Tarbell's

4.6
1998 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Since 1994 Tarbell's has served an organic, seasonal menu featuring local produce, fresh seafood, fine meats and poultry, fresh pastas, and wood-oven pizzas. Everything is made in house with simplicity and love!
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was friendly. Food was just soso. Made reservations stating it was a birthday celebration. Saw other tables getting cake with candle, was never mentioned or offered.

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Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was sweet, the food tasteful and the halibut cooked to perfection...my favorite restaurant for a reason!!

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CB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fernando was excellent, especially with the dessert order.

For some reason the reservation I made was lodged as next month—June 13. This was obviously user error, but I’d like to know how it happened so I do not repeat it.

Tarbell’s handled my error well and we had a delightful evening. Thank you.

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OT
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love Tarbell's atmosphere, food, attentive staff; always a pleasure to dine there. The only improvement I would wish for was that our server was very nice, but I wish he would have smiled more and been more engaging--if he had been, I would have given an outstanding rating for service and ambiance. I don't think that servers always realize what an vital part of the dining experience they "own." Their personality can make all the difference. Otherwise, our food, as always, was delicious--tried the NY Peppered Steak for the first time; and although I am a filet person, this steak was so tender and perfectly prepared/cooked, that I will probably have it again when I visit next time. Thank you, Tarbell's, for being consistently enjoyable.

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M
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a terrific experience. Food delicious. A nice little touch with the cookie togo.

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NB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great! Service is always fantastic, although this time they took my drink before I was finished. The waiter made up for it with dessert!

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GW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Long time resident, first time patron. Server excellent and knowledgeable. Food prepared perfectly. Will definitely return.

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MS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was great. We really enjoy coming here. Always a great experience.

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A
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply a great restaurant with superb service and food.

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s
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Tarbell's. Have been several times with friends and family. Highly recommend. And Chef Troy is awesome!

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San Francisco
149 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the classical great Phx restaurants ! Fresh and amazing .. the bar program is uneven .. if the Nicole~ Mike team is in house it’s wonderful ~but otherwise it can be terrible ... otherwise the food is stellar!

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SG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with an acquaintance I haven’t seen in years. The restaurant was just down the street from the hotel I stayed in. The ambiance was perfect for conversation and the food was amazing! I had the maple salmon which was so delicious! We received a complimentary dessert, a nice surprise and ending to dinner. I would definitely recommend and make a return visit.

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C
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have NEVER had a bad meal at Tarbell's!! The quietest night is Sunday night. The food is absolutely delicious with service to match. Great bartenders who make perfectly mixed drinks ...every time! It is hard to get consistency in this town. Tarbells never disappoints!

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OT
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, particularly our server !

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Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was a crowded Friday evening-so the noise level was high and service was very slow. Took at least 30 minutes to get our first drinks. A bottle of wine we ordered never made it to the table. The server gave us complimentary desserts to make up for it then took a long time to get us our bills. I’d like to try it again as the food was l pretty good. Perhaps when it’s not as busy and can be a more enjoyable experience. First time experience- for what is billed as one of Phoenix’s best was just ok.

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Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of our favorite restaurants worth driving 30 minutes from north scottsdale. The food is always fabulous along with the authentic service

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CD
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Interesting menu, reasonable prices, excellent service, and decent cocktails.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Over rated for $100

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CM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really wonderful dinner! Extremely friendly service. We are from out of town and loved our meal. Highly recommend!

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NY
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great family diner

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IP
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server Aaron was great, the food fantastic, and it all made for a most memorable birthday celebration.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Talia was fantastic!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tarbell’s dining room is a great place for any small gathering. Perfect for special occasions! We experienced good service and had a very enjoyable meal!

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Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super service from greeting throughout the entire evening. A group meets at the bar each Tuesday so it was a little loud on entry; our greeter actually took us thru the server’s section for a quieter walk to our table. That’s our first indication that everyone we come in contact with will be dedicated to making our evening the best possible. They were successful!

Although we had the salmon and the scotch beef, get anything on the menu and you will be happy.

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k
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh, our bartender, and Aaron, our waiter were both top-notch. They added to making the evening extra special. The food was excellent as always.

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RR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food needed seasoning

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s
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

This was our 2nd time at Tarbells - we went previously also for our anniversary so we were anxious to go back. First, it was SO LOUD in there my husband and I couldn't even hold a conversation. The people behind us were actually shouting at each other in order to be heard. Food - I ordered the salmon and Mac/Cheese. The salmon was, honestly, nothing better than I could have had at Red Lobster. The mac/cheese was good. The sauce for the salmon was so salty that I didn't even use it (luckily I asked for it on the side). My husband's spaghetti sauce was so wined up and the meatball was doughy. Not a great experience and I know we won't be back. Truly disappointed that we spent this much on a special night and it was not a good dining experience. (Our waiter was excellent though - bright spot of the night).

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LB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely LOVED it! The service was amazing (thank you Eric)! Dessert was a little
bit lacking, but everything else was fabulous! Can't wait to be in Scottsdale again to
visit!

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KC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Peppercorn steak anywhere! Tarbell's is a class act!

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SG
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Waiter was very knowlegable about wine pairing.

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L
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always get to Tarbell’s when I’m in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Wonderful cuisine, outstanding service, & a delightful atmosphere. A winner every time!

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V
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We visited Tarbell’s with colleagues. We were in Phoenix for a conference. Prior to leaving Washington,DC I researched top fine dining restaurants and Tarbell’s was on this list. I was very disappointed with the quality of the food and the service was not welcoming, helpful or even approachable.

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KD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of five for a birthday celebration. We were sat in a private room and had stellar customer service from Kelly. Everything was great!

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NG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The best chocolate mousse! Was not disappointed with the meal and service. All very good!

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JH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience. One of the best restaurants we have been to since our move from the
Chicago area! Can't wait to try the Tavern for lunch.

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MC
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Active, crowded and loud, but the food was terrific. We will most definitely return.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The portion of calamari was skimpy and the dipping sauces were bland and should should be replaced with dips that are distinctive and tasty. The salmon dish presentation was interesting to look at but that over fried frizbee which was supposed to be a potato pancake had absolutely no taste and resembled an overcooked burned crepe. And to add a clump of salad greens to the plate only made it more of a strange mess.
Finally, your cheese cake which was like eating a lump of over-thickened pasty bechamel with a caramel ooze that could have been left off.
In the past I have enjoyed the restaurant but how things have changed.
Think about my complaints ahd consider that I have heard similar reports from other diners.

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MS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, superb service, a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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D
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tarbell’s was absolutely amazing, from the food to the service to the atmosphere. Kelly our waitress was exceptional. She went above and beyond to make our entire experience wonderful. Even brought us a complimentary appetizer and two fabulous desserts. Each bite of everything we tasted did not disappoint. Next time we are in Scottsdale we will be sure to go back.

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R
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was pretty slow in the beginning but got better through the evening. The food was perfect in all aspects

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