Westside Tavern

4.6 based on 690 reviews
Cuisine Type American
Price Range $30 and under
Neighborhood Westside

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About Westside Tavern

Westside Tavern is a social, urban-minded restaurant, featuring seasonal chef-driven California Tavern Cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, local craft beers and a boutique wine list.
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  2. Drink Menu
  3. Dessert Menu

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4.6
Excellent
Based on 690 reviews
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Moderate
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Never disappoints, the menu is always fresh.\nGreat service, our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.\nWe had a group lunch and everyone had a great meal. \nWest side tavern has become a great location for meeting lunches and dinner before a movie for me.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Needed to find an easy place to get to for a meeting inviting people from all over LA. The location and parking was great. The service was excellent. I had the Chop Cobb and found it perfect. For after a movie the bar looked great - of course didn't partake this time.\n\nHighly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a great place for lunch. Easy parking, good varied menu and they do take reservations for lunch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Once the food was delivered, our waitress disappeared, but the food was very good. We had a lovely lunch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food in a pretty convenient place. It was a good place to have a lunch meeting.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My friend and I enjoyed our meals. We had the grilled cheese short rib sandwich and chicken avocado sandwich. Both were delicious. For dessert we had an apple pastry with cinnamon ice cream. Awesome.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant is conveniently located to the movie theters and has a good selection of pre or post movie food. The wait staff is very friendly and attentive. The flatbread pizza was great and so were the crab cakes. However the veggie burger was a little soggy and the lentils were ok.\nOverall, I would give this restaurant another try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I hadn't been to this restaurant in quite a while. The food was better than remembered and the service was fantastic.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were greeted by a hostess who did not seem to want to help anyone and just wanted to be nasty. The food is very average and expensive for what it is. Our server was nice. We will not be eating here again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always the food is excellent... very tasty, good portions. A little expensive, but it is what it is and the quality and excellent. Our service was great until paying with my usual credit card, my card was declined. On my arrival home I found that there was about $3000 of goods fraudulently charged to my card and my account had been frozen. When I gave her a second card, she was less than friendly with a decided edge to her voice and manner which my guests noticed. A bit embarrassing, servers need to learn that there can be many different reasons for a card to be declined, not just that you are a deadbeat!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Waitress was a little stand offish when we didn't order right way. We wanted to\nenjoy our wine first.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Huge fan of this place!! Cobb salad here is amazing and they have a great wine/beer selection too! Highly recommend stopping in to try it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server was fantastic! It was my daughter's 11th birthday celebration and he brought out ice cream, cake and candle right on time as a complimentary gift.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great lunch place! Can get a bit noisy at night and don't take reservations then. Good selection of sandwiches/salads and more traditional entrees. Service is good, wine/cocktails good as well. We come on a regular basis and never disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always good and very consistent. Nice menu, good ambiance. Flat breads are a must along with their burgers and much more.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have dined at Westside Tavern many times, especially for work lunch. On my last visit on Jan 17 for lunch, we made a reservation via open table for 12:30pm. When we arrived, there was a few people queued up before us who seemed pretty frustrated that there was no hostess. When it was our turn, we approached the blonde hostess and she just gave us a sourpuss look. She said nothing at all and just stared at us. I responded by saying 'Hi!'. She sucked her teeth and said nothing. My co-worker and I exchanged looks and were baffled. I told her I made reservations and she snapped back 'NAME??'. I told her and she pounded my info on her computer. She when even further to correct my reservation b/c apparently I should have provided her with my middle name. WTF?\n\nShe grabbed two menus and just started walking. We sat down and she left. She said nothing else. \n\nThis bothered us the entire time so at the end of the meal, I ask my waiter (who was fantastic) to please let the manager know that this was completely unacceptable. He apologizes but then said that in the hostess's defense, she was up there all alone and the manager was supposed to help.\n\nWhat kind of establishment is this?! This is poor management, poor service and hideous training. \n\nToo bad. Food is good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a really great lunch at Westside Tavern. We shared a hummus starter that was great! I opted for the fish tacos, a 'special' that day. They were delicious! My friends also raved about their selections.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Chicken Caesar salad didn't have any taste, had to ask for cracked pepper and lemon to liven it up. Didn't really care for the chicken. Chicken, avocado and bacon sandwich was mediocre. String beans as a side dish were just delicious as was the apple pear tart. Waiter was good.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was just ok. Nothing to write home about. Food was good, service was where it was supposed to me. various menu items to choose from. Try to have the service not touch the top of the plates where the food goes though. That was nasty.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfectly located when going to the movies. We had a sandwich which we split. It was delicious and the service was perfect. Wonderful gentleman handling our table. We were out in time and saved a little room for popcorn. Always go there when I go to the movies with my friend.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food came out timely and hot off the grill, and our waiter was attentive. Everything from the soup to salads to burgers/sandwiches/chicken was delicious. There's nothing fancy about the restaurant in terms of ambiance to merit going there for special occasions, but their food always comes out solid. We'd go there to grab a nice bite after a movie at the Landmark or for a mid-week lunch.\n\nWe only took issue with the hostess, who should improve her communication and customer service skills. Not only did she lack phone skills, but she did not bother to help the clear line of guests awaiting to be seated, but rather egregiously allowed a pair of guests who had just shoved their way to the front of the line to cut in front of everyone else. The pair at the front of the line had to stand up for themselves and say something. Restaurant personnel should be able to strike a balance between appeasing rude customers and making sure their other, cooperative customers are not inconvenienced/slighted.\n\nOther than that, everything was great and we would return again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Diner was good - service was good. The variety on the menu is very interesting and there is always something for everyone.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant took over from another seafood restaurant that was cozy and had wonderfully fresh seafood. I do not recommend it in it's new form because it was overpriced, terribly noisy (nothing to absorb the sound), and COLD for an evening's meal. Santa Monica in the winter can be cold and rainy, which it was, and we had a hard time getting them to close the windows. The service was ok, I will not go there again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was great, friendly service, and quickly served.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We eat here on a regular basis. Food and service are always good/excellent. Specials are wonderful, especially the pasta and lobster roll. Great place for lunch or dinner. No reservations after 4:45 so dinner will involve a wait.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We always love eating at Westside Tavern (even if we're not going to a movie). The flatbreads and salads are terrific, and you can make a meal just from the apps and veggies. Generous portions and fresh ingredients plus friendly wait staff (and bartenders) make for a fun lunch or dinner with friends.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went in for lunch. Easy access from the parking structure and great ambiance. Would recommend for lunch or dinner or happy hour. Great place!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I loved sitting at a table near the windows. Food was excellent as always. Prices seem to have been hiked up a bit. I think menu is priced too high tho food is good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is the freshest and MOST DELICIOUS I have tasted anywhere! \nEVEN their simple BLTA with chicken is a cut above ANYONE else's‼️ The sweet potato fries are made to perfection! The service is always good and the servers very pleasant. \nCan't say enough good things for this restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is a zoo! Especially at dinner and sometimes at lunch.\n\nThe food is good - better than most corporate feeling restaurants. The problem is their reservation policy is awful (none at dinner - and waiting at lunch) - and the lack of flexibility in the kitchen. \n\nIf you would like something baked instead of grilled - forget about it. It's a line style kitchen - and I don't think there's a chef - just cooks who make the food on an assembly line. That would be alright if the food was great - it's just not. \n\nIt's an example of location being so important. This is similar to hillstone restaurants. If another similar restaurant opened nearby, the Westside tavern would have to get better. Until then, it will treat customers like cattle and the food will just be good enough. \n\nIf you're going to landmark theaters, there are so many other neighborhood choices close by that care about their diners and prepare the food to order including la serenata and nizam. \n\nI wish this were better - it's a great space and location. If you'd like your meat or fish burned on a charcoal grill, then this is your restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Westside Tavern is a rarity: a GOOD restaurant in a shopping mall. While the mall has seen better days, Westside Tavern has consistently creative food options, a full bar, and a comfortable and quiet environment in which to enjoy them. A great place for pre-/post-movie dining (since there are movie theaters upstairs).

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always start with the poké & please don't under estimate the fulfillment that the trout entrée will bring 😬

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

OMG, Westside Tavern has hit rock bottom. The wait staff is clueless and the food mediocre, which is why there were so few people there at lunch on a Sunday.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The chicken club sandwich was delicious! Great service, comfortable booths. Wonderful stop before or after a movie at the Landmark Westside Pavilion. Never had a disappointing meal there. The burgers are also really noteworthy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service and food. Chicken, bacon club sandwich was delicious. A perfect meeting place for my friend that lives in the valley, we always meet there. Easy parking and good food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Westside Tavern has a good ambience -- active but not overwhelming -- and has good food and good service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect spot for pre-theatre dining. Good food, good value and convenient.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Scallops cooked to perfection. The grilled 3-cheese is my go-to though!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We celebrated my friend's birthday and we went for an early dinner. Service was great. The bbq chicken flatbread and the peach burrata salad were excellent - will go back again and order the same thing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Without question the best bar food on the Westside. The sandwich-and a-side is properly priced and makes for a fine lunch or light dinner. The dessert bread puddings are to die for. I can honestly say that I've never had a dish that I didn't like. But be prepared to wait if you're planning an evening movie at the Landmark Theatres and a dinner, since they take only lunchtime reservations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our go to pl;ace after /before the movies and they now take reservations, which they did not when they fist opened! Crab cake is wonderfu (ask for chili aioli) as is the burger. Service good, too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had my favorite lunch...grilled cheese with tomato soup...delicious. My friend had beets and a green salad that was delicious as well.\nI'm so glad they take reservations at lunch. Helps so much. Parking is always avail in the structure so it makes for an easy lunch...no parking hassles.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious cauliflower and Mac & cheese!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food. The wait staff was efficient, knowledgeable about the menu. Food came to the table quickly. The one negative, seating was slow even if you had a reservation. Crowd at the hostess station.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious, service is always great. This is a great spot for friends or business lunches.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

There must be a new chef and there is definitely a new bunch of wait staff, all leading to a rather mediocre experience. We've been going to Westside Tavern for years and it seems to go through good times and down times and this is definitely a down period. About the food, the waiter told us that the chef had to recook one of our orders, and another, the chicken avocado club was difficult to eat since the chicken was a thick slab of meat and cut in a half sandwich rather than the traditional triangle club style. Other dishes were okay. One of our party never got a service setting even though the waiter was asked and in general the place was sparsely filled. Even the three people at the desk seemed not to know what to do when our party arrived and we had reservations for a table that was wheel chair accessible. We'll likely try one more time and maybe by then the chef will be more experienced and the wait staff better trained.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We stayed in the area and found the place through Tripadvisor. We had crab cake, mushroom flatbread, trout, and lamp dip. I had the first 3, all very good. The look of lamb dip was not what I expected, but it was the order of someone else in our party. So I could not say how it was. In fact, we are very pleased with the restaurant that we went back again the next day for the exact the same food. It was still very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Definitely recommend the BBQ Chicken Pizza.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I eat at Westside Tavern several times a month. Along with a great regular menu the daily specials always keep things fresh. I'm a big fan and am looking forward to my next meal there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always something wonderful on the menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was amazing. The service was adequate, although the waitress did not pay much attention to our need for refills once she realized we weren't going to order a lot of food. I will continue to go there and recommend to others and, while I realize that waitresses are dependent on large orders and tips for income, there is no requirement that two ladies watching their weight order more food than they need. As it was, we were unable to finish our flatbread and hummus. Food was delicious!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I'd been here before but couldn't wait to come back ..\nIt was even better the second time .. service was fabulous as was the food!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is my go to place when meeting clients for lunch or drinks on the Westside. The food is usually wonderful, tasty and creative dishes without being too trendy. Today food not as good as usual, and the host (new I think? White guy, short, brown hair) was rude to my client when he arrived and fumbled around with finding our reservation with no smile or eye contact. I was not happy when my client told me how he was treated! This is an aberration though, usually the hosts and wait staff are friendly and efficient. Talk to that guy please or give him some training! :-(

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dishes were all good, but a bit pricey for a 'mall' restaurant. Service was lacking. Not much interaction with server, and when he refilled our ice tea, it was warm! That shows a total lack of interest in your customer. It really ruined the entire lunch experience.\nIf there were other choices in the mall, I would definitely choose somewhere else. They are fortunate that they don't have much competition. It's just convenient.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very convenient lunch location\nGreat diversified menu\nHealthy low calorie choices\nComplimentary parking\nMy favorite: Cobb salad

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a good bet! Great food, dependable and consistent. Nice specials!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have eaten here numerous times and the food is always of great quality and the service wonderful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was surprised by how good our lunchtime food choices were. My friend and I shared the tempura green beans, and even thoughI don't love green beans, I scarfed these up - we were fighting for the last few in the bowl. We also had an entree of trout and a side of cauliflower - both very tasty. Our server was also great and attentive. The only part of the experience I didn't enjoy, was the noise level - the background music was too loud to have easy conversation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A good place for a bite or dinner before the movies.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The salmon entree was good. The service was very good.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

They are completely inflexible with any modifications or substitutions. I asked if the quinoa dish had cilantro and if they could take off avocado. The dish arrived with avocado and cilantro on top. I was told it is a new recipe and they could not take out the cilantro. I then needed to order something else. I asked if I could get the chicken and substitute a vegetable instead of rice. The waitress said the chef would not modify the order. Then we received the bill with my original order vs what I wound up eating. This was my third and final attempt to like this restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Before a 2 hour long movie at the The Landmark theater, this restaurant and bar is perfect for convenience. To avoid eating junk food at the movie theater, I ordered a glass of Pinot noir, small burata salad, and salmon burger with fries. the salmon burger lacked flavor and was not substantial. However, the burata salad and Pinot noir were surprisingly good. Hope other items on the menu don't disappoint, as I plan on returning pre or post movie at the Landmark.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

After a movie at the Landmark, my group of 4 decided on Westside Tavern for convenience and the restaurant was NOT busy. We were seated in a booth by the window overlooking Pico Blvd. We\na gin martini, a Cabernet and 4 glasses of water.\nAlso a cup and a bowl of tomato soup, a chicken Cobb salad entree, 2 Mary's chicken dinner and a salmon dinner. Our drinks and chicken Cobb salad was fine. Tomato soup was sub par. The chicken entrees were both too salty and inedible. The salmon was dry, lacked flavor and was such a small portion, probably 2 ounces. Our waiter was not very friendly and also not available to check our meals. There were very little staff to flag down about our unsatisfactory meals. By the time our waiter came by our table we decided to just box the food to go. We are not happy with our dining experience and probably will NOT chose Westside Tavern to dine after movies at the Landmark theater. At Westside Tavern our dining experience was a disappointment to say the least.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I usee to come here all the time and loved it. Not sure we'll be back. The food was terrible. The tomato basil soup tasted like tomato sauce. The service was horrible as well, we had to keep asking our server for various items.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We often stop here. Consider it a neighborhood gem. Easy parking an great before or after movie.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The dessert selection was superb!!!\nEnjoyed their signature dessert and savored every bite and calories. Definitely worth coming back just for the dessert. Bison burger was delicious and I'm glad they brought it back. A bit pricey at $20, though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and service, as always. I love this place. Trout is excellent and they have one of the best burgers in LA. Perfect if you want to also see at a movie at the Landmark.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We chose Westside Tavern to meet friends because it was close to a theater we were attending afterward. The food was good, the service attentive though not intrusive (we had a very friendly waiter), and the ambience very nice. The only issue I have with it is they could only take a reservation at 4:45 p.m. We had wanted one at 5:45 or 6, but we took the earlier one. After we arrived, there was no one in the restaurant and we stayed until 6:30. Still not sure why we couldn't have gotten the later reservation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good for casual occasion. Dinner better than brunch. Perfect for post or pre movie.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always, Westside Tavern was really nice for lunch. I had a bowl of the soup of the day - it was a yummy corn chowder! My companion had the steak and fries and they scored lots of points too! My turkey burger was decent but not exceptional. Service was really good. I love this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

HI!\nI am very frustrated that I can not be seated until my whole party is there. (this is fairly new and as a long time customer find it sad that a few have ruined it for the rest of us!) I make a reservation, the entire restaurant is empty and I can't sit down and order a cup of tea?? There was a large party seated and they were entering one by one last week and for my party of TWO, they made me wait. NOT FAIR!! I am a responsible adult and would not sit if I thought the person I was waiting for would not arrive on time. (I am always early) When I said to the hostess that maybe I should make a reservation for one and then ask my friend to join me when she arrived, I got a scolding about 'how dishonest I was!' What???? \nANYWAY, the place is great otherwise!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We took a long time friend who is in failing health for lunch here. At the last minute, I ordered a strawberry shortcake for a substitute birthday cake. The server made sure this was on a decorated plate with a candle. Our friend glowed (literally) as he saw this. Plus the shortcake was heavenly, good old fashioned with a bit of a twist. lingered for quite a while but were never made to feel like we overstayed. The lamb dip is a 'cannot miss' item here. Thank you. One word of warning, street parking during the day is severely time limited as we later found out.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

A little underwhelmed on this visit. Got seated by restrooms; even with a reservation. Wanted the lobster roll but didn't have. Service just ok.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our group was having a Christmas lunch and one of our members could not make it because she wasn't feeling well. Our server was outstanding in trying to find something that she would like. \n\nWe all enjoyed our lunch and then were given separate checks which I really appreciated, because I am usually the one who is trying to figure out what everyone owes. (I know - the stereotypical ladies group!)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife had the corn soup and it was excellent. You could taste the sweetness of the corn and it was very creamy. Also the halibut cervix he appetizer was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Successful and fresh food for a casual business meeting

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Westside Tavern food was less than excellent. I had a Caesar salad, fortunately with the dressing on the side because the dressing was so thick it was like a spread. The dressing was also lacking in taste. The chicken did not taste fresh (I envisioned it coming from prepackaged bags because it was uniformly cooked and diced). My friend ordered the soup and was similarly disappointed.\nThe service was on par with the food. Our waiter very quickly stopped by the table right after our food arrived, perfunctorily asked how everything was and moved on to the next table so quickly I didn't even have time to request ground pepper for my salad. Not only was ground pepper not offered when the salad was served, salt and pepper wasn't even provided in the table set up.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Friends did a last minute get together and Westside Tavern is usually our first choice. Food was great, the cocktails tasty, and our server, Alice, was wonderful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Westside Tavern is one of the best overall go-to restaurants in town. The menu has a range of dishes for all tastes, and palettes. Everything is well prepared from great burgers, tempura string beans, to excellent fish dishes and meats. There is great selection at the bar. Service is friendly and efficient. It caters to both the movie crowd in the complex, as well as people who make it a destination for a casual lunch, business get-together, or a relaxed dinner. The pricing is very fair across the menu. Never disappointed after many meals there. It's one of those places that is always consistently satisfying.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I work down the street and my wife came by for a quick birthday lunch. there are many places\nalong pico between sepulveda and overland, I wanted something a bit more classy for my\nbirthday and even though I did not mention the birthday to the staff, it was a very nice dining experience

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The crab cakes were a dud. They did not taste homemade and the accompaniments were very acidic and sharp.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The appetizers were large enough to be considered lunch. The flat breads were inventive and delicious as was the lamb sandwich. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was out in a timely fashion. Love the large booths.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good service. Food always consistently good!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Innovative food without being too trendy and comfortable booths which allow for conversation with dining companions.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've come here many times and had excellent service, but today it was lacking. I will return, the food is very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A great spot. Always packed with a wide range of clientele. Great menu with regular changes. The burger will always be their best dish but they have lots of elegant options too.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The ambiance is inviting and most of the food is quite good although somewhat expensive. The soups, salads and French Dip are my top choices. Stay away from the Pastrami Reuben. One member of my party of four made the mistake of ordering it. The pastrami was tough and rubbery (which I confirmed with a taste) and not up to the standard of our otherwise delicious meal. The Landmark Theater is just a short escalator ride away making Westside Tavern a good spot for dinner and a movie.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were going to see an afternoon movie at the Landmark and decided to have lunch first. I suggested Westside Tavern as it is so convenient. We shared a great sandwich which prevented us from gobbling popcorn. We went a bit early and the restaurant was quiet and comfortable. It can get very crowded at lunch and noisy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great burgers! Fabulous sticky toffee pudding. Have never been disappointed in the food here.,

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had to wait 5 minutes even though arrived early for reservation. Server was great. Food was very good, but a bit pricey. Drinks were pricey. Free parking up to 3 hours, no validation needed. Movie theater is steps away. Loud noise level. TV in bar area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Server started the lunch off with such a positive attitude. The Mushroom flatbread was a perfect starter as was the hamburger and tempura green beans which Kent that the 3 of us had more then enough to share. We topped it off sharing a sticky toffee birthday lunch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We hadn't been here since it first opened and decided to try it again. The atmosphere is very pleasant, although way too noisy. The food was delicious, and the price was right. We had a very pleasant lunch and will return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Another fine dining experience. Great food and service but skip the Caesar salad.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love this place - frequent it on business at least once a month - the only complaint I have gotten from business associates is that it was a bit noisy - but the noise level has never bothered me - I recommend this place all the time.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have been going there for a number of years and they must have changed chefs because the food was not that great; the service was mediocre and the man who seated us was almost hostile because we were suggesting a table and not a booth. We won't be going back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We stopped going to the Westside Tavern months ago because the food took a nose dive and the service was surly. We decided to try again and the Lamb Dip sandwich was fabulous, as it used to be and all the other dishes were really enjoyed by our party. also I want to mention that the service was delightful. We'll be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is always solid, as are the comfortable booths and nice ambiance. Service this time was a complete letdown. He didn't introduce himself (big build with a beard), he raced through the specials, he didn't check on us after we received our entrees, he forgot to bring a requested refill on my friend's club soda, and either he took a break or finished his lunch shift because he never returned and another server brought the check and finished the service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Not sure what we would do if it were not for the Westside Tavern. Consistently good food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Westside Tavern has an interesting, eclectic menu and solid service, making it a good place for a west side business lunch. Since it is adjacent to the Landmark Theatres, it is also an ideal location for a pre- or post-movie dinner.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was great - an Open Table reservation when we arrived on time was honored immediately, even with a long line!! The waitress was pleasant , and checks from waitress and bus person gave us immediate refills on drinks without having to ask. Food was so good and generous portions, whereby I had to take my entire lunch home because the tempura string beans were OUTSTANDING, and filled me up!! First experience with Open Table -great!! Open Table fixed a problem whereby we had a gift certificate for a restaurant that closed, and within minutes I could purchase another....Thank you..

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place has gotten too crowded. The food is pretty good, but it's not worth the wait. I had reservations for 1:15P and didn't get seated until 1:35P. Too difficult to have business lunch when you have to rush out after eating.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Westside Tavern is our go to spot for weekend lunch. Food and service are really great!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I enjoyed my lunch there on a Saturday. 4 of us ordered steak, cheeseburgers and mushrooms flat bread. The flat bread was incredible especially the crispy crust part. Cheeseburgers were good too just slightly salty to my taste. The ambience was nice and relaxing. We will come back again to try their dinner and cocktails in no time.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Love this place! Getting in can be a challenge, but great food and warm and highly competent service!'

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Directions don't say it's located inside a mall. And, there's no signage in parking garage to guide you.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great stop before our movie. If you can actually get in (no reservations for dinner Saturday night) they move quickly to accommodate your movie time. Food is delicious and theater is an escalator ride away.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

service was excellent, food tasted good. enjoyable eating lunch there.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Consistent in great food and service. Love the Mac n cheese, grilled cheese, burger, Caesar salad.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great spot for lunch before the movie. I had a great turkey burger that was very juicy. The service was good

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This is my go to restaurant for a quick bite before the movies at Landmark Theater. The food is very good (the sea bass tacos were amazing). They produce good cocktails and have a more than decent wine list (with many wines by the glass). The service is prompt and polite.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was perfect. Food, excellent! Service by Tim, wonderful. Thank you Westside Tavern. We love it there!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent quality food and highly delicious. We had the Mac n cheese app, burger, Caesar salad with chicken and grilled cheese with tomato soup. Everything was delicious. Will be back for sure.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We arrived around 11:15 a.m. on a Sunday, and the restaurant was empty, yet we were seated next to a party of six people who hadn't seen each other for a while, hence pretty noisy. When we asked the waiter if we could move, he said 'I was waiting for you to ask.' The food was very good, and the drinks are creative; I like the restaurant a lot. Service is usually impeccable, just not this day. The maitre d' was much more attentive than our waiter.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Expensive but convenient.\nOnce seated, we waited twenty minutes to be noticed by a waiter.\nWe ordered different steaks. When they arrived the waiter couldn't tell us which was which.\nWe eat here often and normally have good service.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Westside Tavern is an excellent local eatery - food is consistent and tasty, service is always great - it is a well run place. I have been there several times and never dissatisfied

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We came for lunch before a movie. Luckily I made a reservation. The restaurant was crowded and there was a wait. We were greeted promptly by the friendly hosts and seated immediately . Our waiter was nice but he seemed stressed and we didn't see him for long stretches of time. Flatbread is delicious. I had a $10 bowl of vegetarian chili but I could not get bread to go with it.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food is always fresh and the market board specials are always seasonal, including the fish and pastas. There is a choice from 3 or 4 sides that come with the main dish. Flatbreads, sandwiches, dips, salads and soups. They do not generally serve bread and butter. Very busy for lunch--but take reservations before lunch crowd.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent fresh food and great drinks. Service is always friendly and knowledgeable.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

What do you do when you're meeting friends at 11am on a Monday on the West Side? Westside Tavern, of course! What's not to like? they open at 11am, there's parking, it's a great atmosphere and the food is unfailingly great. This time I had the butter poached lobster roll, and my friends had the Cobb Salad and Salmon burger. Plates were cleaned all around, and occasionally, eyes rolled back in sheer joy. (OK- that may have been just me.) I love the open yet cozy atmosphere of this place. It gets a little noisy at dinner/ bar time, but not painfully so. Service is always great and prices are reasonable. Oh! And the coffee was TERRIFIC!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Love this place, especially the appetizers. I treated the girls to our Xmas luncheon and they loved it. I especially loved my Steak and finished it all...

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Westside Tavern is my go-to spot! I love to sit at the bar and grabbing a bite to eat — especially before catching at movie at the Landmark Theatres upstairs. Their drinks are sheer perfection, their burger is one of the best in town (and I don't often eat red meat!) and I'm addicted to their Brussels sprouts and cauliflower.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Best turkey burger in the world! We loved our server.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Fantastic food and cocktails -- the wine list has a bit of everything without being too intimidating, and the smaller plates really shine. Don't miss the flatbreads and seasonal salads.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

fantastic food and service. parking was a little hard because it is connected to mall. but worth it

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everyone in our party at Westside Tavern enjoyed their choices, and we would definitely go back for their large, diverse menu and interesting, busy 'scene'.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always consistently delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Unexpected find for lunch before a matinee; bet it's the same for dinner before or after a movie. Not very generous with wine pours but food is very good

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

In my opinion Westside Tavern as gone down hill in the food department.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We were really disappointed. There for lunch, then a movie. But usually love it.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Westside Tavern is in a great location with easy parking access. The food is prepared with exceptional ingredients with a great presentation. Loved it!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

First time visitor, food was real good, and the server was so very nice with a smile the entire time. Just the restaurant was real loud. Other than that, thumbs up!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food and a relaxed environment. Great for groups.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Refused substitution from potato to sweet potatoes even at manager level. Not worth the effort or the money

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Whether its before or after movies, or shopping at the Mall, Westside Tavern offers consistently good food, with good choices. If you are are vegan or vegetarian you can find something to eat.\nThere is also a good bar.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The one reason I go to Westside Tavern is for that burger. It is probably my favorite burger in Los Angeles. When I go, everyone in my party orders it because...why would you order anything else? The fries are just how I like them and it's just a great tasting burger. \n\nWe also had the green bean appetizer for the first time. Mmmmm and that chili aioli? Even better. \n\nWe used the aioli for the burger too. Took a 12/10 burger to a 50/10. Love this place. I'll keep going back as long as the burger continues to please.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I wasn't too adventurous. We each have salad and it was very good. Service excellent. If you could get a booth that's the best. And they have quite a few

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Ideal for lunch between Santa Monica & Beverly Hills.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I was fortunate enough to be introduced to this gem by a customer of mine as a spot to meet for lunch. Without fail, every time the food has been delish! This time I was torn between the shrimp po' boy and the lobster roll. I went for latter. I have never had a lobster roll. It was on a wonderful hot dog style roll, freshly made, of course, and the lobster had just the right amount of butter on it. That was all that was necessary. Awesome! \n\nThe service is always good. The kind of place where everyone is helpful and never obvious. Just right.\n\nIf you live on the Westside or even if you want somewhere to go after a movie at Landmark Theatre, this is the place. This place would be well worth the drive from anywhere.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Wide variety of choices of deliciously prepared food. Excellent formal service with a friendly atmosphere. Great for business meetings as well as friends.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Our server was attentive initially, but she either was overwhelmed or just wasn't into serving us. I asked for salt and pepper, which never came, and when I got a refill on soda, it came in a glass with lipstick on the rim. I didn't bother to send it back thinking I wouldn't be able to get another before I was finished with lunch. My dish was the pasta special, and that was it. Pasta, on a plate. No bread, no parmesan cheese, no salt and pepper, no vegetables, no nothing. I get that I could have ordered that a la carte, but you'd think a $16 'Special' would be more than a small lump of pasta.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always an excellent meal and wonderful ambiance! One of my favorite 'go to' places. Their flat breads are amazing and unique.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Westside Tavern is one of my favorite go-to places on the Westside. Don't be fooled by its location attached to the mall; that reflects nothing of it's quality. When I want something with a menu that will please anyone and is consistently good, this is it. Beautiful, wooden interior. Bar is nice to sit at. Don't miss their cocktails, chicken liver mousse, and sticky toffee cake!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Went for lunch and had a very nice relaxing and satifying meal. The cheeseburger is one of the best arround. And the salmon burger is hevenly. Portions are good and very satisfying. Service was very good also. Nicely decorated and good view of the street scene,

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food is always credible, service excellent and fast. The best place to dine in the area before you see a film at the Westside Pavillion. You don't even have to move your car!\nMy only complaint is that it's too bright (not because of their lighting but because they don't block the light from the windows facing Pico) depending on where you are sitting you can't see the people across from you because of the glare.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The lobster salad was outstanding, along with the salad that was mixed in with it.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The restaurant was phenomenal! We had an amazing experience. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Looking forward to dining at Westside Tavern very soon!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We were pleasantly surprised with everything, from the all California craft beer selection to the delicious sandwiches we ordered. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgable. We will definitely be returning.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food and service excellent as usual. Brendan was attentive and accommodating to our group of 10. The only negative was, for us 'older' folk, the loud music. But that was a minor problem when compared to all the positives. Thanks again for continuing the high caliber standards.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We enjoyed great baked Atlantic striped bass w/baby Bok Choy, Chinese chicken salaf, Mushroom soup, arugula salad, chicken club salad among 4 of us. Service was good. Restaurant needs blinds for tables facing street to block out sun which is too bright for diners facing that direction.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent service, delicious food, attentive and knowledgeable waiters.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We have been to Westside Tavern a number of times for dinner and always have enjoyed the food. However, Westside Tavern does not take reservations for dinner. So you need to arrive by 5:30pm on a Saturday evening if you are going to a movie at the Landmark Theaters. However, I was able to get a reservation through Open Table for 4:45pm on a Friday afternoon (the last reservation for lunch) and we had a leisurely and enjoyable early dinner before our 7pm movie. We were seated in a spacious booth & the restaurant didn't start filling up until 6pm on Friday.\n\nI had the Red Quinoa & Kale, which was excellent, & my husband had the Jonah Crab Cakes, which he liked and has ordered before. We also ordered the Warm Sticky Toffee Cake....and it was so large that we couldn't finish it. It was quite delicious. \n\nOur server didn't have much personality and we had to ask what the specials were. So I rated him only 3 stars. We have had better servers other times we have visited Westside Tavern.\n\nOverall, I recommend this place. I just wish you could make reservations for dinner.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Table not ready at reserved time, nor 15 minutes later. \nRude ladies at the front desk. Manager Chris unhelpful, and not interested in trying to please his customers. \nWill not return.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We've been to Westside Tavern many times but this didn't go well. The service was awful and the food not much better. There were three of us. My two friends ordered hot dogs and I ordered a hamburger -- they all come with french fries. The food came and both hot dogs tasted like there was something bad in them so my friends sent them back and ordered a different meal. One ordered the grilled cheese sandwich and soup. We nibbled on our fries and I ate my burger. When the grilled cheese sandwish came, it was without the soup -- the server said, 'didn't you order french fries' but my friend said she had re-ordered the soup and sandwich so she came back with the soup and took away the half-eaten fries, which I'm sure she would just toss out but HAD to take away. Several times we had to literally wave our arms to get the attention of our server -- he and his two colleagues were frequently just standing and hanging out -- but never walking by to see if we needed anything so we had to nearly stand up and flag him down. We all agreed it would be quite a while before we returned -- there was really nothing good about eating there.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I really enjoyed this restaurant in the heart of Westwood, next door to Westside Pavilion. It's on the street level, but has the underground parking from the rear with the first 3 hours free. Very nice booths with wooden tables, spacious, calm. The service was terrific and the menu very healthy with lots of fresh items to choose from. I loved the crab cakes and the oysters. Menu is very well priced. The only catch could be the dim lighting. But it did not bother me as I did not need to read anything in small print.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Decent tasting food, but small portions with slow, inattentive service, and very high prices for what you get.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This restaurant offers friendly, excellent service along with great food choices from starters to complete meals. The flatbreads are exceptionally tasty. You will probably want to return there many times to try their variety of choices.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food here is always reliably good and the chef comes up with some interesting combinations. I really enjoyed the persimmon and burrata appetizer. Great dishes to share, like the flatbreads and a reasonably priced wine list, although not extensive.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The liver mousse is worth the trip alone, fabulous! I'd pass on the quinoa/kale salad next time however.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We were a group of four adults and one baby, so the server had a lot to take care of and did so very well. The cocktails were quite good, though expensive. As for appetizers, I would recommend the poke and the raw oysters. The calamari was fine, but the portion was too small.\nMy companions liked their burger, steak, and lobster salad. My mushroom flatbread was delicious, but people should be aware that the 'bread' is more cracker-like than bread-like.\nI would definitely go back and try other menu items as well.

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