On The Square
Located in Historic Downtown Tarboro, one of the oldest towns in North Carolina, On the Square Restaurant offers seasonal, sustainable ingredients that are celebrated throughout the ever-changing menu. Open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and for lunch on Monday through Friday, we are as proud of our food and comfortable atmosphere as we are of our eclectic and value-driven wine list.
Our group of 6 was extremely pleased with every aspect of our experience at On The Square. The food and service was exceptional.
Our table was ready for us when we arrived. The server and the food were wonderful! I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
We drove over from Greenville after reading the reviews and were not disappointed. Wonderful food, great martinis and excellent service all at reasonable prices. We will definitely return soon. A hidden gem.
Absolutely loved our dinner and Gretchan and staff were awesome!!! Will definitely return!! Thank you!
Delicious meal! The appetizers entrees and desserts were all great and a nice and reasonably priced wine selection
Spinach on salad was tough
Sea Bass tasted heavy soy sauce
Drinks and service were good.
The food is always great and the presentation is beautiful. Clearly the best restaurant east of Raleigh. The service was wonderful. Always enjoy our meals there.
I enjoyed the shrimp and mussels curry dish.
On The Square is a gem! It is a bistro which offers outstanding food and a great selection of wines and cocktails. The menu varies but always offers many tempting treats.
Birthday dinner. My only suggestion is to lower the lights s bit.
Food was amazing! Only issue we had was the service was a little off that night. Cocktails were ordered as soon as we got in, ordered appetizers shortly there after. Appetizers showed up, then the cocktails arrived about 15 minutes later. The glasses of water are on the smaller side, so we ran out of water and had to wait for refills. There was no interaction about any of this, but wait staff took care of the drinks because they knew there were some slight timing issues. Which we appreciated very much. Again, the food was amazing and the staff made sure we were taken care of. Look forward to going back.
Excellent yet again. Service was prompt and cordial, drinks were great and the food was delicious
Not a regular but have been to On the Square a number of times. appetizer was very good but service and dinner was lacking this trip.
Always attentive service. Intimate atmosphere. Food very good. Grilled Romaine salad the very best around.
My husband and I enjoyed an enjoyable evening. Food and service were top notch!
Fine dining at it’s finest - with a splash of Southern charm!
Try the wines!
Great food, great service. One of my favorite places to enjoy lunch or dinner with friends.
Very good food. Really like the sushi- fresh and worked as great appetizer. Salmon was perfectly cooked. The Tarboro brewing company beer is a must try
This has become a regular date night location. The food service and atmosphere are always great.
Food was excellent!! Service wonderful and can definitely recommend!
Food was excellent, the atmoshere was very nice, everyone was very friendly
Besides the food being amazing the staff was great and super helpful.
Excellent food and service. Will
Be going back again soon
Always happy with food and service when we dine at On The Square
Absolutely delicious! Waitstaff we’re very pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu selections and wines.
A most do if you’re in Eastern North Carolina.
Loved it will be back. Enjoyed the open bar and drinks and food was great.
The experience was what we have come to expect at On The Square, did not let us down!
Excellent food and atmosphere!
This restaurant feels like it should be in New York--what a jewel for Tarboro. The food is exquisitely prepared, there are tantalizing cocktails available, locally brewed beer on tap, and a sparkling ambience. We could not have found a better place to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary.
Great service and great food as well, will return again.
Delicious - as always!! While everything on the menu is great, On the Square serves the best fish dishes - they never disappoint.
Our party had a wonderful evening at On The Square. The staff was friendly and professional. The food exquisite, as were the cocktails. The presentation was awesome and the dessert beautiful and delicious. We look forward to our next visit to On The Square.
In this day and age of Covid and the pandemic it was nice to be able to make a quick reservation at On the Square. This is one of my favorites. Even though we could tell they were somewhat understaffed it was a delightful experience. The seafood trio that I had was just wonderful as well as the wine. Our server was incredibly nice. If you haven’t been down to On the Square you definitely need to put that that is one of the best restaurants in this part of North Carolina
Excellent food, skilled and intelligent service. A joy to experience this gem once again.
This is absolutely one of our favorite places to dine. The food is always excellent, and the hospitality is second to none. Our brother/sister servers, Joseph and Porter, were a delight. We will see you again soon.
Nice to be back after COVID. Wonderful attentive service. Great value for the price. We will be back again soon.
Post pandemic. Food was cooked to perfection. Service was great. Always a good experience.
Had pre/arranged birthday celebration... waitstaff apparently had never checked those details. Extremely non-attentive service. Charged twice for one entree. Management marginally receptive to feedback provided at end of evening.
Great food and service! This was our first visit and we will definitely be back.
On The Square offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (252) 823-8268.
On The Square is rated 4.9 stars by 1238 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.