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.
Book your next event with us
Private Whisky Tasting$89.00 per personPrepaid
Aug 27 - Oct 31, 2021Reserve 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!
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Prime Rib Sandwich
on a kaiser roll, peanut coleslaw, beets, pickles
The Prime Rib
kaiser roll, beets, pickles, peanut coleslaw
Tam O'Shanter Cut
our traditional and most popular cut
The Tam is a classic. Always love going there. First time I’ve been inside since the pandemic.
Loved sitting in the patio. Good food as usual.
Music was a little loud where we were sitting, otherwise all was excellent.
We've been here many times over the years for dinner, and our latest one was very good. We both had prime rib and it was very good as always. I had the Dinela menu, and liked the corn chowder and the English trifle for desert. The service was fine, and we like the ambiance here. We hope to return soon.
Excellent meal; very courteous staff; good ambiance outside.
Almost 100 years old and you know why it’s lasted. Great service and food that exceeded expectations. Very relaxing. Treated me as a solo diner with respect and not relegated to the bar. Will def be back
One of my family's favorite restaurants. Service, food, ambiance, was great. The only problems were a limited menu, reduction in main dishes, and not being able to order a chocolate souffle. But what is the blame for this? The restaurant being understaffed due to the Covid-19 crisis. So the problems were understandable. Still, overall, it was a great experience!!
We love Tam O’Shanter. Always have. Old and Disney inside and out! Best prime rib!
Excellent in every aspect
The food was delicious and the service was attentive. I thought the price of the wine per glass was a little out of line. $13 for a six ounce pour of middle grade Chardonnay seemed excessive.
Great service and great food!! Diane and Jake were wonderful.
The food, service and ambience were great. Our server was knowledgeable and provided us with fun stories of the history of Tam O’Shanters. We will definitely be back!
Had been excited about eating here on our anniversary!!
But was not as excited about the food.
Our group of 8 people overall had a wonderful time . However, it would have been nicer to have one tale for 8 that 2 tables of 4. I was not told we were to have two separate tables until we assembled to sit down. We took turns at the two tables so everyone could visit . The fireplace was a lovely feature in the outdoor space.
The food is always good here. Because of Dine LA, they were extremely crowded. NO parking available in their lot. Our server was very polite, but over worked with too many tables. Our food was very slow to be served, so some of the sides were on the cold side. Requested items were forgotten. A solid B on the grading scale.
Been dining there since 1953…..back in town for a visit. Perfect just perfect!
Food was excellent, as it always is. Did feel a little rushed at first - the server brought the salad before we had finished out appetizers. But overall a great experience.
Ordered the prime rib. It was good, but came out cold.
Free, convenient parking. Excellent environment. Excellent service. Need to continue expanding menu and dessert choices.
Cozy and comfortable environment. Our server was spread thin but was very hospitable and knowledgeable of the menu items.
The medium rare prime rib and Yorkshire pudding were perfect.
Wait staff was very kind.
Slow and delayed service. We did not receive an
food item ordered.
Everything was great!
Service was amazing and food was top notch. Actually liked the food more than Lawry’s.
Our waitress was the best.
Thank you for the review! We appreciate it :) All the best to you and please come again soon. Cheers!
My first visit and likely not my last. This was for lunch. Loved the old world ambience. Service was attentive and polite. The food was wonderful and the presentation excellent. I was a bit confused between the menu I reviewed on line and the one presented at the table. The table menu was not nearly as extensive. Likely I didn’t read the fine print on line.
Nonetheless a wonderful experience.
The environment was good, but other than that. Poor customer service, bad waiter, food was cold, an they took way to long for our food an even to fill our drinks. The price for the the food could be better. An felt very unwelcome for me an my date.
Thank you for the review. We apologize the we fell short of expectations. We will share your review with management to ensure a better experience in the future. All the best.
The food was ok but the decorations and ambiance was excellent!
The Tam is one of our favorite places. Every aspect is generally outstanding. It was a bit off the other night, however. My guess is that they are still trying to adjust to the problems of operating in a pandemic. My only real criticism was the corn chowder. It was inedible -- no flavor and the consistency of thickened dishwater. It is not like the Tam to serve such a course. Hopefully, as the pandemic recedes the old Tam will return. They are not alone, as I have found.
Wonderful restaurant! We visited because of the Disney connection, but loved the place aside from that! Our server Melissa made us feel so welcome, and the prime rib was delicious. One of our party had the chicken pot pie, which he said was also very good. The atmosphere was lovely! We were able to request Walt’s table #31, and were SO pleased that we were seated there! We definitely will be back, highly recommend!
Thank you for the review, Cindy, we appreciate the details and your recommendation. :) We hope you can come back soon. Cheers.
Apparently new items are being added to the menu and Dine LA was the time for them to experiment. Some failed. Specifically deviled eggs. Also, staff is so low even the RESTAURANT MANAGER is part of the table service staff! Overall, service was non-attentive, very slow, but all other food was good.
Thank you for the review. We apologize the we fell short of expectations with our service. We will share your review with management to ensure a better experience in the future. All the best.
We always come to the Tam O'Shanter for special occasions and this time it was to celebrate a birthday.
Thank you for the stars and review, Pam! We appreciate it :) We look forward to having you back again in the near future!
Food and service excellent as always
Our server, Alphonse, was friendly and attentive as were all the staff. Salad was fresh and flavorful, the homemade ranch dressing was perfect. Prime rib sandwich was one of the best I’ve ever had. We love this Tam coleslaw too
Just wish we could have ordered the pickled vegetables, but alas they will not deviate from the brunch menu on the weekends. They are very strict.
Thank you for the review, Kathy! We appreciate it. Wishing you all the best.
What an amazing experience we had. Our server was so welcoming and so nice. The staff is so attentive with everything. Bussed our tables in a timely manner and never had empty plates on our table for more then 5 mins. Food was just over the top good. Prime rib was so tender and cooked to perfection. Also the chocolate soufflé was amazing and worth the wait and we only wished we had ordered two of them. We will come back again!
Thank you for the review and for sharing the details of your experience. We appreciate it. Wishing you all the best and look forward to having you back soon. Cheers!
The food was excellent but the service was very slow, not the fault of the server but apparently there was a back-up in the kitchen. We were celebrating a Birthday, the Birthday girl received a very simple serving of vanilla ice cream when we asked about some fudge to go with it, we were told we could order it but would have to pay for it. Not very good customer service. I have been coming to this restaurant since the early 1970s.
Thank you for the review, Bella. We apologize the we fell short of expectations. We will share your review with management to ensure a better experience in the future. All the best.
It was wonderful. The food, the ambiance, and the service. It was my birthday dinner because my birthday is this week. It was the perfect place to have my special day!
Thank you for the review, Marci, and Happy happy birthday! Cheers to you and please come back soon :) All the best.
Reserve “Walt Disney “ table if possible! Memorable Dinner or Lunch!
Thank you for the review and for the recordation :) Cheers and come back soon. All the best!
A very pleasant evening with exquisite food, history ambiance, and excellent service; I believe Cameron should be praised for his friendly and professional demeanor!
Thanks for the review, Carlos! Cheers to Cameron, we're grateful and glad he made your experience a memorable one. Wishing you all the best and please come back soon :)
Really great service set in a very beautiful outside dinning patio. I really love The Tam.
Thanks for the stars and review, Doug! We hope to see you again soon :) All the best.
The hostess was rude and unfriendly. Our service was slow. The server was very nice but over nice. The prime rib was chewy. The mash potatoes where bland and tasted old. The creamed spinach was gross. The best thing was the sourdough bread. The dessert with straw and cream was gross. It tasted like curdled milk. The server explained that’s it sour cream but it most def was not sour cream. The taste of curdled milk lasted all the home. Sick. He didn’t take it off the bill.
Thank you for the review, Julie. We apologize the we fell short of expectations. We will share your review with management to ensure a better experience in the future. All the best.
I was sadly underwhelmed with Tam O’Shanter. The hostess was rude, our server was very inattentive possibly due to lack of staff?? And our food was very mediocre. I have wanted to go here for years and finally decided to go for my 23 yo son’s birthday. With the amount of money we spent on dinner I expected much more. The best part of the experience was the looking forward to it but was unfortunately let down.
Thank you for the review, Lesley. We apologize the we fell short of expectations, especially on your son's birthday. We will share your review with management to ensure a better experience in the future. All the best.
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 5515 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.