03/16/2008Provided by Citysearch
My family came to town and had never been to the West Coast before and thanks to the friendly staff, they will definitely be back to LA! We stayed for 4 nights and the staff in TART and at the front desk was so accommodating and kind that I know we will be back. They went out of their way to make sure my dad and brother were taken care of during the day while I went to work, making sure they knew where to go and places to visit. The staff in TART was curteous, the food was great and even the valets were nice! A definite must-stay to ensure a good time in LA.
03/04/2008Provided by Citysearch
I really enjoyed my first experience at Tart last Saturday night. The food was absolutely amazing. From the BBQ chips to the California chicken sandwich, I was very impressed. The portion size was great, and I was able to get another side besides fries without any hassle. (corn was good too.) I did find it strange that it wasn't extremely crowded for a Saturday night, but I wasn't complaining. If I had to nitpick, the portion size of the calimari was a little light. Other than that, one of the best meals I've had out in awhile.
02/06/2008Provided by Citysearch
If you want good southern cuisine do not come to TART. My friends and I went there on a Saturday night and made reservations. When you show up and the restaurant is dead on a Saturday night in LA, that's not a good sign. We all opened up our menu's and were less than impressed. A bunch of mediocre salads and sandwiches, hardly any dinner options. I ordered two sides for dinner since nothing looked good to me. I got veggies and the ""killer"" mac n' cheese. Yes it's killer since it destroyed my taste buds. If you make Kraft macaroni and cheese and add some velveeta on it with a sprinkling of crackers that was basically it. Two friends got the burgers which they thought were all right and my boyfriend got the ravioli which was boring and flavorless. Their garnish was a bunch of cherry tomatoes...exciting. I am from NC and the best southern cooking I've found so far is at Zeke's BBQ, save your money for them instead, now they have the KILLER mac n' cheese!
I gave TART two stars because the service was good, but how awful would it be to have bad service when no one else is in the restaurant?
12/10/2007Provided by Citysearch
I am a traveller and an adventurer. till date ruby tuesday was the only place i enjoyed and now i have added one more place in my list, Tart which is located in Farmers daughters Motel. I enjoyed the place thorougly, being a new restaurant, i felt like i've been visiting this place forever. it reminds me of my old good days!
this place is holy good!!!!!!the bar is excellent.....and i enjoyed my American meal along with my drink.well i would tell you people out there, Check it out!!!!!!!!!!!
i was visiting my son who lives with my ex wife in this city. I was suppose to take him out for lunch.
I am new to the city hence used the city search site where people highly recommended a restaurant named TART. I took my son there for lunch and we had a great time. We were warmly welcomed, the ambiance was great, the desert plant in the planters was extremely artistic and the patio was such a tucked away place. i enjoyed the BBQ. platter with the view while my son enjoyed his mini burgers.
Tart rocks!!!!!!! the reviews helped me to select such a fine restaurant...2 thumbs up for this place!
As i live alone in this city, there is nothing i can enjoy after office hours. So reading keeps me busy. i was returning from Barnes and Noble book store and on my way the aroma caught me still. i parked my car and stepped straight in farmer Daughter motel. i was hooked to the aroma until i reached tart. a beautiful place and great food.
now i make it a point to visit this restaurant twice a week and to be honest i found friendly ppeople in their staff.
i am an ardent fan of the chef. you rock!
12/05/2007Provided by Citysearch
i was out with my boyfriend searching a good restuarant to have breakfast as we had planned to meet my parents for lunch. I missed the meals my mom prepared, the Breakfast, lunch dinner. we happen to notice Tart at farmers daughter motel.
When i entered the restuarant, the aroma took me back to my mom's kitchen. The typical wooden flooring, the patio and great seating arrangement , everything was up to the mark. I now won't miss my mom's kitchen i know.
thumbs up for this beautiful place. A must visit place.
10/25/2007Provided by Citysearch
This play was a jaw dropper. The food , the style, the service, was all amazing. A must go to if in the l.a area. One of the things that stood out most to me was the style of this cute little resturaunt. American with a splash of style and the over all fell was just very relaxing. The variety of food , well the food in general was amazing. The service was top notch and when im in the L.A area in the near future you can expect me to visit there again.Highly reccomended.
08/17/2007Provided by Citysearch
3 of us skipped out of work at lunch for a bite yesterday at Tart and it was awesome. From the time we walked through the door till we left everything was right on target. The bartender was our waiter and he was kind and courteous at all times and did not rush us at all. Did I mention he makes a great mojito! 2 of us had the burger and fries and the 3rd with us had the grilled cheese. YUM! Everything tasted superb and the ambiance was just what we were looking for you could sit inside or on the patio. I would definitely recommend Tart for lunch any day over the other restaurants in the area. Keep it up!
07/16/2007Provided by Citysearch
3 strikes & you're out. Will NEVER go to this place again. I have been turned away at this place, not once, not twice, but three times.
The first time I went was back in January of this year, for Sunday brunch, had a nice time, food was good, wasn't crowded, prices were reasonable. I though I'd found a new brunch spot. NOT!
Have attempted to go back to Tart three times since, & have been turned away EVERY time. The first time, they said there was a private party going on, the second time, they said it was closed (even though the front door was open, not locked, nothing), and the third time, yesterday, Sunday afternoon, 7/15/07, around 1, my friend & I were told by a blond guy server that they weren't ""seating"" anyone at this time, & then he kind of gestured to the place, like it was too crowded. Now, it was busy, but it wasn't packed & once again, the doors were open, I just don't understand how you can refuse someone service like that. You're across the street from the Grove on a Sunday afternoon, heck yeah, you're going to get some foot traffic...so I don't understand how it's possible that three times in a row I've gone there & been turned away on some bs. Maybe it's a case of incredibly bad timing plus coincidence, but I'll bet I'm not the only one this has happened to. This place needs to get their act together, big time. In any case, I'll never go back.
05/29/2007Provided by Citysearch
I go to this restaurant at least 3 -4 times a month and it is due to the overall atmosphere of the restaurant. I enjoy eating dinner at a place that is comfortable, and where the service is friendly and warm. Laney is usually the person who waits on us...she is always friendly and makes us feel at home. The food is good, but it is not what keeps us coming back. Also, whoever said that the bartender is mean was definitely in line too long for the Price Is Right because she is super nice. She has never been rude to us. This is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Los Angeles.
05/16/2007Provided by Citysearch
My parents were visiting from Atlanta last week and i decided to take them to Tart. The atmosphere was so cute. The cabanas outside were so cozy (even though our heater didn't work). The portions were huge, and the food was delicious. The only downside was the bartender. My fiance thought it was hard to believe she works for tips. She had a snotty attitude and bad mouthed the management to us. It was very awkward. Luckily we were only at the bar for 1 drink. After my parents got there, we went to our table outside and the service was great. Our waitress made good suggestions and was very sweet. My mom had the pan roasted chicken. I didn't try it, but she loved it. I had a salmon salad...that was amazing. I suggest ordering a side of Mac n Cheese for the table. They bring out the cutest little cornbread appetizer too. Bottom line: Great food, great waitress, just don't hang at the bar while you're waiting for your party to show up
04/17/2007Provided by Citysearch
i figure most people who have a decent experience just walk away full & happy. those who don't, go runnin to their computers to bch about it. so here's what happened (three of us, one came late)
plate of calamari: not bad, nothing special
two bottles of their $40 wine went away like no tomorrow
steak sandwich w shoestring fries--really good but i didn't finish it--was supposed to be med but came out rare i still ate it cuz i'm a pig
big ol chixen salad--looked like somethin from cheesecake factory or red robin. she didn't finish it
some pasta dish--she didn't finish; i didn't taste it.
was there bread? i don't remember. service weren't bad. you can go out to the patio & smoke if you like
we were the noisiest ones there go figger. other than us it was quiet
lots o reverb in that place. could've been romantic for the other folks i suppose. i hope we didnt wreck it for them. kinda like that cliffs edge place on sunset: you like the place, you feel good being there but when you think about each dish separately, no big deal & you feel just a little ripped off. this is a good place to chill & eat.
This is one of my absolute favorite restaurants. I live right around the corner so me and my husband frequent this restaurant. They even make room for us to bring our infant in a stroller in. The ""tinis"" are amazing and the food is very comfortable. Indoor and outdoor seating. Super nice staff.
Decent menu, decent service, decent prices. The food is nothing spectacular - very much just okay. The menu choices are fine, but the quality of the food is just...well...I'll say it again - okay. Small portions, too. Oh well.
01/07/2007Provided by Citysearch
There is lots of potential for Tart to be a Happening Spot! It has such a cool facade, it intrigued me and my friends. My dinner experience was very disappointing. The menu items were not delivered as described. I ordered the shrimp and pasta dish with portabello mushrooms and asparagus with chopped tomatoes, but there weren't any portabello mushrooms or asparagus anywhere on the plate. My friend ordered hash browns and got home fries, do they know the difference? I would love to see this business do great, but this is an important part, deliver what you promise!
12/04/2006Provided by Citysearch
Once you've stayed in hotel chains you will appreciate a hotel with a personality :) Every time I visit LA the hotel is improving in its own way. It's nice to root for a privately run hotel in this world of chain hotels. I feel like I'm some place special staying here, without the crowded scene. A centrally located boutique hotel with a great restaurant and the best shopping experience in LA right across the street. I miss the cute boy who used to work the front desk though :) And dry cleaning, thai massage, 24 hour pharmacy on the same block. If you're going to be out and about in LA returning to the oasis vibe of the hotel is a great, calming way to end the evening.
11/02/2006Provided by Citysearch
Went on a Sunday for lunch and it was pretty empty. Their menu was pretty basic and I didn't see anything I haven't seen else where. Asked for their fried green tomatoes but for some reason they only made them for dinner. Decor was different than typical LA restaurants so that was a nice change.
10/25/2006Provided by Citysearch
Our group recently stayed at The Farmer's Daughter Hotel and were delighted by several things - the funky, fun nature of the rooms and the hotel grounds; the friendliness of the staff; the good food and service at the hotel restaurant Tart. We asked for same-day seating for 20 people and the smiling staff said ""no problem."" Then we did the same the following weekend, again with no problem getting the last-minute reservation, and again with the same friendly service. Our group enjoyed prompt, attentive service and a delightful variety in the menu. Great dish: Spinach ravioli.
10/16/2006Provided by Citysearch
I visited TART a few times when it was still very new, and each experience was drastically different than the last - different menu, different staff, but I think they've finally sorted out the identity crisis. The past three times I've been with my co-workers we've been helped by the same very sweet waitress (ask for Laney), and -gasp- the menu has had the same offereings!!! It seems that TART has adopted a shape up or ship out attitude and finally tightened the reins on the kitchen. Our food came out in a timely manner, was presented beautifully, and tasted great! The prices have been toned down, and they offer beautiful martinis made with fresh fruit. They bring out complimentary cornbread in adorable cast iron pans, but we still get the Upside-Down Nachos to start every time. The Angel Hair with Ahi is to die for, and my friend loves the ribs. Trust me. It's taken some time, but I think TART has proven to be well worth the wait!!
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Primary Phone: 323-450-2235
- Payment method
- debit, all major credit cards
- Price Range
- With a stay at Farmer's Daughter in Los Angeles (Fairfax District), you'll be minutes from Farmers Market and The Grove. This hotel is close to TCL Chinese Theatre and Dolby Theater.
- Central LA, Mid-City West
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Parking: Street, Valet
Price Range : Average
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Pets Allowed: No