Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipAnnaM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Tarbell’s food and service!

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Troonster
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence ~ 25 years and counting.

There is not another restaurant I would select - or recommend - as a favorite in the Phoenix metro area. Always consistent; highly trained staff who recognize your needs; innovative dishes served with flair; top-drawer wine list and bar selections.

Victoria’s martini made with Plymouth gin was perfect, as always. First course was a tomato tartare salad; next was flank steak grilled med rare, complemented by a bottle of Cote du Rhône. There wasn’t room for a dessert. Next time.

I’ve been coming to this restaurant since Mark opened it in 1994. There simply isn’t another restaurant of its caliber in the Valley.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Great food. A special Father’s Day dinner. Thank you!

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vipJamesO
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal and excellent service from Fabio. Really enjoyed the experience and will definitely be back again.

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markw
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tarbell’s always takes care of their guests and of course the food! One the best around !

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vipAmyB
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine quite regularly at Tarbell’s. Why? It is unquestionably consistent, delicious, conveniently located and offers meticulous service. The chefs are creative, often use local ingredients and deliver nothing short of the very best product. This past Friday we enjoyed the Caesar (crisp, fresh & perfect), tomato and mozzarella salad, (balsamic glaze-tasty trio of flavors) and our main courses. We enjoyed softshell crabs and a generous serving of grilled salmon. The fish was offered with a beet glaze and wonderful summer corn on the side. My other half enjoyed the soft shell and remarked that it was especially oversized and delicious. Tarbell‘s has a superstar craft cocktail magician behind the bar named Mikey. Mikey mixed up a barrel aged Manhattan along with a cucumber margarita. We toasted and decided that we were in the very best place to kick off our a weekend!

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vipFoodie001
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as well as the service. We can not wait to go again!

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vipAm80
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute divine dining experience!! One of my all time favorites!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not impressed. They seem to be resting on their laurels. Perhaps used to once be a great restaurant. Now struggles to even be average. Food-average to below average. Service-average. Doubt I will return.

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vipSpinntwin
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Tarbell's for many years, and happy when they reopened. The entire staff makes you feel comfortable amid the Covid-19, by wearing masks and gloves. The food was outstanding, as Mark continues to create exciting, and delicious new dishes.

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CindyM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A neighborhood gem.
The food has always been unique, with a wonderful variety and beautiful presentation. The hardest part is deciding. There is something for every palate.
They have a fabulous wone list, both by the glass and bottle.
Perfect for a date night or a couples get-together. There is a romantic quality that we enjoy. Every meal here seems celebratory.

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vipBradW
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a treat to go to Tarbells. Consistently good.

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vipJenB
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal at Tarbell's this weekend. They are taking all Covid-19 precautions, all staff wore masks. We sipped a couple of Old Fashioneds, which were balanced & refreshing. I ordered the pan-seared halibut which was cooked perfectly. My partner enjoyed his cheeseburger and shoestring fries (one of the few places that knows what "shoestring" means!!) Mr. Tarbell came to the table to say hello, he's always so wonderful, it was a great highlight. Thank you to the staff for taking great care of us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here!! Vesper cocktail was amazing!

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vipxoxoraf
Singapore
30 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out after reopening and we loved the new tables and space! So nice to be back.

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Blondie
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so thrilled when I feasted my eyes, and then my taste buds, on the fresh Maryland soft shelled crab, that I actually cried. Served with saffron, jasmine rice, tomato coulis, spinach and preserved lemon sauce, the two jumbo crustaceans were lightly coated with a tempura that was ethereal, which one dictionary describes as "extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world." I couldn't say it better myself!

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vipMartinL
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food great service compact menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tarbell's is the best restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a very long time. Amazing service, knowledgeable staff and incredible food. The rock shrimp was to die for and the halibut was incredible!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and service was impeccable! Ingredients are local and ultra-fresh, and every menu item looked delicious. Every necessary precaution was taken due to COVID-19, yet the ambiance and atmosphere were warm and welcoming. The Chef even came to our table to say hello. Such a wonderful experience, will definitely return soon!

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Jimmy
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fantastic, did not disappoint us. Great food and great service. We will definitely go back.

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foodtraveler
Phoenix
44 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal. They are practicing social distancing and wearing masks. Food is excellent as ever. Soft shell crab season and they are delicious!!! Will be back soon!

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vipVicki
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be able to go back after shutdowns. Everything was excellent...try the carpaccio!

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vipScottS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Halibut was the most perfectly cooked piece of fish I have ever had. Crispy on the outside, perfect medium in the middle. A Great dish!

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natav
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as always!!
We enjoyed eating again and it was the perfect place.

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vipRudNuts
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This continues to be a great restaurant! Food, ambience and service were all first class.

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vipGPtheEpicurean
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, which I have been to many times. Chef Tarbell did an excellent job of modifying the restaurant environment to adjust to our current pandemic. Will continue to go to this restaurant in the future. By the way, the lamb chops and roasted mushrooms were excellent!

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vipCandC
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's great to get back to Tarbell's! The food is outstanding and the service is superb. A great dining experience.
Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark Tarbell is fabulous. His innovative touch on farm to table food is excellent.

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DouglasL
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb restaurant. Great wine list. The halibut was amazing. The only negative was that the chairs at the high top tables were very uncomfortable. Overall Grade A experience though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! The best!

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underpar432
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a nice dinner! Everyone was awesome, we really enjoyed the food and outstanding service! We will be back soon!

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I ordered a dish that I didn’t really care for but Josh our waiter was terrific and took great care of us. My friend loved the salmon.

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LoriM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best food in town! Everything is fresh and local (I saw a local gardener drop off heirloom tomatoes right from his garden). I couldn't decide between two dishes so they let me do half order of each .... first of the season soft-shell crab and a fresh veggie dish. Together they were the perfect meal! Bartender recommended an after-dinner drink I have never had before and it was amazing.

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MichaelA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING Dinner!
Mark made us feel safe and at home!

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NAW4
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. First time eating here definitely will not be my last.

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MaraS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Tarbell's is delicious. They take advantage of local and seasonal ingredients to mix up the menu while keeping the staples like salmon and chicken. Wine list is excellent. Wait staff extremely professional. Very clean and safe environment, well spaced tables and all staff wearing masks. One of the few restaurants where I feel comfortable currently.

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vipleeh
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Halibut was excellent, however the risotto was more like paste and the grey/green blobs of eggplant looked more (and tasted) like baby food. Order the halibut with something else. Otherwise evening was outstanding.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual. So glad to get to go back out to dinner at Tarbell’s.

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vipTommyFWorld
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food, drink, wine, appetizer and service were all amazing!

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Tarbell's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 955-8100.

Tarbell's is rated 4.8 stars by 2356 OpenTable diners.