The Tasting Kitchen

Modern American

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The Tasting Kitchen -- a chic Venice hotspot -- offers a daily-changing menu focused on seasonality in New American cuisine. The kitchen creates shareable farm-to-table fare like gnocchi with creamed nettles, butter lettuce salad with lemon-tarragon vinaigrette or wagyu ribeye with chanterelles and white oak truffle. The lofty, brick-walled space is marked by wood beams and an upper level library-turned-dining room with views of Abbot Kinney. The bar pours from the Old World-focused wine list and churns out craft cocktails like the Members Only, combining aged rum, lime, Fernet and mint.

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  • Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants 2014, 2016 — Los Angeles Times
  • 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2015 — LA Weekly
  • Best Bars 2014 — Food & Wine
  • LA's 75 Best Restaurants 2014 — LA Magazine
  • Zagat rating of 4.4 out of 5

Menu for The Tasting Kitchen

1633 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Charming, Intimate, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Meet For A Drink, People Watching
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (310) 392-6644
  • Private Dining Room: No