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Tarrant's Cafe

4.3
4.3
2802 Reviews
$30 and under
American
In the Art's District centrally located among the many attractions like: VCU, the Convention Center, 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. Tarrant's Cafe serves good food and plenty of it everyday. We offer our FULL MENU including pizzas and even delivery beer and wine! 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. See our website for COVID19 Safety updates. New "Walk-Up" Take-Out window on Foushee for easy, fast service.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 225-0035

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Clack

  • 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 2,802 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. K

    Keith

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was phenomenal. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the proportions were great. I had the crab cakes, my wife had the jumbo shrimp, my mother had the chicken picatta and my mother-in-law had the vodka ala penne with shrimp. We also shared a bread pudding that led to everyone licking the plate it was that good. Food was awesome. Service was awesome and it is a nice place. 5 stars!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is very nice and attentive. Food is wonderful, a frequent date spot!
  3. RA

    RandyA

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding anniversary
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s and Father’s Day dinner
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food was bland and cold. The cocktails weren’t very good either, but the service was top notch so we stayed.
  6. LV

    LisaV

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We had a good experience overall, but I would call the food good, nothing special. It worked well for us as we could walk there from our AirBnb. Of the three of us, one really enjoyed her meal, one found their meal decent, but nothing to get excited about, and one found her meal over-salted. Calamari as a starter was unimpressive. Drinks were good. Our waiter was excellent. Overall, no complaints, but I would try something else the next time I'm in Richmond.
  7. DB

    DianeB

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Has the feel of (and is) a neighborhood eatery and bar. The food is always good and the service remarkable. Locals have met there for years!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    food was slow and not great service was also slow and the workers were not very attentive
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my boyfriend and I’s one year anniversary. We were seated quickly and food came out hot and fresh. It had a great atmosphere! We were both impressed and plan to go back next year.
  10. HP

    HannahP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I went here for our pre-prom date at the recommendation of my mom. Food and service were excellent, they went out of their way to make sure that we felt comfortable.
  11. D

    Diningout

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    We were going to a show at 7:00. My reservation was for 5:30. Drinks came fast however 45 minutes we still didn’t have our food. We were told it was put in wrong and it is being preparing now. When our food finally arrived,we had less than 20 minutes to eat it and get to the theater which was across the street. We were not happy and got an apology from the manager and waitress.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  13. ND

    NishaD

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    My second time dining at Tarrants Cafe palled in comparison to the first visit. I had the best food and service two weeks before Mother’s Day and decided to treat my mom to brunch to celebrate her. That was a BIG mistake! First, the menu was limited and they did not offer any substitutions being that she and I have dietary restrictions. The service was initially excellent as we were promptly greeted and seated before our reservation time. When the server finally came to our table, she had an off putting demeanor and was nonchalant about assisting us. We were ready to order and she insisted on making us wait longer to help other tables. When finally placing our order she did not offer any alternates to offset the inconvenience of the limited Mother’s Day menu. In addition, the food was subpar. I received charred pancakes that tasted like burnt toast. It was awful. I wanted to have the best brunch with my mother but needless to say we will not be returning to Tarrants Cafe.
  14. MH

    MikeH

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Popular brunch spot, especially for Mother's Day! Friendly server made our experience all the more pleasant. Despite being busy, our food came out without a lengthy wait and the barkeeper kept our orders coming. Nice variety of food choices from both brunch and lunch menus. I guess that's all the reasons we keep coming back!
  15. BS

    BrianS

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Honestly, I have tried to give restaurants the benefit of the doubt during the pandemic, and this has always been a family favorite. We were there for Mothers Day brunch, and were quite disappointed in the entire experience. First, our waiter had the worst boy odor ever (and it was only 11am, so he came to work that way), secondly, they no longer bring the basket of sweet little rolls they used to at brunch and lastly, my omelet was completely undercooked. I hate to see this restaurant go downhill, and I suspect we may try Tarrants West next time.
  16. n

    nicole

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful mother’s day brunch! food was delicious and staff was very welcoming
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    For the price, the entrees just didn’t rise to the level of quality I expected. The server was excellent and timely. The set up in there has a great vibe. I’ll have to give another try someday to see if they had an off night with the big group of prom goers.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Poor selection of Gins and Bourbons. Bathrooms in need of a major overhaul.
  19. AG

    ArthurG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Initial interaction with server was slow. Once they took notice of us they on point.
  20. SS

    SydneyS

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service is great- the food is interesting and very tasty- the ambience is unique and very comfortable
  21. CC

    CarlosCA

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    the neighborhood is not in very good condition as abandoned unsafe, the food without much elaboration of poor quality
  22. T

    Trip

    Richmond

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zoe D. was our server, and she was very attentive without being too much. She went over the menu and checked in at appropriate times, Thank you.
  23. PS

    PhilipS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    I went here with my wife and son because of the reviews and was disappointed in a big way. We had reservations and were seated quickly. The waiter was there quickly but then was a ghost there after. I was surprised how long the food took to come with so few people in the place and then was disappointed by the food. I had the corned beef hash with two over easy eggs on top. The side of potatoes were few and cold as well as unsalted and the corned beef was nothing special. The eggs were cooked all the way through so no yoke to put on the hash. I had a coffee the waiter was filling every tables coffee except ours. I don't know if this guy just didn't like us or what but we were not his focus. If it was just the service, I would not have commented but that was not only thing wrong with this place. The portion of my food was marginal and was looking for food shortly after which is not what others have said of this place.
  24. PA

    PAMELAM

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This appears, from the outside, to be a hole in the wall joint, but once you get inside, the vibe changes. It used to be an old pharmacy and they keep some of the cool decor. The food was delicious and the server was spot on. It is definitely a hidden gem and a must try, when you’re in Richmond!!!
  25. BD

    BobD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Karen was wonderful and the food and service was Excellent..!!!
  26. h

    hoosiergirl

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great ambiance. Will go again if in town
  27. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff were all excellent. Drinks very good..Food was fabulous! Crab cakes appetizers superb. Just a great birthday dinner! Thanks to all
  28. RJ

    RayJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just amazing for brunch as always.love this place
  29. l

    lcd5

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Very slow service. Fair food
  30. DK

    DavidK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Is everyone who works here high? Service reflects staff that is largely inattentive. Missing orders, sloppy service, inconsistent food. Ambience and location were good.
  31. H

    Helene

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The salmon topped with crab was delicious, though salty. Honey cake was tasty. Busy on Friday night, so dont expect a quick dinner.
  32. JB

    JoBa

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A nice evening, minor error had to be corrected on bill (I ordered the Restaurant Week special but was charged for th3 salad - taken care of.
  33. LB

    LynnB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Tarrant's for Restaurant Week. The crab appetizer, crab-stuffed salmon and honeycomb cake were all excellent.
  34. C

    Cassie

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I’ve been here many times because my mom likes it. This time was good. Not bad, but not great.
  35. PM

    PatriciaM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant with such a great variety of menu choices. Really hard to decide what to order. Our service was excellent, and friendly. We are from out of town, so I’m sure we will return when we visit Richmond again. Wish they would open a Tarrant’s in Va Beach!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautifully restored former pharmacy, It appears they retained a lot of the original pharmacy buildout, including an antique bar and tin ceiling. Giving it a fun and eclectic decor. We had a family brunch on Easter Sunday and the food was excellent, as was the service. Should we visit Richmond again, we will definitely be back. Highly recommend!
  37. AS

    AudreyS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is great--and very friendly. The atmosphere is one of friendliness, good service and happiness. The food is very good and plentiful!!! No need to eat again after brunch at Tarrants. There is an atmosphere is caring about all patrons equally and as though they were old friends! We love Tarrants
  38. FR

    FoodieRVA

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service stands out the most at Tarrant's. They are all working as a team, taking the orders, clearing the table and being attentive. Our food was very good, wish the portions were a bit bigger but besides that we enjoyed our family brunch on Easter at Tarrant's. Would highly recommend Tarrant's!
  39. f

    finediner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We can’t wait to come back!!!
  40. V

    Vman

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We were there for Sunday brunch, and agreed afterward that the food was underwhelming. The staff is very pleasant though.

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

Tarrant's Cafe is rated 4.3 stars by 2802 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 6 times today
Google Map for Tarrant's Cafe

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–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 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

  • 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

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