Tavern

4.6
2074 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Tavern is the third restaurant from the chef and sommelier team of Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, who also own Lucques restaurant and AOC winebar. This is their West Los Angeles outpost, which serves as a local gathering spot for the Brentwood crowd. Chicly designed by Jeffrey Alan Marks, Tavern encompasses three separate, yet connected spaces: a glass roofed atrium dining room, a large blue walled bar and a café space called the Larder that features casual dining, bakery, retail and prepared foods to go. The restaurant serves Suzanne Goin’s signature California/Mediterranean cuisine with just a touch of a classic American influence.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, French, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Happy Hour Every day 3PM-7PM in the Blue Room.
Larder open everyday 8am - 8pm.
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Phone number
(310) 806-6464
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Suzanne Goin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Darlington
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Parking details
Daytime parking lots offer 90 minutes free with validation.
Evening valet available for $6 (on Darlington).
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 2074 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

While the service staff was affable they are debilitated by a very slow kitchen. Too bad because the food is good but felt like an hour to get the food out. Pretty loud. I have gone there often but this trip was pretty disappointing.

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JC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The Atrium is lovely and good for conversation, the bar room is loud and sceny.

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WT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Tavern is always a good choice. Didn't love the new fall menu. Hard pressed to find something I wanted to eat for a main course. The persimmon salad was very good. The roasted squash was not great.

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H
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The atrium is a very beautiful setting, but the food was a little off on this visit and the service was especially subpar. Perhaps because there was a large party going on, but we were neglected even before that group had arrived

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G
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great ambience. Terrific service. Limited and offbeat menu. Certainly no complaints about the food but selection was not what I expected. Check out the menu before you go.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the dessert when we came in to celebrate a birthday! And as always, the food was delicious and the people lovely.

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d
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Almond latte was probably one of the best I’ve ever had- and I am extremely fussy. But the tempura fish tacos were disappointing. One piece of fish in each. The cabbage made the overly thick reading soft. Skimpy in the guacamole. Overall pretty mediocre. My companions turkey burger was fine. I would go back and try something else.

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DC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Very disappointing. Have tried this place at least four to five times. So attractive. The Food is always disappointing and this is a Susan Goin Restaurant. The difference in food bereeen this and Lucques is Igbo and day. What’s with that larder Cobb beet salad. Ate half and gave up. The waiter seemed bothered we were even there. The busboy, god love him, didn’t know what to do...poor training. Will not go back.

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JB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always reliable and tasty. The atrium is a lovely, relaxed space that anyone can enjoy. The bar can be a scene after work.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The new menu is very limited! I struggled to find something I was excited to eat.

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CS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'd had one instance of poor service in the past over many visits, and I returned because I thought that was a one-off and it was. This time the service was great and the food was excellent. This is a great ambience for Sunday brunch and lunch any day. I haven't been for dinner.

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CH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've been there many times, so obviously I like it!

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t
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tavern is a classic Brentwood establishment and it never fails to impress- great food and great service.

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E
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and comfortable place! Excellent service and delicious food!

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RT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and excellent service. Tavern was recommended by a friend for brunch and we had a wonderful time.

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OT
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the new Fall menu. Nice variety and delicious fiod

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Relaxed efficient service. Friendly staff. A wonderful experience.

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I live in CANADA.
U HAVE THE WRONG EMAIL IF

PLEASE RESOLVE

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BA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I think it is horrible that The Tavern charges over a 3% tax on our bill for the medical
insurance for their employees. Why would we need to pay for that? That should be on the owner. Not ok.
It makes me not want to recommend your restaurant. I enjoy everything else about it but I find that completely wrong.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grilled cheese night heaven. I had the one w ham and apples yum. My friend loved the mozzarella and asked to hold the Asiago. My husband had the gruyere version and loved that. Batting a thousand.

Accompanied by Sancerre. Fantastic for the mouth and spirit and willing to forego some gut discomfort Saturday.

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f
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to return to the "Tavern" my neighborhood hangout!

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B
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Initially we were seated right at the kitchen entance eventhough we had a reservations at least a week in advance and the resturant was about 10% occupied at the time. I requested a move and they accomodated us. That corner should be the last two top seated in the atrium on any occassion. So noisey and bodies in and out non-stop.

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D
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Ambiance, food and overall vibe is great which is why i always come back.
Service needs much improvement, if it was better this whole experience would go up to outstanding.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

They’re obviously having a plumbing problem and the place had a very strong sewage smell.

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JF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Very disappointed by service... waited for server over 15 minutes to come to the table and it wasn't busy... waited for bill... waited to pick up check. Felt invisible. Both tables around us had another server that was attentive. Made to feel like a burden. Ruined the whole experience for me. I brought an out of town guest and a disappointement. Joyce

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EL
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love the vibe! Fun, classic, sophisticated!

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NJ
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

honestly there is very little on their menu that is of interest to me.
i always order the turkey burger and that is good. but it's
a bit too pricey for a turkey burger. not my go to spot.
but it is convenient in some instances. was surprised at how
busy it was. perhaps i'm in the minority.

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JS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Started out promising---great interior in the main area;
Food was very good except for my Nicoise Tuna sandwich--way too salty;
I complained at the end of the meal and likely should have sooner ...waitress apologized but did not do anything or make an adjustment;
I spent 107 bucks for a brunch for 2 without alcoholic drinks...you would think they might have split the difference on one sandwich; not sure i will return;

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DM
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were splendid hosted with our close friends! Front desk, waiter, quality & selecting choices were superb!

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c
Los Angeles
109 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The Tavern is an always reliable place to have dinner in Brentwood. Whereas the food is always good, it was once more creative and it appears to have settle for just reliably good these days. The dining room is lovely and the tables are sufficiently spaced so that you can have a conversation.

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C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great meal. Everything was on point. I went for Brunch and it wasn't too crowded.
Attention to detain. Service was excellent. Food was the best. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Run, don't walk to this place.

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C
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Food overpriced and underwhelming. Lousy for vegetarians.

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IK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overpriced. Menu limited although all well prepared. Atrium provides great ambience Very pleasant.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Good selection of entree choices. Great bar and wine options. All items were well prepared and presented. Not inexpensive, but good for a nice meal out, date, or occasion.

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s
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lunch was good not great. Noisy. Limited menu. Sparse servings.

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e
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I'm breaking up with you, Tavern. Gravely disappointed in the food. The menu is inspired and different, but it all comes down to taste and Tavern does not deliver. I ordered the Devil's Chicken as my main, and I thought it was a waste of my money. The dish was too soupy and the chicken was dry and tasteless. Not going back even though it's conveniently located in my neighborhood.

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SO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Everything was disappointing about our evening in comparison to the many other great dining experiences we have had at the Tavern. It has been awhile since we have been, but things have really gone down.
All areas of the restaurant and the experience need attention. Cleanliness of restaurant very poor. Food quality and preparation poor. Service way below average in attention to detail. So sad to see such a great restaurant fall apart. I doubt that we will ever return.

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NA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Hi the only thing is the decor, the trees were missing ?? That was very nice before , now it looks like an empty space , behire it was like seating outdoor, but with a cover and the trees was very nice !! Now I don’t like it, to empty big salon !!

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SM
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly classy place, without the snootiness. The food is inspired, and the Atrium has to be one of the loveliest "rooms" in L.A. You feel like you're outside, even while you're inside! The staff is attentive and warm, and I felt everyone really cared about two mature women having a good dining experience (which isn't always the case). I recommend this place to anyone ready to embrace all those qualities, who isn't looking for something inexpensive.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This is probably the 4x time I’ve dined there. Surprisingly subpar food this time around. Super loud music. Space is great but really not special in any way.

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