Besides Gjelina, Tasting Kitchen is probably the most popular restaurant on Venice’s Abbot Kinney blvd.
Don’t even think about just walking in. FYI, you don’t own the place.
Tasting Kitchen serves seasonal, inventive and vaguely described dishes in an upscale setting with an outdoor feel to it.
Tasting Kitchen also has better taste in music than you do.
While munching on one of the 6-7 pasta options, getting your face and hands covered in sticky flax seeds from the very tasty chicken wings, or sipping a creative yet familiar cocktail, you’ll also rock out to the almost too loud current or retro hit flowing from the speakers.
Personally, I think this place works better for small plates and cocktails. I wasn’t blown away by the Halibut or the sausage pasta (which was a very large portion, btw).
1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291