Tin Roof Bistro
Tin Roof Bistro

Tin Roof Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tinroofbistro.com/
  • Phone: (310) 939-0900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Anne Conness
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Bocce Hour every day from 4pm-7pm! $2 Off wine by the glass, beer, well drinks, house cocktials, pizzas, and salads

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rosecrans Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Tin Roof Bistro
After soaking in the TRB’s Santa Barbara mission architecture, you’ll enter and be greeted by a triple arched Brunswick mahogany bar. Large bowls of colorful citrus for making cocktails sit atop a twenty-foot long bar perfect for grabbing a glass of wine or a bite to eat. As you explore further towards the display kitchen, you enter our lounge, also referred to as the wine library. Knotted wood shelves display our wines, divided up by wine region. Windows surround the North side of the dining room, allowing our guests to gaze out onto the fountain in our courtyard. I describe the décor as thoughtful and collective, creating little vignettes for dining areas. We offer two separate outdoor dining experiences: our courtyard with full service and our front porch great for appetizers, drinks and a game of bocce.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Tin Roof Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
197 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (116)neighborhood gem (103)fit for foodies (94)great for lunch (85)good for groups (75)special occasion (50)notable wine list (43)hot spot (42)kid-friendly (35)romantic (19)vibrant bar scene (19)great for brunch (18)late-night find (6)Show More
  • THOSE BRUSSELS SPROUTS!!
    Dinah
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Anyone who has been to Tin Roof KNOWS why they're there. The brussels sprouts. They are the best ANYWHERE. My husband hates brussels sprouts and has hated them all his life. . . until eating at Tin Roof. The pizzas are also delicious, as is the lamb burger. In fact, their food is just plain awesome. They put a spin on their food that truly makes it truly unique. I always get the weirdest stuff on the menu -- things you think are just plain weird -- and they are always delicious! If I had to complain about anything, I guess it would be the service. Not that it's bad; it's just . . . uneven. Fast, then slow, then fast, then slow. But you know what? I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    They have a lot kind of beer and wine. Every foot I tried is good, and atmosphere is good too. I can recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    we had a small baby shower and the staff was very accommodating and placed in a booth near the back. This was perfect and we really appreciate it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find near LAX
    jjfromboulder
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I will probably come back next time I visit the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed a lovely birthday dinner
    Laura
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    After walking by the restaurant many times, we finally tried it this past weekend. It was packed and bustling with high energy. Service was attentive from start to finish and made the dinner a lot of fun. The food was creative and cooked to perfection. My husband had the scallops which were the Sunday night special and I had the pork loin-both melt in your mouth tasty. The tres leche cake was a perfect ending. We also liked the decor and vibe of the inside and the patio (we ate inside, but checked out the patio before we left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Service
    YvetteVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Service was not only EXTREMELY SLOW but when I was given the receipt I only looked at the total amount that was $40 ish and when I gave my credit card and they returned my receipt it was $60 this was before tip! I thought the $40 might have been a mistake but I wasn't sure since I didn't look at all the items on the receipt, and I don't mind paying the real full total, but the fact that they charged my card without telling me the real total was really bad on customer service. And they only gave me a copy of the credit card receipt, not the final itemized receipt.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tally
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We found Tin Roof Bistro with the help of Yelp as we were visiting area from out of town. The whole experience was outstanding, Food and Service was great. This is a well run operation. Reviews from yelp were all correct. We look forward to visiting Tin Roofs related restaurants soon and hope to go back to Tin Roof ASAP.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a special occasion
    JVickers
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We went to celebrate two birthdays and had a very nice booth in the corner. The only downside was that we had to shout across the table just to have a conversation, but once the food came there was less talking and more eating. The food is amazing - the brussells sprouts are delicious, and two at our table had the lasagna and finished easily. Chocolate mousse although a small portion is definitely enough to share. All of their desserts are good value.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum! We love Tin Roof!
    asdfVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Everything is so yummy. We especially love the brussel sprouts!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy food and excellent service
    suzy
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Recently took my boyfriend to his birthday dinner at Tin Roof. We both loved the French onion soup, although I usually not a fan of that soup. My salmon and his pasta with lamb were excellent, as was his "share" of the complimentary birthday dessert. Apparently it was a serving for two and they only comped his half, which was kind of funny. The service was excellent as well. We plan to go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winner of the Best Fried Chicken
    DiningWithDocVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We've been having an ongoing quest to find THE best fried chicken in the LA area. The Monday night fried chicken dinner for two at Tin Roof has been the most consistent and our favorite, topping even Bouchon and other worthy opponents. The flavorful brined Jidori chicken had a perfectly crispy crust with both white and dark meat hot and juicy. The Yukon gold mashed potatoes with delectable gravy was complemented by the tart savory Asian cole slaw. Manuel, our excellent server, brought out a tasty chocolate mousse with butterscotch toffee to help us celebrate our special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So pleasantly surprised
    highexpectations
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I'd heard good things, but this surpassed our expectations. They knew from our OpenTable reservation that we were first timers, and acknowledged it as we gave our name. Sat us at a great table, with a very friendly waitress. As the waitress handed out the menu, she informed us that she'd put in an order for their well known brussels sprouts dish on the house, since we were first timers (was somehow briefed without us knowing). Our meals were wonderful, Lamb Bolognese with Pappardelle was amazing, homemade pasta and tender lamb. Fish 'n' Chips w/coleslaw were so tasty, really nice pieces of fish. Fantastic mousse dessert. We went in with high expectations, yet our expectations were exceeded. This has been deemed our new stomping ground!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoor dining on date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The outside seating area is what we enjoy most. My wife and I like to relax and talk on the patio. There are heat lamps and umbrellas as well as attentive wait staff. I love that they will decant the wine we bring with us. The cocktails are a great way to start. The variety of food - especially for non-meat eaters - is ample. Love the tuna spring rolls and the sea bass. The seasonsal pizza with squash and pumpkin seeds was delicious. I keep going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    DrGOVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Cocktails unique and interesting; wine list very good. Outstanding service and creative appetizer and salads. The French Onion Soup was not the same soup you've had elsewhere but absolutely delicicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food choices galore!
    ModestTraveler
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Many excellent dishes with a fun atmosphere and servers who connect, serve and do not interrupt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive
    Renee22
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Very expensive, and not completely impressive wine list. My mother and I shared an appetizer, a salad and an entree with a bottle of wine, and the bill was far more than expected.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time, good time
    Charming
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Met my daughter there for lunch, it is non description outside but very nice inside. Great menu, different options, everything was delicious. Part of a huge outdoor shopping area, Manhattan village.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Went for lunch on a Wednesday at 1PM. It took almost 8 minutes to find a parking spot within a 5 minute walk to the restaurant although the restaurant is located in a mall with ample parking. Inside the restaurant, we were seated immediately as we he a reservation (lots of drop-in guests). However, the only seating available was inside the main room with a noise level so high that we could not hear each other talk or have a conversation with the waiter. We decided to remain for lunch but it was not a very pleasant experience. The food was good and the wine tolerable; so as the noise abated after about 40 minutes, we could begin to enjoy our gathering. For older ladies who like to "do lunch," this is not right setting.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    A great little place to enjoy a very good meal with excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find.
    Photogfoodie
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I was meeting a friend in Manhattan Beach and looking for something special. Menu looked interesting so decided to try it out. We were very impressed with the Butternut Quinoa salad and the chicken curry sandwich which we both shared. Service was great, noise level made it easy to talk and catch up and overall experience was very pleasant! I would definitely go again when I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thank you for a nice evening!
    peony55
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Tin Roof excels in all areas of restaurant operations. The only complaint I would have is the unbearable noise in the dining room. Thank goodness you have a nice patio with heat lamps.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tin Roof Bistro - Great Time
    BobC
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Tin Roof Bistro is a great evening dining experience with a varied menu and excellent service. Short Ribs were amazing as well as the pasta dishes. Very popular so definitely make reservations - Open Table is a good choice - easy and convenient.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is delicious but ambiance iffy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Brussel sprouts were delicious! I would go back to eat just that! Lunch special a great deal a and ginger carrot soup was really good. Service was spotty as we were served soup with no soup spoons and had a tough time flagging down a server before our soup got cold. Very noisy in the restaurant and hard to converse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tin Roof great meal again
    newtuxedoVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Love this restaurant. Great wine list. Ordered spicy tuna spring rolls, salad, and short ribs. Two of us split each course. Delicious. Friendly, attentive wait staff. We arrived 30 minutes early, had a drink at the bar, and they seated us at our table 5 min before our reservation. This place is a class act with consistently good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always nice in at Tin Roof!
    RaulVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Been back so many times, I'm definitely a fan. Enjoy the outdoor patio. Great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time
    funandhappy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Met some old friends here. We never felt rushed and loved the food. There's something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood gem
    TomDori
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is the true definition of a neighborhood gem. Owner has 3 restaurants in the community and all are always busy. The food is not great, but it is very, very good as is the service. We love it. Best burgers. Pizza is tops. Salads and entrées are very good. What more could you want. Oh yes,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 58JAKVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Inside it is a little too noisy and franetic for my tastes but outdoor dining is usually quiet and provides a pleasant intimate setting. Great salads, delicious burger.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seating etiquette
    gf4r
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We arrived at around 5:15 pm; about 45 minutes early. The restaurant was about 65% full. We wanted a a table in the main area of the restaurant, but we were informed because we were only a twosome, we couldn't have a 4 person table. We were then brought to a table right off the kitchen while there were many other 2 person tables in more desirable locations in the restaurant. We later noticed an elderly couple at one of the 4 person tables we had sought(?). We dine out often at at upscale restaurants. This does not happen elsewhere and it's ridiculous that it did there, particularly at a lower volume time, particularly when we had reservations, and particularly when we made our reservation through Open Table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • prizeambiance
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The noise level spoiled it for us. We practically had to lip read. Sorry!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful as always
    Stacy
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Tin Roof bistro never disappoints! The food is top notch, service impeccable and a full bar never hurts. I love all the Simms restaurants, and though I can walk to all the others, Tin Roof is always worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service!
    midwestgal
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I highly recommend the lasagna -- homemade noodles make this dish. Our waiter Gene was friendly and attentive. Also had the roasted fig pizza a number of times -- delicious! Only negative is that it can be a bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't bother with rsvp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I made a reservation for my fiancé's birthday, informing them of that at the time of reservatio. When we arrived promptly at 7:30, a couple was in front of us (with no reservation) and was seated promptly. When I gave our name, we had to wait five minutes to wait for another table to open up. Then, when they finally did seat us, it was a table near the kitchen, so it felt like sitting in an airplane aisle with staff running back and forth with plates. Then it took another five minutes for someone to come by our table. (After that, our server was sweet and the food was okay, but the dinner was pretty much ruined).
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A repeat fav
    bindygrl
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Never disappointed in service, quality or ambience...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    smltwnbeauty33
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    There were easily ten items on the menu that I wanted to try, but clearly only got to 3 or so because we shared at the table. I loved the goat cheese and honey. Loved the lasagna. Yum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliably delicious!
    mbgirl
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food always good, wine list interesting and varied, decor Napa-style laid-back cool!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best
    TomDori
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food is very good, service is very good and the menu has plenty of choices plus variety. It is a real neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining!
    Justus
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants. Our server was a bit of a disappointment, food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the Brussets Sprouts
    brewandsue
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We go here often and are never disappointed. A great menu, great service, and the best Caramelized Brussels Sprouts ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    JacarandaVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Good menu with interesting food and the service is superb. A little loud inside but fine out on the patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate