The Tar Pit
Rating: Two stars
609 N. La Brea Ave. (between Beverly and Melrose), Los Angeles; (323) 965-1300;
Bar menu, $6 to $12; salads, $9 to $14; seafood, $9 to $17; meat and poultry, $14 to $17; pasta, $13 to $15; desserts, $7 to $9. Corkage fee, $12, waived with the purchase of a wine from the list.
Open 5 p.m. to midnight. daily, bar stays open til 2 a.m. Full bar. Valet parking, $5.
Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality. Four stars: Outstanding on every level. Three stars: Excellent. Two stars: Very good. One star: Good. No star: Poor to satisfactory.