They've been open for about a year and now Tar & Roses has just been nominated for two James Beard Awards 2013 in the categories of: Best Restaurant and Best Chef. So, we simply have to check it out!
We'll order a lot of different things on the menu to eat, share all of the food family style, then split the bill equally among everyone at the table. Everyone will pay the same amount. So, come hungry with an open palate as we won't be making any adjustments. The last time I went here with a group and ate this way it worked out to about $65 per person including tax and tip.
Reservations are famously difficult to get, so we've booked a table way in advance to get a great time.
In addition to the fabulous James Beard nominations, Zagat rates Tar & Roses:
Food-23/Decor-22/Service-24 with an estimated cost of $51.
"Chef Andrew Kirschner (Joe’s, Wilshire) is behind this “trendy” Santa Monica Eclectic pulling in a “beautiful” “LA” crowd with “interesting”, “delicious” dishes built around his blazing wood-burning oven; service is “accommodating”, but the rustic digs made from reclaimed and rough-hewn materials are frequently “packed”, so prepare for “waits” and a “high noise level” “made more tolerable by the food.”
A $20 deposit processed through Amazon Payments holds your spot and will be refunded through the web after the meetup to those who attend or who cancel at least 24 hours in advance. Canceling on the same day as the Meetup is considered a "no-show" and will cancel your membership in the group. Forfeited deposits will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
Join us at Tar & Roses!