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Tender Greens

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$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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201 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

On a rainy day in Santa Monica we wanted lunch. A local person directed us to Tender Greens near the 3rd Avenue Promenade. We did not want fried fast food and this satisfied our desire to heat healthy without fuss or dress up. We were unfamiliar with the style of ordering and the employee writing orders took the time to... More 

Thank Marinagina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Well-priced, healthy meals that are made to order, but ready quickly. Lots of vegetarian options! We stop here every time we're in town.

Thank GuidoInDetroit
London, United Kingdom
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401 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

This review is actually about the Studio City Branch of Tender Greens, though there is no listing for it. I went with my eldest brother for lunch today, as we wanted a quick and nutritious meal - we were not disappointed! We had a pint each of the Smog City Pale Ale - absolutely divine and I've tried a lot... More 

Thank James L
Poole, United Kingdom
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512 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

We have visited here on many occasions since it opened a few years ago, and rapidly became a busy Santa Monica institution. The idea of placing your order for a freshly grilled protein and freshly tossed salad then walking past the kitchen as it is being prepared, then picking it up at the till point is genius. It's 21st century... More 

Thank Bro44
Tinley Park, Illinois
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302 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We found this by accident a couple years ago and have been back numerous times. We always share a salad and generally it is the special salad of the day. The combinations are great.

Thank Colleen B
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Very reasonable pricing, tasty food and friendly service. We went twice and the experience was consistent. I'd recommend to any tourist looking for a quick, cheap meal without having to buy the far more common heavy, greasy take-away stuff around the city.

Thank Benjamin S
Horsham, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Freshly made fantastic healthy food , we had steak sandwiches with a spinach and hazelnut side salad and roasted sweet potato and butternut squash all fresh tasty and plentiful ! We had to follow with the most delicious white chocolate salted cookie ! There's plenty of dining choices in Santa Monica but we frequent this one the most .

Thank tinacs2015
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Very good and healthy food. I was very hungry and because of that I had to order two meals. Friendly and fast staff (service)

Thank Florian S
Houston, Texas
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206 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The line starts forming just before opening at 11:00 AM. There are parking garages close and the first 90 minutes were free. As you would expect , everything fresh , tasty. We stopped for lunch, has fried chicken , BBQ chicken ,salads. Not expensive, clean. Good place for lunch.

Thank Joseph B
Houston, Texas
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368 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Reasonable prices and delicious, healthy food make this a favorite of ours in Santa Monica. Just a couple of minutes west of the Third Street Promenade. If you go during peak hours expect to wait in line. Lots of organic, good stuff.

Thank davemh333

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-587-2777
Opened Sept 2011

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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