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“1st class experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tam O'Shanter

Tam O'Shanter
2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
323.664.0228
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Ranked #235 of 8,558 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: American, Irish, Scottish, Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Boyce
Description: Delighting diners for 90 years, the Tam O'Shanter is Los Angeles' oldest restaurant operated by the same family in the same location. Enjoy good cheer, warm hospitality and exceptional food in a cozy old world atmosphere. If you have some Scottish ancestry, you might even find your family tartan among the extensive collection decorating the walls!
Omaha, Nebraska
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“1st class experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

the food was thoughtfully prepared, the menu had a wide selection, the service was very good...overall we had a very positive experience..

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fresno
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Scotch Eggs, French Onion Soup, Prime Rib, Lobster Is On Point!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

This place is the best for all Scotish food!! Scotch eggs are great and Prime Rib is done right!!! Great service!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Templeton, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Old "Hollywood" style fun restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Good service (eat in the bar area) and tasty food. Be warned, the portions are large yummy pub food; you may attempt to eat all then food on the plate because it tastes so good. Good venue meet friends and have a good meal. Be aware that parking is an issue, but they have valet service.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Eat in the Bar!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

The Tam was once the hangout of Walt Disney and Old Hollywood stars. We go early and grab a seat in the bar/lounge area. You can order the full menu, or just get a sandwich or apps. The full dining room is great for larger parties or special occasions. The John Wayne table is a good one. The food is not stellar, but it is consistent. Don't order anything that seems too creative, they are best at the classics: Toad in the Hole, prime rib, etc. the best thing about the place is the Snow White and the Seven Dwarves amosphere. The lounge will have locals, it's not a terribly touristy spot. Check their website for live music.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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130 reviews 130 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Good Food but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Everything from the steak to service to ambience was great. The only thing I did not like was their parking policy. Tam O Shanter does not allow self parking on their restaurant parking lot. When you enter the property there is a sign that says "ABSOLUTELY NO SELF PARKING". They require you to get down and let them valet park your car. That to me is a turn off. I truly don't understand whey they insist on this rule. Diners should be given the freedom to park their own cars. They if they need assistance turn to the valet parking attendant. It is sort of dictating on the diner. And the fee is quite stiff at $ 3.75 ! Are they afraid that they will not be tipped enough? I would have given this restaurant a perfect 5 rating.

Visited June 2013
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