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602 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA
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Ranked #1 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: SE Corner of 6th Street
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

They have great plates to share and I do recommend you do this way. We could try many different options and we had a great dinner. Everything nicely prepared and we've got also great recommendations from the waiter.

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Manila, Philippines
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109 reviews 109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Very popular and somewhat crowded, but worth the wait. We had the duck first night with several small plates, and loved it so much came back for a second night and had the sturgeon. Fabulous strawberry dessert

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was a great experience - the food is amazing, the service is friendly, efficient and professional, and the atmosphere is pleasantly buzzing. I will go back here when I have an opportunity, and so should you!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant is one of the busy choices, but you get fine and tasty food and the guest gets introduced to new tasteful possibilities. It seems very well organ used and the stuff is having eye contact with the guests in order to provide information and assistance, if needed. A wide selection of beverages adds a lot to the meal... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were lucky and got table through our hotel with only one day to wait (restaurant was fully booked for 2 weeks), and were so delighted. Trendy, but cozy and nice restaurant with innovative, delicious foods and great selection of wines. We ended up eating lovely starters, swordfish and venison as main course and mouthwateringly great dessert, all recommended by... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews 101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Tar and Roses is a place for a drink or a full meal. They have many choices from appetizers, to small plates, to full entrees. The food is quite good and the portion size is filing. I enjoyed the duck entrée and a healthy kale salad. Friends had more Asian cuisine, which they really liked. they have a large wine... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Really hip and trendy restaurant serving really gorgeous, tasty tapas style food. When we arrived it was packed with lots of people waiting for tables. We'd booked in advance and were taken straight to our table. The staff are really helpful and knowledgable with all the dishes and we selected 6 between two which was perfect. These were all served... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Really enjoyed my dinner here. Highly recommend the dumplings with oxtail and crab cakes. That Style boulliabaise was great too. Unfortunately no liquor license though...

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los angeles
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I've always enjoyed my meals at T&R every time I have dined there. The ingredients have high quality and prepared very well. Any flaws in the food are minor and do not detract from the food. The service is efficient and friendly. For more insights and pictures: http://travelbitsandbites.blogspot.com/2014/11/restaurant-review-tar-roses.html

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

After a long day at the beach in Santa Monica, we started getting peckish so we decided to find a nice restaurant to end the day with. Tar & Roses caught our eye right away. Unfortunately, the restaurant was fully booked. The host put us on the wait list and 30 minutes later our table was ready. For starters we... More 

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Additional Information about Tar and Roses

Address: 602 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA
Phone Number: 310-587-0700
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Contemporary

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