We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Historically and Culinarily Charming” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tam O'Shanter

Tam O'Shanter
2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
323.664.0228
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Tam O'Shanter is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #266 of 7,973 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: American, Irish, Pub, Scottish
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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!
Los Angeles, CA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Historically and Culinarily Charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

While Disney Fans might initially be interested in this restaurant because of its historical significance as one of Walt's favorite restaurants, or because of its involvement in the recent "Tomorrowland" film marketing activities, they will likely return because of the great food and charming surroundings. Whether sitting at Walt's favorite table or kicking back in the more casual sandwich bar, it's a nice place to consume a lot of prime rib, creamed vegetables, and nostalgia.

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

137 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    60
    50
    19
    6
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Omaha, Nebraska
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
85 helpful votes 85 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fresno
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Templeton, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Tam O'Shanter also viewed

 

Been to Tam O'Shanter? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Tam O'Shanter, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.