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“Irish at it's best!!!!”
Review of Tam O'Shanter

Tam O'Shanter
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Ranked #412 of 10,239 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: American, Irish, Scottish, Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, 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!
Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

We came for dinner with some friends and enjoyed every minute of it. Our friend had not been in at least 10+ years but decided we should give it a try because the peach soufflés were so good. We made reservations and had a wonderful time, the service was awesome and the food even better. I had the diver scallops and the chocolate soufflé and I am definitely coming back again. The entire place is warmly decorated and beyond comfortable. The is a large inviting fireplace when you walk in and the rest of the place is even moe cozy. We had fish and chips, toad in the hole, pumpkin and chocolate soufflé.e erythk g was beyond fantastic, and I'm sure everything else on the menu is just as good. The staff was super friendly and funny , I highly reccomend this place to everyone!

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Thank MBbrandt
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is the first Lawry's restaurant. It has an old scottish feel and in December they have Dickens singers come table to table to sing whatever the customer chooses.
The prime rib is excellent and the service is outstanding. Friday nights there is a band that plays Celtic music and happy hour happens twice in the night.
If you are a local or just in town for awhile and looking for a good dinner or some fun Celtic entertainment on a Friday night, this is the place.

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Thank Alycia602
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

We planned a visit ith afriend in LA, and when she asked where we wated to dine, we wished to return to the Tam! Great atmosphere, with a touch of Disney here and there (one of Walt's favorite restaurants) and some of the best cole slaw we've had!
For a change we opted for the sandwich carvery menu, and loved the tender turkey and succulent melt in your mouth pastrami. Yum!
A definate must do for anyone visiting LA!

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Thank snivvy
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is just a standard restaurant. Nothing special but they think they are and charge extra. You can do much better in this area.

Thank ladinks
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Summer Market Salad was maché, confit heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, smoked bacon, toasted almond and sea salt brittle, and creamy goat’s milk cheese dressing. This was amazing! The greens were vibrant and tasted like they were just picked from the field. The corn was sweet and crisp. The tomatoes were slightly tart, lending an almost berry taste to them. The almond brittle was slightly sweet and salt made a lovely balance. The goat’s milk cheese dressing was absolutely amazing! It was almost like a buttermilk dressing with a slight goat essence. Thumbs up, way up!

Roasted Colorado Lamb T-bones was served with fava bean and mushroom hash, fingerling potatoes, smoked tomato coulis, and crispy leeks. The lamb was perfectly grilled to a medium rare. It was tender and juicy. The smoked tomato coulis complemented the lamb with a smoky, sweet flavor unlike the typical pairing of mint jelly. Chef Mark took a lot of time to perfect the flavor and definitely dressed this dish to the nines. The fava bean, mushrooms, and potatoes were the perfect vegetable pairing by accentuating the lamb flavor. Thumbs up, way up!

Pan Roasted Local Sea Bass was served with sautéed summer vegetables, sweet corn puree, and crispy carrots. The sea bass was flaky, tender, and succulent with a buttery flavor. The vegetables were fresh and sautéed to perfection. The sweet corn puree made a sweet sauce and paired well with the fish. The colors were vibrant, like a summer day in a dish – orange carrots, yellow corn puree, green asparagus. It just made me feel happy. There were a lot of different textures to keep your mouth occupied in a good way. Thumbs up!

C.C. Brown’s Hot Fudge Sundae is prepared tableside with Dandy Don’s vanilla ice cream, toasted almonds, whipped cream, and C.C. Brown’s Hot Fudge. The vanilla ice cream was so creamy and tasted like homemade. You can taste the cream as it coats your tongue with luxury. The hot fudge was amazing! It was so rich, chocolaty, and they give you far more than you need but you still eat it all. I’m serious! The fresh whipped cream and toasted almonds were the perfect touch to this traditional dessert. Lawry’s actually bought the rights to produce C.C. Brown’s signature hot fudge after C.C. Brown went out of business in the 1990s. Keeping family recipes alive and kicking is what Tam O’Shanter is all about. Thumbs up, way up!

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Thank OCFoodDiva
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