The food, as usual was excellent.
The food, as usual was excellent. A little slow in delivering dressing that was missing, and the kitchen put the dressing on a salad when it was asked to be on the side. Since it was relatively light, the salad was not sent back.
The back room is lovely for gatherings, but the last few times, it has been freezing in that room. We have requested the air conditioning be adjusted, but to no avail.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Because the bar (and extended
Because the bar (and extended bar) is in the middle of the restaurant, the noise is unbearable but also unavoidable. Good menu, good food and good service. Very pricey, though.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Inside or outside, a great
Inside or outside, a great choice for lunch or dinner. Delicious fare served by professional and attentive staff.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tark's has made a good impression on the spot where Harvey's used to be the place to go in the area. Tark's has delicious food with a nice atmosphere. The bar scene is very vibrant and very noisy! All in all a good choice for a fine dinner.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a Good Meal
Tark's is a neighborhood cafe in a high end neighborhood. The food is comfort food for the most part but is outstanding in flavor and preparation . The ambience inside is bland and dark, but not off-putting. The noise level is extreme inside during busy times. I love the place for a late lunch, especially when I can eat outside in the pretty courtyard.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Servers are the best. Great menu selection. Great value.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great stop after the Oregon Ridge Wine Fest. Lindsey salad with blackened shrimp is excellent.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday Lunch a success!
My friends and I enjoyed our lunch at Tark's Grill. Meals were delicious and we actually spent 2 and 1/2 hours eating and chatting. It was nice not to feel rushed and be able to enjoy our conversations.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a wonderful experience!
Tarks has become our "date night" go to spot. The food is always amazing as is the service. We arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation, but were seated promptly despite the place being totally packed. We are able to dine outside as requested in our reservation. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. We had a tiny mishap where the bartender made me the wrong drink, but it was fixed within 3 minutes. We both had the Sea Bass and it was delicious. Highly recommend this place!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service has been mediocre
Service has been mediocre last two times I have eaten here. It is as if there are two few servers. Everything takes forever.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service as usual.
Good food and service as usual. Would be helpful if the menu and/or wait staff was a little more knowledgeable with gluten allergies.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent evening out
The food is fresh and the wait staff is pleasant. Who could ask for more? I had a wedge salad with steak and my husband had a chicken breast sandwich. We were very pleased. Our server was Brittany this time.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great on a beautiful night
I enjoyed sitting in the courtyard at Tarks on a warm night, although the tables are tightly packed in. We had excellent fried oyster appetizers and then the Salmon BLT and green spring valley salad with salmon. All the food was fresh and well prepared. Service was excellent, we'll be back again.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time at
This was my first time at Tark's Grill and it was absolutely wonderful! Service was excellent and the food was fantastic!
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We both ordered hamburgers
We both ordered hamburgers and they were served exactly how we ordered them. And they were delicious.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Tark's twice
I have been to Tark's twice recently. Very pleased both times!! Will return when I am in the area.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
As a regular I like that the menu changes with seasons. Never boring. Had Cobb salad and threw fried oysters on top, you should add to menu, was great!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for lunch on a beautiful Saturday afternoon., it was very pleasant. .. food was deliciousand the service was great. the location is sort of tucked away in a courtyard and is very nice
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Byron was Great
My wife and I went to Tarks for a late lunch. Byron was our server and did a great job. He anticipated all our needs and guided us through the menu. We had the popcorn shrimp which was hot and fresh. We also had the burger and a salad which was very tasty. We will definitely return in the near future. Ask for Byron or Kevin if you want great service
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great crab cake
Delicious salad,crab cake was perfect. Kitchen was slow . Bustling place but noisy. Food is very consistent
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoy Tark's Grill
I, my husband and sister ate lunch at Tark's Grill on Thursday, July 4th. The outdoor seating was quite pleasant with umbrellas blocking the sun and a light breeze. I ate a cup of an excellent gazpacho and half of a shrimp salad sandwich with large and plentiful shrimp. My husband had the turkey club sandwich and my sister the gazpacho with half of a turkey sandwich. All of us enjoyed our lunch. I loved the gazpacho but my sister found it too spicy.
The service was certainly acceptable, attentive without being intrusive.
We agree that we enjoyed our experience.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter, Kevin, couldn't have been more attentive. He made a very special occasion even more special.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
met for drinks and nibbles
I treated a colleague to Crab Tower and wine as we chatted. We were allowed to linger, wanted for nothing and the experience was a pleasure.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but...
We were given no time between the salad course and the main course. Felt rushed. Wait to order you entrée until after you have finished you 1st course.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tark's always provides good food and atmosphere. Never disappoints. Always an enjoyable dining experience!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thank you Tarks for filling
Thank you Tarks for filling a need in our neighborhood that so many previous restaurants could not. Great food, excellent service and an attractive surrounding.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal and a place to run into friends!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite 'go to' place
I love Tark's for lunch. Great food, great service, great greeting every time. Thank you for being consistently terrific.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time to this neighborhood
First time to this neighborhood restaurant. Requested booth in reservation but didn't get that so somewhat dissapointing. Waiter was great - very friendly. Had fried oysters and ahi tuna for appetizer - wonderful. Husband got the sea bass thai style for his meal - the fish was smaller than I thought it should be for a $33 plate. I was full from the appetizers so ordered the wedge salad with grilled shrimp. Not sure the 3 shrimp were worth the $15 + the salad price of $12 but it was good nontheless. Will be back - probably with friends to share a bunch of appetizers and drinks!
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tarks has good food and excellent service time and time again.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Tarks
It is a friendly place; the servers, staff, bartender and customers are all friendly and relaxed. Valet parking at lunch is complementary and self parking convenient in the evening. The back room has a great collection of Baltimore sports memorabilia.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Good Find
We decided to eat at Tarks because we wanted to hear the live performer that Saturday evening. We went with friends who live nearby. The food was excellent. We had the ribs and the salmon BLT. Both were very good. The prices were moderate. The performer was excellent. The only slight concern is that the noise level was a bit louder than I would prefer.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for Restaurant week
Our usual fried oysters and sweet potato fries were great as always. The duck confit was too salty. First major mistake since we've been going there. The manager did deduct it from our bill. The outside was packed so service was a little slow.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent but the
Food was excellent but the server was the worst that I've experienced at Tark's or any nice restaurant for that matter. The server was very brash to not only our table but to other tables, was sloppy and really started the evening off very poorly. Fortunately the food was excellent and that shadowed the disappointing server. Surprised that a restaurant like Tark's would have a server that is not only not pleasant but rude to go with his appearance or hygiene that was not very good either. Like I said the food was excellent so I'll just hope never to have that server again or ask for any but him.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
BCRW at Tark's
We enjoyed our evening at Tark's. We were especially relieved to see something gluten free on the menu. Kevin, our server, was especially knowledgeable. He did forewarn us that some had complained of the saltiness of the duck, but I ordered anyway. He was correct. He service was excellent.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kevin did a phenomenal job
Kevin did a phenomenal job with our group of 9...we love Tarks!!!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
a very good restaurant choice
This turned out to be a very good lunch spot to take my friend out for her birthday. We arrived at Tark's early, and had our choice of any table out on their patio. The landscaping was beautiful, and it wasn't too hot at that time. We chose from their restaurant week menu, and we loved our meal selections. We both ordered peach glazed, grilled salmon. I had a salad, and my friend had soup, and for dessert, she had a plate of cookies, and I had Taharka Bros, ice cream. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. Our food was very tasty. All in all, it was quite a nice dining experience.
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server was Johnathan,
Our server was Johnathan, excellant service.
Good wine list
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place and reasonably priced, at least for the lunch menu. Would recommend to anyone.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good as always. We sat outsinde on a great night but the service was not good. Our waiter applogized several times for his bad service.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great night overall with food, service, and ambiance. The only issue I had is that it appears the prices went up and the amount of food per dish went down. Especially noted we're the fried oysters. There were only 6 oysters. Even the salad sizes decreased. Extremely disappointed and we will likely not return because of the poor value not because of anything else. I will not recommend this restaurant to my friends going forward as I have in the past.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
As my usual experience at Tark's , the service is good. Very friendly staff. The food is always good, and sometimes great. My wife's filet was cooked past medium as ordered but was still good. My rockfish special was very tasty and the presentation was beautiful.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really nice dinner.
I had been to Tark's on a few occasions, but my husband could not remember being there. We went by ourselves for his birthday and had a wonderful meal. He had the chicken piccata which he said was delicious and continued to talk about when we got home. I had the California Cobb Salad with grilled salmon - also delicious.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I Recommend Tark's for......
Just about everything - brunch, lunch, dinner, you name it. As I've said many times, Tark's is a delightful dining experience.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect night for outdoor Dining
It was a very nice evening for outdoor dining. Tables were a little close to feel like you could talk freely to your dining partner. Food was very good, and they made a special plate for my lactose intolerant girlfriend. It was a bit difficult to get the waiters attention at times. We both enjoyed our dining experience and after diner we had a few more drinks at the bar.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor dining
beautiful courtyard for outdoor dining and excellent service.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tark's continues to be a solid
Tark's continues to be a solid choice in the Greenspring Valley area. Service is good but could use some attention. I also think it is time to update the menu with some new choices.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Business casual for lunch
Great spot for lunch and for cocktails. Good for business get togethers and adult family gatherings. Not really the right scene for the kids. Wine list is great and salads are fabulous!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, terrible service
I have been to Tark's twice this year. Both times my experience was the same. The food was good, but the service was terrible. My water glass was never refilled, had to ask twice for dessert specials, and asked twice for utensils for the dessert. I was willing to think that my first time dining there the bad service was just a fluke, not so, I see a repeating pattern. Bummer, not sure I will go back.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tarks has options
Tarks has options.
When we arrived (a Friday evening around 7pm), the bar was packed and noisy to an almost unbelievable level, and we almost couldn't walk into the place. And if you like that, and sports on TV then it's there.
But the restaurant is long and narrow, and just down from the bar, the ambience changes, and a nice restaurant takes over. I had put in for a quiet spot (via OpenTable) as we were there to catch up (conversation) with old friends, and Tarks noted my request. We had a lovely booth away from the noise. Then we settled in and had a wonderful time.
The food was great, portions generous, and service was excellent and attentive without being intrusive.
We will be back and depending on our mood, we know what to ask for.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM