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About Tar & Roses

Tar & Roses is located in Santa Monica, California.

602 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30pm-10:30pm
Sunday 5:30pm-9:30pm

Cross Street:
SE Corner of 6th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 587-0700

Website:
http://www.tarandroses.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking Available, Plenty of Metered Street Parking and Public Parking Lot is available.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Kirschner

Additional:
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

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (56)
Creative Cuisine (51)
Good for a Date (47)
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Special Occasion (39)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Worth the Drive (28)
Romantic (26)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Cozy (23)
Hot Spot (22)
Notable Wine List (20)
Tapas (20)
Casual (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Fun (16)
Authentic (15)
Seasonal (13)
Business Meals (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Organic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great Beer (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

We were not told that the corkage was $50. This price is way out of line, and the least one expects is to be told upfront what is the corkage charge, especially when it is this high.

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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Went for DineLA and had a prix fix menu. The food was outstanding! Will definitely return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Tried the Dine LA menu which was a good value. Service was excellent

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

Truly a memorable meal. Every dish was impeccable.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

Our group was stuck in traffic and arrived a bit late. They were understanding and accommodating. Amazing service from all the staff. Also - the food was A+
Thank you for a memorable evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

2nd time there on business in 2 months - outstanding. Food and service were way above par. Will go back again next month!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Very creative and delicious. A little noisy but not to the point we could not comfortably talk

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent service and creative, tasty food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Expensive but unique and delicious.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent service, excellent food! Too bad we were too full to have any desserts.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Third visit here. Excellent, imaginative menu with attentive service and casual, but well run atmosphere; highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (München)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Best Food experience ever in whole USA. They deserve 3* at Michelin! Thank you for this unforgettable experience!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Best venison dish ever!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Oxtail dumplings and whole branzino were outstanding. Good wine list, good service. Back patio was pleasant and quieter than inside, but drafty until they covered the opening to the sky. Strawberry dessert was also excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always stellar this gem never disappoints even years after first discovering. Great and knowledgable team members and a great wine list curated by Johnnie.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Romantic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Well thought out menu, great service, cozy set up and a notable wine list

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Every dish was exceptional, pig’s tail, dumplings, lamb belly, carrots. We were absolutely pleased can’t wait to go again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I had read a lot about this restaurant it is ok not worth the price for what you get !

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent job of accommodating gluten free requirements while maintaining a wonderful dining experience. The food is always delicious!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Visiting with family on the west coast had a wonderful dinner with attentive service. The chef agreed to make a crostada with bacon jam so we could all taste this specialty even though it wasn’t on menu. A good time was had by all.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We've been to Tar & Roses many times but this is the first time since the fire. It's still the same great food. We went specifically for the red snapper and strawberry crostata. The wine list is limited but that's okay.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We arrived just before closing time and the wait staff was so kind. The kitchen was already closed, but they brought out some delicious cheese and we selected a tasty Cabernet. We'll be sure to get there earlier, next time!

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

I love the food & the ambiance in this restaurant! The service is always pleasant. I highly recommend this place :)

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Quick Bite, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Fun, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

First time, great restaurant
Food was exceptional
Wonderful waiter, Jeff

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 19, 2017

This was a great restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary! Wonderful food! Super service!

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

This is our go-to spot for special occasions because the staff is lovely and the food is incredibly delicious. Wine list is awesome, too

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Celebrated an anniversary here last Friday. Service and food were outstanding. Wine recommendation was excellent. A special night out that hit all of our hopes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A wonderful culinary experience. Food was spot on across five dishes. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Music was loud enough to be lively but not too loud to talk. Would absolutely recommend this place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food had spot on seasoning! Great presentation and most importantly fantastic taste. The Strawberry Ricotta crostata is not to be missed- trust me!! Service was impeccable by a long time presenter. Great evening!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Excellent attentive service.
Consistent and always delicious food, such as seafood pot and venison.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great choices of food , different and tasty. The ambience was good and was able to enjoy the anniversary dinner with my husband.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Fabulous. Felt slightly rushed.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful locally sourced foods and very good service. Our waiter was excellent and the bus staff kept our water glasses topped up continuously. Good wine list and excellent vegetable dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Everything we had was phenomenal! Especially the oxtail dumplings and our waiter was great with wine recommendations!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Tapas, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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