Food was excellent and the service was good. Waited 20 minutes even though I made a reservation in advance. Overall great experience.
The food was phenomenal. Its quite a small space. Youre less than a foot away from the person seated next to you. So your neighbors conversation and personal grooming habits are pretty apparent. Wether you want to experience them or not. The bathroom is about 3 feet away from tables and the line where the runner organizes the coursed food. Nevertheless the space is very attractive. The service is prompt and professional and the food is delicious. Just go.
My partner and I have been to tar and roses twice. 2 of the best meals I have ever had, meals that linger with your heart and soul. Meals we talk about for months after. By chance we had the same waitress as months before, she not only remembered us but what we ate. I regrettably don't know her name but both times she exquisitely coursed our meal. This is a beautiful dining experience with beautiful attention to detail and incredible progression of food. Thank you to our waitress and all of tar and roses.
I had heard and read so many great things about the food and let me tell you this place lived up to the hype- AMAZING!!! The flavor combinations, quality of ingredients, and level of service is above and beyond all expectations. We shared several small plates - the yellowtail crudo, oxtail dumplings, chicken liver mousse, bone marrow, and gnocchi - they were all wonderful. We finished it off with a beautiful cheese plate which was the cherry on top to a great meal.
If you're a true foodie and choose flavor over fluff, GO HERE!!!
Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!
A wonderful evening of creative dining as part of a birthday celebration. Very excellent and creative food options. We are ready to go back and continue thru the menu. Our serve was patient and helpful and sensitive to the fact that we were headed to a concert following dinner. It was a most pleasant experience that we will repeat.
The level of quality implemented into every aspect of a guests dining experience is very hard to come by.
This was hands-down one of the best meals I've had in my entire life! You MUST try the oxtail dumplings!
Awesome waiter helped us pick great options that complimented each other. Everything was delicious! We will be back!
Always a good option, Tar its fun and mostly has not great but good food.
Great as usual
I visited Tar & Roses for an anniversary celebration and it was the perfect spot for dinner. Their menu is set up with many different sized plates perfect for tasting and sharing. Everything we had was great and I would order it all again.
food was unreal and the service was outstanding! definitely would come here every night if i lived close by it was THAT good. will be returning very soon! :)
tasty, interesting food, loved the oxtail dumplings.
Very loud, kinda wished I had some ear plugs!
Amazing meal, fantastic service, and a great space. A real gem in Santa Monica. Must not be missed!
Consistently excellent. I've been coming here since it opened in 2012 and have never had a bad meal. I always worry when I recommend Tar & Roses that I'm overselling it and that folks might be disappointed after all the accolades. Our friends said every bite from the carbonara and unctuous oxtail dumplings to the show-stopping whole red snapper were hands-down, some of the best food they'd ever had. Of course, the service is always on point: The sommelier worried that the sparkling rose we'd ordered hadn't had time to chill properly (how bad could it have been, we ordered a second bottle). Even so, they comped our desserts because of the sub-par temperature?! So not necessary but a class move. I'll take it. If I had one complaint, it's that the bussing staff are slightly too attentive - felt like they were hovering a bit too closely, waiting for you to take that last bite so they could move in with a clean place setting. Slow your roll, guys. Other than that, impeccable...as always.