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Tender Greens

Salad Place and Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Culver City, Culver City
  • The experts at Epicurious and LA Weekly recommend this place
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    • LA Weekly
  • aris s.
    "try the albacore as a hot plate, it's super delish!"(5 Tips)
    JoshMary M.
    "Love simple salad paired with salt and pepper chicken."(5 Tips)
    Katie B.
    "Get the Happy Vegan salad!! It's my favorite by far!!"(4 Tips)
    Michael V.
    "... Simple Salad with the salt and pepper chicken on top. Chicken was perfectly cooked. Try..."(3 Tips)
99 Tips and reviews
  • hot plate
  • salads
  • steak
  • vegan food
  • sandwiches
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  • RJ D.
    Probably the best salad I have ever had in my lifetime. Went with tuna
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • sayumi h.
    sayumi h.March 2
    Been here 10+ times
    Definitely the albacore sandwich!
  • Amir B.
    Amir BaharlouMay 20, 2016
    Steak, in all forms, is super yummy.
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HartMarch 26, 2016
    Their greens are tender... those mashed potatoes tho
  • Petra G.
    Petra GarciaFebruary 7, 2016
    Any of the salads.
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaAugust 31, 2015
    Backyard steak all day errday!
  • JoshMary M.
    JoshMary MealeyApril 1, 2015
    Love simple salad paired with salt and pepper chicken. Fresh ingredients, reasonable prices
  • Winnie K.
    Winnie KhooApril 1, 2015
    Fave: lamb sandwich
  • Natasha L.
    Natasha LoomisFebruary 7, 2015
    Let me just tell you what to order because you will be overwhelmed as a first-timer!!!! ORDER THIS: Arugula salad with the salt and pepper chicken. #willnotdisappoint #nomnom #tendergreens
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FosterNovember 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The mashed potatoes are amazing!
  • Robert Crawford R.
    Robert Crawford REALTOROctober 20, 2014
    No better place for a real meal real quick
  • Whitney M.
    Whitney MAugust 24, 2014
    all salads
  • Whitney M.
    Whitney MAugust 24, 2014
    This was my first time here. very good grilled chicken salad over arugula.
  • Timothy Michael G.
    Timothy Michael GouldAugust 19, 2014
    Grilled Vegetable Salad is delicious!
  • Tribeca Urban A.
    Just a hop skip and a jump from #TribecaUrban! Tender Greens is the perfect place for that healthy and delicious Sunday lunch! Try the Steak Salad with fresh beets! Deeeeeeelicious!
  • Blake M.
    Blake MeierAugust 16, 2014
    The Cobb salad has the best bacon pieces of all time!
  • Lacrisha L.
    Lacrisha LomaxAugust 13, 2014
    Love this place! Great food!
  • Jared
    JaredAugust 9, 2014
    Get the backyard marinated steak sandwich.
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JonesAugust 9, 2014
    Steak salad wit arugula and goat cheese
  • Pam
    PamAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tuna Nicoise Big Salad and Backyard Steak Big Salad
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    Don’t miss the chocolate cupcake sprinkled with toffee. Read more
  • Debbie R.
    Debbie RankinMay 26, 2014
    Love love love the nicoise salad!!! I get it everytime. Fresh and perfect for summer.
  • Steven H.
    Steven HFebruary 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is amazing but I add roasted veggies as a side to everything I get. So good
  • Sampion
    SampionJanuary 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I would invest in a franchise :)
  • Cara
    CaraNovember 21, 2013
    Fresh....everything you need in a salad. The mashed potatoes are a good supplement. You will need a $20 for a salad. Blah.
  • Max Y.
    Max YOctober 15, 2013
    Best place with delicious food.
  • Lida B.
    Lida BehnamSeptember 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I eat here a lot!!
  • Kelly P.
    Kelly PollenAugust 30, 2013
    Didn't like the Greek salad. It wasn't fresh and not sure about the dressing
  • Rae G.
    Rae GrossAugust 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Always order ahead, or be ready for a long wait during lunch.
  • Jacquelyn R.
    Jacquelyn RiversJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tender Greens is amazing. Don't let the line scare you!
  • Alexander S.
    Alexander SarychkinJuly 12, 2013
    Really great food here, go for the Steak and Spinach Salad. Could do with more Goats cheese though, not gonna lie!
  • Golda C.
    Golda CriddleJuly 1, 2013
    Happy vegan salad with chicken is amazing. You're welcome. Watermelon tea us also refreshing.
  • Jen Y.
    Jen YJune 2, 2013
    Dogs are NOT ALLOWED in the patio. Must be kept outside of the fence.
  • Donnie S.
    Donnie SticksMay 9, 2013
    That was the fattiest chicken I've ever had.
  • Xeng Z.
    Xeng ZuluetaMarch 31, 2013
    Chicken, albacore and steak on hot plates, big bed of tender greens. Hibiscus iced tea is a must!
  • Robert
    RobertMarch 18, 2013
    To avoid the line use the password- cranky frog.
  • Darius B.
    Darius BanksMarch 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    steak sandwich and mashed potatoes. Nuff said!
  • Desdemona B.
    Desdemona BJanuary 23, 2013
    It is closed for remodeling, call first.
  • Julie M.
    Julie M.December 11, 2012
    Closed for renovation :(
  • Brandon Y.
    Brandon YanoNovember 28, 2012
    Sexy ass chicken
  • Janet G.
    Janet G.October 31, 2012
    Great spot with great food!!
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneOctober 22, 2012
    The Happy Vegan salad rocks! It's a little bit of everything.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyOctober 1, 2012
    Tender Greens may be the very first place in LA where it is possible to get an affordable and delicious meal made with locally grown, sustainable, Earth-friendly ingredients with almost no hassle! Read more
  • 🐯 A.
    🐯 ASeptember 20, 2012
    Beware: medium-rare here is more like medium-well.
  • 🐯 A.
    🐯 ASeptember 20, 2012
    Why can't I keep my tray?!?
  • Robert A.
    Robert ArmstrongAugust 27, 2012
    Eating outside for some good people watch and the food is fresh
  • Jessie R.
    Jessie RJuly 31, 2012
    Do yourself a favor and look up the nutrition facts before you order. Tender Greens serves up whole, unprocessed food, but many items aren't exactly waistline friendly. Delicious though!
  • Di W.
    Di WuJune 10, 2012
    Their aqua fresca is DELICIOUS. Watermelon based drink
  • Camille G.
    Camille GallardoMay 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious and fresh food!I've gotten the Seared Ahi and the steak. They were both incredibly tender. Personally, I didn't like their caesar, but their other options are great!
  • Emily C.
    Emily ConlonMay 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Recently added "Kale Simple Salad" as a permanent special.
  • Anne W.
    Anne W.April 10, 2012
    The food was pretty good. Do not go during busy hours, their system is a bit irritating
  • Eva S.
    Eva SnyderApril 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Food is great but you need to be really clear you don't want mash potatoes. They end up throwing them on almost everytime I order here.
  • Michael V.
    Michael VillarApril 7, 2012
    I always forget how great this place is. Just had the Spinach Simple Salad with the salt and pepper chicken on top. Chicken was perfectly cooked. Try the cowboy cookie! Most impressed with the service
    JTDEZIGNMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The steak on a hot plate is fantastic!
  • Ms. Glow/Ms. Glows Kitchen S.
    This place is awesome!!!!
  • Brenda C.
    Brenda CookFebruary 10, 2012
    I always get the hibiscus tea. Yummmm
  • Rob S.
    Rob SimsDecember 24, 2011
    You can't go wrong with anything here. The hybiscus tea is to die for!
  • Ilya
    IlyaNovember 9, 2011
    Chipotle chicken sandwich, extra chipotle sauce :)
    CallingAllTypes.comNovember 2, 2011
    Participating in Diabetes Restaurant Month!
  • don k.
    don kangOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If they ever have the BLT special, get it.
  • Kristin R.
    Get a small salad with goat cheese and walnenuts, then add cranberries for the perfect lunch! Read more
  • Katie B.
    Katie BurnsSeptember 23, 2011
    Get the Happy Vegan salad!! It's my favorite by far!!
  • Opportunity Green
    Opportunity GreenSeptember 18, 2011
    Perfect for those with a discriminating palate & a soft spot for sustainability. This LA treasure will satisfy cravings for yummy healthy food & won't break the bank. Karen's fave : The Happy Vegan :) Read more
  • Cheryl
    CherylAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Chipotle BBQ Chicken salad is everything!
  • Kristian V.
    Kristian V.August 21, 2011
    Try the simple salad...
  • Frances D.
    Frances Donegan-RyanAugust 15, 2011
    perfect for lunch and dinner. Fast. Easy. Yummy.
  • KC S.
    KC SearsAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The regional head pastry chef just added all new desserts! They are a must :)
  • Showtime Network
    Showtime NetworkJune 3, 2011
    A Cafeteria-style eatery with fresh meats, chicken, and simple salads. The tomato soup makes a fantastic appetizer! -Kacy & Cori, The Real L Word
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackMay 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Area to park your dog between Ford's and TG.
  • Daily P.
    Daily PuppyMay 6, 2011
    Feel free to bring your pooch here, just tie them up on the other side of the fence.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MorrisMarch 8, 2011
    Happy Vegan !
  • Jay W.
    Jay WarrenFebruary 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The happy vegan is unreal. Also a side of mash potatoes is a must...
  • Megan S.
    Megan SmithFebruary 9, 2011
    The mashed potatoes and chicken are GREAT! This particular location was nice enough to give us free cupcakes when the outside area was closing and we were all still talking.
  • arry b.
    arry bayuajieFebruary 2, 2011
    hhmmmmmmmm nyam nyamm nyamm
  • Begrudgingly S.
    Begrudgingly SocialJanuary 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Happy Vegan - even if you eat meat
  • Roseni &.
    Roseni 'Roseni Silalahi'January 20, 2011
  • Lydia A.
    Lydia AmmosovaNovember 21, 2010
    Tomato soup that is legendary & extraordinary! I don't really do mashed potatoes.....EXCEPT here!
  • aris s.
    aris sNovember 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    try the albacore as a hot plate, it's super delish!
  • Your Neighborhood Studio
    Your Neighborhood StudioNovember 15, 2010
    I really love the tuna sandwich - seared perfectly and always FRESH!
  • Darcy L.
    Darcy LuekingOctober 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Mashed. Potatoes.
  • kinley w.
    kinley winnamanSeptember 30, 2010
    Whenever i see this place in passing. I'll do a quick U-ey and jump in line STAT
    LIVESTRONG_COMSeptember 21, 2010
    The grilled veggie salad is as diverse as it is yummy. Tip - try the mint lemonade for a refreshing pick-me-up
  • Matt W.
    Matt WallachSeptember 21, 2010
    Two words: Meatless Mondays.
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TillettAugust 25, 2010
    Happy vegan salad is AMAZING!
  • Mimi
    MimiAugust 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Tuna w/Spinach Salad = amazing.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 23, 2010
    Most of the food served here is eco-friendly and it is all inexpensive too. Try body- and wallet-friendly treats like herb-brushed local albacore or chipotle bbq chicken salad in a picturesque locale.
  • Jason H.
    Jason HartJuly 28, 2010
    It's all good!
  • Bernie P.
    Bernie PerezJune 30, 2010
    Foods good but they don't give you enough meat! More MEAT!!! And not for the extra $5. It's already expensive.
  • David L.
    David LawMay 16, 2010
    The mashed potatoes are buttery and fluffy here. You can't go wrong with those.
  • Aziza A.
    Aziza A.May 4, 2010
    All of their salads are pretty yum and sizable. I miss the duck salad but their chicken Cobb, barbeque, Caesar and veggie options are great. The drink selection is fun and tasty!
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KaczanderMarch 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The sexy sprouted salad special is, well, sexy. Do it.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SheltonMarch 30, 2010
    Ditto on the chicken cobb. Great lunch salad.
  • Julie G.
    Julie GoetzenMarch 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The mashed potatoes are amazing! But so is a lot of stuff on the menu. The food is fresh, flavorful, and inexpensive for what you get.
  • Tom K.
    Tom KenneyMarch 11, 2010
    Just finished off a steak sandwich. Might have been the best I've ever had.
  • Travis G.
    Travis GeorgeFebruary 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken Hot Plate with the Spinach Salad is my go to every time, but the Ahi Tuna is also hard to beat.
  • Christopher
    ChristopherFebruary 18, 2010
    The Chicken Cobb is out of this world!
  • Bravo
    BravoJanuary 28, 2010
    Best Greek lunch and dinner. Local and organic salads, hot plates and soups. Best mashed potatoes and seared tuna. -Tressa Williams, Launch My Line
  • Rajanikanth R.
    Rajanikanth RachakatlaJanuary 8, 2010
    Nice and fresh salad and sandwitches ..
  • martha t.
    martha tuckerDecember 11, 2009
    got the arugula salad with beef tenders, warm mashed potatoes. take a book to read. Amazing!martha Read more
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