Great food, Ok ambienceOverall the food was great and the service was awesome. The main thing that could be improved is the ambience.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Food and service was outstandinThe Food and service was outstanding. We were in town for a seminar and were extremely happy with our whole dining experience. Would highly recommend this restaurant when visiting the Phoenix area.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eveningThey did it again. Our appetizer mussels were full of garlic and flavor, Mr. Fish and the pasta were wonderful, and bread pudding finished it off well. Pair that with a great wine, and cocktails made for another wonderful evening at Tarbell's5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat TimeThis restraunt is always awesome. Very attentive staff. Food was spectatular as usual.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again, I was completelyOnce again, I was completely satisfied with the food and service. One should expect this as routine for Tarbell's. Mark always prepares his food and wait staff to deliver perfection. I have been supporting Tarbell's for 20 years.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMone of the best in PhoenixOur favorite place. Outstanding food, good service, great wine list, knowledgeable staff.
They will make every attempt to accommodate you.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat findThe best seafood soup I have ever eaten, the service was great and appetizers were delicious
Would definitely recommend5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMTarbell's is one of Phoenix'sTarbell's is one of Phoenix's finest restaurants. Highly recommend it!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThere were three in our partyThere were three in our party and we all thought the food was outstanding. I have had dinner there several times and the food and service have always been wonderful.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for our anniversary andWent for our anniversary and were treated like gold. Favorite place!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific carpaccio! The warmTerrific carpaccio! The warm chocolate cake with pistachio gelato ranks among the top three deserts I've ever eaten, anywhere.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was excellent.Our waiter was excellent. He helped us to hvae a wonderful meal without buying enough food for 6, when we are only 2 people. I really appreciated his help. The busboy was perfect in his timing for filling water glasses and clearing plates. The food was superb, interesting, delicious.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an early resevation,We had an early resevation, so it was quiet when we arrived but as the evening went on the room became much more vibrant.
All the food was outstanding. From the thinnest carpaccio I have ever seen, the Farm House salad & on through the homemade ribbon pasta, which the wife loved & including maybe the best scallops I have ever enjoyed.
The service was outstanding; when they didn't have enough of the gin which was called for they went next door to liquor store to get it. Above & beyond!
Extraordinary evening. We will be back!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, Tarbell's exceededAs always, Tarbell's exceeded expectations with excellent fare and superb service. Energetic is a good way to describe the atmosphere on a Saturday evening - lots of people, conversation and buzz.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother wonderful meal atAnother wonderful meal at this reliable institution. Food was perfectly prepared and the service was wonderful.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVibrant and lively,Tarbell'sVibrant and lively,Tarbell's did not disappoint. The service was impeccable and our food delighted us with its inventiveness. The grilled lettuce salad simply melted away. My wife's seafood "soup" or yellow tomato broth packed with halibut, clams, mussels, and crab hit all the right notes, as did my chicken sausage with homemade ribbon pasta. Once again, an amazing experience at this reliable restaurant.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst TimersThe food was AMAZING, our server was a sweet heart, the restaurant itself was cute and very quaint, was just a little disappointed that we were seated right by a retirement party when the whole restaurant was empty. Our reservations were early, and was a little disappointed in their choice of seating arrangements with a empty restaurant. First timers, but won't be our last time....loved it!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant rivals anyThis restaurant rivals any I've been to...worldwide. It should be more of a household name as its chef is very accomplished as does not dissapoint at Tarbell's in Scottsdale, AZ.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have traveled to ArizonaWe have traveled to Arizona for many years without find Tarbell's until this trip. And how sorry I am now that I know how great it is!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways recommended for guestsThe food was excellent as usual. Guest from out of town sufficiently impressed. Can be romantic but was lively Thursday night. Pricey but worth it. Organic vegetables and salmon were divine.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Great GreatOutstanding meal at Tarbell's. Steaks beyond outstanding, great scallpos and snapper. French fries are to die for. For a group of 5-8, ask for the private room!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was awesome. However,The food was awesome. However, I will not be able to eat here again for several years on my salary, but again the food was spectacular and my fiancée loved the dinner surprise. Great for a onetime special occasion.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTarbells. Top of the 'Mark' !Our most-favorite restaurant in Phoenix! Mark Tarbell continues to do a great job, great staff, great food, and he is always available to talk to the patrons.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, but they shouldGreat food, but they should do something about the sound (more fabric or something).
"Energetic" isn't the right word. "Too loud" is more like it! Hard to hear the person
next to you on a Saturday night.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSIMPLY A MUST.Tarbell's never disappoints. We never visit the valley without having dinner there. The staff is absolutely tremendous.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTarbell's is consistentlyTarbell's is consistently the best restaurant in greater Phoenix. The food is outstanding, the service staff is highly trained, and the entire dining experience is predictably good. I try to visit Tarbell's every time I am in the Phoenix area.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA place we discovered duringA place we discovered during our last trip last summer.
Had been recommended by the concierge at our hotel.
When we first arrived did not think much of the location.
In a small plaza ,did not seem like much but did we ever get surprised as we got inside.
A small room with a huge bar to welcome you in front of the kitchen.
A very busy place, not for a romantic dinner.
But great food, if you go later on then it is even busier.
Lots of people seem to be regulars.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service.........Excellent food and service--liked it so much we came back a week later even though our original plan was to go to as many different restaurants as possible during our vacation.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Find!!!!!!!!!!!Found this well-reviewed restaurant online and decided to give it a try. A great decision!! Food was great and service even better.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only flaw with our mealThe only flaw with our meal was the giant table of 16 that was seated beside us in the first third of our meal. Due to that our server became absent-minded and missing for longer periods of time. A setback in an otherwise stellar meal. Food was absolutely perfect. The crispy black chickpeas while I little greasy are to die for. The Tuna Tartare with horseradish vinegrette is just lovely, fresh and flavorful. As far as main courses go, the Ribbon pasta w/fennel sausage was unique and excellent, the same as the more ususal pasta w/bologneses sauce. Both fantastic. The table favorite though was Tar's Scotch Beef w/buttermilk mash. For dessert we had the sorbet trio, tart, delicious and light. We can't wait to come back! A++1/24/2013 12:00:00 AM