Andrew Kirschner’s Tar & Roses Takes Shape in Santa Monica

Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

It was only a week ago that we learned Andrew Kirschner was baling Wilshire to start his own restaurant. It took a day or two more to accept that he was actually naming it Tar & Roses, a term typically reserved for wine tastings. Today we get the proof. while Kirschner hasn’t even left Wilshire yet, construction appears to have begun on the former BreadBar Santa Monica space, with Tar & Roses signage now up to show the restaurant’s logo along with the promise that it’s “coming soon.” Last we checked, an opening is planned for late-summer or early fall for Kirschner’s solo debut.

Tar & Roses, 602 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica.