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 his 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.
The Rooster After Work
Happiest Hours 4-7pm including great food!
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: July 1, 2019
Ends: July 2, 2118
Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM
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.
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
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!!’
Delicious food, great wine list, really good cocktails, outstanding negroni and good service. I will go back!
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.
Great food, great staff
The restaurant looks great and has a fun atmosphere. The crab cake was delicious and so was the paella, but the filet we shared was perhaps the worst I’ve ever had. There was no seasoning and it just tasted awfully bland. The service was not great either, we watched our drinks sit at the bar for a good 10 mins and by the time she came back to ask how the meal was tasting we were ready to leave. If your paying $50 for a filet it should taste good.
If you are familiar with Bruce Marder restaurants, you know that the food rifts on The Classics will always satisfy. The approach to dining is a more relaxed pace. The Rooster is a great new addition to the Santa Monica food scene; no gimmicks or hype here. Is there room for improvement? Yes. The service could be slightly more attentive. Other than that, if you want to have a leisurely dinner; give them a shot.
Fantastic Food. THE ABSOLUTE BEST. Music could be a little lower.
Too expensive, but food was tasty
Very good. Top quality everything. Would give it a five but for the under cooked meats (corrected immediately), and the tiny portions of accompanying veggies with various dishes. Service, and atmosphere are both excellent, and we do intend to come back. These remarks are for a recent dinner. Previously visited for brunch and it was 5 star all the way!
Food is great, a bit on the pricey side, but well worth it. The service was a bit slow, however we will return.
Super delicious great quality not cheap but like I said it’s great quality so if you’re into quality and not quantity then this is a place in Santa Monica.... keep up the great job rooster..:)))
This was my second time at The Rooster. Both meals my friends and I were blown away. Absolutely fantastic food!!! One of the best steaks we’ve ever had!! Everything was delicious.
I think my all time favorite grilled artichoke.
Loved the burata and grilled Stone fruit salad. Eggplant, Jidori chicken - crispy outside and juicy inside.
And then the desserts! Best ever. The chocolate caramel lava cake should be illegal. And the bread pudding was heaven. Service top rate. Sweet and smart. Great room. It’s expensive but worth it!!!
The food was excellent. I will definitely be returning.
Food Good, but not Outstanding - Service was Very Nice, but Very Slow. Four of us went for dinner - We had pretty good cocktails, the two ladies had hamburgers, the two men both had the small New York steaks. The steaks were pretty good, but not at the level of many of LA's better steak houses. The burgers were fine, but still just burgers. With a very low end of the scale bottle of wine and a few cocktails, the bill was over Half a Grand for the four of us. This place simply nickels and dimes you to death. Would we go back?....I suppose...if someone else was paying for it.
We had a great night at The Rooster, but I would say it's a bit expensive for what you get. Not out of round necessarily - similar to Larsen's - just more than I expected for pasta bolognese and burrata salad. The service was excellent, however, and the atmosphere is nice, so I would try again and maybe order a steak!
After dinner, the hostess brought our check and told us about the optional 20% service charge which is allocated between the front and back of the house. She didn't describe it accurately and left us confused. After we understood it, these are our thoughts: We have no problem compensating the back of the house, but if that is an important value to the restaurant, the fee shouldn't be optional. Alternatively, the restaurant should raise the prices and take care of the back of the house without involving patrons.
I have never taken the time to write a negative review of a restaurant but our experience at Rooster last night was so abysmal that I need to call it out. Let me acknowledge that when Rooster first opened the food was quite good, especially the items coming out of their wood burning oven. However, the last two times we were there, both in the past month, the quality had taken a dive, completely mediocre yet the prices were still insanely expensive. A few weeks ago I had an almost inedible salmon, salted to death. Last night, we ordered 3 dishes and 2 of them were total misfires: the stone fruit salad which was okay (if you overlook the price they charge), the cacio e pepe (not good at all, the spaghetti was mushy and the sauce was dry and not tasty), and their ribeye steak special (rolled ribeye cooked in their wood oven). The ribeye (advertised as 10 oz) was so small (maybe 4 oz at most) that my wife and I thought it was a sight gag, a joke maybe being played on us by the waiter. But no that was its intended portion size. At $50+ for the dish. Then, when we cut into the ribeye, the meat was RAW, not rare, not med rare, but totally and disgustingly raw. When we showed our waiter how raw the steak was, he nodded, apologized but did not offer us a new steak or a refund. Finally, to top off this horrendous meal, when we were leaving the restaurant, they have a bench right outside on 23rd street and stretched out on the bench was a half clothed homeless dude. The Rooster? No thank you. We're done with it and we're never going back. Nor should you!
Food is very good but too expensive especially for a casual restaurant
Great food. Great service.
Decided to share several appetizers instead of having entrees. Started with the corn and truffle pizza. Yum! Then the stone fruit and burrata salad. Delicious! And finally the scallops, eggplant, and truffled potatoes. Each dish was very tasty. Service was excellent, and the atmosphere was fun, with the wood-fire grill and pizza oven visible in the background.
Pretty sure The Rooster is destined to become an upscale neighborhood gem.
Everything was Great !!!
I go back time and again for the Cesar salad with the best croutons which are from their on-site bakery. Great neighborhood gem.
Totally overpriced especially as far as the wine is concerned. The ambience is not much to praise, the food is good but doesn't warrant the prices. Never again.
Super service and delicious food. Don't miss the grilled artichoke.
The atmosphere is really nice very modern and trendy but comfortable with warmth at the same time
Everything is fine - not great - incredibly pricey. Service was excellent. We tried a classic riff on lardons salad with odd tasting, slim bits of bacon. The special eggplant was tomatoey and quite sweet. Hands down, best dinner item for us was warm bread and butter. We didn’t try steak. We tried salmon and crab. As another reviewer said, crab cake is pretty much a mound of warm crab with butter, no filler.
One of LA's best new dining establishments. Get there before it's swamped with business!
Relaxing ambiance for a nice weekday dinner. Food was good but not great for how it is priced.
Salad was awful. Lettuce limp. Food selection slim unless you’re a meat eater. Given bill with an imputed service charge of 20%. Waiter stands in front us with bill telling us we can decrease or increase the tip. Little awkward. How dare a restaurant include it!
Sat at the bar, enjoyed it!
We were celebrating a birthday, and The Rooster was the perfect setting. The mushroom medley pizza is wonderful - you don't get that kind of crust without a wood-fired oven. The service was attentive but relaxed - no hovering or snatching plates away, but always responsive to requests and willing to explain the choices. Perfect!
Delicious food, attentive staff, and cozy-trendy atmosphere!
They have the absolute best crab cake I've ever had the pleasure of eating - surprise, surprise, it's primarily made of (and tastes like) high-quality crab meat and not breadcrumbs or other fillers, the likes of which appear in restaurants of even greater prestige (and price). The meatballs and calamari were both excellent appetizer selections for the table as well.
For greens, the grilled Caesar salad was inspired; I never would have expected that something as simple as throwing the lettuce over an open flame could completely refresh an otherwise tired salad option. As a side, the asparagus were also very good and gave us something tasty to satisfy any lingering peckish-ness.
Of the specials, the scallops were cooked perfectly but, while still enjoyable to eat, the flavor was a fairly one-dimensional; on the other hand, the beef tartare was well-balanced in spices with refreshing pickled notes, and had a pleasantly buttery finish.
TL;DR: I cannot wait for my next visit, as the Rooster is sure to "waouh" again!
Wow - excellent meal in an excellent setting. Definitely will be back. And sorry it took me so long to try it! A hidden gem that is so worth it.
A disappointing experience! Another way overpriced restaurant that under delivers in most categories.
But mostly the expensive menu just doesn't deliver value for the overall experience and taste.
A hamburger that costs $27 can be beaten by most places around town including Hillstone which is by far better and better value. A glass of Nebiolo for $28, that was very mediocre, a ribeye steak that was charred on the outside to the point of a bitter crust and underwhelming taste, and so on.
They also add 20% tip to your bill.
I took my assistant out for her birthday dinner. We both absolutely loves everything about the restaurant. Cool room, excellent service and absolutely delicious food. We shared everything- the special grilled atom fruit and burata salad. Grilled artichoke. Grilled butterfly prawns. And the New York strip. For dessert we got the chocolate caramel volcano - total heaven!! I can’t wait to go back!!
Great ambiance, good food, very expensive wine list
In every category The Rooster delivers. The waitstaff were accommodating and pleasant. The food and drinks exceeded expectation. The atmosphere was perfectly lit and cozy. Even when they're packed they manage to keep their service top notch. Love this place.