Los Angeles, CA 90049
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
Special Events & Promotions:
Ring in the New Year Moroccan style with our 'Midnight in Marrakech' celebration! Menu highlights incld shared apps (such as harissa grilled tuna skewers & dried fava purée) moroccan salad, grilled bass & lamb tagine. 1st seating $95 pp 2nd seating $125 includes toast (both exclusive of tax & tip)
Tavern Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant is beautiful and the food ...
The restaurant is beautiful and the food is excellent overall...But the food seems to have gotten heavier lately. Everything has about 1/4 cup too much butter or oil added to it. That was true for the Devil's Chicken, the Scallops and all of the vegetable side dishes. Even the desserts can be too heavy. The key lime pie dessert was really just a pile of what tasted like heavy cream flavored with key lime...and a dollop of raspberry sorbet. They need to lighten things up here.
Ingredients good and preparation good ex ...
Ingredients good and preparation good except too much salt overpowering otherwise pleasant flavors. Prices about 1/3 higher than comparable restaurants: 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, and 2 glasses of wine $140 plus tax, tip, and health care surcharge.
My husband went for date night. We had a ...
My husband went for date night. We had a reservation and were seated on time. But once we sat down, no one came to our table for more than 15 minutes. I wish I was exaggerating. When my husband got up and told the manager, he came back and was very apologetic. He gave us a round of drinks and a cheese plate. He was very kind.
Our appetizers -- the octopus and the flatbread -- were very salty. Our main courses were also quite salty, but mine especially so. I ordered the hangar steak frites. The meat was nice, but the fries and the arugula with olive oil and lemon juice were way too salty. I made my husband try some and he was downing water for the rest of the evening.
Overall, a disappointment.
Extremely expensive for the food quality ...
Extremely expensive for the food quality - nothing was great. I am no professional chef, but my food is way better than the food we had here. Between 4 of us we had 2 steaks - so-so, quinoa roasted veggies- again average, salad was good, cheese plate was no biggie - 3 cheese wedges with nuts and raisins and bread, olive appetizers - tasted like I could have gotten them at Trader Joe's, and I think a chicken dish that was also ok. Drinks were good though - especially the bourbon cocktail.
We ate in the atrium, the more elegant a ...
We ate in the atrium, the more elegant and quiet room adjacent to the lively (and loud) bar scene. It happened to be LA Restaurant week so we each decided to try the different offerings which almost gave us a tasting menu! Little gem salad was delicious as were the entrees (including scallops, tender and flavorful short ribs and a hearty pasta dish). Desserts were decadent! Large portions - we just couldn't eat all our dessert. Cocktails were also very good, and the wine list was also varied with some interesting and high quality choices. Our server was very helpful and made us feel comfortable even though one of our group was delayed due to traffic. I would definitely return.
Tavern was wonderful for lunch, lots of ...
Tavern was wonderful for lunch, lots of food options (even for the picky eater in our group) and everything was delicious! Also, the host was very kind to seat us in the beautiful Atrium despite the fact that it was almost 2:30pm, which is usually when they start setting up for dinner. It was really enjoyable and as always, has a wonderful ambiance!
Another of Susanne Goin's restaurants wi ...
Another of Susanne Goin's restaurants with her usual stylish, delicious food. The dining room is beautiful and the bar can be packed, noisy and frenetic. The service is attentive and good. As always, this is a reliable, comfortable and popular alternative to the sea of Brentwood Italian trattorias.
Set menu for New Years. Regularly eat he ...
Set menu for New Years. Regularly eat here on weekends. Food was delicious as usual BUT overall experience did not justify the very high price for the special menu.
*Pretty disappointed in what I got for the price I paid. I have had better times at Tavern on a weeknight paying a fraction of the cost.
Waitress totally messed up our order. Sh ...
Waitress totally messed up our order. She deducted the one Neal, but it was unfortunate that one person was served so much later because the waitress thought she wanted no meal. Everyone els at the table understood perfectly
Our waitress was rude and lacked basic c ...
Our waitress was rude and lacked basic customer service. It was our family holiday dinner, your employee soured it. Not acceptable and I would not ever recommend going back. Terrible, just terrible. Brentwood deserves better.
Always consistently good. A very comfort ...
Always consistently good. A very comfortable restaurant when you just want good food in a relaxed environment. The bar is casual and the main dining room is a bit more formal but both have the same menu. Try it, you'll like it!
We went for brunch on Sunday with a rese ...
We went for brunch on Sunday with a reservation for a larger party: everything was handled professionally and graciously. We seated on time, had personal and efficient service and could talk to each other effortless without raising our voices. Perfect experience.
Food took over an hour and got the wrong ...
Food took over an hour and got the wrong entree but was grateful that one of the kitchen staff send us some cheese to tide us over and my meal was still very good. Didn't get a ton of attention from the server till things took forever then he was fairly attentive. They did take my entree off the bill which I appreciated.
When you think of Tavern, you imagine it ...
When you think of Tavern, you imagine its inviting dining room with a towering three in the center and skylight over it. It's a great place to sit and sample their outstanding food and wine list. We loved everything we ordered, from burgers to scallops to hangar steak and chicken—even the Brussels sprouts were great.
Unfortunately, that isn't the whole story. If you don't make a reservation far in advance and request the Dining Room, they will probably seat you in the bar (Blue Room). That can be okay, but it's usually it's so crowded that the insane levels of noise will drown out any and all conversation. And some nights they have live music in the same room, so for its ambiance, it's no place to have dinner. You may also be seated in the bakery area in front, which has all the charm of dining in a Yum-Yum Donuts.
Go for the fun bar scene and people watching. Go for the wonderful food and wine. But if you're not in the dining room, maybe go across the street.
Happy Holidays at The Tavern This was t ...
Happy Holidays at The Tavern
This was the second time we've held our small company staff holiday lunch at The Tavern, and we will definitely book again in the future. The atrium room is a great place to sit, as you get the natural light of the day without it being too hot (like a greenhouse).
We had a late lunch reservation so most people were wrapping up their lunches when we arrived. This led to a bit of a rocky start to our experience in that our server didn't get to us right away, but she was very apologetic and more than made up for it with excellent, attentive service from that point forward. She was actually quite good... pleasant, friendly and professional. Great recovery!
The food is always great at The Tavern; our staff loves it here. Wonderful appetizers (especially those bacon wrapped dates--YUM!), terrific array of main course selections (fish and steak to die for as well as killer burgers and abundant salads) and oh-so-fabulous desserts! Not a clunk in the bunch!
Thanks, Tavern! See you next year... and for many Happy Hours to come!
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.
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