Tam O'Shanter

4.6
5420 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 5420 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCapNJack
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I always love going to the Tam, but this time their menu was for brunch which I’m not used to. Maybe I’m getting old. Instead of ordering a burger with egg and bacon, I’d rather have the option to just get a burger. The sandwich bar wasn’t really what I expected so I didn’t order from there since they will only bring you coleslaw and no potato salad. These changes may seem minor but it’s definitely a change from what I’ve been used to these last 20 years. After Covid, the value doesn’t seem the same.
All that said, their fries are really good.

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vipDoto
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Have eaten here several times, and have usually been underwhelmed by the choices. I usually get fish and chips which is fairly reliable, but decided to try the hamburger. Asked for it cooked medium, but it tasted rare and not very high quality. Was not happy with it. We also had the buffalo cauliflower, and it tasted a little soggy. The 4 beep tabs were a good way to taste the various beers. I may have the cider next time. Restaurant took great care to continue to follow Covid-19 protocols, and were limited in seating in the dining room which was nice.

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vipDelicious
Las Vegas
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, and we got a free dessert for the birthday girl. Great food, as usual, and our waiter was very attentive to our needs.

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EricC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the best prime ribs in the city.

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JoseR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good experience

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TomL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrated our anniversary with a modest dinner at the Tam. Prime Rib sandwich is very tasty but could use a bit more Prime Rib. Good pickles. Have not had pickled beets since Eisenhower was president.

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MichaelJ
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guinness Stout, Deviled Eggs, Lobster Tail, Prime Rib, New York steak ( I ordered Med/Well....they brought me medium rare ... perfect, they knew better,LOL) Creamed Spinach(Wow) Loved it all. I tried to make my wife jealous with my bourbon mash potatoes, OMG, the gravy on her potatoes with the prime rib was even more divine. A flood of nostalgia filled me with memories of unsurpassed flavors of the past, this is how good the food of the past was/is. P.S. Excellent Creme Brulee, I will return for the chocolate souffle.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post pandemic dining has been less than stellar with the service being rusty / inexperienced. Prices have been noticeably higher and the combination make for a less than enjoyable meal. Tam O Shanter is none of the above. From the moment one reads the thoughtfulness of their Covid protocols to the incredible service we received from Derek… the meal was perfect. Patio dining was very comfortable and the food was as to be expected delicious. Cannot wait to get back here and hope the rest of the industry picks up its game to match this experience / value. Great job TOS.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experience & for your understanding as we move toward normalcy. Please come back soon :)

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Merle
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive as expected. The food choices, presentation and flavor were all excellent. We love the English Tudor ambience at Tam O'Shanter. Adds to the experience.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the stars and for sharing your experience! Please come back soon :)

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JohnB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great setting and wonderful comfort food with options for every diet and taste.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Hello John, thanks for the review :) Please come again soon.

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pucksandgrub
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and outstanding customer service! From the moment we checked in, we were greeted with a smile and treated like family. We decided to celebrate my wife's birthday at Tam O' Shanter and I'm so glad we did. Love the old style feel and love the small menu offered. We both ordered their prime rib and it was so tender and flavorful. Just a wonderful experience from beginning to end and Nicole provided outstanding service. Thank you for creating a memorable experience for us on a very special occasion

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review and for choosing us to celebrate! Wishing you all the best.

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RandyM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It was a birthday celebration and the guest of honor really wanted a chocolate soufflé for dessert and they were not serving them. Also one person got a smaller roast beef portion which was more food than the regular cut with the bone. A bit disappointing.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Randy - Thank you for your review. We apologize we fell short of your expectations. We look forward to more menu items in the future as we navigate toward normalcy. We will share your review with our management to ensure a better experience in the future. Wishing you the best.

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SterlingL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner the food was good as well as the service. The virus rules have made places feel very different, the atmosphere was not what it use to be . We expected it to a point but it was a little more than we thought.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review, Stirling, and for your understanding during this time as we navigate toward normalcy. We look forward to having you back.

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vipjoyous
Los Angeles
121 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

this much better than previously except was charged extra for the additional yorkshire pudding

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DougP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great Prime Rib Dinners. Stupid City of LA😒 had a jackhammer project running on the street next to the restaurant during our dinner. First time for this kind of nuisance.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review, Doug!

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vipJenniferN
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I love this spot. Always good service, great drinks and wine. Food is a little old school, but I like the older recipes. Corned beef is out of this world.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for sharing, Jennifer! Please come back soon :)

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EDWINA
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived early and got in early. Excellent food and service. Anniversary was noted and the desert was great. No problems with covid rules and processing. Very, very, very happy!!!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, Edwina! Please come and see us again soon :)

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Foodieguy7
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Fun throwback, the prime rib is always very good to excellent! We sat outside by the fireplace which was terrific. Of course you can’t beat the charm of the old world interior, but the kids preferred outdoor seating. The food was good, not great (would still go back). Retro dishes, the Rarebit was excellent, it it’s not a “Foodie” place, it’s a traditionalist place.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience :)

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DinoD
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Especially in light of our current situation our experience was above excellent. All of the staff were gracious, cheerful and helpful We shall return again in the future when this pandemic is in our past.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experience, Dino! We appreciate it :)

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WendyF
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor patio. Everything was delightful.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you, Wendy!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. They provide what they advertise at a good value. The steaks are great as all are the side dishes I’ve tried.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for sharing :) We hope to see you again soon!

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PamelaT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious filling lovely special always a treat a nice place to go

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you, Pamela!

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lindaw
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration nice experience.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for the stars! Happy Birthday :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great times were had by all!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for all the stars :)

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MichaelM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Our server Yo was delightful.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you, Michael! Please come again soon :)

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vipAwesomeFoodandService
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service---nice quiet atmosphere inside. I'm so happy the inside service is back.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for sharing and we're happy to be back open inside too! Please come again soon :)

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BobfromLaCrescenta
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I didn't like all the covid restrictions still in place. Other than that, everything was OK

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for your review, Bob, and for your understanding as we move toward normalcy! Wishing you all the best.

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MarkB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Legendary Prime Rib didn't disappoint and the Salmon was cooked to perfection. Both the cocktail list and wine menu always seem to provide something new. Sat inside, but the next time will have to try the outside as they have added outdoor space since the Pandemic. I hope they are able to keep the Patio dining area.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you, Mark!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was excellent
We have been coming to Tam O’Shanter for 30 years
The place is becoming old and tired. There is no new furniture or improvement in the decor
On arrival the person checking me in berated me for not being able to use the app to download the menu
This was such a degrading incident and makes me consider not retirning

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on June 1, 2021

Hello - Thank you for sharing your experience and we apologize for this incident. We will share your review with our management to ensure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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LarryM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They were only offering a brunch menu at our 1:45 reservation. When making our reservation you were showing a brunch / dinner menu. We did not eat at the TAM as the brunch menu was not very appealing. We have always had good experiences at the TAM in the past. We will make our next reservation after 4:00pm in the future.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on June 1, 2021

Hello Larry - Thank you for the review. We will share it with our management. We appreciate your understanding as we move toward normalcy with our offerings. Wishing you all the best.

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JayPee
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant gem. I can't wait to come back and I promise to bring some friends...

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you, Jay! We appreciate your review :)

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foodfave
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Who knew they had a Brunch menu?! It was different, but yummy

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The food was mediocre and they charged my card with someone else’s charge plus my meal. Won’t be going back. They still haven’t corrected my card charge.

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JessieJ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first restaurant since the pandemic started & since we received our vaccines. The staff & restaurant felt incredibly safe (we ate outside). We were worried that being outside might feel cold, but it was incredibly comfortable the entire time. As usual they were very attentive and kind, and the food was delicious. It was a great way to “return” to the world, and I look forward to returning indoors soon!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience, Jessie! We look forward to having you back :)

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vipSquirmsmom
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside on their patio this time. The restaurant can't offer the usual indoor experience because (with Covid not quite over) they are taking all necessary precautions to be SAFE, and we respect that. But the food is wonderful, as usual! We've been coming to the Tam for 20-plus years and were so relieved that it survived the pandemic. We'll be back again and again, whether the dining is outside or in!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you for the review! We appreciate your understanding during this time and for your years of loyalty!

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carlab
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When your pal finished grad school and has no commencement to walk in, it’s Tam O’Shanter Time! We celebrated last night with dinner at one of the outdoor tables and it was great. The service was excellent, the brisket is to die for, and the server even surprised our graduate with a celebratory dessert. Making a reservation and checking in was easy as can be.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on May 31, 2021

Congratulations to the Graduate! Thanks for celebrating with us :)

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MikeM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Aside from missing tables, it was the same great place I’ve been coming to since 1987. OBTW, there was a sign that stated only Tam O’Shanter Members could enter the bar. How does one become a member?

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moeern
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual. Great service, food and ambiance. Great hostess. Easy to park.
Nice guests. Great drinks. Great dessert.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you!

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BillK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server was fun, professional, efficient and very pleasant.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thanks, Bill! Please come again soon :)

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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 5420 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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