The Tasting Kitchen

New American Restaurant · Venice
1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, United States
Closed until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:30 AM–2:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 411 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Erin G.
    "Sticky bun, short rib hash, and French toast were standouts."(8 Tips)
    "Order the braveheart cocktail and pair"(4 Tips)
    Rachel K.
    "... baked goods (muffins, sticky buns, French toast) makes a pretty solid..."(4 Tips)
    Julian H.
    "We had the tasting menu and it was really good."(4 Tips)
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  • cocktails
  • seafood
  • waffles
  • good for dates
  • short rib hash
  • sticky buns
  • tasting menu
  • brunch food
  • trendy
  • off-menu items
  • wine
  • great value
  • whiskey
  • pasta
  • authentic
  • desserts
  • French toast
  • lively
  • scotch
  • squid
  • AMW

    Always a madhouse for brunch, but the fried chicken and waffle are worth the wait.

    AMW · 1 day ago
  • Rem K.

    Wonderful food if you can do ignore the inane conversations at the table next to you.

    Rem Koning · 1 week ago
  • Eater

    The Tasting Kitchen, an Italian-inflected restaurant, is one of the best places on Abbot Kinney BLVD. Pro tip: Order the braveheart cocktail and pair it with one of their delicious pastas. Read more

    Eater · 2 weeks ago
  • Fletch D.

    Great eggs

    Fletch Dennison · 3 weeks ago
  • Fatma G.

    Yup, it's all true. Good food, wine, folks. Share all the big plates and dessert with the cheeses

    Fatma Genc · October 27
  • Julian H.

    We had the tasting menu and it was really good. Much better than Gjelina to be honest.

    Julian Hein · September 4
  • Merve Y.

    Cocktails french fries charcuteries cheese is delicious but very small

    Merve Yavuz · August 30
  • Yvette L.

    I found the purslane salad is quite interesting dish. The pastry and bread stuff are good!! The chocolate brioche!!!

    Yvette Liu · August 26
  • Angel C.

    Gnocco fritto and clams. Delicious crunchy, crusty bread

    Angel C. · May 18
  • LA Weekly

    From roasted grapefruit to short rib hash to multiple egg preparations, there's something on this menu for the lightest appetite or to wipe out the most serious hangover. Read more

    LA Weekly · March 27
  • LA Weekly

    The Tasting Kitchen provides seriously good daytime drinks and eats for the breeziest Venice weekend. Read more

    LA Weekly · March 27
  • Geoff R.

    Had high expectations that weren't quite met. Definitely overrated.

    Geoff Reinhardt · March 22
  • Rachel K.

    A warm roasted grapefruit with mint shavings plus one of the baked goods (muffins, sticky buns, French toast) makes a pretty solid breakfast, paired with a cocktail, of course.

    Rachel K · February 7
  • Rachel K.

    The best Venice spot for a boozy breakfast. The bloody Mary's are great, but I like the refreshing Cotton Club (cava, camomile, bitters).

    Rachel K · February 7
  • Eatosaurus Rex

    Order the tasting menu and embrace the culture. Maybe buy an overpriced coffee down the street and harass a celebrity.

    Eatosaurus Rex · January 31
  • Khalid A.

    French toast was tasty

    Khalid Al-Ajmi · January 26
  • Craig D.

    The lobster pappardelle is ridiculously good.

    Craig DAVIS · November 30, 2014
  • Robert B.

    Short rib hash expertly cooked and recommended. The yogurt adds another level of flavor.

    Robert Brisita · November 22, 2014
  • Dylan F.

    Come for the strong drinks and unbelievable food. Croque Madame is recommended.

    Dylan Farella · October 26, 2014
  • Milen

    Great brunch. Short rib hash. Yum.

    Milen · October 25, 2014
  • Phillip W.

    My favorite cocktail is the now off-menu Braveheart: scotch, ginger, lemon, honey, a dash of butters, served up. Enjoy!

    Phillip Wood · October 18, 2014
  • Robert Crawford R.

    The best restaurant on Abbot Kinney. Upscale cocktail bar is great on date night.

    Robert Crawford REALTOR · October 18, 2014
  • RJ C.

    Great date spot

    RJ Ciccaglione · October 7, 2014
  • Christina A.

    Brunch and dinner. Short rib hash and frites with aioli. Cocktails/mixology.

    Christina Anwar · October 7, 2014
  • Kelley F.

    Excellent cocktails, pastas & dessert!

    Kelley Ferro · October 4, 2014
  • Laura L.

    Ridiculously small portion of halibut for $35. I thought I liked this place but feel jipped. Tagliarini pasta was delicious.

    Laura Lachman · October 1, 2014
  • Loren M.

    Cocktails!! Classic and delicious. Also wonderful for brunch or dinner. Anything you try will be tasty - be adventurous. You won't be disappointed.

    Loren Monroe-Trice · September 20, 2014
  • Ranu R.

    Brunch was great! Short rib hash and eggs in a basket are winners as was the Bloody Mary. Beautiful space!

    Ranu Rajkarnikar · September 16, 2014
  • Simone K.


    Simone Kraus · September 7, 2014
  • Abu Aya a.

    Great Brunch

    Abu Aya aka KD · August 19, 2014
  • Maarten P.

    Try the barrel aged negroni!

    Maarten Peschier · August 11, 2014
  • Hien P.

    Drinks with JD

    Hien Phan · August 7, 2014
  • Neel V.

    a good place to get some food.

    Neel Vadoothker · August 6, 2014
  • Los Angeles Times

    The brunches, which include things like short-rib hash and bacon-stuffed waffles with fried chicken, are legend even in brunch-obsessed Venice. Read more

    Los Angeles Times · August 3, 2014
  • goop

    The food—modern Italian by Portland transplant Casey Lane—is excellent, made even better by the comfortable, leather wrapped Eames chairs, and always kind and attentive service. Read more

    goop · July 30, 2014
  • Eater

    Casey Lane's Italian-inflected restaurant still maintains an excellent level of quality. The room is one of the most lovely on the block. Try the pastas. [Eater 38 Member] Read more

    Eater · July 1, 2014
  • Burt H.

    The cocktails and food are amazing. It can take a while to get what you order and service could be better, but I'd still go back anyway because it's just that good.

    Burt Herman · May 26, 2014
  • naveen

    The chicken-and-waffles situation: amazing. And ask for the off-menu Braveheart cocktail.

    naveen · May 25, 2014
  • David N.

    Get the mussels and ask for an extra side of bread to dip in the creamy saffran sauce.

    David Noël · April 13, 2014
  • Eater

    The tagliarini with spicy serrano chilies & meaty shrimp is one of the most deceptively simple pastas in the city, the right balance of spice with umami from the shrimp takes this one over the top. Read more

    Eater · April 3, 2014
  • hamad t.

    One of the best places for a tastegasm in LA

    hamad tarek · March 25, 2014
  • Robert V.

    Amazing meal, so make sure you arrive hungry. Tremendous restaurant, especially for special occasions.

    Robert Van Nice · March 24, 2014
  • CBM 

    Squid Rigatoni blew our minds! Boyfriend is a pasta snob and he says it's the best he's ever had! Also, this white wine.

    CBM  · March 18, 2014
  • Doug Z.

    Great pastas

    Doug Zamensky · February 17, 2014
  • Dominic P.

    Get the braveheart cocktail (whiskey + ginger) - it's not in the menu!

    Dominic Preuss · February 16, 2014
  • Brandon P.

    Order the Braveheart. Off the menu. Trust me...

    Brandon Perlman · February 7, 2014
  • Andy R.

    Great for brunch.

    Andy Rosenberg · January 15, 2014
  • Michael A.

    This place is great have the Croque Madame.

    Michael Alvarez · January 5, 2014
  • Ben K.

    The service is great!Needed to change my kid's diaper and the maître d' allowed us to use the desk in the office upstairs since they didn't have a changing table in the bathroom.

    Ben Kahn · January 4, 2014
  • Christopher D.

    Uhm. Not over-rated. Get here for brunch on the weekends. Do it. DO IT.

    Christopher Day · December 29, 2013

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