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About Tavern

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.

11648 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
Darlington

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 806-6464

Website:
http://www.tavernla.com/

Parking Details:
Daytime parking lots offer 90 minutes free with validation.
Evening valet available for $6 (on Darlington).

Executive Chef:
Suzanne Goin

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
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Special Occasion (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Great for Brunch (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Romantic (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Casual (5)
Cozy (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Live Sports (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Organic (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

Food and dessert were amazing!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

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....

Ty

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We love this place. The atrium is one of the prettiest spaces in LA as far as restaurants go

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was pretty bad, but the indoor/outdoor room is beautiful.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.)

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and a lovely dining room. Good place to go for special occasions, but also fun anytime.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

When there for Christmas Eve dinner. Maybe the worst dinner and service I’ve ever had. Let’s just say I won’t be going there again.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very disappointing Christmas Eve Dinner, seating at the bar with very loud noise level. Quality of the food was only average, nothing special at all and therefore overpriced.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I love the ambience and the service is always friendly and competent. However, The menu has gotten smaller and there just aren’t enough appealing choices for dinner.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Seems past it’s prime. Service was oddly paced. Crowd was off. Location is still great and most of the food was good and the price seemed reasonable.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Brunch was so horrible food was inedible and they didn’t take it off the bill when we complained.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Beautiful room if you sit in atrium. Our waiter not very attentive. Food only fair. Eggs Benedict very good but Thai salad and pilgrim sandwich very ordinary. Dessert very good.

Tags: Organic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always delicious and fresh. Beautiful interiors. Convenient parking.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Delicious food with a great choice of items. Beautiful decor, great service. I will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent and inventive food and very good service. The bar area is a noisy scene however and not very conducive to normal conversation. Expensive, but not super expensive and worth it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Menu selection was well suited to each individuals wants, service was attentive but not overbearing, portions were the right size, timing of course selections was excellent. Noise level was remarkably good give the large room.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Dinner was very good. But taverns brunches are much better. I think I prefer this restaurant for a Sunday brunch.

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Delicious food. Excellent service. Lovely atmosphere. Easy for us to talk and catch up with our friends.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We ate here for Thanksgiving and were beyond disappointed. Beautiful location, but food was painfully bad.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always consistently good. Food delicious and waiters are attentive and professional.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very dark and hard to read menu, fairly expensive meals for small portions but the food was really good, no hard liquor (only beer and wine). Just an okay dining experience, my second time going and probably won’t be dying to go back

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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?

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and we know food!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellence in all areas. Three beautiful rooms with different price points and ambiance.

Tags: Business Meals, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent brunch, amazing patio space. We sat at the bar which was great!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our server was not attentive as the bus boys. They were all very polite and very helpful.
If you want attentive service from your server, not place to go to.
The food was good. Portions small, but tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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...

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Can’t remember the last time we sat at a table for 2.5 hours without being rushed or bothered by the wait staff. Great brunch spot.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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