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Tandem©saraharneson- - Tandem, Carrboro, NC

Tandem

4.6
4.6
1496 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Tandem offers modern American cuisine in a sophisticated, yet comfortable atmosphere.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    "Kitchen Hours: Closed Monday Tuesday thru Wednesday 11am - 9:30pm Friday and Saturday 11am - 1030pm Sunday 10:30am - 9pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 240-7937

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Younes Sabouh

  • Catering

    Onsite, offsite, full service and drop off.

  • Private party facilities

    TANDEM RESTAURANT is perfectly suited to host a wide variety of private functions with four separate defined spaces that are flexible to the needs of our guests. We also offer Offsite Catering and Full Banquet Services in any location, from a drop-off lunch catering to a wedding for 500. Tandem is designed with the guest in mind and focuses on modern American cuisines with traditional international influence. Using bold flavors elegantly crafted with an emphasis on quality, Tandem believes in creating memories by offering exquisite food delivered by hospitality driven staff. With a detail-orientated events and catering coordinator on hand at all times, you are given expert advice allowing your special event to be tailored to exactly what you desire, at a price you can afford.

  • Private party contact

    Emma Dunbar: (919) 641-4441

  • Neighborhood

    Carrboro

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Monthly dance party

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Sunday Specials

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Ask your server about our specialty brunch cocktails. We're also featuring select $4 beers on tap. Ask your server about today's selection.

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What 1,496 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Contemporary American

  • Durham

    Great for Brunch

  • Durham

    Great for Lunch

  • Durham

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Durham

    Most Booked

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  1. LM

    LMNC

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Efficient and friendly FOH staff. Energetic vibe. Excellent, innovative dishes.
  2. LJ

    LibbiJ

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was inventive and delicious. Excellent service. Can’t wait to go back. :)
  3. JB

    JBug

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The setting and atmosphere including temperature were lovely. Service couldn’t have been better. Food superb; tasty, hot and well presented.
  4. M

    Mark

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service in a perfect outdoor setting.
  5. p

    punkyfelix

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great brunch, terrific server. price was fair. overall a great brunch
  6. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always awesome as usual!! Sunday brunch was a hit. Everyone loved it!
  7. H

    Hannah

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my fiancé by for dinner last night since we’ll be hosting our rehearsal dinner at Tandem soon and he hadn’t yet been. Patrick served us and did a phenomenal job making sure we had everything we needed. The food and presentation were fantastic and the drinks were fun and delicious. We can’t wait to come back in September!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing cuisine and attentive service
  9. D

    Disappointed

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    A bit too bright, a bit too loud, weird seating choices (the place was 2/3 empty and they sat all the tables right next to each-other instead of letting folks spread out a bit.) The food was "fine", we enjoyed our meals, but other diner's dinners did not look or smell appetizing (strangely smelly fish dinners.) The best thing we ate was the Beets and Brussels. Dessert was a waste of time, frozen and thawed cheesecake. There are just better places in the immediate area that provide a more refined experience for roughly the same amount of money.
  10. BM

    BethM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fresh and tasty lunch (Cobb salad for me and grilled cheese sandwich with soup for my friend) on the patio. The service was fast and attentive and the atmosphere was great!
  11. KS

    KathyS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    The menu consist of many rich sauces accompanied with the meal. Service was extremely substandard. Most definitely the worse I’ve had. The waiter bought the wrong bottle of wine, placed in carafe on table. Did not uncork nor bring wine glasses. So much down time waiting I decided to check the bottles label. Good thing I did. Upon bill tally he had to ask us what we ordered.
  12. JR

    JeffR

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Despite clearly being a bit short handed that evening the staff worked hard to take good care of us. I'll be back!
  13. BJ

    BethJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Brunch has a nice menu--several vegetarian selections, and nice brunch cocktails.
  14. A

    Alan

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent overall - outstanding food and nice service. Our only complaint was the snippiness of the hostess when she found out that our reservation had not included our toddler who needed a high chair, and she initially questioned whether she would even be able to accommodate us at all. Ultimately we sat outside and it had zero impact on seating. Plus, the inside was still only about 30% full by the time we left.
  15. w

    williamc

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Our server must of been ready to leave, he did not stick around to close out our meal? He had described the special to our table which my daughter ordered only to find out it was not available as others at the table were being served their dinner. He seemed bothered by most of our questions. Definitely expected better for the price tag.
  16. KK

    KrisK

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the flavors the chefs at Tandem come up with!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Patrick did an excellent job. Food was excellent.
  18. EE

    EagerEater

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and attentive service as always
  19. R

    Ronnie

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrated a special occasion with great food and service . Roasted salmon and striped bass were top notch ! Full of flavor and wonderful presentation. Loved the cocktails as well .
  20. t

    tony

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent. Novel presentations of roast chicken and salmon. Novel in terms of sauces and accompaniments. Service was good but slow. Staff seemed stretched and/or kitchen was backed up. But I will go back.
  21. E

    Erinkellyfilm

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good spot! Nice ambience - wish there were more vegan options.
  22. GA

    GaryA

    Miami

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Kim did a great job as server. Recommend.
  23. NW

    NicoleW

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Light fare menu was good. Chessa was amazing!!!
  24. Y

    Yummo

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was great. We were left alone when needed, but service was there when needed too.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. We had ribeye which was cooked perfectly & our server was very attentive! Will return soon.
  26. F

    Foodfriend99

    Raleigh

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and appreciated the outdoor dining. Made for a great special occasion.
  27. N

    Nrec

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I heard many positive things about Tandem from friends and was eager to try it. I like that they source locally and the menu states where their meat is from. The menu was safe. It didn’t offer anything that lept off the page for me. All standard fare. I was hoping for something bold and innovative but didn’t see anything that challenged my senses. We settled for the shortrib and the salmon. The short rib was slightly overcooked and served in a small Dutch oven that made it challenging to eat. The salmon was cooked well the sauce was a little bland. An attempt at some type of curry I think. The appetizer of oysters was delicious but we had just started when when our entrees showed up and felt rushed to finish the oysters. The wine on special that night was underwhelming. Too many sulfites and a flat taste for the price. The meal was good but not great, the service was pleasant but not well rehearsed. It wasn’t a bad experience, I just left disappointed because my “palate was not impressed” as the website promises. I may venture back again in time but for a good meal but will temper my expectations.
  28. BG

    BillyGoat

    Raleigh

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, gracefully served, in the calm and quiet of your patio.
  29. M

    Marg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, as always. Large portions of rich main course which I can never finish. My husband benefits. Wait staff was friendly and very attentive. Outdoor dining space availability cemented our decision to make the reservation. Lovely evening.
  30. JG

    JGrigston

    Raleigh

    129 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    WONDERFUL service and lovely ambiance in their outdoor dining courtyard. The food was very good, but needs some work to make it excellent. There is too much emphasis on dairy, using cheese in too many dishes, as well as cream where really not necessary. In addition, you do not need a drizzle of olive oil on everything, especially when it isn't a remarkable, but instead bland olive oil. Overall, it was a nice experience, and we give feedback in hopes that it is constructive.
  31. SB

    StephenB

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our second visit to Tandem. My wife and I had lunch with 2 friends. We had the soup of the day, a butternut squash-carrot bisque that was wonderful. I had salmon with a preserved lemon sauce. It was beautiful and tasted great. My wife and a one friend had curried chicken salad, also lovely and tasty. Our vegetarian had the smoked beet salad. It was too smoky for her, but again it was gorgeous. Tandem is pricey, but very good.
  32. h

    hikingjd

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    We ordered the short ribs. The first order of ribs we received was very salty. The meat was tough and stringy. The sear on the edges was so hard it could not be easily cut. The meat which I anticipated falling from the bones was not tender at all. The vegetables which arrived on the plate were not cooked (and I like them crispy). When the waitress inquired as to why we had not eaten the dish she offered to bring another. This one was slightly more tender but still disappointing and once again the vegetables were inedible. She made no further attempt to rectify the situation but did a good job. The bill was also incorrect when we received it. the eggplant was billed at $7 more than the menu listed but it took some action to get it corrected. The butternut squash soup was good. The eggplant dish (one single smallish eggplant!) and the crab deviled eggs (a little crabby smell) were acceptable but overpriced. Our table was so close to our neighbor's that when another member of the wait staff came to take the order for the other table her rear end was resting on our table (no kidding). She apparently did not appreciate that she should not try to stand between the tables. All in all not the experience I was looking for--go to Oak Leaf across the street for a far superior meal and experience at the same price!!
  33. SB

    SebastienB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible restaurant, excellent service, excellent food. We recommend this place for anyone. We will be back.
  34. N

    Nemo

    Atlantic Canada

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Kim and she was fantastic. Professional, friendly, and efficient. Our food was soooo good and her recommended wine was great. We will for sure be returning. Early reservations are suggested as the place was packed by the time we left at 7 pm.
  35. BK

    BillK

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have had dinners at Tandem previously and this was our first visit for lunch. The salads were excellent and the service was efficient and attentive. We will keep Tandem in mind for lunch in the future.
  36. L

    Leslie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful lunch outside. We both had the curry chicken salad which was delicious.
  37. c

    cinnamon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Kitchen tends to undercook fish. If ordering fish, recommend asking them to cook it through. Tandem has adopted the annoying handheld credit card processing tablets that the waiter uses at tableside to process payment. The way they handle these puts tremendous pressure on the customer to consent to a 20% - 30% tip with no time for calculation. Not a good trend.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Just what I was looking for. Great food.
  39. EE

    EagerEater

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing. Cocktails were refreshing. The vegetables are so fresh and the sauces amazing. We tried several of the salads all of which were delicious. Short ribs was a delicious entree. Attentive and friendly service.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing short rib, drinks were a bit pricey and not amazing/ poor presentation. Overall a very nice place if not price sensitive

FAQs

Tandem is rated 4.6 stars by 1496 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Tandem

200 N Greensboro St A-1 Carrboro, NC 27510

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Carrboro

  • Hours of operation

    "Kitchen Hours: Closed Monday Tuesday thru Wednesday 11am - 9:30pm Friday and Saturday 11am - 1030pm Sunday 10:30am - 9pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Younes Sabouh

  • Entertainment

    Monthly dance party

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (919) 240-7937

  • Catering

    Onsite, offsite, full service and drop off.

  • Private party facilities

    TANDEM RESTAURANT is perfectly suited to host a wide variety of private functions with four separate defined spaces that are flexible to the needs of our guests. We also offer Offsite Catering and Full Banquet Services in any location, from a drop-off lunch catering to a wedding for 500. Tandem is designed with the guest in mind and focuses on modern American cuisines with traditional international influence. Using bold flavors elegantly crafted with an emphasis on quality, Tandem believes in creating memories by offering exquisite food delivered by hospitality driven staff. With a detail-orientated events and catering coordinator on hand at all times, you are given expert advice allowing your special event to be tailored to exactly what you desire, at a price you can afford.

  • Private party contact

    Emma Dunbar: (919) 641-4441

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