Tam O'Shanter

4.6
5656 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bring our tradition of good cheer, warm hospitality and exceptional food to your home or office. We’re proud to be in our 10th decade of continuous service. We originally considered it a quiet pastoral road stop, since Los Feliz Boulevard was just an unpaved country lane traversed by rabbits and rabbit hunters, in that order.
That’s when Walt Disney and his animators, set designers and crews would trek out between takes for a bite and a refreshment. So often in fact, the Tam was once dubbed “the studio commissary.” Join us and see why the Tam is said to have been Walt’s favorite restaurant.
As a family-run establishment, we’re committed to keeping our community safe. We always practice strong hygiene protocols and rigorously adhere to all CDC food safety standards.
So until we’re able to welcome you back in our dining rooms, let us bring a little comfort to you.
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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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 5656 people are saying
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AlessandroK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very comfortable elegant and relaxing for nice dinner

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jeannettew
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Tam is a family favorite!! Consistently excellent!!

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Cynthia
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Special occasion was not acknowledged. Also was not told about the chocolate soufflé dessert. The restaurant seemed understaffed for the amount of customers dining outdoors. Food came fast but waiter was not attentive and seemed very busy. After we finished our main course, it took almost 30 mins for the waiter to notice. By then we didn’t even want dessert anymore and just wanted to leave. Asked for the bill and waited some more. The bill needed some correction so we waited again for it yo be adjusted. Just a lot of waiting time. Not a great first time experience at the restaurant.

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JackandDebrasreviews
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always the Best Prime Rib.
The are doing a good job at making things Normal and Covid free

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DavidB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat. Good setting outside. Excellent food.

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AdriannaR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great food. It had been a while since we’ve eaten here due to pandemic. Felt good to be back.

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JesusP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, the staff was very friendly and accommodating

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vipCaseyB
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a fan of TOS. They are doing their best w outdoor dining. Still miss dining inside, which you ca still do w vaccination, and we were but w Omicron w dined outside. Still a favorite abd a treat, Server was great!

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RobertR
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Considering the virus restrictions the Restaurant did a ok job. Prime Rib was good, cooked correct and portions ok. Could have prepared the horseradish better. Service was the only low point as it was only average. Water glasses were not checked or refilled. Salad plates were not removed until after meal was over. No check back after dinner was served to see if everything was ok.

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LAgirl500
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I miss the indoor dining experience, but Tam O'Shanter has created a lovely space outside dining!

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vipdebra
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, Debra! Happy New Year.

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smk004
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a perfect dinner, go here. Everything even including the cleanliness of the bathrooms was a 10 out of 10.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you! We love to know that we met the mark on every level :) It's what we strive for. Thank you again for the stars and review.

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vipRobertP
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Went for the classic prime rib and was not disappointed. It should be on everyone’s LA list for a visit.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, Robert! We love to read that you enjoyed our signature dish. Cheers to Prime Rib! Thanks again and happy new year.

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EdwardF
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, especially the prime rib. Great service from all of the staff, waiters, managers, bartenders. The Tam is a great place to go for any occasion.

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NY123
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Hostesses were extremely rude and unhelpful. Our server however was kind, thus the 3 stars.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 6 days ago

Hello - We're sorry to read about your disappointing experience with our hostess. Please know that we've made note and will address our staff for a better experience in the future. We are happy to read that you were pleased with the service you received while dining and we do hope you also enjoyed your meal. All the best to you and we do hope you'll give us another chance to earn 5-stars in the future.

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JohnW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tam has been a family favorite for 30yrs. Food is always good. Prices are not for the fast food crowd. Now with covid outdoor seating is the only option. Much better inside than out and hopefully will be able to go inside soon.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review, John. We're so grateful for your patronage and your loyalty over the years. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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BarryG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Due to staff shortages because of the pandemic, we had to eat outdoors in a large tent. There were adequate heaters and the dinner was very comfortable. As always, the food was excellent and the service just right.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 6 days ago

We're happy to know you enjoyed your recent dining experience and that you were comfortable with your outside seating arrangement. Thank you so much for understanding during this challenging time. We really appreciate your review. All the best and happy new year, Barry.

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vipTorontiff
San Diego
64 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tam has evolved since the days of being the Great Scot, but it’s still an important gathering place for those of us who grew up in Los Feliz. Service was warm and outgoing, the meat fabulous and I’d forgotten how the hot fudge sundae features THE BEST hot fudge in town (maybe in Southern California). The carolers were in voice and indulgent. Very festive evening out.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for this review and sharing the details of your visit. We love to know you had a great time and enjoyed the carolers. Happy New Year!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An authentic experience of charm , prime rib cooked to perfection and entertainment. Cheers!

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Felix
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tam O’ Shanter is a great dining experience especially during the holidays. I’ve made it a tradition to go every year. Highly recommend.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the review and stars, Felix. We're grateful to know that we're apart of your holiday tradition and we appreciate the recommendation. Wishing you all the best and happy new year.

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LisaD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The Prime Rib was outstanding as was the service. I will definitely take my family there again.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on December 28, 2021

We love to read that you enjoyed our signature dish. Cheers to prime rib! We look forward to having you and your family in the future. All the best to you.

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Stef
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Dined here before for special occasions but christmas eve was disappointed. Quality has fallen while prices have risen. A $9 tasteless plate of yams looked and tasted like it had been dumped out of a can. The medium filet was charred without a bit of pink and were those burnt turds on the plate meant to be carrots. For a high quality restaurant this was a low quality dining experience that we will not repeat

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AndreaC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to have Christmas Eve dinner. When you arrive inside the restaurant you know it is Christmas time. We will definitely be back.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the review, Andrea! We're happy to read you enjoyed our holiday cheer. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers!

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miwers
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Prime Rib is not as good as Lawry's but decent and moderately priced. Service was slow and inattentive. Carolers for the holidays made it worthwhile. Great ambience and landmark.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun experience at holidays. Food was better than I expected.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on December 28, 2021

We love to read that we met the mark with our holiday cheer and thank you for sharing about your experience and the stars. Happy holidays.

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vipLourdesMaria
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very limited vegan option
Great ambiance, Carolers and service

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WendyB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s wonderfully festive and charming. Our server was great. Too many customers walking around without masks and no reinforcement by staff to feel Covid safe.
Prime rib and strong horseradish was excellent.

Their English tea was terrible nothing English about it even if the label says ‘English’. They should pop down the road oto India herbs and Spices and buy some Tetleys or Yorkshire Gold tea. (They sell British products). Apart from the non-mask wearers and the terrible excuse for British tea we had a nice time!

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vipKCsMom
Los Angeles
124 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always special but with the Holiday season even more. The prime rib was exceptional and the singers added to the festivities!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you for the review. It makes us happy to read that you enjoyed our holiday cheer and the carolers. Cheers to prime rib! Thanks again.

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GaryI
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful as always, Fish "N Chips were not up to par. It was disappointing they didn't have their traditional Goose on the menu this year.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. The decor, the food and the staff were all impeccable.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you for the stars and review. We love to read that you enjoyed your dining experience and our holiday cheer. All the best.

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LindaW
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Christmas!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on December 28, 2021

Happy Holidays, Linda! Thank you for the stars :)

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KayY
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven't experienced Tam O'Shanter during the holidays, you must! The ambiance, the carolers who take songs on request, and the food is outstanding. It was a magical night. Our waiter, Jonathan, was fantastic and very attentive, and we enjoyed a festive evening.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you for the review, Kay! We love to read that Jonathan made your visit a memorable one, we're grateful for him :). Happy holidays.

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JairoV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service, the Carollers and the food was AMAZING...

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you, Jairo! This is what we love to read :) We're so happy to know that you enjoyed your time with us. Happy holidays.

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kathyc
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I have loved Tam O Shanter’s for over 50 years and still do. Even through all the changes, in name, or policies or adding the patio. It’s a wonderful place to dine. That said, and ONLY because of Covid, this last “Christmas “ Dinner visit wasn’t as GREAT as usual. . But I must say that under the circumstances they did an amazing job!! Still had Carolers and delicious food. But unfortunately the menu was more limited than usual and they didn’t have the usual Christmas Goose Dinner or Salmon on the menu. But it was just so great to be back AT ALL this year, the festive decor and service and available menu was fine, the food was good!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you so much, Kathy, for the detailed review and your understanding during this difficult time. We are working hard to bring the best service and culinary experience possible and it just means so much to us that you appreciate our holiday offerings this year. Thank you so much again.

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flyMiami
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

After having lunch at Smoke House and Tam O’Shanter within one week, a review is easy. Although a group of friends had celebrated Christmas at Tam O’Shanter for years, this was our
first trip back in 4 years. Disappointing!
Love the decorations; service and food (quantity and quality) not so much. $23 prime rib sandwich .. little meat and served with tasteless “peanut coleslaw” and a huge pile of pickles. No au jus , potatoes or other sides. Sad, as this is is a legendary LA eatery.

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vipAlineS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to the Tam for longer than I care to admit. I had my birthday parties there as a child. Loved it then, love it now.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on December 28, 2021

Hello Aline - thank your sharing about your fondest for The Tam. We're grateful for your loyalty. Wishing you all the best and we're so happy to read that we continue to meet the mark :)

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TamFan
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a wonderful time dining at the Tam during the season. We were entertained by two different groups of strolling carolers. We dined on the outside patio which was well heated and quite comfortable. Unfortunately, they ran out of the soufflé' before we could order one, so we made do with Sticky Toffee pudding (nowhere near as good, but quite nice).

They've really done a nice job with the outdoor patio, so don't stress if you don't get inside seating.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you for the review! We love to know that you enjoyed our holiday decor and the carolers. This is a great time of year and we're happy to know you had a great time. happy holidays to you and yours.

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vipJanza
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

We are big fans of Tam-O-Shanter at the holidays, but this year our experience was not great. I chalk it up to staffing shortages - and I hope that is why our experience was subpar. We sat at our table for 40 minutes before we even got a drink order in. The food arrived and my daughters fish and chips was raw batter inside. The server didn't check back and we couldn't get their attention to return it in time for my daughter to get a replacement meal, so she was out of luck and had only the bread basket for dinner. Service was extremely poor. So slow, no attention, long waits, raw food.

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Robert
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with the Christmas caroling. Food was outstanding and the service was good. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. We sat inside but there was plenty of outside seating with heaters.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you for the review, Robert! We love to read that you enjoyed our holiday cheer and that we met the mark with our service and food :) Wishing you all the best and happy holidays.

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TinaC
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic British fare. Welsh rabbit, Yorkshire pudding and prime rib from Lawry's. Great atmosphere of a british pub.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you, Tina! We love to read that you enjoyed your experience. We appreciate the review.

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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 5656 OpenTable diners.

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