Tam O'Shanter

4.6
5075 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Tam O’Shanter is a dining legend in the heart of Los Angeles, where you will find the charm of a Highland inn. The qualities that built our reputation- superb food, outstanding service and a dedication to honoring our guests with the highest quality in value- are as strong today as when we first opened our doors in 1922.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 5075 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EdwinP
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor ambience with best Prime Rib around!

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vipKenjo
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Beautifly decorated outside area, slightly limited menu and a server with little personality

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ImperialPint
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A local institution for decades. Old school at its best☺

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RonB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. The service and atmosphere was excellent. The prime rib was an unusual cut. It was a little thin though it was on the bone. I would have preferred a more traditional slice. The creamed corn was excellent!

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vipTlcg
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been ther monthly because of the patio services we luv it💜💜💜

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vipaminla
Los Angeles
256 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tam is one of our favorite restaurants. We love the ambiance, the staff is friendly and attentive, and the food is great.

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vipEchoParkGordo
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Happy to find out that Tam's still open - they have tents for miles, and plenty of room for a Friday night treat. The service was excellent, despite having to get everything in little serving cups, and staff was its usual friendly self. The patio menu doesn't include Toad in a Hole, which was disappointing to my wife, but my prime rib was great, and Barb liked her wine, and the fish and chips were good. Still a treat, and one of the few atmospheric places that managed to bring the atmosphere outside.

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NoraM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tam O’Shanter is one of my favorite restaurants, especially if you love prime rib. They have other options (fish, chicken, vegetarian dishes). During this pandemic, they are taking all precautions to keep employees and guests safe. They have patio seating. I highly recommend.

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MarilynW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve never been disappointed with the food or service.

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INMAZER1967
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great meal and we had a nice time at the restaurant. Our meals were wonderful and there was plenty of it!

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MarcoB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Besides the hostess being rude and not personable, the experience was nice. The outside patio is lovely and the food is good, although they ran out of the filet. I say give it a try.

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Jena
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Hostess was rude and unfriendly. Wait staff was also fairly rude and unfriendly. Table server was great however. I used to visit Tam all the time and as a Disney studio employe loved the history. But things seemed to have changed and I won't be back after being so poorly received by your outdoor hostess.

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Frustrated
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Social distancing was perfect! Excellent service! My prime rib was bloody and blood got on the side dishes. Wished it was served separately.

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RobertaP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I checked in at the drive through check in and instead of being greeted with Good evening, May I help you, I was told the rest of your party isn’t here, you have to wait. I replied, the rest of my party is seated on the back seat. This same person escorted us to a table in silence and didn’t ask if this table was ok or at least say enjoy your dinner. There were only four other parties seated in the patio with plenty of available tables. We were seated at a small table by the employee entrance. I have no idea why this person seated us there when the place wasn’t busy but maybe it had to do that we were POC. The waitress was attentive. Food was good but portions were smaller than the last time I was there in December. Upon leaving we had to pass by the check in area and again there was no acknowledgement from these people at check in area. They could have at least had the courtesy to say Thank you for coming or Have a nice evening. Also for being a host this person was dressed very sloppy. We paid a good amount of $$$ that evening and it’s unfortunate that these people aren’t grateful to their customers who pay their wages especially during this pandemic. They’re lucky to still have a job.

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vipMichelleS
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They have done a very good job during Covid having a very nice experience. The food was very good and hot and the atmosphere was great. Would definitely go back

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Carlos
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have made the outside dining a magical experience.
Twinkling lights. Festive decor.
Great service from Grey. Always great food.
The old fashion was fantastic
Always a great place
Now if they can figure a way to have carolers. perfect holiday spot

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vipElanaH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the outdoor space and holiday decor. Very unique brunch menu with alcoholic cold brew coffees. Staff were very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I love Lawry's and the Tam, but this experience was sub par from the limited menu to the service to the stale bread.

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AnnL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tam O'Shanter has always been a favorite and its pandemic era hospitality did not disappoint. Super service, great food, lovely ambiance.

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JohnS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and comfortable setting. Felt very safe with all the protocalls that have to be in place. Glad that the patio area was thought of 2 years ago, working out well now.

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Moofer
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner very much. My husband had the prime rib and I had the fish and chips. Both meals were excellent and we enjoyed dining outside! The provisions for dining outdoors was very comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience. Heaters throughout. Service was excellent.

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SuzanneL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The fish and chips were quite good, though I would've liked a greater variety of choices on the menu -- but maybe the menu had to be reduced at this time. Our server was attentive and polite -- all good. - Would've been nice in the November evening to have one more heat lamp available?

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vipaminla
Los Angeles
257 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at the Tam was fantastic: our meals were delicious, and our server, friendly, and attentive. While it is outdoor seating only, they have added a tent and outdoor heaters to their patio area to help protect from the elements. That said, we kept our coats on for the entire meal.

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SindyM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations ahead of time and and once I got there. We were seated down quick. The service was fast and the staff was amazing. Super clean as well and super cute for outside patio. I will be coming back with my fiancé more often.

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GaryM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were able to get seated early. Great outdoor seating with heat lamps. The menu is condensed and not all items are available.

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vipJamesR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid safe outdoor dining.

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vipBrittainyR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This dining felt unsafe during Covid. Tables do not seem to be 6 feet apart. Be careful before you dine here!

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GastonH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so pleased to see the ol' Tam'o Shatner make the adjustments for covid without losing their charm. You can park for free in their back lot and they have the side patio covered and set up for dinning. They had the fire place on and the tall space heaters out. We did not notice the weather at all.

If anything eating on the outside patio near the fire place was more in keeping with their old school vibe. The food was excellent and served promptly. My wine glass was never empty and my date and I left fat and happy.

I need to back again soon. I love that place.

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CarolineA
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Ordered a filet mignon it was sent out raw. The waiter was apologetic and brought out a second filet 15 minutes later and it was not a good cut of meat. It was hard to cut and not seasoned. It was just not a great experience. My sister got fish and chips and the fish was soggy.

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vipjimn
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

disappointed that I wasn't award points for this reservation, also they never refilled or ask to refill water or ice teas during our lunch.

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RachelY
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The foods and our server were great. But the helper of the restaurant was rude and we were uncomfortable.

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vipWesleyA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Tam O’Shanter has banned corkage.

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vipBeverly
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wait staff, fabulous food and great drinks. Love the Tam’!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We have been customers of the Tam O’Shanter for many years, but we go there much less frequently these days. The beef was very tender in years past, but now it seems to be of at a choice/select level. We still enjoy the Yorkshire pudding and the cream corn.

The service has deteriorated somewhat since the old days. We had to ask for things like pepper for the salad; set ups for the entree because they took the fork and knife away after we finished the salads; steak knives (the beef was a bit tough and had some gristle in it); more bread; empty drink glasses; etc. two or more times. The busboys have not been assisting the wait staff as in years past, which has contributed to the poor service.

We do enjoy the outdoor ambiance, which is why we went there to continue our weeklong anniversary celebration. Truth be told, we were in the area already. By the way, they do not do anything special for special occasions.

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vipTeresa
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't go wrong here with the prime rib... I love this place so much and the tables are spaced out so nicely on the patio.

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vipTravelmom28
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service staff. Tables well spaced apart. Lunch was delicious.

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DavidS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always outstanding. We enjoy the patio, but can't wait until we're able to go back inside.

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DougP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A variety of smaller brunch dishes and some unusual appetizers on the menu, as well as their trademark prime rib entrees. The new patio is delightful and we found it relaxing. This is one of the best restaurants in the northeast L.A. area.

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NoraM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience celebrating my 70th birthday in my favorite restaurant, Tam O’Shanter. Even though we are all going through difficult times due to COVID, the staff was amazing. Always checking to make sure we were ok. Most of all, we (6 of us) felt safe. The management and staff took all precautions. The best prime rib in LA. Can’t wait to go back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tam O'Shanter using the Order Online button. Tam O'Shanter also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Tam O'Shanter also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 664-0228.

Tam O'Shanter is rated 4.6 stars by 5075 OpenTable diners.

Tam O'Shanter does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.lawrysonline.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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