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

Tam O'Shanter

4.7
4.7
6020 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 78 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

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-24 HOURS NOTICE REQ

    $100.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 5 - Oct 15, 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!
  • WHISKY & CIGARS ON THE PATIO

    $129.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Oct 20, 2022 only
    Thursday October 20th! BOOK AT 6:30PM! Back by popular demand! We will be hosting an amazing evening of Whisky and LIVE cigar rolling on the patio. Ticket price includes multiple independent bottlings such as Linkwood 10yr Ex Bourbon from SMWS Glentauchers 25yr from Cadenhead Highland Park 21 from IMPEX...just to name a few and of course a live hand rolled cigar. Join Martin and John for a fun whisky filled evening at 6:30 on the Patio Tray passed appetizers will be served. All guests have a chance to win a custom Tam 100 Crystal Decanter, Tam 100 Benromach Single Cask Bottle and Tasting Glasses during the event. This is a communal seating event guests will have free run of the garden to enjoy cigars after or during the tasting.
  • TAM..... And Speak Easy

    $10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Oct 27, 2022 only
    A cocktail experience. This is cover charge. This books 1 person for the Tam 100 monthly speakeasy. Enjoy the music, cocktails and night out. Don't ask too many questions. We don't have too many answers. Just pretend like you know. Contact Jake jlarowe@lawrysonline.com if you must. If not we will see you under the red light. PLEASE LEAVE A VALID EMAIL FOR PASSWORD AND ACCESS DIRECTIONS.

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What 6,020 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hollywood

    Great for Lunch

  • Hollywood

    Special Occasion

  • Hollywood

    American

  • Hollywood

    Most Booked

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  1. TS

    TimS

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Classic! Great service, great cocktails, great food! Love the prime rib and the spicy horseradish is the best!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My God Mother’s Birthday!!
  3. B

    Baron

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the hidden gems of LA. The authentic Scottish theme and food is fun and delicious. Original Disney artists would dine here and you can still see some sketches carved into the table.

    Tam O'ShanterResponded todayThank you for coming online to share your thoughts! We're glad that you enjoyed the ambiance and food and we hope to welcome you back in the future!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    This place is in need of attention. The chairs are mismatched and the upholstery is filthy. The waitress was super pushy and wanted to get our orders in as soon as possible. The most surprising (and freighting) thing was how insanely fast the food came out. The shrimp cocktail was less than 90 seconds. The prime rib was 2 minutes max. My friend said “is this fast food?” It’s obviously made en-masse beforehand and shot out to the dining room as soon as the order is punched in. Yikes. It’s a poor fast food version of Lawry’s: no table cloths, mediocre service and bland/sloppy execution of classic recipes. The Tam is the worst I’ve ever seen it and I’ve been coming for a long time. It’s a shame because it has the history and a cult following. But that food tastes like what you get when you eat at the Awahnee in Yosemite: fake fancy. Chewy meat and rubber shrimp. Just like the Awahnee, nobody seems to care. They’re just pumping every dollar out until the building collapse from neglect. Such a bummer because there is so much potential and so many people who truly care about the place.

    Tam O'ShanterResponded todayWe are committed to providing high-quality meals and we are truly disappointed by your feedback. Because we are unable to provide our direct contact information in our responses due to OpenTable policies, please contact the management team directly by calling the restaurant to discuss your experience further. Your satisfaction is important to us and we hope to work towards earning your 5-stars in the future. Kind regards.

  5. K

    Kjneil77

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and amazing service. I am not sure though how my reserved table got booked to somebody else while I did my reservation way in advance - as in DAYS almost a week ahead. Yelp review coming up.
  6. C

    Customer

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The food was just okay. I thought it was a bit over priced for the quality. The service was good and the people were friendly

    Tam O'ShanterResponded 2 days agoWhile it is excellent to hear that you enjoyed the service, we are disappointed that you did not feel proper value was offered. All of our dishes are handcrafted with the best quality ingredients as we strive to serve excellent meals. We appreciate your honesty and hope to have another chance in the future to impress you. Kind regards.

  7. S

    Scott

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting Tam and was not disappointed. Great environment, excellent service, and the salmon was fantastic. Looking forward to my next visit.

    Tam O'ShanterResponded 4 days agoThank you for giving us a try, Scott! Our guests deserve only the best and it is great to hear that you enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service. We look forward to serving you again soon!

  8. B

    Babajean

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My husband and I had a very enjoyable dinner at Tam O Shanter on Saturday. The food was tasty and service was good.
  9. Q

    Qoheleth

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here; I didn't realize that the Tam O'Shanter was part of the Lawry's VIP family until now. The food and service were great, including their warm willingness to accommodate my wife's wheelchair. We'll definitely be back soon, now that we've discovered the place.
  10. k

    kathy

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The Yorkshire pudding was dry and not fresh. I sent it back and got a new one but that was not too much better. The waitress said that there were some still baking but never bought any to us. Very dissapointing for Lawrys brand dining
  11. AM

    AmandaM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Nice atmosphere. Food is delicious and moderately priced. It was for my birthday and I got a free Sunday topped with a candle. I will definitely be coming back to this restaurant for special occasions.
  12. e

    erikacurry

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Speakeasy experience was very fun and intimate! The cocktails were delicious and the service impeccable!
  13. ER

    ElectroRoss

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. Didn't know it was affiliated with Lawry's but were pleasantly surprised. Three of us had prime rib which was flavorful and perfectly cooked to our preferences. Excellent sides. One of us had a filet which he thought was one of the best steaks he has had. Chocolate souffle finished off the meal. We will go back.

    Tam O'ShanterResponded on September 29, 2022Thank you for giving us a try! It is excellent to hear that your Prime Rib was flavorful and cooked to perfection, as this is always our goal. Your support is appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

  14. EW

    EdwardWard1234

    San Joaquin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AWESOME FOOD, DRINKS AND SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tam O'ShanterResponded on September 29, 2022We are happy to have earned your 5-star rating of approval, Edward! Thanks for sharing how much you enjoy our food, drinks, and service, and please know that we would love to have you back!

  15. RC

    RobertC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I had the California Cut Prime Rib, and it was as good as it was 50 years ago! Great neighborhood location for 99 years.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tam O’Shanter has been a long time favorite of mine. I now no longer live in California but my first trip in, on my first day, that’s where I went for dinner. Love the vibe, the history, the food!

    Tam O'ShanterResponded on September 27, 2022We are honored to be one of your favorites! Thank you for sharing the love and we look forward to having you back the next time you are in the area!

  17. DN

    DaveNorthridge

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I went with friends for the 100th anniversary. We sat on the patio. It was nice, but i was at the end of the table toward the restaurant, and the acoustics were such that I could hear the party of two behind me better than I could hear the three members of my party at the other end of the table.
  18. MB

    MariaB

    Orange County

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The prime rib was great, as were all the sides that came with it. The CC Brown’s hot fudge sundae is one of the best too. The table service wasn’t as good as usual, but it seemed that our waitress was given too many tables to oversee. The busboys and other staff were very good though, and noticed when our drinks were low. Valet parking is $8.
  19. EA

    EsmeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! The melon salad was so good and the prime rib was amazing. And shout out to the sweet man working there. I think his name was soltero or sotero. But he made our experience amazing.

    Tam O'ShanterResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for your kind remarks! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Prime Rib and Melon Salad, and we will be sharing your compliments with our team. Your support is appreciated and we hope to welcome you back for another amazing experience soon!

  20. WI

    WIttybug13

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated promptly, server attended to us in a very timely manner and the food was great! We look forward to coming back.
  21. JB

    JamesB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, this event at the Tam was Wonderful! The Derby Dolls were friendly, and enthusiastic. The food, as always, was perfection!
  22. HG

    HenryG

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was the Carhop Special Event they produced.
  23. PE

    PamE

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    I sent a friend when I could not go. They asked for hamburgers well done and they weren't so they ate around the edge. Also, they were luke warm. I eat at the Tam regularly but this was not very good for them. Also, they were parked at the end of the parking so couldn't hear what was going on.

    Tam O'ShanterResponded on September 26, 2022We strive to create 5-star experiences so we are disappointed to hear this, Pam. Because we are unable to provide our direct contact information in our responses due to OpenTable policies, please contact the management team directly by calling the restaurant to discuss your experience further. We hope to have a chance to earn your full 5-stars in the future. Thank you.

  24. D

    Dennis

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place for a fancy dinner. Got the special menu, portion of shrimp cocktail was well below value of price, but everything else was delicious
  25. MD

    MikeD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We asked to sit outside in the patio which was very pleasant and the food was very good. Thanks for a good experience.
  26. C

    Cristina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in all of Los ANGELES - it was a very special evening as it was our 50th Wedding ANNIVERSARY - generous amount of deliciously prepared food, ambiance and superb service! Maybe a new anniversary tradition was born?!?

    Tam O'ShanterResponded on September 26, 2022Thank you for celebrating such a special occasion with us, Cristina! We are honored to be one of your favorite restaurants in the area. Your support means the world to us and we hope to celebrate with you both again next time. Cheers!

  27. B

    Bill

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was excellent. The patio is fine, not overly noisy, given a combination of street noise and patron conversation. Parking is convenient.
  28. BW

    BonnieW

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the history!
  29. AS

    AndyS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We love the classic style of the Tam O'Shanter! The food and service were great. We need to go here more often!

    Tam O'ShanterResponded on September 22, 2022We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience, Andy! Thanks for sharing the love and we encourage you to visit again soon!

  30. PD

    PaulD

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was great, as usual. The noise from a large and loud group left much to be desired. However, we appreciated the server, who seemed to have many tables to serve. I believe that her name was Julie. Rebecca does a great job of taking care of our VIP rewards too.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tam O Shanter is always a great time! Good drinks, great prime rib, and friendly service. What more could you possibly ask for. Stop by during their 100th anniversary this year and you won’t be let down.

    Tam O'ShanterResponded on September 21, 2022Thank you for your stellar review! It is excellent to hear that you always have a great time at our restaurant and we appreciate your compliments. Thanks again for sharing and we look forward to your next visit!

  32. KC

    KCsMom

    Los Angeles

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pork Roast was a super fun evening! Thank you for putting it together!
  33. AK

    AnnaK

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful relaxing meal on the patio

    Tam O'ShanterResponded on September 20, 2022We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, Anna! Thank you for your online support and please know that we would love to have you back soon!

  34. KD

    KatieD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was really expensive for a cheap brunch. There wasn't even a Scottish or English breakfast available. I had reviewed the menu before hand and was excited to get the Toad in the Hole, but that was only on the dinner menu. I ended up with a glass of water and then drove to Philippe's for a french dip sandwhich.

    Tam O'ShanterResponded on September 20, 2022We appreciate your honesty, Katie. We strive to serve delicious meals and it is disappointing to hear that you did not feel proper value was offered. Your satisfaction is our goal and we hope to have another chance in the future to impress you. Thank you.

  35. d

    daveb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Historic and delicious Great vibe Get the rarebit!
  36. H

    Honestopinion

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The corned beef was dry and the Branzino was good when I wasn’t picking bones out of my teeth. Also way too much lemon added to the spinach, onion and fennel that was the bed. Overall not a great value.

    Tam O'ShanterResponded on September 19, 2022We always hope that our guests find value in all that we offer. Your honest feedback is appreciated as it helps us improve. Your satisfaction is our goal and we hope to welcome you back for a better experience in the future. Thank you.

  37. MB

    MelissaB

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Even though the kitchen vwas aboutvto close, our food came out justvas ordered and once again bwas just what we ordered.
  38. DD

    DeeD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is very relaxed, lively, and had live music on a Friday night. You can get an amazing Lawry's prime rib meal without all the fluff. Servers were attentive and service was QUICK! We ate inside, but the outdoor space they created looked amazing! Perfect for a summer evening. Highly recommend.

    Tam O'ShanterResponded on September 19, 2022Thanks for sharing your 5-star recommendation! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience from the Prime Rib meal to the ambiance. Your review is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again next time!

  39. DL

    DoloresL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great. The busser was very entertaining!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience! It felt like coming home. The food was fresh and delicious! The staff was so upbeat and friendly. So grateful! THANK YOU! xo

    Tam O'ShanterResponded on September 19, 2022Thank you for your 5-stars! We are happy to hear that you felt right at home and that you enjoyed the food and service. We are grateful for your support and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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 4.7 stars by 6020 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 78 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Tam O'Shanter

2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Dining areas

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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