Tar & Roses

Modern American

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Overview

Tar & Roses is a beer and food lovers' destination for seasonal fare from chef-owner Andrew Kirschner in Santa Monica. Charcuterie, cheese and a wide range of New American shared plates (including their popular oxtail dumplings and extensive veggie section) pair with craft beers and an international wine list.

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Accolades

  • 99 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants 2015 — Los Angeles Weekly
  • Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants 2014 — Los Angeles Times
  • LA's 75 Best Restaurants 2014 — Los Angeles Magazine
  • Zagat rating of 26 out of 30

Menu for Tar & Roses

Dinner Menu

Bruschetta Charcuterie & Cheese

  • Bruschetta Charcuterie & Cheese Please feel free to mix & match
    3 Items $18.00
    5 Items $25.00
    7 Items $32.00

Snacks

  • Popped Corn crisp bacon / brown sugar / chili
    $8.00
  • Bone Marrow red onion marmalade / sea salt / sourdough
    $13.00
  • Fig Glazed Sweetbread Kabob chimichurri / hazelnuts
    $12.00
  • Balsamic Glazed Ribs aleppo pepper / fried basil
    $10.00
  • Wood Roasted Padron Peppers yuzu / bonito flakes
    $10.00
  • Oxtail Dumplings san bai su / chili / green onion
    $11.00
  • Pork Chicharron Skewers black mission fig / pickled pearl onion
    $11.00

Veggies

  • Baby Carrots currants / chermoula creme fraiche
    $9.00
  • Candied Sweet Potato ginger aioli / togarashi / sesame seed
    $9.00
  • Baby Eggplant piquillo pepper / basil pesto / lemon
    $10.00
  • Wood Fired Corn goat cheese / cilantro / lime / espelette
    $10.00
  • King Trumpet Mushrooms soft egg / rosemary / chili de arbol
    $9.00
  • Summer Squash tahini yogurt / harissa / za'atar / fried chickpeas
    $9.00
  • Cauliflower anchovy pesto / pine nut / lemon
    $9.00
  • Grilled Asparagus romesco / burrata / wild arugula
    $10.00

Small

  • Braised Lamb Belly minted apple chutney
    $14.00
  • Soft Shell Crab green papaya & mango salad / peanuts
    $20.00
  • Charred Gem Lettuce dates / pancetta / bay blue cheese
    $14.00
  • Squid Ink Fettucini octopus / blistered tomato / breadcrumb
    $16.00
  • Wood Roasted Peach & Speck burrata / almonds / basil
    $15.00
  • Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi asparagus / pea tendrils / saba
    $14.00
  • Yellowtail Crudo citrus / avocado / jalapeno / white soy
    $17.00

Large

  • Duck Breast corn cake / collards / kumquat chutney
    $29.00
  • Lamb Rack moroccan spiced farro / eggplant / pickled tomato / feta
    $32.00
  • Hanger Steak asparagus / tomato / morels / kale / potato cream
    $31.00
  • Shellfish Pot scallops / clams / mussels / shrimp / maitake / curry
    $29.00
  • Wood Roasted Half Chicken tomato bread salad
    $25.00
  • Pork Loin creamy polenta / swiss chard / balsamic cherry compote
    $29.00
  • Whole Roasted Branzino meyer lemon risotto / salsa verde
    $34.00
  • Dry Aged Ribeye for Two 24 oz / arugula & parmesan salad
    $69.00

The T&R Suppers (For Next Time)

  • Wood Fired Goat morrocan accompaniments
    $54.00
  • Singaporean Chili Crab jasmine rice
    $62.00
  • Standing Rib Rack traditional sides
    $58.00
  • Paella eggplant with romesco
    $44.00

Beer And Wine Menu

Bubbles

  • NV Bodkin Cuvee Brut / Sauvignon Blanc / North Coast, California
    Gl $14.00
    Btl $56.00
  • NV Gruet Brut Rose / Pinot Noir / New Mexico, USA
    Gl $13.00
    Btl $52.00
  • NV Denny Bini / Lambrusco / Emilia Romagna, Italy
    Gl $12.00
    Btl $48.00
  • 2015 La Morandina / Moscato D' Asti / Piedmont, Italy
    Gl $12.00
    Btl $48.00
  • 2014 Le Vigne De Alice Brut / Prosecco / Valdobbiadene, Italy
    Btl $61.00
  • NV G.D. Vajra Rose / Nebbiolo, Pinot Nero / Piedmont, Italy
    Btl $92.00
  • NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose / Champagne / France
    Btl $144.00

Rose

  • 2014 T&R Bailey Mae / Grenache / Santa Barbara, USA
    Gl $13.00
    Btl $52.00
  • 2015 Ameztoi / Hondarrabi Zuri, Hondarrabi Beltza / Txakolina, Spain
    Btl $61.00

White

  • 2014 Scarpetta Frico Bianco / Friulano Blend / Delle Venezie, Italy
    Gl $12.00
    Btl $48.00
  • 2014 Buglioni IL Disperato / Garganega / Veneto, Italy
    Gl $12.00
    Btl $48.00
  • 2014 Riva Leone Gavi / Cortese Di Gavi / Piedmont, Italy
    Btl $42.00
  • 2014 Malvira / Arneis / Roero, Italy
    Btl $52.00
  • 2013 Bruna Le Russeghine / Pigato / Liguria, Italy
    Btl $63.00
  • 2014 Alois Lageder Porer / Pinot Grigio / Alto Adige, Italy
    Btl $70.00
  • 2014 Casamaro / Verdejo / Rueda, Spain
    Gl $12.00
    Btl $48.00
  • 2013 La Val / Albarino / Rias Baixas, Spain
    Gl $14.00
    Btl $56.00
  • 2015 Ostatu / Viura, Malvasia / Rioja, Spain
    Btl $47.00
  • 2014 Nisia / Old Vine Verdejo / Rueda, Spain
    Btl $54.00
  • 2012 Belezos / Viura / Rioja, Spain
    Btl $56.00
  • 2014 Maria Andrea / Treixadura Blend / Ribeiro, Spain
    Btl $58.00
  • 2014 Avancia Cuvee De O / Godello / Valdeorras, Spain
    Btl $60.00
  • 2005 Lopez De Heredia Gravonia / Viura / Rioja, Spain
    Btl $81.00
  • 2013 T&R Jackson's White / Viognier / Santa Ynez, USA
    Gl $14.00
    Btl $56.00
  • 2014 Matanzas Creek / Sauvignon Blanc / Sonoma, USA
    Gl $13.00
    Btl $52.00
  • 2013 Talley / Chardonnay / Arroyo Grande, USA
    Gl $16.00
    Btl $64.00
  • 2014 Panther Creek / Pinot Gris / Willamette, USA
    Btl $44.00
  • 2014 Amity / Pinot Blanc / Willamette Valley, USA
    Btl $50.00
  • 2010 Brooks / Riesling / Willamette Valley, USA
    Btl $54.00
  • 2014 Roark / Chenin Blanc / Santa Ynez, USA
    Btl $57.00
  • 2014 Chehalem / Grüner Veltliner / Ribbon Ridge, USA
    Btl $60.00
  • 2013 Brewer Clifton / Chardonnay / Sta. Rita Hills, USA
    Btl $90.00
  • 2013 Chateau Montelena / Chardonnay / Napa, USA
    Btl $111.00
  • 2014 Nickel & Nickel / Chardonnay / Carneros, USA
    Btl $120.00

Red

  • 2014 De Angelis Rosso / Montepulciano, Sangiovese / Marche, Italy
    Gl $12.00
    Btl $48.00
  • 2012 Mori / Chianti / Tuscany, Italy
    Gl $13.00
    Btl $52.00
  • 2014 Terre Nere / Nerello Mascalese Blend / Etna, Sicily
    Btl $61.00
  • 2012 Voliero Rosso Di Montalcino / Sangiovese / Montalcino, Italy
    Btl $74.00
  • 2011 Fubbiano I Pampini / Sangiovese Super Tuscan / Lucca, Italy
    Btl $114.00
  • 2006 San Filippo Riserva / Brunello Di Montalcino / Montalcino, Italy
    Btl $199.00
  • 2008 Malabaila Castelletto / Nebbiolo / Roero, Italy
    Gl $15.00
    Btl $60.00
  • 2011 San Silvestro Patres / Barolo / Piedmont, Italy
    Gl $20.00
    Btl $80.00
  • 2010 Germano Angelo Trevigneti / Barolo / LA Morra, Italy
    Btl $78.00
  • 2011 Deltetto Braja / Nebbiolo / Piedmont, Italy
    Btl $100.00
  • 2011 Pira Luigi Serralunga / Barolo / Serralunga D'alba, Italy
    Btl $109.00
  • 2010 Renato Corino Arborina / Barolo / LA Morra, Italy
    Btl $152.00
  • 2008 Paolo Conterno Ginestra / Barolo / Monforte D'alba, Italy
    Btl $178.00
  • 2006 Moccagatta Bric Balin / Barbaresco / Piedmont, Italy
    Btl $190.00
  • 2000 Rocche Dei Manzoni Big 'D Big / Barolo / Monforte D'alba, Italy
    Btl $227.00
  • 2012 Mencos / Tempranillo / Rioja, Spain
    Gl $14.00
    Btl $56.00
  • 2013 Bluegray / Grenache, Carignan, Cab / Priorat, Spain
    Gl $15.00
    Btl $60.00
  • 2014 Alguiera / Mencia / Ribeira Sacra, Spain
    Btl $56.00
  • 2013 Juan Gil / Monastrell, Cabernet, Syrah / Jumilla, Spain
    Btl $65.00
  • 2013 Clos Bartolome / Grenache, Carignane, Cab / Priorat, Spain
    Btl $72.00
  • 2011 Cruor / Grenache, Cabernet, Syrah, Carignan / Priorat, Spain
    Btl $74.00
  • 2010 Sastre / Tempranillo / Ribera Del Duero, Spain
    Btl $84.00
  • 2003 Lopez De Heredia Tondonia / Tempranillo Blend / Rioja, Spain
    Btl $122.00
  • 2006 Joan D'anguera Bugader / Syrah / Montsant, Spain
    Btl $157.00
  • 2013 T&R Redford's Red / Grenache, Cinsault Blend / Santa Ynez, USA
    Gl $14.00
    Btl $56.00
  • 2014 Jelly Roll / Syrah / Mendocino, USA
    Gl $13.00
    Btl $52.00
  • 2012 Scherrer / Pinot Noir / Sonoma, USA
    Gl $16.00
    Btl $64.00
  • 2014 Daou/ Cabernet Sauvignon / Paso Robles, USA
    Gl $16.00
    Btl $64.00
  • 2012 Heitz / Zinfandel / Napa, USA
    Btl $78.00
  • 2013 Argyle Reserve / Pinot Noir / Willamette Valley, USA
    Btl $95.00
  • 2012 Hitching Post Cargasacchi / Pinot Noir / Sta. Rita Hills, USA
    Btl $101.00
  • 2013 Flowers / Pinot Noir / Sonoma Coast, USA
    Btl $112.00
  • 2014 Turley Dragon Vineyard / Zinfandel / Howell Mountain, Napa, USA
    Btl $134.00
  • 2013 Radio Coteau La Neblina / Pinot Noir / Sonoma Coast, USA
    Btl $142.00
  • 2009 Palmina / Nebbiolo / Santa Barbara, USA
    Btl $80.00
  • 2009 Clendenen Family Vineyards / Nebbiolo / Santa Maria, USA
    Btl $101.00
  • 2012 Robert Sinskey P.O.V. / Merlot, Cabernet Franc Blend / Napa, USA
    Btl $114.00
  • 2012 Regusci / Estate Cabernet Sauvignon / Stags Leap District, USA
    Btl $128.00
  • 2013 Ridge / Estate Cabernet Sauvignon / Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
    Btl $154.00
  • 1996 Spottswoode / Cabernet Sauvignon / Napa, USA
    Btl $252.00

Draught

  • Coronado Seacoast Pilsner / California-style Lager / San Diego, California / 4.90% / 16oz
    $8.00
  • Phantom Carriage Broadacres with Strawberries / Wild Berliner Weissbier, Sour / Carson, California / 3.70% / 12oz
    $10.00
  • Avery Liliko'i Kepolo / Belgian Wit with Passion Fruit / Boulder, Colorado / 5.60% / 12oz
    $9.00
  • Boulevard Tank 7 / Saison Farmhouse Ale / Kansas City, Missouri / 8.50% / 12oz
    $8.00
  • Saint Archer / American Pale Ale / San Diego, California / 5.50% / 16oz
    $8.00
  • Mother Earth Boo Koo / Mosaic IPA / San Diego, California / 6.50% / 16oz
    $9.00
  • La Chouffe / Belgian Strong Pale Ale / Achouffe, Belgium / 8.00% / 250 Ml
    $10.00
  • Allagash Curieux / Bourbon Barrel Aged Tripel / Portland, Maine / 11.00% / 8oz
    $10.00
  • Bootlegger's Rocco Red / American Red Ale / Fullerton, California / 7.10% / 16oz
    $9.00
  • Ommegang Three Philosophers / Quadrupel / Cooperstown, New York / 9.80% / 8oz
    $10.00
  • Anderson Valley Barney Flats / Oatmeal Stout / Boonville, California / 5.80% / 16oz
    $8.00

Bottled

  • Samuel Smith Organic Cider / Apple Cider / Yorkshire, England / 5.00% / 355 Ml
    $9.00
  • Pinkus Organic Ur-Pils / Pilsner / Münster, Germany / 5.20% / 500 Ml
    $11.00
  • Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin / IPA / San Diego, California / 7.00% / 12oz
    $8.00
  • Weihenstephaner / Hefeweizen / Freizig, Germany / 5.40% / 500 Ml
    $11.00
  • Duchesse De Bourgogne / Flemish Sour Red Ale / Vichte, Belgium / 6.00% / 330 Ml
    $12.00
  • Lindemans Framboise / Raspberry Lambic / Vlezenbeek, Belgium / 2.50% / 355 Ml
    $12.00
  • Samuel Smith Nut Brown / English Brown Ale / Yorkshire, England / 5.00% / 355 Ml
    $9.00
  • Duvel / Belgian Strong Pale Ale / Puurs, Belgium / 8.50% / 330 Ml
    $11.00
  • Chimay Grande Reserve (Blue) / Belgian Strong Dark Ale / Chimay, Belgium / 9.00% / 330 Ml
    $12.00

Non-Alcoholic

  • Bitburger / Non-Alcoholic Beer / Bitburg, Germany
    $7.00
  • Mexican Coke / Bottle / Cane Sugar / Mexico
    $4.00
  • Diet Coke / Bottle / Los Angeles, California
    $4.00
  • Fentimans Rose Lemonade / Bottle / Cleckheaton, England
    $6.00
  • Bundaberg Ginger Beer / Bottle / Bundaberg, Australia
    $5.00
  • San Pellegrino Sparkling Fruit Beverages / Lemon or Blood Orange / Can / Italy
    $5.00
  • Acqua Ducale / Sparkling / Bottle / Monte Zuccone, Italy
    $7.00
  • Tea Forte Organic Iced Tea / English Breakfast / Concord, Maine
    $4.00
  • Tea Forte Organic Hot Tea / Green Mango Peach, English Breakfast, Earl Grey or Chamomile Citron / Concord, Maine
    $4.00
  • Stumptown Espresso / Americano / Portland, Oregon
    $4.00
  • Stumptown Cappuccino / Latte / Portland, Oregon
    $5.00

602 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Intimate, Modern, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Hot Spot
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Wine/Beer Only
    Phone: (310) 587-0700
  • Private Dining Room: No