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The Rooster

4.6
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165 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Rooster is a modernization of ancient cooking into a new farm to table organic cuisine. The restaurant is a collaboration of guests in the kitchen and the kitchen with the guests.

Chef Bruce Marder, Chef of the Foodco West group of restaurants, was trained in California and Europe and has been a successful restaurateur of renown for decades.

Using the finest ingredients the house-made products that are served in his restaurants are now available through the Red Rooster Bakery.
For parties of 8 or more, The Rooster reserves the right to charge a $25 per person cancellation fee if the reservation is not cancelled 24 hours prior to the reservation date.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 165 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fabulous, our table shared a pizza, my entree was the branzino which was cooked to perfection and served with roasted veggies.
A little pricey for everyday dining but so good.

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vipStevenD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific bartenders. Great food. We will be back!

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vipRonInSantaMonica
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

What a disaster. Came for the BBQ night, other couple both got the Tomahawk rib, as they say "The food was terrible but the portions were small". Hardly any meat and what there was was inedible. Complained and the manager took replacement orders that then took over 30 minutes to arrive! Like they needed to make a bad situation worse? The pork ribs were okay as was the chicken but hey $25 + 20% service for 1/2 BBQ chicken?

The Rooster
Responded on March 5, 2020

Dear Ron, I'm sorry that you were dissatisfied on Monday. Your note about the rib was taken to heart and our chef will be executing a more rigorous quality control on the beef ribs. It was our first time rolling out our new BBQ menu and we apologize that you had to experience our mistakes. We hope you decide to give us another chance or try our menu on another day.

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vipjoanng
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

So bummed...we had an amazing dinner on Christmas Eve but our dinner last weekend was horrible. :-(

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vipGabrielTK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great relaxed vibe amazing food - don’t forget the croissant bread pudding dessert

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vipMenkatz
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Great mussels! Pizza! And steak!

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vipsaxonb
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant - great food, great atmosphere.

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vipSheenaN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I wanted to love this place, local spot, beautiful interior, varietal menu. I have never been so disappointed. We walked in with a reso, were sat in a perfect corner table. Waiter brought glasses, no water and because my husband had a drink from the bar, didn't take my order. Came back a few minutes later with water, no wine and asked about specials.

We ordered the truffle corn pizza as an appetizer and we were completely underwhelmed. The food was flavorless and left much to be desired. We ordered the ribeye and bolognese for entrees, again disappointing. The steak was not well seasoned and tasted of char from a dirty grill. The pasta was okay, but nothing special. It's actually sad we were told this was the best dish on the menu.

When we asked for the check, we were confused when the whiskey prices for the same glass were different. The waiter took it to the bartender, printed a MORE EXPENSIVE receipt and came back asking us to pay. When we questioned this he explained they mis-charged us for one of the drinks, and the new price is correct. Are you kidding me? We were frustrated by the fact that us questioning the charges increased our bill, so the server can't back with yet another check. This time he took off the optional service charge. No resolution for their mistake, we mentioned the poor quality of the food, and then were told we can make it known if we didn't like it. At this point I felt like we were being taken advantage of and I was ready to go. $400 later, we walked out with a mediocre meal and a terrible experience. Don't waste your time here, there are so many better restaurants in town. Now I know why I was able to get a V-day reservation 2 days before. Needless to say we will never return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salmon was Delicious. Service was also excellent.

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AikoM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok, but our seating was not the good spot. Very tiny table, right next to the big party, and by the front door. Every time the door opens, we freezed. Because of this, our dishes get cold quickly.
Waiters service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Waiter couldn’t have been nicer. Meats were incredible.

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vipMarieR
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food is excellent and the service is authentic. Try the calamari appetizer - no deep fried crumble here - just fresh and clean seafood. The Roma tomato spaghetti and meatballs are awesome. But my favorite is the home made apple tart for dessert.... heaven!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Beautiful restaurant
- a must try!

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DrKian
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly good . Excellent service and great food. Nice layout good for business dinners , dates , or night out .

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vipRonnieD
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My First Time Here/There. The atmosphere was outstanding. The service was outstanding . The Food was beyond outstanding. Loved every bite.

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vipDavidR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The clients love this place. i will keep bringing them there!!

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vipVenturaVisitor
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very quiet Sunday. Strong Italian influence with a great dessert list. A very nice bread basket and excellent Caesar salad. A large bar environment but almost exclusively bottled beer. If you overdo it, the St. John's Hospital is across the street!

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vipYummy
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Yummy, yummy, yummy. Everything was fresh and very tasty. The bread is a slice of carbohydrate heaven. I recommend this restaurant without hesitation and look forward to my next trip there.

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vipDayleK
London
24 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will dream about the cheddar scrambled eggs with truffles, I promise you.

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vipDavidR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been a few times now and all I have taken really enjoy the Rooster!!

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SunMan
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience! Very eclectic menu but something for everyone. Must have is the Crab Cake app.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not miss this new gem in Santa Monica. Great small plates, steak, pizza and on and on. GO!

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vipSaMoBC
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! The grilled Caesar is delicious as are the pastas. But the cocktails are wayyyy overpriced (very standard things like a Negroni is over $15!), as are most food items overpriced. A $35 chicken breast?!
But the service was great. Very attentive and kind.
Recommended for great ambience, service and food. Not for value.

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vipMatchy
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Rooster on Christmas Eve. Lovely food and great service, on a night that's typically not the best for dining out. And, as a bonus, they had a terrific vegan soup that made my meal.

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vipjoanng
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner

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vipDavidR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the Rooster. More important my Client had a fabulous time and raved about the Rooster.

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vipJasonD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh tasting food with a wide variety, TVs at the bar to watch the game.

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vipSusan
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is a 10.service is a excellent. Food is as good if not better than Capo

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Eater8
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place, the food is fantastic. I introduced my friends to this place and they loved it. The only thing we would like is reasonably price wines by the glass.

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vipsusans
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pricey but we loved the food! absolutely delicious!

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vipRobin
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was super expensive and not outstanding at all. The pizza was delicious but the steak, ribs and veal chop were all flavorless and overcooked though we ordered medium rare. Was very disappointed. The restaurant is very attractive and nice, bread was excellent but the food just wasn't good overall. All of the food was extremely overpriced - $19 for pumpkin soup??? Love their other restaurants but this one was not up to par.

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vipAudreyM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my birthday celebration and was not disappointed! The food was very fresh, the service was perfect and I loved the industrial and open kitchen vibe. The chocolate volcano cake was the best I've ever had. I will definitely come again!

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vipTerryR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good!! But overpriced and non valet parking sucks.

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Foodlover
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The meat they served was inedible and priced at $60! The wait staff was nice but definitely seemed to care more about selling then actually servicing. Their prices are usually high for what you get. Automatic service included for a party of two is not classy. Very disappointed and I’ve been here before and had an exception experience. Thumbs down!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a new, under the radar great dining establishment. The food is *** on a world scale. If you miss The Rooster, you have missed one of the best places to dine and drink in Los Angeles.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall1food4service2ambience1

Extremely overpriced. $250 for a couple pizzas, a burger, chicken breast and one small appetizer. 20% automatic service charge applied after tax $10 valet parking. Not worth it, even if someone else is paying

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. The food is unbelievably delicious. Excellent service. And the desserts are all homemade and absolutely fantastic too. The room itself is also stylish and tasteful. Highly recommend!!’

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vipSuzieB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food, great wine list, really good cocktails, outstanding negroni and good service. I will go back!

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vipCharmel
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere, the food, the breads, the warm and welcoming help staff. Love the salmon steak and grilled vegetables. Love that I can walk there from doctor appointments at all the nearby medical centers. Go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff

FAQs

The Rooster offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 264-0999.

The Rooster is rated 4.6 stars by 165 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.