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About Tam O'Shanter

The Tam O'Shanter is a dining legend in the heart of Los Angeles, here you will find the charm of a Highland inn. The qualities that built our reputation- superb food, outstanding service and a dedication to honoring our guests with the highest quality in value-are as strong today as when we first opened our doors in 1922.

2980 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Ale and Sandwich Bar: 11:00am-Daily Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm; Brunch – Sundays: 10:30am-2:30pm

Cross Street:
Boyce

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 664-0228

Website:
http://www.lawrysonline.com/

Entertainment:
Live music in our pub & lounge every Friday & Saturday evenings – no cover charge! Special late night Happy Hour Friday & Saturday evenings from 10:00pm-12:00am.

Parking Details:
Free Daytime Self-Parking for Ale & Sandwich Bar. Valet Parking Every Evening and for Sunday Brunch.

Executive Chef:
Teri McLeod

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for weekly enterainment in our Ale & Sandwich bar, as well as monthly wine tastings and more! Visit our website to see all of our special events: http://www.lawrysonline.com/tam-oshanter/events

Private Dining

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.

Tam O'Shanter Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (96)
Good for Anniversaries (81)
Good for a Date (81)
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Good for Birthdays (76)
Neighborhood Gem (75)
Cozy (66)
Comfort Food (63)
Worth the Drive (56)
Authentic (55)
Good for Groups (51)
Romantic (45)
Seasonal (42)
Bar Seating (39)
Fun (35)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Casual (34)
Great for Lunch (32)
Business Meals (28)
Happy Hour (23)
Live Music (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Great Beer (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Disabled Access (14)
Kid-friendly (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
People Watching (12)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Healthy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

It was Valentine’s Day, the staff was great k but the food was disappointing. The Prime Rib was over cooked. We order the English cut Prime rib but the texture from piece to piece was different. Not well at all.

Overall I would t recommend the restaurant for the food but I would for a place to hang out and have a drink.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Love the Tam O’Shanter. I’d eat there everyday if I could.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and wine

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

This was not a good night at the Tam.The service was slow. (The server had many fine qualities, organization was not one of them) We ordered the holiday special for $125. One prime rib and the other filet. The prime is billed as a Calif. cut per staff. A Calif. cut is several thin slices of prime. I got one thin slice. Asked for it medium to medium rare, it came rare. The prime came with mashed potato's and heavy gravy. I have never experienced prime rib with mashed potato's. Different! The filet was fine. The rest of the meal was fine. The bill arrived for $165. We were told the computer calculates the bill and the software only priced half of meal at the holiday discount. They fixed the bill. We have dined at The Tam for years, it will take a while for us to return, if we do. There are too many restaurants of this style and price range to accept substandard quality of dining.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

The service was excellent at the table. Our food was good but needed to be hotter when served. The reception up front could be improved. We were waiting for one person to arrive in our party of four and would have preferred to be seated at our table rather having to wait at the entrance.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Great prime rib. Haven't been there in almost 20 years. It hasn't changed much. They are, however, remodeling the front of the restaurant to accommodate outdoor dining in the future.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

As always, Tom O'Shanter delivers. Excellent Prime Rib, cooked to perfection, medium rare. Cream corn and Cream spinach were delicious. Service was outstanding. Robin was our server. She made us feel welcome and at home. We will be back....soon. Keep up the great work. This restaurant never disappoints.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Construction of an outdoor patio was underway ... that killed the outside ambiance and there was only Valet parking available as street parking very limited. Our table for two was quaint
and our server (Sarah) was delightful, friendly and attentive. The food was good, just not great. We did order the chocolate souffle for dessert (do it early) and it didn't disappoint! They
also served us dark and light bread and also brought us ONE strawberry parfait dessert to celebrate our anniversary. Why not two? All things considered, we will place this restaurant
on the 'once in a while' list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Birthday -Walt Disney‘s table was fun

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·Dined 6 days ago

We had a round table for 8 and conversations was easy to hear. Food was good and the service was excellent

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

Our family had a wonderful first meal in LA here! Our server, Greg, was fabulous (and great with our kids). The Devils on Horse ack were scrumptious and I wish I had more room to finish my toad in a hole - so delicious! We loved the history and the warmth of the restaurant’s atmosphere and staff!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent old school dining. Generous portions. Great service. An LA gem.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had onion rings and a shrimp cocktail for our appetizers; onion rings were not cooked enough, the batter seemed to be "wet". The shrimp in the cocktail were small, nothing spectacular, could've been a bit larger. I had the prime short ribs and that was really good, only one thing, I'd prefer to have my carrots cooked a bit more. The wife had the fish and chips, maybe you can add more non-red meat options?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Both the NY Steak -which was the evenings Special- and the Prime Rib were undercooked.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was not very good, the music was too loud and the staff never smiles. I went because it had such good reviews. Maybe we went on a bad day. Who knows?

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

My family has been visiting the Tam for years. The food is always top notch, service and ambiance always very good.
BUT, the portion cut of the prime rib has obviously been reduced in size. My friend & I each had the "California" cut of prime rib and we were very surprised ! Surprised to see how small the cuts were. If one of the cuts happened to look small, then I wouldn't have said anything, but BOTH cuts were small. For $40+, I have to say that the value was not there.
We'll come back for the bar & happy hour menus, but, will not be back for the dinner menu .
Eliot Brown

Tags: Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I love the rustic old Scotland vibe of the interior. The ambiance is very cozy, there are leather chairs at some of the tables. Since I went for an anniversary our server brought us out a complementary strawberry shortcake. Great place for meat lovers. Their creme brulee is delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 4, 2018

A lovely place to have brunch!

The biscuits and gravy is devine. They top it generously with sausage gravy.

The filet mignon was cooked perfectly and placed on top of mashed potatoes. The string beans were under cooked though.

The prime rib was absolutely delicious and every bite melts in your mouth. I would recommend ordering this if you LOVE beef!

The best part was the service. Every single associate was friendly and provided excellent service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I love the Tam. Always leave happy. My kids love it, my family love it. It’s such a cozy environment. The food is exceptional. I have never had a bad experience and all the staff is superb.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

the devil eggs perfect/shrimp perfect/very good bloody mary

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Prime rib was way undercooked even for a medium rare. The portions were so small! We are not big people and we were all starving after the meal. Not good for a $41 plate and no salad either! What a ripoff ! Never coming back. On top of that they were remodeling with porta potty outside by the parking lot. Really really disappointed

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

All was great except had to use outdoor toilets working on the inside ones

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food and drinks were both delicious. Waiter was nice and friendly.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always had a great experience here. However this time the prime rib was not up to their usual standard. Of course, we will be going back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Porta Potty for restrooms is rough when you’re out for a nice evening. Food was solid, the ambiance needs improvement.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was not hot and my steak wasn’t well-done.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Since the Tam is one of our favorite restaurants, we took a friend there to celebrate his birthday. Our meals were fantastic and the service was good. Overall, we had a wonderful time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

You’ll like this historic LA restaurant. While it’s part of Lawry’s restaurants, it’s not stuffy.

Same high quality food and excellent service, without the high prices.

Received the Dine LA unpublished menu, which saved us $60 for our party.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Dine LA week

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Server Diane is wonderful. Donna at front door makes you feel very welcome with her gracious personality. It's not only the food that makes the Tam great; it is their staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

People don't always realize this is a Lawry's joint. Excellent cuts of prime rib, steaks, chicken, salads and great cocktails. Also Fish and Chips, Biscuits and Gravy, amazing quality bacon, Eggs Benedict, SO good. The service and conversation from our hospitable, kind and professional bus boy was the highlight of this visit. Also, our server was very kind. The host staff should be warmer and more welcoming. They're not bad, but when the bus boy and server are so amazing, it sticks out that they barely say hello or make eye contact and act a little cold. Or a lot cold.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We are Lawry’s VIP members and the last 2 times we have gone to Tam for Sunday brunch was horrible. Food was cold and prime rib was fatty. We will not be back. When we want prime rib it’s back to Lawry’s.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The restaurant is undergoing remodeling and the bathrooms are now located outside of the building. On a cold windy night, it was not pleasant to trek outside. The valet said that they hoped the remodeling would be done by St. Patrick's day. I hope so too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We attended an afternoon concert in Pasadena and decided to eat at Tam O'Shanter afterwards based on the dineLA menu--four courses, including prime rib with all the trimmings, for $49. We were not disappointed. Everyone really enjoyed the food and had a great time. Our servers were pleasant, attentive, and efficient.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The Tam O'Shanter is a Los Angeles landmark. Delicious food, excellent service and a great atmosphere. Won the last of the old Los Angeles restaurants. The food never disappoints. Love this place and have are here many times and looking forward to many more visits. I rate this a 10+ restaurant

Tags: Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent all the way around. No crowds, excellent food and over-the-top service. Great for a special night out..without the kids. Just sayin'.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The best part about this restaurant is the history and ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We were here for dine LA and we're shocked to find their bathrooms were port-a-potties. They were doing construction. It was disappointing and not a good impression for 2 of our friends who were dining at Tam for the very first time. The baked potato soup was not very good, but the prime rib was delicious as expected.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Always a treat to dine here. I feel like I'm dining at the local inn in a small village in England.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Just happened to have dinner during Dine LA - what luck. Great food and wonderful value. So glad this wonderful restaurant is minutes from our home!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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