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Tar and Roses

Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica
American, Contemporary
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602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502 (SE Corner of 6th Street)
+1 310-587-0700
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time I've eaten here while visiting the LA area and I can't wait to come back. This is one of the best meals I've ever eaten. Ever. Small plates allow you try several dishes and since there were four of us we sampled seven. The unanimous favorite was the lemon risotto that was served as a... More 

Thank 219mondoc
Paris, France
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An LA experience not to be missed: food is excellent, original with a twist but not pretentious as it can sometimes be in LA; the wine list offers a good selection with affordable prices; the service is professionnal and nice;

Thank sissiimperatrice
Santa Monica, CA
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like to share, you will love this place. The food is great and the service excellent. Try lots of different items and share. You won't go wrong. Amazing wine and beer selections as well

Thank Terri D
Santa Monica, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had been looking forward to dining at T&R for a long times, but it was impossible to get a table without booking weeks in advance. Finally I booked well ahead of time to ensure a seat and I went with eager anticipation. Upon arrival my date and i were seated in the far back in a room that reminded... More 

Thank JonnyLA311
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was very busy with good vibes of being one of the in places to be. We hadn't booked but they found us seats at the bar were we were looked after very well by a very polite and capable bar person. The food was very good and the service was quick without being rushed. It was on expensive... More 

Thank abchester
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't write a lot of reviews, but I want to weigh in on a pattern I see in reviews here about the service being bad. They couldn't have been nicer. Very polite and didn't rush us along at all. Our waiter gave us recommendations and made us feel very welcome. The food was delicious. The bruschetta with burrata and... More 

Thank BaltimoreBrian2014
Tel Aviv, Israel
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We looked for a good tapas place and came across this restaurant. It was an amazing experience, starting with the kindness of the very nice bar lady, good suggestions and she took the time to explain each dish. We never waited for anything, the water glasses were filled the second their were empty and every one was very attending, even... More 

Thank Yareach1975
Scottsdale, Arizona
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280 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Mediterranean tapas restaurant, this cozy place has amazingly good food across the board. Mouthwatering delights abound, and just have you asking for more. I was so surprised to stumble upon this find on Santa Monica Boulevard as we tried to find a place to eat, later in the evening. The ambience is lively, but romantic. The tables are a... More 

Thank AmanJunkieBoston
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being from Australia this restaurant most closely reminded me of back home- the restaurant itself isn't huge you do need to book which you can do online. I love sharing plates as you get to try more things. We tried the octopus skewers and dumplings (pics below). Octopus was so tender and my husband loved the oxtail dumplings. We shared... More 

Thank TanSea
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here recently after a big day sightseeing and being hungry and tired. The service first if all was superb and the food was absolutely delicious. We had the Wontons, the Lamb Rack, the Cauliflower and the Sweet Potato plus the Toffee dessert. A must go to.

Thank Hopsabroad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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
  • Neighborhood: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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