Tar & Roses

4.8
2761 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Tar & Roses is a globally inspired culinary experience.
Chef Andrew Kirschner has transformed his kitchen into a local and welcoming home, focused on the element of the wood fired oven to bring out the best flavor in our dishes. Coming straight from the visionary mind of our award winning chef, our menu is created with only the highest quality ingredients and fresh, local products. This attention to detail helps makes our food a perfected craft which will inspire you to be adventurous, in the most approachable and delicious way possible.
When you step into Tar & Roses, you'll feel like you are coming home. Our entire staff awaits your arrival with warm smiles and thoughtful service ~ please, come share a meal with us!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
What 2761 people are saying
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vipPamR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, knowledgeable team working here. Completely enjoyed, thank you!

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vipBOBE
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was nothing short of spectacular. Every dish was well conceived and executed. Our waiter was informative, interesting and amusing. The reservation was efficiently handled, with a table ready for us to dine.The aspect of the restaurant was professional.This restaurant deserves a Michelin star!

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vipFrequentDinerLA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to Tar & Roses for celebrations. Excellent food that appeals to even my pickiest friends. Thank you!

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eaterD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, pleasant service but be careful about being on speed eating if you go. A $300 dinner for 3 in a bit over an hour???
Very expensive for such a rushed dinner.

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LironM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place does not disappoint. Even after 9 years since my last visit the quality of food is still there and the food, wine and service were all stellar.

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ClarkD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Thr Lamb dish was incredible. I had a glass of wine which was delicious. Just thought it could be a little more wine for 1 glass full.

Overall 5 stars.

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vipencino7870
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the very best restaurants in Los Angeles. Creative dishes with explosive flavors. Presentations quite alluring and service impeccable. Enjoy the hip but not pretentious vibe. We lingered just to experience the fantastic background music playlist.

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AsherH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here for our anniversary dinner and it was well worth it. Tried so many new types of food and the wine pairing was perfect. Dining room is a bit dark, but we really enjoyed the entire experience.

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AnatA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance and service was outstanding.
Everything we ordered was delicious and left such a good taste in our pallets. So glad we had the opportunity to experience this amazing restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant and great service!

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garyf
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waiters and waitresses are inattentive to the point it could be construed as disinterested. It is a shame as th3 food is very good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great food !
Music was a tad loud. Previous visits on the patio had a much nicer vibe.

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Merrimentnchaos
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had high hopes!! Plates just didn’t hit the mark for us. Steak for 2 was tough, plating not on par. Gnocchi was good, wine list mediocre & over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Unfortunately we had to sit outside, but food and service were excellent!

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vipEleanorC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was fantastic! We were seated in the outdoor patio space behind the restaurant. It is a quaint and Cody space. Our waitress Carly was friendly, efficient, and professional. We ordered various dishes to share. The portions were perfect. Each dish was unique- flavorful, fresh and delicious. Carly suggested a great Italian wine to go with our meal. We finished off our dinner with a strawberry puff pasty dessert that was served with ice cream- yum!! Our evening was wonderful/ hope to return soon.

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diner219
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I would have given 5 stars on service but I felt the host could have been nicer.
The Strawberry croustade never disappoints!!
Lovely meal and natural wines with no sulfates are available. Great for someone like me who loves wine but gets a headache from the sulfates.

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vipThemeParkRefugee
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Menu is creative and well executed. A few things were truly outstanding, like the Oxtail dumplings. Others were very good but not amazing.

Was super happy with the service. They were patient with our long dinner and understood that they should just hang back and let us talk.

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royF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always eat here. Spectacular. Unique flavor in each item.

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anon
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had celebrated friends' anniversary here a couple months ago and returned for a birthday celebration and to see if it was as spectacular as it was the first time.
Well it was. The food is beyond words - the chef is so amazing with his ingredients and cooking. We actually had just returned from France where we had great food but not as good as Tar and Roses!

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DafnaH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, unique flavors and well prepared. I will definitely return.

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vipRoss
Los Angeles
140 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice evening. Good food pleasant service in a nice atmosphere.

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Judy
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Flavors were deep, fragrant, and mouthwatering. Ribs out of this world. Not a single plate missed the mark. Highly recommend.

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Marcela
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, plates are great for sharing. Loved the ambiance. Very polite and knowledgeable staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner as always. We had the venison and duck and ribs. Also gem lettuce salad. Love the cauliflower and the new squash dish.

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AydinK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend it, we did sit outside, it was great. Food is excellent.

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Woof
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening. Three of us had small-plate cauliflower, corn and ribs and the seafood stew - all excellent, shared two deserts and a bottle of Robert Sinkkey POV at $129 alone, all for $275. Great servers.

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SylviaM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable, the food was beyond incredible, full of flavors that burst in your mouth. We ordered 3 appetizers and 1 entree and 2 sides. Perfect for 2 people. The mushrooms and cod dish were insanely delicious and the bone marrow and beef cheeks were unreal. The fried cauliflower was light and delicate with a hint of sweetness and the yellowtail sashimi was bursting with flavor uniquely dressed with grapefruit and sweet lemon for a melt in your mouth experience. The next day I was craving it so I will return again. And the chocolate ganache desert with maple ice cream and roasted hazelnuts. Holy moly. The best. Go enjoy this place you will love it

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NafissehS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most impressive service and food! Thank you for all of your love that you put into your offerings.

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vipErrol
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I haven't been to Tar and Roses for a couple of years and I'm glad I came back. I got there 1 hour earlier than my reservation time and the restaurant was able to seat me immediately, which was well appreciated!

The first thing that hit me once inside the restaurant was the loud noise level. It was deafening. I can hardly hear anything my friend said across the table. I understand the brick lined wall has very little sound insulation, but it certainly put a dent on the dining experience. It may be OK for millennials, but it was too much noise.

A shout out to Brad, the wait staff who was very good and friendly. He was busy, but somehow found the time to take good care of us.

Had the Bone Marrow, Chicharrons, Grilled Maitake Mushrooms, Fried Whole Snapper and Strawberry Tart. The Bone Marrow is EXCELLENT! It was grilled just right with a touch of vinegar to cut through the fat. The Chicharrons was good and Grilled Maitake Mushrooms was okay. The Fried Whole Snapper is interesting: It was fried reminiscing a Famous Shanghai Style Whole Fried Fish with the flesh scored in crisscross pattern and fried to a crisp. However, it came with a Thai style dipping sauce. The side cold noodle again resembles the Shanghai style cold noodle, but it used Japanese Soba Noodle. All in all very interesting and I guess truly "fusion". The Strawberry Tart desert was good and flavorful with a good balance of mildly salty crust, sweet and sour notes and a very mild spicy kick at the end.

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Mixed
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Innovative food well prepared with fresh ingredients. The server was a presumptous self-absorbed seeming Hollywood want to be. The rooms are very noisy, with the back room being a bit quieter but still challenging for conversation.

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vipRobertS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really exceptional food.
I expect to go back on our next visit to LA.
Particularly special: the marrow and the venison.

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vipfoodisfun
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tar and Roses never fails. Our dinner was delicious. Nick was the perfect guide through the menu, encouraging us to try new dishes, all of which were great! Can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Outside dining is different from indoor dining. We sat outdoors ( table preference not an option) and felt very removed. Different experience than indoor seating. Only in town for the weekend so didn’t get to experience the ambiance of the restaurant, very forgettable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent.

Singaporean chili crab cake, wood roasted maitake mushroom, and snapper for two.

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vipSR22
Las Vegas
67 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our appetizers/mains/sides/desserts were all A+!!! Our party of three ordered 8 different things and they are all standouts: oxtail dumplings, Shanghai crab cakes, spaghetti carbonara, wood roasted chicken, artichokes and chocolate cake. WOW 🤩 well done!!

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VEGGIE69
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carly provided an amazing experience with her mouthwatering description of dishes and wonderful recommendations of pairings. The meal was outstanding!

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vipElanaL
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to go to, so we are regulars and always happy to bring friends along with us. Had a mid-week dinner with friends, as its easier to get seated during prime time. We set inside and ordered a bunch of small plates to share as we wanted to have their deep-fried whole snapper for our main. Every dish was excellent as always: oxtail dumplings, chicken liver pate, duck crostini, wagu beef cheeks lettuce wraps, and of course whole fried snapper. We all shared dessert (chocolate mouse bar with ice cream)
the staff is very attentive, both owners were there (which is great to see), service was excellent, the ambiance is great. I Recommend it to anyone who likes to try adventurous dishes that Andrew creates. We always look forward to new creations and waiting for some old ones to come back to a menu. thank you

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ShawnL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here and enjoyed the whole fried red snapper, oxtail dumplings, Wagyu cheek lettuce wraps and eggplant. All dishes were well done and we finished up with the strawberry ricotta crostata for dessert which was delicious.

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jjkk
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in LA. Tar and Roses has been around for a while and is still going strong. The food is amazing and the menu seems to change often. We usually choose to sit on the back outside patio. It is quiet and romantic, and a lot of fun when we are joined by our friends. I recently chose this place to celebrate my birthday and that says a lot with all of the restaurant choices out there.

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Jeffrey
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single bite of food is delicious. Every single one!

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Tar & Roses is rated 4.8 stars by 2761 OpenTable diners.

Tar & Roses does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://app.gifted.co/gift-card/7913#!/?display=money.

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.