Tam O'Shanter

4.6
5482 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 5482 people are saying
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jamieg
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was incredible!! Was so personable and friendly and great with a table a teenagers and over middle agers.

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vipabbysnacks
Central Coast
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Tam! Drinks and food are excellent.
Our server, Jonathan was friendly and attentive.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

Thank you for sharing your time with us, Abby! We appreciate the review and are grateful for Jonathan. We hope you come again soon :) All the best.

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Moviela
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the prime rib and my son and wife were delighted with the filet. The food was served hot, at the same time, and cooked properly to order. I missed the salad, thinking it was included. I was surprised to see a chunk of fat an inch wide and two inches long in the center of my prime rib. I would have sent it back, but a) I was hungry, and b) I know how hard it is to get the highest quality provisions at the moment. We did ask for more bread, but it never came. The parking was easy, we were greeted as we walked in the door and taken to our table. Service was fast and everything was tasty. I have been coming here since the '50's and the place brings back fond memories of dining there with departed family members.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the review and sharing the details :) We're grateful for our loyalty and look forward to having you back in the future. All the best!

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HeatherB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Spot on just like always. Love the outdoor patio.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the stars and review, Heather!

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StuckinTemecula
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had so much fun last night. It was a reunion with 5 friends. The staff was excellent and very solicitous. The variety of food and cocktails was great. We sampled new items

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the review! Wishing you all the best and we hope you and your friends come back again soon :)

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Donato
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This nearly-100-year-old restaurant isn't inexpensive, but it's always very good. The brunch menu has something for everyone and the choice of dining inside or on the large patio is a bonus. Plenty of easy parking, also. This is one of my favorite Los Angeles restaurants.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the review, Donato! Please come again soon :)

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vipJGLA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great historic location. Good ford. Outstanding bar. Excellent service.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

Thank for the stars and review! Please come back soon :) Wishing you all the best.

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vipStephenF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Average meal at a high price. Restaurant is run down. Ambiance, especially given the price, is not good. Noisy and wait staff is unattentive.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experience, Stephen. We 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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NathanH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The food is decent here. Not great, not bad, but certainly worth a visit if you're a fan of history, Disney, and the charming cottage look of the Tam O'Shanter. Our primary server was nice, if a bit slow, but other employees that came by seemed clueless. Our table was cluttered with empty plates after the appetizers, and they didn't even clear the table at that point (standard practice).

However, the worst thing was the ambiance. We sat on the porch, and they were playing 70s rock. The Tam's entire appeal is in the charming Scottish cottage look and feel and menu, and 70s funk/rock and soul pretty much ruined the ambiance entirely.

Not sure who made this decision or how that happened. It was so shockingly awful it was almost funny.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded a day ago

Thanks for the review, Nathan. We 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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RobH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch outside and the weather was great and the food and service first rate.

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JosephB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great date place. Great ambiance, food and service. At 5pm very open and relaxed with immediate service. My date was impressed and loved it.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience, Joseph! Wishing you all the best and come back soon :)

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JanetC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Think the creamed spinach has changed. Didn't seem to taste the same as before. Maybe not as fresh?? Nevertheless, have been a fan for your years and it's always nice to be there and see such lovely staff.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for the review, Janet! Thanks for sharing your experience, Renee. We will share your review with our management. Wishing you all the best.

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vipBeverly
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you, Beverly! Wishing you all the best and come see us again soon :)

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vipBobwish
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tam O'Shanter is always good. The staff is friendly. Service was quick, and accurate.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for the review! Please come back soon :)

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vipValleyKen
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Understaffed - Waiter had at least 8 tables outside to service, an impossible number to handle well. Waiter did not know menu - told us there was garlic in creamed corn and creamed spinach, but those who had those dishes sensed none. Food came cold to table. But, it came without utensils, which took several more minutes to get. No salt or pepper on the table. Outdoors on gravel base in a tent with many bulbs out = zero ambiance.
Not an experience that either Lawry's or Tam O'Shanter can be proud of.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thanks for sharing your experience, Ken. We 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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CindyF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were good, but a little too pricey.

I do say I would eat there again, but definitely not often

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thanks for the review, Cindy. All the best to you :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

No valet parking. Removed soufflé off the menu which had been a staple for years. Disappointing.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thanks for sharing your experience. We 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and they made my sisters bachelorette party extra special. Excellent food and great atmosphere. Felt like I was at Disney

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for the review and congratulations to your sister :) Wishing you and her all the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Minus the flies from eating outdoors and my prime rib being tough from the hard fat it was very flavorful and wonder and my French 75 was very bitter rather than refreshing. This sounds like a horrible review. But with Covid-19 being Covid it was delightful to eat out.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thanks for sharing your experience. We 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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MCGH
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were well taken care of during our stay. Everyone is welcoming and willing to help with anything we needed. We did not feel rushed at any time. One of our favorites.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for the review! Please come again soon :)

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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our server Jill was fantastic. Attentive, friendly and helpful. She is good at her job.

Wish the food was on the same level. We ordered three prime rib dinners. The food was not hot and barely warm. Worse was that the meat was tough. We’ve been here many times and sadly, food is not consistent. But Jills attitude and friendliness made up for the disappointing food quality.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thanks for sharing your experience. We apologize we fell short of your expectations with you food order. 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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JimB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Assistant Manager stopped by to see if everything was ok.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thanks for the review, Jim! Please come again soon :)

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NestorL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tam O'Shanter cut is now very thin compared to last year or before pandemic.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thanks for the review, Nestor! We will share your review with our management. Wishing you all the best.

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vipKCsMom
Los Angeles
116 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Absolutely my favorite restaurant in LA but the staffing issues created a sad experience. The waiter had no clue as to what was on the menu. When we ordered drinks he didn’t know that Bombay Sapphire was a gin nor did he know the name of their signature drink. 😞 It took over 20 minutes to get bread… and another 10 minutes to get the butter. He brought the bill before we were finished and yet when I asked for a box to take home part of my dinner (that arrived late) it took 15 minutes and another waiter to get the box.
I love the Tam and I understand that this guy was a newbie but training really needs to improve… if it wasn’t my anniversary I probably would have been more forgiving

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We 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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vipdiningguru
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat. I've been coming here for years and really enjoy their food. I always get their prime rib and if you have space for dessert you have to get their chocolate sundae it's the best.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you for the review! Please come again soon :)

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SusanR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing experience. Great food, great service, great ambience.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you, Susan! Please come again soon :)

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MaryJ
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food service was really good and fast

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thanks for the stars and review, Mary! All the best.

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vipAskHarry
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back after the year shutdown! The menu was smaller than usual; but, the server said they were ramping up.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you, Harry! We look forward to having our full menu soon :) We look forward to having you back!

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vipJill
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful patio but car wash and street noise is noticeable. Great food and service as always!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thanks for the review, Jill! All the best.

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JimO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As usual, great food, service and ambiance. Highly recommend the patio in the summer months - delightful last night.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thanks for joining us, Jim! We hope to see you again soon :)

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SHIRLEYC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Over all the years excellence continues
Do not like dining outside as all the history that we love in inside
Food, everything always great

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thanks for the review, Shirley.

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plumbunny
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the crispy chicken sandwich with jalepeno Cole slaw. The best ever. Beats all the other crispy chicken sandwiches out there. A must try!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience. Please come again soon :)

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DianeH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 25th Anniversary and leave 35 Miles from the Restaurant. It was worth the drive for something different for brunch

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you for the review, Diane, and Happy Anniversary! Wishing you all the best :)

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Anna
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience! The food was delicious and the service was wonderful.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you, Anna!

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LisaF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tam's lounge is my happy place and I haven't been there in well over a year. Two friends from out of town were visiting and we decided to eat in the "regular" restaurant indoors as they are Disney fiends. Walt's table was otherwise engaged but they were thrilled with the various rooms and decor. We all had delicious, refreshing cocktails (Summer Sling) along with Shisito peppers and fried cauliflower with Buffalo sauce. One guest had fish n chips, two had pan seared Prime Rib and one had the shrimp with grits. The food is so much better than I remember it being back in the day, not shortage of wait persons ever. Our server did not hover but was right there when we needed a refill. LIFE does NOT get better than this!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thanks for the detailed review, Lisa! Please come again soon :)

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princesspanda
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious as always. Loved the new compressed melon salad. It was a bit off telling as generally transparent fruit is no good.... but understanding the process of it, finding it as crisp and refreshing as it could be was delightful.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thanks for sharing your experience! Please come back soon :)

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RanH
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tam O'Shanter is a step back in time, a rare occurence in an ever-evolving Los Angeles restaurant scene. Its ambiance is unchanged it seems from the restaurant's 1922 origins. Cozy dining rooms keep the noise to a relatively low din. The food is terrific, though the menu has been "lightened" for the summer months. This comes at the expense of deleting such signature dishes as its famous meatloaf from the current menu. Service was attentive but not intrusive. The Tam is an expensive experience, don't expect to have a dinner for two come in much under $100, even without drinks or wine. But the cost of the meal is the admission ticket to a delightful trip in a time machine.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thanks for the review, Ran! Wishing you all the best :)

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Norman
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice, quiet, clean environment, will be going again

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you for the review, Norman! We look forward to your return :) All the best.

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Krys
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tam is our favorite restaurant, and we haven't gone in a year and a half because of the pandemic. We returned for the first time last night and ate on the patio. Most of the staff were wearing masks, which made us feel great. Hand santizer is provided right at the door, and they've got a PDF of their menu now. They're doing a great job of staying open and staying safe at the same time.
The patio is super cute, even if it's not the same as the inside. They have shade canopies so the sun doesn't roast you, and we were neither cold nor hot while we were out there - it was perfect.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on July 2, 2021

Thank you so much for the detailed review, Krys! Welcome back :)

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JoeA
Los Angeles
7 reviews