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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (91)
Good for Anniversaries (79)
Good for a Date (79)
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Good for Birthdays (76)
Neighborhood Gem (73)
Comfort Food (63)
Cozy (62)
Worth the Drive (56)
Authentic (53)
Good for Groups (51)
Romantic (45)
Seasonal (45)
Bar Seating (43)
Fun (37)
Business Meals (31)
Great for Lunch (31)
Casual (30)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Happy Hour (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Live Music (20)
Great Beer (19)
Great for Brunch (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Disabled Access (14)
People Watching (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Late-night Find (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

We went to Tam O'Shanter for the winter DineLA menu. The facility is currently being renovated to restore the outdoor patio dining that was originally on site. The only inconvenience is the restrooms are outside. However, the portable restrooms are very nice so there isn't any issues with the restroom service.

We had the dineLA menu and added Deviled eggs to our starters. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. We choose the prime rib and it was up to the Lawry standards. The sides of cream spinach and Yorkshire pudding were also very good. Our desserts were exquisite and decadent. I would recommend that everyone try the dineLA dinner menu since it is such a great deal and a great way to introduce yourself to this long-time LA gem.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 6 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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·Dined 6 days ago

I went here for Dine LA, so my review is based on that, and not on the normal Tam O'shanter menu.

I ordered the Lamb--and it was very sub par. Dry, tough, and bland.

The vegetables were good. But I didn't go to Tam O'shanters to eat carrots and kale.

My girlfriend's prime rib was also good, but that's to be expected at $50 a plate.

Overall, very disappointed.

-Kevin Walker

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

It was very good overall. Everyone enjoyed it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

Old world atmosphere with delicious food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

Visited with a DineLA dinner. Everything was wonderful!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Cozy
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always fun to hit this quintessential LA historic spot.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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