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Tender Greens

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Santa Monica
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201 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Tokyo, Japan
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Visited by one in Sunday evening. Though making a bit line, no stress for waiting. Food was great, real "local" vegitable.

Thank CrazyDog1919
London, United Kingdom
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464 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

So good, I came three times on consequent days for lunch. First of all, it's very reasonably priced. And you even get free refills with their fancy drinks like fresh mint and cucumber or mint and lemonade. The range of food is quite large, and their salads all looked great. I opted for the octopus and gigante bean salad. The... More 

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Santa Monica
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

It was too hot to cook and our family decided to eat at Tender Greens. We have our favorite salad with good healthy, fruit juice. Both my husband and mother in law had the salad with cut steak. The dressing has hirseradish in it. I had kale salad. And our child had chicken soup. The taste and quality of the... More 

Thank Bernadette F
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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381 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This concept was new to us -- and a pleasant surprise. It's like a modern, fresh twist on the ol' cafeteria. We enjoyed fresh, tasty steak, mashed potatoes, salads and veggies. Fair prices, great selection, good food -- all-in-all a great choice for a casual dinner in Santa Monica.

Thank Robert R
Madrid, Spain
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640 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We just passed by Tender Greens before lunch time and already decided to give it a try. When we returned the queue was significant, so we assumed it would be worth it. And yes, simple, rustic food, good quality at reasonable prices. And the vegetables were really nice. I wish I could go to a place like this more often.

Thank Jac-and-Jek
Key West, Florida
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

I wasn't aware of this chain since I live on the east coast. What a nice idea for a franchise. The food was local and fresh and prepared perfectly. The tomato soup was awesome and all the greens were delightful. I wish I could go more often.

Thank Inthekeysfornow
Santa Monica, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

I nearly didn't write this review since the lines are long already especially during weekends. But ok. I help you out. If you are in 3rd Street area and get hungry or if you want something healthy, "California" cooking - this is the place. The way it works is you stand in that line that I talked about (unless you... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Let's start out calming the "reviewers" with a quick basic acknowledgment: I eat there often and will go there often in the near future... However originally the food was way better, tastier and the many little corrections and adjustments over the years have deviated from what made it originally a super tasty choice to quickly and satisfyingly enjoy meals alone... More 

Thank chefraphael
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Fresh and light cuisine. Are there after the Sony Studio tour. Had the plate special with grilled cod and it was delicious.

Thank Janet K
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Great food prepared in a healthy way at an excellent value. I find Tender Greens a bit frustrating because it leaves you nothing to complain about. I had the chicken and steak here - cooked just perfectly. The sides are tasty and fresh - and the side salads have fresh crisp lettuce. I tried the chicken soup this time -... More 

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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?

Staying in Santa Monica

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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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