- 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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
She Crab Soup
shrimp, scallops, mozzarella and ricotta
Fried Green Tomatoes
red onion, horsey sauce, greens and chips
I made a reservation for Tarrants Restaurant at 1 West Broad St. online with Open Table , 1 week in advance, for a Valentine's Day dinner date with my girlfriend. When we arrived, Tarrants was closed,dark, and locked up, with no signs indicating why it was closed. Several other people arrived at the door and were dumbfounded that no notice was given that it was closed on a Sunday night, despite the reservations going through. We had to drive all over Richmond to find another restaurant for our Valentine's day date, very late at night.
I believe Tarrants Restaurant should be removed from the Open Table listing. My date and I are very angry about not being notified of the closure, and we will never make another reservation there. EVER!!! NO STARS!!
My companion and I had lunch and found our meals enjoyable. The menu offers a large variety of items, and the restaurant staff maintained a socially distanced setting.
Thanks for the great review, Mark! I'm so glad you had such a pleasant dining experience with us! We can't wait to have you back.
Our waitress was awesome. She was super sweet and attentive.
Thanks for the review, Paul! I'm so happy to hear your server was so attentive and amicable! We pride ourselves on hospitality.
Service was markedly better than last time we visited. It is one of our “go to” lunch places. Service was much improved & it made for a nice time!
Thanks for the wonderful review, Linda! Happy to hear the service was so hospitable!
I always love going to Tarant's Cafe! I particularly love the architecture and history behind the building. My girlfriend's filet mignon was cooked as expected. I had to have a few bites myself! My blackened rockfish was a bit spicy but very good...cooked wondrrfully.
Thanks for the wonderful review, Len! I'm so glad you and your girlfriend had such a wonderful dining experience with us! The blackened seasoning is definitely kind of spicy! I love it though.
great waitress terrible food! we did not enjoy it at all.
My steak and my husbands steak were under cooked, and then returned as if they were microwaved- made them over cooked And chewy, not edible. Staff was awesome about it and offered a round of free drinks. Will come back but probably won’t ever order steak again
Great Birthday dinner
So glad you had such a great birthday!
Always a good city place to go. Service was very good, food delicious, and atmosphere perfect, even during a COVID period. We will be back.
Thanks for the awesome review, Needa! We pride ourselves on good food and good service! Can't wait to have you back!
Excellent restaurant. Food amazing. I had the scallops and risotto and my daughter the Rockfish-outstanding. The garlic bread in oil amazing. The appetizers Flatbread also Excellent. Great service as well
Thanks for the amazing review, Karen! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time with us. I'll be sure to let Becca know how great she's doing!
Really delicious fried green tomatoes grilled cheese sandwich and crab and spinach appetizer
I love our fried green tomatoes too, Lynette!
Great date night spot. Staff was so nice and welcoming. This is a perfect Richmond experience spot!
Thanks for the wonderful review! I'm so glad you had such a great date night with us!
Mediocre food. Was cold inside even in coats.
Love Tarrant's! Each time has been wonderful. Especially happy with the way they are adhering to COVID19 procedures. Thank you for another great dining experience In a difficult time.
Love everything about this restaurant: sophisticated atmosphere, nice variety on the menu, good service!
Thanks for the wonderful review, Elle! I love how many options we offer. One of my favorite menus! The friendly, efficient service makes the restaurant even better!
Great local spot, with good service and always stellar food!
Thanks for the awesome review! We pride ourselves on good food and good service!
Great social distancing and nice meal. Took awhile for mains to come out- but service was friendly.
Thanks for the review, Maracaibo! I'm so glad the service was so amicable. We pride ourselves on good hospitality!
This ha been a favorite dinner spot for a long time. We had a post- Christmas family dinner here on Saturday and it was delightful!
Thanks for the amazing review, Cindy! I'm glad you and your family had such a great time with us and we hope to see you again soon!
Food and staff was excellent but was disappointed over the lack of Christmas ambience.
I'm so glad you had a great time with us! Due to limited funds this year, we were unable to do as much as we usually do. Hopefully next year things will be different!
We always enjoy brunch at Tarrants!
Thanks for the great review! I love brunch too!
No wait whatsoever after scheduling online. All employees were very professional. Not a long wait for food. Didn’t have to look for server if we needed anything. As usual, the food was great.
My husband and I enjoyed a perfect Thanksgiving dinner at Tarrant's Café this week. The restaurant is beautiful and Hannah our server was a joy. I had a traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, stuffing, gravy, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole and cranberry relish. My husband chose a seafood combination. For dessert we shared an outstanding cranberry/banana bread pudding. We were both immeasurably pleased with our choices. In addition to the delicious food, I was impressed by the restaurant's careful COVID-19 precautions: distancing, disinfecting and all staff being properly masked. My husband and I plan to return to Tarrant's Café soon!
Hey Barb, thanks for the awesome review! I'm so glad you had such a great Thanksgiving with us and that our COVID precautions made you feel comfortable. We can't wait to have you back!
Wonderful evening and meal. Covid spacing took the worry out of indoor dining and we were never concerned that we were in harm's way. Excellent service from a waiter whose first concern was our service. Drinks were prompt and accurate, as were our appetizers and dinner selections. What a pleasure it was dining at Tarrant's Cafe. We'll be back!
Thanks for the amazing review, Jack! I'm so glad you felt so comfortable and had such a pleasant dining experience with us! I'll be sure to let our staff know to keep up the great work!
Great spot... delicious food... great service!
Thanks for the great review! We pride ourselves on good food and good hospitality. Glad you received both!
Great lunch time visit
Thanks for the review! I love our lunch entrees. Yuuuummyy!
Wonderful evening - perfect place to celebrate our 7th Wedding Anniversary. Great food, cheerful staff, snd great service.
Thanks for the wonderful review, Harley! I'm so happy you had a pleasant anniversary with us! I'll be sure to let our staff know to keep up the great work.
I keep trying to like this restaurant, but the food quality gets worse with every visit.
I'm so sorry for your terrible experiences. I'm so sorry the food is consistently bad. We pride ourselves on hospitality. We missed the mark terribly. We'd love to extend a gift card to you to see our improvements. To what email address could I send it to? Again, if there's anything else you could think of that needs to come to my attention, please let me know.
Excellent food and service!
Thanks for the great review! We pride our self on good hospitality and good food. Glad you received both!
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.
Thanks for the wonderful review! I'm so happy to hear your first experience with us was so enjoyable! I'll be sure to let Becca know to continue the great work!
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!
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 4.4 stars by 2690 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.