We love NatGeo events at the Broad and this stop is both convenient for the event and worth the money and time. What a treat!
Creative flavors/presentation , cozy & charming staff:)
Phenomenal food and service.
Always top notch. A great meal and had the chance to introduce to some colleagues
We did not realize it was wine and beer only. We originally were seated in back room and it was open air with heaters. After walking through the bar where it was loud and lively, we realized we wanted to be moved to that area. Next time would request being seated closer to bar. Also, had no idea that they ONLY served wine and beer. Was ready to order a cocktail as we had wine the night before. Overall, loved the food and small plates.
We booked Tar and Roses off Open Table, so we’re not sure what to expect ( we had no personal recommendations). We were delighted with our experience and our meal. Super friendly waitstaff, she was informative, honest, and fun! The different categories all had items we all were craving. One of us doesn’t eat fish but she was loving the one we ordered! One of us (me) claimed she wasn’t hungry, and proceeded to try all dishes ( served family style) and left super happy! Wines were delicious as well!!!!! Great evening.
Well sized portions, everything tasting great.. char grilled vegetables were fresh and bursting with flavor. The branzino was also great.. professional service.. very enjoyable
Food was inventive and delicious! Fun plates that we all shared, had almost a tapas feel to it. I'd eat there again in a nanosecond. Service was fine. The only problem is the place is just plain loud! We were lucky enough to be seated in larger area rather than along a long wall where I sat once before the noise was worse. At a table for four, you can hear the person next to you but only half-hear the person across the table. But it's worth putting up with some high decibels for the great food.
I have been living in the restaurant's neighborhood for years, but this was the first time to walked in and had a dinner there. It turned out very good! Friendly services, wonderful food, and comfortable ambiance. Highly recommended.
Absolutely phenomenal!! Would recommend this to anybody. One of the best dining experiences I've ever had!
Very nice place, exceptional service and attention. Food recommendations were on point. Nice romantic atmosphere.
Everything we ordered was delicious!
Make reservations in advance because every table will be full. This is a unique dining experience with exceptional food! We ordered 8 dishes to share between 4 people. Every dish was full of flavor and very creative. Our server was remarkable and recommended the perfect wine to pair with our selections. Had a fabulous evening sharing in this culinary delight!
Excellent dining with lovely ambiance. We enjoyed every dish: bacon pop corn, yellow tail, spare ribs, crab cakes, oxtail, etc with the only exception being the lamb belly which was not as delicious.
Restaurant staff was courteous and efficient; definitely a place to frequent.
Just such a top notch restaurant! The food is always spot on, and the service is excellent!!
Great food and our server made some excellent suggestions. 3 visit here and have enjoyed each one!
Desperately needs a full bar; the menu is too dependent on wine pairings. Simple fair, solid.
The food was amazing. The waiter, Jerry was great! Awesome small plate menu. I ate lamb heart, it was amazing!!
Tar and Roses is my favorite restaurant in LA! The food and service is great, but depending where you sit it can be a little bit noisy, specially when you might want some privacy (my table was just in front of the kitchen).
Fantastic food and service. No wonder reservations are so hard to get.
Food and service were great
It was my birthday dinner and a Sunday night so we were a little tired and low-key. The food totally woke us up. The snap peas and oxtail dumplings were a delicious start. We had duck and venison entrees and the whipped cheese potatoes were sublime. Excellent strawberry crostini as well. Every single bite was good.
36th Birthday with family
This place is absolutely incredible. I will come back to this restaurant again in the near future. I am pretty picky about writing reviews and giving 5 stars but everything was amazing at this place. The service. The food. The ambiance. So happy I was recommended to this Santa Monica Gem.
The FOOD is just outstanding. One must try the ox tail dumplings!! We ended up going back the next day for dessert because it was SOO delicious! Thank you for making our quick Cali trip so enjoyable with great food and service!
It was so noisy as to make the evening far less enjoyable.
Everyone was shouting--- just to be heard.
Lipreading is no fun at dinner
Truly one of the best meals I have had at a restaurant recently. The red snapper was incredible. Frankly, it all was. Service was exceptional.
Food was very unique and tasty, but the ambient noise level was bothersome to older ear drums.
We have been going to Tar & Roses for years, and are always glad to see that their quality has not tapered off over time. This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in L.A. - you really cannot go wrong with any item on the menu, the wines are excellent, the attention is incredible, and the price point is very reasonable compared to comparable restaurants.
Out of towners
5th visit to this delectable place, and it hasn't disappointed - it's most average dish so far ( gnocchi) was still completely delicious. Highly recommend.
The meal was great. Unfortunately, the wine selection leaves a bit to be desired
Great service, wine, and food! Best spaghetti carbonara I’ve had and our server knew her stuff.
Great everything, but the duck breast was a stand out, as was the strawberry ricotta dessert. Good service, pleasant atmosphere - recommended.
Delicious food, great flavors. Romantic setting and very attentive staff.
Our server was excellent. The food was delicious, although, truth be told, we probably ordered too much.
Our server recommended many dishes which we loved and we ventured out on our own. Our table was in the back...a little chilly but they came and turned on the heat lamp so that helped a lot.
We have ALREADY recommended it and we will definitely be back!
Highlights were the oxtail dumplings, the roast chicken and the strawberry galette.
Wonderful tapas style restaurant that also offers and extensive drink menu and fantastic desserts!
I love Tar & Roses. I've been coming here since they opened and never had anything less than a superb experience. All the food is fantastic but the snapper for two is exceptional, as well as the roasted carrots and trumpet mushrooms. Great wine list, delicious desserts. There's a reason you can't get a reservation here within the next two weeks. This place works hard to live up to the hype and i think it's the best restaurant in Santa Monica. Always look forward to my next visit!
If I could give this place 10 stars I would. Every time we visit the food and service blows us away. We had a belated Valentines dinner last night. We didn't capture every course because we were enjoying it too much. The food was absolutely excellent and the service was beyond expectation. Everyone is so attentive yet let's you enjoy your experience. THANK YOU Johnnie, Carly, the kitchen, and back waiters for such a memorable experience. Words don't do it justice.
We had the yellowtail crudo, octopus skewers, duck, brussels sprouts, mushrooms and skirt steak. EVERYTHING was so delicious! And thanks to Carly's vast knowledge of the wine selection and truly caring that we had the best experience, she paired wines with each course perfectly. She is the best!! We really love everything about this place.
Food was excellent and the service was good. Waited 20 minutes even though I made a reservation in advance. Overall great experience.