Tarrant's West

4.3
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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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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Birthday celebration for my boyfriend.

Tarrant's West
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the great review, Monique! We pride our self on good food and good service. We hope to see you again soon, Alicia, Office Manager

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LM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a birthday dinner there. Awesome me food, atmosphere and our waiter was amazing! Will be returning for sure.

Tarrant's West
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the fantastic review, Lisa! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. I'll be sure to let the staff know to keep up the great work! We can't wait to have you back! Alicia, Office Manager

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MH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had an old fashioned to start which was one of the worst in the last several restaurants attended; bitters and bourbon were average at best. She had the special cabernet sauvignon which was mediocre. I got the tuna and my wife the mahi mahi for our main dish. Portion sizes were small so no leftovers! Fish tasted frozen and was, once again, just average. we had not been here since an anniversary meal about 3 years ago which was much better. Wait staff were slow in every regard.

Tarrant's West
Responded 2 days ago

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us, Marc. From your previous experience with us, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. From your drinks, the taste of your meal, to the service- it's all very embarrassing. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thanks Alicia, Office Manager

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My food was very good but my wife’s bowl with chicken in it was below par; we very much like the restaurant but most of all we love our server Blaze ; she is warm and friendly and very helpful on the menu and makes us feel at home and special ; several of our friends also feel that way about her; you need more of her type; we love her and always want to be in her section when we come

Tarrant's West
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review! I'll be sure to let Blaze know to keep up the great work! See you again soon, Alicia, Office Manager

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KB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent service, food. My go to restaurant in the West End.

Tarrant's West
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for the great review, Karen! Firstly, thank you for your loyalty! I'm so glad we're your go to restaurant. We pride our self on good food and good service! Can't wait to have you back. Thanks, Alicia, Office Manager

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C
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food came out warm after waiting for awhile, our waitress was nice but didn’t bring out our wine order. Never got it. Disappointed with the experience

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 14, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us, Cliff. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. From the wait for your food to your wine never coming- it's embarrassing. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thank you, Alicia, Office Manager

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DD
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I enjoyed dinner and the service was good.
It was a little noisy...

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thanks for the review, Don. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We pride our self on great food and great service! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager

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OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. We’ve had better servers. But overall it was a good dining experience.

Tarrant's West
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the feedback. I'm sorry to hear your server was subpar. If you've read some of our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your food. I love our food and there's so much to choose from. Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager

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KP
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I enjoyed the atmosphere as we sat in the sun room. I was sadly disappointed along with the rest of my party with the quality of food. We were a table of five and three of us ordered swordfish which was not enjoyable. Beet salad was mediocre and blackened tuna not great. We did enjoy the buffalo cauliflower. That was the best dish of the evening. We had high hopes as this was a first trip to the this restaurant but it will be the last.

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 13, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us, Kimberly. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. Our executive chef is working extremely hard with the back of house staff, retraining them on how to properly prepare and cook our dishes. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thanks Alicia, Office Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I chose Tarrant’s West to celebrate my birthday with a few close friends. Enjoyed everything about Tarrant’s except our waiter. I believe he may have been having a bad night and he didn’t seem to enthusiastic to serve us. Everyone in my party noticed it to the point we wanted to ask for someone else. But the type of women that we are we chose to engage with him... see how he was doing and how his night was going. It was just awkward we seemed to have Annie home anytime we asked for anything... glass of water, extra straws for our drinks, etc.

Tarrant's West
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. We truly appreciate it. I'm so sorry to hear your server was having such an off night. If you've read our other reviews, you know this is not our norm. I am so sorry about this and hope that this does not stop you from dining with us in the future. I am glad to hear you enjoyed everything else. We pride our self on good food and plenty of it. We hope to see you again soon, Alicia, Office Manager

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M
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tarrant's West has become my RIC West end 'go to' restaurant, especially for business lunches. It's conveniently located, has great food and very attentive service. Both managers, Kyle and Nick, stopped by our table to check on things during our luncheon meeting. Expansive menu with a myriad of wonderful choices for both lunch and dinner.

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you for the great review, Mota! I'm so happy you had such a wonderful dining experience with us! We pride our self on good food and good service. I love our huge menu too. It's literally something for every one! I'll be sure to let Kyle and Nick know they're doing a great job! Thanks, Alicia, Office Manager

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, food was great. Service was great.

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review! We pride our self on good food and good service! We hope to see you again in the new year, Alicia, Office Manager

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n
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Overpriced for mediocre food. Fish tacos were subpar. Salad was just ok (for >10$). Just not worth the money.

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 7, 2020

I'm so sorry for your experience with us. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that that mediocre food is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thanks Alicia, Office Manager

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PT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I just was very disappointed with the quality of the food. I was expecting better, based on the always crowded parking lot! Not the worst...but pretty mediocre. Sorry...

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 7, 2020

I'm sorry for your experience with us, Patricia. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thanks Alicia, Office Manager

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L
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always wonderful here! Everything was perfect.

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thanks for the great review, Leslie! Thanks for the continued loyalty! It's very appreciated, I'm glad you enjoyed the food and we can't wait for you to come back! Alicia, Office Manager

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l
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was excellent. She was so very attentive and was able to juggle two tables of 14 well. It took a while to get our food that is to be expected on New Year's Eve. All food came out at the same time and I think everybody was pleased with their meal.

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thanks for the amazing review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal that your server was so amazing! I'll be sure to let them all know to keep up the great work! Hope to see you again in the new year, Alicia, Office Manager

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HR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was ok and I probably would have been mad had we not been using a gift card.

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 7, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us, Holly, If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this "ok" not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thanks Alicia, Office Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

FR
Richmond
68 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tarrant's West is a solid choice for a nice meal with friends or family, in a pleasant atmosphere, with good selections of wine, beer and drinks. There are too many choices, so be sure to try something new each time. It's all good.

Tarrant's West
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thanks for the amazing review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I love our big menu. Truly something for everyone! See you again in the new year, Alicia, Office Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!!

Tarrant's West
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thanks for the great review! Happy New Year!

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OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic for brunch. Highly recommend!

Tarrant's West
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thanks for the great review! I love our brunch too! Happy New Year Alicia, Office Manager

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RZ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was my third visit to Tarrants West and the food is consistently excellent.

Tarrant's West
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review, Robin! Firstly, thank you for your continued loyalty. We truly appreciate you! I'm so glad you had another great dining experience with us. Happy New Year!

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D
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was good. Food was even better. We enjoyed seating 8 of us at a round table. It was easy to see and talk to everybody.

Tarrant's West
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thanks for the amazing review, Dicky! I'm so glad you and your guests had such a wonderful dining experience with us. I'll be sure to let our staff know to keep up the great work! Thanks, Alicia, Office Manager

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OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Realize that it is the holidays and the staff is overworked, but one of our meals was cold, didn’t get our total order and they were out of an an item but originally left it on the bill. It was all worked out, but not our usual experience!

Tarrant's West
Responded on December 26, 2019

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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p
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We had reservations on Christmas Eve - the restaurant had obviously overbooked and was low on staff. After 30 minutes of being seated, we still had not received our drinks and had not placed our order so we got up and left. We shared with the hostess our disappointment and frustration. Is it really all about money?!? Sad, but very thankful that Tony's Restaurant was open and we walked in, got seated, and received great service!!

Tarrant's West
Responded on December 31, 2019

I'm sorry to hear about your terrible experience with us. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. Christmas Eve does get quite busy and it definitely sounds like we were understaffed and I am so embarrassed by that. I would love to offer you a dinner on me so we can show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thanks Alicia, Office Manager

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JB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Relatives getting together on Christmas Eve

VM
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was good. Service was terrible which was quite unusual.

Tarrant's West
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thanks for the feedback, Vicki. I'm so sorry to hear that the service was terrible. Knowing us from previous experiences, you know this is totally non representative of us. It sounds like we had a pretty off night. I do hope you can forgive this unfortunate happening. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your meal however. Thank you for your continued loyalty. Liz, Owner

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OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday celebration

AD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed an excellent meal and outstanding, friendly service from Shanese (sp?). The strawberry shortcake waffle was yummy and would have served the four of us. I might have it as an entree next time.

Tarrant's West
Responded on December 24, 2019

Thanks for the amazing review, Anna! The Strawberry Shortcake Waffle is delicious! Great choice. I'll let Shaniece know to keep up the great work. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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MG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The place was very nice. Our waitress was upbeat and was aware it was my birthday. She was fantastic. The meal was poor at best. We have dined here before for lunch and was excellent. However on this occasion I choice the filet mignon and my daughter and wife choice the surf and turf which had a tenderloin steak. I think our waitress could tell by my plate at the end I was not pleases. I had more fat and gristle that good meat. All 3 were tuff at best. I tried a bite of my daughters steak and it was same as my filet mignon. All 3 were thin and long. A good filet should be somewhat round and thick. All 3 steaks looked the same and were full of gristle. Since it was my birthday, a chocolate desert I was brought to our table. I am allergic to chocolate. It was brownie that was burned and could not even be cut with a knife. My wife and daughter tried to eat some but only took some of the ice cream since brownie was not edible. So we were deeply disappointed.

AB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I would normally recommend Tarrant's to anyone EXCEPT during the Holiday weeks. The noise level was quite loud which I certainly understand with all the Holiday parties that were there. But out server must have been assigned to so many tables that she was definitely not attentive. We had to flag her down to get our water refilled and to order an additional bottle of wine. She seemed very rushed and never checked to see if we needed anything. This was a birthday also, which I had noted on the reservation, but that was never acknowledged by anyone. We love coming there but will never plan to be there during the Holiday rush.

Tarrant's West
Responded on December 24, 2019

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us. If you've read our other reviews as well as your having previous dining experiences with us, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. This time of year is extremely busy for us and even with adequate staffing, we can never anticipate the flow of the restaurant. We appreciate your continued loyalty with us and hope that we will see you again soon in the new year! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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ST
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great staff. Wonderful ambiance. Delicious bloody Marys. Everyone enjoyed their food, but my swordfish was a bit dry. I will go back and just order a different entree.

Tarrant's West
Responded on December 24, 2019

Thanks for the review, Susan. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your swordfish. Our executive chef is working hard with our kitchen staff to ensure that dishes are being prepared and served correctly. We're obviously still missing the mark, but we are trying. I am glad to hear the staff was hospitable and you enjoyed the bloody mary cart! We hope you come back soon, Liz, Owners

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KH
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Brunch around!

Tarrant's West
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thanks for the great review, Ken! We can't wait for you to come back! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent but the service was slow and they were not busy

Tarrant's West
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thanks for the feedback. I'm sorry to hear your service was slow. If you've read some our other reviews, you can see our service is usually fantastic. I'm glad that you did enjoy your meal, however. I do hope that'll you give us another chance to show you how truly great our service can be. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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d
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had reservation, but table not satisfactory. Waited at bar for 30 minutes. Comped us an appetizer Food OK, but not outstanding.
Overall, just OK.

Tarrant's West
Responded on December 10, 2019

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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RS
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for an early dinner before seeing Hamilton. Our waitress was very sweet. Our orders came out promptly and they were delicious! Always a bit noisy In Tarrant’s but the food and service is worth it.

Tarrant's West
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thanks for the wonderful review, Ruth! Firstly, thank you for your continued loyalty. We appreciate it immensely. I'm glad your meal and service were so great! We can't wait to have you again. Liz, Owner

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T
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

1. I had a reservation for 6 and we were squeezed into a booth, we moved to a table
2. The appetizers were very small portions for the price.
3. One of the fish taco dishes we ordered was brought out under cooked, glossy fish, no thank you, it was brought back out, did not look any better

However, the decor and environment is very nice at your restaurant. I had brought my team there for our Holiday Lunch and we did leave a bit disappointed in the food mostly.

Tarrant's West
Responded on December 10, 2019

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm. From the food to the space- I'm truly so sorry. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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KK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place

Tarrant's West
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thanks for the amazing review, Kathy! We can't wait to have you again. Liz, Owner

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KK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best choice we made was to come to Tarrants West for Thanksgiving. We will definitely be back soon.

Tarrant's West
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time with us for the holiday. I'm also so happy that your service was so amazing. See you next year! Liz, Owner

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving