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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

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (90)
Good for Anniversaries (77)
Good for a Date (75)
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Good for Birthdays (75)
Neighborhood Gem (68)
Comfort Food (62)
Cozy (61)
Worth the Drive (54)
Authentic (52)
Good for Groups (49)
Seasonal (45)
Romantic (42)
Bar Seating (41)
Fun (36)
Great for Lunch (31)
Business Meals (29)
Casual (29)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Happy Hour (23)
Live Music (19)
Great Beer (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Disabled Access (13)
People Watching (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Kid-friendly (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 2 days ago

Fun place to experience Hollywood history. The food is fine but not great. Go for the experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

It was very good overall. Everyone enjoyed it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Brought the Grand kids this time. Love our family tradition of celebrations at the Tam O’Shanter. As always, dinner didn’t disappoint.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Old world atmosphere with delicious food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

What a wonderful little gem! Great atmosphere, excellent food & great service! Truly enjoyed our dinner! Returning is a must!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

We always enjoy the ambience and food quality at this Lawry's restaurant. Also the restaurant was full and were still able to have table conversation among 5 people. A rare experience these days.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Visited with a DineLA dinner. Everything was wonderful!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Cozy
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·Dined 5 days ago

Always fun to hit this quintessential LA historic spot.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed atmosphere and service was friendly and attentive. Corn fritter appetizer was delicious and the Prime Rib cooked as we liked it along with the york pudding and creamed corn. Souffle was simple but delicious.

Tags: Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always good food, friends love going here. Always have a good time.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 8, 2018

It was a fantastic meal and our server was great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had a great meal with friends. The service was great and the food was tasty. The patio was under construction so the parking was limited.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Both prime ribs were excellent. Really tasty sides. Remodeling right now but everything was great. If you want great tasting prime rib, Tam O'Shanter is the place to go.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We love coming to this restaurant -- it's a great place for beef and vegetables, and it always makes a special occasion more special to be there. I love the "Toad in the Hole", the cheerful service and -- as a history buff -- the unique decor. Long life!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Interesting place, more historical and ambiance than anything else. Food price was high for quality.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Enjoyed a good prime rib meal for NY day. It was just what I was hoping for to kick off a great year. Soufflé for dessert was an excellent choice too.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We came to celebrate the new year. We were given a hat or tiera to wear with a blower to announce the new year as we counted down. Loved it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Fun, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

A most excellent place at which to celebrate a special occasion. Or to simply enjoy a wonderful meal in a singular setting, excellently prepared and elegantly served.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The holiday carolers are not to be missed! We always enjoy the Scottish food and ambiance during the holidays!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Dinner was wonderful food was amazing both of us really enjoyed our meals the way it was prepared and the sides were excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was great as usual, not so much the bar service. Evidently they switched the bar manager, who eliminated some brands. The drinks were just not a as good as they used to be.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Every Christmas I go to the Tam O' Shanter for roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. The food is always delicious; the ambience always good; and, on Christmas Eve, they have Carolers!

Tags: Disabled Access, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We love this restaurant. We come often and 99% of the time we order the same thing. We habe tried other dishes and they have been very good too. We come for birthdays, anniversaries, and new years eve.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Live Music, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went for the holiday carolers and they were fantastic!!!

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Christmas caroling.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We always love Tam O'Shanter but going during the holidays to see the carollers is the best!!!! The whole restaurant is decorated too - it's magical!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great Atmosphere for the holidays. The tableside carol singing quartets were a nice touch. The food came too quickly while we were enjoying a before dinner drink.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wonderful for the Holidays, with a Dickensian ambiance, terrific roast beef and carolers. The Tam is a Christmas tradition for our family and we love it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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