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.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 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
Live Jazz and our very own Paella for $38! EVERY Wednesday of the month, from 6 - 9:30 pm throughout the restaurant.
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
Hangar steak was the Best thing I've eve ...
Hangar steak was the Best thing I've ever had there. They need to add 1-2 pasta options tho. Besides the hangar steak, there was nothing else on the menu that even looked good. Chix & waffles terrible, over cooked & very small portion.
My husband and I live nearby so we tried ...
My husband and I live nearby so we tried the Tavern. Cool interior and active bar scene. Food is very good but pricey. Excellent service. I would recommend sitting in the bar area if you are a party of two. In the dining room, they squeeze two people between other small parties---very uncomfortable.
Ours was a multi-generation holiday dinn ...
Ours was a multi-generation holiday dinner. Restaurant was helpful in accommodating our needs (stroller, etc), and the meal plan worked for all of us. Waiters, servers, busing staff were very helpful, and it was a hectic day for all of them. We've been to Tavern before, and always enjoy the food & atmosphere there.
We were heading back to Northern Califor ...
We were heading back to Northern California on Thanksgiving Day but wanted to have a nice lunch before hitting the road. Tavern was the right choice for us--delicious Thanksgiving food with excellent service. We were seated in The Larder (the bakery in Tavern) which is bright and relaxed; it suited us before our long drive. I'm very picky about proper service and this restaurant was spot-on: attentive and unpretentious. It was a bit pricey but since we weren't having our usual big Thanksgiving dinner, this made up for it. I don't know what Tavern/The Larder is like on a regular day but judging from this special menu, I'm guessing it's fairly good. Two thumbs up!
I was very unimpressed with my burger. A ...
I was very unimpressed with my burger. Any fine dining establishment that decides to put a burger on their menus better live up to it. There are other options near by for better quality food. Even the side of veggies lacked flavor. However it is a cute place and do have a decent Happy Hour at it's upscale.
The Branzino was very good but the green ...
The Branzino was very good but the green, onion, spinach mixture served with it was odd. Would be better with just some traditional tzatziki sauce. Wine list was OK with just some very expensive knowns and few moderately priced knowns.
I have been going there often since they ...
I have been going there often since they have opened my experience past 6 months has been very bad service has been very poor food quality not like before they make a lot of mistakes on your food order service is slow
Service for a busy Saturday evening was ...
Service for a busy Saturday evening was very good . The dinner menu is somewhat limited and over priced but what we ordered was very good. Where we were seated in the "Garden Room"
the sound level wasn't too high and we could carry on a good conversation.
All in all a delightful evening!
The waiter was very unprofessional. Serv ...
The waiter was very unprofessional. Served warm white wine and then protested that it was chilled when it was room temp. Also served a large amount in one glass and then a little bit in others.
Served our branzino very poorly. Spilled some on the dish on table when serving it and id not serve the side vegitables.
This kind of service is most unprofessional for a restaurant of Tavern's caliber. I think Suzanne Goin would be horrified.
We came here for a birthday dinner. The ...
We came here for a birthday dinner. The service is outstanding and the ambiance is fabulous, glitzy, glamorous, and glowing. The food is pricey for what you get, most entrees start to get into the $40 range and the starters are $15-$23. That's expensive! Corkage is $25, which I thought was a bit high as well. So we'll keep this for very special occasions, better value to come for lunch.
The selection of signature drinks were c ...
The selection of signature drinks were clean, simple and uncomplicated expressions of the contemporary appreciation of fresh, natural flavors infused with classic spirits. The beer choices are well curated and representative of an aficionado's palate. The list of wines provides both depth and breadth, without being overwhelming. It also reflects the tendency of the establishments clientele towards sophistication within the realm of wine.
The appetizers are spins on classic delicious flavors. Offerings are well-paired, accentuate the quality of the ingredients which becomes clearly evident with the touch of a restrained preparation.
The entree offerings reflect the executive chef's respect for high quality ingredients, accompanied by concern for providing the best vehicles to compliment and share the carefully selected flavors.
Very well-prepared, well worth the slightly higher than average average ask of a run-of-the-mill restaurant with a similar menu.
In a brief summation: Excellent interpretations of classic American choices with their own creative accents.
The thoughtful preparations and quality of ingredients are well worthy of Tavern's reputation of New American classics in a chic and upper-scale restaurant. The graduated progressions of cafe, bar, and dining room each carry their own ambiance, that are well matched to the fare and occasion of the meal.
A thorough enjoyment and neighborhood gem, that would not disappoint as a destination to anyone.
open table said I had to choose between ...
open table said I had to choose between 6:45 and 7:45, I couldn't get a 7:30 reservation.
But, when I called, they said it was no problem. When I got there there were plenty of tables empty at 7:30.
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