The occasion was brightened by my 22nd birthday dinner at the even more venerable than I Tam O’Shanter Inn where every visit is an adventure. Not only is the cuisine special but the charming olde Irish setting recapturing the 19th century provides a charming escape from the familiar restaurant aura.
Though the Tam is closely identified with nearby Glendale, it’s actually the oldest family owned dinner house in Los Angeles. Awaiting your arrival at 2980 Los Feliz Blvd. a reservation call to (323) 664-0228 will provide your passport to fine dining at sensible prices. Request a table in server Jonathan’s station for the ultimate in hospitality.
The Tam is a Lawry’s operation which assures about the best Prime Ribs you ever tasted and there’s rotisserie roasted chicken or grilled fish of the day plus my favorite side dish, the creamed spinach, a full bar, and an excellent wine list. If you must have dessert, try the made-to-order and oh-so-sweet soufflé of the day which must be ordered when selecting the main course. The Tam has adjoining valet parking and accepts all major credit cards. Lunch is in the sandwich bar but that’s another column.