Tarragon
Tarragon
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Tarragon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dinetarragon.com/
  • Phone: 4087378003
  • Hours of Operation:
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:00 pm - 6:00pm BAR AREA Half off Drinks
    Dinner: Monday thru Saturday 5pm
    Sundays - CLOSED
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer 3 course menu's, buffet, seafood bar, tons of appetizer platters, and multiple drink packages to suit your party's needs. Large private dining room for up to 250 people.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a large banquet room, for either conferences off sites, receptions, retirement parties, rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions. Special menus to choose from starting at $35 to $65 per person or buffet menus as well.
  • Private Party Contact: Dottia Bilic 4087378003
  • Special Events: Early Bird 3 course meal 20.00 per person from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Over 10 entrees to choose from.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W. Evelyn Ave.
  • Public Transit: Cal Train
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Cal Train garage is kitty-corner from Evelyn Ave.

    Public Lot located behind the restaurant on Sunnyvale Ave.
A word from Tarragon
Sometimes, it all comes together. The look, the feel, the flavor, the service. At Tarragon, we like to surprise people. While our location is Downtown Sunnyvale, our atmosphere is very uptown, indeed. Our menu provides fresh and local flavors. Whether it's our oven baked seafood, sausage & chicken paella, or fresh beef prepared over a mesquite grill, dinner at Tarragon is unforgettable. Tarragon also features a banquet room for private dining for up to 250 people with amenities including a full bar, dance floor, and patio.




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Tarragon reviews from OpenTable diners
  • It was our first time at the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    It was our first time at the Tarragon. The experience was very pleasant.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First dinner at Tarragon
    FeedMeVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Three of the four people in my group ordered filet steaks. The steaks were all cooked to specification and delicious. The other dinner was the Ahi. This was also delicious and cooked perfect. The deserts were also yummy. This was our first time at Tarragon and will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, but a little too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    good food, but a little too heavy on the garlic. In both our meals. the pork with polenta and the ravioli.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Bad - I probably won't be Back
    Uhu14
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    I just went here for my anniversary. Overall this place is good with a few drawbacks. The ambience is warm and welcoming. Food better than average. Paella was tasty but appeared to be prepared with cheese or cream which was not how paella tasted in Spanish restaurants Ive dined at. Prices are fair. It seems most diners were there for the $20 early bird specials. I was not impressed with our server who got our salad order wrong on two items- not splitting the portions into two dishes and not keeping the dressing separate. No one recognized that we where there for our anniversary either which I presume the maitre d should have been able to see on the Open Tablel reservation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A GREAT SURPRISE ON OUR FIRST VISIT
    Romanten
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    It was our first time there. First impression was a reminder of "Joe's of San Rafael". It has a long curved walkway from the back door to the front door. The bar has ample seating and shows some class. We started with a "wedge" and it was great, the best we've had. The Caesar's salad was good as well especially with the added anchovies. We had lamb chops that were outrageously good and a scampi dish that was good but not a good the the lamb chops. The prices are very reasonable and our server (Amelia) was outstanding! We will be returning to Tarragon, hopefully often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    After reading positive reviews, decided to check this place out while waiting for our daughter to finish her 2 hour practice. Service was excellent but that was about it. Drinks were too tart for what they should've been. Wife's scampi and pasta was good albeit the pasta was a bit oily. However my seafood paella was extremely dry and frankly uneatble. Ended up transferring what meat incould find over to my wife's oily pasta just to satisfy a meal. Won't be going back and am recommending others try any one of the many, many other better places on the strip.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Their early bird dinner is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Their early bird dinner is the best bargain in town! For $20 a great salad, rack of lamb (all right it's just 3 ribs, but very meaty and perfectly prepared) and a yummy dessert. Their early bird wine is $4 a glass, so this is a wonderful weeknight dinner if you can handle eating early! Great atmosphere too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went early and they have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    We went early and they have a lovely early dinner special although that's not what we were looking for. Three courses all for about 20.00 - so very reasonable. The only negative was the wait staff was quite slow and we waited at least 20 min for our wine. The food was excellent however and the ambience is fine as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for the early bird
    CorneliaVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    We went for the early bird special and had a great time, a very lovely dinner, a wedding anniversary. Good services, excellent rack of lambs was recommended by our server and because of that my husband ordered another second serving of rack of lamb. Good job for our server named "Brandon" and to bus staff named "Carmelo". Cioppino was tasty, too. Good red wine for $4 a glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good value in my opinion.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Good value in my opinion. It is getting busier this time of year with all the holiday parties but service managed to keep up and my wife and I felt like we got decent service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We took advantage of the Early
    foodie2
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    We took advantage of the Early Bird Dinner and were very pleased. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. The service was great. We were looking for a quiet, nice place for dinner that was not too expensive and this definitely fit the bill.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Resturant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    My favorite place in the South Bay!! Food is excellent & workers are friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had the Thanksgiving dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Had the Thanksgiving dinner and loved it!!! We're quickly becoming regulars here. All of the holiday meals have been absolutely perfect :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanksgiving fixed price was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Thanksgiving fixed price was reasonably priced and very satisfying.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We ate at Tarragon's last
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    We ate at Tarragon's last Thanksgiving and enjoyed it so returned this year. Again, we were very pleased.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stuck on Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Although everything was good, salad was served with baked on food from dishwasher on bottom of dish. I told the waitress who said she would tell the chef. I thought the salad should have been removed from the bill, but it wasn't.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food - not so great host!
    Andi
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    We have been here several times before and will return; the food is fabulous! Our waitperson, Josh, was wonderful! One negative is the host (manager?). He's not a friendly person and didn't greet us in a welcoming manner. In fact, I called ahead to find out about the singer that was going to appear that evening and this same man was quite rude on the phone. Still, the food and vibrant neighborhood is enough to keep us coming back. Try to sit in Josh's section and you will be extra happy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Murphy Street in Sunnyvale
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Murphy Street in Sunnyvale is a mecca for food lovers. There are some very popular food hot spots. I did some online and word f mouth research. Not knowing what tastes the others had, I chose Tarragon. It was a special occasion, a sort of mini HS reunion lunch. To ensure we had a reservation I joined OpenTable. It was a Friday. The reservation was confirmed no problem. Tarragon's lunch menu was great and the food...fantastic. Had the Calamari, Soup of the day - Red Clam Chowder, Mesquite grilled Salmon, and Mesquite grilled Chicken Salad. Everyone loved their dishes. Jennifer our server was awesome. I recommend both Tarragon and OpenTable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was wonderful and our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/22/2012
    Food was wonderful and our waiter was out of this world. Went with a group and we can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was vary good, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Food was vary good, service was good, atmosphere nice...highly recommend to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was fantastic -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Everything was fantastic - the food, the service, the ambiance. From the moment my husband and I walked in, it was a fantastic experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tarragon is an absolute gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Tarragon is an absolute gem! I was amazed at the food -- great selections, great flavor, great presentation. And the service was outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very reasonably priced lunch
    bfukumoto
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    Very reasonably priced lunch menu. We had a group gathering of people and the total bill before before tip was only $73. Food was very good, served hot and fast.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Underwhelmed with this dinner.
    winegal
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    Underwhelmed with this dinner. It was my birthday, but service was very lacking, slow, waited 5 minutes at the hostess stand when we first walked in. And I had a reservation. Food was good, everyone at table had something different and agreed but service was very slow for how empty the restaurant was...even saw our server eating during our service!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tarragon Restaurant - a Quiet Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/1/2012
    Lovely and quiet restaurant. Great service and the food was excellent and reasonably priced. Variations on the menu items were welcomed and food made-to-order/request. We will go back again and again. We also held a beautiful 50th Wedding Anniversary Party here upstairs that was a total hit - Couldn't have been better. Very tasteful ambiance, set-up, dance floor, balcony, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We once again returned to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    We once again returned to Tarragon, this time with friends who had never been there, and all of us had a wonderful time. Their special early bird menu is, quite frankly, unbeatable for their offerings and price. I recommend this place to others whenever I get a chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've always enjoyed dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2012
    I've always enjoyed dining at Tarragon. I was pleased when the restaurant began serving lunch again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • friendly & accommodating staff
    omni
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    friendly & accommodating staff with decent food. great value if dining early - early bird menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I took my team for a team
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    I took my team for a team lunch to Tarragon, and although the restaurant wasn't crowded, both the service and attention of the server were poor. We waited over 20 minutes for him to take our order, and only got one check-back during the 90 min meal. The food did not come out as advertised - 3 of the salads were missing key ingredients (strawberries, apples, etc.), and the portions were disproportional to the cost of the entree. One member of my team said this used to be her favorite place on Murphy St. to eat, but it has declined in quality and service over the past 2 years, and she never comes here again. I should have listened to her review before booking the table.
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  • Very good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Great food, friendly staff, and attentive waiters and waitresses. Always consistent. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went to Tarragon to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Went to Tarragon to celebrate my birthday and took advantage of the Early Bird specials. The entrees were varied and accommodated all of our tastes. The baked brie appetizer was outstanding. The noise level allowed for conversations without shouting even though there was a street band playing near the restaurant. A nice change from the burger/pizza joints on the same street.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dinner and great value.
    Unhappy
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Enjoyed a lovely dinner with another couple, good friends. We all said we would come back again. The happy hour and dinner before 5:45 pm were a great value.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We sat outside and enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    We sat outside and enjoyed Sunnyvale's Saturday night live music from a distance close enough to hear music but far enough to carry a conversation without shouting. I ordered eggplant parm and a stuffed green pepper and was not disappointed. The seared ahi and filet mignon also got rave reviews. Outstanding service from our waiter who checked-in frequently even though we were the furthermost from the kitchen. They were accommodating for our two little ones as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My food was cold and the meat
    NatiVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2012
    My food was cold and the meat was over done. My friend orded the paella and hers looked pipping hot! I think both dished were cooked at the same time and my dish just sat there until the paella was ready. Service was just ok.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice - great when you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2012
    Very nice - great when you have a visiting colleague who deserves a nicer lunch; too formal for bigger work groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a business meeting
    unruhly
    Dined on 7/16/2012
    We had a business meeting there... food was nice, service friendly but inobtrusive and they allowed us to continue our meeting without ever feeling rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent Choice
    BDMaustinVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2012
    Visited Silicon Valley for the first time so I had no idea where to begin to look for a nice local restaurant, but my client suggested Tarragon. It is located in downtown Sunnyvale on a street with many restaurants, bars and people watching. The interiors have a deco influence; warm and inviting. Service was very attentive throughout the meal. The menu was an average size with a nice mix of options to select from and the food was very good. I had a hanger steak that was cooked perfectly. They have a nice size bar which seemed quite popular for a Monday night. I would definitely recommend Tarragon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tarragon was delicious!! Recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    Tarragon was delicious!! Recommend going :) the stuffed chicken was amazing, the baked brie was also great, and the prime rib special was seasoned to perfection! Thank you Tarragon for a great experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What I love about Tarragon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/10/2012
    What I love about Tarragon is that it is at early bird time for good conversation. The food on the early bird menu is delicious. There are five of us who meet at Tarragon routinely as it is such a nice place to gather, dine, and talk.
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  • Awesome early bird special!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/9/2012
    Awesome early bird special! Lots of food, very tasty
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