Tam O'Shanter

4.6
5521 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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  • Private Whisky Tasting

    $89.00 per personPrepaid

    Aug 27 - Oct 31, 2021

    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 $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!

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 5521 people are saying
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TamikaA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambience. Great cuts of meat. Definitely a family style restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting friends

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DoreenS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for quiet early dinner. Very comfy cushioned arm chairs, made us feel we were sitting at home. No sore buns :-). The waitress was exceptional, very attentive, knowledgeable re: the Lawry's restaurant history and good conversation. Food was excellent and prepared as requested. The Tam O'Shanter Cut, prime rib served with creamed corn, mashed potatoes and gravy was nicely plated and portioned well. The Pan-Roasted Filet Mignon, with smashed cauliflower and Tuscan Kale, was also plated nicely, though a slightly larger portion of veggies would have been nice. The meat was a good portion size, and prepared med-rare as requested. This was an early 4:15pm reservation, so the restaurant was not busy, or loud. This is a special day restaurant as the pricing is not for the everyday budget.

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vipFrequentdiner
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our group of 5 had lunch in the covered patio. It was a very pleasant experience and we were able to converse without too much noise. Service was fine. The food was excellent. Two of us had prime rib plates with mashed potatoes and a veggie. Yum. Others had roast beef sandwiches with cole slaw. Also very good. We'll be back.

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patw
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Low Noise level is VERY IMPORTANT to me. I only will go to restaurants where I can comfortably speak with my friends without having to shout and hurt my ears. I am a regular wit friends for that reason.

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JamesP
London
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Out of our two Dine LA meals, only one of the upgraded prime rib cuts were good. The other one was tough. However, the manager DID discount that meal, which was a classy & considerate thing to do, considering the overall cost of the dinner.
All of the wait staff is always efficient, professional, & courteous.

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DonH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Priceless bit of Los Angeles history. Worth a visit!

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LouD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tam is a classic. Always love going there. First time I’ve been inside since the pandemic.

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SueG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting in the patio. Good food as usual.
Music was a little loud where we were sitting, otherwise all was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
553 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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MikeR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal; very courteous staff; good ambiance outside.

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vipMichaelC
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Garyb
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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!!

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Jonjonjon
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Tam O’Shanter. Always have. Old and Disney inside and out! Best prime rib!

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BradleyB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every aspect

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DennisS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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StevenW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!! Diane and Jake were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Had been excited about eating here on our anniversary!!
But was not as excited about the food.

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suzanne
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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SusanW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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BrooksO
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been dining there since 1953…..back in town for a visit. Perfect just perfect!

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RM17
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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Mitch
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ordered the prime rib. It was good, but came out cold.

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LynnA
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Free, convenient parking. Excellent environment. Excellent service. Need to continue expanding menu and dessert choices.

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vipAlexParraRivera
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and comfortable environment. Our server was spread thin but was very hospitable and knowledgeable of the menu items.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for the review, Alex. We appreciate it. We're working hard to ensure better experiences in the future. Wishing you all the best and we hope you can join us again soon.

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LaurieR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The medium rare prime rib and Yorkshire pudding were perfect.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for the review, Laurie :) Cheers to Prime Rib! All the best to you and please come back soon.

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CapNJack
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was very kind.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for the review :) All the best to you and please join us again soon.

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Marina
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Slow and delayed service. We did not receive an
food item ordered.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for the review, Marina. 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.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

Service was amazing and food was top notch. Actually liked the food more than Lawry’s.

Our waitress was the best.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for the review! We appreciate it :) All the best to you and please come again soon. Cheers!

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BillR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for the review, Bill! Wishing you all the best and look forward to having you back soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

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.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on October 4, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was ok but the decorations and ambiance was excellent!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for the review! All the best to you :)

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vipLarry
Los Angeles
273 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for the review, Larry. We apologize the we fell short of expectations and appreciate your understanding during this time. We are working hard to ensure a better experience in the future. All the best.

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CindyM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for the review, Cindy, we appreciate the details and your recommendation. :) We hope you can come back soon. Cheers.

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weird99
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on October 4, 2021

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.

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PamE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come to the Tam O'Shanter for special occasions and this time it was to celebrate a birthday.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for the stars and review, Pam! We appreciate it :) We look forward to having you back again in the near future!

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Janeeboo
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent as always

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KathyS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for the review, Kathy! We appreciate it. Wishing you all the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Tam O'Shanter
Responded on October 4, 2021

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!

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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 4.6 stars by 5521 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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