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“Tin Roof A Pleasant Surprise”
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Ranked #13 of 191 Restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Rosecrans Ave
Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Tin Roof A Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

This Manhattan Beach gem is less trendy than its sister Post, and the experience was a very pleasant surprise. Set in a Manhattan Beach shopping mall, I had rather snobby low expectations that proved wrong. Also, it was Valentines Day, so I kinda expected chaos. Busy yes, chaotic no. Everything was under control. In fact everything about the dinner was delightful--the food surprisingly savory and simple fare (I had tangy Caesar salad, savory short ribs and mashed, etc), the service was attentive, experienced and friendly, the ambiance was pleasant. We sat out on the patio. Very comfortable. The wine service was impeccable. We drank champagne and red and white Burgundy.
Undoubtedly contributing to my overall delightful experience was my dinner companion and our rapport. In summery, this was one of the best mall dining experiences I've had.

  • Visited February 2014
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Buzzy friendly restaurant with great selection of food”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

Loved the atmosphere of the Tin Roof Bistro and the great selection of food. Service was great on both occasions that I visited and waiting staff were accommodating re: providing tastings of the house wines and plate shares. Carmelised brussel sprouts, roasted veggies and brocollini to be recommended - and I am not a vegetarian!

Visited February 2014
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Boise
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“Very nice experience”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Recently had a very enjoyable dinner at Tin Roof. Convenient parking, nice waitstaff, and generally very good food. The waiter recommended the short ribs braised in wine, and they indeed were excellent. Likewise the pork tenderloin ordered by my son-in-law. My wife's papardelle was less satisfying. The brussel sprouts were, as everyone says, excellent.

Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Wish it was closer to home!”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Why can't restaurants on the east coast in this price range deliver this kind of innovative food and great service!

This was my 2nd visit and it was consistent with the first, really good.

I don't think you can go wrong with anything you order!

  • Visited January 2014
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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Perfect place for friends or family dinner”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Great service and food and a very nice atmosphere make this the perfect place for an interesting meal and nice cocktails. The servers are great and the food choices and fresh, interesting and fun. Try the brussels sprouts appetizer.

Visited January 2014
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