We return to Tarbell’s during our annual visit to Arizona. We are never disappointed. The delightful menu options, the terrific service, the option for small portions, great wine list—need I go on?
One of our favorite restaurants; we will return at least once more before we head back to colder climates.
Service and food incredible! Service was so exceptional that when our Uber wouldn’t connect, a waitress ordered a car on her account. That’s service !
Canme there with higher expectations and it did not disappoint! Everything from the food drinks and service was simply outstanding
Had a dinner reservation for 4 people at 8:30 on Saturday night. We had to wait 35 minutes to be seated. That's just bad management. The hostess didn't offer anything for the major inconvenience but did buy our drinks after we asked them to after their suggested 25 minute delay became a 35 minute delay. They did bring a couple starters to the table to get us going, but the overall staff was indifferent and food was so-so. I had the daily fish special that was Halibut. It looked pretty but was fairly tasteless and perhaps a little overcooked. Everything else was just OK too. I had high expectations of a good meal, but was really disappointed. No one will be running back any time soon.
The service was very good, but when my guest and I were enjoying dessert and our wine I felt rushed out the door. We still had a decent amount of dessert left on the plate and we were asked three times if we were done. We were only there for under an hour and a half and as a fellow server that is a perfect amount of time for a meal considering how much we paid for it. The scallops were excellent and the wine list was very good. Overall it was a good experience, but very pricey.
Our go to place for neighborhood, old school - classic dining. Not a millennial in sight - it’s perfect. No one next to you looking at their phones, people are actually having table conversation. No one next to you cursing, talking on their phone, over served ... Go to for good comfort food, wine, up lifting atmosphere and excellent service with no servings of aggression. Thank you Tarbell’s.
Had been awhile since we dined at Tarbell's and it was a memorable experience. Though pricey and a bit loud, the food and service were exemplary.
We had the halibut with risotto and it was amazing!
have dined here before and dinner was always good..super cocktails creative dishes and a great wine list, however this time very disappointing I ordered a lamb ragu which looked like dog food and was ordinary at best I probably will return as an excellent choice for a business/client meal I would stay away form the lamb ragu service was very good
Great Valentine's Day experience.
We usually really love Tarbell's for special occasions, and have been there for Valentine's dinner in years prior, but this year lacked something. The service/server was functional, but not warm; we didn't feel extra special. My husband ordered the seafood chowder and the mussels were overcooked. His meal was just ok. Usually everything is great. Other than that, the food was quite good. Slightly disappointing overall; however we will return to Tarbell's nonetheless.
The candy bacon salad with the poached egg was delicious. The yam gnocchi with lump crab was tasty. Good wine list. I would return next time in town.
Tarbell's never fails to satisfy. Mark and this team take great care with everything, with every step of the hospitality process from food procurement all the way to the little cookie every guest receives as the hostess or manager says "goodbye." Diver scallops are not unique, but the cauliflower grits upon which they are served is. "The Meatball" is 10 ounces of ground sirloin on a bed of spaghetti that enjoys a decidedly Genoese take on marinara sauce. Always great. We'll be back.
Our service the entire evening was impeccable – the wine glasses seemed to refill themselves all evening long – and it was the perfect balance of attentiveness. It was the finest meal and dining experience I’ve had since I moved to Phoenix.
Tarbell’s food and service is amazing. The staff, the server and everyone was friendly, professional knew the wine and food menu perfectly. Loved it all, the only issue is the small dining area on the west side of the restaurant seems little lacking in style, but overall one of my favorites.