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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!
Richmond, VA 23220
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Join us for First Friday's Art Walk every First Friday w/ magic and art and more!
Parkway Parking in between Foushee and 1st Street. Go in the second entrance located on East Grace St. Also, FREE valet parking.
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
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For parties of more than 6, please call the restaurant to make a reservation.
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Tarrant's Cafe Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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