The Roost at LA Farm
The Roost at LA Farm

The Roost at LA Farm

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theroostatlafarm.com/
  • Phone: 3104494000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: John Keenan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full Catering Service
  • Entertainment: Tuesday Evenings in the Bar - Live Music
  • Special Events: Open on Thanksgiving

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Centinela
  • Public Transit: Santa Monica buses run nearby as well as on the 10 Freeway.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Parking Validation for Lunch (2hrs) and Dinner (4hrs)
    Valet Service Complimentary

    Free Self Parking in the lot on Saturdays!
A word from The Roost at LA Farm
A Santa Monica landmark, LA Farm originally opened in 1984 and quickly became the go-to place for power lunches, romantic dinners and special events. Tucked away on the infamous Lantana property, where movers and shakers from the music, film, and television industry have maintained their residency since the 1980s.

Under new management, we are honored to make this classic, hidden gem our new home.
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​Our elegant yet rustic seasonal American cuisine is complimented by an international wine selection and innovative seasonal cocktails. With multiple event spaces, each one unique, we hope to provide the growing West Side community with a gathering place where locals and visitors alike can enjoy a one of a kind meal or celebration, in our warm and inviting contemporary farmhouse environment. We hope you will come see us!
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The Roost at LA Farm reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (15)good for groups (12)great for lunch (11)romantic (11)special occasion (10)great for outdoor dining (8)hot spot (6)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (0)Show More
  • Great improvement
    chephstephVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The Roost is much better than the former restaurant. The food is delicious, well thought out, and presented beautifully. I had two appetizers. The first was the crispy oysters with smoked gribiche sauce. Perfectly cooked oysters were presented on an amazing smoky sauce. Fantastic! My second appetizer was the beet and avocado salad. The avocadoes were sliced underneath translucent slices of orange beets with a smoked hazelnut center, like beautiful flowers. It was creamy, sweet, salty and delicious. Two friends ordered the whole rotisserie chicken with crispy potatoes. I tasted it, and the chicken was moist and flavorful. Two others had the cod and practically licked their plates. The beignets and the crème brulee were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a surprise!
    IdoLVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great food nice staff at night not very busy in the restaurant. Worth to go. Deviled eggs, shrimp apetizer to die for! Try it and you will be surprised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great surp
    JHG1VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Having been to the last incarnation of LA Farm and having found it disappointing, the few reviews for The Roost were enough for us to give it a try. And glad we did! The indoor/outdoor dining room has been reconfigured to be a warm and welcoming space. The food was excellent - the golden beet and avocado salad made even someone not a fan of beets enjoy it immensely. The duck was perfectly cooked and the scallops delicious. The dark chocolate mousse was great. The wine by glass list covered the gamut of whites and reds and the prices for the wine, as well as the food, were reasonable by LA standards. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice for anniversary dinner
    artdiva
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had the scallops and they were delicious. My husband had the steak and it was also good but nothing special. I thought the wine by the glass was very expensive. We would eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New owners/same great experience!
    bethkrak
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I discovered the LA Farm under its previous ownership last year when I moved to town. It has been sold/new chef and I'm happy to say that it is still a lovely restaurant with great food, a hip feeling/classic flavored menu and wonderful service. I asked as I was leaving if they are doing their Thanksgiving package again this year as my friends and I had a great time there last year. They are doing a Thanksgiving package - family style service at the table (last year it was buffet). I'm looking forward to checking it out again this year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Martin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The food was passable for the price and the new owners have not changed the ambience has not be up graded for the price you pay. They were not certain they had black napkins instead of white.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Under New Management
    Luv2cook
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I am lunch time regular at LA Farm. In fact, my staff calls La Farm my dining room. It is clear that the new management and new chef are looking to find their idea of the right combination. I was surprised by the new menu (after having the old menu for so long), but change is good and I am looking forward to new and wonderful choices on the menu. The menu is changing, but the service team is pretty much the same. Great service, good food, easy parking. Overall a great place for a business lunch in West Los Angeles/Santa Monica on Olympic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 38 reviews are from the The Roost at LA Farm reviews archive.