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Tar and Roses

602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
+1 310-587-0700
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

What a great name and a great location in Santa Monica! However, I found the food to be MEH. It seemed overly complicated and simply not very tasty, like they got the balance of spices to the quantities just wrong. It should have been much...More

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Tar and roses proved to be a amazing experience! We were two couples and each ordered main dishes that we shared! The food was amazing and the service was excellent.

Thank Naabsi
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Andrew Kirshner of Food Network Fame’s brainchild featuring Moroccan influenced fire grilled meats and fish, local greens, small plate–heavy, farm-to-table.

Thank Queenie_1954
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We were visiting the area for our daughter's 17th birthday and she picked this restaurant based upon the menu. The food was very good, our server was excellent, it was a little dark but that's cool. The server point it is towards a really nice...More

Thank 1KirstenV
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is downtown Santa Monica, lots parking. The food was amazing, I recommend the softshell crab. Also, surprisingly, the sweet potatoes were amazing. Service was excellent, when in Santa Monica you should visit this restaurant first.

Thank Anna C
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I was impressed by the quality of the preparation here. We ordered a selection of dishes -- beet carpaccio, bone marrow, roasted asparagus, venison, dessert -- and all were excellent. The suggested wine was very good too. The restaurant has an easy-going, informal vibe but...More

Thank geldolphMcLeanVA
Reviewed 27 March 2017

From the service to the unbelievable menu, Tar and Roses is our go to restaurant when we visit Santa Monica. The seasonable menu does not disappoint!

Thank Coach E
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I think this restaurant is somewhat overrated. I've been there six times. I kept going back because others like it and thought I was missing something. The worst salmon I've ever had. They are more meat oriented I know. And there is always quite a...More

1  Thank SantaMonicaSaralee
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I live a block away from this fabulous restaurant. It's a tad pricey and I love to cook -- otherwise, I would be here for dinner every night of the week! The menu is varied and the wine and beer list, extensive. Love to get...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 4 March 2017

While we were visiting LA we heard about this restaurant as people raved about the quality of food. We decided to try it last minute and could only get a 9:30pm booking, which we took. The decor and service are pretty good, but the food...More

Thank JandC_NYC01
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
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Private Dining
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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