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Tam O'Shanter

4.6
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4843 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Tam O’Shanter is a dining legend in the heart of Los Angeles, where you will find the charm of a Highland inn. The qualities that built our reputation- superb food, outstanding service and a dedication to honoring our guests with the highest quality in value- are as strong today as when we first opened our doors in 1922.

Support Tam O'Shanter during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4843 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElizabethM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patio dining was wonderful, no noise, quiet ambiance. Great food, great service.

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vipLettuce
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was really great! The food was delicious and the service was exceptional!

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ChrisE
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Outside is desirable these days, but why did hostess seat us in the sun when there were plenty of shady tables available? Attentive staff would've seen us struggling in the glare. We ended up sliding table into the shade ourselves. Love this landmark, and I'll go back. But service could kick it up a notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good customer service. Great food.

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JenR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, and great place to unwind.

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LeticiaT
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Food was ok ... not worth the price. Staff was friendly, dont think I will be returning any time soon

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LeoH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

We have been to Tam O Shanter many times during the last 20 years and this was our worst experience
the prices of the prime rib have skyrocketed
every time we come during the past few years the prices seem to be higher and higher
the quality of the food was not what we remembered
the freshness of the salads was not what we remembered
And now also because of COVID-19 the wearing of a mask and a face shield of all the staff is very bothersome
overall we were very disappointed and will not be returning to Tam O’Shanter anytime soon

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LauraS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The outside patio is wonderful, the food was fantastic and the restaurant is very wonderful on keeping Covid free.

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CherylM
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the Tam. It's our favorite place to dine in LA. It was our 42nd anniversary and we always try to eat there on our anniversary. We had our Grooms Supper there 42 years ago. When my brother passed I order a shot of 21 year old Scotch to toast him. The Tam is family

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smilin49er
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We felt safe eating at Tam OShanter, as they appear to be taking all the necessary precautions. We are very grateful. All that AND delicious food!

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viprkmusik
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, good food, but extremely overpriced.

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catdad
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

New server gave us very good/attentive service! Food was very good, but I still like the Lawry's Prime Rib better.

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DennisA
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very quiet due to light crowd. Every other table and late dinner. Was nice

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BrentU
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always great food and great service in a fantastic atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Food was terrible, used to be better
Servuce - so so

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Janeeboo
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always food and service is excellent

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Billow
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the Tam.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just started venturing out now that restaurants have reopened. Was very pleased with all the precautions taken by The Tam. Enjoyed dinner in the very nice patio area and while it’s not quite as charming as the classic dining room it’s still a lovely night out.
Support this local treasure during this uncertain time.
They’ve done all they can to make it a safe yet still enjoyable experience for you.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fish and chips are delicious. So is the brick chicken. I love the bar tenders...fantastic people.

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MCGH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first day back after reopening during the pandemic. Once we arrived at our reserved time, we were taken care of quickly and the seating was adequately distanced from others. Everything else was great. Our waitress wore her mask and did try to keep the right distance when necessary for example when taking our order. We were happy to be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Father’s Day lunch with family was special thanks to great food and service. The Tam made the COVID requirements barely noticeable and made for an enjoyable mealtime

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good Social Distancing guidelines and practices. Food was good as usual. Portion of the Filet Mignon was a bit smaller than I remember. All in all a great dining experience

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DIANEH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience at Tam O Shanter. Tables met for social distancing

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ShawnM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for my 15 year old daughters birthday, her choice. She wanted to sit at Table 31 and they accommodated. The service and food were amazing, as always. The changes made to accommodate for the Pandemic were perfect but did not affect the experience, other than we definitely missed the Chocolate Soufflé! But we will just have to go back when the full menu returns! The outdoor patio remodel looks amazing!

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vipBeverly
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Loved sitting outside!

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JeannieG
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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Lonnydon
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Tam O Shanter did not disappoint. Strange to see it so empty, due to social distancing, but glad they were open for us to celebrate a special birthday.

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Paulina
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

During this COVID time, I could not have felt safer while dining in at the Tam O’Shanter. Safety guidelines did not impede the feeling of a sense of warmth and welcome from the professional and courteous staff.

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JessicaT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome staff very nice , food was great went twice in one week!!

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vipTravelmom28
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch. Restaurant did a good job following Covid-19 dining rules.

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SherriC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So great to eat out and be served by friendly (covid) observant staff. Food was wonderful and dad had a big smile the whole time for his 89th birthday

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vipDebraA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Reopening after Covid is hard, and we were ready to forgive the bumpy service and the less than appetizing ambiance. But the food came out clearly warmed over, with skin over the gravy on the mashed potatoes, and was just terrible. We will not be back.

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vipYvonne72
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, we always enjoy a date at The Tam!

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vipAPUR
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Great service! Amazing outdoor space. Dog friendly.

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MikeR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we went to the Tam O'Shanter for it's first day back taking customers. They were welcoming, careful, and protective. It was as if we were eating with family. They were amazing and went above and beyond to make us feel protected. Everyone was wearing masks and matching shields. There were less tables. EVERYONE WAS FRIENDLY. this was an amazing night. Oh, and of course the food was fantastic. JUST BRING BACK THE CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE PLEASE!!!

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vipSapphire
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Reception desk was rude and unaccommodating when I asked to be seated not too close to other tables. She said no.

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CADdiningout
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It would be nice to see a few new choices at the carver station.

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JimH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We always love Tam O'Shanters for our special occasions. The food and service are always excellent.

FAQs

Tam O'Shanter offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 664-0228.

Tam O'Shanter is rated 4.6 stars by 4843 OpenTable diners.

Tam O'Shanter does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.lawrysonline.com/gift-cards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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