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Tam-o'shanter ©ryantanaka - Tam O'Shanter, Los Angeles, CA

Tam O'Shanter

4.6
4.6
5835 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 664-0228

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Juan Escamilla

  • Private party facilities

    Delighting diners for over TEN decades, the Tam O'Shanter is Los Angeles' oldest restaurant operated by the same family in the same location. Enjoy fine food and old world atmosphere of this cozy Tudor inn.

  • Private party contact

    Noelle Butzlaff: (323) 664-4024

  • Neighborhood

    Los Feliz

  • Cross street

    Boyce

  • Parking details

    Free Daytime Self-Parking for Ale & Sandwich Bar. Free Self Parking Every Evening. Ample Street Parking is Available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Custom Private Whisky Tasting

    $100.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 20 - Jul 30, 2022
    Celebrating 100 Years of business! 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 $100 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!
  • Tam 100 Cigars & Benromach Single Cask Release

    $149.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jul 10, 2022 only
    2 years ago we secured a single cask of Benromach whisky. It’s finally here to celebrate our 100th anniversary. After tasting multiple barrels we agreed that the single cask of 13 year Benromach epitomized The Tam. It’s got character, it’s quirky in that Tam kinda way and we can’t wait for our guests to experience it! It's amazing! July 10th we will host an amazing evening of Benromach Whisky and LIVE cigar rolling on the patio. Ticket price includes a flight of multiple Benromach bottlings and of course our single cask, a live hand rolled cigar and tray passed appetizers. As a special treat for cigar lovers we have shipped in special CT shade wrappers from our General Managers father’s farm in CT. 99% of his wrappers end up in Cuba.
  • SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY - Double Secret Meeting

    $100.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jul 11, 2022 only
    SMWS Fans and members we have you covered while SMWS takes a break from in-person tastings! We are hosting and un-official but seriously official meet-up of SMWS members and of course soon to be members. We will be tasting some stuff from our vaults and bringing in a few treats from SMWS's vaults. In traditional fashion it will be a blind tasting led by SMWS's own Zak our local man on the SMWS scene. This tasting won't be the average SMWS tasting. We're going to crack the code, It's double secret, and we are tasting the drams we really want to taste. Come join us for an awesome evening with Zak, Martin & The Tamily. Snacks Provided By John

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What 5,835 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hollywood

    Great for Lunch

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  1. B

    Babajean

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I had a delicious pork platter entree. I could only eat about half of it so took the rest home. Service was also excellent.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the staff were all so friendly!
  3. M

    Mouse

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Haven’t been there since the pandemic started. Started coming to tam in 1974 we all ordered the English cut. Cooked perfectly. Medium rare abd the cream spinich and Yorkshire pudding good too. Miss the Brown bread. Service alittle slow. Maybe Jennifer given too many tables abd my complimentary trifle was excellent. Coming bavk next month.
  4. RW

    RachelW

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food was Luke warm, drinks weren’t correct nor was the meal.
  5. JT

    JenniferT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was spectacular and the service was impeccable. Had a lovely night out on a first date. Will definitely come back!
  6. j

    jon5cts

    Los Angeles

    388 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    388 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    First time at the Tam in a long time and it's sad to say that it's just not the same. Still charming, service was very good, but the food was just okay. I opted for the filet and was unimpressed. My wife got the Chicken sandwich which was pretty good. Overall, the menu and presentation are just not extremely inspired and it feels like they could/should step up their game.
  7. JS

    JohnS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in the Los Angeles area for Prime Rib....
  8. SL

    ScottL

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    As always, the "Tam" is our "go to" for a nice casual meal. Outstanding server in Jonathan!
  9. TS

    TheSutherlands

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in the state!! Classy as they come.
  10. l

    lmcdowell

    Jackson Hole

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had a nice, fairly inexpensive meal with fried chicken sandwiches in the majority. Our waiter was prompt and pleasant.
  11. EW

    EllenWoll

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was lukewarm for everyone in our party. Service was good though.
  12. S

    Steve

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always everything was Awesome. The food quality, service and atmosphere was great. Flew into Burbank airport and drove straight to the red. They had our reservation and seated us right away. The Prime Rib dinner was out of this world. The chef was able to get me an end cut medium. I love the bark but not well done. Great job Chef.
  13. JF

    JerryF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We have dined at Tam O'Shanter many times and always enjoy our time.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting up with friends from out of state. We enjoyed our lunch and stayed and talked at our table even after our bill was paid. No one asked us to leave. We were so happy to be able to visit as long as we wanted. The staff was very pleasant and helpful
  15. s

    samd

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great prime rib and amazing service from Greyson! Would recommend.
  16. JA

    JANICEP

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside at 6:45 pm and it was great. Best prime rib I have ever had, including the times we have gone there in the past. Our waitress was incredible- happy to see us, very interactive - made our Father’s Day memorable. Give her a raise!
  17. k

    kuke

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It's really not the same as it used to be. Hostess was not very friendly. We changed our reservation from 5 to 6, but when we got seated, there were only 5 seats. The table could easily accommodate 6, but hostess needed to confirm and left us standing there for more than 5 min. until the busboy said he could easily add a seat in. We miss the old menu where there were much more selection
  18. b

    bfhdines

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming to the Tam O'Shanter for years and love it. So happy to have a lovely spot to dine outside. Also great that they now allow one to order from the "carving station" although that is now in the kitchen. One note: for both of my last two dining experiences the brisket platter arrived with lukewarm sides and cool meat. Not ideal, but will not keep me from returning. I sent it back a couple of weeks ago, but Father's Day was busy, so we just let it go. Hopefully they will pay more attention to getting the food out hot.
  19. DL

    DonnaL

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my husband for Fathers Day. Our first experience at Tam O’Shanters. We really loved the outdoor space, our waiter was knowledgeable, helpful and sweet. The food was really good …our only complaint was the food wasn’t piping hot but still delicious and we didn’t leave much behind…so it wasn’t that horrible 😂 We will definitely return!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grey service delicious food
  22. D

    Dorie

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I have not been coming here for 100 years ! but close to it! My first memory was lunch about 1938 with my mother and her friend. Always a favorite place to go for birthdays, graduations and after funerals at Forest Lawn.
  23. J

    Janeeboo

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our heavenly fathers.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really pleasant atmosphere on the patio, and amazing, friendly service. So happy we went there for father's day brunch!
  25. C

    Chino

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Father’s day
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Food was great and the bus boy was amazing. Waiter could have been quicker with our check. We waited 20 minutes just for our check
  27. MM

    MichiM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy tamoshanter. The food was delicious. However, my reservation noted a birthday celebration which our excellent waiter seemed to be uninformed. We were disappointed that the sandwich menu was unavailable on Father's day. We would have scheduled a different day had we known of the change.
  28. l

    lineats

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great server and bus boy
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and Father’s Day
  30. CM

    ChristopherM

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside for brunch on a beautiful Saturday, and the ambience outside under a giant awning was wonderful. I'm a huge fan of eggs benedict, though I'm wary of ordering it at most restaurants because they have a bland hollandaise sauce. I like mine lemony. What intrigued me about the Tam O'Shanter's eggs benedict, called the Yorkshire Benedict, is that it wasn't traditional. It was two poached eggs in a bowl-shaped Yorkshire Pudding (basically, a popover) on top of thinly sliced prime rib with hollandaise. I asked the waitress if the sauce might me lemony as I like it. She said no, so I ordered the sauce on the side with lemon wedges. I added the juice to my taste, and it was perfect. In fact, I now rate their eggs benedict the best in Los Angeles. The meat was superior to Canadian bacon. Yummmmm.
  31. DF

    DanF

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was in town from Cincinnati visiting our son and daughter in law and wanted a good meal an we were not disappointed , prime rib was excellent and the service was as well!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our first time at the restaurant, great waitress, very courteous and food was excellent.
  33. DL

    DonL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The quality & value are really falling below long term higher standards. The Platters were under $20 & now are near $30 with no potato salad & much smaller portions. Why isn’t the carver station not available any longer? And parking is $8.00; when we come early enough, we park on the street. God bless you & “fight on”
  34. AL

    AdeleL

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Perfect dinner prior to Hollywood Bowl concert!
  35. FD

    FoodieDoc

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are so happy to be back at the Tam. Food quality and service are as good as can be expected. Better than Lawry’s.
  36. LT

    LarryT

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    We enjoyed date night at Tam O'Shanter, our wait staffer Jill was made our visit outstanding will her upbeat aura.
  37. p

    patbono

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious salad, chicken breast and hamburger!!!!
  38. MD

    MikeD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have always had a good experience at the Tam. Food is consistently very good with a good variety. Thanks for maintaining the outdoor venue.
  39. LA

    LynnA

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Easy, accessible, free parking. Nice environment. Good food and great service!
  40. EG

    EG10151

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have been coming to Tam O'Shanter for many years, and find that the restaurant has pretty much lost none of its charm - especially through the pandemic years. The food is very good, and the service is excellent. Unfortunately, like most restaurants of its type, prices have gotten a little bit out of hand, but it's certainly worth it for special occasions. One issue: they serve a wonderful chocolate souffle for dessert. Unfortunately they run out very early. They should either keep more of the ingredients on hand, or allow patrons to order ahead of time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 5835 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Tam O'Shanter

2980 Los Feliz Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Boyce

  • Neighborhood

    Los Feliz

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free Daytime Self-Parking for Ale & Sandwich Bar. Free Self Parking Every Evening. Ample Street Parking is Available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Juan Escamilla

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (323) 664-0228

  • Private party facilities

    Delighting diners for over TEN decades, the Tam O'Shanter is Los Angeles' oldest restaurant operated by the same family in the same location. Enjoy fine food and old world atmosphere of this cozy Tudor inn.

  • Private party contact

    Noelle Butzlaff: (323) 664-4024

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