Tar & Roses
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!
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
san bai su / chili / green onion
Whole Fried Snapper for Two
cold soba noodles / dipping sauce
sweet potato / wood roasted escarole / huckleberries
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.
Fantastic. Such a great dining experience. My favorite restaurant!
Everything was excellent as always. And, as always, we ordered far too much, but who can limit themselves...
incredible food and ingenuity of recipes. Loved the cauliflower, the glazed ribs, the branzino, and the desserts.
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.
Outstanding in every aspect
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.
Tar & Roses is a wonderful restaurant. The food is creative and excellent. I have eaten here many times and it is consistently outstanding.
It was great!!
Happy to be back! As always, terrific service and delicious food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The food was incredible, especially the grilled octopus skewers. Amazing service as well. 10/10 recommend!
Best food best service best everything 🎈❤️
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.
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!
Foods great- service was good. No complaints.
This is a great place to order a variety of servings and share. We had 3 in our party, smaller bites but we loved every dish we ate!
Dinner was delicious. Kyle was great and helped us pick a nice variety of tasty dishes to share. We’ll be back.
Tar and roses is our favorite restaurant is Santa Monica! The food is incredible and the service is amazing too!! We celebrated my brother’s engagement and had the best time!
I believe our server’s name was Kyle. Service was excellent, recommendations were on point. Kyle single-handedly made our night with some great picks from the menu and ensured we had enough to eat and didn’t miss the best choices. Food was outstanding.
Our server, Brad, was exceptional. Attentive and jovial, he made the evening special.
Hands down one of the BEST places we go! Consistently good food and good service year after year. We love to bring friends and family here when they visit us in LA. It’s super fun to share everything family style. We love that there are a few new things/tweaks to the menu here and there but they also keep the all stars. I really love the curry shell fish bowl - I order it every time and the charred gem salad. The chicharrone snack was literally the most prefect a bite of food that could exist. The oxtail dumplings are a must and so are the balsamic glazed ribs. The ribeye was heavenly and the Branzino was so delicious. Most definitely save room for the dessert— the strawberry crostata is infamous for a reason.
Reliably excellent food, great service, nice covid safe spacing and an overall experience that's honestly better than pre-covid with more privacy and less noise per table.
Amazing experience all around. From the hostess to dessert, everything was great. I definitely recommend the oxtail ravioli and the whole snapper.
So happy they are open again. Food is the same as ever, outstanding. Wonderful preparations, ingredients and a creative menu that still has plenty of more standard choices for less adventurous eaters. The wine list is still a bit thin but they will build it back up. Not so crazy about dining on the sidewalk but they had nice space heaters. Wait staff very professional and attentive.
absolutely amazing service. waiters were quick to bring food and quick to clean up dirty plates and utensils. very nice and welcoming as well. the food was incredible. ordered the perfect amount thanks to the waiter's suggestion. definitely a good choice to eat there
It was out 1st time at Tar and Roses. We enjoyed our meal, and service was fantastic.
Everything was an A plus experience, the staff the food and the service went above and beyond and I’ll definitely go back
Enjoyed the food service and the ambiance even though it was outside..would go again!
My favorite food in SM! This said, avoid the table by the kitchen bc it’s insanely loud.
It was great to see that there's no sacrifice of food or service quality after you've moved out onto the sidewalk/street. The noise level is a little more, but not distracting, and there are plenty of heaters. We ate ourselves silly, with the roasted pea appetizer, the octopus appetizer, the mashed potatoes and cheese, the duck entree which was superb, a nice crsip bottle of white wine, and salted caramel ice cream plus capaccinos for dessert.
Delicious food as usual!
Excellent service as usual !
Sidewalk table is only reason ambience is 3/5 ....
If you haven’t been GO !
We are locals and have never had a bad meal at Tar&Roses. It’s always a good time and excellent cuisine.
I was very happy to come back to this beautiful place. The excellent service continued and it doesn’t seem as if Covid affected the quality of food. Will definitely come back for the remainder of the menu items.
I feel like it's more beautiful of an experience outside in the outdoor dining set up! Between the music, the wall art, lights, and separated tables - the environment at Tar & Roses is great! On top of that, the food is delicious... though I still prefer bigger portions over small shareable plates, which is why I am giving a 4 start and not a 5 start in the overall / food category.
The food and wine were absolutely delicious and it was wonderful to be able to sit outside.
Love the new outside seating option
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 2425 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.