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Taste on Melrose

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8454 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Taste on Melrose - West Hollywood, CA
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Taste on Melrose - West Hollywood, CA
Taste on Melrose - West Hollywood, CA
Taste on Melrose - West Hollywood, CA
Taste on Melrose - West Hollywood, CA
Taste on Melrose - West Hollywood, CA
Taste on Melrose - West Hollywood, CA
Taste on Melrose - West Hollywood, CA

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Best

I recently asked Taste to cater a corporate event my company was holding in LA. Being from New York, I wasn't familiar with the local vendors but came across Taste online and the...

Worst

I went here for brunch and the portions were extremely bland and small. We waited for 10 mins as waiters and waitresses passed by our table without acknowledging us and we had to...

Highly recommend for corporate events / catering 11/15/2011

I recently asked Taste to cater a corporate event my company was holding in LA. Being from New York, I wasn't familiar with the local vendors but came across Taste online and the reviews were all positive. I'm pleased to say that they were all true! I have only wonderful things to say about the food and staff. Johanna, who leads the private events team, was an absolute joy to work with. She was organized, professional, very friendly and was willing to go above and beyond by bringing small table decorations to make the room seem warmer and festive. She made sure she knew the venue layout in advance and planned ahead regarding how and where the food was going to be prepared / served. Her staff were all very pleasant and moved effortlessly through the room of guests, making sure everyone tried each dish and didn't leave hungry. The food was outstanding and after working with several different caterers in the past, I must say that the dishes served by Taste really stood out. I would highly recommend using them for any small or large private events you have coming up. You won't regret it! more

Taste on Melrose: Good eats; Nice outdoor seating 3/27/2010

Had the following from the brunch menu, all were excellent: - white truffle oil mushroom mac n cheese - ahi tuna sandwich - crab cake benedict The pomme frites were cool because they were thinly shaved. Tasted very light and airy. Unlimited momosas were perfect...got myself a nice afternoon buzz. Great place to chill in booshie shopping area but without pretentious people. Pros: Must try the truffle oil mushroom mac n cheese more

Fantastic Weekend Brunch 3/6/2010

This was a fantastic brunch spot to find! The food was delicious, as were the mimosas and bellinis. The prices were good considering how high-quality the food was. We sampled the Nutella brioche french-toast, crab cake eggs Benedict, breakfast panini and protein scramble. Each was superb! The service was friendly and attentive and the ambiance was lovely. Rustic yet chic. Very L.A. Would recommend this place to anyone! Pros: delicious food for good prices more

Love the steak! 2/23/2010

My cousin brought me here and I have loved it ever since. The space is really cute - small and cozy and the service is friendly. The steak is one of the best I've had and I love the mashed potatoes. It gets pretty packed at night, so be sure to come early if you can or make a reservation ahead of time. Other than the cramped space Taste is great! more

A great place to sample many flavors 2/22/2010

My friends and I love to share dishes, especially when trying new restaurants. We had red+golden beet salad, proscuitto pizetta, and one prix fixe with smaller portions (perfect for taste-sharing!) of mac+cheese, Kobe beef meatballs (pine nuts and golden raisins mixed in) and chocolate bread pudding. DAAAAANG! Pros: unique food, friendly service Cons: can get loud more

I LOVE TASTE 10/16/2009

Love the atmosphere, trendy, inexpensive ( for the area). Very friendly staff. Pros: best mac and cheese more

Mediocre at Best 4/25/2009

I went here for brunch and the portions were extremely bland and small. We waited for 10 mins as waiters and waitresses passed by our table without acknowledging us and we had to literally stop one of them to say we were ready to order. I got a breakfast burrito and basically the eggs had the consistency of a sponge and had absolutely no taste. I am not sure how this place got such a high rating. Pros: People Watching Cons: Food, Service more

Great place in LA 4/4/2009

Great restaurant in the heart of Los angeles, Testing Facebook connect with this review, is going to be deleted just testing lorem ipsum lorem ipsum are this already about 200 characters? Pros: Great food Cons: no cons more

Example: great place for good bread 3/27/2009

I didnt know what to get, so i kept it simple and safe with a burger and some fries. i was pleased and felt really good about spending my money on it. The place was really jumping, but it made me want to stay longer like I would actually miss something, lol........... Pros: Example: best croissants in town Cons: What are the drawbacks? more

Nice Sunday Brunch 3/18/2009

The food was great and the potatoes and french toast were amazing. It was a bit noisy at times, but overall, I had a great dinning experience here. Pros: Food Cons: Noisy more

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY! 3/12/2009

We have frequented here a hand full of times. Albeit the food is overpriced for nothing special and the service average, the pleasant atmosphere used to be enough to offset the unpleasantries. However the last time we went there was literally our last time. We were seated close to 45 minutes beyond our reservation time and no we did not arrive late. As a matter of fact we arrived 10 minutes early. The hostess was extremely standoffish and snooty. When we were finally seated the waitress did not take our order for another 20 minutes. We had to hail down the bus boy numerous times to get service. Our food arrived cold and bland. We were so unhappy with the food and service we asked for the check early but didn't get the check for another 20 minutes. Save the time, money and aggravation, go somewhere else!! We will never come back again! Pros: COZY ATMOSPHERE Cons: OVERPRICED MEDIOCRE FOOD, HORRIBLE SERVICE more

Tasty, mellow brunch 2/7/2009

I came here for brunch on a Saturday. Started off with a couple of very nice pomegranate bellini's. Next, a bowl of fruit. Very nicely cut, but a bowl of fruit for $6 is a bit steep. Oh well, another sip of the bellini's smoothed over any worries about paying $6 for some fruit. Next, the Crab Cakes Benedict and the Mushroom Lasagna. Both were quite good, though the crab cakes were a more special than the lasagna. Our server was very nice, the food came quickly, and the over mood was nice and relaxed. Nice way to spend a lazy Saturday! Pros: Good food and drinks, nice atmosphere Cons: A bit pricey more

Rudest host & hostess I've ever encounted in a dining experience 1/14/2009

I passed Taste a few months back on my way to Lucques and thought this place looked cozy and cute. So I made a reservation for my best friend and I to try it out that weekend. A lot of disappointment was in store! Unfortunately, we arrived 20 minutes past our reservation, and once we arrived the hostess informed us they gave our table away. That was expected, since we were afterall late. So we agreed to wait until the next available table opened up (they told us the wait would be about 30 min.). We were the only ones waiting at the time. About 25 minutes of waiting, we noticed more and more people arriving (apparently many people did not make reservations that night). My girlfriend and I sat back and watched every last person (who came way after us) get seated. Finally, after 45 minutes the host approaches us and the couple next to us and informed us that we would all be seated in a few min. Finally, I thought! The host returned and seated the couple next to us, but not us! We just sat there like idiots waiting, but he never came back for us! So I got up and asked him why weren't we seated, to which he responded ""Oh, I thought your table would be opening up but its not available yet."" I told him that we had been waiting almost 1 hour and every person that came in was seated except us. He then said, in a rather nasty and condescending tone, ""Well you WERE late."" WTF? I told him, ""you know what, nevermind. I don't think we'll be eating here after all."" My girlfriend and I then went to retrieve our car from valet (only good thing about this place-cheap valet and super nice attendants) and here comes the host shouting, ""Your table opened up afterall! Do you want to be seated??"" I turned to him and shouted ""H*ll no"". All that punishment for arriving 20 min late! I DO NOT recommend this place! No cust service skills AT ALL. Pros: Valet-cheap and friendly attendants Cons: Rude host/hostess, bad customer service more

Taste 12/9/2008

This place is definitely overrated. And you're paying for the name/atmosphere. I had the ahi burger and it was not great at all more

Great 12/5/2008

How did i not know about this place? This place is great.. The people are cool and the food is delicious more

Mediocre at best. Nothing special. Lots of other great places in L.A. 11/24/2008

At best, this place is mediocre. I had the kobe beef burger. It came with caramelized onions, which I don't care for (I think they overshadow most things). I asked for raw onions instead and the waiter seemed annoyed, as if these caramelized onions were something a) special and b) were really going to make this meal. It also came with fancy mayo and I prefer mustard. Since I'd never had kobe beef, I wanted to taste it rather than the condiments. Again, the waiter seemed annoyed. Except I eat out often and I'm used to waiters being annoyed. I don't care. When you're paying nearly $20 for a burger, I damn well want it how I want it. There was nothing special about my burger except that it was nearly raw despite asking for it to be cooked medium rare. The environment was nice enough, typical LA-cafe, but nothing special. Overall, I'd never make a point of going back. more

Very average 11/17/2008

Went here with some friends and tried many things... the ONLY thing I was impressed with was the truffle mac and cheese. The burger we got was burned on one side and undercooked everywhere else. The drink barely had any alcohol. Not too impressive. more

Taste is in a catagory of its own! 10/2/2008

So, I do not ordinarily write or respond to food critiques. However, after reading the last review of Taste I feel compelled to say something! I LOVE Taste. The menu has influences from across the globe. I bring my family, friends, and business colleagues there to satisfy their every craving. Whether it be Indian, Chinese, Italian, French, Californian, Creole, Comfort... you cant go wrong its there! Pros: service, food, patio, monday wine night, cocktail menu Cons: weekend rush more

Average food/Terrible service 10/1/2008

I have eaten here twice and I find the food to be okay, not great, but nothing to write home about. What bothers me more about this place is the dismal lack of customer service. I was seated on the front patio when several termites fell from the overhang and into my food and coffee. When I pointed this out to the waiter, he quickly referred me to the hostess/manager and guess what? She moved us to another table, no apologies, no embarassment, no kidding! She even seemed annoyed that I wanted to replace my coffee. It's a good thing I was finished with my food. Needless to say, I am clearly baffled why this restaurant is still open... Pros: Close to many better restaurants Cons: Food and service more

Great brunch! 9/30/2008

I used to eat out, A LOT. For a month I tried almost every West Hollywood restaurant for their brunch. This one had a great menu, super-friendly and helpful waiter, and a great deal on their carafe mimosas (wink, wink). Tight, cozy atmosphere and my entire party enjoyed their dish. Fun place with celebrity sightings and great for people watching. We had the breakfast panini and breakfast burrito. Personally, I liked the burrito better. Pros: Everything Cons: Nothing more
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  • NOW OPEN: TASTE AT THE PALISADES Homespun Culinary Tradition With Plenty of Sophisticated Twists. Updated American Comfort Cuisine and Eminently Moderate Prices. Now with Full Bar and a great HAPPY HOUR! "Taste has something to offer that few of the...

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  • Unlike some of the nearby high-end restaurants (and shops, for that matter), this indoor/outdoor bungalow is unpretentious and friendly. Sitting two-by-two along the covered deck or at...

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10pm Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am-3pm Brunch: Sat-Sun 10:30am-3pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central LA, West Hollywood

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