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Tavern

4.6
1982 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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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.
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 1982 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent red blends. Lovely indoor patio like seating area. Would like 2 hour parking validation. Excellent food - short ribs salmon chicken and beignets. Attentive service.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

it was amazing, love everything about it

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The ambience really makes this place.
Ask to sit in the atrium. Really lovely, although it can get loud.
Food is delicious.
Service was only o.k. this time around. Our waitress was pleasant, but only checked on us 1x. Ran out of water & coffee. :-(

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

This is a wonderful brunch and lunch restaurant. They would be well served if they enhanced the dinner menu...make it less "precious". And a tad heartier. It is easy to leave with a big tab and not a full stomach. The room is beautiful. The staff is great. The wines are well selected. But, please...better dinner options for the less adventurous.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Made our occasion special. Pricey meal but food and service were worth it.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

First class operation from the the time you arrive until you leave.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The Tavern always serves delicious food in a lovely atmosphere. The service was excellent. It is our go-to place to have a good lunch with friends. I did think the portion on the crab salad was small - but it was delicious nonetheless. The bread helped.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants. Food is great and inventive. Ambiance is unique - feels romantic at the same time freeing. However, it's starting to show it's years. There is visible water damage on the roof, just need some TLC, new paint. Management and owners, keep investing in this space, it's worth preserving! Staff is educated and well trained. Sometimes they seem a little light in staff but nothing too hindering.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We celebrated Mother's day and had a wonderful brunch. We were accommodated where I
requested, and though the restaurant was understandably crowed, we had great service
and a lovely afternoon.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother’s Day brunch. Had reservation and was seated immediately. That was the only positive part of the experience. Service was terrible. Out of all pastries by 10:30 am. Limited menu of mostly unappealing food. Food that we got was mediocre. Took forever just to get a cup of coffee and water. Starving and ask for bread basket. Cold, oily horrible tasting bread. Not kid friendly. Had to ask for coffee refills. Took forever for food to come. Noise level was unbearable. Would never return.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

My brunch dish was one I had a month earlier.
Terrific. One of the best, if not, the best hash ever.
Everyone on both occasions was elated with their meal.
I certainly will return.

the service was a little slow.
Waited for coffee refill more than 15 min.

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Such a disappointing brunch! My party was sat 15 minutes late due to tables finishing up later then expected but there were plenty of seats open. Hostesses weren't personable. Service wasn't great...Very slow & not very attentive at all. Bakery was out of almost all of their breakfast pastries. Leftover food was on the floor under our table from party before. All around, not the best experience & won't be rushing back.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Coming to Tavern is always DELICIOUS and SPECIAL. Thank you!

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Others who arrived much later were served while we waited 40 minutes for brunch, which was cold when it arrived after two complaints. The meal was comped, but the get-together was ruined.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food was outstanding, but the so-called medium portions were small. The prices are steep, so not a place you would go to often, but totally worth the detour for a celebration or special occasion.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I expected to be seated in the dining room since I have a reservation for 5 people, but very rude host gave us a table in the bar, where was super loud and we couldn't hear each other. It could be fun but since I was meeting friends who I didn't see for a year, I wanted to have a conversation - no chance. Food was decent, waiter was very helpful.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

We had the 'devil's chicken' which was sooo good. Great waiter. Hadn't been back in a long time but it was still just as nice to be there.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Food and service were wonderful. Food was fresh and well prepared. Waitress was helpful and well versed in the menu choices.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Another wonderful meal at Tavern. It never disappoints. And our server, Corey, was the best!

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Overpriced food. Salmon was greasy and lacked taste. Bread was good.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Everything was great, except for the service. We came in on a Friday night and were the youngest ones there. Maybe that was the problem because our waiter gave preferential treatment to the families and older parties. He acted pretty condescending, never asked how our food was or if we needed anything. He walked by several times to the tables on opposite sides of our table, without a glance in our direction. Our side of broccolini never came and we couldn’t get his attention to ask about it. At least we weren’t charged for it. I will go back for the food and ambiance, but hope I get a more attentive waiter next time.

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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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