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R+D Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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1323 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1709
+1 310-395-3314
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a lot to like about R&D. The ambience on arrival sets the tone for a venue steeped in the smarter class and it's contemporary. The restaurant space is widely open yet set up in such a way it feels private no matter where you sit. The staff are excellent, our server seemed new in experience yet their delivery... More 

Thank MrLuxeTraveller
New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not to loud and not too dull, the food and service are great here. Fish special was excellent as were the fresh chocolate chip cookies for dessert. Wine menu very interesting and varied.

Thank GGOT
Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Been here for dinner - the veggie burger is just different from all the other ones I've had before. The patty is nice, tasty, with the right consistence and everything is cooked to perfection. Bravi!

Thank Paolo M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice place. I took shrimp Louis and it was super fresh and light! Burgers are also good but difficult to be eaten with hands! The rest was really good. Atmosphere and service!

Thank Chiara V
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This was the best burger I have ever had. It was perfectly cooked. Loved it. Would definitely go back.

Thank Frenchaussie_13
Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Food is great, waiters and barstaff are friendly. You can get in and out really fast... almost too fast! haha.

Thank VanessaFaustenhauser
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Well what to say about this place, it's inviting, relaxed and has a great mix of people, one of the best places in Santa Monica, very local which we enjoy. The service is of high quality along with the food. A place to be.

Thank Patrick K. L
Los Angeles, California
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610 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Our server was lovely. Just having such a pleasant server made eating here such a nice experience. We couldn't decide between the side of Brussels sprouts or the fries. He managed to provide us with a small side of the veggies...which received an A in my book for service. I've been on a mission to try the best burgers in... More 

Thank Nancy D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Don't miss the Crispy Chicken with Swiss cheese sandwich or the Cubano sandwich special - pork carnitas, ham, amazing Cole slawon a great bun and order a side of fries . Good wine list.

Thank Travel4bourne
Miami, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I've gone to R+D the past 2 times I've been in LA and i must say, this is by far one of my favorite places. Our wait has never been longer than 15 minutes and the environment is low key and cool. I've had their delicious burgers, incredible meatloaf, tasty fries, desserts, mashed potatoes, veggies, and by far my favorite... More 

Thank Juliana C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1323 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1709
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-395-3314
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.

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