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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Grilled Sea Scallops
Over parmesan basil risotto
She Crab Soup
Absolutely excellent meal. This was our first time at Tarrant‘s and it definitely will not be our last. Becca, our server, was very attentive and helpful. The meals were fabulous and the menu is quite extensive.
This is the second time I have dined with Tarrants for brunch. I love their menu and the food is excellent. Your food arrives hot and satisfying. I will dine with the again.
The service was very good. The food was ok~ just ok. We spent $230 with tip included for just ok food. Before Covid we are out a lot. It just seems to me with limited seating and business trying to find some normalcy going out to eat at a nice restaurant like Tarrants should be better than just ok. The next question~ would I recommend Tarrants to a friend~ used to a hard yes. Still love the atmosphere so I will say yes and hope “ a friend” would have an excellent meal.....
Another delicious and COVID-safe meal with the friendly folks at Tarrant’s.
It just wasn’t good customer service.
Great ambiance. Extensive menu. Committed to customer service.
The overall experience was nice. I didn’t care too much for the Caesar salad not original at all.
Delicious. Great service, great atmosphere, great food. I recommend the crab cakes.
We enjoyed our evening at Tarrant’s. Covid precautions were strictly adhered to. The waitstaff was very attentive and made great suggestions on menu items.
My husband made reservations for my birthday. We arrived for out 7:00 pm reservation to be told that they had decided to close early a few hours before. No one contacted us to let us know that they would be closed. We then had to find another restaurant that could accommodate us at late notice. Very DISAPPOINTING. Fortunately, The Hardshell came to our rescue and we had a lovely dinner there.
awesome place ... awesome peeps
Yummy food and great service! We will return!
Best Bloody Mary ever!!
Great food, however we were rushed out and everybody was anxious to go home. We started getting the warning that "the kitchen closes at 9!" as soon as we sat down at 8:20. We wanted to have a good looking dessert we saw, but was informed that they didn't know if the kitchen was open, at 9:10 when we wanted to order a simple brownie sundae. So disappointed that everybody was in such a hurry to go home after restaurants have been closed for so long and urging everybody to "support your local business!" Well, support your clients!!!
The food was cold, my pastrami sandwich didn’t come with the rye bread I asked for, and the wait after ordering was a bit long.
Met some friends from out of town here because it was super close to their Airbnb and we were able to get a shirt notice reservation. They very carefully complied with all guidelines and the service, drinks, and food were great.
Waitress was very nice! They followed the rules for covid inside dining very well. My filet mignon was the thinnest cut I've ever seen. Wasn't bad but not much flavor or juices. Also it wasn't hot. Husband had the ribs. He thought they were ok. Son had tuna steak and he liked his. Dessert was the best part as it was excellent! Had the berry tart topped with ice cream and a slice of plain cheesecake. Definitely glad we ended our meal with those two items!!
Perfect night. Had an incredible waiter that knew the menu and made some suggestions which helped. Have to say their entire wait staff and bartender had great personalities as we sat rt next to the front entrance.
Great place for solid food
Thanks for the review, Eddie! I think our food is pretty solid too!
They were open and my friend and I had an enjoyable meal. Food was great, as was the atmosphere.
Thanks for the great review, Trip! I'm glad you and your friend had such a wonderful dining experience with us and we hope to see you again soon!
The service was awful. We waited forever to get our drinks. Finally after our drinks arrived, it took over 30 minutes to get our meal. When the server delivered the meal she never asked if we needed anything else. Just dropped the food and ran. The manager stopped by and gave an excuse, than a back handed comment, “You wouldn’t understand how the kitchen works.” Overall, awful experience. We will never go back.
I'm sorry to hear about your experience. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. It sounds like we had a really off night from the drinks and meal taking forever to the comment from management. We're all trying to get back in the swing of things from being closed for so long. I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thank you, Alicia, Office Manager
Had a great late dinner after a long day of packing and driving. Delicious food, an interesting draft menu, great service and reassuring safety protocol. Thanks to the whole Tarrant’s team for making us feel welcomed back.
Thanks for the wonderful review! I'm so glad we could make your long day better while also making you feel safe! I'll be sue to tell our staff to keep up the great work!
Good hostess, good waiter, good food and good time!!
Thanks for the review! We pride our self on good food and good service!
It was their first week back so some consideration is deserved. Dinners didn’t come out as described. Little things like ice cubes for a mixed drink we’re not as expected. 28 dollars for a fillet the size of a golf ball. I’ve been her plenty of times before. I’m sure they will get it together. The manager recognized the deficiencies and made good on some of the issues. The service was very good. I’ll be back, but will hope for a swift improvement curve. Thanks for being open. Getting out and having dinner out was great
Tom, I'm so sorry your dining experience with us was so mediocre. I am happy you are willing to come back and give us a chance and that the manager did their best in being accommodating. We're all getting back into the swing of things and I can promise we'll do better. I'll let our staff know to keep up the great work!
They made us wait outside in the heat for our table, past our reservation time. There were plenty of tables and staff looking at us but they never allowed us in. We left. And will not be back.
Bob, I'm so sorry to hear about your terrible experience with us. I will look into this matter with the manager on duty that day and see what exactly happened on our end. You will be hearing back from me, soon!
Good food, nice atmosphere. I make it a point to eat here every time I’m in Richmond!
Thanks for the awesome review and continued loyalty!
We had a party of 6 - all with different preferences and palates. Tarrant's extensive menu was perfect for the occasion. Portions were large and value was good. There were a few components of the meal that could have been better (a few items were over-cooked but still tasty) but overall a very good place with excellent service. Beware, when busy this place can get loud - but lively and friendly. We'll be back
Great spot for lunch! We really enjoyed the veggie grilled cheese and especially the fried green tomatoes.😊
Thanks for the amazing review! I love the fried green tomatoes too! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager
I think that $26 for penne ala vodka with shrimp is a high price. It was very good but would think that $20 would be reasonable.
Thanks for the review and suggestion, Ellein!
We chose Tarrant’s for the food and the fact that we were going to the theater afterwards. The food was delicious and the service was great. Our only disappoint was the fact that they no longer had valet parking.
Thanks for the review, Gwendolyn! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. We pride our self on good food and being extremely hospitable. Just to let you know as well, we still offer valet at our sister restaurant, Max's on Broad and even if you're not dining at Max's, they will still valet your car for you! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager
A good pre-November theater meal. Noisy. Ample menu. Consider making the bathrooms gender-neutral to help flow.
Thanks for review, Tan! I like the idea of gender neutral rest rooms!
Great menu! Convenient to theaters....November, Lab, and Carpenter Center!!!
Thanks for the great review!
Saturday Brunch crowd was a little more dressed up than I anticipated. This is NOT a college pub.
Thanks for the feedback. Our crowd is little more mature, but we welcome everyone!
It was delicious and we really enjoyed it and the waiter was superb.
Thanks for the great review, Patrice! We pride our self on good food and good hospitality! I let our staff kn ow to keep up the good work, Alicia, Office Manager
Celebrating my wife’s birthday. Food was good, not great. My sons chicken and waffles was first rate, my daughter in-law specifically asked if the meat loaf had green peppers in it. Our waiter quickly said no. It did and she only ate half of it. My shrimp and grits sauce was sweet, not spicy and not much andouille. My wife’s eggplant Parmesan was tasty but way too much breading on the eggplant. She crab soup was amazing and so were the garlic rolls.
Thanks for the feedback, Ed. I'm sorry your server gave the incorrect information to you. That's pretty embarrassing and inconvenient! I'll be sure that our managers are going over the menu items with out servers so these kinds of mistakes don't continue to happen. I love our She Crab Soup too. By far my favorite thing on the menu! Thank you again, Alicia, Office Manager
Fish tacos- excellent tacos, excellent rice
Chicken pot pie—horrible bc there was about 1 bite of chicken in the entire dish! Chicken pot pie should be LOADED w delicious, tender pieces of chicken... not one small piece .
Thanks for the feedback, Kash. I'm sorry that your chicken pot pie was so underwhelming. I'll be sure to speak with the kitchen staff to ensure they are aware of how to properly prepare our dishes so that this does not reoccur. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the fish tacos and the rice. The fish tacos are usually a hit! Thank you again, Alicia, Office Manager
We have been going here for years. It has become our 'go to' place to take out of town guests
Thanks for the fantastic review, Steven! Thank you so much for your continued loyalty! We can't for your next visit, Alicia, Office Manager
As always - good for pre-theater dinner. We did miss the valet parking and now having to valet at Max's.
Thanks for the review, Pat! Thanks so much for your continued loyalty, and I'm sorry about the valet!
Fourth time eating at Tarrant's - and the most disappointing. Most of our orders - from appetizer to entree - were unremarkable. The Opakapaka, for example, was almost inedible until scraping off the too-sweet nut coating. We were disappointed, for the first time at this restaurant.
I'm so sorry for you terrible experience with us, James. As you know from previous visits with us, this is definitely not our norm. We want all of our guests to feel leaving happy and satisfied. We clearly missed the mark. It sounds like we had a pretty off shift, but I do hope you'll come back and give us another chance in the future. Thank you, Alicia, Office Manager
Unexpectedly, the restaurant was extremely busy, which meant a delay in being sitted and served. The food was as good as usual. A go to place before the theatre.
Thanks for the review, Karen! Sorry about the delay! I'm glad the food made up for it though. Come back before your next show! Alicia, Office Manager
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 4.5 stars by 2661 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.