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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
My wife and I absolutely love The Tam! We try to visit every time we are in Los Angeles. The decor and ambiance remind us of our favorite classic Disney films. It's no wonder Walt Disney loved visiting the restaurant back in the day. Our favorite dishes include the prime rib, salmon and Toad in the Hole. Make sure to order the chocolate souffle. It's a phenomenal dessert that's a perfect way to end every visit to The Tam.
My wife and I wanted to visit the Tam O'Shanter after knowing it was one of Walt Disney's favorite restaurants. It was an absolutely fantastic experience. Very short wait for a table (we had reservations, but there was not a huge crowd standing in the parking lot), very prompt and frequent service by our server (I wish I remembered his name...he was great, and gave us a nice introduction to the history of the restaurant!). The food was excellent - my wife had the DineLA four-course meal, while I enjoyed Fish & Chips with a side of the Macaroni and Cheese.
I will definitely be coming back the next time I am in Los Angeles.
We are pretty much regulars, who have seen the changes over the past 20 years. This new change looks like an expanded patio adding more dining space, and new restrooms. We were fortunate enough to be sitting next to the famous Walt Disney Table, which had an engraved table marker and the artwork of the creator of Disney. As for food, we had the 2018 DineLA special menu, and I believe it is worth it to try the various foods, which have been added to this traditional time. Also, I was able to use Lawry's VIP rewards for an extra dessert, which made it all the sweeter of a deal. The cut of prime rib was a tad smaller than what I am used to, but just right for my appetite at the time. It's the first time I ate everything! If you want history and elegance, I would certainly recommend Tam O' Shanter for entertaining guests or relatives who have never been to LA.
This has become my family's New Year destination for the past 4 years. We enjoy the family atmosphere and the friendly staff, not to mention the great food. Before coming to USA, I lived in England and this restaurant is a reminder of the Sunday Lunches we use to have in London and then would go to the pub and sit in front of a roaring fire and enjoy a glass of beer or brandy.
This our go to favorite for special occasions, and in this case New Years Eve and also a birthday in our party. The place was as busy as we've ever seen it. They also had two people playing bagpipes and drum roaming through the restaurant every half hour or so that was both entertaining and very noisy. And also a band in the bar. But we wanted something special for New Years Eve and we got it. Food, drinks, and service is always first rate. And it was again on this busy night.
Our first time at this restaurant and we'll be back. It started with the warm bread that seemed fresh from the oven. We snacked on the rarebit while enjoying our cocktails. My prime rib was excellent and the sides, especially the creamed corn was superb. My wife's Scottish salmon served over sautéed spinach was as good as we've had. Throughout the meal, service was outstanding--ask for Howard.
Visiting during holiday season is so very special here. Strolling Victorian carolers will sing you any holiday song you can think of. Specialty holiday cocktails freshen up their classic menu along with a couple holiday featured entrees - though it's hard to pass up the classic favorites. The Prime Rib was excellent as usual. Attentive, but not intrusive service means it's a great place for really catching up with friends and enjoying the holiday atmosphere. The Tam is now a new holiday tradition.
Our go to for Christmas holiday get together with old friends. Little spends but atmosphere in the holidays worth it. I always get fish & chips ($17) since not huge red meat fan and it's ok; others got prime rib and were happy enough. Carolers during holiday week are terrific!
We have been going to the Tam for over 8 years for Christmas Eve dinner. Usually it's great but they were having an off night this year. Started out well, good apps and service. Then we waited literally an hour for our entrees (we timed it) and the meat was cooked well done even though we ordered medium rare. The waitress started avoiding us after about 30 minutes, as she could tell we were feeling impatient and there was probably nothing she could do. However I think offering some kind of discount would have been appropriate. An hour is a very long time to wait for a meal.
I love Lawry's and Tam O'shanter and thought it would be a great occasion for my daughter and I for a pre-Christmas dinner. We dressed up for the occasion and didn't have to wait long for our reservation. The atmosphere was gorgeous and the tree in the foyer and carolers really set the mood.
We were sat at a cozy location not in the way of traffic, but convenient for the server. Given that I was with my little precious, I started with only a nice stout, she a sprite and we proceeded to peruse the menu. I already knew what I wanted, so patiently waited on my daughter.
She ordered the Tam O'shanter cut prime rib, but I, the California cut and lobster. Slowly breaking our afternoon fast with bread, we didn't have wait too long for the cuts to arrive.
Problem was, where did my bloody lobster go? We waited patiently for may be 5-10 minutes and I asked the server for the lobster and ordered a Tokyo mule. He immediately went to check on the lobster apolegizing that the lobster should be out soon, but could I order a Moscow mule since they ran out of sake. I agreed.
The new drink arrived, albeit, free of charge, but STILL NO LOBSTER!!! WTH! I inquired again and finally, the crustacean arrived looking delicious, but our previous beautifully cooked medium rare prime ribs were very cold to the touch because I wanted to take a picture of our meal and eat together. We had waited an additional 30 min for the lobster.
I WAS LIVID. Never before had I had such terrible service at a high quality restaurant when there were only 2 guests at the table. The first time in my life I paid tip off the base price of a meal at only 5%. Like the cost of a stupid $10 drink in any way compensates for my time, 2 $40 meats and a late $40 lobster. Seriously? Please?
Probably won't recommend this place any longer. Made for a crappy time but my daughter had a wonderful attitude reminding me that it was about spending time with her!
We made reservations for 2:00 pm and were immediately told that the kitchen closes at 2:15. They rushed us and made us feel very uncomfortable. Why do they even take reservations at 2:00 if they are going to close the kitchen? The brunch menu was horrible and had extremely few choices. On the brunch menu it says “order our soufflé” so when I try to order it they say we don’t offer it for brunch. Then why was it in the brunch menu??!!! The service was atrocious. Overall a really disappointing experience for a Christmas tradition that we usually relish.
We go every year with friends for a holiday dinner. We very much enjoy the Christmas carolers, they make the drive (100 miles) worth it. This year our service was below par, we had to ask for horseradish and a second beer three times. We know it gets busy, but they get busy every night during the season and should certainly be prepared for that.
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