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Tavern is the third restaurant from the chef and sommelier team of Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, who also own Lucques restaurant and AOC winebar. This is their West Los Angeles outpost, which serves as a local gathering spot for the Brentwood crowd. Chicly designed by Jeffrey Alan Marks, Tavern encompasses three separate, yet connected spaces: a glass roofed atrium dining room, a large blue walled bar and a café space called the Larder that features casual dining, bakery, retail and prepared foods to go. The restaurant serves Suzanne Goin’s signature California/Mediterranean cuisine with just a touch of a classic American influence.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Californian, French, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Happy Hour Every day 3PM-7PM in the Blue Room.
Larder open everyday 8am - 8pm.
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Daytime parking lots offer 90 minutes free with validation.
Evening valet available for $6 (on Darlington).
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Tavern Ratings and Reviews
Poor service and the ahi tuna Thai salad was really bad. There was only 4 pieces of tuna. Very small chunks of what looked like fat?Very unappealing. My sister received a piece of salmon that she returned because it smelled so fishy.
I usually love the food served at the bar but unfortunately the bar tenders are not too attentive. It’s such a beautiful place. I wish it was run better.
Ps. The hostesses are fantastic and very helpful!
I hope this helps you guys....
Excellent dinner in Brentwood.
This is an amazing non-scene restaurant.
Service was perfect. Our server, Gail, was warm, efficient and offered great suggestions for wine and food. Baby gem salad with goddess dressing, bacon wrapped dates, scallops and devils chicken were all outstanding. Save room for dessert.
Tavern is beautiful. I love the design and decor! The service was very good. The sad fact is that the food is boring and bland. I'd happily say anything else if I could but it's true that while you go to a restaurant for a number of reasons first and foremost it's for a meal. My friend was celebrating her birthday and we had the best time, though I won't be going back.
Based on location and ambiance I keep trying to make this restaurant work. After a ridiculously awful (overpriced, inedible food that was ultimately credited) I decided to give restaurant one more chance for lunch. Doesn't sound to complicated. I ordered a chopped chicken salad. I can honestly say, and I go out at least 4-5 times a week minimum, that I can't remember a skimpier more tasteless salad. I don't mind the high end prices, if there is value, but to leave unsatisfied is not right. I must say my colleague ordered the sampler option which was somewhat more satisfying. I look forward to when the property changes hand. Since the Cheesecake Factory, Daily Grill and Hamlet left Brentwood is lacking in anything , but Italian and very casual restaurants.
Went for NYE and the service was outstanding. The waitstaff and our server made our experience.
However the food was very disappointing. The starter salad and dessert were the highlights. The NYE menu sounded great but did not deliver.
This is the second disappointing meal I’ve had in a month. If return I’ll stick to my usual happy hour turkey burger and wine which never disappoint.
Earlier in December I had the $40 Scottish salmon and felt I could have spent $12 at Whole Foods and made a better version myself.
If I’m going to spend at that price point on a meal I expect more and will go elsewhere.
This restaurant is beautiful and the service is excellent however the food isn’t as exceptional. The food is good but really tries too hard to be fancy which means way too many flavors happening all at the same time. The meat we had was drowning in sauce. The endive salad was incredibly bitter.
We went with friends for NYE. We all had a lovely time. The food is superb and excellent. The service was attentive and friendly. Everything is on point here!!
I will definitely go back and can't recommend it enough.
(Note that my grade regarding noise level is due to the presence of a DJ, since it was NYE. I can well imagine that the restaurant is more quiet during regular times.)
My family, consisting of eight people, had brunch here on Christmas Eve. It was not a good experience.
First, the service was not good. Our brunch orders were not served in orderly fashion; rather, than being served all at once, or almost so, the plates trickled out. My eggs benedict was cold by the time it got to me. There did not seem to be a single waiter assigned to our table and it was necessary to ask repeatedly that an empty coffee cup be freshened.
Second, the restaurant was not festively decorated.
Some liked their food; others, like me, did not. In fact, the eggs benedict I ordered was the worst I have ever had, and I'm a huge fan of eggs benedict.
Would we return to this establishment or recommend it to others? Not!
The most compelling reason to come here is that the food is fresh and delicious. Some advice: avoid going on the weekend for brunch. Their lot was full so we parked at the lot across the street ($3./half hour). Because of the full dining room, the wait for our food stretched our parking bill to $15. Add to that Tavern's policy (optional) of adding 3% (I think that is the amount) to give its employees maximum health benefits. I do not mind paying for that; it just increases the total bill. By the time we drove off, my treat for the two others was at least $100. I am not saying one should pass up this restaurant, just know that dining here is a bit pricey.
The place is great in general but their thanksgiving meal was way overpriced and just average. For 95 pp, they should include more than a $12-15 salad, a $35 entree and a $10-12 dessert. And certainly should include coffee or tea. Disappointed, to say the least, especially given the occasion
This place has been hit and miss since it opened - it's streaky. I have had overly rich and mediocre food, followed by a streak of exceptional food, and recently, spotty and expensive food. This time I had the scallops and the steak. The scallops with Chorizo were really quite good but 2 scallops is a bit shy for the value. The steak was a total disappointment. The rib-eye was so thin, it was almost like a typical steak butterflied and cut in half. It was not over cooked but it had nearly zero flavor and for $49 was incredibly small. For that price and this type of restaurant you should get at least a half an inch to 3/4 inch piece of meat so there is enough depth to get the flavor of the meat.
I tried the other entrees at the table and they were just okay. The swordfish was paper thin and thankfully not over cooked. Again, why so thin on the proteins? Feels like a margin enhancement for a place with too much fixed costs. One gets the sense that if the chef/owner is not actively involved, the quality of the ingredients and the menu wander and are driven by food cost rather than impact. This was a go-to place for my westside business dinners but I am back to wondering where to go. Apparently I am not alone in my thought as the rest of the main dining room was pretty empty while the simpler, lower priced bar was much busier. Will they get back on track or will this be another chef/owner who takes their eye off the ball and focuses on other ventures and restaurants? Someone else will have to tell me because I am not going back any time soon.
I love the ambiance and the service, even though it's pricey. Food is very good, but not the reason for going. A restaurant where the servers are willing to acknowledge/allow a conversation is critical for meeting on a date or with some friends where you want to hear what the others' have to say. Trendy can be fun, but the restaurant is the event -- when the people are the event, I want a place where the food is reliablegreat and we can talk.
We love the ambiance of Tavern, and the service is great. The food at brunch last Sunday did not live up to what we've come to expect. The pork, pork, pork burger was hockey puck, hockey puck hockey puck, the "soft" scrambled eggs were dry and overcooked. Bourbon bloody mary was unimpressive and no one loved the weird raspberry or green bellinis. This is one of our favorite places to eat in LA, so...wah. But we'll be back. Hope to eat better next time.
Environment beautiful, food average, waiter bad. 5 of us at dinner, 3 ordered chicken dish, one pasta, one a vegetable dish! 2 of the chicken plates came out late which held up meal. The Vegetable dish of cauliflower and broccoli was very strange, and the little gem salads over salted! 3 desserts brought out to compensate. Bus staff dropped/shattered glasses behind us - felt like a calamity of errors. Perhaps this is why i was able to secure a 6:45 reservation on a Friday, the day before?
The Tavern salad with chicken and pork belly was very poor, such that I didn't eat it and it was removed from the bill. I appreciated the management not charging for it, but was disappointed that they would serve a salad like this. The chunks of chicken were like they made the chicken last week or bought packaged chicken chunks. It was difficult to get the fork into any of the chunks of chicken and the pork belly chunks were even difficult to chew. My wife had the flat iron steak, ordered medium rare, and it came virtually raw and very stringy/tough. She didn't eat her meal either, so I tried it and came to the same conclusion. We didn't mention this to the wait staff feeling that two bad meals was too much. My daughter ordered the salmon and liked it very much, which was good. Given the prices, and my previous experience at the restaurant, we were extremely disappointed so won't be returning to the Tavern!
I don't live in LA but make a point of stopping at the Tavern when I visit. I especially love the brunch menu on the weekends. The Tavern benedict is my favorite decadent dish. There are plenty of healthy options but how can you pass up challah bread, prosciutto, gruyere, and a meyer lemon hollandaise? Don't even get me started on the fried potatoes, croissants, brisket hash...
Tavern's atrium is one of the nicest settings in LA. Lovely! The service was very good and they serve Equator's coffee from the Bay Area - some of the best coffee out there. Sadly, the food was lackluster at best. I had the three salad combo with not-very curried but over cooked cauliflower dish, tasteless chicken salad and an eggplant dish that was easy to forget. All three were lacking in flavor, texture and visual appeal. It was on par with the buffet at whole foods for $8.99. Disappointing from one of LA's most notable chefs! Next time you want a 3 salad combo, try Joan's on Third. They are fresh, flavorful, artfully prepared with complex flavors and varied textures.
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