Tandem

4.7
1026 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Tandem offers modern American cuisine in a sophisticated, yet comfortable atmosphere.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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vipElisabethM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Tandem for lunch. It was great! The menu was quite varied, from soups, salads and sandwiches to entrees. I had the chicken tagine which was delicious. The atmosphere was really nice and the service was very good. I would love to go back for dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I went on a Tuesday evening. They have a great deal on Tuesday 1/2 off bottles of wine. We chose the large meat board meal for two. Beef potatoes ( comfort food). The beef ribs were amazing but the rib eye a bit tough. Will probably go back just would not choose the beef on cutting board due to the steak. Wait person very nice and great ambiance.

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Donna
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was superb and our meal as well! Such a treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Went for lunch and had a nice time. Food was good, not great. Their dinner menu is probably better! The interior is beautiful and the service was great!

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vipCoomome
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was fabulous and the service outstanding.

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NancyJ
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tandem is always the place to go when you want wonderful food, prepared thoughtfully, and professional staff who will go out of their way to make your exerience special.
I've eaten there many, many times, at lunch and at dinner. Always great.

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NDMD
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazingly good. The service was good. We sat on a beautiful day on the patio in the sun. All in all a great experience. I did miss the three dip appetizer thàt is no longer available and was memorable on my last visit.

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AnnW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family dinner!

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vipMary
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar. Food was delicious and very well prepared.

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TylerS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As a delayed Valentines date my wife and I visited Tandem and had a great experience. The service was great and the food was excellent! The soup, appetizer, cocktails, entrees, and desserts all hit it out of the park! We had only eaten takeout from Tandem before, which was wonderful too, but the dine-in experience really made for a great evening. Looking forward to a revisit on the patio this spring if not before!

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None
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Great service but restaurant was out of certain liquors that we ordered. Food was mediocre. Soup was not hot and meat was chewy.

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AndrewM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Tandem. The food is always well prepared, creative, attractively presented and perfectly seasoned, and the service is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely people lovely food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I miss the non COVID days when they’d keep the salt and pepper on the table cause everything we ate needed one or both. For the price you think everything wouldn’t be so bland. Other than that the place looked nice and staff was good, although it’s so loud you can’t really hear them talk. Overall it was ok but not enough to return for a second time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I have had Tandem on my list for a while to visit.i knew they had a Valentine's menu which looked good, but I was eyeing the Lamb on the regular menu. The regular menu was limited and no lamb as they were primarily prepared for the Valentine's menu. Ok... I may have to go back. The other option, Salmon, was one of the options. Everything was SO good! For $60 we got 4 courses of deliciousness. The desert was like the inside of a truffle! Our service was exceptional and the decor very quaint. The outdoor area looks very nice... I love restaurants with outdoor areas. The experience was lovey!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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JeffO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Somewhat limited menu. Chicken dish described as a lot of food but not the case when it came out. Beignet dessert was terrible, when this was described to Tandem nothing was done to make it right. I won’t be coming back.

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vipDana
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Excellent Food... réally good...
Only think we don’t like...
not much light on the table... we néed phone light to read the menu.
I like to see what I eat!
But we return always because the food is delicious

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vipMichaelM
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monkfish & Short ribs both done perfectly. The appetizers were great as well. Service was impeccable. Only negative was that they were out of our first 2 wine choices. No matter, we found another great choice.

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vipskinisin
Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. We did “tapas “ with the appetizers- all excellent. Recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and experience overall, we enjoy Tandem every time we dine here. Only critique is the Ribeye was a little too thin, would expect a thicker cut

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VeronicaA
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food, service on point, cocktails good and lovely deco. The price is a little high but for an occasion it’s worth it!

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DeborahC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The experience was well-organized, attentive service, clean, socially distanced and enjoyable with my 2 friends.

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viplovingfreedom
Raleigh
90 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table of five loved our meals. Wonderful appetizers and soups and salads. Flavor profiles are excellent. If you love spice & variety, you will love this place. Special requests and service is always great as well!

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DebC
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this restaurant. One of our favorites. Umami Umami Umami :-).

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vipnancyoctober
Las Vegas
56 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food and service at tandem is always exceptional.

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vipPillroller
Raleigh
39 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Didn't have wine that was on menu, didn't have beer on menu we wanted. Hamburger wasn't good at all. Overpriced and not enough help and waitstaff. Went there for a birthday, big mistake.

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martha
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've ever had. A wonderful New Years Eve fixed menu that was very gourmet! Unexpected.

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maxt
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

New Year's Eve prix fixe dinner was excellent, but portions too large.

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Swan53
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our son's 30th birthday, we had a separate room, food was fabulous...a great time!

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SherryB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a safe and clean dining experience with my family for our “in lieu of a Christmas party” dinner. Andrew was wonderful and our food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say - Tandem is my hands down favorite spot. Always clean, super good service, and the food is incredible. It pains me to say this because I love this as our little spot, but please go support tandem, fantastic for breakfast/brunch, lunch and dinner.

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RichardM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Tandem-this is our go to restaurant for great cocktails and great food-always consistent-always great service. we love the steak for two-best steak for for value in our area-the combination of salad, root vegetables, mashed potatoes, marrow jus, steak and short ribs is sublime!

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Chris
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Great food, service, and everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Steak supper for 4 was amazing! Service was awesome too! Great night out with friends!
Very clean and felt safe during these crazy times!

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Anonymous
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a review of the Thanksgiving meal take-out. In a word, excellent! All of things you would want for Thanksgiving dinner were in it, but much better than I would cook them. Very flavorful, loved the citrus cranberry sauce. The mini-pie desserts were perfect sweet bites. The overall portions were generous so we had plenty leftover for another meal, too.

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WadeD
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful cuisine. Fresh. Different. Surprising even. The service was top notch. Our server in particular was superior. They have an outdoor patio with heaters, so it is an ideal location for these times.

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Consistent
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner very much. This is my second time at Tandem, and both visits have been enjoyable. I think the food is very good, although nothing has blown me away it has always been well cooked and seasoned. The oysters were fresh and delicious. I had the lamb shank, which was perfectly cooked, but I thought the farro was a bit too al dente and lacked flavor. My boyfriend had the short ribs, and that was the real star of our night. The potatoes were insanely creamy and delicious. What I really appreciate right now are the protocols they have in place to safely be open during the pandemic. We ate outside on the patio, and each table had its own heater. We were very comfortable and felt as safe as could be expected under the circumstances. The service was great. I would be happy to eat here again.

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DMM49er
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, atmosphere and service. A touch expensive but worth it. Will definitely go back!

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Tandem is rated 4.7 stars by 1026 OpenTable diners.

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