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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

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (51)
Pre/post Theatre (47)
Comfort Food (45)
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Casual (45)
Great for Lunch (44)
Good for a Date (29)
Business Meals (26)
Bar Seating (23)
Fun (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Healthy (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for Groups (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Quick Bite (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Hot Spot (13)
People Watching (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Cozy (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Seasonal (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Great Beer (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

Tags: Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 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!

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

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

Tags: Healthy, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 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

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent menu and service. I will visit this establishment again.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Fun, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

My go to restaurant...always delicious! The flatbreads are extraordinary and the Caesar salad is one of the best.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I wanted this time to be different...we'd hoped Westside Tavern had improved.
1) The service--was lacking. We were seated at a table where the seats and tabletop had not been adequately cleaned. Had we not noticed this ourselves before sitting down, we would have stained our clothes by sitting down on food debris left behind by other patrons. When we politely brought this matter to our server's attention, she rolled her eyes and responded with what appeared to be annoyance.

2) The red wine--was served ice cold. We were told this was caused by a storage problem. It took close to 30 mins for a new glass of wine to arrive--unfortunately just as cold as the first glass.

3) The dinner entrees--salmon was tasty and prepared as ordered. The vegetarian main course, although edible, lacked creativity in ingredients and lacked appeal in presentation (it looked like a plate of brownish mush).

Restaurant patrons deserve more respect...especially when spending close to $25-30 per entree.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food here is always consistently good. I always enjoy their Caesar salad and also chose the grilled salmon in miso sauce with black rice-very good. I also enjoy the warm chocolate chip cookies.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We got the corn bread b/c if a restaurant has corn bread on their menu one would think it’s good. Wrong... it was dry like it had been sitting out four hours. Didn’t finish

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was amazing as usual. Best burger I have bee had, and their ranch dressing is perfect! Service was exceptional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always like this place and often can't get in without some planning- reservations a must for dinner on weekend. Service great and food always good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Th salmon was delicious. The cauliflower appetizer was so unbelievably tasty.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Always delicious...the flatbreads are OUTSTANDING! Can’t go wrong restaurant!

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Our server was very attentive to our needs and very courteous. Food was very tasty, loved the salmon burger and cauliflower. We will return.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The Westside Tavern never disappoints for lunch or dinner. Addiditionally, the friendly staff is well trained to meet timing issues for movie schedules. And now that reservations are possible it makes dining so much easier.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I was very much looking forward to dining here, I had friends that raved that it was their favorite restaurant. I was very disappointed. The service was sub-par. Our waiter got us water, and then never asked if we wanted other drinks, on top of that I could not get anyone to refill our waters. When we finally ordered, they never brought out the Brussel sprouts we ordered and my husbands hamburger arrived without french frys...we were told that they would be out soon...10 min later they arrived, no explanation about what took so long. My friend ordered the Pumpkin flatbread which was tasteless. Our waiter never checked to see if we were okay. When he came by at the end of our meal I told him to be sure and take the Brussel sprouts off our bill as we never received them...he said "Oh did they not bring them out?" What a disappointment......

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Bar, menu, and table service are excellent. Great for lunch or dinner. The ability to make reservations is a big plus. Perfect casual dinner before or after a movie. Very nice casual ambiance.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Although we did not get the area we wanted, they did seat us within ten minutes as we arrived early

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food quality has declined

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great meal with good value

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Had dinner with a few friends, and was worried about my options because I'm not currently eating gluten or dairy. I'm not always a huge cauliflower fan but I ordered the roasted cauliflower because it seemed like a good veggie option, and OMG it was incredible. So delicious. Even when I'm back to eating gluten and dairy, I will still totally order this app!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We took our visiting foodie cousins from Berkeley here and they liked it. One cousin tried three different wine samples before choosing one and was happy that they let her do that. We shared a delicious prosciutto and melon starter. She had trout and had some left over to take home.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The Westside Tavern never disappoints and being able to make reservations now is a huge plus! The food is always delicious and the staff is fun and helpful. Had lunch there and dinner in the same week.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It did not disappoint. Reliable. Good food.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Found it odd that our dirty appetizer plates sat on our table as we were eating our entrees. Slow service. Good thing we had time before our move as we were there for an hour and 30 minutes.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The dinner my friend and I had at Westside Tavern was absolutely far and beyond our expectations. I am a big soup fan and very wary of the “seasonal soup” that turns out to just be clam chowder or minestrone. But at Westside, that soup turned out to be parsnip brown butter chestnut soup and it was probably the best soup I’ve ever had. Adding to that, we had the Brussels sprouts+prosciutto and the cauliflower starters and were blown away by how delicious and flavorful both of them were. Between 2 soups and those 2 starters, we were also actually full (and neither of us are delicate eaters).

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We initially did not like being sat in the back room bc we feel cut off from the energy of the restaurant, and the service is always slower, which is a given. But, our server was fantastic even though he had his hands full, and as always, the food was amazing. He bacon cheeseburger w carmelized onions is hands-down the best burger I have ever eaten. I savor each bite and NEVER get tired of it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

OPENTABLE-

As you must have noticed, I booked all my tables through OpenTable at Westside Tavern. They have a policy of not seating people until the party is complete. I was lucky because I went there so often I was always seated immediately, whether my guest had arrived or not. On my last meal there, I tore a ligament in my knee. I asked to be seated (as I always am, without asking) and I was told that that would not be possible. The four or five seats in the waiting area were taken, so I had no choice but to stand, which was extremely painful. I asked to see a manager, and explained that I am always seated. The lady said “oh well” and turned her back on me. Toward the end of the meal, a manager that I knew came to the table and apologized.

I felt like the whole experience was completely disrespectful, considering I was eating there 2-3 times a week, every week, if not more. I would run into people all the time that I had turned onto The Westside Tavern. I have since branched outing tried numerous other restaurants. When people see that I am a repeat customer, I am seated immediately. So if you are wondering why I haven’t booked through OpenTable in a while, it is because I no intention of going back to Westside Tavern as long as long as I live.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great as always. It was a slow night, so service was a bit lagging, but otherwise, fine.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Classic spot for before or after the movies. We are regulars and enjoy being able to make reservations through OpenTable.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants, as the food and service are usually excellent. That wasn't the case for this visit. Three of the 4 entrees were less than great, and our server was incredibly cold and distant. One person's short ribs were dry and lacked flavor; my wife's halibut was cooked and flavored well, but one piece had almost no sauce; and my tagliatelle was not very flavorful and a little too al dente. We will certainly be back; this visit was atypical.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Everything was delicious and the service was great. This place gets very crowded, so I recommend making a reservation or coming at off-hours if you don't want to wait. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Special Occasion
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