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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.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
The ambiance is a ten. Food...the fried chicken and biscuits would have been much better if it hadn't come slathered in gravy to where the chicken was no longer crisp. Separate the ingredients so the gravy doesn't soak everything up and then you can enjoy the fried texture of the chicken. Also the biscuit...simplify to a more southern buttermilk biscuit with a comparable ratio to the chicken. It was so overly "bready". The bacon wrapped dates were excellent. The avocado toast would be better with a different bread than the one served as a table bread. Maybe a nice toast with toast marks. The bread was so soft and lacked any toastiness. The avocado was so thick on...consider a finer layer or thin slices spread throughout. Garnish with some light herb/spices and thin radish or picked garnish. The egg was very good. Overall a very lazy avo toast with thick soft bread, a mountain of avocado, and just an egg. The lemon ricotta pancakes lacked the lemon! Maybe some lemon zest or a lemon fruit compote. The dried fruit was no appealing with crunchy pistachio. The blueberry was not saucy. Overall a fail on the pancakes which could have otherwise been really really amazing. The fold of the ricotta was well done. Service and atmosphere was excellent. The refill of water was mediocre because we had to ask several times for water refills. The champagne with arugula is overdone. Should be refreshing...instead was so overly herbaceous and tastes like salad in champagne.
Service was awful. Not sure why. Our waitress was in another La la land. 2 stars because a different server came after our meal. He was good. Just a little late.
Portions were small for price and wild caught price but farm raised salmon. Had to sit in bar ( blue room) atrium was closed until 5 pm for dinner. Staff basically not so hospitable. Mostly just ok. Was looking forward to trying the place but most disappointing. I would recommend for happy hour.
So happy the tavern is across the street from my house. Their fried chicken is one of my favorite dishes along with the bacon wrapped dates. I had the beignets for the first time and they were to die for!!!! My only complaints are the limited salad options and the cocktails aren't very good. They need to step up their cocktail game!
Having dietary needs I looked menu online. It showed shrimp cocktail $17. When time to order they no longer have shrimp cocktail. No eggs after 11:00. I needed only protein. Only option was salmon $32.! When bill cam there was a charge $2.55 to pay for health insurance for their help😩 I asked to have charge removed. Will not be back!
We went for brunch, the food was delicious, the room (the atrium) is gorgeous, airy, muted colors, tons of light, and comfy sofas. There was a baby shower at a table right behind us, and the guest were hovering over our table, the hostess was very accommodating about moving us to another table. The service was very good, up to a point, and that point was as soon as the food was placed on the table, after that... nothing. We sat with empty plated in front of us for ten minutes, we finally flagged down a manager, and asked her to take them away, and for our check. An odd glitch in an otherwise delightful visit.
Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne always do a great job at all of their restaurants! Even now at the Hollywood Bowl. It's all good except that I resent that they want to charge their customers and additional fee/tax for their employee's health care. It's just obnoxious. If you wish to offer any perks to your employees, just build it into the pricing structure and don't offend us with you politics. That said, we asked that the fee be removed from the bill and they immediately did so without a blink of an eye. Our service had been exceptional and we left a 20% gratuity.
A lovely restaurant with an atrium dining room that invites you to stay, enjoy a meal and linger in conversation. This was my first time here and it was for a breakfast business meeting. It was very difficult to choose one item from all the tasty offerings. I decided on the avocado toast and my guest chose the crumbed eggs on polenta. For me, the combinations of the layers of ingredients on the avocado toast satisfied all the taste buds and textures. Unlike most avocado toast where that is the star, in this version a perfectly split soft-boiled egg and folded sheets of proscutto give much more depth and substance to this dish.
I must return so I can try other other items that piqued my senses.
Food is always wonderful, great environment, and top notch care and service. However, as a vegetarian I always have VERY limited choices. The trio is great but would be nice to have a non-salad main that is vegetarian and not cream, a pasta dish or otherwise. I would come more often!
We've dined at the Tavern several times and always loved their food: last night it seemed like the chef had left and whoever was there just threw some things together...
My Arctic char was burnt, the stuff underneath it some unrecognizable greens and other in a mushy dressing. The others in our party similarly disappointed. Shameful.
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