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About Tarrant's Cafe

Tarrant's Cafe is situated in the the lively Art's District in downtown Richmond, VA, centrally located among the many attractions like: VCU, the Convention Center, 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. We serve 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? We've got that too- for private dining, try our sister restaurant Tarrant's West. Large parties welcome! Half off bottles on wine on Mondays!

1 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
N. Foushee

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 225-0035

Website:
http://www.tarrantscaferva.com/

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

Parking Details:
Parkway Parking in between Foushee and 1st Street. Go in the second entrance located on East Grace St. Also, FREE valet parking.

Executive Chef:
Derrick Ullrich

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For parties of more than 6, please call the restaurant to make a reservation.

Specials

50% Off Select Wines

Mondays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

50% Off Select Wines

Mondays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

50% Off Select Wines. Excludes Tax and Tip. We're offering over 75 by the bottle selections half- dine in or delivery!. Special valid Oct 23, 2017 - Dec 25, 2017 on Mondays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

We're serving a traditional turkey dinner for $28 w/ mashed potatoes, gravy, ham, yams, stuffing, green bean casserole and more! In additional, we'll also have pumpkin desserts and specialty cocktails- and our full dinner menu all day! (Sometimes ya just need a burger)

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Enjoy your specials days with family and leave the cooking and cleaning to us. Serving a full dinner menu until late w/ a few specialty entrees, cocktails and desserts.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Grab someone special and join us before the festivities for full dinner service and special items, including bubbly cocktails and seasonal, local favorites.

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Tarrant's Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (36)
Good for a Date (36)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
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Fun (27)
Special Occasion (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Business Meals (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Cozy (14)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Authentic (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Healthy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Great Beer (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Romantic (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined a day ago

We had the new mozzarella, tomatoe and basil appetizer. It was delicious.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great time. Great food.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We were running late for our reservation due to heavy traffic and had to leave by a certain time for a local show. We were seated immediately, served quickly.... The food was delicious! The atmosphere classic downtown/fan... and we loved it. We will return again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Really very good. Imaginative menu—lots of comfort food with a twist options. Best fried flgreen tomatoes ever. Excellent fish and chips!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

It was a fun dinner with friends! I took advantage of valet parking that added to a stress-free dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome menu!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I've been to Tarrants a number of times, but if this had been my first experience I might not be back. Five of us had to share one menu. The promised additional menus never came. Our fifth person had to sit in a chair at the end of a 4 person booth. She was constantly bumped into and having trays lifted over her head. The walkways aren't nearly wide enough to comfortably seat someone in. It was a very poor experience for her.
On the positive side, the food was good, as always, and a good value for the money.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Was under impressed by this restaurant. We were seated 30 minutes past our reservation time. There was no where to stand to wait for our table, the space was too crowded. The table we received was not truly big enough for 5 people. The service was extremely slow and getting our food was slow too.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Made reservations.... didn’t matter and still waited 30 minutes for a table. Drinks and food were good. This restaurant was a B- for a avg of $40 per person.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Hard to believe they can do such an exceptional job preparing the food with such a huge selection of choices, but they do.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food! Very friendly and professional staff. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Just completed the Richmond marathon and looked for a good meal to warm us up. This was a fantastic place to go. The food was fantastic, the atmosphere was ideal for a post race celebration, and the service was superb. We will be coming back soon and hope to request our server by name.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Participated in the VCU/Anthem 8k run. This was a well deserved treat for me and my running mates.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Definitely will not be making a return visit here. And trust me, it doesn’t make a difference if you make a reservation, you’re still going to wait forever. I was extremely disappointed in the service and by the overall experience; not sure what all the fuss is about, the food was mediocre at best. Unless you like waiting an hour to be seated (with a reservation), having your food come out wrong and your sides not even come out at all (and when you inform your waiter of your missing food, he says “oh did you still want that?”), don’t waste your time or money.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a great birthday dinner for my daughter who might atten VCU next year. Great location, good food, great service.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was my first time dinning with Tarrant. We were seated on time with our reservation, and the hostess was very polite and respectful. The waitress was the same and very informative and was able to make great recommendations for drinks and apps. The food was as good as its people there to say the least! We will be back as their menu is endless with great food to choose from. This is a must for all of people in Richmond to let their friends and family experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our server was outstanding and made great food and wine recommendations. Corvina dish was fantastic and she crab soup was also very good. Noise level was very loud. I felt like I had to yell. We were at the restaurant from 5:45-7:30 so go earlier for a quiet meal. Overall a very good experience.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Every time I have dined here, the food has been excellent. Their service is just a tad bit on the slow side. Waited an hour for food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent experience from start to finish. Food was amazing. Highly recommend for any occasion!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The chicken and waffles on special was fantastic! Highly recommend

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We are big fans of Tarrants. However, the last two times we have been there my husband, who loves fish and really would eat just about anything, was unhappy with the fish preparation. This is someone who is not the slightest bit particular, and this time he sent the mushy, tasteless fish back. Credit to Tarrants, they replaced it with a steak that was good but not what we would have expected from Tarrants.
The ambiance is lovely, the service was great, but for the price and the Tarrants reputation, I expected more. Too bad.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We visited for restaurant week, and the food was very good despite being full! The she crab soup is always worderful! So is the service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We both ordered the Restaurant Week menus and we were both disappointed. We have had lots of good meals rapt Tarrants, but , with the exception of my husband’s pumpkin cheesecake, everything was bland. We also mentioned to 2 staff members that we were cold due to come air blowing on our necks and no offer was made to move us or turn the temperature up.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Service and atmosphere was wonderful. Some of our food items were cold and subpar.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 24, 2017

No happy hour in restaurant, only at bar! Restaurant week, select menu, good food, noisy when full. Would return at some point.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent service, food prepared perfectly, proud to bring my out-of-town business clients/friends here. One companion remarked, this reminds me of a New York restaurant. Cheers!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent as always. Great place for brunch. Highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was my 4th time to Tarrant's Cafe and it has been exceptional every time.
Wide choice of food, to meet everyone's taste. Always delicious. Whether appetizers or entrees, the portions are large and easily shared between two people. Service is friendly and professional. Love the added history.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We celebrated our daughter's 29th birthday last Friday night. This was our first time eating at Tarrant's Cafe (group of 7). It was excellent in every way. The ambiance, wait staff (our server was excellent) and food selection was fabulous. We all enjoyed our meals tremendously. We look forward to our next dining experience at Tarant's Cafe.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Tarrant's is a lovely place in the heart of Richmond. The food and ambiance are great. We sat at the bar for a drink before going to our table and enjoyed talking with the bartenders. The dining area was very comfortable and was nice for two couples wanting to have a quiet evening. The food was very good. We did have one appetizer that was a little subpar, but nothing to ruin the experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal at Tarrant’s Cafe and would definitely go again!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was very good and our waitress Amber was top notch! I was a tad disappointed in the cabernet and also the fact that they use a mix for their whiskey sours. But, the food was good and I loved the atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 14, 2017

the food was very good (4.5 stars) but not worthy of outstanding (5 starts)
The service was OUTSANDING (5+ starts)!!! We will go back again because we were treated very well by everyone we came into contact with!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went for dinner before a concert. The food and staff were amazing. The ambiance there is perfect. We will be back !

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very reliable. We have dined here quite a few times. It is reliably good. Service, food, downtown vibe. This time was no exception. My only warning to a friend would be "don't go if you want a quiet, intimate conversation" cause it gets very "energetic". We'll be back again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This was our first time here in 6-8 months, and our experience was terrific! Food is very good, and the menu offers a first rate dinner, or various choices of casual dining. The crowd matches up nicely with that variety. Valet parking is a big plus, with entrance on Foushee, not Broad, currently.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The menu is great and the matches it. The service is exceptional. It is a little noisy. We will definitely go back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We really enjoyed our family gathering at Tarrants. The menu is huge, really huge... so no problem with everyone of all ages finding something they might want and at various price points. Everything I ordered and that I tried was delicious! The waiter was outstanding, our larger table was ready and waiting for us with our OpenTable reservation, and the atmosphere was welcoming. Would definitely go again and suggest to others.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We've been to Tarrant's a few times before and always had a good experience. Our visit for brunch in October 2017 was different. We're assuming our waiter was brand new- he didn't know what menu items were, how dishes were prepared, what initials on the beer list meant, etc. Someone in our party ordered coffee and it took 20 minutes for her to get the coffee after ordering and then he only offered a refill after another 30 minutes. The restaurant was not very busy so it wasn't that he was over-whelmed.
Our food was only so-so. We got juevos rancheros and it just wasn't very good. We go to brunch to get something we couldn't make at home and this was very basic.
Will go back for dinner sometime but probably not for brunch- and even then, hope that we don't get a brand new waiter.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have been to Tarrants 4 times and each time the food has been delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date
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