Tar & Roses

4.9
2447 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!

Support Tar & Roses during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2447 people are saying
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vipLizzy
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Tar and Roses was excellent! We sat outdoors, and it was very festive! Our meals included the incredible snapper with dipping sauce and cold noodles, wood fired pea pods and tendrils, oxtail dumplings, rib appetizer, and a delicious crab cake. The service was stellar, and all four of us are ready to go back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and food.

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vipAnnB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very memorable evening! Tar and Roses did a standout dinner for us. The server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and paced every dish well. Loved the bronzino. We ordered several small plates to share. The owner stopped by to check on us. We will be back!

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AnthonyG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & Great service!

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vipBParticular
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I believe this is one of the finest restaurants on the west side of Los Angeles. The menu is creative, the dishes are executed perfectly, the wine menu is very well curated, and the service is friendly and professional. This is where I bring out of town friends who have eaten at the best places in the world, when I want to give them pleasant surprise.

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vipTexasJules01
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been here before and decided to come to celebrate my b.day dinner here. Waiter was very nice and wished me a happy birthday at the end/thanking me for coming here to celebrate. Food, of course was delicious...everything hit the mark. Got their oxtail dumplings....outside was cooked to perfection and it was well balanced with different flavors. The snapper had a very nice presentation and the dipping sauce that was included was delish. The hanger steak, I was a bit disappointed with the size/it was smaller than expected but nonetheless it was cooked to perfection and also delish. Loved their baby artichokes with yogurt, garlic, Parmesan. King Trumpet mushrooms were pretty good - bit more vinegar-ish tasting than I expected but still good. Their desserts were just divine: we got their sticky toffee pudding (WOW - perfection) as well as their strawberry tart with a honeycomb ice cream - also phenomenal. Def worth coming in for any meal or a celebration.

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vipLindsey
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful meal at Tar and Roses. The food there is incredibly consistently delicious and the service is always excellent.

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vipBobN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food

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vipIleneW
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my very favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. The deep-fried snapper is one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. The owner and his staff are amazing. I will come back to this restaurant forever.

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SamuelK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Ribs, crudo, oxtail dumplings, and bone marrow are outstanding. House wine was also fantastic.

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Lotee
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and experience
Everything was top notch
Food
Service
Wine
Ambiance
Can’t wait to go back

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AndrewB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food never disappoints. I actually like the sidewalk seating with lots of heat lamps but it is a little noisy with street noise and pedestrians. Still, I prefer it to the inside roar that seems to creep into most places. Coming here is always a treat.

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vipEmilyY
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent. We had dumplings, Bone marrow, spicy crab cakes, eggplants and ribs. The flavor was good but a bit too intense and salty to our taste. We have to ask for some bread to blend it out but still couldn't finish because the taste was just too heavy.

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AnnaZ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

A great variety of wine and beer.But I wasn’t quite satisfied with food. Great Service.

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Chambolle
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

This was my second time at Tar and Roses. The menu features a broad range of tempting items which are all well executed. The Fried Snapper which comes with the fish perched as though it is swimming so that you can pull morsels from it is a signature dish that is signature priced at $69 for two. The service is informed and enthusiastic. The experience doesn't suffer too much from being out on the sidewalk. Tables are comfortably spaced. The corkage is high at $45 for a wine list that can best be described as unambitious and modest. The stemware is adequate but nothing special.

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vipJASChicago
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and unusual food. The menu looked amazing. we sampled about a dozen items for the 4 of us. My favorites were the duck with kumquat and the seafood pasta, the ribs and eggplant were also excellent. I didn’t quite understand the waiter’s explanation for the unusual name. Will definitely come back next time I’m in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best dinner I’ve had in LA. Outstanding flavors and portion sizes for sharing. Servers were knowledgeable, friendly and at the table whenever needed. Wish I lived closer. Put one on the east side please!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and high quality food! Nice ambiance too

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vipNikki
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service🥰

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viphappydiner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. So creative and lovely. A wonderful first experience. Thank you. I'll be back!

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CarissaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband will only eat his meat well done (I know it's a crime) and most places will leave it pink. Tar & Roses did the juiciest most perfect well done steak I've ever seen. The broccolini and potatoes were amazing. They have created a very nice seating area with lovely ambiance despite the current pandemic circumstances.

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BJMa
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service as usual. Great to see that their business is improving!

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MinhL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit and love the food and service, we celebrated my body BD , we will be back, thanks Kyle and others serving our dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Such a great dining experience. My favorite restaurant!

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vipJeffsstuff
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent as always. And, as always, we ordered far too much, but who can limit themselves...

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KeshavP
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

incredible food and ingenuity of recipes. Loved the cauliflower, the glazed ribs, the branzino, and the desserts.

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vipSusanK
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Tar & Roses! It’s one of our favorites! The food is wonderful as is the service. Presentation is lovely, just a great, all around restaurant.

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viplancew
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every aspect

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vipAresverde
London
27 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Tar and Roses in over a year, so glad it's back and open. Food, service and ambience were all first class. Really happy to get back.

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Elgbird
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tar & Roses is a wonderful restaurant. The food is creative and excellent. I have eaten here many times and it is consistently outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!

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GraceC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to be back! As always, terrific service and delicious food.

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DidiR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it so much when we went for Easter dinner that we went back a week later to try more items from the menu. Looking forward to going back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a exceptionally great experience. Not only was the food outstanding, the staff was also. One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had.

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vipLovelyinParadize
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal! Service and food were perfect. I highly recommend the whole snapper for two. We also got the baby artichokes, yellowtail crudo and chocolate bar. All were great! The other couple with us got the duck, oxtail dumplings, shellfish pot and asparagus. They said the egg on the asparagus was a bit much, but otherwise loved the meal.

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vipGBC8
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time - really good food - ordered about 8 small plates, and all were at least interesting, with a couple of standouts: chicken liver mousse, octopus skewers, oxtail dumplings. The restaurant has very few tables inside, so you have lots of space and privacy, and its fairly quiet. Service was great.

One downside is the wine list, which is absurdly expensive, whether by the glass or bottles. If a sommelier cant offer a few good wines under $50, they should be in another line of work. I'd bring a nice bottle and pay the $35 corkage. Another good alternative is their strong selection of draft beers.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, especially the grilled octopus skewers. Amazing service as well. 10/10 recommend!

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vipvaleriek
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food best service best everything 🎈❤️

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vipImpressed
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very creative small plate menu. So delicious! Every dish was memorable. The wait staff was attentive, well informed and very helpful. I honestly considered eating there 2 nights in a row- the food was that good.

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CrazyLAGirl
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ventured out for the first time in a long time and had our first dinner at Tar & Roses. First, we had a fabulous waiter, Brad! Very outgoing and friendly and eager to walk us through our first experience at this restaurant. He helped us order all the right small plates, and we were doted on from beginning to end by the various servers that visited our table. The food was incredible - the flavors are just amazing - specifically the oxtail dumplings, the balsamic glazed ribs, and the charred octopus skewers!
We had just the right amount of food then dessert and coffee! It was really wonderful, and we walked away knowing that we would return again.... and soon!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tar & Roses using the Order Online button. Tar & Roses also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 587-0700.

Tar & Roses is rated 4.9 stars by 2447 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.