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R+D Kitchen

1323 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1709
+1 310-395-3314
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatloaf” (12 reviews)
“salad” (23 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
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American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1323 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1709
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited our son’s family last weekend and he recommended R + D. All of our meals were fantastically fresh, delicious, and the service was EXCELLENT! This place has a cool Santa Monica vibe with friendly staff and great background music that...More

Thank Eva W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hillstone collection of restaurants is always excellent! At R&D go for meatloaf or salmon but everything is really tasty and service first cabin! These restaurants never disappoint!

Thank danromy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to RD almost every week. We live two blocks away and find it to be the most consistent and best food in the neighborhood. The service staff is friendly and attentive. Yes you have to wait a while for a table sometimes but...More

Thank Shane S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The normally bullet proof Hillstone Group has a very poorly run location at R+D on Montana Ave. The company known for its excellent service and food misfires here. Avoid this Hillstone outlier.

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're fans of all the Hillstone restaurants. R+D has all the great aspects of South Beverly Grill but a bit more simple -- smaller menu, lower key vibe. The food is great, simple and the service is good as well. Very local clientele and super...More

Thank drosen85
Reviewed April 9, 2018

6 family members gathered there for a get-together over lunch. We were accommodated on two tables that couldn't be moved closer together (apparently, they were bolted to the floor), which made it difficult to adequately communicate with each other. The food we had was very...More

Thank Wayne R
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

If you get excited by sitting next to Arnold Schwarzenegger While eating a veggie burger this is the place for you.... Great fries.....salmon.....pork sandwiches....

Thank Faye F
Reviewed March 31, 2018

So needed a place on Montana Avenue to meet up with a friend for lunch on a Saturday. A recipe for disaster from the start as most of the places on Montana are filled with people all hustling to get brunch. R + D Kitchen...More

Thank gersty
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Sat at the bar with my wife and had a great meal with some wine. Good local spot! Have a small menu but wide on variety. Good quality food.

Thank Hal H
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is really top quality. Food and atmosphere are absolutely great. Service can be a little hit and miss though with some waiters being absolutely great and others...well they might simply be aspiring actors and don’t care. Make sure you order the Newport salad...More

Thank alextreb
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Questions & Answers
Jim B
November 1, 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
January 23, 2015|
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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
$25 - $100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
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
  • Neighborhood: 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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