The Rose Venice

4.7
1496 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Rose is an iconic restaurant in the heart of Venice, serving locals and travelers alike since 1979.

Chef Jason Neroni presents modern California cuisine that is globally influenced and seasonally driven by local farms. The menu is complimented by a thoughtfully curated wine list, highlighting boutique producers focused on self sustainable practices. The bakery celebrates American classics, as well as some of the original Rose classics, re-conceptualized with their innovative techniques.

The sprawling space has indoor and outdoor dining areas including ample patio seating, a full market and bakery, LAMILL Coffee bar, and 40-foot craft-cocktail bar. If you're unable to find a reservation at your desired time don't worry! We always reserve some of our service areas for walk-in traffic during all services.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1496 people are saying
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PomV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing California vibe and excellent food, attentive service, and great people watching. Something for everyone on the menu.

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FeryOt
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Overpriced. pay attention because they will add 5% of your bill to the total to cover for their full time employees health benefits unless you ask them not to. Shouldn’t the business cover that? Not the customer?

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alih
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

the wait staff was kind, friendly & VERY knowledgeable with the menu. our waiter suggested many items to us & spoke about how & why the chef made them. i love that feeling of connection with what I eat! and the food was INCREDIBLE! great spot for a fun date or a work meeting!!

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FrvnkD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rose is always great. Top choice in LA for us, can’t wait to come back.

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Fiji
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was fine, I'd probably go back for maybe the bakery, but in terms of the service/food I don't know that the quality matched the price.

Parking is awful and it's $15 to have your car in their lot, which is already high.

When we sat down, the very first thing we saw was a sign telling us how long we could sit there for, which is just a bad idea. It's already subconsciously telling us we're not exactly welcome.

As for where we were seated, there were plenty of seats that looked nice, but we got "That" table. Not even like it was the only one available either, so it also didn't start things well.

When we sat, we got our drinks going ($15 for a mimosa, not bottomless as we saw online, be aware for that). And we didn't know our food right away. Wait staff didn't return for over half an hour.

The food was okay to pretty good. Nothing overly exciting, but I just might have had the wrong thing.

At one point I used the restroom and saw on the sunnier side of the restaurant it was mostly younger people while the side we sat on (and almost shoulder to shoulder with) was senior citizens. I get there's probably enough plausible denial there to say "Of course we don't choose where we seat people based on..." but like, come on. It felt obvious.

The service wasn't bad, just maybe a bit less attentive than would have been nice (it took forever to get the check as well, despite the sign at every table reminding us of our time limit for our visit). The food was fine, nothing memorable. The whole time just felt like a potentially good party where the host wasn't thrilled with our attendance.

Not overtly awful, but I probably wouldn't choose it in the future if it were up to me.

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bethz
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The Rose Venice shines by it's food. All the dishes were excellent, especially the pasta. The server was very good and the staff was attentive in cleaning the table between dishes, however the overall experience was not customer centric. The vibe from the hostess was that we were NOT a guest, but it was our privilege to get to eat at their restaurant. The tables were sticky - all of them and wobbly. The smells from the alley wafted to the outside tables and cleanliness was questionable. We were charged $2.00 for an extra piece of toast to add to our duck pate on a $300 plus meal. The goal was to get us in and get us out as quickly as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We enjoyed our experience at the rose. The ambience was very nice. The restaurant is kid friendly & they give you crayons and paper for kids to use. There is a kid friendly menu! The drinks are delicious. I had an experience with one dish- it just didn’t match my
Taste pallet. and the waiter was nice enough to return it to the kitchen and get me something else. As a gf eater, I had a hard time finding something appealing on the menu! Overall, a good experience. Would recommend to others that don’t have food restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Couldn’t have been a worse night!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Took 25 mins past our reservation time to seat us and 20 mins beyond that to get the first set of drinks. Server was really nice and truly doing his best but made it seem impossible to accommodate a vegan diet for my friends. When they said they could be OK with butter, it still didn’t seem to matter…

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Worst service I have ever received.

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GCM15
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had the best uni pasta! All the food was excellent and it was fun to see the active kitchen.

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vipOvanaki
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Overpriced and very pretentious. We miss the days when it was a simple neighborhood place to have good time. Was there for lunch, we was all disappointed with the food and the overall experience - won't go to Rose again, sadly

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time, awesome food and great wine list. All pasta was incredible, get the sweet potatoes as well!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Awful, everything was sold out because our waitress took forever to take our orders then says “oh, we just sold out of this 5 minutes ago!” when we had been waiting on her forever. My Korean sandwich was cold & too difficult to eat, barely touched it and the waitress didn’t ask why. Horrible place, super disappointed, waste of money

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Had to wait 45 min for table to open up

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Mollie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Rose. It is a pleasant ambiance with a cozy buzz and great food. Staff is respectful, friendly and not imposing.

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LaLa
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

There was a very long wait, almost half an hour, and that was with a reservation. Both dishes had various toasts. Both were so hard, over-cooked, that the waiter brought us a steak knife...to cut toast. Seriously overpriced drinks, coupled with $15 valet. The food was okay, not worth the $150 bill with 4 cocktails. Loved the atmosphere. We were forgotten for a while by our waiter. We were celebrating my friend's birthday. It wasn't special enough.

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vipKathiaS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great service, nice location.
Please note that parking is either street parking (limited since its a busy area) or valet only.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice brunch. They sat me early even. Great place

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Wine was great. I felt like our server was rushing us off the table. Felt pretty blatant. Other than that, service was good, vibe was fun, server gave us excellent recommendations for food and wine. I would come back. Just don’t rush me. :-)

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TheRose
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe and ambiance. Food is pretty good but you’re really paying for the vibe and ambiance. It’s a beautiful and fun place though and worth the dining experience.

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vipmatth103
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Wasn’t the best experience. Food was decent, but way too expensive for what it is. Parking is a $15 flat rate. No substitutions or addition. Like if you order a burger you can order avocado, but the chef refuses to put it on the burger. Won’t serve mustard because it alters the taste. This isn’t a Michelin star restaurant - give me a break.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Took my family here for the first time and the waiter was so kind and we have an amazing table

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RichardK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Overpriced and very pretentious. Unbearable frankly. I miss the days when it was a simple neighborhood restaurant and bakery.

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EveM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We’ve eaten at the Rose numerous times and have always enjoyed it. Perhaps we’ve not been there for lunch, but we were going to be around and thought we would take our friends who had never been. I’ve never used the term mediocre to describe The Rose, but that is the most generous thing I can say about our meals. It was truly uninspired. If we ever return, it will not be for lunch. And that’s a big “if”.

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BrandonR
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’ve been here a few times of the last year and overall the experience has been underwhelming and mediocre. For a place that charges $45 for a salmon dish you’d expect a little more effort. First off the staff is somber and sad. The masks certainly don’t help. Maybe they are loosing oxygen or not seeing their faces just turns them all into drones. When we came in the host was okay. But then proceeded to take us to the worst table in the entire place. A sad lonely table for two way in the corner where one person would literally be facing a brick wall on two sides. It felt like they were putting us on time out. I don’t really care if you’re trying to test and see if people will put up with that, but we were very insulted. Our server was good, good energy and thoughtful and attentive. So that honestly kept me from walking out. Now to the food. The salad (baby lettuce with some chili powder and fruit) was so boring and actually pretty much just lettuce with a couple berries, a tiny bit of dressing you could barely taste, and then chili power all over it. Who thought of this? We had to send it back. We got the brussel sprouts and they were delicious. I ordered the honey bee pizza which was great. This place needs to remember what service is supposed to be an get rid of that terrible salad.

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ErinK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good drinks and outdoor table; server was rushing us along even though there were NO other tables sat--was a little frustrating

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TLTL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Michael, was the best! In addition to helping us curate the perfect meal, he went and talked to the bartender about how one of the delicious signature cocktails was made for us!

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AshleyA
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really tasty! We ordered the avocado toast, pancakes, and a pizza and it was way too much food for two people. The lavender honey latte was a delight. The area is kinda sketch but we parked around the corner and it was fine.

JB
JoyceB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was lovely, food, decor, roomy dining area with safe spacing and outdoor heaters -- except the pricey lobster thermidor, which was inexplicably served cold and tasted off. Take that off the menu and every dish that remains is a winner!
I'll come back every time I visit from the East Coast.

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DannyS
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat on a Tuesday evening and there we're just two of us. We were greeted promptly at the door even though we had reservations. Inside is a mix of shabby chic and bier garden fun, with a little quirky artwork thoughtfully, mixed in. The ambience was very casual. We sat out on the garden area which was nicely decorated with greenery and lighting, and since there is a slight nip in the air the heaters were on which made it perfect.

The meals they serve are family style, so you were able to share everything. We had the peach and watermelon salad to start which was very delicious, sweet and just perfect for the end of summer. We ended up going with both the gnocchi and the carbonara which were excellent!

Both pasta dishes were very rich and creamy! It reminded you of a big warm hug. Definitely would get again.

All in all, it was a great experience. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and very prompt.

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VinessaA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. The vibe is right and the food was so delious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service good food. My date loved her cocktail!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal great service

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BriE
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We had to wait 30mins past our reservation to get seated while people who showed up way after we did continued to get seated. The wait staff is super slow and unhelpful. There are absolutely no changes or substitutions allowed to menu items and I paid $21 for a “vegan salad” which was legit a bowl of iceberg lettuce with 6 raspberries. An awful experience overall.

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SandraC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food is still great but the service became terrible. I made reservations (credit card is required) and had to wait for 20 minutes for a table. Then another 15 for the waiter to show up. The waiter did not know a whole lot about the menu either and struggled to make recommendations

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vipBriannaM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

terrible service from the time we checked in to when we left. the host team and server should not be in the hospitality industry.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This was my first time there. The food was good but it took a really long time for us to get all our food out to the table. We ordered the "best biscuits ever" with drinks and they were not brought out until after we were eating our food. They were cold. If they were hot they would have be EVERYTHING. Drinks were delicious. Dave was nice and they didn't rush us to leave although on the table there was a note, and I received a text indicating we only had 2 hours. I would come again.

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AndrewH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The valet parking for the restaurant was $15, which was outrageous. Street parking can be found, but the neighborhood is full of homeless people with lots of car break ins.

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viplike2dine
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Terrible place for dinner. Total rip off. Pastas are 30 for sub pa ad an exsmpler. Service was Terrible. Stupid rules like one pizza per table. Not kid friendly. Zero flexibility don't go. Don't even even have good drink menu.

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The Rose Venice is rated 4.7 stars by 1496 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.