Tarrant's West

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$30 and under
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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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LR
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a happy discovery in Richmond's west end. Sunday brunch - so many tempting foods but I chose the crab cake Benedict and it was was so yummy. The lunch and dinner menu offerings look so good, also. We will be back to try those. The decor is welcoming and the ceiling sound baffles effectively mute conversations so the noise level is tolerable. Our server was friendly, attentive and pleasant.

SC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue for a birthday lunch or dinner. Staff is great and attentive.

Tarrant's West
Responded 7 days ago

Hey Shanee, Thanks for the awesome review! Our staff is such a hospitable bunch, right? I'll tell them to keep up the great work. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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D
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We elected to visit Tarrant's at 5:30 before the evening crowd and it was a definite good decision. The place was relatively quiet and the server was attentive without being bothersome. The food was delicious and sufficient. We will return.

Tarrant's West
Responded on October 11, 2019

Hey Dave, Thanks for the awesome review! We pride ourselves on great food and great service. I'm so glad you experienced it! I'll be sure to let our staff know what a great job they're doing. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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d
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Waitress was not very attentive. Meal that was described to be “grilled” was actually pan-fried with a batter. Water was never re-filled even though we ordered appetizers, entree and dessert.

Tarrant's West
Responded on October 7, 2019

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. I'm so sorry to hear of your poor experience with us. It's embarrassing to hear about the type of service you received as well as your food not being what you thought. It is not our norm if you take at our other reviews. Could you tell what meal you had? I'd like to get to the bottom of that. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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L
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend to dinner to celebrate a birthday. Fabulous complimentary birthday dessert!

Tarrant's West
Responded on October 11, 2019

Hey Lori, Thanks for the great review! So glad you and your friend enjoyed your dining experience with us! Birthdays are so special, we're happy to make them even more special. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

server took two plates off table while two of my guests were still eating , a real no no!
i was never offered a coffee refill with dessert. my mahi-mahi was so over cooked i could barely chew it and a very tiny piece for 25.$
i took three guests and was very disappointed.

RS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Regularly go and always have a great experience! Recommend it to anyone!

Tarrant's West
Responded on September 30, 2019

Hey Russ, Thanks for the stellar review. I'm glad you always have such a great time with us. We appreciate your continued loyalty! Can't wait to see you again. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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s
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for making my co-worker's 27 yrs retirement dinner enjoyable the food and the server was awesome she had a great time with her co workers

Tarrant's West
Responded on September 30, 2019

Hey Sherry, Thanks for the great review! I'm so happy to hear we made your co-worker's retirement dinner so wonderful. We really pride ourselves on great food and service-glad you all got to see it! Thanks so much, Liz, Owner

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WS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable setting with good noise reverberation control. Was easy to have a conversation with ll at table. Food very nice quality and quantity. Server pleasant and attentive

Tarrant's West
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hey William, Thanks for the awesome review! So glad you had such an enjoyable dining experience with us! We pride ourselves on great food and great hospitality-glad you got to witness it! Thanks Liz, Owner

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MB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

One meal at our table of four arrived cold, but staff was very attentive

Tarrant's West
Responded on September 24, 2019

Hey Marie, I'm sorry to hear that one of your meals arrived cold. I'll be sure to remind our servers and back of house staff to have a sense of urgency so that these things do not continue to happen. I am glad to hear that your server was very attentive. We pride ourselves on being hospitable! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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J
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our book club REALLY enjoyed being seated (reserved) the round table! It made it so much easier to have a conversation! I’ll be booking again for next month’s lunch. We also really appreciated our server. He was perfectly attentive without being intrusive. We had a great experience. And the cosmo was on point!

Tarrant's West
Responded on September 23, 2019

Hey Jill, Thanks for the review! I'm so glad you and your book club enjoyed your lunch and service. I'll be sure to let our staff know how wonderful they're doing. We can't wait to see you again next month! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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DR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in Richmond, and I've been to several different ones. I have yet to be disappointed in any way! I absolutely recommend this restaurant!

Tarrant's West
Responded on September 19, 2019

Thanks for the review! I'm so glad to hear we've become your favorite restaurant! We really appreciate it. We can't wait to see you again! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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SI
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific service and food. Loved the open windows on porch (getting us away from loud large table group inside). I didn't even mind the old disco music being pumped out, but some jazz would have been even more to our liking! Mostly, your wait staff, greeter, chef... all great!

Tarrant's West
Responded on September 10, 2019

Hey, Thanks for the great review! Our patio is such a gorgeous place to dine, right?! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your food as well as the service. We pride ourselves to great food and hospitality. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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

Beautiful restaurant, lovely/attentive server, great beer and entrees. The peel and eat shrimp for an appetizer looked an odd color, very white, and didn’t taste the best. Overall was enjoyable.

Tarrant's West
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thanks for the great feedback. I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your shrimp-we have a new executive chef that's working diligently with our chefs to make sure these kinds of issue don't continue. However, I'm glad you enjoyed your entrees and beers and that your server was so hospitable! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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LT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful young man, Elijah, as a waiter! He made the meal very enjoyable! Food was great as well!

Tarrant's West
Responded on September 9, 2019

Hey Lola, Thanks for the review! I'll be sure to let Elijah know to keep up the great work. Glad to hear you enjoyed your food as well. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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AP
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've never had a bad meal at Tarrant's West. I think it's the same menu as Tarrant's downtown, but for some reason I prefer the food in the West End. The atmosphere is great, although the patio can get noisy if you're trying to talk to your date. Sometimes the bar service can be slow, but they make great drinks (few places can make a decent Sazerack). I love that it's near Short Pump, but I can stay off Broad Street to get there.

Tarrant's West
Responded on September 4, 2019

Hey Andrew, Thanks for the review, I love our drinks too! Did you know happy hour starts at 11am?! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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VT
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were very pleased with our experience at Tarrant's West. Started off with a beverage from the very good beer and wine list. Our fried brussel sprouts were fabulous! Our entrees were plentiful and very well prepared. Service was good. We we look forward to returning.

Tarrant's West
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thanks for the stellar review! So glad to hear you had an amazing dining experience with us. The brussels sprouts are delicious and our entrees are great at providing left overs! I'll be sure to let the staff know that they're doing so well. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The main dining area was rather loud at 6:30 as the area was nearly full of people on a Wednesday evening. The noise level subsided within an hour when several people had left. There are two other dining areas that might have been more pleasant for conversation.
Many choices on the menu; she crab soup was excellent as were both the salmon and baby back ribs. Berry cobbler with vanilla ice cream was more than enough for two. Service was prompt and attentive.

Tarrant's West
Responded on August 23, 2019

Thanks for the feedback! Dinner time can get a bit noisy. Our guests are usually a very lively bunch! Glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner and dessert. She crab soup is definitely a favorite of mine! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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RV
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was a mid 90’s day in RVA. Even though there was plenty of room in the main nicely air conditioned main dining room, our group of six were seated on the west side enclosed porch which was warm to the point of discomfort. Perhaps that is Tarrant’s payback for a group who arrives 15 minutes late to a 5:45 PM reservation. Over the next 90 minutes no other diners were seated on the west side porch.

Blackened fish was tasty but dry.

Tarrant's West
Responded on August 22, 2019

Hey, Thanks for the feedback. We appreciate every comment and concern. It's typically our company policy to ask where the guest would like to sit or seat them elsewhere if where they are is uncomfortable. I'm so sorry this wasn't done and we'll make sure that policy is enforced next time. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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MH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and moderately priced. Our server, Mallorie, was excellent! She was very professional, courteous, and good. We did not feel rushed and were able to enjoy our meal and visit with friends. We will definitely go back to Tarrant's West.

Tarrant's West
Responded on August 20, 2019

Hey Melissa, thanks for the great review. It's our job to make sure our guests experience great food and great service and you got both! I'll be sure to let Mallorie know how stellar she's doing. Thanks. Liz, Owner

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DL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is great. Service great. Was disappointed that they brought the totally wrong meal to my aunt and said oh well I don't know how to remedy that other than a dessert but you probably don't want a free dessert since it's 11 am.

Tarrant's West
Responded on August 22, 2019

Hey Diane, thanks for feedback. I'm so sorry to hear your aunt was given the incorrect meal. We're usually on point with service, but it sounds like it was an off morning. However, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the service and thought the food was great. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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TP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six older men were looking for a good restaurant to meet and chat. Needed to be quiet enough for older guys to hear and have comfortable seating for six. Perfect location, excellent food and menu, attentive service. Highly recommend.

Tarrant's West
Responded on August 19, 2019

Hey Tim, Thanks for the wonderful feedback. I'm happy you and your friends enjoyed yourselves. Our food is pretty great and service as well! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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AB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My Maui Maui was wonderful but my husband's baby back ribs were over cooked.

Tarrant's West
Responded on August 12, 2019

Hey Aimee, thanks for the feedback. We truly appreciate it. I'm sorry to hear your husband's ribs were over cooked, but I am glad you liked your Mahi Mahi. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

As good as it always is!!

Tarrant's West
Responded on August 9, 2019

Hey! Thanks for the great feedback. I think Tarrant's West is great too! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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KH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Brunch

Tarrant's West
Responded on August 7, 2019

Ken, thanks for the review! I love our brunch too. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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TM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good and the server was friendly and attentive.

Tarrant's West
Responded on August 7, 2019

Tanya, We truly appreciate the feedback! I'm glad you got to experience our great food and excellent service. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classy, yet good value! Clean, and crisp, good service.

Tarrant's West
Responded on August 5, 2019

Charles, Thank you for your awesome review! I'm glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us as well as the hospitable service. I'll be sure to let the staff know you appreciated them. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a quality experience!!

Tarrant's West
Responded on August 5, 2019

I'm so glad you had such an amazing time with us. Thanks for the review! I'll let the staff know they've gained another happy guest. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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JG
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stuffed mushrooms are delicious and calamari had a wonderful light batter. Ask for sweet chili sauce to dip the calamari in. Waiter was excellent!

Tarrant's West
Responded on August 2, 2019

Jane, I love our stuffed mushrooms too! I'll be sure to let our staff know how amazing they're doing. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Disappointed with the food quality. Pork was over cooked. Bread required multiple requests.

Tarrant's West
Responded on August 2, 2019

I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with your meal. I will inform our chef of your feedback. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed eating at Tarrant’s West for a small birthday celebration.

Tarrant's West
Responded on August 1, 2019

Thanks for the great review, Mary! I'm so glad you enjoyed your birthday celebration with us. I'll let the staff know! Thanks Liz, Owner

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B
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner on the porch and had a very cheerful server who was knowledgeable. Pleasant evening.

Tarrant's West
Responded on August 1, 2019

Bonnie, I appreciate your feedback. I'm so happy your server was so knowledgeable and pleasant. We can't wait for you to come back soon!

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OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took relatives from out of town. All had excellent seafood dishes!

Tarrant's West
Responded on August 1, 2019

The seafood dishes ARE excellent. I'll be sure to let the chef know! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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C
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food at Tarrant's West is always good. Best she-crab soup!

Tarrant's West
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thanks Char, She crab soup is my favorite! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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M
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch with office teammates! Server was excellent food was good..especially the crab soup!

Tarrant's West
Responded on July 26, 2019

Hey Mickie, Thanks for the awesome review. I love the crab soup too. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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JP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here and it was fantastic! Waitress was personable and food was very good.

Tarrant's West
Responded on July 26, 2019

Hi Jill, I'm so glad to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the food and service. Thank you so much for your review. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Loved the cinnamon rolls before breakfast!

Tarrant's West
Responded on July 26, 2019

Thanks for your feedback. The cinnamon rolls are so yummy. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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MC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was our second time we dined (dinner) at Tarrants West. Both times we found it quite comfortable and certainly convenient. We were seated on a round table on the edge of the bar section. This section has the atmosphere of a pub. There are other dining section where the atmosphere is more conducive to quiet dining.

The food was entirely adequate. I ordered a tuna Niçoise salad which wasn’t strictly a nicoise. The greens were not the freshest. But the tuna was seared perfectly to order. Lots of other unknown but tasty ingredients. My dining mates ordered a pizza and Caesar salad as main courses. The apoetizer, crisp calamari, was perfectly prepared.

Tarrant's West
Responded on July 26, 2019

Hey Mickey, Thanks for such an awesome review. So glad you and your friends enjoyed the food so much. I love our tuna too. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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AX
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Restaurant is nice. Food was ok, not great. Expensive for what I got.

RM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. Dinners are somewhat pricey but well worth it.

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