Tarrant's Cafe

4.5
2403 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 and stay open late. We're got a great happy hour from 11 am to 7 pm weekdays, seasonal cocktails by our mixologists and tons of craft and local beers! 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. Large parties welcome! Half off bottles on wine on Mondays! Specials include: Rockfish, Steak, Seafood, Duck, Subs, Sandwiches, Soups, Salads, Fish Tacos, Award Wining. An RVA Hospitality Restaurant. Locally Owned. Female Owned.

Specials

4x6 Happy Hour

Enjoy 4x6 Happy Hour with food special from $4-6 and great drink specials between 4-6pm Weekdays at the bar.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 5, 2018

Ends: December 6, 2117

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 2403 People Are Saying
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Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best waiter ever!!!!

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WE
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner, casual or formal. Nice atmosphere, great service, and fantastic food.

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J
Raleigh
46 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best tomato basil soup I have had in years. Other meals were quite good. Salmon and pasta.

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DJ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Service was even better. It was quite packed for Mothers day but our server was very nice about the kitchen taking a bit longer than usual. We expected that though so no worries. The food was well worth the wait!

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C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for Mother’s Day and it was great! Despite a full house everything ran very smoothly from the hostess staff to our server, and management. The food came out in a timely manner, and was delicious. Our server was attentive and eager to please. 10/10!

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NB
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pleasant staff. Nice location in “Dining District .” Valet was great. Food is decent and a good value but nothing special. Ran out of water glasses (plastic) but not a big deal. Overall pretty good; not great.

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JA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a short weekend trip in Richmond and this was, by far, the best meal had. What a fabulous Mother’s Day treat!

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TG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Mother’s Day

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WS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. It's always consistent with food, service, quality, and atmosphere. In some ways, I hate to share this because it only means more people will come, possibly making it harder for us to get a reservation. The wait staff is friendly, professional, and most of all knowledgeable about the menu. Every questions is promptly answered. The bar staff was great too and they have Presecco on tap! Doesn't get any better!

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TR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

A bit disappointing because we had a reservation and were seated 45 minutes later. We were on a tight schedule and we were late for our event.

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CA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love coming to Tarrant’s! Great food, wonderful service, and such a fun and unique atmosphere. A Richmond treasure for sure!

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TC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a celebratory dinner with my VCU daughter. Great service. Nice help with wine selection.

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A
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So cool. What a cute place. Can't wait to go back again. Brunch was delicious. Bloody Mary was small, but I'm gonna order two anyway. Waitstaff really knows what they are doing. Parking was easy to find, free & close by on Grace Street.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Tarrant’s. We were celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary. The ambiance and atmosphere was wonderful, the food was excellent and our waitress was attentive and friendly. We will definitely make a return visit!

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H
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Tarrant's Cafe is a great spot for lunch. We had a group of 7 for a business lunch. Our server, Nickolas, was knowledgeable about the menu and had great recommendations.

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RT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff were wonderful. Food was fabulous. Relaxed environment. Food a bit pricey.

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T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time. Food excellent; terrific service.

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CP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tarrant’s is by far the best place to enjoy whatever you’re in the mood for. Excellent food, drinks and staff. Love the atmosphere and energy. Terrific place.

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Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice service

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CC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was a busy brunch because it was Easter Sunday but our server Noah was spot on. He was informative and gracious at all times. The food was delicious and we all enjoyed our choices. Thanks for the complimentary valet service too. Very nice touch!

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MG
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for Easter brunch. The brunch menu is excellent with plenty of delicious options. The food was very good and the service was outstanding. The sweet rolls and garlic bread is fantastic!

We’ll definitely be back!

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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Easter brunch. Staff sat us earlier than our reservation time when we arrived a few minutes early. Omelets were served hot and were prepared perfectly. We were a little disappointed with the home fries as they were just deep fried squares of potatoes. We would have preferred potatoes cooked in a skillet with onions and peppers. The mimosas were served with individual bottles champagne, a nice touch but not very Earth friendly. We ordered two deserts; the bread pudding and berry cobbler. Both were huge portions; we wish the waiter warned us about the size, but in the end we ate it all!. They were scrumptious. The setting was beautiful with antiques adorning the walls. Our brunch was a lovely ending to a wonderful weekend visit to Richmond.

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TF
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Easter Brunch

Tarrant's Cafe
Responded on April 28, 2019

Hello Anonymous, I am so sorry to see 3-stars. I wish I could know more details about your experience at Easter Brunch. As the owner, I am working with management and staff to provide the best service and food possible. If you would like to talk about your experience in detail - your feedback is invaluable. Thank you! Please respond publicly or privately- Liz.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, service was good....Manager was great!!!! We dined on Easter Sunday.

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LW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waffles were amazing 😍!! Our waitress was attentive and friendly!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was a bit bland, but the wait staff was kind and cooperative in letting my friend send back her dish and get something more flavorful. Overall, beautiful restaurant in Downtown Richmond with kind employees. But make sure to choose something off the menu that suits your tastes!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Tarrants has always been a good choice for traditional Italian fare, has an almost too extensive menu, but what is starting to be an issue is their lack of clean, simple well presented seafood dishes. Example..menu states Pan seared rockfish with artichoke hearts, olives, garlic butter..what is given is a lightly panko breaded pan fried piece of fish smothered in a white sauce which has pieces of artichoke and olives in it..not sure if there was any garlic butter in it or not. While acceptable in flavor, almost was a misrepresentation and by utilizing an outdated white sauce to obscure the star of the dish, just left a feeling they could use some new direction..also made the presentation a soupy mess. Bread pudding and cobbler were very tasty, but again everything a soupy mess

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RS
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always excellent. Our waitress was very accommodating. The noise level was the only issue but we had a great dinner before the theater.

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AC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for a concert and visited based on the online reviews. The food was great. We had the best waitress we’ve ever had anywhere, can’t remember her name. My ONLY complaint is they only have one bathroom/stall.

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RV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

The food really changed from just a short time ago. Dishes we had loved have been replaced with a low budget version.

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SW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Kinda expensive
Lasagna serving was very small. $19. 😢

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C
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good, service good, nothing outstanding on either but no complaints either. Easily accommodated our early arrival (we had called in advance). Waitress mixed up items on our bills (we had two separate bills) but we worked that out between ourselves.

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AS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, reasonable price. I recommend.

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m
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We’ve never had anything other than stellar service which keeps us coming back. Nothing we ordered was especially good or bad, it was just kind of unremarkable. Busy Saturday night meant extra noisy, too.

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DL
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We were seated promptly for our reservation at a table in a front nook of the restaurant. The location of the table was a quieter area of the restaurant which allowed for conversation. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. My only complaint would be that after waiting quite a while for our entrees, the manager came by to let us know that one dish, the calzone, was taking longer to prepare. The person that ordered it asked that the rest of the dishes be brought out. Only 4 of 6 dishes were brought out. The calzone, and a sandwich were delayed. While we were told about the calzone, no mention had been made of the sandwich. They were eventually brought out, with apologies, but no restitution was offered.

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BL
Richmond
46 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

service was very slow, certain drink orders got fulfilled late because they were out of ingredients. we were there 2 hours for a group of 7.

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A
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was overpriced for brunch and lacked flavor. Based on what friends had told me I was expecting to be blown away. I went with a large group and no one was pleased with their meals. Overall disappointing and I will not return.

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Richmond must ! Tarrant's Café consistently offers great food with outstanding service. A huge selection of offerings, especially at Brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays , will leave all of those in your dining party very satisfied. We already are planning our nest trip !

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J
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. Our waiter was outstanding! Friendly, informative, attentive. Excellent evening. Have always recommended Tarrant’s!

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