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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
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.
Having been to all of Suzanne Goin's restaurants multiple times, I definitely think Tavern is my favorite for business lunches. The main room has a very high glass ceiling with coverings for each table so it feels very airy and bright, perfect for a midday meal. The food is always flawlessly executed and this was no exception. Mixed olives and a grilled shrimp cocktail for appetizers. Two of my guests had the fish tacos, one had the carving board daily sandwich (which was brisket on sourdough baguette) and I had the Larder Cobb salad, which is a colorful bonanza of vegetables (sweet potato, beets, avocado, tomatoes, garbanzo beans) perfect for a summertime lunch. Portions are generous, flavors are focused and the overall experience is always worth the effort, which is why I keep coming back.
Nice place for lunch. I would not want to stay longer than an hour because the tables are close together so noise level is fairly high and you can hear the conversations at the tables around you. The fish tacos were so hot. I wish I had a choice for a milder option. The servers were very attentive. Not sure I would be a repeat customer. Seems great for a young crowd but not for baby boomers!
My three friends and I had a fun lunch at Tavern on Friday! I ordered the 3 for $14 salad (my choices were chicken salad, udon, and broccoli), which was fabulous--very fresh, creative, and beautifully presented. Two friends raved about their fish tacos, and the third one enjoyed her pastrami sandwich. We shared a carrot cake--a huge piece that was very moist and delicious. Our waitress was top notch--very friendly, efficient, and professional. I was surprised how noisy it was as usually it's quiet enough for us to carry on a conversation without having to shout. Not so this time! All in all, our lunch was outstanding though.
Fabulous food, including wide variety from burgers to vegan! Quite the hot spot in brentwood, but patrons varied from family with little kids, to group of 10 business associates, to elderly couple, to group of 20something friends.....and all seemed to enjoy. Valet was great too.
We celebrated our daughter's college graduation from UCLA there and found it to be the perfect setting for a special evening for our family. It was elegant but not stuffy, cool but not too casual. The gorgeous atmosphere and outstanding food allowed us to have the magical evening we were hoping for.
Tavern has some wonderful dishes and the atmosphere is sophisticated, and yet relaxing and beautiful. The restaurant sits in an atrium filled with trees and umbrellas, so you feel like you are sitting outside without all of the actual weather elements affecting you. The chicken w. breadcrumbs is a dish Ive had at least 10 times, never once disappointed. The salads are all fresh and delicious. The smoked fish platter is wonderfully light and fulfilling.
Hadn't been to Tavern since the first months of its opening and glad to return. Much improved. Service by Nicola was perfect. Attentive, personable and timely. The other service was not great as another tables food was brought to our table and then taken and still given to the other table. Not a good practice. Our group had the artic char, osso buco and Hanger Steak. All we're good but we're hoping for the signature short ribs but they weren't on the menu. When I come back I'm going for the burgers - they looked terrific. Menu was a bit limited and some had a difficult time finding something they wanted.
Had not been there for a while and went late on a Saturday night. The seating is comfortable and well placed. We were pretty much the last people in the restaurant and it is a wonderful place when everyone clears out and things are quiet. The staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Very good wine by the glass selection. A nice selection of cheese, and we had a vegetable dish and a chicken dish. Both were very good, although not outstanding. However, there were several other things on the menu that we would try the next time. It was a bit on the pricey side, but not overly so, especially considering the rents on San Vicente. Will definitely not wait as long before returning again.
Going to Goin on the west side, sounded great. Oy!
I was celebrating a joint belated birthday with a friend. We shared a shrimp ceviche appetizer...way too vinegary for my palate and the shrimp were both too shrimpy and too scarce. Still, I would have rated the appetizer as "fair" rather than poor. My friend had hangar steak. She liked it, I tasted it (reason for that to follow) and I found it too sweet (though very tender and properly cooked). I ordered the "signature" dish, devil's chicken. Words almost fail me in describing how dreadful it was. I tend to be sensitive to salt, so I give restaurants a pass if I find something a bit salty. This dish was so over salted that I thought of suggesting that it be put out in the woods as a salt lick for deer. Instead, I merely sent it back. (It was overcooked as well). I decided on just a bowl of soup so as to keep pace with my friend who had the steak. Luckily, I love black pepper; the soup have no discernible flavor other than that. I cannot imagine what any person not enamored of pepper would have done. Two such missteps on the same night is not acceptable.
On a "beware" note, the corkage is $25. The restaurant uses excellent glasses and decants the wine (but I had to ask--I shouldn't have had to). Not a complaint, just an FYI note.
I love Tavern, but this time I called ahead as we were celebrating a birthday and I also have a waitress that I requested to be seated in her section. They didn't do the birthday cake I had to go ask someone, and we weren't seated in the right section. Bummed about this visit only for that...otherwise great.
This restaurant could be fantastic. I had the Tavern Trio salad and it was just a little too predictable "farm to table." I am going to give it a second chance. The one fantastic item was the cookie plate which was so delicious and beautifully presented.
The reason I might not ever do a business lunch again was the service. The waiter absolutely disappeared and it became a succession of chase-down's which became a distraction and embarrassing.
Made a last minute resy and requested seating at Atrium but only bar was available. However, the bar had happy hour until 7 pm which was a plus. Took a while before server asked about drinks but all was good after our drink order.
Food and drinks were great! The music was a bit too loud in the bar for my taste. People watching was enjoyable too!
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