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“R&D = Really Delicious!!”
Review of R+D Kitchen

R+D Kitchen
Ranked #42 of 712 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Description: 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.
Reviewed March 8, 2014

I totally understand why there's always a wait for a table. Everything on their menu is well prepared, seasoned and presented. Servers and staff are polite, professional and on top of all that is going on. Truly, this exceptionally well-managed kitchen has nailed "the basics" --turning up stylish plate after plate in a timely manner. Go here!

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Thank CeeGee
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

Four of us came here for brunch/ lunch on a Saturday. They don't take reservations so it's important to get there early. My friends all had egg dishes but I decided to order the shrimp Louis and it was hands down the best version I have ever had with four gigantic perfectly cooked cold shrimp on a wedge of iceberg lettuce with fresh cherry tomatoes and a vine gregge with bacon in it. In addition to being the best shrimp Louis I have ever tasted this May have been the best meal so far in our week in California ia.

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Reviewed February 14, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at R+D Kitchen. This place is super popular, so be prepared to wait for a table. The drinks are excellent, and well priced. Our meal was really delicious, and we had a very intimate table at the back. Service was also excellent. When we are back in Santa Monica, we will DEFINITELY be coming back here.

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Thank BarbaraEK
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Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

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!!

Thank Elizabethrap
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Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

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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