50 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA | Directions 9021134.066902 -118.375919
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Sunday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 5:30pm - 11pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 3pm
Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 1am
Neighborhoods: Beverly Hills
Superb Indian! – I went in sort of unsure since this was Gaylord for many years and the food there was very average. As the meal unfolded, I came to realize this place was very special. The chef clearly knows what he is doing. Now, it's not traditional Indian at all. Some of the spices have been paired down for American palates, but they've accomplished this without sacrificing flavor. It's also not served family-style. I would highly recommend the lamb kebobs, the seabass, the crab cakes, the raita appetizer, the bread basket too for variety. Desserts utilize Indian spices as well, and they were good but the real deal was the apps and entrees. Someone also put a lot of thought into the wine list. It's not your typical Mondavi. There are actually wines on there that pair with the food. Full bar too, with interesting cocktails and Charbay vodka. The lounge features Indian fashion shows, Bollywood films and ... sports sometimes.
OVER-RATED AND OVER-PRICED! – FIRST! I want to know who these people are, according to LA Magazine's article on Best 75 restaurants, Tanzore being 1 of them, who want 'small plates.' As a petite, athletic foodie, I diet 90% of my life. When I go out to eat, I want to eat. I don't want a small plate of anything, especially when I'm paying the kind of prices this place charges!
While it's true the decor is fabulous, and we were welcomed by a friendly Maitre d', and our waitress was sweet, I can't say anything other than how expensive it was for such mediocre food! They charge for EVERYTHING they put on your table (sans the plates & utensils). Our bill was $103 with tax:
1 appetizer ($15), a basket of assorted but flavorless naan ($5), assorted chutneys ($5), chicken saag ($18), Chicken Tikka Makhani ($18), assorted sorbets ($8), Tanzortini ($15) and another fancy drink ($11).
The ingredients were fresh but everything was bland. The Tiger prawns (3) appetizer ("marinated in roasted chickpea flour, carom seeds, yogurt and oven roasted vegetables") was spicy yet flavorless which I realize seems contradictory; however, the veggies were very good. The naan, as I said, was flavorless, as was 1 of the 3 chutneys, and my friend, who rarely agrees with me, agreed with me.
Since I don't eat dairy or fish, I was told there's nothing on the menu I could have! I asked if they could make me chicken saag with oil instead of butter and they were accommodating except that despite asking for spicy, it was bland. And flavorless. I didn't taste my friend's Chicken Tikka but he seemed to like it. I really wanted to like this place. I wanted to like it because I'm offended by hip LA restaurants that don't deliver and only disappoint. And I wanted to be wrong. Except I wasn't.
bad service – my friends and i were looking to this birthday dinner the whole week but soon after we were seated it was apparent we would be dissapointed. we ordered our cocktails as soon as we were seated but it took nearly 25 minutes for them to arrive-well after the appetizers were served!! we decided to order for the table and share different food so we ordered 2 each of the lamb, prawns, sea bass and chicken tikka masala. we were told food is genereally mild unless ordered spicy-we ordered 1 of the fish spicy (at no time did our waiter advise againt that). big mistake! both bass dishes were so spicy all you could taste was bitterness. so we complained to the waiter and asked for a milder order. very soon a frowning managered appeared at our table acting like an inquistor--pointing his finger and demanding "but did you order it spicy?" time and time again refusing to accomodate us. needless to say this put a damper on our mood and we didnt stay for tea or desserts. although the food was otherwise ok, it was highly overpriced and the servie and managment were so terrible that i would never go back.
Overpriced for Mediocre, Tiny-Sized Indian Food. – I admit that before entering this place, it already had a strike against it. We originally had reservations at 7:30 for 4 people, but when we wanted to add one person, they said we had to move our reservations to 8:30. Ultimately we settled on our original reservations ? but when we arrived for dinner, there was only one other party in the entire restaurant. Actually, throughout our entire dinner (2 hours), there were 2 to 4 other tables dining at the most. It was very frustrating that they couldn?t be more accommodating, especially when they were clearly being deceptive about how ?busy? they were. To be fair, the interior and the service were lovely. In fact, our server even offered to take my valet ticket out to get my car because it was cold, which was really going beyond the call of duty. Unfortunately, those were the only really good things about the place. The food was simply disappointing. Moreover, the servings were tiny. Even in LA we don't want elf-sized food. Anyways, we had the following: 1. goan crab tikki - crab cakes with crab chutney and mustard seeds. This was ok, but the batter overwhelmed the crab a bit. 2. trio of chicken tikka - each piece was marinated in a different flavor. one was marinated in green herbs, another in some pink peppercorn and a third in asparagus. The chicken was a bit dry ?3. garlic naan - this was warm and actually quite good; but each serving had only 2 pieces. I think they noticed our disappointment because they quickly added 2 more pieces to our basket. 4. tandoori chicken - nothing spectacular. 5. masala chicken curry ? this was the one I ordered and was quite yummy (but I do love my curry!) 6. saag paneer (spinach with cheese) ? this was a bit bland, and I?ve had better in divey places. 7. chicken tikka mahkani ? this was ok. 7. trio of indian desserts - none of which were good or barely edible. I wish I had liked this place better and I'm shocked at the great reviews. Did I just go on an off night?
unlike any other Indian restaurant in LA – great, modern take on Indian fare in a cool, hip atmosphere. food was perfectly spiced. will definitely be back.
Worst Service Yet in LA, food just OK – I had a friend come up from San Diego and she's a huge foodie, so I was very excited to take her to Tanzore, which had won awards for the design and whose food came highly recommended. We arrived to find they had lost our reservation, and Joe, the maitre-D (I suppose?) was extremely rude about it, saying there was nothing available and offered no apology, nothing. Finally, after the only male in the group went up to complain for the third time about how poor their hospitality was, we were finally "squeezed in" and sat down by the snooty maitre-D, still no apology for their mistake of loosing our reservation. Finally, the food came and was simply OK. The tandori chicken was dry, the scallops fishy. The only decent dish was the lamb briyani, which was made in traditional Indian style, we might as well have gone to a traditional Indian restaurant for a third of the price. I do not recommend this place at all.
$100 on Lunch? Not worth it..... – We chose to dine during lunch hour thinking that there would be specials offered.. the prices were high and the portions were... a joke. I left the establishment hungry (I ordered appatizer, lunch and dessert) and it cost me (two of us) $100 on a lunch. Not worth it.
Excellent cuisine – The establishment was beautiful, the service was excellent, the food was exquisite. I was very enamored by this Indian restaurant. Top notch quality all around. I will definitely be coming back here in the future.
Dont say HOT because you will cry.
Great service nice and Romantic Place.Beautiful Bar .
fabulous food and very personalized service – i brought my birthday party to Tanzore and i felt like a bday princess! the food is terrific, the cocktails are a treat and the entire team took great care of us.
Interesting but way overpriced. – The food is interesting, but just ok. Crab cakes were gummy. Lentil and romaine salad was delicious. Tandoori chicken was good, but there were two tiny pieces. The black cod was good. The decor is pretty fabulous. Overall, $120 without tip for an average meal in a place with cool decor. Oh, and our server belonged in a sports bar rather than a fine restaurant.
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