Ease into your brave quest with the new outpost of Taste, now open just above Sunset Boulevard.
You know the original Melrose spot, where a seat on the busier-than-ever front porch gets you reliable food, stiff martinis and a view of the comings and goings across the street at comme Ça. So your expectations won't be shattered next time you're (much) further west, coming home from the beach or the canyon and in dire need of a cold beer and a Kobe Burger with Cremini Mushrooms…all the better to ride out rush hour in an area with few other options.
As of now, you have your choice of two bright, narrow dining areas—we like the small bar (shocking) in the back of the right side. But the plan is to have a new indoor-outdoor area take over the front of the room, hopefully by summer. And fingers crossed for a full liquor license by then too—for now it's beer and wine only.
But you've made a lot less work.