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Tar and Roses

602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
+1 310-587-0700
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
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Reviewed yesterday

In town visiting my daughter and she took me here. We were a little earlier than the local dinner crowd so had ample seating choices. Because of this they led us to the back of the restaurant and out to a hidden outside patio area...More

Thank SoccerLuvr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow what a place. Clearly very popular and definitely need to book regardless of the day. Menu is very inventive but the price goes with it. Service was excellent. Very attentive, partly driven by the popularity and the need to turn around tables. The nice...More

Thank PFTraveller62
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot remember what I had, just no every bite was tantalizing and I was completely entranced with one of the Manager's 9 month old son having dinner with Mom next to me. He was eating everything..... This was by far our best meal over a...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was hoping for a better experience. Was really loud and seemed a bit rushed after ignoring us after we were seated. Was packed and the server was really nice. Menu is limited but does have some interesting items. Tables are really close and the bar...More

Thank naplesbestbeach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The dinner was delicious! We had such a variety of different food I can't even begin to tell you what we had! There were six of us and the waiter (impressively knowledgeable) guided us to how much to order, and what to get. This is...More

1  Thank Mtbellini
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We love Tar & Roses. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Monica. The food is delicious!!!

Thank claudisge
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This was the epitome of turning lemons in to lemonade. We made the mistake of following a Yelp recommendation and went to a different restaurant. The service was so bad that by the time our food showed up, the meal was shot. So, I picked...More

Thank Todd A
Reviewed 15 June 2017

brought an out of town friend to this restaurant per recommendation of another. Service was excellent and the food was the same. Smaller plates though than usual servings, but exquisite in taste and presentation.

Thank claireesp
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Amazing atmosphere, fantastic service with Brad. The food was simply delicious. A must to go to . We totally loved it

Thank VillaMargarita
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a place geared towards locals and not tourists and found it!! Tar and Roses is an eclectic place on Santa Monica blvd that caters to local millennial' and business folks. Extensive wine menu as well as good selection of local brews....More

Thank sammymadison
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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Michael L
16 July 2015|
Response from Charles G | Reviewed this property |
Went to their new sister restaurant Santa Monica Yacht Club. Small plates, good wine list. Food can be good but was uneven, Worth trying--same block as T+R which was closed. T+R suffered structural damage from a fire. It... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
    (SE Corner of 6th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-587-0700
Centered around a wood burning oven, Tar & Roses serves up farmers market dishes with global influences.
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