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“Service stands out”
Review of Taste on Melrose

Taste on Melrose
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Ranked #29 of 435 Restaurants in West Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
Cross street: La Cienega Blvd.
Description: Taste on Melrose is Melrose Avenue friendliest neighbor, homey yet sophisticated. With its relaxed setting, updated American comfort cuisine and eminently moderate prices, Taste on Melrose offers everything that people are looking for in a neighborhood restaurant. Located in the mids of the swanky stretch of trend setting Melrose Avenue with the likes of Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenburg. Taste on Melrose is a neighborhood favorite for stylish Angelinos with a preference for elegant surroundings and a comforting, laid-back dining experience.
Lurgan Co-Armagh
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Service stands out”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Staying nearby and wanted to try it out. Our female server was just wonderful. Incredibly charming and entertaining. Only pity was part of both our meals was not warm. When taken away it took quite a bit of time to bring back and the potatoes had only been reheated. Wonder what took so long. However won't be out off as the waitress would bring us back.

  • Visited September 2012
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New York City
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wow! Can't Believe the Hype...”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Wonderful service, great atmosphere, attentive response to complaints but unless you like an ENORMOUS AMOUNT of sugar, honey, salt, BBQ sauce, cheese, and other condiments applied generously to your food, I'd advise you to avoid Taste. This is unfortunate because I really like this long running food enterprise since they are' loco-vore' etc. and the people working there are more than responsive. We ordered a quinoa salad 'for the table' and, though the dressing was listed as including honey, which I would normally avoid, it pretty much destroyed my 'delicate' taste buds for the rest of the meal. The pork chop was an incredible cut of meat but way over seasoned as was the BBQ Kobe meatballs and Mac n Cheese. Well, I'm sorry, I'm just frothing at the mouth about the heavy handed chef and the glowing reviews this place receives but then again, I've never been a fan of main stream chef-ing, preferring to let food be simply prepared.
My mouth lives in Japan.......

  • Visited September 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Best food ever (one of the best on our 2week trip) Had the tatar which was one of the best i ever tasted. For main I went for their pork chops which also was on spot with great meat and taste of cummin. For dessert we went for the applecrust thing. I will definitely go there again!

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Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best service in LA.”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Have come to Taste every business trip to LA and even though it is quite a hip atmosphere you never get the impression that you have to be a certain age to get the ultimate in service.
The food is excellant and very affordable . The menu has a great variety of above average cuisine. Overall a really great experience . They are always busy but never had a problem getting in with a short wait at the bar.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank kateobrien
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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Exellent meal!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Stopped here for lunch/Brunch on a Sunday. WOW!
Party of 5 with 2 kids (8 and 12) and even thought it was a hip scene, they were very accommodating and gave us a nice table outside. The Brioche French Toast, the Fritata with the chicken and veggies, and the chicken crepes were excellent and the grilled cheese with short ribs was delectable! The only dish that needed a little something was the chicken Club. The chicken needed something more and the whole thing was a bit dry. Used some of the garlic aoili and that helped, but it was just a bit too dry. They were a bit busy so the service was very good, but could have been a touch better. (refills on drinks etc...). All in all a fabulous meal!! Highly recommend!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank OhioFoodiegirl
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