***** (5 stars)
Opened in 1922, Tam O’Shanter is one of LA’s oldest restaurants. Although it is owned by Lawry’s, the atmosphere is quite different, with cozy nooks and fireplaces everywhere throughout the rabbit warren of rooms.
As at Lawry’s, prime rib is a major attraction, but there are many other interesting dishes, some with an Old World history, such as Toad in the Hole, which here is served as a large Yorkshire Pudding filled with stew ingredients.
The wine list at first looks small, but it is simply compact. Extensive selections are available in every category, and pricing is reasonable.
Our server, Mark, was that rare mixture of professional waiter, interesting personality, and gracious host, and he made our evening a delight.
The Tam O’Shanter
2980 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039