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R+D Kitchen

1323 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1709
+1 310-395-3314
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“meatloaf” (9 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (6 reviews)
“burgers” (16 reviews)
Opens in 11 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1323 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1709
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff here were exceptional--all of them friendly and helpful, especially Corey. The meatloaf with potato puree was the best meatloaf I have had. The recommended pinot was ok, not great, and the chocolate cookies for dessert were pretty good (buttery and warm, not too...More

Thank MMMSebastopol
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a business meeting at home so got two Cheese Burgers with fries to go. Terrific, we enjoyed them so much. Normally I never eat beef, but had to make an exception in this case. I have also had the Rotisserie Chicken with tabbouleh, really...More

Thank luisa1SantaMonica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is just another wonderful restaurant in the Hillstone chain which is great for lunch. Nice salads, sandwiches and then the Salmon or skirt steak entrees for bigger appetites. Service is spot on and friendly. Parking however can be a challenge given this very popular...More

Thank Penelopewms
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An acquaintance recommended R & D saying that it had the best sole he had ever had. So, looked at the menu online and, although no sole, looked good. We went on a Sunday night and hoped for the best since R & D takes...More

Thank Earl M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two visits this trip, both times service was a display of outstanding teamwork. The daily featured sandwich was my preference, with others raving about the chicken salad. No reservations taken, so try going outside of peak times to avoid longer waits.

Thank Riskm
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Tasty meal in a great part of Santa Monica. We also had some great cocktails. Worth a visit and shows the area where the locals really go.

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Our group enjoyed our meals, after a really long wait for a table. Servers were distracted a few times about our drink order. I'll go back when it's not as busy.

Thank SMOgal
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We had come to Santa Monica for a movie premiere at the Aero Theatre, which is just across the street from this restaurant. We were very glad we chose this restaurant. The menu had a variety of choices from sandwiches to salads, to entrees, to...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This busy upscale restaurant does a nice job on the food. The service is really good and friendly. They have a special sandwich of the day, two of use had it and was really good. Definitely a good place to eat in SM.

Thank Edmund1020
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Yes, I enjoyed this busy neighborhood-type hip "bistro." And yes, we waited 30 minutes for a table, but killed time window shopping the lovely street while we waited for their text. But when you think about a Saturday afternoon lunch consisting of 3 sandwiches, 2...More

Thank ymceight
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Questions & Answers
Jim B
2 November 2015|
Response from Mermaidsmom | Reviewed this property |
No they dont...rather small restaurant...no banquet facilities You might want to try Water Grill...they might be able to accommodate your group :)
Linda H
24 January 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Mermaidsmom | Reviewed this property |
If you look up Hillstone Restaurant Group you will find all of their restaurants (including Houstons) :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1323 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1709
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-395-3314
A favorite spot with Santa Monica locals, expect a lively, bustling atmosphere each evening. Exceptional artwork, open kitchen and a welcoming staff greet you at the door. Don't miss the Crispy Chicken Sandwich.
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