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R+D Kitchen

1323 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1709
+1 310-395-3314
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“meatloaf” (12 reviews)
“burgers” (16 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1323 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1709
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is really top quality. Food and atmosphere are absolutely great. Service can be a little hit and miss though with some waiters being absolutely great and others...well they might simply be aspiring actors and don’t care. Make sure you order the Newport salad...More

Thank alextreb
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

The place was nondescript rim the outside but once you walk in the place was like a fine dining set up. The mood was nice with the warm yellow lighting and the staff were all impeccable. We ordered the prawn salad and also the ordinal...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a very well run, professional restaurant. You can tell they really know what they are doing. The decor is great, bar is great, well trained staff that seems to run very efficiently. The food is good too. There is not reason to not...More

Thank Edmund1020
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The staff here were exceptional--all of them friendly and helpful, especially Corey. The meatloaf with potato puree was the best meatloaf I have had. The recommended pinot was ok, not great, and the chocolate cookies for dessert were pretty good (buttery and warm, not too...More

Thank MMMSebastopol
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Had a business meeting at home so got two Cheese Burgers with fries to go. Terrific, we enjoyed them so much. Normally I never eat beef, but had to make an exception in this case. I have also had the Rotisserie Chicken with tabbouleh, really...More

Thank luisa1SantaMonica
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is just another wonderful restaurant in the Hillstone chain which is great for lunch. Nice salads, sandwiches and then the Salmon or skirt steak entrees for bigger appetites. Service is spot on and friendly. Parking however can be a challenge given this very popular...More

Thank Penelopewms
Reviewed 21 September 2017

An acquaintance recommended R & D saying that it had the best sole he had ever had. So, looked at the menu online and, although no sole, looked good. We went on a Sunday night and hoped for the best since R & D takes...More

Thank Earl M
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Two visits this trip, both times service was a display of outstanding teamwork. The daily featured sandwich was my preference, with others raving about the chicken salad. No reservations taken, so try going outside of peak times to avoid longer waits.

Thank Riskm
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Tasty meal in a great part of Santa Monica. We also had some great cocktails. Worth a visit and shows the area where the locals really go.

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Our group enjoyed our meals, after a really long wait for a table. Servers were distracted a few times about our drink order. I'll go back when it's not as busy.

Thank SMOgal
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Questions & Answers
Jim B
2 November 2015|
Response from Mermaidsmom | Reviewed this property |
No they dont...rather small restaurant...no banquet facilities You might want to try Water Grill...they might be able to accommodate your group :)
Linda H
24 January 2015|
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Response from Mermaidsmom | Reviewed this property |
If you look up Hillstone Restaurant Group you will find all of their restaurants (including Houstons) :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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