Tin Roof Bistro

4.6
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$30 and under
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American
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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4.6
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C
Los Angeles
96 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott our waiter was above and beyond with great service. Very nice guy who will assure our return. Great greeting and BD celebration. Servings are large. And good.

Thanks, Scott!

TJ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive, kept checking up on us to make sure we had everything that we needed. Brought bread to our table when we asked for some. Allowed us to take our time to go over the menu. My husband was interested in the Sea Bass, our waiter highly recommended it, glad he did because my husband was very pleased with the Sea Bass.

IJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met for a Sunday lunch and had such a wonderful time. Food and service was excellent.

z
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Still the "go to" restaurant. Good crowd for lunch, patio dining was weather-perfect. My only thought concerned the lunch half-sandwich, half-soup, half-salad: maybe it was what I ordered but the sandwich seemed rather dry and not so flavorful. Soup beautifully presented and delicious. Salad ample and also savory. Prior $10. cost now increased to $12. - continues to be a good bargain.

T
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting. Our waiter, Scott, was wonderful! Loved my Thin noodle lasagna!! Husband loved his pappardelle. We both enjoyed the complimentary Brussel sprouts!!

DY
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good food, not over done like a lot of restaurants do now. Service was friendly and quick.

RM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s great for get togethers. All our friends love to meet up here because there is something on the menu for everyone. Our waiter Lucas was outstanding and so helpful! Wine list was solid. Lunch delicious. Dessert was fun. We will be back!

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were wonderful. A bit noisy though. Overall, a great place.

DV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great family place with delicious food. Very child friendly. Service was excellent!

RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was good as usual. I liked that they served the full menu and a V-day special.

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for Valentines Day and had the best time!!! We arrived and were seated within minutes! Samira (Sam) is the BEST!!! She made excellent suggestions for wine (we got 3 sticks Pinot Noir) and it was delicious. We also got the Valentine’s menu and let me just say... best lobster I’ve ever had! One of my favorite experiences at Tin Roof... I have been there several times over the past several years (I try to sit in Sam’s section every time!!!) and every time is better than the last! My husband and I agreed that it was the best Valentine’s Day either of us ever had!

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went great. We had a reservation at 7:15 for valentine's day and we were running a couple minutes late due to traffic, so I gave them a call and they held our reservation until we got there. Once we arrived we were seated right away.

The food was really delicious. I highly recommend the blue cheese haystack fries as appetizers, they were very tasty.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch was great

CT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Working in LA for a month and wanted a place to to have dinner with a few coworkers. Nice staff and delicious food.

WH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10! They know how to run a restaurant and take excellent care!

NC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Signature brussell sprouts are killer. We keep coming back for them

RD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service, pricey

IB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional meal with great service. Met every expectation.

M
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had the best apps. Initially brussel sprouts were a bit too charred, waiter resent order and the redo was delish!

JC
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The severs were attentive and friendly. I enjoyed the Curry Chicken Sandwich with a salad. Yum!

AM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

This restaurant is lovely, and the food is good although a side dish of broccolini was tough. We were seated early and really enjoyed the patio setting. Our waiter was very friendly, but mis-heard one order, and had some trouble removing something we did not order from our bill. We would definitely go back.

RL
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Solid family dining spot. It’s in the neighborhood, but somehow it never comes to mind. Took my wife and daughter here for a nice Saturday dinner. The crowd has a lot of families and meals with grandparents, out for special occasions. Which is a change from the trendy expensive Manhattan Beach eateries with overdressed singles and $15 cocktails. Food was really good, better than I remembered. We had the fish and chips, lobster ravioli, braised lamb pasta, caramelized Brussels sprouts, and shared the apple rhubarb tart with ice cream for desert. All we’re very good. The only hiccup was our miss placed desert order, which came 25 mins after we ordered it. The waitress Hunter handled it gracefully waived the charge. All was good. I’ll come here more often for sure.

TF
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch on the patio tried the bistro lunch which was so yummy and delicious I will definitely be back again

OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday. Lots of good food and the drinks were great! Very accommodating

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picked this based off reviews and it didn’t disappoint. Seated promptly, friendly service, great food. And what a setting. The patio is so charming with flowing greens, twinkle lights and a fountain. I’ll be back.

J
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy place to meet. Great food

R
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to go for dinner.
Food is great
Wine choice is also great
Service always wonderful
Definitely will recommend Tin Roof Bistro

j
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

food was o.k. the drinks were way way way to expensive for what they were.. lots of kids running around and the tables was right in the middle of all the hub bub.. I
would recommend this place for lunch..but not a nice dinner out for a romantic birthday.. very disapointed in the Tin Roff.

N
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went for Happy Hour with a few friends. Can always count on delicious Brussels sprouts!! The service was great and the food is always top notch.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful, m service was attentive but not intrusive. Patio was lovely and there was a chill in the air so they had heaters and offered us blankets when we were seated. We stayed and stayed and never felt rushed. Couldn't be better.

SB
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

B
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
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!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner to celebrate wedding anniversary

JV
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
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
29 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
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
8 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.