Tin Roof Bistro

4.8
3885 Reviews
$30 and under
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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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3885 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BelyndaN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! Great service, lovely atmosphere. But the food, soooooooo delicious!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Samira is the absolute best!! Thursday night has the perfect date night special with a delicious t-bone for 2 with the most decadent flavors and sauces! For $70!!! Best deal in the South Bay! Oh and for sure get the Firecracker shrimp! You won’t be disappointed, promise!

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angelineb
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Well…we went on the wrong night. There were a lot of really large parties because of graduation celebrations. Very loud including unruly children not using their inside voices. I have 3 kids and never would I allow my children to behave so badly. Anyway, food was okay, my chicken was dry but the potatoes were tasty and cooked perfectly. Our cocktails were delicious and service was on point.

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TroyL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a special request to surprise my date. The staff was fantastic about setting it up and remembering it. (The person who seated us kind of let the cat out of the bag, but it was no big deal.) Everything was fantastic and we were seated on the patio, so there wasn't any issue with noise at all. All of the staff were super friendly and efficient. The food came really fast and was delicious. Thought the price was very reasonable for the quality.

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MariaS
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

such a beautiful place! Looking forward to going back and becoming a regular!
Truly great place!

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GabrieleW
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service never disappoints. Literally everything is amazing.

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BrendaI
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and the staff are amazing!

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ElizabethM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were so nice to us, we asked to sit outside, but it got super windy so they moved us inside. We had two Manhattan Cobb Salads mine was without chicken. Feel Free to ask them again if we were there. Also happy to ask my dinner companion for a copy of the receipt, since she paid.

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vipNonny
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late afternoon - sat outside on lovely front patio - great service - perfect spot to sip a glass of wine - nibble from a great charcuterie board - and chat with friends!

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FlavorTown
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a date night out and my partner and I both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The environment was lovely, especially the outdoor seating by the fountain. The cocktails were well made, even the cocktail we requested that was not on the menu was perfectly executed. The wine selection is also quite fun and enjoyable for any local wine snob. We had the spinach dip appetizer with flatbread and it was fantastic, spinach forward, lightly curried, and not overly creamy like so many other restaurants. The fish n chips were great, the fries excellent, the steak frites good but already smothered in A1 steak sauce it seemed which was a little disappointing. The béarnaise sauce that came with steak was almost sour cream like and not the best we’ve had. All of that considered it was still a good meal and certain menu items could definitely be winners.

Our server, Natasha, was absolutely amazing and really made a large positive impact on the night. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First night out since the pandemic started

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant nestled in Manhattan Village. Service was great and Cheyenne was a superb server very attentive and catered to our needs. All of the servers were very polite and personable. We decided to dine outdoors which I would recommend as it was a very beautiful ambiance with the string lights. Don’t worry if you get cold, there are also heaters!

Food was fabulous, we started off with the firecracker shrimp, must have! We also had the blue cheese stack which was the perfect balance of garlic and cheese on top of the fries. For the main course I had the scallops which was A+! Perfectly seared but buttery as you bite into it.

Would definitely come again!!!

JC
JanC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant- great food, beautiful outdoor dining

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LorenzoS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic. This is one of our go-to places.

MB
MartinB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was very accommodating. Had to change the time of our reservation 3 times and they were always helpful and friendly

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JessicaL
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute restaurant and really good food! We had the whole roasted fish and steak.

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ChristopherB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection of dishes and haven't had anything on the menu that wasn't delightful, although the salmon really stands out. Top notch friendly and helpful service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
40 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The pizzas are ok. Try to avoid the calamari. Stringy and greasy. Try to sit outside or in the perimeter. The middle of the room is very noisy.

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KrisM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about dining in the back patio. Will be back!

SJ
SamanthaJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and the ambiance was wonderful!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. We were able to get the Thursday special on Tuesday which was awesome. Food was cooked perfectly and the whiskey selection is always good

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vipRonW
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night out with friends

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. The ambience/service/food was great. I definitely recommend this restaurant to family's. The only item that was horrible were the calamari, I don't recommend them.

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vipRaul
Los Angeles
110 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st meal at Tin Roof since before Covid 19. So happy that the food, service and ambiance is still outstanding.

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RandyB
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food with interesting flavors and choices. More than just "meat-n-potatoes" meals.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service wonderful food wonderful evening

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CarolH
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

we always enjoy Tin Roof. We brought guests for their first visit and they loved it. Everyone enjoyed their cocktails and menu items of choice. However, the featured menu item was Pork Chop and it didn't meet our expectations. Finishing it with some sort of sauce would have made the difference as it was a bit bland as pork can be. The choice of sweet potatoes also needs to be bumped up a bit. They were simply sliced, skin on and topped with a bit of basil puree. A whipped version with something blended in such as walnuts or pecans and topped with the basil puree and fried onion straws would be one suggestion. Plain potatoes left the plate flat. This won't keep us from coming back, just won't order the pork chop again.

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Rocko
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yummy food and drinks, pretty and quiet location (we sat outside), and a fantastic server who made good drink recommendations.

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Christina
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night was our first time going to the Tin Roof Bistro. We've passed by many times but it has always been so busy, now we know why! I made a reservation ahead of time for my husband's birthday. Just 4 of us. I was so happy to know that you can actually reserve a table on the patio. Most restaurants just say they can put down your request but can't guarantee it. Since we love outdoor patios we loved this option. The patio was beautifully lit up, with the fountain running, gorgeous landscaping and heaters to keep us warm. We felt like we were out on vacation, not just a few miles from home. Our server was Janine and she was just delightful! She was extremely knowledgeable about how the food is prepared and was spot on in her description of the yummy Malbec we ordered. She was very friendly and funny, and made us feel like we could just relax and enjoy our meal. The restaurant was very busy, her station was full, but she handled it all perfectly! We are already planning our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, had a great time

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing that isn’t ideal is that we still had to wait for nearly 20 minutes even though we had reservations.

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vipMamacat90807
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very, very noisy inside, even with fewer tables. Great service. Margherita pizza was undercooked. Caesar salad way overpriced, $10 for average sized plate of nothing but lettuce, cheese and a few croutons. All the other food was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this restaurant. The courtyard dinning is beautiful and the service is amazing and fast!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Samara was fantastic and as always the good was delicious. Thank you!

JS
JayS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tin Roof is one of our favorite local go to spots! Great food, drinks, and service 👍🏽👍🏽

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vipjake90245
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was great, love the Tin Roof. Food was served on top of each course without being done eating. Plus the table was not cleared of used plates. We had to flag someone down to remove the used plates. Very very rushed. Not the usual service we are usually receive.

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vippinkA
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Love Tin Roof! Made a reservation & unfortunately still had to wait 30 minutes for a table (people just wouldn't leave!). Clearly people are ready to dine out! They were super busy, but the staff was very friendly. Sat outside in a lovely garden setting. I am a big fan of the lasagna, and we had brussel sprout app - it was great.

VA
vipVeganAndDelish
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. We are regulars and the food and service is consistently excellent!

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You can order delivery directly from Tin Roof Bistro using the Order Online button. Tin Roof Bistro also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Tin Roof Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 939-0900.

Tin Roof Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 3885 OpenTable diners.

Tin Roof Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.simmsrestaurants.com/tin-roof-bistro.

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.