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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
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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 🍽🌹
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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