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Tarrant's Downtown, Richmond, VA

Tarrant's Downtown

4.3
4.3
2875 Reviews
$30 and under
American
In the Art's District centrally located among the many attractions like: VCU, MCV, the Convention Center, Altria Theater, The Graduate, Quirk Hotel, Linden Row Inn, The National, The November Theater, the Historic Hippodrome and more! We're known for seafood, steaks, pasta, pizza, subs, home made desserts, dressings and hospitality. Celebrate the Everyday. We offer sandwiches and entrees all day long for foodies and families including pizzas with our whole menu available for delivery! Want boxed lunches or catering? Tarrant's Cafe has that too- for private dining, try our sister restaurant Tarrant's West. Specials include: Steak, Seafood, Subs, Sandwiches, Soups, Salads, Fish Tacos, Award Wining. An RVA Hospitality Restaurant. Locally Owned. Female Owned. Known for She Crab soup, cocktails, happy hour, lunch, brunch and dinner. A cozy warm vibe with chandeliers and lots of wooden booths in an old converted pharmacy. Historical building, centrally located in downtown.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:30 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 225-0035

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    David Clack

  • Catering

    We offer affordable boxed lunches, catering platters, buffets, off-site events and staffing, a variety of menus w/ optional vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and pescatarian menus, variety of pricing options from $10 boxed lunches to four course $75/person wine dinners for donor events.<br /><br />SWaM certified and VCU alumni owned. Woman owned.<br />

  • Private party facilities

    Can accommodate groups up to 600 people like weddings, corporate events, networking, and charity events. If you think any of these can work for you, contact our location directly!

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    N. Foushee and Broad Streets

  • Parking details

    Parkway Parking in between Foushee and 1st Street. Go in the second entrance located on East Grace St and pay the Fee at the box.

  • Public transit

    The Pulse Bus is between Foushee and Adams Street on Broad

  • Entertainment

    Join us for First Friday's Art Walk every First Friday w/ magic and art and more!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,875 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Richmond

    American

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  1. S

    Steve

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress, Ki-Ki (Kee-Kee?), was excellent. I've been coming to Tarrant's for decades and she was the best server I've ever had.
  2. RD

    RubberDucky01

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    First off the staff and overall feel was amazing. Very cozy and intimate. Food was outstanding, but by 6pm on a Friday night they already ran out of two specials. However their regular menu truly has something for everyone. Tarrant's is located in what decades ago was a pharmacy. The layout is narrow and long making space limited. Waiting for your reservation means squeezing in between the bar and hostess area. In the second section we were able to be seated near the front of the restaurant with a view of the street which made it feel more open. The staff was very attentive and the food excellent. We will definitely be back!
  3. WJ

    WayneJ

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Disappointed best describes our experience. The She Crab Soup came out lukewarm but was immediately replaced and the salads needed more of the non lettuce items. The desert took forever and the multi-berry crisp was too tart and watery. We’ve been here before and it was excellent so not sure what happened on this day.
  4. b

    bianooch

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere and service. First time here and they did not disappoint - would definitely come back again!
  5. DF

    DonnaF

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    This visit was disappointing. It took over 45 minutes from ordering to getting our food and had to get the server's attention several times. There must have been a shortage of staff and there was a group of 20 in another area of the restaurant being service which probably hampered timeliness. We have been to Tarrant's on numerous occasions with friends and never been disappointed. Hopefully, this is a one off.
  6. LH

    LeahH

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn't been in years! Glad I returned. She-Crab soup was very good. So was grilled Mahi sandwich. We sat and dined at the bar. Jacob, our bartender, was attentive and professional. Will return!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing. Highly recommended!!
  8. DB

    DemetriaB

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We really like Tarrant’s. Every other occasion we have visited, the service has been really good. Due to having a limited staff available, our dining experience was not consistent with our previous visits. We would like to return, however, will do so when our schedule is more fluid and provides a more leisurely dining experience.
  9. I

    Imica

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    We went there last year, and this year for Thanksgiving. It was pretty bad this year.The turkey dinner took for ever to come out and it was very mediocre. The green beans were terrible. I wanted to order Oysters but they were out. So, I ordered sea scallops. The scallops were good but the risotto was cold and very sticky. Definitely won’t be going back!
  10. L

    Lauren

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The Thanksgiving dinner was authentic and very good.
  11. D

    Disappointed

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Tarrants used to have great food, but now the food is mediocre at best. Ambience and service are still great.
  12. JB

    JoBa

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I’ve been going to Tarrants for Thanksgiving numerous times now, and I’m always impressed with how well they handle the crowds and turnover, while offering not only special holiday meals but also their full regular menu. Consistently good.
  13. TP

    TraciP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic staff, delicious food, incredible building...what more could you ask for??
  14. DD

    DorothyD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    We ordered the Turkey Thanksgiving meal. It was just okay, and the pecan pie recipe was good, but not great. Service was excellent.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner as we were passing through town. Wonderful meal. Wonderful service. Thank you
  16. GH

    GeorgeH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    When dining out, remember to take care of your server!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Starting off the bar is at the main entrance and people were sitting blocking the door to enter and exit which I wasn’t a fan of. However the greeter and waiter was extremely kind and personable. The spacing was too tight for the amount of coughing that’s was happening (no fault of the restaurant) but I definitely wasn’t feeling it and opted to have our order switched to-go. Overall the food was mediocre. Not for me but I’m sure others may enjoy.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We had a 8-person party reservation. We were seated quickly but the restaurant was very busy (which is expected on a Sunday afternoon). Our waiter was friendly, but service was very slow. Two folks in our party ordered the cheese grits entree and they did not enjoy it. The grits had carrots and peas in it, which is unusual. It left a strange taste in their mouths and neither finished the dish. Two people ordered the French toast and both plates arrived to the table cold. We waited so long for food, they decided not to send it back to the kitchen. Those who ordered burgers and salads were happy with their food. We have enjoyed eating here in the past, but will probably take a break from Tarrant’s for now.
  19. KJ

    KirkJ

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Four bites into the appetizer our meals show up. The server said, “ yeah that came out fast”.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The waiter was amazing, explained every menu item requested perfectly. The vibe in the restaurant was great as well.
  21. j

    james

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our first visit. A very unpretentious environment which we found enjoyable. We started with crab and spinach dip which was excellent. She-crab soup followed which was a little disappointing. The soup wasn't bad, but it didn't measure up to the glowing reports we had read. The entrees were seafood combo broiled in lobster sauce (excellent), grilled scallops (excellent), and blackened rockfish (disappointing). There were 2 pieces of rockfish which were too thin for blackening. The result was fish that was a little too dry and tough. A little pricey, but not outrageous. Service was excellent except for needing a reminder about the coffee order with dessert. We would certainly visit again.
  22. J

    John

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable!
  23. M

    Melli

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was great, our server was nice, accommodating, funny and energetic. It's a very eclectic place, very cool. We were in town for the marathon and knew it's going to be busy and loud. What didn't function well was the bar area. I felt bad for people who sat at the bar eating. Beverage service for the bar and restaurant is handled by the bar. It took forever and sometimes 2 reminders before getting a beverage. That was a bit ridiculous. But the worst was that all dirty glasses from cleaning the tables were piled up at the side of the bar. That pile grew quickly to where people sat to eat. Everyone, including the manager, walked by numerous time. Not sure if there is no plan for it or what was going on, but I've never seen such a dysfunctional bar area. If we would be back in Richmond I would give it another try.
  24. f

    foodie

    Naples

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Busy, friendly place with varied menu. She-crab soup was superb!
  25. JB

    JocelynB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The service was enthusiastic but simultaneously overbearing and underwhelming. The food was mediocre and felt overpriced for what it was (although inflation costs are admittedly hitting everyone right now). Food was uneavenly heated, making it seem like it was merely re-warmed for service. The space is cool, but felt like it was trying to be “fancier” than it actually was. Overall disappointing, especially since Tarrant’s tends to appear on lists of Richmond “must-visit” restaurants.
  26. TV

    TammyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 7 for a work lunch. The food was good, service was great, and the price was in line with where this restaurant is. No complaints.
  27. S

    Sterlingbays

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice corner restaurant with bar. Very good food. Comfortable setting. Fair pricing. Easy parking. Nice staff. Will definitely go back to Tarrants in the future!
  28. B

    Betts

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was delicious but a bit pricey for what we got. We wanted dessert but they were all $11, so we passed. Service was great at the beginning but once 2 large parties came in, it got a bit slow. We had to wait a very long time to pay.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Menu has been the same for too long
  30. D

    Daisyrva

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Our server was great. The food, however, was subpar. We came to try out the restaurant week specials. The chicken cordon blue was tasty but everything else seemed like it was just reheated. The mushroom appetizer was also so sad. We received three tiny stuffed mushrooms the size of a nickel.
  31. l

    lovesfood

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We went during Restaurant Week. I had the glazed salmon which was much too salty. Another of us had the chicken cordon blue, which he said was fine. The chocolate mouse was very good, My husband ordered the lasagna off the menu - he said that it was ok but not worth the price. Our server was attentive but the kitchen was very slow.
  32. AG

    ArethaG

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I attended a business dinner during restaurant week. I ordered from the prefix menu but I haven’t ever been disappointed with Tarrants.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Couple of things I want to put out there before I provide details, but I don’t think they should have impact the whole experience. The server we had was new, she was very lovely and had no qualms explaining she had only been there a week, also she proceeded to let us know it was Restaurant week, we had no idea, this seemed to have an impact on the service, the quality of dining and overall experience, it was all poor regardless. First we ordered drinks, it took 40 mins for our drinks to arrive, 30 mins after ordering I was told that my beer wasn’t available any longer so then after another 20 mins I received my first drink after 50 mins from point of sitting down, my partner got his 10 mins after that point so 4@ mins from arrival. We then decided to order food after we had debated on doing the special (that we had to ask about regarding restaurant week) so after much deliberation on what I wanted I was then told it wasn’t available any longer, at this point I was 2 for 2…it would have been nice when we were given the menu to hear “we’re low on the chicken” as a courtesy but bo, that never happened, so much training needed for our server, it was apparent she had received little to no training and had certainly never served before. We were brought out appetizers about 30 mins after (so 1.5 hours in and 30 mins after ordering, no complaints there, however the guy that dropped off our apps, returned to the kitchen and immediately followed with our main course, so we went from no food to everything at once, it was bizarre! I requested a second beer, which I kept hearing the server had “put my order in at the bar” I was t quite sure what that meant, I guess in the end it just have meant that she put my order in and I needed to go get my own beer from the bar, which seems pretty crap, so expect to walk up to the bar and get your own drink when dining in at this place now, otherwise you’ll just “have an order in” at the bar with no one that actually brings it to you.
  34. ST

    SusanT

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Greeting, seated quickly. Attentive waiter concerned with our having the best experience.
  35. DD

    DrDerikJ

    Richmond

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    This restaurant seems to be in flux. The slowness of food and quality of food once it arrived created an extremely sub par experience. The food lacked flavor and love. It felt like the kitchen was happy simply putting something on the plate. Nothing we got in a party of 7 was particularly noteworthy. The wait staff seemed overwhelmed and we had to ask several times for different items. The food used to be good at Tarrant’s. We experienced a decline yesterday. I see little to no reason to return.
  36. PN

    PNick

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    1.When I arrived I informed the staff worker I had a reservation. She confirmed my reservation and said she'll responded she’ll be right with me. Within five minutes two more patrons arrived after me and she seated them immediately. 2.An imperfection in the wooden floor (next to the highchair station) caused our table to wobble each time a server walked by.
  37. TA

    TaraA

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Server was nice but started rushing us out? We were only there for 45 min, just got our food & she said can I bring check? Then a few min after started trying to clear the plates? Very weird, made us uncomfortable.
  38. AH

    AHD1

    Washington DC

    226 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    226 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a great place this is. A unique atmosphere with great food and very hospitable and hardworking service professionals. We will be back when we come back to town.
  39. BT

    BTI504

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    There’s nothing special about this place. The food was meh. The old atmosphere was nice. It costs more than it is enjoyable.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service ! Highly recommend !

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tarrant's Downtown using the Order Online button. Tarrant's Downtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 225-0035.

Tarrant's Downtown is rated 4.3 stars by 2875 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tarrant's Downtown

1 West Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N. Foushee and Broad Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:30 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parkway Parking in between Foushee and 1st Street. Go in the second entrance located on East Grace St and pay the Fee at the box.

  • Public transit

    The Pulse Bus is between Foushee and Adams Street on Broad

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    David Clack

  • Entertainment

    Join us for First Friday's Art Walk every First Friday w/ magic and art and more!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 225-0035

  • Catering

    We offer affordable boxed lunches, catering platters, buffets, off-site events and staffing, a variety of menus w/ optional vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and pescatarian menus, variety of pricing options from $10 boxed lunches to four course $75/person wine dinners for donor events.<br /><br />SWaM certified and VCU alumni owned. Woman owned.<br />

  • Private party facilities

    Can accommodate groups up to 600 people like weddings, corporate events, networking, and charity events. If you think any of these can work for you, contact our location directly!

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