Tam O'Shanter

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The Tam O'Shanter is a dining legend in the heart of Los Angeles, here 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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LM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I had dinner at the Tam O’Shanter for St. Patrick’s Day. Thankfully, we had made a reservation! The place was hopping with a bagpiper and an entire tent of partygoers outside. Inside many happy people were dancing and enjoying their Guinness. As for us, we were seated for dinner and served by Mark. He was amazingly attentive and kept our glasses filled and our dinners served quickly. Mark was great with my kids, who kept asking him for a “high five”. Dinner was superb! Every dish was fantastic, and the prime rib was the best I’ve ever had. We will definitely be back again soon.

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a
Los Angeles
233 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tam is one of our favorite restaurants. Aside from other dining occasions, we have been going there for St. Patrick's Day dinner since 1993, which we did again this year. We love the ambiance, the food is consistently great, and our server was very friendly and attentive. It was another great dining experience for us.

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AR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Table wasn’t ready until 30 mins after reservation time. Valet was very rude. Service was great. The food was a bit pricey for the portions.

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EC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time ... service, food, and we were able to sit and enjoy our time.

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MW
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding! Our go-to place for special occasions and out of town guests. Saint Patricks Day brunch was festive and the food phenomenal.

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LC
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tam O'Shanter is always one of our favorite spots to have dinner. It has wonderful ambience, great food and a friendly staff. My first time there was in 1962 so I definitely am a fan!

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SG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went with our parents when I was a child.
Felt great to be back!! Thank you.

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B
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great classic restaurant. This is real food. No trendy kale chips or avocado toast here. Just great prime rib and traditional side dishes. Wedge salad. Great place. It has been continuously operating since 1922 for a reason

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LH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Regular customers for years. Love everything about it.

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L
Los Angeles
253 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over the years you have asked me to review The Tam O'Shanter many times. My review never changes because it is always outstanding in every way from the food and service to the ability to have a conversation even though every table is occupied. For those reasons and more, the Tam is one of our favorite places. One more thing: if you love single-malt scotch, wait till you see their list of offerings.

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d
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing place with great food. Our waitress Mel was wonderful. The staff accommodated us even though there was a mix up in the timing of the reservation. Very happy with the entire experience from the valet to the people clearing our table quickly.

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food options and we got to sit at Walt’s table. Serving staff was very knowledgeable. Definitely recommend!

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DC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner for boyfriend

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my sister and brother-in-law to Tam’s for a treat as they had never been. Food was amazing as always, service was great!

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p
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good with excellent service. Good for lunch and dinner

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DT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Although the ambience is still good, sadly the restaurant is not what it once was...food quality is only average. Very much in need of improvement.

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PY
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, service, servers. This time we took a friend who had ever been even though she lives around the corner. She loved it too.

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PT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Prime Rib dinner was excellent. Meat was sooo tasty, tender, and juicy. The spinach was very creamy.
We went for 2 birthdays and were rewarded with the trifle dessert. So glad we chose the Tam O'Shanter for our birthdays.

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. The service was great. If only the screaming child next to us would have left sooner.

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o
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is overpriced for what you get. We used to love this restaurant, but the last few visits have been less than satisfactory. The most recent one was probably the worst...a family with two screaming children, and the management did nothing to try to help. Of course it's the parents who are the problem for being so insensitive to the other diners. As far as the food, we had the chicken and for the price, we received a scrawny little bird. Not sure when/if we will return. Sad. It used to be so good.

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CH
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! A true gem. My wife and I will go again!

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was such a good exeperience and good atmosphere. Food was tasty, I highly recommend the toad in the hole and the soufflé!

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AG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Tam o'shanter to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday. The Service, ambiance and food Were great until we left and we got home to the only to discover that my daughter's headphones were missing from our vehicle when we valeted it at the restaurant. Sucks to end such a wonderful evening When I know in person or persons ransack your vehicle and take your daughters headphones What a crapy way to end such a wonderful evening

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WL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love The Tam! Best Prime Rib in town and old-school ambiance.

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AH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We're longtime fans of the Tam but this visit was disappointing. Not sure if they were just having an off night or if the overall quality has slipped of late. Very slow service, uneven food. Still love the prime rib but my chicken dish was not good. We'll be back because we still love the place but I'd be hesitant to recommend to a friend unless our next experience is better.

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L
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was so bad. The place is dirty. Food is good. Probably will never come back which is a shame.

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HM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Typical of an OLD Irish/British pub. Hostess would not sit our party of four while waiting for our 5th guest to arrive within 10 minutes. I would recommend front staff and management be a bit friendlier.

Our waitress Robyn was wonderful. The food was good. Typical prime rib. I ordered the California cut, it was delicious. It came with mashed potatoes and creamed corn and a pop over. All good.
However, my favorite part was the chocolate soufflé. I would only go back for the soufflé in the future.
It was one of the best I've had. Reminded me of Café Moustache back in the day.... I would sit outside on a nice evening and just have that.

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D
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Tam is very dependable and reliable for a family dinner. There’s a lot to be said for getting what you expect and the Tam delivers in terms of the food, the service and the atmosphere. We had not mentioned we were celebrating a birthday but our server overheard and brought us a special birthday treat. And don’t forget to order a dessert soufflé.

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good from the bar to the dining room. Food, dink & service was great.

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TM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Food was not up to par, noise level was outrageous (party of two behind us were on cell phones talking very loudly for more than 45 minutes), service was slow (our server had more than 15 tables) and overall experience was very disappointing.

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MP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The Tam is a great restaurant to visit once if you are big Walt Disney fan, as he dined here frequently. They have preserved his table complete with drawings in the table top. The food was decent but overpriced for the quality. The average age of the patrons seemed to skew heavily towards older people, and the food reflects that.

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S
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. We loved the lunch menu and the variety of choices beyond prime rib. Desserts were amazing especially the bread pudding and creme brul

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f
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It just isn't as good as it used to be. The service is somewhat slow, and the food sat for a little while before getting to us. It was OK, just not as great as it used to be.

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HS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were SO great to us and we had a wonderful time!!

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m
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Among us we got the Tam prime rib, English style prime rib, and toad in the hole and everyone’s food was amazing and not a bite left! Also spit the chocolate soufflé at the end and was amazing!! Highly recommend dinner at Tam O’Shatners! Also want to give a shout out to bartender Martin who makes great drinks and have great recommendations on the menu and provided us with a lot of the restaurants history while we waited for our table!

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YW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Why is the air conditioning system on in the middle of winter? Had to move out of the D.R. into the bar area to get warm. Food was okay. Service can be improved. Waiter is overloaded @ lunch time in the bar area.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

We were party of 12 our waiter Greg would take drink orders in 2/3 return and take drink orders again. Never offerred to bring horseradish for prime rib, etc etc. Place ran out of their famous suffle by 8:45.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our server Howard. He was the best

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AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my partner here for his birthday. Did not disappoint. We had a great time, and the food was excellent. Also love the scotch selection. Tried something new then stopped on the way home to buy a bottle.

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m
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A reunion of friends. We were to hear each other and enjoy our dinner. Thank you!

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