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Tar and Roses

602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
+1 310-587-0700
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
17:30 - 21:30 Hours
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
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Reviewed today

Tar and Roses offers a variety of flavors that are sure to please the senses and satisfy your hunger. Most importantly, the food you eat here is unique and not easily duplicated making it a unique dining experience. They also offer good variety for vegetarians...More

Thank Tanner E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant, good atmosphere, we were sat in the inside/outside room at the rear. Service was swift and friendly. We had the popcorn (okay, but wouldn't bother again), the mushroom bruschetta (a special and delicious), then the soft crab (delicious, the salad was spicy and...More

Thank blackcornish1964
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our meal here last night. The fried cauliflower was to die for - the lavender spiced honey and crumbly ricotta on the perfectly fried cauliflower is something I will dream of for months. We also enjoyed the yellowtail crudo and the baby artichokes....More

Thank jezebeljojo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

but for me, not in delectable ways. Small portions, not terribly comfortable seating, several "nice tries" that for me, didn't work

Thank melanie c
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived a bit early for our reservation and was greeted with a snide “others are waiting before you” and told to wait in this tiny area until she could seat us.” It started our night badly. When it was time and I asked we...More

Thank Susanloves2travel
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Dined solo at the dining counter at an early hour. Restaurant staff were very friendly and service was outstanding. The grilled gem salad was excellent--a great combination of grilled greens, blue cheese and pancetta and some fruit too. A Singapore crabcake was more substantial than...More

Thank NellT
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We tried to get in here in 2015 when we first visited Santa Monica but they had closed down for a few months at the time to repair their premises. This time we managed to get a reservation for dinner and it was so good...More

Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

The outstanding meal of a 2 week vacation around Southwest US. A dozen different sharing plates were all excellent with complimentary, layered and balanced flavours. The kitchen is clearly well drilled and executes dishes with precision and flair. Service is also right on the mark....More

1  Thank Darren B
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

The meal was great and rivaled some of my better meals as of late. The roast carrots, crab cake, ox tail dumplings (a bit spicy), and roast chicken (fantastic with the tomato bread salad) were great. My colleague loves the fried cauliflower, while I’ve had...More

Thank CLEShawn
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

As soon as we arrived we knew we’d love this place, from the friendly service to the incredible food, the whole experience from start to finish was a night to remember, if we ever come back to L.A we will definitely book another table, the...More

Thank Eve P
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weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
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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
US$15 - US$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
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
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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