The Tasting Kitchen

Modern American

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Overview

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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ACCOLADES

  • 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

Brunch Drinks

Wines X the Glass

  • Champagne, Brut Selection, Gremillet
  • Lambrusco Rose, Emilia. Cantina Della Volta
  • Moscato D'asti 2014 Piedmont de Forville
  • Commanderie de Peyrassol, Rose 15 Provence
  • Nebbiolo, Rosa Del Rosa 2015 Piedmont, Sperino
  • Chardonnay, Macon-Loche 15 Burgundy, Clos Des Rocs
  • Favorita, Langhe 2014 Piedmont, Malvira
  • Pinot Bianco, Terlaner 2015 Alto Adige, Terlano
  • Sancerre, Les Fredins 14 Gitton, Loire
  • Arneis, Langhe 2014 Piedmont, Ghiomo
  • Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2015 Felici
  • Nebbiolo Bramaterra 2010 Piedmont, Tenute Sella
  • Barbera, Dasti Strja 2013 Piedmont, Montestregone
  • Cabernet, Vigna Mare' 2014 Colli Euganei, Il Mottolo
  • Sangiovese, Chianti Classico 2012 Villa Pomona
  • Nerello M+c, Etna 'A Rina 2014 Girolamo Russo
  • Pinot Noir, Bourgogne 2013 Jm Pillot

Coffee / Tea /

  • Espresso Americano stumptown
  • Macchiato
  • Cortado 4 Latte
  • Cappuccino Coffee
  • Cold Brewed Iced Coffee
  • Truffle Mocha
  • Truffle Hot Chocolate
  • Lemon Ginger
  • Fresh Mint
  • Chamomile
  • Earl Grey Dragon Well Green Tea
  • Breakfast
  • Green Chai
  • Finest Jasmine Pearl
  • Sencha
  • Roobios pot chado

Soda Juice

  • Housemade Soda
  • Lemon Ginger
  • Mint Cucumber
  • Tonic Lavender Lemon
  • Blueberry Clove
  • Fresh Squeezed OJ
  • Grapefruit GL
  • Carafe

Cocktails

  • Mimosa prosecco, orange juice
  • Cotton Club cava, chamomile, bitters
  • House Bloody aged tomato, horseradish, housemade pickles
  • 1920s Bloody heirloom tomato, bit 'o spice
  • Petite Mary vodka, citrus, celery, salt
  • Morning Bracer gin, luli, maraschino, lemon
  • French Tutor pernod, lemon, chardonnay
  • Blue Monday blueberry clove, vodka
  • Marine Layer rum, lime, orgeat, cucumber
  • Navy Sour gin, grapefruit, st. germain
  • High Noon nonino, lemon, bitters, beer
  • Night Shift cold espresso, bourbon, milk
  • Irish Coffee redbreast, coffee, whip

Birre / on Tap

  • IPA, Track, Sacramento, CA
  • Pilsner, Stone, Escondido, CA
  • Farmhouse Ale, Great Divide, Denver, CO

In Bottiglia

  • Mexican Lager | 21st Amendment | San Fran
  • Red Ale | Bear Republic | Cloverdale, CA
  • Double IPA | Victory | Dawnington, PA
  • Triple Belgian | Carolus | Belgium
  • IPA | Mother Earth | Vista | CA
  • Stout Kalamazoo | Bell's | Comstock, MI
  • Golden Cider | Washington Gold | Chelan, WA
    $8.00

Brunch

Pane

  • French Toast add egg
  • Biscuit
  • Sticky Bun
  • Huckleberry Hand Pie
  • Cinnamon Coffee Cake
  • Chocolate Almond Bostock
  • Lemon Berry Tart

Panier de P√Ętisseries Preserves

  • Blueberry Jam
  • Lemon Curd

Waffles

  • Sweet Savory Bacon / sausage. Roasted grapefruit | muscovado | mint | yogurt | granola | fresh fruits | seasonal fruits | wildflower honey

Featured Items

  • Rillettes Prosciutto & Melone grilled vegetables | mozzarella | basil
  • B.L.T. Salad oak leaf lettuce | fennel | grapes fig bruschetta | ricotta | walnuts crostata | chevre | broccolini tomato braised egg | pan purdue | basil
  • Omelette crab | creme fraiche | fresh herbs soft scramble | cacio e pepe | fettunta
  • Clams | Saffron Potato | Calabrian
  • Tomato Braised Triple | Prk Belly | Evoo Fried Eggs

Country Plate

  • Farm Eggs any Style bacon or sausage

Full Irish Breakfast

  • Fried Clucks Waffle, sausage gravy. Add bacon / sausage
  • Short Rib Hash baked egg, gremolata
  • Biscuit and Gravy sage scrambled eggs, sausage
  • Skirt Steak & Eggs salsa verde
  • Burger caramelized onion, bacon, gruyere, sunny side egg
  • Croque Madame fries
  • Breakfast Sando add avocado
  • Chicken Salad Sando
  • Pork Loin & Scamorza Sando

Sides

  • Home Fries
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Arugula & Parm
  • Fettunta
  • 2 Eggs any Style

Dessert

Amari

  • Nonino Quintessantia - Friuli
  • Nardini - Veneto
  • Luxardo Abano - Veneto
  • Ramozzotti - Lombardy
  • Cynar - Lombardy
  • Fernet Branca - Lombardy
  • S. Maria al Monte - Liguria
  • Montenegro - Emilia-Romagna
  • Meletti - Marche
  • Varnelli Dell'erborista - Marche
  • Ciociaro - Lazio
  • Averna - Sicily

Grappa

  • Chamomile "Milla", Piedmont, Marolo
  • Brunello, Barolo, Moscato, Gewurztraminer, Piedmont, Marolo

Desserts

  • Chocolate Semifreddo toasted peanuts | amaro caramel
  • Bread Pudding baked pears | farro crumble | caramel | frozen custard
  • Gateau Basque buttermilk cake | creme pastisserie | grapes | almonds

Cocktails

  • Espresso Martini vodka, espresso, nardini, moka
  • Brandy Alexander cognac, house cacao, whipped cream
  • Milkshake Time rum, cream, lavender, vanilla
  • Irish Coffee whiskey, coffee, demerara, cream

Spirits

  • Thomas Handy Barrel Pf Rye
  • Chateau de Ravignan Armagnac 1985
  • Bunnahabhain Unpeated Scotch 18yr Islay

Vini Dolci

  • Moscato D'asti 2014 Piemonte, de Forville
  • Traminer Passito Aur 2011 Isonzo Friuli, Ronco del Gelso
  • Semillon, Sainte Croix du Mont 2011, Bordeaux, Chateau La Rame
  • Aleatico Passito Dell'elba 2011, Valle Di Lazzaro
  • Marsala 5yo Vigna La Miccia, Sicily, Marco de Bartoli
  • Barolo Chinato, Piemonte, Cappellano

Dinner

Main

  • Bread & Butter vecchia 32-year balsamic
  • Castelvetrano Olives
  • Kitchen Selection of Antipasti
  • Mussels | Pomodoro Fresco | Basil
  • Mozzarella | Tomato | Almond
  • Oak Leaf Lettuce | Fennel | Grapes
  • Radicchio | Olives | Pecorino
  • Little Gems | Tuna Conserva | Nicoise Tapenade
  • Chicories | Tesa | Balsamic
  • Smoked Duck | Haricot Vert | Walnuts
  • Wings | Apple Cider | Flax
  • Salsiccia Calabrese | Peperonata
  • Salmon Crudo e Cotto all'ortolana
  • Pollo al Mattone fagioli, panzanella, 'nduja
  • Swordfish Alla Griglia caponata
  • Burger pickled green tomato, fried onion, provolone
  • Leg of Lamb alla puttanesca
  • Whole Ribeye Ribeye Tagliata fingerling, aged balsamic
  • Salt Roasted Branzino lemon, seabeans, caramelized fennel

Cheese

  • Durrus, Cow, Ireland
  • Brie Fermier, Cow, Ile De France
  • Tomme Brulee, Cow, France
  • Noord Hollander, Cow, North Holland
  • Roquefort, Sheep, France
  • Abbaye de Belloc, Sheep, France
  • Leonora, Goat, Spain
  • Grevenbroecker, Cow, Belgium
  • Monty's, Cheddar, England
  • Stilton, Cow, UK
  • Porter, Cow, USA, Raw
  • Tomme de Ma Grand Mere, Goat, France

Charcuteries

  • Rillettes gnocco fritto | salumi, add burrata
  • Salumi lonza bresaola, calabrese sopressa
  • Prosciutto / San Daniele

Pasta

  • Fusilli | Tomato Jus | Oil Cured Olives
  • Spaghetti al Pomodoro Fresco
  • Tagliarini | Squid | Serrano
  • Bucatini All' Amatriciana
  • Rigatoni Alla Bolognese
  • Pici All'aglione
  • Tagliatelle | Tesa | Chanterelle | Sage
  • Agnolotti | Salumi | Sugo | Parmigiano
  • Cappelletti | Corn | Chanterelle | Basil
  • Cavatelli | Pig's Ears | Cacio E Pepe
  • Maltagliati | Sanguinaccio | Grapes
  • Garganelli | Tesa | Pickled Chili
  • Riso Alla Pilota | Tesa | Salumi

Contorni

  • Lentils | Rapini
  • Spinach | Pinenuts | Roasted Garlic
  • Squash | Brown Butter | Hazelnuts
  • Fries

Drinks

Wine by the Glass

  • Champagne, Brut Selection, Gremillet
  • Lambrusco Rose', Emilia, Cantina Della Volta
  • Syrah / Grenache, Guilhem Rose 15, Moulin de Gassac
  • Arneis, Langhe 2014 Piedmont, Ghiomo
  • Favorita, Langhe 2014, Piedmont, Malvira'
  • Pinot Bianco, Terlaner 2015 Alto Adige, Terlano
  • Chardonnay, Macon-Loche' 15 Burgundy, Clos Des Rocs
  • Chenin Blanc, Anjou 13 Loire, Chateau Soucherie
  • Sancerre, Les Montachins 14 Gitton, Loire
  • Nebbiolo, Bramaterra 2010 Piedmont, Tenute Sella
  • Montepulciano / Sang, Rosso Piceno Sup 12 De Angelis
  • Syrah 2014 Ballard Canyon, CA, Stolpman
  • Nerello M+C, Etna 'A Rina 2014 Girolamo Russo
  • Sangiovese, Chianti Classico 2012 Villa Pomona
  • Cabernet, Vigna Mare' 2014 Colli Euganei, Il Mottolo
  • Pinot Noir, Bourgogne Rouge 2014 Jm Pillot

Birre / on Tap

  • IPA, 21st Amendment, San Fran, CA
  • Pilsner, Scrimshaw, Fort Bragg, CA
  • Bavarian Hefe, King Harbor, Redondo, CA

In Bottiglia

  • Lager | Abk | Germany
  • Pale Ale | Caldera | Ashland, OR
  • Red Ale | Laurelwood | Portland, OR
  • Double IPA | Victory | Dawnington, PA
  • Triple Belgian | Karmeliet | Belgian
  • IPA | Avery | Boulder, CO
  • Milk Stout | Left Hand | Longmont, CO
  • Imperial Stout Yeti | Great Dividel Denver, CO
  • Golden Cider | Washington Gold | Chelan, WA

Housemade Soda

  • Tonic
  • Lavender Lemon
  • Mint Cucumber
  • Lemon Ginger
  • Blueberry Clove

Cocktails

  • Derby Punch gin, verjus, lime, mint
  • Simple Fix mezcal, lime, habanero
  • Pool-Side Manner rum, lemon, plum, cacao
  • Almost Famous tequila, citrus, aperol, salt
  • Orchard Cup pisco, lemon, cider, lavender
  • Moped on the Freeway gin, mead, pineapple
  • Chicago Piano bourbon, lemon, stout syrup
  • Sweet the Leg japanese scotch, lemon, peach

Money In the Bank

  • Playmouth, Chartreuse orange bitters
  • Midnight Rambler rye, calisaya, abano, arneis
  • Paperback Writer rye, chamomile, bitters
  • Walk the Line rye, chinato, nardini, ango

Never Go Out of Style

  • Negroni opihr gin, carpano, campari
  • Honey Suckle riazul silver, lime, honey
  • Caipirinha aged nova fogo, limes, sugar
  • Old Fashioned russells loyr bourbon, demerara, twists
  • Manhattan james pepper barrel pf, rye, carpano, angostura
  • Mezcal Margarita la nina espadin, lime, cointreau

1633 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291

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Details
  • 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