Taste on Melrose

4.6
2678 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Brunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
Taste on Melrose is Melrose Avenue friendliest neighbor, homey yet sophisticated. With its relaxed setting, updated clean American comfort cuisine and eminently moderate prices, Taste on Melrose offers everything that people are looking for in a neighborhood restaurant. Located in the mids of the swanky stretch of trend setting Melrose Avenue with the likes of Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenburg. Taste on Melrose is a neighborhood favorite for stylish Angelinos with a preference for elegant surroundings and a comforting, laid-back dining experience. Now with new large bar and al fresco courtyard seating.

Special Offers

Half off Bottles of Wines of Mondays!

Enjoy half off bottles of ALL wines on Mondays! Have a romantic wine dinner or fun lunch with friends.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 5 November 2018

Ends: 6 November 2117

Availability: Mon-Thu 16:00-18:00

Thursday are Little Fridays!

Enjoy half off martinis every Thursday! Come thirsty.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 1 November 2018

Ends: 2 November 2117

Availability: Mon-Thu 16:00-18:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The music was a bit annoying after awhile. It was a constant drum beat only and that is difficult to hear when it is constant. Our waiter was very nice but not attentive. Seemed he had to many tables.

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HH
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Energetic atmosphere. Always consistent

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Experience

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AM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My 29th birthday was everything .. great service ..

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JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and value! Great service and atmosphere!

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JA
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Very slow service; basically one waiter for everyone on one of the rooms. Had to return one item and waited forever to get it back. The meatballs were a bit too “mushy compared to the last two visits .
Disappointed this visit !

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k
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Taste on Melrose is a great place for a casual, weekend brunch. The food is tasty, there’s a great variety of options and their cocktails are creative. I’d recommend Taste for anyone who’s looking for a great brunch before an afternoon of shopping on Melrose.

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SN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my fave dining spots! Pork chop is delicious! Great cocktails!

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A
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun and a lot of different patio and food options !

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Just stay away from their beef, it's more of plastic than beef.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great as always. The atrium indoor/outdoor space could’ve had better places umbrellas for the sun and the fans turned on.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Whenever we get to LA we always love to hit up Taste. Consistently great experience whether just drinks or an extended meal.

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G
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere! Such a beautiful space. Our Mac and cheese came out dry and the Manager Brad was super nice he had it remade with more sauce and it was delicious. Our Server Morgan was so attentive! We come to LA every month and we will definitely be coming back to Taste on Melrose.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Am I the only one who finds servers who keeps interrupting your conversation with a friend/when you’re chewing food just to ask you if you need anything when you literally didnt ask for anything?? I have to avoid having eye contact with them and they still do that... Why do you do that? It’s quite annoying to be honest and makes me feel like they’re rushing me out of the restaurant, this doesn’t make me wanna tip more you know... anyway, food is amazing

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Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Ahi tartar was very good, slight smokiness that was unusual but worth ordering, pork chop was good, mac and cheese dry, snap peas were served with a sauce that tasted like bland salad dressing, presentation was lacking. salmon slightly over cooked, server was nice. After the Ahi it was underwhelming.

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GF
Miami
102 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Christopher was awesome..... truffle Mac & cheese was great

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Unfortunately, the food at Taste was not as “tasty”as I had hoped for brunch. The service and ambiance was great as our server kindly removed the french toast I had ordered. Honestly, they should remove that french toast from their menu as its extremely bland. Also, butter should be room temp!

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Comfort food in a trendy restaurant. Slow service unfortunately, but had a good time

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SM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Appetizer came after main dishes were brought to the table

Most outstanding dishes are the appetizers

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R
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Overpriced. Food was ok.

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J
Miami
94 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service and great food

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great location and ambience was everything! Our waiter was very attentive and the mimosas were large and yummy! Food was okay I don’t think I ordered the right thing but everything else looked decadent. I would recommend coming here for brunch!

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a
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I found out about TOM about 2 months ago. Each time I went was great . Great food , service and environment . Glad I found out about this place definitely one of my top brunch restaurants !

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Fathered day brunch. Food was not great. Bland and pricey for what you get. Waitress seemed moody, not too nice at first. Then she was better.

You pay to sit on Melrose Ave, not to get good quality food. Not worth it.

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JJ
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food & great service!! Love the salmon & omg the Thai cups!! Everything was outstanding!!

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LN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great brunch spot. We sat outside but didn’t feel like we were on the street. Food and service were great.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing thank you Bradley, Sean and crew. The host does need to read the notes in the reservation though!!!!

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SB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Everything we ordered was delicious. Our cocktails were great. The chocolate bread pudding was awesome and Nina our waitress was excellent.

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G
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always my favorite place in LA, I only use Opentable for this restaurant!!! The staff and Management are top notch!

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B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to Taste in West Hollywood many times, most often for lunch. This time
for dinner. It was lovely sitting on the patio and quiet enough to chat with an old
friend. The food is always tasty and the service fine. My only disappointment this
time was that on my recommendation we both ordered the Eric Waldorf Salad for our
main course and though it was delicious it had barely any of the promised chicken in it.
Not really a main course at all.

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NJ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved spending my birthday at Taste on Melrose. They were so kind the entire evening and the food was perfect.

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Great salad. Low noise is important to me. But nice music. Will be back.

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DR
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food was very good especially desserts.

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WE
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food with reasonable prices; something which is hard to find in this neighborhood. I ordered the blackened salmon salad, which came with a huge portion of perfectly cooked fish. My son enjoyed his pork chop. I ordered their basil pomegranate sangria after the waitress assured me it was not sickeningly sweet. She was right and I loved it

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The ambience and service was good. But it ended there! The food was well below average!

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Brunch fun!

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CW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Went to Taste for a friend’s birthday brunch. It was super loud and crazy there. The food was good but the mimosas were terrible. Our server was great though and you could tell they were just slammed but probably won’t be back.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

For the second time in a roll...my food came out messed up! The first time I was there...I ordered “vegan meatballs” as I am vegan!!! And they brought out beef meatballs which I didn’t find out I was eating beef until there was only one left! They apologized, comped my meal, and gave me a $20 gift card. I finally decided to use it on Saturday for brunch...hoping that I wouldn’t have any issues. Our waiter was rude!! And there was a LONG blonde hair in my pasta! The waiter didn’t even ask me what I wanted to do...she just took my plate and re-ordered it for me. The manager came by and said “I don’t know how that got in there...they wear hair nets!” I’m like, “well I don’t know how it happened either but it was cooked and smothered under the cheese sauce!” She said they weren’t bringing out another one and I said “the waitress didn’t ask me...I don’t want another one!” I ordered a salad...which they did comp me for, but I’m DONE with Taste! I used the $20 on my friends food and we left! Oh and we ordered coffee and her coffee cup was dirty! The waitress was just rude and had an attitude!

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Singapore
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic! Very friendly service! Nice ambiance!

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