Tin Roof Bistro

4.6
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$30 and under
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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 lounging.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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SB
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Darren at our usual table! He is great!

B
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We have returned over and over to the Tin Roof for dinner and lunch. Food is always delicious and creative. Our last visit was unfortunate as our server failed to put our ticket in and we waited over an hour for dinner to arrive. To its credit, Tin Roof made it all great by providing dinner at no cost. Our service in no way should deter anyone from trying the Tin Roof. It is great. Our server was so kind and sweet. It was a mistake. The take away is that the Tin Roof is awesome. It cares about its reputation, its food, its service and its hospitality. See you at the Tin Roof!

JV
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"The staff at Tin Roof was friendly and seated us quickly. I asked the hostess if she could NOT seat us at a certain area of the restaurant (as we sat there on our last visit) and she took care of that request for us. It was my wife's birthday and they took care of our dessert for us. Food and service was great!

S
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

What a great server 👏👏👏 LUCAS! Very friendly and always with a smile he served us from lunch till 3 PM we were a loud batch but we enjoyed every bit of it

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tried the new eggplant hummus. Not only was there parsley on top of it, it was also in the hummus. It overpowered the taste of the eggplant.

MJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tin Roof Bistro is our go-to lunch place with our friends. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The food is great and reasonably price - best deal is their lunch-time trio. Our server is most gracious when we stay and talk after eating.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was okay . Server Brian was amazing !!!!! Made everything worth it. Spicy shrimp was good. Hubby and I both had the salmon which was just okay. The server was the one that made the trip worth it . Drinks were also good! He was super friendly and joke with us .

n
Western NC
56 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Missed a step from the past. Grainy calamari, over cooked piece of gorgeous halibut and flavorless lobster ravioli. Too bad, a fun atmosphere.

AT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were seated immediately after arriving a few minutes late for a 4:00 reservation. Service was prompt and fairly attentive. My husband and I really enjoyed our entrees. My husband said the fish and chips were the best he’s ever had, and my scallops were very tender and flavorful. I also had the Mrs. Robinson cocktail, which was really good. We would not hesitate to eat here again when we’re in the area.

BB
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Tin Roof many times. The food is always excellent and the staff is top notch.
I chose Tin Roof for my birthday dinner. My friends love the Wednesday Bistro Seafood Bouillabaisse special and they have the best burger in town. Try the Billionaire Burger, you'll thank me.
Our server, Jeagar, knew it was my birthday and went above and beyond the usual great service.
Appetizers arrived so fast we barely had a sip of our drinks which were also served pronto.
Jeagar went above and beyond all of our expectations. We left saying this was now the official birthday choice for all birthdays.
Of course we'll be back without celebrating birthdays, but they really know how to make you feel special.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great stop after preschool with twin boys. Waitress was wonderfully accommodating and so kind. Boys loved their burger.

A
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant with two patio areas. Diversified menu. Friendly staff.

SB
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tin Roof is a favorite place of ours. Great food and service (this time we had Darren, who was fantastic!)

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We love the restaurant - food is good and they never rush us during the evening. The manager seems to care about the customers and makes sure that it results in an enjoyable evening

OT
Los Angeles
476 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good for lunch, but better sit in the inside patio if you want to be away from noise, since inside the restaurant is noisy, and the outside patio in front of the restaurant has street noise from construction of the parking structure. I can recommend the one half sandwich plus soup and salad for lunch. I particularly like the curry chicken sandwich.

P
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed when I go to Tin Roof. The service is always on point, especially on my last visit with Dave being our waiter. The food is always excellent as are the cocktails. The atmosphere is comfortable and even when busy, stress free, and everyone is happy.

k
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I had the half chicken with warm arugula w/fingerling potatoes salad. The white meat on the chicken was extremely dry. The salad was very good but the potatoes added nothing to the salad.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I came here for New Year’s Eve and it was perfect. Our server Sean, was so attentive, professional and friendly. The food was the best I’ve ever tasted at tin roof and the atmosphere was great!! Thank you so much for your amazing service!!

GS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very easy to get a reservation. We had to change reservation and staff member was great and resent the updated reservation. We arrived early and were given a nice glass of champagne while we waited for our table. We were greeted immediately by our server Cheyenne and she brought us water. Cheyenne was the best server and made the experience wonderful. Thank you!

B
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Arrived just when it opened.
Therefore we had a quiet atmosphere and good service.
Attractive presentation of soup that was nicely heated and tasty.
Roasted turkey sandwich was delicious.
Recommended.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Host staff is horrible even with a reservation!
Not interested in customers or providing a enjoyable dinning experience.
Very evident they only care about flipping tables and making money.
Will not return

EP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good, relaxing and quite. Enjoyed everything about it

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food4service2ambience1

Drinks took forever. Then they were incorrect when delivered. Hair in soup. Good too 35 mins to be delivered. We love Tin Roof. But tonite was one-star

SK
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had a great time. Food was wonderful as well as the wait staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service.

R
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

They were kind over the phone when I had to move the reservation back due to traffic but treated us like second class citizens upon arrival because they got a bit of a rush. To punish us, they seated us next to the kitchen and the walk way to the restrooms. Probably the worst table in the place. Worse still, the food was not up to par. The special burger was overly salty to the point of not tasting good and really was the worst experience I've had at the restaurant. I will not be in a hurry to go back.

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

We are regulars. The food, the energy, the festive atmosphere...always such a perfect "go to" place for us. So, it was a natural pick to have a holiday family dinner there. Thank you! ...and don't get rid of the crab special on Saturdays ;) ...or at lease, promise to bring it back during the holidays next year!

XL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Although food was great, service was horrendous. It shouldn’t take close to an hour to get an appetizer to the table. Entire dinner was close to 2 hours but with the holiday crowds, we didn’t have the option to get up and go elsewhere with hungry kids.

D
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and beverages! Service could not be better and Aron is the perfect Host!
Always grateful !

ND
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Took almost 30min to get a drink once we got seated at 7:50 for our 7:30 reservation

S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service, good food, but too loud

MR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always ask for the patio if you want to have a conversation...the patio is lovely and everything else is excellent!

AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Food was well prepared and tasty. The venue was cozy and nicely decorated, made for a pleasant evening.

KA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place. A chilly night but the patio was so peaceful and inviting. Smoke space heaters. Great cocktails and lively conversation did the trick! Cheyanne is a delightful person. Suggested great main courses and desserts. Cocktails are always on point. Looking forward to our next visit!

RA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this was another excellent meal. We had the pizza and a salad and both are exceptional. Great service and good wine. This our go to place whenever we are in that area

g
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My local go-to restaurant.

k
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! On the way to a concert at the forum, dined here on a recommendation from a friend. We were really impressed with service and food, highly recommend making reservations it gets busy.

M
Las Vegas
40 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dining experience was just amazing. The food and service was outstanding. The wait staff was so courteous and attentive. From cocktails to main courses, everything was served in a very timely manner❣️

CC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Waiter Sean was THE BEST!!! Give him a raise! He anticipated needs before you could even think of them! Loved it!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Took a client out for a business dinner and it took the waiter 45 minutes to take our order and then another 45 minutes to bring out the food. Drinks were ordered and never delivered. We had to ask for silverware. The food seemed decent, but was mostly cold by the time it arrived. Appearing to recognize their own poor service, the waiter proactively provided a complimentary side dish - a gracious move, but no one requested (or wanted) the side dish they chose for us. The manager helped us close out and split the check onto two credit cards per our request - and charged the wrong amounts. I was embarrassed to have taken a client here.