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Tavern

4.6
1961 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, French, Mediterranean
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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.
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Phone number
(310) 806-6464
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Suzanne Goin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Darlington
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Parking details
Daytime parking lots offer 90 minutes free with validation.
Evening valet available for $6 (on Darlington).
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1961 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on April 18, 2018

service was nice but food was truly mediocre. spanish chicken was mostly breading very little chicken. scallops were so so and cost $15 per scallop. come on. bacon wrapped dates were burned and the size of almonds.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Very accommodating staff - energetic, knowledgeable and very friendly.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I picked the wrong food, the blueberry pancakes were not good, dry pancakes & gooey topping. Other items looked much better but I listened to the waitress suggestion, either fix it or take it off.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food is terrific. Noise in main restaurant is high level at main dinner hour. Bar even more so.
Otherwise, I have no complaints.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food. Lots of vegetarian options. Service is really good.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food, great service, it's not a cheap place, so I'd probably leave this place for more special occasions or once in a while.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Business meeting and loved the place. Will return.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Unique food. Expensive

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We hadn't been there for a while and the menu changed (a lot) but it was delicious and I liked having small, medium and large plates since I like to share tastes. Really quite delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always outstanding! Amazing food, cocktails and service!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

the food was delicious and our server was lovely. another really nice time at Tavern

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We have been to this restaurant for lunch many times over the last 5 years but last Saturday will be our last time. The food was awful and several of us did not feel well after our lunch. Such a beautiful space but the kitchen has really fallen behind.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We met friends for Saturday brunch and it was outstanding. We ate in the atrium which is lovely, and the brunch menu was extensive. Each of us ordered differently and all were very happy with our choices. Service was spectacular!
Will definitely return. I was worried given some reviews felt the food was mediocre and the service poor, but that was not our experience at all!

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We both ordered the crab salad and there was barely any crab and it looked like they’d run out and instead of telling us they served this meager amount to each of us. I’d rather have been offered another choice than gotten the scrimping amount of crab. Very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great service, great food

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Come to tavern often. Bar, dinner, brunch. The food quality is going down unfortunately. Mediocre over cooked burgers, and steaks lack of creative menu. Too bad.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

My colleague and I each ordered a little gem salad that had less than an ounce of crab in it. Very disappointing.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Other than the noise level which made listening very difficult at lunchtime, food and service excelled.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I missed the great Happy Hour menu and cheap drinks by one minute so I had to go with the regular menu - $32 for grilled asparagus? I rest my case - stick to happy hour, not too crowded friendly group.

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Food was mediocre... I had asked for a corner table a week before the reservation... did not get it... when I asked if I could move to an EMPTY corner, I was told it was for an investor.

By the way, the table stayed empty the whole time I was there.

And front desk...hostesses we anything but inviting.

What happened to this place?

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Service was very slow.
We go there often

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food is better than average, but the lattes and desserts miss the mark. Server was slow and was not proactive. I really shouldn't need to ask the server to check on our table.

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food was very late in arriving. And, it was soggy and rather tasteless when it finally came. Extremely disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Tavern is always great. Food is wonderful, and service always top notch.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

food came out wrong and the one order that did come out correct was given to the wrong person. the table was off balance and we had to ask 3x before it got remedied.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Not a place for dogs, especially a golden doodle, area seats are close together leaving enough area to walk.
Food looked pretty, not great tasting. I ordered ham & cheese croissant to be warmed, didn’t happen... no I did not send back, I didn’t want my guest meal to get cold which means we ends up eating separately .
Maybe I will try again before I bring guests.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Brunch for my birthday, food was mediocre. Couldn’t split up bill, hostess almost had a heart attack because we had an extra person join us. It was blah.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had 9 of us sow we were able to try a fantastic selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Excellent food and some surprising tastes. Compliments to the chef and staff at the Tavern. Each dish had a unique and tasty spin.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Service was very good, food was very good with a fresh presentation.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The food generally is good but it is consistently either under or over-seasoned. My salmon dish was, unfortunately, lacking in salt and needed more acid. More critically, however, is the level of the service. One of the female bus persons dumped iced tap water into our glasses that were filled with bottled flat water. A restaurant like Tavern should do more to elevate its service.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Lunch with mom

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was unexpectedly FAIR. We were unimpressed with the tastes, textures and overall flavor for the price. Although the staff was very nice, the food quality was poor!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Enjoyable food, and excellent service complemented enjoyable company, and the noise level wasn't too bad ( however we were early !)

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Beautiful setting for a delicious lunch meeting, business or otherwise. Would have wished for a little more powdered sugar and a little less time in the fryer for the beignets to bring our nearly perfect meal to a sweet end.

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Tavern is always reliable and the dining room has a very pleasant ambiance.

Will try to focus on seasonal dishes in addition to year round favorites.
One of our party DID complain that his dish was too salty and left most of it.
They did not charge for his. So they are trying for client satisfaction.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We celebrated a birthday here and the server was sure to surprise us with a birthday candle and dessert! Wonderful food, great ambiance for brunch!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Prices are crazy, pancakes for $18 rest of items similarly priced,
Bring your 401k

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The staff and service were wonderful. They made he night very special for us

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

I took clients to lunch at the Tavern, and we really enjoyed ourselves. The bacon-wrapped dates were delicious, as were the entrees, and the server-recommended desserts were yummy. The staff was conscientious and helpful, and the service was great. Looking forward to my next visit!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Excellent Food. Excellent Service. Great ambiance.

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