Tarrant's West

4.3
573 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Located in the West End, near Innsbrook and Short Pump, Tarrant’s West boasts from scratch soup, salads, pizza, subs, seafood, steaks, and an extensive wine, craft beer and craft cocktail list. Unique specials and seafood entrees. Beautiful decor. Patio and Sunroom.

From dine-in, to delivery and pick-up services, Tarrant’s West has something for everyone, 364 days a year, we’re open from lunch until late night.

The private dining area, and outside seating are favorite features of locals and travelers alike.

Great service.

Free valet parking evenings and Sunday brunch.

An RVA Hospitality Restaurant. Locally Owned. Woman Owned.
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Specials

4x6 Happy Hour

4x6 Happy Hour: $4-6 food and great drink specials from 4-6pm weekdays at the bar.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 5, 2018

Ends: December 6, 2117

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

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service, enjoyable eating environment......had appetizer and salad or would have still been hungry

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CK
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time at Tarrant’s, but won’t be my last. Good and service excellent.

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k
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love going to Tarrants West. Service is always friendly. Food is always delicious. Happy Hour is a great deal!

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NL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went for Mother's Day brunch. It was good food, the staff was working their hardest, and the noise level was not bad. It was crowded but again it was Mother's Day.

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J
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The selection for what was billed as a holiday brunch was decent, although not overly impressive. Some of the dishes were good, others- like the pancakes or mashed potatoes- were cold or tasted like something was mixed in that did not belong. Seating is very crowded, handicapped parking very limited, noise levels high- not energetic, but loud- and the food was just not worth the drive from the southside. If I'm going to pay that price, I'll go to the Jefferson

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DF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Way overpriced for quality of food. Staff was nice.

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V
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always excellent. Great atmosphere. Hostess very accommodating .

We go here for every special occasion .

Love this place

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JK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Took my wife to Tarrant's West for a birthday dinner. The springtime weather was perfect for enjoying dinner on the patio. Our service was tremendous -- warm, friendly, and attentive. I can't recommend this restaurant, however, because the food was just mediocre. That was especially disappointing given the price point for the entrees. So, if you're meeting friends for drinks and appetizers this might be an okay choice but I would look elsewhere for eating dinner.

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KA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mushroom risotto is amazing and so are the bacon brussel sprouts! Also, we had fantastic service. A great experience overall.

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

Always a great venue! Varied menu, tasty food! Pleasant atmosphere.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is an awesome place to eat great food we eat here every time we visit Richmond

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

First time here, but definitely won't be the last.
We ordered two appetizers to share and then four separate meals. Everything was delicious.

I had the pear & goat cheese salad and it was so fresh and flavorful. The service was also top rate with even the hostess stopped by to check that we had everything we needed. We did!

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m
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went to Restaurant Week there and omg it was so much food for $29.15! I have my lunch and dessert for tmrw. Enjoyed myself.

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CL
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We love Tarrant’s and always pick this restaurant for Restaurant Week. Our choice to sit is on the patio, but if you want happy hour (as a lot of restaurants are doing) you need to sit in the bar area. Makes no sense. The food and service was excellent. We were sat in the main dining room and before dessert we were surrounded by people enough for them to participate in our conversations. Overall, the food/service will make us coming back for more.

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DP
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great lunch, service was wonderful -she allowed us to talk but never intruded, but made sure we always had what we needed.

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LV
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was better than excellent. Really wonderful rep for your restaurant. Thank you.

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k
Richmond
110 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I like the regular menu. But it was a buffet menu for Easter Sunday. We didn’t think to look it over first. The food was cold. Even the eggs and waffles. Since it was a Sunday buffet they could have at least made the waffles and or eggs fresh to order in the kitchen. The food should have been hot on the buffet. The server was pleasant.

Tarrant's West
Responded on April 28, 2019

Hi knitone, I am very sorry to hear about this cold buffet. I wish management could have stepped in to correct this issue- this is not up to our quality. Thank you so much for your review. Liz

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NW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

the service was great, the food was okay (the salmon was dry, the crab stuffed tilapia was just a layer of crab meat stuffing and filet of tilapia laid on top, the bacon was very under cooked). but for the cost of the brunch i really expected more from the food and the variety offered. I was very disappointed by the experience and i am not sure if i will be returning. Especially for a brunch.

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

This was your Easter Brunch and we always enjoy it. It was as always delicious. The service was awesome and we’ll continue to go for the specialty meals. The only reason the price was a little high for us was because we’re vegetarians and we mainly don’t feel as though we got our money’s worth...

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KM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always a pleasant experience at Tarrant's West. During buffets seating is a bit crammed. Also would like if one complimentary alcohol beverage was included in the price.

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

Very nice local restaurant. Best to make a reservation. Service was good and the waiter did not hover but was responsive when we had a question.

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d
Richmond
324 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday dinner there for my husband. Everything was very good from the she crab soup to every sandwich. The dessert was excellent.

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PK
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our evening. However, we were placed at a table that was close to a corner where we felt very crowded. We had reservations so I would expect you would place walk-ins at a table such as that instead of those who had reservations.

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BA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Too expensive for the quality - food was mediocre. Our waitress Hannah gave us excellent service though.

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GA
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I ordered from the nightly specials portion of the menu. The watermelon salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing was good but not great; it is a bit early for good-tasting watermelon. For my entrée, I had the flounder stuffed with crabmeat. It was very good. The bread was very good as well. I did not have dessert.

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MH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our meal of about 8 different dishes very much. A Thursday evening. Very good service. My only feedback suggesting a need for change: the mashed potatoes that accompanied the ribs. They truly tasted like bland, engineered potato flakes. Not worthy of a restaurant with otherwise great food. If mashed potatoes are offered, they should be salted, made with 1/2 and 1/2 or cream and butter. Just my two cents. I could not even eat them and mashed potatoes are one of my favorite foods. Really liked the decor, the feel of the place and the very generous selection of menu items. Thanks for listening.

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TW
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

This was my first time visiting this restaurant and I will not be returning. I am a seafood lover, so when I ordered the crab soup and it came out like a thick gravy, with specs of crab, I was very disappointed. I also ordered the seafood dish with fried Tilapia, crab cake, and shrimp. The Tilapia was softly fried and very thin and small pieces. The crab cake was ok, but not great. It was breaded and didn't have the lump crab experience as expected. Shrimp and scallops came with the meal. I asked for extra shrimp in place of the scallops. I received 4 shrimp in total that looked like they were fried the day before and heated up. I guess I was going to get two shrimp and two scallops? None of my food was hot and fresh in taste. For desert, I ordered the triple berry cobbler. My friend's came out nice and hot with steam coming from the berries, ice cream in tact. My desert came out, lukewarm and swarming with berries to the point that it consumed my crust and ice cream within minutes. I was left with a blob of blue berries and it was very disappointing. Not sure how we ordered the same desert and they came out so different.

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OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had friends from out of town and we took them and had a thoroughly enjoyable dinner!

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H
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Continues to be one of my favorites for a business lunch.

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FD
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a table for 4 on a Tuesday evening. A party of 8-12 in the dining room and a private party in the bar area limited our seating options, so we chose a table near the kitchen (can you imagine?) as the best option available. The choice was a good one. Our server was absolutely excellent; the food was superb as usual; and, the noise level varied from acceptable (able to hear each other at our table) to a little energetic, but still ok. With a perfectly-mixed martini or two before our meal, the to-die-for she crab soup, a smorgasbord of fresh, nicely prepared and beautifully presented dishes for our meal and a delectable apple/ice cream dessert, we were well satiated. We enjoyed an extended meal experience in a lovely casual environment with adequate, no hassle parking available. Location is a huge plus! Tarrants' West is a favorite and we will indeed be returning again and again.

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KZ
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

It started out well, we ordered our dinner the food was excellent . However when we placed an order to go it took an hour for the food to come .

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FF
Washington DC
148 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We stopped at Tarrant’s on our way home from the outer banks and had to go a fair distance out of our way to get there, but having dined with them before, we knew it would be worth the trip. To be honest, while the dinner was great, my singular motivation for going was the triple berry cobbler which is an incredible mixture of flavors! My wife’s scallops were cooked perfectly and my penne pasta was very tasty. If you are in the Richmond area, go out of your way to dine here. The staff is very friendly and the food is fantastic!

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m
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We were at Tarrant‘s West about a month ago and I got the filet mignon dinner. It was outstanding, so we decided to go again to celebrate our anniversary. I ordered the same exact meal and it just wasn’t very good. The fillet had some kind of tomato sauce on it that changed the whole flavor. The vegetables are over cooked and had too much oil on them. And the noise level was very high since so many people are seated too close together. I really didn’t enjoy the dinner this time and can only give it 3 stars.

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

Food and service were excellent. We will definitely go there again

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

This was my first time come here, The services was out standing , The food was really good. I was told by a coworker about you'll. I will be back to try a mix drink next time and dinner also . Thanks again

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D
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a girl’s night and we enjoyed our meal at the restaurant. The appetizer’s were a big hit with the ladies as well as the drinks. The only bad part is one of my friends had trouble parking. I view that as one of the big issues with this restaurant, so I take that into consideration when making plans to eat there.

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AP
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Tarrant's West is one of my go-to spots b/c it's always good and it's not Short Pump. This visit was on a Wednesday night and it was fairly empty. I waited at the bar for my date and waited a surprisingly long time for service considering how empty it was. Note to self: if I want to be able to hear my date, don't choose the patio. These are minor gripes. The food is great. I recommend it.

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LG
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. Waited 15 minutes at the bar for a drink, no bartender in sight. Finally 1 arrived, ordered a cabernet, he came back 5 minutes later and asked what i wanted, told him again and then another person came by with the wine asking who ordered the cabernet. I was with a client and this was a joke.

Dinner service was awful and the food was marginal. Never again.

Tarrant's West
Responded on March 24, 2019

Hi Louis, I apologize for the terrible service. That is too long to wait for a drink. As the owner, I am working with management to improve service skills. We have nightly meetings, as well as week and monthly, to review issues. Thank you for bringing this up- I will relay it to my team. I hope you can visit again and see our improvements thanks to your review. Liz

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C
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our lunch and the service was great. le

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CW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food is always good and the only reason we keep going back. The service is always lousy! We either get our meals one at a time (meaning we sit and wait for all to me served and meals get cold) or they just don’t get it right.

Tarrant's West
Responded on March 19, 2019

Hi Cindy, I am very sorry to hear that the service is always lousy - we take time to train our staff, have meetings every shift and weekly to ensure management and staff are working well. But, I am sorry it seems service has been not getting it right. I have been working with management and up-training to ensure service is timely. I hope you can visit us again and see our improvements.

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