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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.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Free Daytime Self-Parking for Ale & Sandwich Bar. Valet Parking Every Evening and for Sunday Brunch.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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 .
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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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