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Tar & Roses
American Restaurant$$$
Today 5:30–10:30PM
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602 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90401
602 Santa Monica BoulevardUSCaliforniaSanta Monica90401
$$$American Restaurant, New American Restaurant
American Restaurant
New American Restaurant
Today 5:30–10:30PM
Monday 5:30–10:30PMTuesday 5:30–10:30PMWednesday 5:30–10:30PMThursday 5:30–10:30PMFriday 5:30–10:30PMSaturday 5:30–10:30PMSunday 5:30–9:30PM
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Moodily lit, buzzy spot with seasonal American small & large plates, plus an ample wine & beer list.- Google
"Enjoyed the crudo, shrimp, beet salad, glazed ribs."
"I ate at Tar and Roses last night with a girlfriend and I absolutely loved it."
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John Bertin
2 weeks ago
If I could have given this "restaurant" no stars, I would have. The wait staff was great. And, yes, he was tipped well. The kitchen prepared a supposed gluten free meal and my bride is still choking on the flour in the sauce even after throwing up twice in the rest room. We had to have the paramedics come to the restaurant because she could not breathe. We enjoyed the flavors but even the owner did not understand that although his recipes didn't call for flour doesn't mean that someone followed it. When I asked for a sample of the sauce, not only once but twice, I was never given the sample. STAY AWAY If you have food allergies
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Delfina Dowdy
a month ago
I had a turkey burger and it was probably the best tasting healthy burger i've ever had! this place is quite small so it was packed for lunch. not much of a selection but lunch shouldn't be too complicated! the service was quick and friendly! i don't really have much to say about this place except the fact that i was extremely satisfied and i would definitely come back again. OH and you can eat outside too if the weather is friendly :)
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Keith Jackson
4 months ago
Food was great and friendly service. Great atmosphere and loved sitting in the back room/outside. Good wine selection too. The small plates were fantastic, I loved the oxtail dumplings and the short-ribs to start. On the next round I had a great squid ink pasta with octopus is a must.
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Cathy Thy Nguyen
4 months ago
Great atmosphere, amazing food! T&R is definitely a place you want to share plates - they're small, and this way, you can try so much more of their menu! No matter what, be sure to order the oxtail dumplings, gnocchi, braised balsamic ribs, and finish with the strawberry ricotta crostata! Enjoy the culinary adventure!
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Linda B
2 months ago
The only way to describe this place is a perfect dining experience. I loved the location and atmosphere. The waiter was nice and extremely helpful in recommending what we should order since it was our first visit. The ribeye is AMAZING!
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Sarat Varghese
2 months ago
Awesome food, seasonal as well. Servings are big as well, so definitely can do family style if you go with a group. They also have dishes you can order in advance will definitely be something I try next time. Recs: duck is probably one of the best ducks I've had.
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Elliott Blufer
4 months ago
We tried 6 of the appetizers and small plates, and all of them were delicious. Each was a bit small for the price, but that's to be expected at a restaurant like this. The standout for all three of us was the Yellowfish Crudo. It was perfect. The squid ink fettuccine was also fantastic, as were the oxtail dumplings, the bone marrow, and the lamb belly.
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Ambrielle Army
4 months ago
We were really excited to visit the place as it had been on our list for a long time. Ultimately, we were a little let down, especially for the price. The service was pretty good, though not everyone was friendly. The interior and ambiance were very nice and fitting of what we expected for a nice place. The food was pretty hit and miss and more expensive than it should have been for the quality. The exception was the lamb belly which was incredible, but everything else we ordered was under seasoned and not very inventive. Nicer places in Santa Monica for the price.
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