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Tam-o'shanter ©ryantanaka - Tam O'Shanter, Los Angeles, CA

Tam O'Shanter

4.7
4.7
5781 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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Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 664-0228

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Juan Escamilla

  • Private party facilities

    Delighting diners for over eight decades, the Tam O'Shanter is Los Angeles' oldest restaurant operated by the same family in the same location. Enjoy fine food and old world atmosphere of this cozy Tudor inn.

  • Private party contact

    Noelle Butzlaff: (323) 664-4024

  • Neighborhood

    Los Feliz

  • Cross street

    Boyce

  • Parking details

    Free Daytime Self-Parking for Ale & Sandwich Bar. Free Self Parking Every Evening. Ample Street Parking is Available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Custom Private Whisky Tasting

    $100.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 20 - May 29, 2022
    Celebrating 100 Years of business! 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 $100 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!

Popular dishes

Menu

Open Daily from 11am. Weekday Happy Hour from 4pm - 7pm. Live Music - Fridays and Saturdays. Los Angeles' oldest established permanent non-floating restaurant still operated by its founders' younger kinsmen. Ask your Server for a "glasgow kiss". Select wines available by the glass

God Save the Green

  • A Wee Green Salad$8.00

    simple and tasty, cherry tomatoes, sliced carrots, Tam O'Shanter vinaigrette

    • Holiday Salad$14.00

      mixed greens, candied walnuts, cranberries, bleu cheese, cranberry vinaigrette

      • Atwater Wedge Salad$12.00

        romaine lettuce, smoked bacon, cherry tomatoes, blue cheese

        • Classic Caesar$13.00

          crisp romaine lettuce, aged parmigiano reggiano, house croutons

          Odds & Sods

          • Devils on Horseback$8.00

            cream-cheese filled dates wrapped in bacon

            • Scotch Rarebit$10.00

              authentic scottish recipe of cheddar cheese, belhaven scottish ale, cayenne pepper, with toasted sourdough bread

              • Chilled Shrimp$21.00

                shell on jumbo shrimp, horseradish cocktail sauce

                • Lawry's Meatballs$9.00

                  the original recipe, marinara sauce

                  • Deviled Eggs$7.00

                    creamy horseradish, fresh dill

                    • Holiday Baked Brie$14.00

                      cranberries, pepitas, toasted sourdough, perfect for sharing

                      Great Scot! Soup!

                      • Roasted Cauliflower & Leek Soup$8.00

                        crispy onions

                        • French Onion Soup$9.00

                          gruyere cheese, ciabatta

                          Spot-On Sides

                          Portions to share with yer mates

                          • Mac & Cheese$8.00

                            smoked gouda, farmhouse cheddar, toasted bread crumbs

                            • Creamed Spinach Yorkshire Pudding$9.00

                              • Roasted Wild Mushrooms$9.00

                                garlic and herbs

                                • Sautéed Green Beans$9.00

                                  shallots, candied walnuts

                                  • Pan Roasted Brussels$9.00

                                    cranberries, dijon mustard

                                    • French Fries$7.00

                                      • Twice-Baked Potato$7.00

                                        smoked bacon, aged cheddar, chives

                                        Coldwater Lobster

                                        • One 7 Ounce Lobster Tail$27.00

                                          Broiled or Scampi

                                          Meat, Fish, Fowl

                                          • Fish & Chips$19.00

                                            north pacific cod, french fries, peanut coleslaw, house-made tartar sauce

                                            • Toad in the Hole$30.00

                                              A Tam signature! Diced filet mignon, yorkshire pudding, pearl onions, mixed mushrooms, guinness gravy, mixed green salad

                                              • Roast Turkey Dinner$29.00

                                                hand carved turkey breast, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, mixed vegetables, turkey gravy, candied cranberry

                                                • Pan Seared Scottish Salmon$32.00

                                                  parsnip puree, tuscan kale, cranberries, toasted walnuts

                                                  • Prime Short Ribs of Beef$37.00

                                                    slow braised short ribs, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, arugula, pan jus

                                                    • Roasted Root Vegetables$26.00

                                                      carrots, parsnips, beets, potatoes, fresh herbs, yam puree, goat's milk cheese

                                                      • Pan Roasted Filet Mignon$39.00

                                                        fingerling potatoes, green beans, bacon butter

                                                        Lowry's World-Famous Prime Rib

                                                        served with mashed potatoes and gravy, yorkshire pudding, freshly prepared horseradish, creamed spinach or creamed corn

                                                        • Tam O'Shanter Cut$45.00

                                                          our traditional and most popular cut

                                                          • California Cut$39.00

                                                            a smaller portion for lighter appetites

                                                            • English Cut$41.00

                                                              thinly sliced for a delicate texture

                                                              • Prince Charlie Cut$54.00

                                                                extra thick, always with the bone

                                                                Signature Cocktails

                                                                • Pimm's Cup$10.00

                                                                  pimm's #1, ginger ale

                                                                  • Moscow Mule$10.00

                                                                    vodka, bundaberg ginger beer

                                                                    • Table 31$15.00

                                                                      rye whisky, jasmine liqueur, apple bitters

                                                                      Seasonal Cocktails

                                                                      • Maple Old Fashion$16.00

                                                                        bourbon, whistle pig maple syrup, black walnut bitters

                                                                        • Blitzen's Regret$15.00

                                                                          gin, caperetif, triple sec, lemon, nutmeg

                                                                          • Holiday Eggnog$16.00

                                                                            house eggnog, bourbon, aged rum

                                                                            Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                            What 5,781 people are saying

                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                            4.7
                                                                            4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                            • 4.6Food
                                                                            • 4.7Service
                                                                            • 4.7Ambience
                                                                            • 4.3Value

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                                                                            1. CA

                                                                              CASSIANC

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                                              overall3food4service5ambience2

                                                                              There were several loud obnoxious parties which I'm sure is coloring my review. The service was exceptional. The prime rib was expensive but very tender and tasty. The side dishes were good although my husband ordered the creamed spinach and we did not enjoy that.

                                                                            2. DW

                                                                              DennisW

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                              overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                              We’ve been wanting to go back to The Tam O shater for a long time. Neither of us had been there for years. Sadly it’s not the same. We walked into a nearly empty restaurant on a Sunday night and were shown to a table for 4 after I had specially asked for a booth. We saw a more comfortable table for two in the corner of the room so we asked to move. We were told we would have to wait for the main hostess, she came and told us this table was reserved and we could not have it. The room was practically empty but we moved back to the table for 4 with the mismatched chairs. We were at the restaurant for over an hour and no one ever sat at the nice table for 2, it was just a power play by a unhappy hostess. The waitress we got was super so it kind of took the sting out of the hostesses attitude. The food was good, but no Musso’s. We won’t be back sadly

                                                                            3. JJ

                                                                              JohnJ

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                              overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                                              Ssrver took along time to come back to the table

                                                                            4. d

                                                                              diner

                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                              overall1food1service3ambience3

                                                                              The ground beef in the hamburger was the worst I have ever had there. Are they cutting corners and using gristly cuts?

                                                                            5. PM

                                                                              PerformanceMP3

                                                                              Las Vegas

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Loved the lady who took care of my table! But bring back the brown bread!

                                                                            6. LD

                                                                              LoveDaMeat

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              20 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              20 reviews

                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Tam O’Shanter is consistently great! We have to get our Tam fix at least once a month.

                                                                            7. b

                                                                              bobnbetty

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              WENT FOR A SCOTCH TASTING. VERY NICE. ENDED UP EATING AFTERWARDS, BECAUSE -- SCOTCH.

                                                                            8. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Las Vegas

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great birthday lunch with family!

                                                                            9. MP

                                                                              MarcelaP

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We always have a great experience here. Food, drinks & service is always on point

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded 5 days ago

                                                                              Thank you, Marcela! We appreciate the review and love to know that we meet the mark each time you dine with us :) We look forward to serving you again soon :) Cheers!

                                                                            10. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Jonathan (the waiter) was awesome. Even let us get some photos at the very special table.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded 5 days ago

                                                                              We love to read that Jonathan made your dining experience a memorable one, and that he shared about our history with Walk Disney :) We're grateful. Thank you for the review. All the best.

                                                                            11. AG

                                                                              ArshaG

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Loved it! Had a great time. The food was delicious.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded 5 days ago

                                                                              Thank you for the review, Arsha!

                                                                            12. DM

                                                                              DeborahM

                                                                              San Diego

                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We started with a whiskey flight and the rarebit - so tasty! The food is always excellent and the service is great.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded 5 days ago

                                                                              Thank you, Deborah! We appreciate the review and stars :) We love to read that you had a great experience. Cheers!

                                                                            13. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great drinks, great food.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded 5 days ago

                                                                              Thank you!

                                                                            14. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Las Vegas

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Friendly service and great food. Always best for a special day

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded 5 days ago

                                                                              Thank you for the stars and review! We love to read you had a great experience. All the best.

                                                                            15. m

                                                                              mbcc

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                              As expected the Tam did not disappoint. Terrific food, attentive and non obtrusive service. We were in the airy tent and quite comfortable.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 15, 2022

                                                                              Thank you for sharing about your experience and for the stars! We love to read that we me the mark:) We appreciate the review.

                                                                            16. MC

                                                                              MaryC

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Sat outside near fireplace. Very nice. We all had prime rib & loved it.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 15, 2022

                                                                              Thank you, Mary! We love to read that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for sharing :)

                                                                            17. LE

                                                                              Luv2Eat

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              172 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              172 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                              Very good fish n chips. Satisfying portions. Chips crsipy and tasty. Corned beef tender and delicious. Very pleasant and efficient service. Never short on Palmer tea.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded 5 days ago

                                                                              Thank you for the review! We love to read that you enjoyed our fish n chips, corned beef and palmer tea! Cheers :)

                                                                            18. C

                                                                              Cara

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                              Overall my experience at Tam O'Shanter was great! I always wanted to visit and was glad I was finally able to make it over there. I requested to sit at the Walt Disney Table. My friend and I did arrive a bit early for our reservation, but they were still able to accommodate us. Our table unfortunately was in use at the time but let us sit at a table next to the one we requested. The Host told us once the guest finished and the table was clean we can move to the desired table. Which we did. Very accommodating service. We ordered the Avocado Mash, the Crispy Chicken Sandwich and the Turkey Cobb Salad. The food was excellent, the service was superb and the overall ambiance was amazing! Would definitely come back again!

                                                                            19. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Brought my parents here for their anniversary. The food was delicious, and they had options for my dad who is vegan. We had a great time, all the employees were very nice and attentive, and it was a lovely night.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 15, 2022

                                                                              Happy Anniversary to your parents! Thank you for choosing The Tam to celebrate their special day. We appreciate the review and the details. Thank you again. Cheers!

                                                                            20. JS

                                                                              JamesS

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Excellent food and service. We will go back again.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 14, 2022

                                                                              Thank you, James! We love to read that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to having you back soon. Cheers!

                                                                            21. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Wonderful!!!

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 14, 2022

                                                                              Thank you!

                                                                            22. MG

                                                                              MelissaG

                                                                              Hawaii

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great place but expensive! Dog friendly outside.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 14, 2022

                                                                              Thank you for the review and stars, Melissa :)

                                                                            23. M

                                                                              Mondo

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              I absolutely LOVE Tam O'Shanter! I make a point to dine here with my closest friends every time I'm in town. The prime rib is exceptional, the scotch is unequaled. I've grown a friendship with Scottish bartender Martin and server Tristene over the years and always look forward to seeing them both when I come to Tam. Being able to come in with my close friends, take in the gorgeous ambience, chat with Martin and Tristene, and all while enjoying delicious food and drinks is something I absolutely cherish! If I could afford to fly down to L.A. more often just to do all that, I would in a heartbeat.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 14, 2022

                                                                              We're delighted to read that you had a great dining experience with us again, Mondo! Thank you so much for the review and sharing the details. We're happy to read that Martin and Tristene always make your time with us memorable. We're so grateful for them. Thank you for your continued patronage. Cheers!

                                                                            24. K

                                                                              Kenneth

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Excellent food & service. Kids running around the adjacent room. Expensive but everything is today thanks especially to the leadership at the city, county and state levels.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 14, 2022

                                                                              Thank you, Kenneth! We appreciate the review and stars :)

                                                                            25. R

                                                                              Robertm

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              3.0

                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                              overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                                              On Mother’s Day. The prime rib was just awful!!! It was dry & tasteless. They must correct this or lose a lot of diners in the future.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 14, 2022

                                                                              Hello Robert - We hate to read that you had a disappointing dining experience. Please know that we've made note, we appreciate your candidness and will work to ensure a better experience in the future. Thank you again.

                                                                            26. CG

                                                                              CamilleG

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                              The Tam is a very special place for my family. We traditionally spend our Thanksgiving there and do Mother’s Day there, as well. My child loves coming here. She feels like she’s in Snow White’s cottage. Indeed, the ambiance is a huge selling point! We love it. The service is usually exceptional, though lately it seems like a lot of new staff who have yet to get everything down and seem to be still learning the ropes in some ways. My last visit here, I found myself disappointed that they don’t seem to offer any appetizing appetizers. What happened to the bacon wrapped dates? Or the deviled eggs? The desserts were uninteresting, too. What happened to the sticky toffee pudding? The traditional trifle? I hope they bring those back or at least revamp things to a more elevated level. At least I can always count on their prime rib being perfection!

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 14, 2022

                                                                              Thank you for the review, Camille. We love to read that you and your family enjoyed the experience. We appreciate the details and please know that we are working hard during this challenging time to offer as much as we can with our menu. Thank you again for your candidness. All the best to you and yours. :) Cheers!

                                                                            27. SJ

                                                                              SarahJ

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Our server was great

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 14, 2022

                                                                              We love to read that you enjoyed your experience, Sarah! Thank you for the review. :)

                                                                            28. EK

                                                                              ErinK

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                              overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                              Service was good. I was surprised at how the servers, hostesses dressed. Way too casual for these prices. The hostess was wearing converse. Seriously Lawrys? Servers were in jeans. Really? Restaurant can use a deep clean. Carpet, ceilings, and upolstery were filthy. Also an abundance of cob webs. I really used to like coming here but now I feel it has unfortunately taken a turn downhill. Too bad.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 14, 2022

                                                                              Hello Erin - We're sorry to read about your disappointing experience. Please know that we've made note and appreciate your candidness. We do hope you enjoyed your meal and thank you for sharing about the good service. Thank you again. All the best.

                                                                            29. c

                                                                              claudia

                                                                              Denver

                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                              I have been coming to Tam for 35 years and my 95 year old mother for 85 years so we love it. As scots we feel very home there and it is close to us. We took her there for mother's day brunch. Service as always was wonderful. Mother's Day menu did not have enough brunch type items including yorkshire bread pudding or smaller items such as sandwiches which are on regular brunch menu. She and my sister split the french toast bread pudding which was good. I had the corned beef which was really tiny for the $24 which was really overpriced and tiny. I have never seen such as small portion. In addition it was very bland not any spice. Worse with the hollandaise and two poached eggs it was really runny and hard to eat as they did not provide a spoon. I added torn up bread to soak up liquid but still had lots of spills which was bad for pictures. I know holiday menus are tough to cover an entire day. But consider your customers needs. There were many senior citizens especially women attending who need smaller portions like sandwiches. Staff was great and cleared tables and adjusted table sizes quickly to handle the crowd. The $8 valet charge is also high for Glendale areas but they provided great service were very quick getting us our car. Earlier in in the week I had a business lunch at Tam and out of town staff loved it.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 14, 2022

                                                                              Thank you for the review, Claudia. We appreciate all the details you've shared and have made note of your critique. We're happy to know that you enjoyed our service and please know that will work to ensure a better experience in the future. Thank you again for your candidness. All the best.

                                                                            30. WM

                                                                              WarrenM

                                                                              San Diego

                                                                              20 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              20 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                              overall4food2service5ambience4

                                                                              We had an 11:30 AM reservation on Mother's Day and we were seated promptly and had Excellent service. The problem was not with with the seating, service, or ambience, but rather with the food! I had ordered the Price Charlie cut prime rib, as I typically do, and while it the correct size, it was largely comprised of Fat! I have never had a prime rib at the Tam with so much fat and I should have sent it back but did not. The kitchen in Tam should be told to pay more attention to what they are serving their patrons lest the restaurant acquire a bad reputation.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 14, 2022

                                                                              Hello Warren - Thank you for the review and for sharing the details of your visit. We're happy to read that you enjoyed our service. We are sorry to read that we missed the mark with your prime rib order. Please know that we've made note and will work to ensure a better experience in the future. We appreciate your candidness. Thank you again. All the best.

                                                                            31. P

                                                                              Paddington21

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              21 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              21 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Mother’s Day

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 14, 2022

                                                                              Thank you for the review and stars!

                                                                            32. EF

                                                                              EdwardF

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great food and great service is what you can always expect at the Tam and you do.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 14, 2022

                                                                              Thank you, Edward! We appreciate the review and happy to know that you had a great time dining with us. Cheers!

                                                                            33. S

                                                                              Squirmsmom

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              28 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              28 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              The Tam is one of our all-time favorites. In three decades it has never ceased to delight us!!

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 11, 2022

                                                                              It delights us to read that you had a great experience! We're honored that we're one of your favorite dining destinations. Thank you so much for your patronage over the years. We really appreciate the review :) Cheers!

                                                                            34. AG

                                                                              AnnaG

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              The restaurant was amazing & service was top notch… as always..

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 11, 2022

                                                                              Thank you so much for the review and stars, Anna! We love to read that you had a great experience dinging with us again. We look forward to having you back soon. Cheers!

                                                                            35. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Exceptional meal

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 11, 2022

                                                                              Thank you! Cheers :)

                                                                            36. JF

                                                                              JenniferF

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                              overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                              We took my mom for brunch to celebrate Mother's Day. The service was great, ambiance was very warm and cozy. Mom loved the prime rib and it was perfectly prepared. Will definitely return for other celebrations. Thank you for making the day special!

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                              Thank you for celebrating Mother's Day with us! We love to know that your mom enjoyed her experience, and you! Thanks so much for the review and stars, and sharing the details. All the best.

                                                                            37. JS

                                                                              JohnS

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great place, grat food and service. One of my favorite resturants.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 11, 2022

                                                                              Thank you, John! We're happy to read that we're one of your favorite dining destinations :) We appreciate the review and stars. Thanks again.

                                                                            38. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                              overall2food2service5ambience4

                                                                              Not the same as Lawry’s. Something about the food was just off. The only thing I liked was the wedge salad. The prime rib was just no good. I will just drive to Beverly Hills next time.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                              Thank you for the candid review. We hate to read that we missed the mark and please know that we've made note as we will work to ensure a better experience in the future. Thank you again.

                                                                            39. R

                                                                              Rex22

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We loved the quiet and peaceful outdoor dining. Our waiter was friendly and made sure that everything was perfect!

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 11, 2022

                                                                              We love to read that we met the mark, Rex! Thank you so much for sharing about your experience. We appreciate the stars. Cheers!

                                                                            40. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                              overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                              The quality of the food was exceptional as always, however, I ordered the Prince Charlie cut. While it did, indeed, come with the bone, as indicated on the menu, at least half of the thickness of the meat portion had previously been cut away from the bone before they served it to me. Therefore, it felt like I got a half a portion of meat.

                                                                              Tam O'ShanterResponded on May 11, 2022

                                                                              Thank you for the review. We're happy to read that you enjoyed your experience dining with us. We appreciate your candidness and please know that we've made note, as we want our guests to be satisfied with their orders and expectations. Thank you again.

                                                                            Safety precautions

                                                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                              • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                              • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                            • 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

                                                                            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 4.7 stars by 5781 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                            Experiences are available.
                                                                            Google Map for Tam O'Shanter

                                                                            2980 Los Feliz Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039

                                                                            Additional information

                                                                            • Cross street

                                                                              Boyce

                                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                                              Los Feliz

                                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                                              Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                              American, Steak, Continental

                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                              Casual Elegant

                                                                            • Dress code

                                                                              Business Casual

                                                                            • Parking details

                                                                              Free Daytime Self-Parking for Ale & Sandwich Bar. Free Self Parking Every Evening. Ample Street Parking is Available.

                                                                            • Payment options

                                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                            • Executive chef

                                                                              Juan Escamilla

                                                                            • Additional

                                                                              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                            • Phone number

                                                                              (323) 664-0228

                                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                                              Delighting diners for over eight decades, the Tam O'Shanter is Los Angeles' oldest restaurant operated by the same family in the same location. Enjoy fine food and old world atmosphere of this cozy Tudor inn.

                                                                            • Private party contact

                                                                              Noelle Butzlaff: (323) 664-4024

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