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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 30 September 2012

We went to Tar and Roses for an early weekday dinner. Ended up eating ordering much every vegetarian dish - the portions are tapas-size rather than meal-size, but it might have been nice to see something more substantial. They were excellent and varied. Nice to...More

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 8 September 2012

We LOVED the grilled lettuce salad, the corn, the gnocchi and I think the hot strawberry dessert was one of the best things I have had in a long time and I generally do not order dessert. We did feel the yellowtail crudo was missing...More

Thank NLM M
Reviewed 6 September 2012

If you are looking for a nice meal out, and willing to try something a little different or more creative, this is the place. The braised lamb belly was to die for. And for dessert, the strawberry ricotta thing was mouth watering. I didn't want...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2012

This is THE place to check out if you're ever in Santa Monica. Ask to be seated on the patio in the back, more quiet and beautiful! Make a reservation, it's always full. The service is amazing (our server Jeff was so knowledgeable and nice),...More

Thank HenrietteW
Reviewed 6 August 2012

Just had dinner at Tar and Roses and it was amazing! We are spending our anniversary weekend in Santa Monica and just happened upon this little treasure. The food was phenomenal! The flavors and the way the chefs paired the food was amazing. There were...More

Thank Joe E
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Wow! How come our experience was almost the opposite of everyone else's. We found the wait easily bearable even on a Saturday night with an 8:15 reservation; our waiter was knowledgeable, helpful, and attentive, and some of the food was great: the shellfish pot, and...More

Thank LarryFLosAngeles
Reviewed 4 August 2012

Shared five small plates and a dessert at this restaurant this week. Every dish was outstanding. Wine was fantastic. This is a smaller place than some, which lowers the ambient noise a bit. It is still loud. However, there was perfect food, and that is...More

Thank Fred W
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Restaurant had a good ambiance for couples, not too crowded and ot too loud with good atmosphere. Menu has a great selection for trying a bunch of small plates. We started with an assortment of. Eats and cheeses from their blackboard menu, and we were...More

Thank Cmumrn
Reviewed 24 July 2012

My fiancé and I went to dinner here on the weekend. We were so impressed we immediately booked again for a week later to bring visitors! On our first visit we tried the platter with cheese, meats and breads - all delicious! Followed up with...More

Thank ie_hh
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Tar & Roses is new restaurant which just opened earlier in 2012. My wife & I were directed by the concierge of a local hotel. It was a fantastic experience. The restaurant has a widely inventive menu. My personal favorite was the lamb belly, which...More

Thank JohnEGraf
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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, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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