Tavern

4.5
2235 reviews
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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.
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LW
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Regarding my score on ambiance, certain parts of the restaurant need refurbishing like paint for a lot of the woodwork and hallway to bathroom plus a bit of lighting for the hallway to the bathroom. Your patio room looks lovely. xxxxxxxxxxxx

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SR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great patio area to enjoy brunch on a sunny day. Portions are a bit small for the price but the food is excellent. The juice selection is also really good.

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HT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Not like it used to be....tiny portions, and just humdrum food. Not worth it at all....I'm sorry we went here for brunch.

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D
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food
Gorgeous room
Classy but warm service
Terrific experience

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P
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We hosted a graduation dinner for our twin sons at Tavern. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food, and our "waitress" was outstanding! It was a lovely evening.

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CR
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

It was a lovely evening however, it was so overpriced. The dessert was $14.00 and it was SO dry. Cherry cobbler. Also, a side dish of veggies was also $14.00 Almost $200.00 for 2 people. Wine $20.00 a glass. My food was very average.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My friend and I went there for brunch and the options were sufficient. Loved the lemon ricotta pancakes and the avocado toast, along with the lattes. Would definitely return and opentable made it super easy to book a table and modify the time as was needed.

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BM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a dinner party with 5 of us. Food and cocktails were delicious, service was great.

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LL
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tavern never disappoints. The food is always good and the service is great. It is also always crowded, so be prepared to sit close to other diners.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Have celebrated several occasions there and it always feels special.

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l
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food. Half good half not good service. Ordered drinks and waited. And waited. Asked a manager to check. She said bar was busy. Really? No one at bar and not making drinks to rapidly. They sent over a cheese tray
Food good but not worth overall fair service

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SG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Food is expensive and nothing special. Classic American fare but not done at a level to warrant the price tag.

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GB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely setting, the atrium is particularly charming. The food is really good but very expensive for what you get. Prices are in line with a full service Michelin star restaurant but it’s just not there

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RS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was lively meeting with friends.
Service and food were also great!

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PA
Tahoe
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is delicious and very fresh. The atrium room is beautiful and I'd love to be in it durning a rain storm. Service was not as attentive as it could be, but very nice servers.

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CH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Terrible service, food was just ok

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PF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for weekday breakfast at 10:30 a.m. and it was very pleasant and quiet. Restaurant is lovely, service was very good. Portions were generous and tasty. My only complaint is that substitutions are not allowed.

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SC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and the service. Meghan was wonderful.

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MC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Very few people, dinning last Sunday , so the ambiance was a little bit slow

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Graduation.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was awful, and we almost walked out. We waited almost 20 minutes before our drink order was taken. Then our order had several errors. So it was a disappointing experience. Food was great though.

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G
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I've been a regular of this neighborhood restaurant for years so I'm very sad to write that in the passed month thinks have changed and not for the better. If the new chef has barely modify the menu, his delivery is of inferior quality. So after several disappointing dinner, lunch and breakfast I decided to write this review hoping that the people at Tavern will correct their act. Sunday at 10 am, it took over 35 minutes to get a simple scrambled eggs with bacon, potatoes and bacon were greasy and burned, even the toast was dripping in fat too. The latte had no crema , the waiter sent another one, it was no better. The service is still good and friendly but some of the new people at the desk have a bit of an attitude, they are dishevelled and inappropriately attire for their position and for the class of the restaurant. And the barista ! please have them trained at Alfred or Luxe .

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CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance, I especially loved the live tree in the center of the dining room. The menu was a unique take on bunch classics, everything was delicious. Excellent cheese and wine selection and the staff are very kind and knowledgeable.

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MM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was so spotty. Disappointing.

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RA
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch on weekends, great food overall and service is great!

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C
Los Angeles
242 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The new spring menu has a great garden salad with mixed greens, avocado, oranges and radishes tossed in a delightful green goddess dressing. Halibut was lovely, properly prepared on a carrot puree with greens tucked in and gnocchi much lighter than described. Duck sausage was also great on my last visit and our neighbors loved their tuna meatballs.

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SC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The menu selection was not interesting. The food wasn’t good or delicious.

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m
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place ---- its my go-to breakfast place for business and social. Great ambiance in solarium, easy to hear the conversations and food consistently good!
Just wish they had eggs benedict at lunch!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 5

Sub par food in a pretty room. It’s expensive with a limited obscure menu

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OT
Los Angeles
100 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleaser. My go to for a consistently great night. If Chef Goin is steering the ship, I’m goin’.

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B
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for Mother’s Day Brunch. Menu selection was varied and delicious. There were a few dishes we ordered family style, since everything sounded so good. The restaurant is a lovely venue and very comfortable too! The service couldn’t be better. This is our second year in a row and looking forward to next year. Both years we brought small babies and it all worked.

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s
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

The service is not good i like the place and the food . But it takes 20 min for any waiter to great you or ask drink order or bring bread and water . I use to have brunch there every weekend and I stopped just because of their bad service .i tried again and it was disappointing again

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S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, great time. Love being able to choose form the dining and bar menu (for the Blue room)

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BT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a date. They have great food and a great selection of drinks.

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A
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I'm on the fence about the recommendation. It's pricey. We love the bacon-wrapped dates, but they've shot up in price (from about $8 to $11 in the last 3 or so years?). We tried the fish tacos (grilled, not battered), and the cod was "meh." Other food has been fine, but nothing great. It's also noisy in the main room. The service was pleasant but a bit slow. It seems more like a place to go to be seen in Brentwood. If you kind of quietly hang out in the cafe area, it seems nice. Overall, I think the cons just outweigh the pros.

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RO
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, delightful, easy parking, a must in Brentwood, casual quality.

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m
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful bar and dining room. Menu is perfect, something for everyone to with share or covet. Staff is knowledgeable, friendly and attentive making your trip to Tavern a perfect dining experience! Bravo!

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KM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location; limited menu without a lot of fresh options.

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s
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Perfect ambience, great for any occasion. I've been here for big gatherings or small outings with friends and it always feels like a "happy" place!

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I
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun food beautifully presented. Lots of pretty people too.

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