My husband and I live on the east coast - yet we have visited Santa Monica often. RFD in Santa Monica has been our favorite "go to" place -- offering diverse, creative vegan cuisine within the ambiance of a community eatery.
As we hope to move to the area, we have been looking forward to have RFD within walking distance to enjoy it regularly. So it was with great disappointment I found out today that my favorite place had to close...
Please keep us informed about your plans to re-open and I trust and hope that the community will make a special place for a well tested eatery with great vegan food and very expert staff. There is a special need for organic, vegan food plus the menu has become a treat for foodies all around.
Very sad to hear the SM location closed down. My boyfriend and I celebrated our first valentines there almost 13 years ago. I'm also a little disappointed that the prices have gone up so much. It means we can no longer go here as often as we like. –Kyle
Happy to hear RFD holds a special place for you two. We appreciate your patronage over the years.
Our commitment to certified organic and high quality products remains steady. Along with the high cost of doing business in the state of Ca. and now the City of LA, we are forced to make price increases in order to continue serving our unique menu. –Ann
Sooooo love the Mediterraneanean Bowl!
Like so many others I would be grateful to get an idea of the calories/ nutrition. I understand that it would be a costly process (and with less than 20 restaurants you are not required to) ... BUT ... Perhaps for some of the most popular dishes?
I'm so sad! Please don't leave Santa Monica - don't close the location. No words. –Jo
We eat organic and it's really hard to find tasty organic vegan food. We have been to your Santa Monica and pasadena location, drivibg 1 hour for both. We really wanted to reach out to the owner and see if he can open one in orange county. We have taken many friends with us from our city and they loved it but unfortunately the long distance makes it inconvienant for us. I'm sure it will be busy in oc where there is many organic supporters. –pali ghods
I'm not vegan but this is one of my favorite restaurant in Pasadena. I visit a couple of times a month, and I also order for delivery often. The food is very good, while not too complicated, and the service in the restaurant is always perfect. The desserts are mostly awesome.
However, I agree with previous posters that the new burger is very bland compared to the previous one, and I wish the specials changed more often. I miss the pizzette :) - the prices have hiked a lot in the past few months.
One thing though, your online ordering system is terrible. Please fix it so we can see what's not available before check out, and/or avoid the error popups about "option not selected". –CL
We just ate at the new restaurant in Pasadena - terrific experience. Our waitress Dawn was beyond helpful and friendly. Look forward to return visits –David
RFD is my favorite restaurant. I live in Washington, DC, but visit RFD each time I am in LA. Wish we had a RFD here. –Cleveland
I just discovered RFD a month ago....what a tasty find! Would you please post your kid's menu online as well? Thanks! –becky
I will be eating at RFD next week with someone special. It is her favorite place. I have never eaten at a vegan restaurant before. I love meat, fish and dairy. The only vegetable I like is pesto sauce. What do you suggest I order? –George
Sea Cake is what we suggest...or the Lasagne for dinner. See our online menu for details. –MaryJo Bruce