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Tar and Roses

Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502 (SE Corner of 6th Street)
+1 310-587-0700
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon Tar and Roses on a trip to Santa Monica. The food and wine were delicious. The charcutterie plate was amazing. Between the cured meats and the fruits and cheeses, it was hard not to order more. The dishes there were creative and on point. The braised bone marrow and the ox tail dumplings were flavorful and cooked... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love, love, love. We were 4 and ordered 14 appetizers. The chef timed each one so as we were finishing one, the other was put down. Each one was better than the rest. Excellent service, wine and cocktails. And not too pricey. Definitely going back!

Thank Leslie T
Victoria, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really looking forward to this meal and were not disappointed. The service and the space is just great - people are friendly and it's a nice atmosphere. We had - ribs, ox tail dumplings, corn dish, yellowtail tuna, and beet carpaccio (notice that says BEET - not beef). The waiter suggested an order for things to come out... More 

Thank jgair
Honolulu, Hawaii
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many great things about this place, where do I begin? The food is inspiring and creative and such a surprise. I live for places like these where they take food to the next level. They combine quality, creativity, taste, and presentation to create an experience for you and me. Since I was visiting, I had to get what they... More 

Thank SpicySoulKalei
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Santa Monica for one night and had the opportunity to eat at this restaurant. Food and service were very good and I have a high standard for both. If you are in town I would recommend this place for sure. Order the tuna!!

Thank Natalie H
Liberty, Missouri
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128 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for fresh, seasonal ingredients? Fiddlehead ferns are one of my bars by which I judge the accuracy of that description. T&R delivered a healthy portion of deliciously flavored fiddleheads for my appetizer and I knew it was going to be an exceptional meal.

Thank GayeS545
Silver Spring, Maryland
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241 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Tar & Roses is a spot that comes up a lot if you search for top places to eat in Santa Monica or LA. We got a late reservation and checked back and they were able to move us up due to a change in a booking. Phone staff was nice. It was only a short walk from our hotel... More 

Thank smokeater55
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

What a great name and a great location in Santa Monica! However, I found the food to be MEH. It seemed overly complicated and simply not very tasty, like they got the balance of spices to the quantities just wrong. It should have been much better especially for the price. I won't be returning, and I don;t mind paying Melisse... More 

Thank Melissa D
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Tar and roses proved to be a amazing experience! We were two couples and each ordered main dishes that we shared! The food was amazing and the service was excellent.

Thank Naabsi
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Andrew Kirshner of Food Network Fame’s brainchild featuring Moroccan influenced fire grilled meats and fish, local greens, small plate–heavy, farm-to-table.

Thank Vitina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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