Tam O'Shanter

4.7
5665 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 5665 people are saying
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vipWilliamN
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at the Burns night celebration. It truly was a one of a kind event.

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vip4EIEIO
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience once again attending the Bobby Burns birthday celebration event.

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RobertaC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at the Tam for more than 40 years and love it!

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vipExWestSider
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The annual Burns Night Celebration is always so much fun!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the outdoor table they seated us at. So romantic! And the food was absolutely amazing! Will be back.

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JerryM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Typically good Lawry’s prime rib. Enjoyed the rustic setting of this restaurant. I’ll return.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

Cheers, Jerry! Thank you for sharing about your recent dining experience. We love to read that you enjoyed your prime rib. We look forward to having you back :)

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KersT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Although the ambiance is worn, the food and service was excellent. It used to be a place where you wore your best clothing alas times have changed. Of course when a server comes out with food in a worn flannel shirt, worn jeans and long messy hair it's just sad. Look past this and enjoy the food.

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CatrinaQ
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We LOVE Jonathan. Please give him a raise. Great server with wonderful manners and a good command of his section when it’s fully seated. We’ve had brunch on the patio in his section several times and it’s always been great. Thank you!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

We're so delighted to read that Johnathan made your experience a wonderful one, we are so grateful for him. Thank you so much for the review and sharing about your dining experience. All the best to you.

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vipMaddy
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prime rib sandwich was accompanied by peanut cole slaw, beets and pickles. Add a dash of raw horseradish and it’s a magnificent sandwich.
The vodka seltzer with lime wedge rounded out the meal! Kudos to the bartender!

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vipRichardB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Have come to the Tam all my life, as did my parents and grandparents. Unfortunately, food quality is not what it once was. Ordered the Prince Charlie cut of prime rib at $59. Tam trims away all of the fat cap and French cuts the rib. The meat had no marbling what so ever, so with no fat or marble the meat was bone drive and flavorless. Also, the cut size has clearly been reduced and not worth the $59.00 price tag. To compare, Musso & Frank (another classic LA landmark restaurant) serves clearly "prime" (grade) rib for $48.00 (an 18 oz or larger cut). Sides were small and cold. My dining partner had the short rib, which was small, dried and flavorless. Promoted "braised cabbage" was nothing more a tiny sprinkling of garnish over the top. The once memorable trifle desert is not a wine glass that is 80% whipped cream with several small cubes of dry cake and a couple of strawberries. Gone are the days or luscious fruit an a pour of sherry over the top. The Tam is part of LA history, but sadly no longer living up to the promise of the past.

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tomp
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in LA. The ambiance is superb. The charm of a Scottish and/or English pub. Our waiter was very attentive, and charming. The prime rib was excellent and plentiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Tam O’Shanter with my family to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We ordered the prime rib, salmon, and braised short rib. All were really good. Surprised us with a small trifle dessert for my husband. Decor was cool and experience was nice. We would go there again.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

Happy Birthday to your husband! Thank you for choosing The Tam to celebrate his special day. We love to know that we met the mark and you enjoyed your dining experience. All the best to you and yours. Cheers.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time with friends. The food and drinks were delicious and our server Gerardo was great, he was very attentive and friendly. Plus points for asking us for proof of vaccination before entering the restaurant. Will keep coming back.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much for the review and sharing the details. We're so happy to read that Gerardo made your experience a memorable one. We look forward to seeing you again son :) Cheers.

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Scot
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prime rib, and the best creamed corn in the world!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

Thanks for the review, Scot! Cheers to prime rib :) We're happy to read that you loved your meal. All the best and please join us again soon.

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AlessandroK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very comfortable elegant and relaxing for nice dinner

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jeannettew
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Tam is a family favorite!! Consistently excellent!!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

Thank you, Jeannette!

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Cynthia
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Special occasion was not acknowledged. Also was not told about the chocolate soufflé dessert. The restaurant seemed understaffed for the amount of customers dining outdoors. Food came fast but waiter was not attentive and seemed very busy. After we finished our main course, it took almost 30 mins for the waiter to notice. By then we didn’t even want dessert anymore and just wanted to leave. Asked for the bill and waited some more. The bill needed some correction so we waited again for it yo be adjusted. Just a lot of waiting time. Not a great first time experience at the restaurant.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

Hello Cynthia - We're sorry to read about your disappointing service experience. Please know that we've made note and are working hard to ensure a better experience in the future. We do hope you'll give us another chance. We appreciate your candidness and thank you again.

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JackandDebrasreviews
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always the Best Prime Rib.
The are doing a good job at making things Normal and Covid free

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the stars and review, Jack and Debra! Cheers to Prime Rib :) It's important to us for our guests to feel safe while dining with us during this challenging time. We're happy to know that we met the mark. Thank you again.

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DavidB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat. Good setting outside. Excellent food.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

Thank you, David! We appreciate the review and love to know you enjoyed your dining experience.

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AdriannaR
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great food. It had been a while since we’ve eaten here due to pandemic. Felt good to be back.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

It's great to have you back, Adrianna! We love to read that you had a great experience. Thank you so much for the review. All the best to you.

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JesusP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, the staff was very friendly and accommodating

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you, Jesus! We love to know that you had a great experience. Thank you for the review.

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vipCaseyB
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a fan of TOS. They are doing their best w outdoor dining. Still miss dining inside, which you ca still do w vaccination, and we were but w Omicron w dined outside. Still a favorite abd a treat, Server was great!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review, Casey, and for your understanding as we work to come through this pandemic while following local and CDC guidelines. We love to read that you had a great experience. All the best.

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RobertR
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Considering the virus restrictions the Restaurant did a ok job. Prime Rib was good, cooked correct and portions ok. Could have prepared the horseradish better. Service was the only low point as it was only average. Water glasses were not checked or refilled. Salad plates were not removed until after meal was over. No check back after dinner was served to see if everything was ok.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review, Robert. We appreciate the time it takes. We're happy to read that you enjoyed the food your ordered and know that we've made note on the service you received. We appreciate your candidness and know we are working hard to ensure better experiences in the future. All the best and thank you again.

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LAgirl500
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I miss the indoor dining experience, but Tam O'Shanter has created a lovely space outside dining!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the stars and review. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed our outdoor dining. All the best to you.

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vipdebra
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on January 17, 2022

Thank you, Debra! Happy New Year.

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smk004
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a perfect dinner, go here. Everything even including the cleanliness of the bathrooms was a 10 out of 10.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on January 17, 2022

Thank you! We love to know that we met the mark on every level :) It's what we strive for. Thank you again for the stars and review.

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vipRobertP
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Went for the classic prime rib and was not disappointed. It should be on everyone’s LA list for a visit.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on January 17, 2022

Thank you, Robert! We love to read that you enjoyed our signature dish. Cheers to Prime Rib! Thanks again and happy new year.

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EdwardF
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, especially the prime rib. Great service from all of the staff, waiters, managers, bartenders. The Tam is a great place to go for any occasion.

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NY123
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Hostesses were extremely rude and unhelpful. Our server however was kind, thus the 3 stars.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on January 17, 2022

Hello - We're sorry to read about your disappointing experience with our hostess. Please know that we've made note and will address our staff for a better experience in the future. We are happy to read that you were pleased with the service you received while dining and we do hope you also enjoyed your meal. All the best to you and we do hope you'll give us another chance to earn 5-stars in the future.

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JohnW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tam has been a family favorite for 30yrs. Food is always good. Prices are not for the fast food crowd. Now with covid outdoor seating is the only option. Much better inside than out and hopefully will be able to go inside soon.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on January 17, 2022

Thank you for the review, John. We're so grateful for your patronage and your loyalty over the years. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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BarryG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Due to staff shortages because of the pandemic, we had to eat outdoors in a large tent. There were adequate heaters and the dinner was very comfortable. As always, the food was excellent and the service just right.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on January 17, 2022

We're happy to know you enjoyed your recent dining experience and that you were comfortable with your outside seating arrangement. Thank you so much for understanding during this challenging time. We really appreciate your review. All the best and happy new year, Barry.

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vipTorontiff
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tam has evolved since the days of being the Great Scot, but it’s still an important gathering place for those of us who grew up in Los Feliz. Service was warm and outgoing, the meat fabulous and I’d forgotten how the hot fudge sundae features THE BEST hot fudge in town (maybe in Southern California). The carolers were in voice and indulgent. Very festive evening out.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for this review and sharing the details of your visit. We love to know you had a great time and enjoyed the carolers. Happy New Year!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An authentic experience of charm , prime rib cooked to perfection and entertainment. Cheers!

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Felix
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tam O’ Shanter is a great dining experience especially during the holidays. I’ve made it a tradition to go every year. Highly recommend.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the review and stars, Felix. We're grateful to know that we're apart of your holiday tradition and we appreciate the recommendation. Wishing you all the best and happy new year.

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LisaD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The Prime Rib was outstanding as was the service. I will definitely take my family there again.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on December 28, 2021

We love to read that you enjoyed our signature dish. Cheers to prime rib! We look forward to having you and your family in the future. All the best to you.

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Stef
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Dined here before for special occasions but christmas eve was disappointed. Quality has fallen while prices have risen. A $9 tasteless plate of yams looked and tasted like it had been dumped out of a can. The medium filet was charred without a bit of pink and were those burnt turds on the plate meant to be carrots. For a high quality restaurant this was a low quality dining experience that we will not repeat

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AndreaC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to have Christmas Eve dinner. When you arrive inside the restaurant you know it is Christmas time. We will definitely be back.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the review, Andrea! We're happy to read you enjoyed our holiday cheer. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers!

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miwers
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Prime Rib is not as good as Lawry's but decent and moderately priced. Service was slow and inattentive. Carolers for the holidays made it worthwhile. Great ambience and landmark.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun experience at holidays. Food was better than I expected.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on December 28, 2021

We love to read that we met the mark with our holiday cheer and thank you for sharing about your experience and the stars. Happy holidays.

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vipLourdesMaria
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very limited vegan option
Great ambiance, Carolers and service