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“A Santa Monica Surprise!”
Review of Tar and Roses

Tar and Roses
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Ranked #14 of 709 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 15 - USD 35
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: SE Corner of 6th Street
Description: Centered around a wood burning oven, Tar & Roses serves up farmers market dishes with global influences.
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting out door space, very good team work resulted in attentive service, attractive presentations for all dishes and interesting flavour combinations. The staff recommendation for two items from each section of the menu resulted in four stuffed adults!

Thank Riskm
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Tar and Roses sits on Santa Monica Boulevard, appropriately close to Cassia on 7th Street (another Santa Monica standout). The food is delicious, tasty, and simple in its use of ingredients and wood grilling but also sophisticated with just the right dose of surprise to pique curiosity (chermoula creme fraiche in the roasted carrots). Everything we tasted was great, from the brown sugar and bacon popcorn to the cauliflower, the wood roasted peach and speck, or the yellowtail crudo. Whatever your inclination, you will find dishes to suit your taste, and this includes vegetarians. Service is friendly. The room is unusual, dark and narrow in the middle, with more space in the front close to the window and great tables in the back patio.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Tough choice between Rustic Canyon and Tar & Roses when we pass thru on our trips to Europe. Tar & Roses is closer to the waterfront hotels, so we tend to go there most often. Never disappointed.

First courses like Ricotta gnocchi with asparagus and oxtail dumplings are perfectly prepared.

We usually share a fish for the main course, with some sides of baby carrots or seasonal vegetables.

Favorite dessert is still Strawberry crostata.

Service is very good without being intrusive.

Highly recommended

Thank Juerg D
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is one of the best places to dine in LA. Certainly not the most expensive even though high end. Every dish was inventive and beautifully presented. Even vegetarians loved the Cauliflower and mushroom dishes - both spectacular. Duck breast with a barley risotto was also very good. About $50 per person with a glass of wine.

Thank Jacob K
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

This was our first trip to Santa Monica and our first evening was at Tar and Roses.
What a wonderful evening, the food was delicious, excellent presentation and each plate included fresh ingredients and flavours
Our server Paige was friendly and she was very informative and helped us select different choices.
Tar and Roses was one of our favourite meals on this trip.

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