Tarbell's

4.7
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2287 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are annual visitors to the Phoenix area, and Tarbell's is at the top of our "must visit" restaurants.
The food options are always intriguing, the wine list is amazing, and the service staff goes over the top in providing us a terrific dining experience.
Highly recommend the carpaccio appetizer for its freshness and amazing flavor

T
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and ambiance. Always a go back to place.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and everything was great as always

PC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. The food was outstanding and service even better. Bravo

Tarbell's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for coming in and for taking time to leave us a five-star review! So glad you enjoyed it.

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B
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were there for our 45th wedding anniversary out of town friends sent us a gift certificate. The only problem it was for Tarbell's but the tavern and wine shop, not good for the restaurant. How would anyone know that? Kinda put a bad taste in our mouth after a delightful evening of celebrating. The manager was no help.

MA
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time! The aged cocktails were a big hit for my husband. A very unique offer!

Tarbell's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, MaryAnn! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and that your husband liked our aged cocktails. We hope to see you again soon!

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G
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hadn’t been to Phoenix in years but Tarbells good as ever!

Tarbell's
Responded 4 days ago

Great to see you again!

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S
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time
Food was amazing
Service was outstanding
Wine list off the charts
The waiter even emailed recipes of two dishes
Will definitely recommend and return

Tarbell's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for coming in, Steve, and for taking the time to leave us a positive review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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W
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this restaurant! Amazing service!! Came with my niece from out of town and we were able to talk for almost 4 hours - while drinking and eating amazing martinis and food - our waitress was very friendly and left us alone when we just wanted to talk. What a refreshing change from other restaurants who just want to turn tables. Thanks for a great evening!!

Tarbell's
Responded 4 days ago

We are so glad you and your neice enjoyed your visit! Thank you for choosing to spend your evening with us. We hope to see you both again.

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C
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy was an amazing server & made a fun night perfect! Scallops were prepared just right & had just the right amount of seasoning. Steak was juicy & flavorful. Mussels, Mac and cheese, brussels sprouts & fries were perfect complements. Apple cobbler was warm & tasty for dessert! Again, service was as all around 5 star performance!

Tarbell's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the encouraging review, Craig! We appreciate you coming in and taking the time to leave us five stars. So glad you enjoyed your visit. And we will be sure to share your note with Roy, as well.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The appetizers were good. Our main entree was not that great. Steak was cold as well as the fries.

OT
Baltimore
63 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Good wines. Great service

TC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the food was wonderful, I was expecting more of it for the price.

D
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. We were a party of 2. Really enjoyed Tarbell's. We had a starter, entree and each a desert. Service, food and ambience great for our night out. Particularly like the seating in the East end of the restaurant, slightly raised seating area. Service was a standout.

Tarbell's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for giving us a try, Dean! We are so happy that your first experience with us was a positive one, and appreciate you taking the time to share your encouraging feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and our waiter Aaron was one of the best we’ve ever had. We especially liked the soup and the sole (chef’s special)

Tarbell's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and five-stars! We will be sure to share your complement with Aaron.

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M
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Nate contributed to a lovely birthday celebration at Tarbell’s. He was attentive, answered our questions and made appropriate suggestions for food and alcohol choices. Nate (and the other support staff) was there when we needed him, but didn’t insert himself into our experience. The food was excellent and the service really made everything flow well.

Tarbell's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us, and for making time to leave us a positive review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your evening with us and will be sure to share your kind words with Nate.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy is the BEST server hands down. I go there for his service how he treats us everyone first, even before the food! AAA+ guy and restaurant!

AM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great experience at Tarbell’s for Valentine’s Day! Roy took great care of us. The food was outstanding as well. Can’t wait to come back!

Tarbell's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Allison! We are honored that you chose to spend Valentine's Day with us and are so glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your evening. We can't wait to see you again!

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DB
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great for Valentines Day. this was our 3rd Valentines and we were delighted. Sat in the same great spot and enjoyed the marvelous truffles and lobster. We will keep this tradition going.

Tarbell's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for celebrating Valentine's Day with us again, Derick! We are so happy to hear that it was a nice evening for you and we so appreciate you taking the time to share a review.

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V
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The food was good, the service was amazing and the ambience was wonderful

t
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day dinner. Food and drink were both excellent. They were very busy but still managed to provide excellent service.

MW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Tarbells for Valentines Day celebration for 2. Food was phenomenal, service outstanding. We definitely will be back with friends.

Tarbell's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Mrs. Walters! We are so glad you chose to celebrate with us and are happy to hear that it was a positive experience for you. We look forward to seeing you again and meeting your friends next time.

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SS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, but they don't keep their white wines cold and you have to wait quite a while for them to chill it before you can drink it.

KK
Detroit
77 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with pleasant happy servers and great food. We come here every time we are in Phoenix. Great cocktail selection and yummy luscious food

Tarbell's
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for your support, Kim, and for taking the time to leave us your five-star review! It means so much to us. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in town.

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JK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and Ivwent to Tarbell's to celebrate a special occasion. He had a steak and I had scallops. Both dishes were delicious. We also started with the escargot appetizer which was great as well. Our server, Ryan was attentive to our needs and had a good sense of humor. The only negative thing about our experience was the noise level. We were seated at a table in the middle of the restaurant and it was quite loud. We will definitely be going back!

Tarbell's
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you so much for the positive review, Jennifer, and for choosing Tarbell's to celebrate! We will share your comments with our team and look forward to seeing you again next time.

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PC
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of old friends...lot’s of merriment and we had such a wonderful time! Terrific service, fabulous food, oh, and the magnum of wine! Perfect evening.

Tarbell's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for coming in to dine with us before your concert, and for taking the time to leave us a five-star review! So glad you enjoyed your evening with us.

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MP
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We struggle with Tarbell’s. We’ve had fabulous meals there, and some pretty uninspiring ones too. Every time we go, which is about every 3-4 months, we wonder aloud how it’s going to be. This time the garlic mashed potatoes were green, which was disconcerting. Like guacamole. They used a green onion that literally gave the potatoes a green color. It was also not particularly tasty, and we have never met a potato we don’t like. An example of kitchen creativity run amok. The Dover sole was ok, but Hillstone’s is an order of magnitude better. They are packed, so I think they’re disincentivized to be anything other than a bit diffident about negative feedback. That was what we sensed Saturday evening. They were very nice but really couldn’t have cared less about our feedback. In the end, if we don’t return, that will be the reason why.

KT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to the city, Tarbell's came highly recommended and all in our party agreed, it was fantastic dining experience. The service, the ambiance and most especially, the food was top notch. No one in our party of six was disappointed

Tarbell's
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for coming in to give us a try while in Phoenix, Karen! And thank you for making time to share your first impressions, as well. We are so glad that you all enjoyed your visit and hope we will see you again some day.

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OT
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious food served perfectly and at a great value.

M
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Once again, it was a pleasure worth savoring. Our server Aaron was outstanding and as always, a pleasure to be there. Every detail was perfect!

Tarbell's
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for coming in to see us again, Marilyn, and for the encouraging words! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and will be sure to share your comments with Aaron.

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A
Portland
45 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service!

JS
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a place for special occasions mainly due to price. An online menu no showing prices is the first clue. There is a wide variety of meal choices. The service is considerate, efficient and professional. The one detriment is the tables are packed together in a sardine like cadence.

m
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I understand that it was a Saturday night, but the noise was a little above "energetic", it was loud. Everything else was terrific.

w
Phoenix
87 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends for dinner and as always the service is wonderful. It was nice to see Mark Tarbell there greeting guests at their tables. They start you off with French bread with a tray of four different toppings for the bread. I had the beet salad which is always very good with goat cheese and a very light dressing and for my main dish had the mussels which were very good. my husband also had the beet salad and the carpaccio which he enjoyed. Our friends had the scallops and peppered NY strip and said they were excellent. For dessert I had the bread pudding with a bourbon sauce and our friends shared the apple cobbler which was very large with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Our server so friendly and helpful always a smile on his face. Upon leaving we were given individually wrapped chocolate chip cookies which were excellent. It was a wonderful evening that we all thoroughly enjoyed.

Tarbell's
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for coming in to dine with us and for your glowing review! We are thrilled that you all enjoyed your meals and your night with us. We will share your feedback with our staff.

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E
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a predictably wonderful meal/experience.

JR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. The food is always superb, service and friendliness of the staff exceeds expectations each visit. Can't wait for our next trip to Scottsdale and Tarbell's.

Tarbell's
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for your support, JoeR, and for taking the time to share your glowing review! We can't wait for your next visit, too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and amazing service. It was our first time there and the food was so good.

Tarbell's
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for coming in and giving us a try, and for taking the time to leave us a five-star review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and hope to seee you again.

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RA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food was excellent. Each course was tasty and presented well. It was a special occasion for us, and the staff recognized that, giving a little extra treatment. The signed card by everyone was a nice touch, one we hadn't experienced before.

However, the restaurant was noisy and cramped. In fact, there wasn't room next to our table for our ice bucket, chilling our wine, so our server and steward had to refill for us, bringing the bottle over. And unfortunately, we had a few spaces when we had to wait several minutes for a pour.

We were also a little disappointed that a minor accommodation couldn't be provided to eliminate an ingredient, ticking us down to a second, then third choice for entrees.

Nice place, but not for the price.

W
Chicago
9 reviews