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Tasting Kitchen
Mediterranean Restaurant$$$
Today 6:00 – 11:30 pm
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1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, CA 90291
1633 Abbot Kinney BlvdUSCAVenice90291
(310) 392-6644thetastingkitchen.com
$$$Mediterranean Restaurant, BarToday 6:00 – 11:30 pm
Monday 6:00 – 11:30 pmTuesday 6:00 – 11:30 pmWednesday 6:00 – 11:30 pmThursday 6:00 – 11:30 pmFriday 6:00 – 11:30 pmSaturday 10:30 am – 11:30 pmSunday 10:30 am – 11:30 pm
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Hip, inventive Mediterranean option known for its creative plates, cocktails & bustling brunch.- Google
People talk about chicken and waffles, bread and butter, cocktail menu, bucatini alla amatriciana and bread pudding
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YJ W
reviewed a week ago
I always tell everyone The Tasting Kitchen is my absolute favorite restaurant in L.A. After my first bite of the mussels at Tasting Kitchen, I was madly in love with the restaurant. The mussels possessed a beautiful texture and the buttery toast was addicting soaked in the saffron sauce. The bucatini was my second favorite dish as the marinara sauce was actually spicy and the pork was extremely tender. Too bad I had to share the portion amongst 3 people. The roast chicken had a crispy skin and retained its moisture, but the taste was ordinary compared to the other dishes. However, it photographed beautifully and became the poster child for Tasting Kitchen when we were retelling our experience. The bass also had a nice crispy exterior and flaky interior. I very highly recommend Tasting Kitchen and would definitely return.
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Lorraine J.
reviewed 9 months ago
Went here recently on a whim -- friends visiting in town and they we're interested in eating in Venice, so we walked by and decided to walk in. Was packed on a Monday night and at first we were seated downstairs at a communal table, but it was too loud to reconnect with our friends so we asked about other options and they were able to seat us upstairs at our own table. Pretty great considering we were a party of 6. The food was tasty (we selected a mix of appetizers and pasta, shared family style) and would go back again.
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Emma Horne
reviewed a year ago
Came here very hungry hungover and left very full and hangover free. My partner and I both had burgers and they were amazing. Perfectly cooked, crispy bacon, cheese and a perfectly cooked amazing egg with bright orange yolk. We had chips on the side they are to die for. We were also very impressed with the pressed lemon and ginger juice. Soooo good after a hangover. Cant wait to try the chicken and waffles or the croque madame.
Cynthia Lee
reviewed 11 months ago
Really good dinner overall for us and some of our close friends. Am giving the food an "excellent" rating as everything was delicious Only issue was the very high corkage fee. Normally we don't drink but decided to bring a bottle that night which our friends gave us. I recall the fee was $35. Even for LA that price is way too high in my opinion. When it comes to service I would say it was good, but not great. Maybe the corkage fee is throwing me off there as well. If you want to go somewhere by the beach with great food, and are not drinking (or are buying drinks there) this is a good spot.
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DeCarlos Love
reviewed a year ago
I had the biscuits and gravy and it was great. Very flavorful and fresh. The eggs in a basket is good too. Chef magically wraps the egg in the French toast perfectly cooked. Will be back for sure.
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Kelly Dobkin
reviewed a year ago
Probably my favorite restaurant in LA - a close one between this place and its neighbor Gjelina. Tasting Kitchen is a must-visit if you're in LA and are serious about food. The menu changes daily but expect delicate handmade pastas, charcuterie and other exceptional small plates from chef Casey Lane. If you're a cocktail snob, you'll geek out over the drinks here and the extensive selection of top-notch liquors.