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Tender Greens

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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201 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Tender Greens. Their steak and chicken, with baby spinach and mixed veggies is out of this world. Delicious for less than $12!

Thank coolit82
Santa Monica, California
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93 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place always has a line since the food is very good. They use fresh ingredients and get the food out very fast. My only complaint is that the food portions for the pricing could be a bit bigger. Service is great and quick.

Thank Justravelin86
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123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just eat here - amazing fresh food to order. Always a line but never a long wait. Friendly, fresh, local, deliciousness.

Thank WinecountryMartha
New York City, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in the mood for a salad so my brother took me to Tender Greens for the 1st time when I was visiting in Santa Monica. I was able to pick out EVERYTHING that I like in a salad with a protein that was cooke with TLC. ALL of the employees in this restaurant take pride in their work.... More 

Thank scottyh77
ventura, ca
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Tender Greens is a nice secret eatery with a very wonderful and surprisingly ethical business standard. I will leave that up to you to find out about once you log onto their many sites which will explain their position. Meanwhile, if you want a very healthy fulfilling lunch or dinner that will make you feel full and clean when you... More 

Thank martinatunafish
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79 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The staff is friendly and even when there is a line, it goes fast. Super healthy and tasty salads made to order right in front of you, amazingly fresh and delicious. Just go here. Yum.

Thank WinecountryMartha
Newton, MA
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I'm not quite sure how long Tender Greens has been around, but I think they discovered salad well before greens places began opening up in every city and shopping mall. The service is quick (even when there are lines, they move quickly), the setting urban chic, and there's a great variety of greens--and of proteins. After many visits, I am... More 

Thank Ed K
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

1. The line is misleading. It often extends down the block, but you will be eating faster even with the line than anywhere nearby. (Comparable might be Misfits.) 2. Beer and combucha! 3. Great kale! 4. So much better than Veggie Grill. 5. Organic coffee. 6. Fingerling potatoes.

Thank Dave M
Bundaberg, Australia
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I accidentally walked in and were pleasantly surprised with many choices of healthy food. He had chicken and I had tuna. With delicious potatoes and greens. My kale was slightly cooked with herbs, garlic and oil. Will recommend to anyone.

Thank Ohauiti
San Francisco, California
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This place offers good healthy choices of food and is in a good location. There is usually a long line so you need to have patience. I find the amount I paid a bit pricey but that might be the cost to go organic

Thank Eugenesmart

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-587-2777
Opened Sept 2011

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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