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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

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (82)
Good for Anniversaries (74)
Good for a Date (69)
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Good for Birthdays (69)
Neighborhood Gem (62)
Comfort Food (60)
Cozy (52)
Worth the Drive (52)
Authentic (50)
Bar Seating (41)
Romantic (41)
Good for Groups (39)
Fun (34)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Great for Lunch (32)
Casual (30)
Seasonal (30)
Business Meals (27)
Happy Hour (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Great Beer (18)
Live Music (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Disabled Access (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
People Watching (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Holiday Dinner.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We only go there for the Christmas Holiday season. The singing group was nice and made the meal enjoyable. In general it, was difficult to hold a conversation due to the noise level. Three out of four of us ordered the Tam O'Shanter prime rib. I felt for the size, the portion was overpriced. I have been served larger portions at other restaurants for less money. The service was excellent and the staff was very attentive. That being said, I would still go back if only for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Our server was good but other service staff seemed harried and confused. Prime Rib was ordered medium rare and came bloody red. Burger was ordered medium well and showed up rare. My son would not eat it. It seems as if all food is brought rare to save time and maybe you have to request it go back to cook more to get it the way you want. Carolers were great. We have come several times for the holidays and each time the experience gets worse. Not planning on going back.

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·Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary! We love this restaurant! Besides the food being excellent it also has a great selection of Scotch! I recommend this restaurant to all my friends! I would love to eat there more but we are on a senior budget, but we try to eat there 4 or 5 times a year!! Keep up the good work!!

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (South Dakota)·Dined 7 days ago

Great time with friends and family! Wonderful food and service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic as usual! We have made the Tam a Christmas tradition for 50 years.
Alway wonderful!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

This restaurant has been a family favorite for years. We love the historic charm of this restaurant and the carolers at Christmas time add to the festive ambiance. Our food and drinks were all delicious. which made up for the slow service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

My daughter and I went for a holiday dinner. We especially liked the carolers and the holiday decorations. It goes without saying how delicious the food was. We plan on making this a holiday tradition every year.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Terrific for a holiday - decorated like old Scotland with the best carolers I've ever heard

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

They have wonderful Xmas spirit during Dec month. The carolers are top notch and sing at each table upon a request of song. My California cut was moist and tender w/tasty mash potatoes, cream corn, and popover. I also love complementary bread with butter! They make a wonder Moscow mule drink. I highly recommend chocolate soufle for dessert. fyi, order soufle first because it takes 30 min. for kitchen to make. if you have an Lawry's reward card, show card at parking is $4.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Entertaining a friend from out of town.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Christmas-time at the Tam O’Shanter is great! Love the food and the Christmas carolers are a great addition to a fun experience. And the prime rib is delicious!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We love the Tam all year round but especially during the Holidays. It has been a family tradition for years , to go listen to the carolers at Christmas and we're never disappointed!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I've been coming to Tam's for over 10 years and one thing has consistently always irked me - never ever being seated on time. Why do I need to be respectful and punctual to a reservation when they won't seat you until 20-30 minutes later. This is only worse if your entire party isn't there when they call you (they can't be outside or even in the bathroom apparently) or else you can tack on another 5-10 minutes your wait time.

The food can be hit or miss depending on how busy the restaurant gets - the quality can be sloppy during peak seasons. But the ambiance is always great and the wait staff is relatively nice.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great place to celebrate. Only issue is that even though Open Table asked if it was an occasion, and provided a place to indicate so, the occasion was not acknowledged. This being the second time(a different restaurant) having used Open Table and the occasion was not acknowledged.
Why ask if it won’t be honored?

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We took the whole family to enjoy the holiday caroling and that part was fun. But the food wasn't cooked correctly. Mom is 91 and on a fairly strict diet in that all meat has to be cooked well done. She ordered a burger medium-well done but it came to the table almost raw (outside brown, inside bright pink). She asked the server if it could be more well done and they happily took it back. 10 minutes later, she was served with a new burger that was just as raw. Frustrated and hungry, she ate her potatoes but was sad that she left the dinner table hungry. Wish there was better QC on what the kitchen puts out! So we stopped at a different restaurant on the way home so she wouldn't be hungry!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The restaurant was closed when we got there!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We drove 40+ miles to have a wonderful dinner with our family, got there and the restaurant was closed due to a gas leak. I understand the closer but why didn’t they call everyone who had reservations? Got a phone call the day before confirming the reservations and 3 emails for the same thing. Why didn’t they call to cancel? Spent 125.00 on a gift card for no reason. Had to hustle to find another steak house that night for the family. Spent another 125.00 for that meal. Not the time of year to spend the extra $$’s.

Very disappointed been a customer for years and now I don’t think I will be going back because of the bad customer service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was and service was wonderful, but they ran out of MANY menu items.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Place is a little pricy but the food is really good. Not somewhere I'd go more than once because if I'm going to spend that much I'm going to try other restaurants I haven't been to. If it was cheaper I'd go their more often since it's good food.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

I come here a few times a year when I want a delicious steak cooked as I wish (rare) and to celebrate birthdays and anniversary.
A nice selection of scotch & whiskey from all over, including Japan (some of my favorite).

Never had a bad experience and highly recommend.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our last minute reservation was taken without a problem and we arrived on time, even with LA traffic. Celebrating our 20th Anniversary and had the best service! Food is delicious as always and perfectly cooked and presented.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We sat in the

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Ambiance is always great. Terrific wine selections. Most waiters are very good; some need more training.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We especially enjoy the prime rib dinners, friendly service, ambiance, being a VIP. Where else can you share a CC Brown’s hot fudge sundae 4 ways, enjoy creamed spinach or corn and Yorkshire pudding? Love that Walt Disney has a table here and the live music! This place always makes me feel at home 🍽🌹

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner. The server and his assistant were attentive and friendly. The food was to die for and our table was private. What a nice time.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a reservation (accidentally) for the following day. The hostess was fantastic. We waited in the bar and had cocktails until the main dining room opened. The bar area was loud and lively. When we were seated in the dining room, it was such a wonderful change, as it was much quieter and we could easily carry on conversation. The combo of the lively bar and the quiet dining room was perfect!! And the staff was great, across the board.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Ambiance and service were great. The food.... eh. Okay quality, incredibly tiny portions for the price. We ordered a pair of Thanksgiving specials and were given the smallest possible amount of food you can be given before a meal has to be described as a snack. Picture a full-size dinner plate that was 2/3 empty and contained a miniatured turkey dinner in the center. It was the first time I've gone out to eat on Thanksgiving and left still hungry.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Although we always go here for Christmas Eve, this was the first time for Thanksgiving. Same great food and service. Can't wait until next month!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always a treat for a special occasion or a lunch. Our waitress, Yo, was personable and attentive. We are loyal customers.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Christmas decorations were very nice and homey. However, I ordered haggis as an appetizer and the restaurant was out of It and could not honor my request. It was only 7:00 p.m. Why put an item on the menu if it is known to run out. A specialty item? Yes. A special occasion item? Perhaps, unless the item is the reason for the special occasion, like Robert Burns birthday. But a menu item? Never.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our server Brendan did not come back and check on US unless we single him also did not get Yorkshire pudding with meal as advertised

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

For a restaurant that is affiliated with Lawry's the food is not what it used to be.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent food with great service. Prime rib is excellent with great tasting side dishes. Impressive selection of liquor esp scotch whiskey.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Tam O'Shanter is a great place for prime rib, Yorkshire pudding, creamed spinach and deviled eggs, in a delightfully traditional, Scottish rabbit-warren of well-decorated small rooms. Not a meal your doctor or nutritionist would recommend, but everyone needs a comfort-food splurge every once in a while. The food was delicious. Our waitress was perfectly attentive. We had a wonderful time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The atmosphere is pleasent, the food was good, but too expensive for the amount received.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It's a restuartant you should go at least once. It's a must because of the history. The Roasted Chicken was okay. The Salmon was okay. The food, all around, okay. The service all around was very attentive. It's got a cool vibe. The steaks might be good. It's worth a try.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Beautiful themed restaurant. Had no idea it was designed by a 1920s set designer which then inspired Disney when he created Snow White. Good food. Slightly pricey but not too bad. Food quality is like high quality pub food rather than high quality restaurant food.
Only shame was, it was my wife's 40th birthday and I asked ahead of time for SOMETHING (anything at all) to mark the event. They didn't do anything. So a bit sad about that. Otherwise, if you like a bit of fantasy and a bit of a theme to your dining, then look no further. Just remember to ask about the history.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I am never disappointed when I go to Tam O Shanter, it's one of my favorite restaurants for after afternoon shows (Opera or Pantages, for ex.)

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service this time was better than normal - our waitress was very friendly - but the food was worse than usual. The prime rib was was too tough, and with the weak knives they give you, impossible to cut through. The onion rings, while usually crisp and cohesive, were soggy and falling apart. It might be a while before I return.

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