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Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
9:30 PM
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Westside Tavern

4.5
738 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Top Tags:
  • 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 738 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
service
4.3
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4.1
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Surprisingly good food for a mall-based restaurant, courteous and efficient service3, reasonable prices make this a good pre-theatre spot. Noisy in the bar and main room, but really comfortable if you are lucky enough to get seated in one of the private dining rooms which is opened when busy.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

I have been a devoted customer for 7 years. Unfortunately, my favorite shared appetizers have taken a turn for the worse. Also there is no consistency. I usually order the macaroni and cheese and barbecue chicken flatbread. Sometimes the flavors taste better, and sometimes they taste awful, no consistency.

With the increase of inflation, I don’t feel your prices are worth the less than satisfactory taste in food. I’m disappointed and upset at the money I have wasted as a loyal customer.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We were seated quickly when we arrived. Service was good and food delicious. I do wish Westside Tavern would expand their menu. Food selection is limited although very tasty.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Lots of great choices. Perfect place to go before the movie. They had a kielbasa reuben as a special that was heavy but DEELISH

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We LOVE this restaurant. The only thing that makes me sad is they no longer serve Bundaberg Ginger beer. They switched companies. But otherwise a 4 star experience.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I wish I could remember our server’s name bc every time we have sat with her she has been so friendly, sweet, and fun. The food was amazing as always. We eat there every Friday night before our movie, and I look forward to it all week.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great restaurant...delicious food. The flatbreads are amazing!! One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent location and parking. The food and service were fabulous.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We were accommodated very nicely in a side room when we asked for quiet seating because of two hard-of-hearing members of our group. The rest of the restaurant was incredibly noisy! The meal was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent service and fabulous food! So enjoyable!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Mary was a great server, food was delicious!

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Good westside option for casual business lunches and meet-ups with friends. Pricey for lunch since the portions are on the small side but there are healthy options. Service was a bit inconsistent as the server seemed somewhat overwhelmed. I will be back, but mostly because there aren't that many options in this part of town...I wish the value was a bit better and the server wasn't clearly ADD.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I'm a frequent visitor to the Westside Tavern, primarily as a place to eat after the movies. The food is always good, and the setting is excellent. It's better now that you can make a reservation as you would often have a long wait. I would recommend it both for casual dining and a good venue for a date.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Thank you so much for another great dining experience. And a special thank you to our server, Kelly, for great service.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great restaurant
Excellent food

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Service was the best I’ve had!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Enjoyed it

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My fav brunch! Best hollandaise, pancakes, bakery. Beautiful room with comfortable seating and gracious service.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

So glad that the Chopped salad w/Salmon was brought back to your menu -- the Asian substitute was not very good. Love the "Johnny-cake" (your excuse for bread).
Service was terrific. thanks for being there.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We always enjoy Westside Grill for the warm atmosphere and very good food and service

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Really nice dining spot with a great bar. Comfortable, casual atmosphere, great service and really good food. Noise level wasn't bad either. Even in the bar area it was still possible to hold a conversation across a table without shouting. Definitely a good spot for drinks and/or dining, especially pre-movie.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We go there every Friday night for date night, and I cannot rave enough about their bacon cheeseburger with caramelized onions. The combination or the juicy grass-fed beef with the melted cheese, aioli, and arugula, on that perfect bun just melts in your mouth. But, I don’t think anyone has better ranch dressing. It’s pretty amazing, especially with the sweet potato fries. We also had exceptional service from Megan. She was friendly, patient, and extremely attentive and efficient! Another great experience!

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

if your destiny is Landmark and you reserve in advance, this is a good value and great location. the crab cake is reliable. the burgers deliver and the wine and beer selections more than serviceable. Good servers.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I go to this restaurant all the time and enjoy the fact that the menu includes a casual and more formal menu which gives me lots of options. The waitstaff is friendly and helpful and the menu is varied and creative but old favorites are included along with a changing blackboard. I enjoy the cozy booths and the staff at the front desk are very accommodating as well.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We have been regulars at Westside Tavern for many years, they never cease to impress. Everythiing is done artfully and the sticky toffee cake at the end of the meal is TO DIE FOR. We find it kid-friendly and convenient.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This is so convenient when going to the Landmark to see a movie.....Now that they take reservations, it is even better.....no long wait. Good value. We particularly like the mushroom flat bread....Caesar salad is very generous, but could use a better dressing. Service always very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food selection was good - our server was knowlegable about specials. We were greeting quickly after we were seated and our drink order was brought right away. This restaurant is very convenient for after movie dates.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Consistently good food, service is excellent, comfortability. Never feel rushed or hurried to leave. Always enjoyable to go.

Thank you.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

So happy they take reservations! Great casual dining, always good food- soup, salads, love the appetizers: tempura green beans, Brussels sprouts, calamari, burrata

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Highly recommend anything on the menu. Save room for the sticky toffee cake!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The food and drinks were tasty. The ahi appetizer was delicious as well as the lamb ragout tagliatelle special. I was very disappointed that their chicken liver mousse is now a special and not available all the time. I will definitely return when I know that they have it.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The reception desk attitude needs improvement
I know they are busy but especially on weekends u need more staff

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

This place is convenient because we go to the Landmark Theatres in the same building. We ate there a few weeks ago and had better service but it is convenient. It was not that busy but we were there on the early side. No one came to our table until I called a waiter who seemed to be helping other tables. He told me we were "not in his section" but he took our order and was polite. It became apparent that he was waiting on nearly every table so who knows.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Did not think the lamb sandwich was up to ur high standards. The lamb was a bit chewy and too well done. Plus had to ask for more horseradish cream!
The poke serving was on the small side ( I order it often . so I know)!!

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Now that they take reservations - at least, for dinner – it's as easy as taking an escalator from the theatres above to enjoy a terrific cocktail or glass of wine with dinner. I am slightly addicted to their lamb dip sandwich. Outstanding flavor and tenderness. Terrific Sweet Potato fries too.
And the bartender whips up some great cocktails.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Music too loud. Food great, as always.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We came here with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday. When we finally got seated, the booth we were sitting at had no lighting. It was so dark that I had to ask if we can be seated elsewhere or if they could replace the burnt out bulb. The hostess told me they couldn’t replace the bulb and couldn’t move us because there were no available tables. I then requested at the very minimum for them to bring out more of the motive candles they had on each table...she brought us two little ones which really didn’t help. We all had to resort to our phones flahslight to read the menu and eat our meal. Our server literally took our order and brought the check. He never once offered refills on our beverages, never asked how we were doing or if we needed anything. Overall this wasn’t a good experience for any of us.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

It's a difficult place to review because sometimes the food is prepared well, but the service is terrible. Sometimes it's the other way around. About 40% of the time, both the food and service are good, but I wouldn't say that that anything I've ever had there was "great". On my most recent visit, I had about an hour before I was going upstairs to see a movie. Ordering my meal was fine, and a runner brought it in a timely manner, but then I didn't see my server again for about 40 minutes. I finished my meal with about 30 minutes to spare. I kept looking for the server to get the check, but she was nowhere to be seen for about 20 minutes. Then I briefly spotted her far away, but could not get her attention. She finally showed up 3 minutes before the movie was going to start, just as I was about to go to the hostess stand to see about paying my bill. I then requested the check, paid it immediately and had to run up the escalator to make it just as the previews were starting.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I ordered well the Salmon was excellent and the appetizer of vegetarian chilli and cornbread were delish....the person I went with ordered the calamari which was good but the trout was inedible it was way too salty. could not eat either of the 2 pieces of trout that arrived so we just let it go...so I think if you order correctly you will have a great meal here...also if youre watching a movie its hard to beat this location...the bathrooms are REALLY nice too FYI

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Sat at the bar. I was able to hang my Macy’s bag on the hook under the rail. Bartender was pleasant and attentive. Ordered the chicken and avocado sandwich with tomato soup. Both were very good but I had to ask for black pepper, was not offered

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