11648 San Vicente Blvd.
Brentwood, CA 90049
Critics' Pick

Anne Fishbein


  • Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sun.-Thur. 5-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5-10:30 p.m.
  • $$$
  • Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
Tavern, Suzanne Goin's Brentwood bistro, takes the idea of "starters" seriously. These are no mini entrees and no creative acrobatics on the plate here. Instead, you'll be reintroduced to the simple pleasures of a salad, perhaps one composed of sautéed mushrooms over greens, or maybe farro with cubes of cheese and roasted squash, perked up with pesto. This is one of the most gorgeous restaurants in L.A.; the tall back room with its mirrored walls and indoor trees creates a magically romantic space. The hum of the "blue room" in front, where the bar faces casual seating, feels clubby and fun, a more relaxed option for drinks with colleagues or a less serious date than the back room would signal. Once you've moved on to the entrees, perhaps brisket with lentils and horseradish creme, or fish with a puree of root vegetable, and pored over the fantastic wine list, you will have remembered what a true California bistro is all about, before offal obsession and bro food took over: a focus on produce, and simple technique, and clean, modern, welcoming hospitality and cooking. - Besha Rodell breakfast

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