Tarbell's

4.7
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2180 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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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent attention to our party of four. We were celebrating our anniversaries and the food, drinks and service were outstanding.

JM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Love the atmosphere. Wine was great and the scotch beef is so good.

B
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother and I met a friend for dinner at Tarbell's. The service was excellent, food spectacular and a wonderful time was enjoyed by everyone.

RP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to “special occasion” restaurant. The food and service is always consistent and of the highest standards. Mark Tarbell runs a great restaurant and is often seen on the premises. So refreshing to see an owner so actively engaged on with his business.

OT
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Do not miss a chance to eat here! Scotch beef was super yummy and the mussels were bathing in a delicious sauce and were so flavorful! Great pizza! Excellent service! Ask for Aaron! Absolute best waiter in the biz! We def will return!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining here for roughly 10 years. It is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always fabulous and so is the service. It is always a great experience.

DR
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Nathan was a great server. Highly recommend Tarbell's as well as their Tavern (neighboring suite).

JS
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tarbell’s is always good and the specials are not to be missed! Our table was in a perfect location to talk and hear each other although it is never bad at this restaurant. White truffles are in!! Ryan was a thoughtful, attentive and fun server. It was packed and everyone was smiling!

CB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous evening of excellent food and excellent service! The only pricey issue was the wine list - there weren’t enough medium priced bottles :). But otherwise we absolutely loved our evening at tarbells and would absolutely return !!

OT
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great anniversary dinner. The service was fabulous (Kelly was our waitress) The Halibut special was incredible! 10/10

DJ
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best fine dining restaurants in Phoenix. The food and service are always exceptional.

OT
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific as always!

m
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great Italian food and excellent service . Highly recommended

MA
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful service from Kelly! the food was terrific and the wine list is remarkable.

KI
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken was excellent as was Salmon,. Fish of the day was good but not great. Ambience perfect , A great place to go with friends for a nice dinner out.

M
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great service and food from hostess to the end.

e
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Delicious food. Everything was topnotch. It's rare to find a restaurant with such customer-focused staff and a chef that makes pasta as well as steak. Our waiter Aaron went above and beyond by providing ideas for nearby entertainment that we could do after dinner, which I'd asked about when I made our reservations.

SG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the appetizer to entree to dessert - as good as any restaurant in US, France or Italy that I’ve tried. Particular favorite was Cream of Mushroom soup and Calamari starters. Really enjoyed pasta entrees and my wife still talks about the Salted Caramel Cheesecake. Nice and comfortable place to have dinner as well. Great service.

NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Tarbell’s is usually great. I appreciate the attention to ingredients and seasonal
Preparations. This time all of the fish dishes were over cooked and dry. It felt like the expeditor
Was asleep at the wheel. 2 halibut dinners really
Dry and the scallops were rubbery as well. Disappointing and unfortunate. Other items ordered were very good. But when the check comes in at 300 and over 1/3 of that is for overcooked entrees, it’s hard to recommend.

CK
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talia is one of the beat servers we’ve ever had. Outstanding!

GF
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Hostess was great. Had a cocktail at the bar, then dinner. Fish was wonderful but the Risotto was very salty. Our server acted strange and made us feel uncomfortable. His mannerisms and conversation was just awkward. It took him a long time to get our desert and check and when we did receive the check, it was wrong. I would dine there again but eat at the bar next time. The bartender was awesome!

L
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This restaurant is suffering from absentee management. Mark Tarbell used to be here all the time now he has gone missing. I have been here many times over the years but the last three times it has been disappointing.
One of our guest ordered a med rare steak.
We all waited about 30 minutes for our entrees. My friend's steak came well. The waitress was appalled. She said this happens alot. They took the steak away. A staff member came by and said the kitchen apologies (like that would do any good). 15 minutes later, after everyone else was done with their dinners my friends steak was re-delivered. It was done correctly. I asked why it takes 15 minutes to cook a med rare steak? The person bring the steak said that the kitchen had to start over and put the order behind others. Why does that make sense??? I asked to speak to Mark but he was not at the restaurant.
Poor management! I will not come back for awhile.

F
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice service, well-prepared and presented tastey meals, loud with conversation, priced a bit high for strip mall location.

BK
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was outstanding! We have a great evening.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kelly did a great job!

SD
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food properly prepared minus hot spices.
More Chefs need to taste their creations
When everything is too spicy it means the Chef can’t cook
This Chef knew how to make Good Food but not the usual suspects!

Wish we had a Tarbells near us

A
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our waiter was very helpful in helping us with our decisions for dinner. He recommended the calamari appetizer which was an excellent choice. I couldn't decide whether I wanted the salmon dish or the spaghetti with THE MEATBALL and he told us that at Tarbells you can have half and half. So that's what I opted for and both were superb! My wife had the roasted chicken and it too was moist and delicious. They have a huge wine list with not too many choices in the lower price ranges but we found one that was perfect. As far as the ambiance my wife didn't care for the fact that they had a TV in view (over the bar) with a football game in progress. She feels this distracts from a quiet, intimate and classy feel to the room. Definitely recommend this restaurant and would go back myself.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark and team do an awesome job! Logan, thanks for the phone call....that’s customer service..

F
Tucson
22 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Disappointed. Took over 10 minutes to get our dink’s that were glasses of wine. The tables were really pushed close together making it hard for the servers and tight accommodations for patrons. Worst was although they have gluten free pasta, the bolognese is not gluten free because they put the non gluten free meatballs in the same sauce and contaminate it. Why don’t they just
Put the meatballs in a tomato sauce and call it a day. Obviously they cannot adjust menu items to be gluten feee as the menu states. The server was very slow and not knowledgeable about the ingredients. Instead of comping us on dessert, who needs it anyway. They should have taken something off of the bill. Food ended up not
Being that great anyway.

KB
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were terrific. The food was plated very nicely. The food was timely. The atmosphere was elegant. When you go, order any appetizer with your entree. Calamari was fantastic and the burrata was 500% amazing!!! Our entrees; fennel sausage with ribbon pasta, meatballs, pizza and roasted chicken were all wonderful.

WI
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

An excellent wine list with more than the typical boring California wines.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Server was wonderful. Food was solid. Cheesecake had the best caramel sauce ever - warning it could serve four people easily!

R
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

They have lost a step.

WH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the salmon and scallops, both were fantastic. There was plenty of wine to choose from on the list, and great service!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and food. Very accommodating. I couldn’t decide between two different dinner entrees so the waiter offered to serve me a half portion of each !

C
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food at Tarbell's in very good, the service is even better. We have dined in fine restaurants from coast to coast and great food is expected as is great service but that is not always the case. In example, a table of eight was seated next to us, the entrees all arrived together, no I will be back with ... , all were place on the table at the same time.
Other restaurants should learn a lesson from Tarbell's professional staff.
If you have not tried Tarbell's, go soon.

OT
Phoenix
44 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent and made for a beautiful evening with our dear friends.

N
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food as usual, with charming and attentive service. Our party of five was seated in a corner booth, which was great until a very loud group appeared in the adjacent booth toward the end of our meal. Small annoyance that in no way dampened our evening: a delicious meal and a wonderful family get-together.

OT
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was AMAZING and so was the food. We were celebrating my partner's bday and they couldn't have been nicer to us and very accommodating. They brought us an extra appetizer to sample and 2 desserts. We will definitely be back!

k
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant anywhere. Service is always exceptional and the food is just as good, if not better. The ambiance, wine selection, and cocktails are top notch as well. I can’t wait to come back.