Tam O'Shanter

4.6
5496 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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  • Private Whisky Tasting

    $89.00 per personPrepaid

    Aug 27 - Oct 31, 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
What 5496 people are saying
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vipFilmBuff
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening out on the patio. Service was friendly and prompt, food always excellent.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review and sharing your experience with us. Please join us again soon :)

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JohnG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a remarkable meal, with all the perfect trimmings.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review, John! We hope you can join us again. Wishing you all the best. Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 56th Wedding Anniversary. The atmosphere was quite and relaxed. We enjoyed our dinner.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you for the review and for celebrating your special day with us. Happy Anniversary! Wishing you all the best.

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KatieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tam O'Shanter was a wonderful time! The staff was great and attentive without being annoying. I can't wait to go back.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food good service and soufflé was outstanding

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review, James! All the best to you :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Drinks took a little to come out besides that everything else was great! Service was super friendly and we were seated immediately! Great job guys. Thank you.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review! We appreciate you sharing your experience. Wishing you all the best and please come back soon :)

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vipGeorge
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Servers were attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review, George! Please come back soon :) All the best.

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DiamondKnotts
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've reviewed TOS many times in many venues. It is truly one of a kind. I love everything about it. Sat at the Disney table last night with some VIPs and everyone had a great time.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review! We appreciate you sharing your experience. Wishing you all the best.

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ChristineZ
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All personnel were very pleasant and cordial. So nice to dine at an old establishment that knows how diners love to be treated. The food was served in a timely fashion and everything was delicious. I highly recommend ordering the chocolate soufflé upon ordering. We will definitely be be back on a regular basis.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review, Christine. We love to know you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to having you back soon. Wishing you all the best. Cheers!

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joseph
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance great. Not so great, piped in rock music (Nancy Sinatra singing "These Boots Are Made For Walking, etc.) wasn't my kind of tunes for an anniversary meal. Don't know if the dress code has changed but business casual probably doesn't mean shorts, t-shirts, and ball caps. I'm sure that covid has put a hurt on business, so...........

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review, Joseph. We apologize we fell short of your expectations. We will share your review with our management. Wishing you all the best.

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vipDavidB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no shortage of things to geek out about, with the Tam. Not only is it an excellent restaurant with great dishes (fish n' chips, prime sandwich, prime rib especially), but has one of the biggest scotch collections in southern California, and is filled with a rich history of being the oldest operating restaurant in LA. It's a must-have Angeleno experience as much as it is a great dining experience.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review, David and sharing all your favorite things about the Tam! We really appreciate it :) Wishing you all the best and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipTracyC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to see if their prime rib is as yummy as the Lawry’s location and I would say it was better! The bread was delicious and I love how their butter is already soft and spreadable. Perfect location and appreciate their large parking lot.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review, Tracy! We love to know that you enjoyed your experience with us. Wishing you all the best and please come again soon :)

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vipLatony2005
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our family ate at Tam O'Shanter for the first time and while we were perfectly fine with the service, food and ambiance, we will probably not return. The food itself was fair and the drinks were just okay. They do have a big open area for dining and the inside has a lot of historical photos on the walls. If you want to be transported to a Scottish pub, it might be a good night out. It may be nice for groups. But, overall, it was just average.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review. We apologize we fell short of your expectations. Wishing you all the best.

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AnneB
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and truly outstanding service. Our waiter, Grayson, was very attentive and really took good care of us.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review, Anne! We're grateful for Grayson and happy to know he made your experience memorable. Wishing you all the best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our private whisky tasting was amazing! John did a great job selecting and telling us about the whisky for our customized tasting. The food pairings were perfect and delicious. Highly recommended!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your experience. We're grateful that John made it a memorable visit. We hope you can join us again soon. Wishing you all the best.

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mita341
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

too bad no misters or fans outside - hot outside but we cannot seat inside for health reasons

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review. We apologize we fell short of your expectations with our outside dining. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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DavidS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed here. Great atmosphere and food. Service is always cordial and friendly. Excellent brunch menu to choose from.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review, David! Cheers and we hope you can join us again soon :)

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RachelV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!! Everyone loved their meals and service is great.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 6 days ago

Thank for the stars and review Rachel! We appreciate it :) All the best to you and please come back soon.

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Paul
Los Angeles
95 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Haven't been in years. Still the same ambience, which I like a lot. very traditional menu but the Rarebit is stellar as an appetizer. I had a signature OldFashioned which was excellent.

Dinner was good. Be careful when ordering red meat as it tends toward the rare side.

Service was very good but disappeared as the night wore on and we were about the only ones left in the restaurant.

If you like traditional setting and a solid, meat-based menu with good service and cocktails at a decent price, this is a perfect choice.

I will go back again.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thanks for the detailed review, Paul! We appreciate it and look forward to having you back :)

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MichaelJ
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This Restaurant never fails to please. The food and service are outstanding. Dined here recently with my wife and son. Our Steak, Prime Rib and broiled Lobster were cooked to perfection, but what I especially enjoy are the side dishes: Wedge salad, creamed Spinach and Mash potatoes with that amazing gravy. The food hits a nostalgia chord. Flavors of the past that thankfully are not lost here.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for the review, Michael! We appreciate the details. We look forward to having you back :)

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vipMichelleS
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The worse service from the rude hostess to our slow server whom had one other table. The food must be premise we ordered and the food was there in three minutes while my drink took 10. At the end of the meal I gave the waiter my credit card to charge us out and called a lyft. The lyft driver was there before the waiter was back with my check. Never again. I spent $ 80 on two crappy meals and one drink to be treated as inconsequential

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for the review, Michelle. We apologize we fell short of your expectations. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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TiaMia
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The prime rib and creamed corn was terrific. Waitress forgot the horseradish, had to ask another waiter for it; same with the coffee with dessert, ordered it, had to ask a passing waiter to get it. She was in a big hurry and treated us like it was McDonald’s.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you for the review. We apologize we fell short of your expectations with our service. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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3Flamingos
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ~ friendly servers ~ our family favourite for many years

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for the review :) We look forward to having you back soon. Cheers!

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redcar13
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went to Tam's because Walt Disney hung out there back in the day. At 1:30 on a Thursday it was not crowded so we were thrilled they were able to seat us at Walt's table. Atmosphere is comfortable and full of historic and Scottish decor and memorabilia. The server shared lots of Disney lore with us and was very accommodating to our food and tourist needs. We had appetizers (bone marrow, buffalo cauliflower, stuffed mushroom) that were all tasty. But the highlight is the preservation its history. A must for Disney bio fans!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you for the review. We appreciate the details :) Please come back soon. All the best.

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LaurenP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together

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kuke
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was just as good as usual. We had a blackout half way through dinner due to an electrical problem on the block. Manager was nice enough to comp our drinks. However, we were not able to quite celebrate my husband's 71st birthday the right way

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you for the review. We apologize about electricity issue and hope you can join us again in the future. Wishing your husband a very Happy Birthday. Wishing you all the best.

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bogie
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Outdoor dining needs improvement in timely service

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you for the review. We apologize we fell short of your expectations. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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marys
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the fish and chips are the best i have eaten..that's why we keep going back

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you for the review, Mary! Thanks for sharing about your favorite dish :) Please come back soon. All the best.

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EdValleyjoe
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff and very good food and great service. Can’t wait to go back!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you for the review! We look forward to having you back :) All the best.

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vipRaymondL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, I highly recommend the brisket sandwich.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you for the stars and review, Raymond. We also grateful for your recommendation :) Come back soon!

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McWally
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Ordered the salmon salad. Salmon was dry outside and raw inside. Lettuce was douced in dressing and salty.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you for the review. We apologize we fell short of your expectations. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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vipMadMaddy
Los Angeles
135 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Ordered the Steak and Eggs for brunch. Steak came with 2 fried eggs, sauce (chimichurri according to our waitress) and fries. The color of the meat was dark gray not the red, pinkish color of a medium rare steak. The beef had a "cheesy" smell to it like an old piece of beef left forgotten in the freezer. It lacked tenderness, was dry and had big, fat muscle fibers. It was totally gross! Of course I had to send it back as soon as I took the first bite. No sauce either.
Stick to the Prime Rib.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you for the review, Maddy. We apologize we fell short of your expectations. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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KateM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Tam O’Shanter. Wonderful food, lovely setting, friendly service. Highly recommend the sticky toffee pudding.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you for the review, Kate! We appreciate the recommendation :) We hope to see you again soon!

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vipDOUGC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been dining at Tam's for several decades and regularly meet up with a group who dine there on a monthly basis. On my first outdoor dining experience at Tam's in over 18 months I must say it was an excellent experience. While over the years the food has varied, on this visit the food was excellently and prepared to our preferences. The service was also excellent and they were very attentive. The entire restaurant staff wore masks. The staff was efficient and responsive to our requests but did not hurry us. This is why I keep coming back to Tam's for dinner.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you for the review, Doug and all the details :) We appreciate it and we do look forward to seeing you again. Wishing you all the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
42 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 weeks in a row i had the same outstanding prime rib and its a great value

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thanks for the the review and for joining us so frequently. Cheers to Prime Rib! We look forward to having you back :)

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LauraS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio dining was great as was service and food.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you for the review, Laura! We hope you can come again soon :) All the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot for prime rib. Lots of covered outdoor seating, good food and ambiance.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thanks for the review, and detail :) We appreciate it. Please come back soon :)

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TinaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Originally reserved for outdoor seating but the table assigned to us was quite small - round steel 2-seater table.

Requested for indoor seating instead. ONce inside, it was perfect!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thanks for the review, Tina. We're happy to know we were able to accommodate you, we do our best :) Please come back soon. All the best to you.

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OpenTable Diner
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