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“Put this place on your must go list.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of R+D Kitchen

R+D Kitchen
1323 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
310-395-3314
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Ranked #11 of 561 restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Santa Monica, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Put this place on your must go list.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

A great Santa Monica spot that is open late. It is a popular place so be prepared to wait because they do not take reservations.

Only downside to this place is that isn't much room to wait because the bar is always full. A place to see and been seen. Usually a celebrity sighting or two so waiting for a table is part of the fun!

They really have the right approach to both the menu and service. Even though buy most peoples standard the menu is "limited" everything they do is lights out good. Keep it simple but do it well! Because of that the service is outstanding!

The crispy chicken sandwich is a yummy option and be sure to try the deviled eggs!!

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  • English first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This restaurant on Montana Ave has atmosphere as well as good food. Reservations aren't accepted, so keep that in mind if you're more than a '2'. The largest table seats 4, so our group of 6 (4 adults, 2 kids), was split, which was a shame, although we were close to each other, we weren't on the next table. The food was great, we all had different selections with no complaints. It's reasonable in cost, the service was great & it has a great vibe. With 2 cocktails, 6 mains & a few desserts the bill was $260. Casual but funky.

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Endwell, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food, terrific service and the best Bloody Mary I have ever enjoyed. You may have to wait a while for a table but it is worth it

Visited December 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Yes, there is real foody food in LA and this is one of the examples. Everything we had was excellent, the atmosphere is great and the service very good.

Visited November 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Hillstone Group Quick Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the most laid back locations of the Hillstone Group that I have been to. My wife and I found the food to be of a more casual caliber than what we like from the group; but nonetheless, tasty and enjoyable.

Visited November 2013
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