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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Running our full menu all day w/ an optional pre-fix, three course "Lover's Menu" from the weekend before V-day to he weekend after. Space Limited.

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Tarrant's Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Special Occasion (38)
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Casual (38)
Pre/post Theatre (36)
Fun (33)
Great for Lunch (33)
Comfort Food (32)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Cozy (28)
Great for Brunch (27)
Good for Groups (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Worth the Drive (23)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Business Meals (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Hot Spot (13)
Seasonal (12)
Authentic (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Romantic (10)
Great Beer (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
People Watching (7)
Healthy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

It started out great with our server being able to share thoughts and opinions on the menu. But after ordering the service plummeted. A pet peeve of mine is when people seated after you (10-15 min) receive their food before you do. We asked our server to check on it and eventually received it. It was not hot and so I’m guessing it was just sitting somewhere. No acknowledgement of the oversight- and as it was so crowded we did not want to disturb our fellow diners with our disappointment. We ordered tea but they didn’t bring a teacup - we had to ask twice and received it 10 min later. I’m really surprised because it seemed like they had systems to turn tables fast. If you go, you may have to stay on your server to get your meal.

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·Dined 2 days ago

This place was fun great service and food. Our waiter was friendly and very informative. We had a great time and we will recommend this place to our family and friends. We will visit soon.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Our waitress was delightful and attentive, and, as always, the food was spectacular. Ordered the lasagna, which was done to perfection. Cannot wait to go back.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was overpriced but decent food

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Another great dinner experience. Great food, outstanding service. Whole family enjoyed the experience.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Tarrant’s was recommended to me by a friend for a great place for lunch before the theatre. It didn’t disappoint. Making reservations online was extremely easy and I received a reminder the day before. Our group was seated immediately and service was prompt. The hardest part was deciding what to have from the very enticing and extensive menu! It was a bit crowded and noisy but that didn’t detract from our experience. I would definitely eat there again. Thanks!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We dine here fairly often and are never disappointed. The food is always good and pricing is reasonable. Service never let’s us down and the valet parking service is a plus as downtown parking is tough to find. We will be back again soon and highly recommend Tarrant’s.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were very disappointed in our visit. The meal took almost an hour to get to our table and by that time, it was mediocre at best.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great place, the wait staff was overwhelmed due to NYE so we will give them a pass on the poor service.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for a New Years Eve dinner date. As we were both leaving we both mentioned how we felt rushed so that the restaurant could sit more people. We didn't want to order our main course meals until our appetizer came out so we could enjoy that before our dinner was rushed. But we were told that we couldn't do that.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had reservations on New Year's Eve for 6:45 and walked right in and we were seated. Waitress was great; food was delicious and absolutely wonderful. We have never been disappointed with Tarrant's! Love this place!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food & service, unique ambience, valet service

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food is incredible, the service ous always great, and the breakfast rolls are amazing.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had to wait for a table while others without reservations were seated.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Tarrant's is my favorite restaurant! I've celebrated birthdays there and I go just because the food is awesome!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I love Tarrant’s. Our server was extremely accommodating and pleasent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Casual, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 2017

15-20 minutes wait despite making reservations! Walk-ins went ahead of us while we waited for a table. Won’t waste my time again

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 28, 2017

They lost our order so it took forever. Usually good experiences here though.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 26, 2017

On a very busy night, the staff did very well, food did take a long time to get served but it was busy. The food was excellent when we did get it. Server was friendly and knowledgable.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Tarrant’s always exceeds our expectations! I’ve become somewhat addicted to their She Crab Soup and the sweet glazed pastries they give you (if you’re there for brunch).

Located in what once was an original pharmacy from early Richmond, Tarrant’s provides a uniquely warm environment that is perfect for a family meal or a date.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

No need to make reservations. End with reservations we waited over 20 minutes for a table for 2. Alcoholic drinks were subpar as they did not taste anything like the menu described. After our appetizers, we noticed other tables got bread, we did not. Some items were under cooked (scallops risotto and calamari) and everything seemed a bit bland for our taste. Doesn’t seem like the best of neighborhoods, as a homeless drunk man was helped into an ambulance. Drove over 50 miles to try this “special” spot. Not worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

TGreat menu with lots of options! Everything we got was great! Service was superb! Atmosphere is really cool and trendy without being stuffy! Feels like you're in New York!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Delicious food, we always love Tarrants. The large menu always makes it easy to bring anyone with us. Unfortunately the Saturday before Christmas was one crazy, busy night for the restaurant and it took us over an hour from when we ordered our entrée to receiving our food. Our sweet waitress was constantly moving from table to table but we had to ask constantly for water refills, new drinks, etc. Would not deter us from returning, just made for a long meal after drinks, appetizers and then waiting to eat. Overall, recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

The service could have been better. It was a busy night, and our waitress seemed to have too many tables to devote attention to us. Also, the paper table cloths on top of the linen table cloths need to go.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Good service. Food was OK. Entrees are priced too high for what you get. Better off going with the lower priced reubens and sandwiches and skip the entrees.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 20, 2017

My 10yr old granddaughter said the peel/eat shrimp appetizer was the best EVER!!! My 7yr granddaughter tried it for first time and LOVED it! I did too, don’t change a thing we’ll be back for it!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We were there at 1245 for a 2 pm show. Did not get food til 1:40 and some of it never arrived but still got charged. Mgr offered $15 gift card, which we appreciated. He said to allow 1:45-2 hrs on theater days. Been there many times. This time they were overwhelmed

Tags: Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Bad experience. We were told they had valet. That was not the case when we arrived. Reservation was for 12:30 on a Wednesday afternoon and we arrived on time. Seated right away and gave drink and food order right away. 1 full hour later and food had still not arrived. Waitress was very sweet and kept checking. The table behind us was not as lucky and their waitress was rude and kept saying the kitchen was out of her control. Eventually we had to leave without even eating or ever seeing any food because we were going to be late to our next appointment. Will not return.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The She Crab soup was incredibly disappointing as we're the fried oysters. Ahi Tuna was good.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 18, 2017

My husband and I ate here after seeing the Richmond Ballet's Nutcracker performance recently. We like the variety of food and the atmosphere. Our server was friendly and helpful, but it take a fairly long time to get our meals which were good. Apparently there was a group of 20 that had to be served before us. It won't keep us from returning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The meal could have been better. Waiter was good but a delay in our meal; also a mix up with meal. But we will continue to dine here. Mistakes do happen!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Tarrant’s Cafe. The menu has a wide variety of things that will make everyone in your party happy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 17, 2017

My sister and I come from out of town each year for our Xmas or New Year's brunch. We love Tarrant's! Love the wonderful food and the historic building. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Everything was great. My husband’s sweet potato fries came out cold, but his salmon was hot. They took the fries back and brought him new hot ones that were delicious and also gave us each free dessert to make up for it. They went above and beyond, in my opinion and we were very happy

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellet food...excellent wait staff...chocolate brownie with ice cream the best...customer friendly staff...valet parking makes it easy...one of our favorite restauants in Richmond...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

It was extremely crowded and even though I reserved a table through open table that wasn't really paid attention to. They actually had to give me cream for my coffee in a condiment cup - no cream urns available, but our waiter was inventive and good, but the food - three salads and something cooked took a very long time to come out, I think they were overwhelmed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The soup was cool enough that a skim had formed on top. Mashed potatoes were too salty to eat. Fish tabo was cold and had virtually no fish in it.. Have been a long time fan, but this was very disappointing.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

went before the Richmond Ballet The Nutcracker, made reservations and was seated immediately. The server was superb, the food excellent served very hot from the kitchen. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and plan on going back again. There were four in my party and we all loved it!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Fun, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Simply outstanding. Our waitress, Maria, was wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always delicious! The she crab soup never disappoints. Server was super friendly and gave us a hot brownie dessert for our birthday. They also held my left overs for me while I went to a show since I had used the free valet parking. Great spot to grab dinner before a show and November Theater.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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