Restaurant: Tavern [1, 2, 3, 4]
Location: 11648 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049. (310) 806-6464
Date: Oct 31, 2010
Cuisine: Market driven Californian
Rating: Nice brunch spot.
Tavern is a welcome and tasty replacement for the Hamburger Hamlet in Brentwood. They have a bakery, and three rooms, including a lovely glass ceiling “patio.” It’s part of Susanne Goin’s restaurant group along with A.O.C. and Lucques.
Tavern eggs benedict. Brioche and Prosciutto. The hollandaise was perfect, with a nice citrus note. This was a very good version of the classic. My only complaint was that the frise stuck in my throat slightly.
These are other peoples, but they looked good.
The sausage I tasted. Delicious, like some kind of lamb/pig hybrid, with fried sage on top.
Tavern also has a yummy looking bakery all decked out in Halloween themed goodies:
I had one each of these macaroons. They were two of the best I’ve ever had, incredibly moist. The pumpkin one tasted like my mom’s fresh pumpkin pie, and the carmel one was soft and sweet with just a little dose of sea salt.
Tavern hold’s its own as a top example of the new new modern California style, similar to other great places like Gjelina and Rustic Canyon. Or more meals at Tavern HERE, HERE, or HERE.