Tandem

4.7
1281 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Tandem offers modern American cuisine in a sophisticated, yet comfortable atmosphere.
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PandaBear
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Great food, great service, and love the menu/wine selection. It's our #1 choice for an excellent meal in Chapelboro.

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Dawn
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Had to ask for clean water three times - each time there were particles floating in it - large particles such as green and black and white flakes.

Some dishes were overpriced. Ended up paying the same as we would have at second empire and the food and experience there is significantly better.

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vipChristineR
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, staff is attentive and knowledgeable. Space is pretty and festive. Food is really good and drinks are

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SteveW
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Waitress delivered food and then never checked on us again. No drink refills no would you like anything else.

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vipFoodie
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent…we can’t wait to go back! We were there for brunch and had omelettes, BLT with pork belly, brioche French toast and eggs Benedict. Truly outstanding. Please open a restaurant in Raleigh!!!

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vipTazE
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2nd time we have been and it was great!!!!

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William
Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Space is industrial-food is very "clean and fresh" I would say their cooking style is to let the ingredients speak for themselves. However, this does not make it incredibly flavorful where every bite is superb. Good food nothing special

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space. Excellent service. Several options for vegans, which is always a nice surprise. Avo toast/salad was just right.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food is incredible. Service is pretty lame. It's pretty common to see tables walk out after waiting too long for service. If Tandem had even halfway decent service, this would be my favorite restaurant in the area. If you choose to go, just be prepared to spend 2+ hours for a basic drink, appetizer, dinner session.

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ChapelHillian
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tandem is a reliably great restaurant. Excellent food and ambience.

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vipRhodyroman
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

75th birthday with family

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KWT1
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had heard excellent things about Tandem…and we were not disappointed! It was family weekend at Carolina. We took our freshman daughter and our younger son to brunch there on Sunday. My Smiked Salmon Benedict was to die for! My husband ordered the BLT with egg sandwich and fries. My daughter ordered the shrimp and grits. And my son had buttered grits. He’s the picky one… Ha ha Ha! All of our food came out hot and delicious. Our server was very attentive and accommodated our extra requests quickly. We even arrived about 20 minutes earlier than our reservation time. The hostess was very accommodating and found a table for us within minutes. It was a very busy day for them, but you never would’ve known it. Service and Food were excellent!

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vipDiane
Portland
47 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch and fabulous food. Nice outdoor patio

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parents weekend

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vipTracyW
Greensboro
49 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A few tweaks and it could be really good. No bread or “opener” to start with. Had to ask waitress about specials. Portions were super small, tails left on shrimp in shrimp and grits, awkward and annoying. Especially, as it was served in a bowl. It did have a really great taste. Waitress asked if we wanted our check, we wanted to see the dessert menu. One drink, two entrees and one dessert and the meal was $92 + tip. Not horrible, just not enough good to go back. Space was attractive.

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vipJoshua
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Seems weird to bring this up, but the main plate portions seem large, whi

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Maarten
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Great service and some of the best seafood you can find in the area.

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anonymous
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We were not granted outside seating as requested. There was absolutely no social distancing, tables were packed together. They were already out of three regular menu items at 6:45z

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MaryT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two small plates were plenty for dinner - food was flavorful and nicely presented. The menu has so many unusual words that my friend and I ended up Googling several items just to make sure what we were ordering. Wine selection was great, server was attentive without being overbearing. Really good coffee after dinner while splitting the very rich chocolate pudding cake with my friend. Beautiful patio area, although we ate inside because patio tables were all reserved. Tandem is one of my favorite local restaurants - I eat there often. Highly recommend!

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vipLiketoeat
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service on a busy day.

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vipLeonardK
Raleigh
63 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were there for brunch and there were a whole series of interesting egg dishes. Great coffee in unending amounts.

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vipJean
Raleigh
78 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are "regulars" at Tandem ! Their food is really outstanding particularly their
"Shrimp and Grits" which is a Friday special ! Also, I had their roasted salmon with black beans & curry sauce - just wonderful !!!! What we like about Tandem is that their food is unique but delicious too. Compliments to their chef !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One of the dishes was very undercooked but they fixed it quickly and brought it back out. Food was good, a little pricey for the quality of service.

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Artnwine
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tandem has amazing food, ambiance, and is our favorite restaurant in Carrboro!

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KarenF
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about having lunch at Tandem was perfect. Our waitress was very pleasant and our meals were tasty and well received. I look forward to my next visit.

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Foodfriend99
Raleigh
40 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tandem is such a wonderful restaurant. The food and service were great!

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vipMoondance
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This was our first time dining in Tandem and we were looking forward to the experience after hearing so much about this restaurant. We had out of town friends visiting over the weekend and we wanted to impress them with a great dinner. Unfortunately it did not turn out that way. The service was surprisingly slow and poor in spite of the fact that only a fraction of the tables were occupied, we had to remind them repeatedly about our drinks, and they messed up our food order- forgetting to bring one of the appetizers, for which they did not even apologize. The food was mediocre, perhaps our expectations were set too high based on what we had heard.
Overall, it was quite an expensive dinner for a disappointing experience. We won’t be returning.

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JaneB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good delectable and unusual.

And better than what I’ve been making at home for the past 18 months. And I’ve become a good COVID cook!

Nice, quiet outdoor seating and superb staff.

Totally delightful birthday dinner. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was all extremely good, salmon and cauliflower were excellent.

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KevinM
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff accommodated my errant request that I be treated like a longstanding patron to impress a first Date. They were great especially... SAM aka Samantha.
Best decision I'v made the year. as for the 1st date...jury is still out. However, that is on me. Tandem did more than than part.

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Brunch
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were very good. Was glad to see the wait staff was following Covid protocol by wearing masks.

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vipKitty
Raleigh
90 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday was the occasion with another couple. Everyone got a different dish. Everything was delicious. Nice to be able to sit outside.

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Bill
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was distinctive and well prepared. I enjoyed the refreshing use of baked grapes in the chicken dish. It gave the plate an exciting taste. The blueberry panna cotta was the perfect finale to the dining experience.
The overall service was very prompt, and the server was interactive and alert.

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henrys
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fantastic! To have dinner here is a real treat, savor it.

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AshleyJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

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SherryK
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All who waited on us were extremely professional. It was the Best burger and Cobb salad around. My avocado toast was a large portion and the tomato jam was nit the best combination for me. Salad was delightful.

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ShelleyE
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. Great service and ambiance. Will definitely return.

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Maarten
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tandem is consistently one of the best restaurants in the Triangle. Great service and a menu full of interesting flavors. Highly recommended!

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Tandem is rated 4.7 stars by 1281 OpenTable diners.

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