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About The Rooster 

Bruce Marder, The Rooster’s chef/ restaurateur, lists Capo, The Brentwood, Cora’s Coffee Shop, and Marvin as his current successes. Renowned for his world class cuisine, his skills encompass a deep appreciation for international flavors that he unabashedly blends into an American style menu that celebrates our cultural diversity.

Bruce Marder’s latest addition to the Santa Monica scene features dishes kissed by almond-wood flames including tender, grilled meats served up family style, to pizzas and flatbreads baked in the wood fire oven.


The finest of ingredients, sourced from the farmers’ market, our personal garden, and highly regarded local ranchers, are the foundation of a cuisine that exemplifies the purity of the flavors without unnecessary adulteration.


The Rooster makes everything it can from scratch, featuring house made breads, delectable sauces , and its own cured charcuterie meats.

This location also houses our Red Rooster bakery, now open to the public, featuring finely crafted artisan breads, bagels, and pastries.


From the Press

"Service is excellent while under the eagle eye of Marder, whom you’ll often find seated at the end of the elegant and well-curated bar, which includes rare Japanese whiskeys, greeting guests and surveying the relaxed atmosphere of his latest hatchling."
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