How Much Does It Cost to Dine at Tom Tom, the New ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Restaurant?
The West Hollywood bar isn’t far from SUR, PUMP, and Villa Blanca, Vanderpump’s other eateries. The path to opening the new restaurant was a major plot point on Season 6 of Vanderpump Rules, and it seems that all the effort has paid off. The theme is “elegant steampunk” and the menu is full of Instagram-friendly cocktails and upscale bar food, like Kobe beef sliders and Portobello and zucchini fries. There’s even a Taco Bell-inspired chicken crunchwrap. (Naturally.)
So, how much will you have to spend to sample these Tom Tom delicacies? Let’s take a look at the menu.
Tom Tom’s cocktail menu
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There are 11 cocktails on the Tom Tom menu. There’s something for every taste, from a classic old fashioned – dubbed a “Tom Fashioned” — to more creative concoctions like the Matcha Bucha, a combination of gin, matcha, lemon, ginger liqueur, ginger agave, Cointreau, and kombucha.
Cocktails range from $14 for the Tom Fashioned (which features bourbon, Cherry Heering, and Angoustura bitters) to $17 for the Matcha Bucha and the Daddy Diablo. The latter is a mix of tequila, ginger liqueur, crème de cassis, lime, fresh ginger, thyme, and ginger beer topped with a buzz button, a floral garnish that makes your mouth tingle and enhances the taste of the cocktail. Other drinks include surprising ingredients like bee pollen, hibiscus flower, and aquafaba (that’s the liquid left over after cooking or soaking legumes like chickpeas and which can be used to create a vegan foam for cocktails).
What’s on the dinner menu?
Fancy drinks might be Tom Tom’s main attraction (along with the possibility of spotting a Bravolebrity in the wild). But the dinner menu isn’t an afterthought.
Appetizers range from $10 to $17 and include crispy jumbo green olives and spicy vegetarian wings. There’s also an artichoke green chili dip with paprika naan ($17), as well as spicy tuna on crispy rice ($16).
Several dishes are shareable. If you’re with a group, try the Kobe sliders on brioche (9 pieces for $41), tacos with chicken, bell pepper, or hangar steak ($36 to $44 for 12), and the farmer’s market board with grilled vegetables, chili and oregano feta, and olives ($19).
Entrées include the “Bubbapump” tacos made with crispy rock shrimp spicy aioli, cilantro, radish, and scallions for $16 and a shrimp and broccoli cavatappi for $16. The indulgent bacon and gruyère mac and cheese is $13 and the crispy chicken sandwich with coleslaw, tomato, and Swiss is $18. Vegetarians options include a $10 cauliflower gratin, $15 truffled mac and cheese, and an Impossible burger for $24. Lisa Vanderpump’s own vegan rigatoni ($16) also earned a spot on the menu. .
Is Tom Tom any good?
So far, reviews for Tom Tom are mixed. Yelp users – many of whom seem to be visiting the restaurant because of the Bravo connection – gave it 3½ stars. Several said the drinks were good but the food was just OK. But others had nothing but praise, including Billions star Jerry O’Connell, who proved again he’s a Vanderpump Rules and Bravo superfan with his review.
“Tom Tom got a fast five stars from us,” the actor wrote. “Faster than Capt Lee can dock a yacht. Wow. We were blown away. The drinks come fast and stiff with a wink and a smile. … Delicious. Delicious. Delicious.”
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