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Tar and Roses

602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
+1 310-587-0700
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
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Reviewed yesterday

I was there for third time yesterday and again it didn't disappoint. I love their menu - everything is sooo tasty and creative. The bruschetta is great - we had the duck one and one with burrata cheese - both so so tasty. Also, risotto...More

Thank TatianaPav
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Okay so am from Yorkshire, England and up North (as we say) we speak our minds and so here goes: 1. Recommending 3 plates per person is absurd. We are three fit and heathy adults with good appetites, we chose to ignore this “guidance” and...More

Thank MikeDimelow
Reviewed 6 days ago

My fiance and I celebrated our anniversary here. Very unusual selection of great food in a very nice environment. We were seated on the enclosed patio with a retractable roof which was very nice. Service was good, the waitress answered all of our questions. We...More

Thank Patric C
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have their own wood oven and exceptional share plates. If you order ahead; you can get a roasted goat or paella for 10 to 12 people. Delicious

Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked based on reviews and were not disappointed. Everything from the door service to the food and table service was excellent. A busy kitchen putting up food quickly with a chef on the pass who obviously cared about the quality/standard of dishes going out....More

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Each time we visit family in LA they seem to find a unique place to dine. This for sure was another! Everything was great and so too, the service. Especially cool was the whole Red Snapper. Don’t miss this one.

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the top 2 restaurants we visited in the US this year. Extensive menu, well presented, top quality food along with very pleasant service. Go there.

Thank Alto2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Tar and Roses on a friends recommendation. He was so into the place he texted twice before we arrived to ask what we ordered. The menu is varied and interesting and we were spoiled for choice. Ultimately we had to choose and...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Their seasonal menu of organic farm to table food is always exciting, delicious and creative! We always love their flash fried whole snapper served standing up on the plate with the most amazing cold noodles and Asian dipping sauce. Every bite is a treat!

Thank Andi127
Reviewed 26 June 2018

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a belated anniversary dinner at Tar and Roses. The menu was inventive yet approachable. We normally do not order steak at a restaurant, but we were glad we did -- the ribeye for two (or one exceptionally hungry person)...More

Thank FoxFamilywi
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roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
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Michael L
16 July 2015|
Response from Charles G | Reviewed this property |
Went to their new sister restaurant Santa Monica Yacht Club. Small plates, good wine list. Food can be good but was uneven, Worth trying--same block as T+R which was closed. T+R suffered structural damage from a fire. It... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
    (SE Corner of 6th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-587-0700
Centered around a wood burning oven, Tar & Roses serves up farmers market dishes with global influences.
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