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About Tar & Roses
Tar & Roses is located in Santa Monica, California.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
American, Californian, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Friday & Saturday 5:30pm-10:30pm
SE Corner of 6th Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking Available, Plenty of Metered Street Parking and Public Parking Lot is available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Tar & Roses offers several special Suppers which can be booked for parties of 4 or more, with a week or more notice. These include Wood Roasted Goat, Standing Back Rib, Singaporean Chili Crab and Seafood Paella. Please contact the restaurant directly for more information or for bookings.
Tar & Roses Ratings and Reviews
Underwhelming. Went for Dine LA with my girlfriend for our date night. The roasted branzino (they ran out of shellfish pot) for our entree came with undercooked risotto (the rice was hard), the fish was stuffed with lemon and rosemary (basic) and oversalted vegetables. The only redeeming part of the meal was the dessert. This place is over hyped, there's better restaurants who take their craft more seriously. Come for the grams not the food.
We loved Tar & Roses and were so happy they have the fried snapper on the menu. It was as delicious as we remember from SMYC. The restaurant was very friendly to and accommodating of our fiesty 3.5 year old daughter but we will be getting a sitter for her in the future so we can really enjoy our meal.
First time at this restaurant for my wife's birthday celebration with four other family members who each have different levels of food experimentation. The menu had something for everyone stating with Pigs tail to a lovely starter plate with multiple choices. The fish presentation is awesome and all the items are set up to be shared if desired. Our waitress Carly knew the wine list, the pairing, the beers and of course the menu. The water glasses were tentatively filled and the beer/wine was reordered upon request. The food was excellent as it was varied.
We will return and highly recommend this gem of a find to friends. Thank you for a memorable night.
It was everything and more! All dishes were amazing. Ordered the peas and I would have never believed simple green peas could be so tasty! The strawberry dessert was worth every single calorie. I am from Seattle and will specifically come back to the restaurant whenever I get back to LA!
So good! We'd been a number of times so I hesitated to go back, but we were all glad we did. The food was so yummy as always! Each dish was delicious--the oxtail dumplings, octopus, pomegranate salad, branzino, mushrooms. I can't think of what else we had, but there was more that was just as good. The only thing I thought was just okay was the venison, but it was still pretty good. The strawberry tart was great as always. Perhaps they need to add more dessert choices? Service was excellent. I'd definitely go back again.
Great seasonal, locally sourced food. We really appreciated the attention to detail. Everything was plated in an aesthetically thoughtful way. The timing of presenting each round of dishes was relaxed. Everybody seemed to be enjoying the experience. I would have liked a slightly larger French wine selection, but what they did offer was good.
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