slick

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I was disappointed with the menu. The service was a bit slower than I remember.
  38. B

    Bananie

    Los Angeles

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was yummy and our server, Kayla, was fantastic! Thank you very much.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 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.
  40. WL

    WestLAGal

    Los Angeles

    74 reviews

    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 1447 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Westwood Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    West Los Angeles

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Self Parking for up to 3 hrs in the secure lot below Landmark Theatre. Entrance on either Pico Blvd. heading East or Westwood Blvd. from the north or south.Valet available on weekends for additional charge

  • Public transit

    Metro Westwood; Pico

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ben Cohn

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 470-1539

  • Catering

    We offer a range of menus for delivery and corporate catering. Please visit our website for updated menus and offerings

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