Tin Roof Bistro

4.7
4157 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 4157 people are saying
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vipLomabruin
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service & ambiance
Food was excellence - good menu

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go to restaurant. Consistently good food and service.

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MichaelG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to the Tin Roof Bistro
It has always been extremely excellent
Never a long wait with Open table
The manager Aaron Garisek is always friendly and personable
I can't wait for my next visit

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Always a great time but this time we could barely order appetizers and the waitress was on us to order dinner. We all felt very rushed. It was not that busy on a Monday before Thanksgiving. Trying to catch up with old friends.

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vipLisa
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The outside area makes you relax... it is gorgeous! And the food and staff are outstanding.

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catcat13
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, our server was very warm and friendly. The food and atmosphere were very good.

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MollyN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was delicious and our wait staff were excellent.

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vipSeaBarb
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tin Roof is like home to us whether we are dining as a couple, with friends or with lots of family members. The menu allows us to graze or enjoy a full on meal. We know that everything we order will be well prepared and nicely served. Libations add a fine selection of brews, cocktails and fine wines. The staff is welcoming and skilled.

Most of all, we thank Aaron and Lauren and all of the staff for the marvelous birthday party they put together in the back room....Lovely Tuscan dinner served family style preceeded by a generous mediterranean hors d'oeuvres buffet and passed pizza. Many of our guests braved the rain and traveled from other areas. They were amazed and delighted by the event as were we.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tin Roof had the cutest table set up outdoors for our date night near the water fountain! The service was really good and the food was tasty. I had a glass of the Sextant wine and it was delicious

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LorenaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!! The outdoor patio is very cozy and the ambiance was very nice 😀

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We made a reservation for 6:00 at an inside table a week ahead of time. We arrived at 5 min to six and checked in and was told a table was ready and they would come and get us in a few minutes so wait outside. After 13 minutes or so I went and checked on our table because no one came to get us. I was then told my party was already seated and they would take me to the table. I informed the hostess that my whole party was outside and no one came to
get us. She informed me that there was a miscommunication and someone else was seated at our table and they would get us a table shortly. Then someone came to seat us at a table outside when I informed them we had a reservation for inside. It took another 5 minutes to get to our table. So our 6:00 reservation turned into a 6:20 reservation.
So ok not a big deal. We were seated and got drinks and appetizers right away. However the entree took a long time to come out. The food was ok. Our Salmon and pizza were both under cooked. Just ate it because we were hungry and had no idea how long it would take if we sent it back. The overall experience was ok but I don’t think we will go back on a Friday or Saturday due to the fact they seemed too busy and not able to handle the rush. The noise level was loud.

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ArenaC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food and excellent customer!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Way too noisy and too expensive for the quality of food. Food is ok, but they are charging for superior.

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JulieW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb local spot!!

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vipLisa
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor atmosphere with all the lights (and heaters!) is my favorite in the area. Add that to the food and service and you can't go wrong.

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KelleyB
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived early because parking is always a bit of a challenge and it indeed was again. Our table was ready at 7:35 which was fine given the place was very busy as usual. Food and service were good, took a little longer to get drinks from the bar but not excessively. The background noise was up a bit initially but it tapered off as the evening progressed. This is still one of my favorite places in the area.

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MBEater
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and drinks are always wonderful here. Restaurant is popular and busy, so reservations are essential. Noise level is pretty high. Drinks service was extremely slow the Wednesday night we were there, but we were warned of this when we were seated. Our waiter was very attentive and apologized several times for the slow food and drinks. Will absolutely return!

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ash12345
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and service. Just VERY loud! I've been to many restaurants and for some reason, this has been the loudest to where it bothered me and my partner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Unfortunately what I had was just ok but the green light drink and the hummus was absolutely fabulous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and food is delicious

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Cute outdoor patio. Loved that there was a lot of shade. Food was amazing. Especially the short rib hash. My only complaint was that the live band playing on Sunday 2-3pm was wayyyyy too loud. We had elderly parents at brunch and they could barely hear over the music. We also had to yell to each other during the whole meal. It was quite annoying to deal with considering the nice ambience of the restaurant

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viplisasonrisa
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My mom and her friends and I went to Tin Roof for Sunday brunch. The food, service and ambience were great! I was really happy to see a lot of menu options; you don't see that very often for brunch menus. Both lunch and breakfast-y options were available, as well as cocktails, wine, and beer. The heirloom tomato toast was excellent!

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vipMBbeachguy
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Brunch items needs some work. Eggs were undercooked on the Bemedict and seemed precooked on the tomato toast. Toast was soggy like it had been sitting. Eggs tasted like they had been sitting in a steamer. Disappointing. Dinner and lunch is always good. Hope they can work on the brunch items because the drinks are fun and great service.

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vipArturoC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Way too noisy, but food was good and service was the best.

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Saturday night—the place was popping which made it a bit loud inside (no outside tables available when we arrived). Food was great—spare rib agnolotti and steak frites did not disappoint; the spicy tuna spring roll was a nice starter and the house salad was large enough to share. Thankful for the wine samples so my husband could try the wine before he ordered a full glass. Looking forward to the next visit…

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Pope5
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed our date night at Tin Roof. We absolutely love the service. Definitely, we’ll be back again.

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Rosie
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the South Bay. Scott was an excellent waiter, and the food was delicious. We sat outside in the beautiful patio area, and it felt like we were on vacation.

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vipmariah
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service. Tasty food. Great overall experience.

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vipfdlvr
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely outdoor patio; well spaced and charming; friendly wait staff; generous portions; home-style food

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LindaR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was the first time for dinner, had many lunches. The noise level was unbelievable. My friend and I had to talk uncomfortably loud to hear each other. Would not do dinner again, unless during the week is better.

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SharonB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Celebration

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MichelleD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish from appetizer to dessert was great. The staff from the hostess to the waiter to the food runners were all very friendly and attentive. We were celebrating birthdays and could not have picked a better choice!

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vipOngelD
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I had the short rib agnolotti tonight. It was tough, meaning the pasta not the filling was not done. I come here often. Usually a good meal. Maybe just an off night

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Roxanne
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very crowded but food and drinks were very tasty

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KatrinaF
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great, service was excellent and the atmosphere was laid back. Plenty of menu options; we had burgers, pizza and pasta and all was eaten up! Will definitely go again.

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vipPlatypus
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Noise level was painful

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vipChelsea
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were all very lovely… I was not a big fan of my cocktail, but that is likely because I chose a drink too sweet to my liking. Overall, I would definitely recommend for a date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, had to work to get attention for service, but when we got it, it was warm , welcoming, accommodating and friendly. The oysters on the half shell weren’t shucked well, so they were minced in places and lots of shell fragments. Taste was nice, but was like getting seeds from a watermelon. Servers were a bit rushed, so had to get re-do’s from misunderstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service. The wine was great too!!

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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 4.7 stars by 4157 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.