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Tandem©saraharneson- - Tandem, Carrboro, NC

Tandem

4.6
4.6
1932 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Tandem offers modern American cuisine in a sophisticated, yet comfortable atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

Experiences

  • 2024 Graduation Weekend

    May 10 - May 12, 2024
    If you're looking for the perfect place to celebrate graduation weekend with your family, Tandem Carrboro is the perfect location. Tandem will offer a limited a la carte menu for lunch and dinner May 10-12. Please note-If your reservation is canceled outside of 72 hours before your dining time, you will be charged $25 per person, If your party shows up with less than what was confirmed with the restaurant, you will be charged $25 per person for the difference in attendees.
    2024 Graduation Weekend Photo

Offers

  • Sunday Specials

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:30 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.

What 1,932 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durham

    Neighborhood gem

  • Durham

    Great for outdoor dining

1,932 Reviews
  1. lesliem

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time with friends, and the food was so good

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  2. Mary

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Fine. Not special because waiter seems so bored - no flair!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic - food quality and portion size, staff attentiveness and knowledge of the menu, great wine suggestion. Can’t wait to go back.

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  4. Colette

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food at Tandem is constantly excellent which is the reason we keep returning. Noise level a bit high but it is the same everywhere these days and soon we will be able to eat outside. Highly recommend!

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  5. SteveW

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We eat here almost every Sunday. Sometimes lunch or dinner during the week. Obviously, we live it.

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  6. Anonymous

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Tandem was wonderful. This time, I went for brunch. Our waiter, Skylar, was super nice and attentive, food (avocado toast and shrimp & grits) was great, and my friend who I brought with me was very impressed with the ambience and decor. Look forward to coming back again soon.

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  7. SusanS

    Raleigh

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Creative dishes. Unfortunately prices are getting a bit too high. I will hesitate before booking again.

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  8. SherryK

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always fantastic. Eggs and bacon perfectly cooked and I loved the side salad. I had ordered my dish without Potato and bread but with salad instead. Potato and bread came anyway. I also asked for a to-go container so I could take the remainder of my brunch home. It never came out and was tossed out. I will be back on a less busy day...not Easter Sunday.

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  9. Richard

    Raleigh

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food in general. Nothing outstanding. Nice atmosphere. Very expensive

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  10. RichardG

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time that I eat at Tandem, the food is excellent!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous time at tandem. Our waiter was engaging and calm, even while serving half of the restaurant! Food was delicious though my husband ordered the short ribs which seemed very salty. We will definitely be going back.

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  12. Respad

    Raleigh

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Our server was great love those short ribs. We’ll be back

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  13. BrianF

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice location and venue, very cozy feel. A little louder than I prefer, but not noisy by any means. Food was incredible and I loved the menu options. Tough choices on what to have but all we did order was cooked perfect and presented well. Service was good and we will definitely be back to try those menu items we did not order on this go around!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love Tandem. The location is perfect with free parking and access to Carrboro/Chapel Hill. The food selection is great and the seasonal cocktails hit the spot. Drinks are a little on the pricey side, but great flavor doesn’t come cheap

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  15. Janete

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is very tasty, service also very good. Restaurant is consistent with service and food.

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  16. RobertK

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our go to place for great dinner especially w/ guests. We recommend! Great appetizers and the short ribs was amazing.

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  17. MRose

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely room for a table for 5 ppl for brunch. Food was very good, and the service was super!

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  18. Bmacsteen

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great place - both food and ambiance. I will go back.

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  19. SuzieH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious lunch, great service, wonderful atmosphere.

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  20. Geeyogini

    Raleigh

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tandem never disappoints! Food and service were outstanding last night, as it always is, and we really appreciated them giving us the round table we requested. Being able to get a great mocktail is a plus. Tandem is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in the Triangle.

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  21. ThaisW

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Eggs Florentine, omelete and French toast brioche were amazing. Extremely tasty! Definitely a place to go back and try others items.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Ridiculously slow service, took nearly an hour . Doubt I’ll come back.

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  23. katyf

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is good but the price seems high for what we got.

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  24. BrendaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress knew the menu and nightly specials and our group of 6 all found a dish with which they were happy . The butternut squash soup was exceptional as well as the short ribs. Loved the atmosphere.

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  25. Fred

    Washington DC

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great time with old friends, great food, great service. All the food was outstanding and our waiter was well-informed, attentive and enthusiastically pleasant. Just a bit loud.

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  26. SRO1

    Alabama

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I went for lunch and the food was just worth the cost. I was expecting a slightly nicer experience but that’s not what I got. It was also quite loud.

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  27. cfosurfing

    County Durham

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They stuck us at the very back of the restaurant, right next to the emergency exit door, and I mean my chair was right at the doorframe. Our waiter was nice but he was very busy. The cheese board was marginal and over priced for the portion. The catch of the day was shrimp and grits, but 3 of the shrimp were not cooked all the way. Dessert was very good. It is not high on my list of place to go back to.

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  28. dddd

    Charlotte

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food excellent as was service. Very loud however. Very bright lights in areas to point of unpleasant...halogen

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  29. DouglasDelight

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious flavors are blended in ways that are both totally unique to Tandem and exquisite in taste. The plating is as creative and inviting as their menu items. The staff from "greeting-to-eating" are pleasant, personal, professional and accommodating. We always choose "Tandem" as our first go-to, and especially when treating or meeting guests for an alfresco dining experience we can depend on to please!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can’t wait to go back to try the ribeye! The short ribs were amazing. Perfect dinner from the appetizer to dessert.

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  31. travel2eat

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was wonderful, flavorful, high quality and most importantly...enjoyable. There was a hic-up from the kitchen that was quickly resolved and did not deter from our enjoyment. Thanks.

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  32. TonyC

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really like this place. Casual atmosphere, really good food elegantly presented. Good wine value also.

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  33. RachelF

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic again! So consistent every year! Thank you

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  34. IronDuke68

    Greater Boston

    71 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Avocado toast was burned. Bread was hard in sandwiches.

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  35. LDJofCH

    Raleigh

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu is creative. My husband enjoyed his lamb shoulder. I tried the roasted eggplant because I wanted to try something different. I wasn’t crazy about it. Our server was very attentive. All in all, a very nice evening.

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  36. LBBB

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous, efficient, friendly service and amazing food!!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. The service stands out the most to me. My red wine was not for me. The server immediately picked it up and replaced it with a superb old fashion. Could not recommend enough

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal. Received the wrong wine, but ok. Little pricey, but also easily some of the most creative and satisfying dishes I’ve had in some time.

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  39. Anne

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious but pricey compared to similar restaurants like them. Maybe the highest price on entrees I've seen in a while. A beautiful and quiet restaurant with relaxing feel to it. Excellent wine special.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal! The short ribs were perfectly cooked.

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FAQs

Tandem is rated 4.6 stars by 1932 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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