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Tender Greens

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€€ - €€€
Santa Monica
American, Contemporary
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201 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Stopped here for lunch. Based on the number of folks here we thought it would be good. Nice variety of salads, sandwiches, entrees. You place your order and then walk along the food preparation line so you get to see all the menu items and preparations as you're walking along - so it adds a bit of fun to the... More 

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Derwood, Maryland, USA
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224 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Stopped here for lunch and found it surprisingly good. Got a Caesar salad and roasted tomato soup. Salad was very nice. Soup was delicious. You wait in line to place your order so you can see the options. All of the food looked delicious. Line went fast. I'd go here again. Prices were reasonable. Not a fast food operation.

Thank JC82010
Redlands, California
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132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

. . . or at least get takeaway. Amazing menu, full of interesting surprises. Our food was absolutely delicious. I was worried that I'd be hungry because it was just a salad, but no ordinary salads are served here! They are full of goodness and ingredients that stick to the ribs. Long lines out front are a testimony to the... More 

Thank SaladAlexander
Paso Robles, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Tender greens has wonderful fresh roasted vegetables, salads and roast chicken and fish. It's a great value, too.

Thank Barbara P
Tokyo, Japan
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16 reviews
7 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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553 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 560 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 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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390 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 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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643 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 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

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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?

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