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There’s a focused simplicity of Lane’s food: buttery Umbrian lentils; grilled bread smeared with fromage blanc; a perfectly medium-rare steak rough-sliced and served with balsamic fingerling potatoes.
Menu and chef are fantastic here, as are the ambience and music. Crowd can be obnoxious and the service is absolutely horrible. It is also quite pricey. Toss up.
Justin Pike comes up with a new drink nearly every day, and the list changes seasonally. But the Braveheart, a perfect marriage of scotch and ginger -- cool heat -- remains an off-the-menu favorite.
Holy f&*@ the brunch. Everything we tried was delish. Sticky bun, short rib hash, and French toast were standouts.
I don't think you can go wrong with ANYTHING here. Drinks, food... it's all delicious!!
Aquavit & Absinthe in 1 cocktail? Bring it. Also...Italian fried rice is must-do.
Over-rated. Great space, good service, good food. Could have been better. Daily menu, hard to build a consistent refined menu. They should try a seasonal menu.
Try the soft scramble, light and delicious. 🍳
Phenomenal food and tasty specialty cocktails. Great for a date or a group of friends. —Alexis
Cocktails!! Classic and delicious. Also wonderful for brunch or dinner. Anything you try will be tasty - be adventurous. You won't be disappointed.
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.
The chicken-and-waffles situation: amazing. And ask for the off-menu Braveheart cocktail.
Order the fried chicken & waffles, short rib hash, and a grilled tomato sandwich on the bill of fare. Don't skip the sticky bun.
The menu is clearly influenced by a Mediterranean mindset—there’s a whole section devoted just to pasta—and Chef Lane is adept at both the simple and the surprising.
Truly great ambient and even better staff. Don't miss any of Justin Pike's creation with Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
Brave hearts all day
Sit upstairs at sunset. Savor a cocktail from downstairs.
Hands down one of the best places to dine in LA!
The Tasting Kitchen hails from Portland, and chef Casey Lane and his staff serve up delicious, fresh food in the Northwest style with French undertones.
Don't read about this place. Just do it.
i'm a dessert monkey, and i suggest ordering the ricotta fritters. the deep fried batter, creamy ricotta, maple syrup, and squirt of lemon is a party for your tastebuds.
Recommend the 6 course tasting menu if you are with a big group. It's a great way to experiment with the menu. Great service and ambiance.
highly recommend having dinner at the bar...Justin is the best and you get your drinks served wicked fast.
The best restaurant on Abbot Kinney. Upscale cocktail bar is great on date night.
This place is great have the Croque Madame.
Over-rated kitchen has good mood, good menu , good music and good people.
Service at the bar is excellent. So is the pasta. So are the drinks. So is the ambiance. So is Jesus. Enjoy.
The Savory Waffles with stuffed sausage is amazing!
The branzino is served as a whole fish, so it's definitely shareable between two people. That, and it's pretty boney even after they take the skeleton out in front of you, so watch out as you chew.
Here's a lobster plate. Delish!
Order the Tasting Menu-- special and amazing surprises from the chef. It's a true culinary delight!!! Worth every earned penny. And the drinks... Wow.
This place gets it.
Try the Golden Ticket ... Yum! Pisco, passion, lime, and honey ... So different from all ordinary drinks. Great place for cocktails!!!
Wait time... 1 hour ...on a Monday night.
Come here for drinks, sit at the bar and order. The best way to experience Tasting Kitchen!
Try the tomatoes, egg and polenta mmmmm
Best Manhattan around! Now for the weak of heart or light of wallet though.
Pricey... but it was worth it. The food is flavoursome!
Great food & drinks. The service can't be beat!