Tar & Roses

4.8
2357 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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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
What 2357 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TerriH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ambiance was lacking due to Covid-
Outside, on a side street, but the table didn’t wobbly and there were enough heaters to be comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. We loved everything we ordered. Will definitely be back!

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BabetteS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal. The waiter made great recommendations and loved the tapas concept.

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MaryH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Sat on the patio so the atmosphere was nice. Great waitress. AMAZING food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely.

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vipJane
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so wonderful to have them back in business. The service and food is still top notch and as loyal customers we were so glad they kept the old menu!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, well executed

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JohnE
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time here. Gnocchi was outstanding. Brussel sprouts and venison very good. Sticky toffee was just OK. Service was excellent - friendly but not overbearing and willing to give suggestions which I always appreciate. Wine was excellent too. Would come again

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CALLAWYER
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly an exceptional restaurant. Everything we select each and every time we go is spectacular. The rib eye is my favorite in the entire country. The peas, which we ordered for the first time, are now something I crave. Really, you can order anything on the menu and you will not be disappointed. I can't wait to go back.

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KevinK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to have our favorite restaurant open again. The new eggplant dish was wonderful as well as the old favorites from the wood roasted english peas to the strawberry crostata.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. The food is delicious ... you have to try the oxtail dumplings!!!!

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KenG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant. Chef Andrew Kirschner makes a variety of dishes that are not the usual fare but which are done fabulously. Highlights are the octopus appetizer, the Korean beef dish, the eggplant and especially the red snapper served "whole". Wines are a bit on the expensive side. The food is not inexpensive but it's worth it. A wonderful dining experience from a wonderful chef.

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vipMelissaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always-glad you’re back to business! Love the service, attentive as always. Food was just as we remembered and craved. Well don’t

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YanhaoR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have excellent food, cheerful staff and amazing host! Must visit every year

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vipIleneW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a huge fan of Tar and Roses. I was thrilled to see they were reopening for outside dining and rushed to make a reservation. We were a party of three and everything was great. We went especially for the whole fried snapper. It was as good or better than I remembered it. I will be back very very soon.

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vipCoach
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than waiting in the street until I could be seated it was perfect. I will happy when I can have a drink in the bar while I wait for my table.

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FRANCESC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food are delicious, wish the wind was not that big, everything is awesome!

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vipJeff
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have loved this restaurant since it opened! It is great to see it back again after the looting and destruction it experienced. The food and service is still superlative. The best meal I’ve had since COVID!

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vipDebraS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

So happy that T & R is open!
Server Brad was energetic and personable. The night started off slow and chilly but once the heater was cranking and the delicious food served, all was forgiven.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was stellar, and the food is consistently amazing! I dream of the snapper!

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vipVivi1029
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Tar food is always good, service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience coming here. The oxtail dumplings and yellowtail crudo are a must. Finish up dinner with the strawberry ricotta crustada thing. They’ll know what you’re talking bout. Outdoor area is super nice. My favorite place to eat. So glad they reopened!

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AndrewG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is as spectacular as ever -- every dish just staggeringly delicious. The adaptation of the space for Covid has been seamless from a logistical point of view (it was packed when we went but everyone was still at the appropriate social distance) but in terms of ambience still a work in progress. We were there the night of reopening, so early early days, but for now inside (with the open roof) is vastly preferable, if a little noisier, than the sidewalk. VERY happy to see these folks back, undaunted and clearly with their game very much still on despite the challenges of this moment.

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HayleyG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome back T&R!! and what a comeback it is! Not a beat has been missed in providing us again with a stellar dining experience! Magical ambiance on the patio sets the tone for an outstanding evening with knowledgable wait staff and efficient service. Most important every dish hit a high note with flavor profiles that still make my palette dance.
So excited to have you back in the neighborhood - you were sorely missed. Thank you for providing a safe place to relish and enjoy what I think is the best food in the city!! I can't wait to get back!! Wishing you much success!

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vipTerryE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a classy place! My favorite spot to take friends for an always fabulous meal. The presentation is so gorgeous and it tastes even better than it looks. And the service is impeccable.

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AdamJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, everything about this restaurant is perfect! The service, ambiance, and most importantly, the food. We've been there twice, trying different menu options each time and everything was a home run. Can't wait to go back and try more items!

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vipMarkv
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal at T&R. The consistency and creativity of the food coming out of the kitchen never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
My favorite restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening as always at T and R

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vipCarlos
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the best meals I have had in California! I will definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience. The food is exceptional. Love the seafood pot!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were amazing. Even after reading fantastic reviews the visit still managed to exceed our expectations! Every single employee was exceptional.

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ItaiF
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible establishment! Took my girlfriend there for her birthday and we agreed it was one of the best eating experiences of our lives :) thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wife’s birthday. Great service and meal. Interesting creative foods. Even the owner came over to introduce himself and ask about us.

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JJVL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My cousin was visiting from out of town

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AshtonD
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We (two people) ordered the oxtail dumplings, yellowtail crudo, whole branzino, carrots, and the strawberry crostata, and it was a truly pleasant meal! our only regret was not spending the money to get the whole snapper purely for the wow factor...

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vipWilliamS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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thomash
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic with very unique recipes and combinations of flavors. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipTelewax
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Everything is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and the service was great. We were recommended a fantastic bottle of wine and the food came out it fast. Would definitely recommend the oxtail dumplings.

FAQs

Tar & Roses offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 587-0700.

Tar & Roses is rated 4.8 stars by 2357 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.