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Tam O'Shanter

4.6
5351 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
What 5351 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HappyBelly
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was great!

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JoyceS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening. Food was served promptly and tasted fabulous. Looking forward to going back and trying something new. The lit fireplace outside, the beautiful smell of jasmine bushes all added to the ambiance. The waitress was so polite and sweet!

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Hollywood
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience, with excellent food and service. Been enjoying Tam O'Shanter for over 45 years, as well as I always recommend the Tam.

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AnneB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual! Great brunch selection. And the specialty drinks are potent and delicious!

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vipNycjcs
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The place looks tired and needs a refresh! Service was slow but very polite.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Thanks for coming in :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and COVID protocols were fantastic! Will repeat

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you!

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vipBobfoodie
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just keeps getting better and better. Love this place! Keep up the great work!

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vipMissPLB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glorious celebration for six friends for all our COVID missed birthdays. So great to gather at our favorite restaurant. Great drinks, food as always was delicious. Happy they survived COVID.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Happy Birthday to all of you! Thank you for celebrating with us :) Please come back soon.

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vipSaratoga
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My gf hadn’t had a lunch out in 16 months! It was heaven at the Tam!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for choosing us to venture back to eating out! Please come again soon :)

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Eagle2
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a fantastic place to get together with friends, especially after not seeing each other for so long during COVID. The outdoor patio set up is wonderful and service was top notch as always.

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vipSusanV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

You can always count on Tam O'Shanter! They have a variety of food you can choose from. Food is always fantastic and great ambiance!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you, Susan! Please come again soon :)

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MikeO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was very bland and basic. For such a hyped place I think as far as a steakhouse goes this tasted more like food from Disneyland or a Buffett. I wouldn’t waste to money on this place. Our waitress was kind and did a good job but the food was just not good.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Mike - We are sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations. We strive to deliver the highest quality service and dining experience possible and will share your feedback with our team. We hope you decide to give us another shot in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food was excellent.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you!

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vipDebrahJ
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, service was wonderful and the Irish nachos are a must!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Debrah!

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cmdinla
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tam O' Shanter has been around for almost a 100 years. It is one of Los Angeles' dining institutions. This is place Walt Disney and his crew ate at in the 30's when his studio was on Hyperion Ave.

During this Covid pandemic, the Tam (as it is called) has cut back on some of their offering, with just cause. The lunch lines are gone, the sandwich bar is gone. The current menu reflects that.

Now with some of the restrictions gone, the Tam is seating people inside (socially distant). This was how my party and I had lunch the other day. The tables were clean, the wait staff properly masked and the atmosphere was Scottish. The waitress was attentive and friendly.

With lunch order, it only took a little while and our food came out hot. My wife and I had the brisket platter and our friend had the Tam burger. All were delicious. The brisket was done just right with the au jus adding to it's taste. My friend's burger was cooked medium and looked tasty. It came with a mound of fries. The burger was so big my friend cut it in half and took the remains home for dinner.

All in all, the food the great, the service was great, but the price was steep. Lunch was over $100 for 3. Yes, you can go there for lunch cheaper, but it's still not cheap.

This is my only fault with the Tam, the price.

So do go to the Tam and enjoy the great food and service, but remember, it's not cheap.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for joining us and for your honest review. :) Wishing you all the best.

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Quitterdan
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An absolute delight to dine here. The food is fabulous, the staff are great, the ambience is awesome. Oh, and some guy named Walt Disney used to eat here all the time.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you! Please come back soon :)

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TBearEats
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at this restaurant. I had heard a lot of positive things from others and I was not disappointed. Our server, Jennifer, was wonderful, friendly & attentive, but not overly. The food came quickly, tasted great & portions were good, & not too excessive (we took a little home). The atmosphere is unique. Excellent overall.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you! We're happy your enjoyed your experience with us and had a great meal! Please come again soon :)

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AnthonyB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Being a Lawry's restaurant, it's no surprise that the Tam O'Shanter is known for their prime rib, and indeed they knock it out of the park. Served with Yorkshire pudding, creamed corn or spinach (the corn may have been the best part of the meal for me!), and mashed potatoes with gravy, the meat is delicious and tender.

COVID protocols are in place, of course. Staff wear masks, tables are distanced with a limited capacity and a two-hour time limit, and they ask that patrons wear masks whenever possible when a server approaches, or any time they're standing. All in all, everything felt safe and protected. For my first time eating out since the pandemic began, I never had any concerns at all.

Overall, an excellent experience. The ambience is terrific, the staff was exceptional, and the food was everything I wanted it to be. Highly recommend.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, Anthony! It's important to us that our customers feel safe and we're happy to know you did and that you enjoyed your experience with us. Please come back soon :)

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moeern
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great waiter. Very attentive.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for coming in! We hope to see you again soon :)

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KarenM
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I have been eating at the Tam for over 43 years & I have always loved it.
I think dinner is a better time to go.I was hoping for a better brunch menu on mother's day. Perhaps scones which we had their years ago on mother's day & they were delicious,
The Belgium waffles weren't on the menu but I had seen them on their web-site. I was hoping for the traditional, but they tasted like cinnamon & were denser than normal waffles & it would have been nice to serve them with bacon.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 12 hours ago

Hello Karen - Thank you for your candid review. We appreciate that you expected to enjoy a wonderful experience and 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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Shad
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went two nights in a row. A little disappointed with the Toad In The Hole but I loved the New York Steak and Scotch.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Shad! We apologize for the disappointment. We do hope to see you again :)

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ThomasV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We had reservations for the patio but they sat us near the parking lot. It was Mother’s Day but it was just my husband and I, no kids. There was two large families with kids near us. No very romantic or quiet where we were sitting. We really like this place but this time was not very enjoyable .

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Thomas - We are sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations. We will share your feedback with our team. Wishing you all the best.

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KimS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome and expensive. I would go for a special occasion.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks, Kim!

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RussJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother's Day lunch at the Tam was perfect! Staff were wonderful and inviting. Ambiance was relaxing...nice and quiet!! I hate to say it, but I enjoyed myself more this trip than all the other "busy" times before covid. But I would rather them be busy and succeed than let their staff go without work. So I'm glad to see them opening up and getting back to normal. Even Nacho was there making our trip that much more enjoyable. They can count on my business!!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for coming in, Russ! We look forward to having you back :)

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Jonny
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first nice family out dinner in about a year and it was stellar. A Mothers Day...day before...choice and it was perfect. My wife enjoyed everything, my 14 year old daughter inhaled a nice rare prime rib, and that NY Steak OMG! I was happy too. And don't even get me started on the whisky list, this vist was the Auchentashan 12yr and it was the perfect start. We will be back and we look forward to seeing Ken O'Malley singing in the bar again soon.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Jonny! We hope to see you again soon :)

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Mara
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved! Great environment and great food! Great staff and socially distanced well

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Mara!

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JeannieN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I tried this restaurant.
The price is reasonable and service was excellent.
I definitely will be back AGAIN.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks Jeannie! We look forward to your return! Wishing you all the best.

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Lindsay
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We took our niece for her 15th birthday. It was her first visit to Tam and she was very excited. Our meal from start to finish was beyond disappointing. From the wait to get drinks and food (that arrived cold and was replaced with just room temperature prime rib) to the slow service and the manager who was unapologetic, we were sad that things have changed so much. We've been coming to the Tam for over 40 years. I truly hope that this was an isolated incident. If not, I'm afraid this restaurant won't survive. High prices, poor service and cold prime rib won't keep it going.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Lindsay - We are sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations. We strive to deliver the highest quality service and dining experience possible and will share your feedback with our team. We hope you decide to give us another shot in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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ShellyT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were seated outside in a tent area. That was ok. Not sure why we couldn’t have been in the other 2 outdoor areas. There was plenty of open tables but they filled the tent first. It was not that busy for lunch may 8 . We did have a reservation. The prime rib sandwich was sparse. When asking the waiter he said they weigh the meat. Maybe if they had sliced it thinner and stacked it better it would have looked like more instead of one piece of broken prime rib into 4 tiny pieces of overcooked meat. I have eaten this sandwich before and this was definitely not up to their standards. We drive over an hour and a half to eat here and not sure we would continue this practice . Staff was great.! Very attentive!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Shelly - We are sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations. We strive to deliver the highest quality service and dining experience possible and will share your feedback with our team. Wishing you all the best.

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vipVenturaTrojan
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tam is always perfect!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you! Please come again soon :)

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JeannaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a fantastic birthday luncheon with my brothers after missing this for 15 months. So glad to be back. Pork out out of this world.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for spending your special day with us, Jeanna! Happy Birthday :) We hope to see you again soon.

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vipDouglasD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The brisket sandwich didn't seem quite the same as before the shut down. It seemed larger and more tender when we used to get it in the bar area.
But it was still very good.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for the review, Douglas! We will share your feedback with our team. Wishing you all the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you!

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vipTerrie
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is our first time eating at the Tam since the restaurant opened when the city reached the yellow tier. We decided to eat on the patio since some members of our group were hesitant to eat inside.
The service, although OK lacked the human element. Might as well have been a robot.
The food, prime rib of course, came cold and had to be sent back. The prime rib sandwich was comprised of bits and pieces of prime rib rather than slices. We've eaten at the Tam for lunch numerous times and had the prime rib sandwich. The counterman always sliced it from a much larger piece.
All in all, it was disappointing for me although the others in our party enjoyed themselves. I enjoyed the company much more than the food.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Terrie - We are sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations. We strive to deliver the highest quality service and dining experience possible and will share your feedback with our team. Wishing you all the best.

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Designspring2019
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, appetizers and entree all delicious! Highly recommended

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you! Come back soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and helpful service. Unique menu items, and lovely outdoor dining accommodations.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you! Please come back soon!

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ChrisB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty and a great place to bring your parents or a date.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks Chris! Come back soon.

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Janreview
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going here- food is fabulous and service is impeccable

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thank you for sharing! Hope to see you again soon...

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IsaacG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance are amazing. Staff are friendly and accommodating. Food is expensive but everything is absolutely delicious. It's perfect for a nice night out.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thank you, Isaac! Hope to see you again soon for your next night out...

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DenisO
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Party of 12, I booked for 6 and daughter for 6. We went early around 11AM and they gave us a room inside for our group alone. We sat at two tables separated by 15 feet, didn't matter. Some of got breakfast and some lunch. I got the steak and eggs and it was good. I always come for brunch and must come back for dinner sometime for the prime rib and cocktails when I'm not driving. Enjoy coming here they are always super friendly and the meals were enjoyed by all.