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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Custom Private Whisky Tasting$89.00 per personPrepaid
Oct 24 - Nov 21, 2021Reserve a private tasting experience for you and up to 7 friends! Large tastings with lots of strangers are great but sometimes you want something a little more private and personalized. For $89 per person you'll get 4 hand-picked selections from our World Class Whisky Collection and an assortment of snacks. BTW did we mention we have 650 bottlings to pick from? Each tasting is different and personalized for you. None of your whiskies will be “run of the mill”. Please make sure you have a valid phone number on the booking so our chief whisky buyer can contact you to curate the best possible experience. Email our Chief Whisky Buyer with any questions, Jlindquist@lawrysonline.com or reserve online today!
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Prime Rib Sandwich
on a kaiser roll, peanut coleslaw, beets, pickles
The Prime Rib
kaiser roll, beets, pickles, peanut coleslaw
Tam O'Shanter Cut
our traditional and most popular cut
The outside tent without music is so greatly appreciated by me and my 90 year old father - he really likes it because we can talk and he can hear me. Also the wait staff is so awesome. My dad does not like me to help him- his pride mostly. But he accepts help from the male staff members of your place and they are really great and sensitive to him. Food is outstanding. Thank you all!!
I've been for lunch many times. Most recently a few months ago. Dinner's Tam O'Shanter prime rib is the same but the ambience is different, of course. The place was packed on a Friday night. Our service was impeccable. Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, attentive but not rushed. The prime rib was cooked precisely as I had requested it (medium rare). The corn and mashed potatoes were excellent as well. I'm already planning a return visit.
One of our favorite restaurants ❤️Always outstanding food and service
This was our first time at the legendary Tam O'Shanter and we couldn't have been more satisfied. The food was great and the service was A+++, from the cocktail waitress to the amazing waiter to the busboys. We will definitely return!
Service was inattentive, and the food consistently lacked flavor. Cool ambiance though
My husband and I went to celebrate our 25 year anniversary and I had heard how great the restaurant was at making you feel welcome and celebrated. Our waitress did not tell us any history of the place even though we told her it was our first time and then she offered the history to all the tables around us. She also asked the table next to us if it was a birthday or something they were celebrating and then came to give us our check. My reservation clearly stated that we were celebrating our anniversary. I had to ask if we could get the same celebration as everyone around us. One issue with the food is when we ordered the rarebit appetizer. The waitress suggested it and said it was a cheese fondue with 6 slices of sourdough. Ours came with two slices of bread. The table next to us got 6. Overall our night was not as special as it could have been. The room we were in was loud with a large party and not what we expected based on previous reviews.
Love this place. The food is terrific. They have a very cozy but spacious outdoor seating area and the inside feels like and authentic Scottish pub
Convenient free parking. Good food and excellent service. Need to expand menu to at least pre-pandemic level, and expand dessert menu
We attended a Whiskey Tasting and it was amazing.
Not what I remember - and it may or may not be due to Covid issues. First, no valet like there was last time. Granted the parking lot is easy to find space, but why reduce the service. Second, I got the prime rib - and as it is a member of the Lawry's company, I thought it would be good. Nope. Very average, came cold so the fat was already hard, mashed potatoes were a hard clump with the gravy cold. So was the cream corn. The Yorkshire pudding was very good. The highlight of the night was the bread pudding, yum! Service was slow, although very good when present. Probably down in staff and I can understand and accept this.
Overall an enjoyable evening but perhaps management needs to step it up!
Service great. Food delicious, however creamed spinach was salty!
Sat in booth but table of 5 close by was extremely noisy.
Still love the place.
First time eating here. Good was delicious and the atmosphere was good. Service could have been a little better but I would eat here again.
This time it was sub par. The prime rib was not cooked accurate to the medium rare and then they tried to give it more fire, which didn't help as the meat itself was chewy and tough. So disappointed. Also, the music playing was 60's rock which didn't seem appropriate for the type of restaurant. Not sure if I would return based on this visit.
Love dining here with family. Good food, wonderful atmosphere and very pleasant staff
Great ambiance here and it's easy to transport yourself to another place and time. All food was good but the prime rib is the star. Great spot for Disney fans, as Walt used to frequent. Check out table 31.
Fabulous as usual!
Sat outside in the Patio area. Food was good , so was the service. Next time we will sit inside for the Real Tam O' Experience.
Delicious food and excellent service. We always enjoy eating at the Tam.
The food, service and atmosphere were wonderful, it was a little crowded do to a tour being held in the main room(it is a tourist destination). it is a little pricey and reservations are recommended.
Good ambience. Great cuts of meat. Definitely a family style restaurant.
Great venue for quiet early dinner. Very comfy cushioned arm chairs, made us feel we were sitting at home. No sore buns :-). The waitress was exceptional, very attentive, knowledgeable re: the Lawry's restaurant history and good conversation. Food was excellent and prepared as requested. The Tam O'Shanter Cut, prime rib served with creamed corn, mashed potatoes and gravy was nicely plated and portioned well. The Pan-Roasted Filet Mignon, with smashed cauliflower and Tuscan Kale, was also plated nicely, though a slightly larger portion of veggies would have been nice. The meat was a good portion size, and prepared med-rare as requested. This was an early 4:15pm reservation, so the restaurant was not busy, or loud. This is a special day restaurant as the pricing is not for the everyday budget.
Our group of 5 had lunch in the covered patio. It was a very pleasant experience and we were able to converse without too much noise. Service was fine. The food was excellent. Two of us had prime rib plates with mashed potatoes and a veggie. Yum. Others had roast beef sandwiches with cole slaw. Also very good. We'll be back.
Low Noise level is VERY IMPORTANT to me. I only will go to restaurants where I can comfortably speak with my friends without having to shout and hurt my ears. I am a regular wit friends for that reason.
Great service, great atmosphere, and fantastic food!
Out of our two Dine LA meals, only one of the upgraded prime rib cuts were good. The other one was tough. However, the manager DID discount that meal, which was a classy & considerate thing to do, considering the overall cost of the dinner.
All of the wait staff is always efficient, professional, & courteous.
Wonderful sandwiches and salads. Quick service. Such a fun ambiance.
Priceless bit of Los Angeles history. Worth a visit!
The Tam is a classic. Always love going there. First time I’ve been inside since the pandemic.
Loved sitting in the patio. Good food as usual.
Music was a little loud where we were sitting, otherwise all was excellent.
We've been here many times over the years for dinner, and our latest one was very good. We both had prime rib and it was very good as always. I had the Dinela menu, and liked the corn chowder and the English trifle for desert. The service was fine, and we like the ambiance here. We hope to return soon.
Excellent meal; very courteous staff; good ambiance outside.
Almost 100 years old and you know why it’s lasted. Great service and food that exceeded expectations. Very relaxing. Treated me as a solo diner with respect and not relegated to the bar. Will def be back
One of my family's favorite restaurants. Service, food, ambiance, was great. The only problems were a limited menu, reduction in main dishes, and not being able to order a chocolate souffle. But what is the blame for this? The restaurant being understaffed due to the Covid-19 crisis. So the problems were understandable. Still, overall, it was a great experience!!
We love Tam O’Shanter. Always have. Old and Disney inside and out! Best prime rib!
Excellent in every aspect
The food was delicious and the service was attentive. I thought the price of the wine per glass was a little out of line. $13 for a six ounce pour of middle grade Chardonnay seemed excessive.
Great service and great food!! Diane and Jake were wonderful.
The food, service and ambience were great. Our server was knowledgeable and provided us with fun stories of the history of Tam O’Shanters. We will definitely be back!
Had been excited about eating here on our anniversary!!
But was not as excited about the food.
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 5532 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.