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Tam O'Shanter

4.6
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5017 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Tam O’Shanter is a dining legend in the heart of Los Angeles, where 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5017 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.7
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4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jonnell
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lovely private outdoor patio. Lushly landscaped

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vipMannyD
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my wife earning her Master Of Science in Nursing.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If I didn't live so far away, Diamond Bar , I would enjoy the food and atmosphere more often. My late friend and I would visit the Tam at least 4 times a year when I lived in Eagle Rock,

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vipDelicious
Las Vegas
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, lovely patio location. This is my fav restaurant, and I would go as often as I can.

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JuneS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the new brunch menu. There were so many inventive cocktails & diverse food options. The nicely landscaped patio was so relaxing. Can’t wait to introduce other friends to the restaurant.

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patnav
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tam O Shanter never disappoints. Good service, food and ambience are wonderful!

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MercleG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spend a lovely afternoon catching up with an old friend over a delicious brunch and tasty new drinks. That bourbon drink with the spiced bacon and waffle was so yummy! Lovely atmosphere and food. Felt very safe and well taken care of by the staff.

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vipDeedee
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food was just ok this time around but our service/server was horrible. For the value of the meal, service and food should be much, much better. Very disappointed. Not sure if I will be returning.

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DianeS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The California cut was slightly over cooked - ordered it med-rare. And the price went UP!!!

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vipRJM64
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can NEVER go wrong with a dinner @ The Tam O'Shanter--great service, great food. Good thing the former handicapped parking area was initially converted as an outdoor extension of the pub section otherwise The Tam would have suffering financially. Hope this beloved neighbourhood fixture lives on for ANOTHER 100 years.

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NancyA
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A very good place especially during COVID. Parking was ample.

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vipBeverly
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always!

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vip2regulars
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Decent distancing in the outdoor garden as well as patio. Abbreviated menu, miss the carver and the Ploughing Boys!

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LanceG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yes. And the Pilsner was like a angel crying on your tongue. Scotch rarebit killer

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vipHelenK
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Considering the times (Pandemic), being able to enjoy a truly great restaurant in a patio setting was just great. The food was as expected, great tasting and perfect portions. The service was unfortunately lacking though.

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DavidB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. A little noisy outside and near the street. Good social distancing and other hygiene measures.

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ChristineC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was wonderful (I love their chicken and waffles). The outdoor patio is beautiful and gives a nice reprieve from staying inside so much. The staff was kind and checked in regularly! I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience is always great every time we go

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vipVenturaTrojan
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful patio with top notch Lawry's service. The food is always terrific!

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Giji
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The man who greeted Us was not as amiable. We told him that the bday girl was on her way And asked if we could Oder her food ahead of time and despite us 5 were already there, he refused to sit us on our table. I told him 2 of us were diabetic. He didn’t care! Poor people skills. We brought a bday cake but was told we couldn’t bring it in. We obliged. Food was delish. Service very good.

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AlanM
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice patio area. Tables appropriate distance from each other. Service was fast . Food was excellent as always. One could get use to this table service versus the "sandwich line"

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TerryF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its my favorite restaraunt . But I have been forgetting to have them give me my VIP points. Could you guys catch me up on my VIP points.
Love you guys Terry Fountain 3235734580

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vipSheldonM
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining at the Tam O’Shanter. It’s always been inside, but their outdoor dining has always looked nice and it was. The wait staff was great. The food was excellent. It was a cool evening so the outdoor dining was great!!

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CarlY
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to the Tam and the Great Scott since the 60'2. I live out of town now but I enjoy going back to the Tam when I can. Outdoor seating (due to COVID 19) was comfortable.

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vipLarry
Los Angeles
269 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Although we often go to the Tam for dinner, this was our first time for brunch. Sitting out in the patio was a delight and we were well shaded. Tables were very well spaced and all the help wore masks and shields. The menu was extensive and service was excellent. We will do brunch there again.

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GeraldE
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A quiet place for sunday brunch, but the food and the experience suffer in comparison from the pre-virus meals indoors

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vipLovefood2
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice patio and food is great also very reasonable . We enjoyed our dinner very much .
We have been there many times and we always
Enjoy our meals.

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MikeP
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outside seating set up was nice. We were in the open area with good table spacing. Food was very good as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is ok and pricey. Ambience is great. Service needs improvement. Had to wait to ask someone for water refill, instead of checking to see if we need more.

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FoodNinja
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be able to enjoy enclosed patio dining on a warm summer night! Food was delicious. Servers were pros and wore masks and face shields.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outside service

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Wonderful outdoor patio
To talk an sip wine with a friend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just having lunch with a long time friend.

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WilliamW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, especially Prime Rib. Love the creamed spinach! Outdoor patio has nice ambience.

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BryanB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Even with covid rules a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was not good as expected. We ordered prime ribs, the quality of the beef was bad.

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SergioM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love Tam, have been dining here for ages and love there new outdoor dining area, perfect for special occasions!

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debz
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the new Brunch Menu item, Yorkshire Eggs Benedict and love it! The Prime Rib was tender, the Hollandaise was smooth and delicious with two poached eggs served in a Yorkshire Pudding Bowl. A salad was served on the side making for a nice balance.

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viplineats
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very nice service
Great food

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DebbyM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fantastic Patio Area!! We will be coming back soon!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tam O'Shanter using the Order Online button. Tam O'Shanter also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Tam O'Shanter also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 664-0228.

Tam O'Shanter is rated 4.6 stars by 5017 OpenTable diners.

Tam O'Shanter does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.lawrysonline.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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