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

Tam O'Shanter
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Ranked #237 of 9,523 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
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
Level Contributor
179 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Fresno
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Scotch Eggs, French Onion Soup, Prime Rib, Lobster Is On Point!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Mando A
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Templeton, California
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank joey l
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Toronto, Canada
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220 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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Thank Frank L
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