Tam O'Shanter

4.6
5532 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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  • Custom Private Whisky Tasting

    $89.00 per personPrepaid

    Oct 24 - Nov 21, 2021

    Reserve 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!

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 5532 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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TravelingGal
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JH
JohnH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants ❤️Always outstanding food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Service was inattentive, and the food consistently lacked flavor. Cool ambiance though

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AmyC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

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.

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MarkG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LynnA
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Convenient free parking. Good food and excellent service. Need to expand menu to at least pre-pandemic level, and expand dessert menu

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WojoEats
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended a Whiskey Tasting and it was amazing.

BG
vipBigG
Los Angeles
232 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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!

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KimL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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.

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viptoons
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

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VisitorsDJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love dining here with family. Good food, wonderful atmosphere and very pleasant staff

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mattforeal
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

MU
vipMichelleU
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as usual!

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Lawrence
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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DavidB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service. We always enjoy eating at the Tam.

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Rogerb
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TamikaA
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambience. Great cuts of meat. Definitely a family style restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting friends

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DoreenS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipFrequentdiner
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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patw
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Jocelyn
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great atmosphere, and fantastic food!

JP
JamesP
London
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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.

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RobinaR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful sandwiches and salads. Quick service. Such a fun ambiance.

DH
DonH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Priceless bit of Los Angeles history. Worth a visit!

LD
LouD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tam is a classic. Always love going there. First time I’ve been inside since the pandemic.

SG
SueG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting in the patio. Good food as usual.
Music was a little loud where we were sitting, otherwise all was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
555 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

MR
MikeR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal; very courteous staff; good ambiance outside.

MC
vipMichaelC
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Garyb
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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!!

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Jonjonjon
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Tam O’Shanter. Always have. Old and Disney inside and out! Best prime rib!

BB
BradleyB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every aspect

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DennisS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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StevenW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!! Diane and Jake were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Had been excited about eating here on our anniversary!!
But was not as excited about the food.

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 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.

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