I recently had dinner at Tar & Roses in Santa Monica and really enjoyed it. It’s a small and quaint place with a good atmosphere. Casual but nicely done, which I like. I was with 2 other people and we had a bunch of small plates which we shared which was fun and the food was excellent! For alcohol they are beer and wine only and they have a very nice selection. Pictured is the Blue Crab Crostini. Ridiculous! Go here and get it!