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The Tasting Kitchen

New American Restaurant$$$$
Venice, Venice
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  • Tina S.
    Tina S3 weeks ago
    The tuna melon dish was amazing. The Tagliani squid pecorino pasta delicious .
  • Ricky S.
    A good spot on Abbott Kinney to eat or grab a drink. Can get a little crowded.
  • Eater
    EaterMay 9
    The Tasting Kitchen still maintains an excellent level of quality. The room is one of the most lovely on the block and the cocktails by Justin Pike stand up to the best in town. Try the pastas. Read more
  • Danny N.
    Only had a drink here, but they make a mean cocktail.
  • None O.
    None OfyourApril 10
    Awesome. Great service and food. One if the best rest's in LA
  • Lara
    LaraMarch 3
    their home fries are just... wow
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WDecember 29, 2015
    The cocktails here are superb, particularly the Braveheart. The pastas tend to be on the saltier side.
  • Flytrybe
    FlytrybeDecember 26, 2015
    Kinda ok, trendy, hipster abbot kiney.. Venice at its best.
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackDecember 17, 2015
    Note: the worst seat in the house is the table by the host stand. Draft from front door and bar spillover crowds you.
  • AMW
    AMWNovember 28, 2015
    Always a madhouse for brunch, but the fried chicken and waffle are worth the wait.
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningNovember 23, 2015
    Wonderful food if you can do ignore the inane conversations at the table next to you.
  • Fletch D.
    Fletch DennisonNovember 7, 2015
    Great eggs
  • Fatma G.
    Fatma GencOctober 27, 2015
    Yup, it's all true. Good food, wine, folks. Share all the big plates and dessert with the cheeses
  • Julian H.
    Julian HeinSeptember 4, 2015
    We had the tasting menu and it was really good. Much better than Gjelina to be honest.
  • Merve Y.
    Merve YavuzAugust 30, 2015
    Cocktails french fries charcuteries cheese is delicious but very small
  • Yvette L.
    Yvette LiuAugust 26, 2015
    I found the purslane salad is quite interesting dish. The pastry and bread stuff are good!! The chocolate brioche!!!
  • Angel C.
    Angel C.May 18, 2015
    Gnocco fritto and clams. Delicious crunchy, crusty bread
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 27, 2015
    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
    LA WeeklyMarch 27, 2015
    The Tasting Kitchen provides seriously good daytime drinks and eats for the breeziest Venice weekend. Read more
  • Geoff R.
    Geoff ReinhardtMarch 22, 2015
    Had high expectations that weren't quite met. Definitely overrated.
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KFebruary 7, 2015
    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.
    Rachel KFebruary 7, 2015
    The best Venice spot for a boozy breakfast. The bloody Mary's are great, but I like the refreshing Cotton Club (cava, camomile, bitters).
  • Eatosaurus Rex
    Eatosaurus RexJanuary 31, 2015
    Order the tasting menu and embrace the culture. Maybe buy an overpriced coffee down the street and harass a celebrity.
  • Khalid A.
    Khalid Al-AjmiJanuary 26, 2015
    French toast was tasty
  • Craig D.
    Craig DAVISNovember 30, 2014
    The lobster pappardelle is ridiculously good.
  • Robert B.
    Robert BrisitaNovember 22, 2014
    Short rib hash expertly cooked and recommended. The yogurt adds another level of flavor.
  • Dylan F.
    Dylan FarellaOctober 26, 2014
    Come for the strong drinks and unbelievable food. Croque Madame is recommended.
  • Milen
    MilenOctober 25, 2014
    Great brunch. Short rib hash. Yum.
  • Phillip W.
    Phillip WoodOctober 18, 2014
    My favorite cocktail is the now off-menu Braveheart: scotch, ginger, lemon, honey, a dash of butters, served up. Enjoy!
  • Robert Crawford R.
    Robert Crawford REALTOROctober 18, 2014
    The best restaurant on Abbot Kinney. Upscale cocktail bar is great on date night.
  • RJ C.
    RJ CiccaglioneOctober 7, 2014
    Great date spot
  • Christina A.
    Christina AnwarOctober 7, 2014
    Brunch and dinner. Short rib hash and frites with aioli. Cocktails/mixology.
  • Kelley F.
    Kelley FerroOctober 4, 2014
    Excellent cocktails, pastas & dessert!
  • Laura L.
    Laura LachmanOctober 1, 2014
    Ridiculously small portion of halibut for $35. I thought I liked this place but feel jipped. Tagliarini pasta was delicious.
  • Loren M.
    Loren Monroe-TriceSeptember 20, 2014
    Cocktails!! Classic and delicious. Also wonderful for brunch or dinner. Anything you try will be tasty - be adventurous. You won't be disappointed.
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarSeptember 16, 2014
    Brunch was great! Short rib hash and eggs in a basket are winners as was the Bloody Mary. Beautiful space!
  • Simone K.
    Simone KrausSeptember 7, 2014
    Everything
  • Abu Aya a.
    Abu Aya aka KDAugust 19, 2014
    Great Brunch
  • Maarten P.
    Maarten PeschierAugust 11, 2014
    Try the barrel aged negroni!
  • Hien P.
    Hien PhanAugust 7, 2014
    Drinks with JD
  • Neel V.
    Neel VadoothkerAugust 6, 2014
    a good place to get some food.
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    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
  • goop
    goopJuly 30, 2014
    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
  • Burt H.
    Burt HermanMay 26, 2014
    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.
  • naveen
    naveenMay 25, 2014
    The chicken-and-waffles situation: amazing. And ask for the off-menu Braveheart cocktail.
  • David N.
    David NoëlApril 13, 2014
    Get the mussels and ask for an extra side of bread to dip in the creamy saffran sauce.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 3, 2014
    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
  • hamad t.
    hamad tarekMarch 25, 2014
    One of the best places for a tastegasm in LA
  • Robert V.
    Robert Van NiceMarch 24, 2014
    Amazing meal, so make sure you arrive hungry. Tremendous restaurant, especially for special occasions.
  • CBM 
    CBM March 18, 2014
    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.
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