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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 (98)
Good for a Date (83)
Good for Anniversaries (82)
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Good for Birthdays (76)
Neighborhood Gem (76)
Cozy (69)
Comfort Food (61)
Worth the Drive (58)
Authentic (56)
Good for Groups (52)
Romantic (47)
Seasonal (42)
Bar Seating (41)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Casual (35)
Fun (34)
Great for Lunch (30)
Business Meals (29)
Happy Hour (23)
Live Music (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Great Beer (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Kid-friendly (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Great for Brunch (13)
Disabled Access (13)
People Watching (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Live Sports (3)
Healthy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

We are big fans of prime rib and love Lawrys restaurants. We have been here before and have had a good meal. This visit surely missed the mark. We ate on Monday night, and it was very busy. It took 1/2 hour to seat us, with our reservation. Our waitress came over and was very nice. She took our order and drinks arrived. It was down hill from there! The prime rib was very tough--we had to cut my mother-in-laws food as it was so difficult for her to eat (she ended up not eating). It was not acceptable--but we never saw the waitress again to return or comment. We were unable to order more beverages. We had not ordered appetizers, anticipating we would get dessert. We waited and waited after we ate our entress(those of us who could) and finally asked the young man serving water to bring us dessert menus---20 minutes later--as no one acknowledged us sitting there with our dessert menus--we asked the same water server to get our check--even that took time to take care of!!! We arrived at 7pm--and left at 9:15--only having an entrée and drinks. This was a terrible experience as we hoped to celebrate a birthday with desserts. Food and service were both terrible. It was not acceptable. We will not be back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

My husband has worked for The Walt Disney Company for over 30 years, and since this was a favorite hangout for Mr Disney and his creative team, we love the history attached to Tam O’Shanter. The food never disappoints, either...especially the prime rib! We absolutely love this place and we always recommend it highly!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Took about 5-10 minutes to be seated despite a reservation when it was not that busy. Waiter forgot to put dressing on the side. Overall a positive experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Late Valentines and family dinner.

The most recent experience was good but I feel as though the quality of service is trending downward. This last experience was expected but Brendan could have been more available. Perhaps they were short staff that evening but we had to wait longer seemingly for things to happen. Now prior to the most recent visit, we had invited a few more friends to the party so it was around 10 of us. Our server was a little on the rude and inattentive side but again i took it as they are busy. The server was a little annoyed when my wife asked if the kids meal can be ordered by adults. It was a joke but it seemed the server was annoyed by it. My family has enjoyed Tam’s for over two decades since I was dating and now with kids and aging parents it’s a place we go to often. However if the service is compromised and the food quality is the only thing that stands, then I may be looking elsewhere to enjoy prime rib and chocolate soufflé with the family. I hope that is not the case since we’ve just became gold vip members. We love Tam’s but hoping service will pick up.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was very good; just like at Lawry's. The decor was very unique and definitely a conversation starter.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Efficient as asked for to get to a speaker on time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was bad, no flavor and when it was brought to the table everything looked the same color. We were rushed from the moment we walked in to the time they cleared the table. I can't believe it is in the same family as Lawrys.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

One of my favorites. Whether it’s just because or a special occasion, I always feel at home & special there. The food is always wonderful.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

This has always been a favorite of ours and for good reason. It's fool proof -- perfect. Even if you don't order the prime rib, everything else is more than satisfying too.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

This was a return visit after many years. My husband is of Scottish heritage and enjoys haggis and other foods I'd never cook. While we enjoyed our dinner, I found our waitress a bit overbearing. She pushed side dishes, appetizers, desserts and the like to the point of annoying. She also wanted to take our order as she served our cocktails. We deliberately made early reservations - 6 p.m. on a Friday night - so that the restaurant would not be busy, noisy or crowded. It wasn't when we arrived and it wasn't when we left, close to two hours later. I had the feeling we had to fight for our relaxation, as if the restaurant had a line of people waiting for our table. In spite of these comments we look forward to returning. We ordered rarebit and everyone at the table liked it. My prime rib and creamed spinach were very good. The mashed potatoes??? We had trifle, which I thought was ordinary, having had it many, many times over the years. Since it was my husband's birthday, he was given a complimentary small trifle with a candle. We did choose a satisfying Bordeaux - in the $70 range.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food was good but the service was lousy! Was never offered the dinner specials nor about the wine specials. End-up getting wine by glass. Dinner was served with-in 5 minutes of order taken. This supposed to be a fine dining restaurant - where poeple get to enjoy the ambience - not rushed. To make things worse the food was only semi-warm. The restaurant was not busy - had just opened for dinner service - so no excuse. We usually go for special occasions. Not worth the price for the horrible service.

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

First time in this restaurant. They're renovating the outside atea. The restaurant itself is homey, staffs are friendly, food was great and they have an excellent selections of Scotch, Bourbon and even a few Japanese whiskey . I would recommended this place. FYI this is a sister restaurant of Lawry's thats located in Beverly Hills. I'd recommend this place

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I dined at Tam O'Shanter Wednesday night to celebrate Valentine's Day which was also our 20th Anniversary! We have dined there many times before as usually we have our office employee Chrismas Dinner at Tam O'Shanter for the past 10 years.

We expected to have a nice, quiet, romantic meal. However, shortly after we were seated, a family of four , including a 2 year old toddler, was seated directly next to us. As any other 2 year old, he was constantly talking loud and making noises, which made our meal anything but peaceful and quiet.

We will never again celebrate our Anniversary in Tam O'Shanter.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 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 6 days ago

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and wine

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 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 on February 13, 2018

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 on February 13, 2018

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 on February 13, 2018

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 on February 12, 2018

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Birthday -Walt Disney‘s table was fun

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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 10, 2018

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 8, 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 7, 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 6, 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 3, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 27, 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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vip
 (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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