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TARTARE, Pinehurst, NC

TARTARE

4.5
4.5
68 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French
We are known for our unique dining experience serving various kinds of Tartare: Classic French, Argentinian, Parisa, Tuna, Salmon, Scallops & Avocado. We have in addition a nice selection of Wellingtons: Beef, Salmon, Ratatouille & Cordon Blue. Both our Chefs are from diverse culinary backgrounds (French/Thai) bringing to each plate an array of flavors with a carefully balance to delight your palate. We serve steaks and various pasta dishes including our Ratatouille Pasta, friendly to our vegetarian and vegan dinners. We serve a variety of wines and costumers are welcome to bring their own wine to accompany their evening for $28 corkage fee. Unique to dining experience is our occasional live music played by our Chef. A variety of musical styles performed live for dinners to accompany their evening. Our goal is for you to enjoy a timeless moment, encouraging everyone to leave their everyday life as you enter our doors. Table reservations are for the entire evening. Merci!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French, Thai French, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (910) 420-2531
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 68 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

68 Reviews
  1. CarolineG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The artfully and expertly prepared plates were composed, balanced and flavorful.

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  2. Friends

    Sacramento

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time dining here and the service and food were fantastic. Lovely atmosphere in a relatively small space. Easy to hear conversation at your table and not from other tables. Appreciated the Saturday evening music. Perhaps make the entrance more appealing; I know it's a challenge in an outdoor mall setting. I went because of the reviews and personal recommendations.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing and the chef played violin to cap the night off. A beautiful experience with some of the most amazing food I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating.

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  4. BeverlyP

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service! The location and ambiance is fair. This was our first visit, but we will definitely be returning. We had a delicious meal!

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  5. KristiJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend. The restaurant and staff was lovely. Food was excellent. We have been meaning to try this restaurant for a while and we chose to do it for Valentine's Day (though we always celebrate the day after to avoid crowds). We will be back!

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  6. ImpressMe

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We expected something a little better. It was portrayed as a “unique dining experience”. The reviews and pictures looked great but our experience was below average I guess. The atmosphere was scattered with “cheap” decor. The meat quality was low. Our steaks were very fatty and tough. They tasted like they were baked in the oven. For the price that we paid it was not worth it.

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  7. Iggi

    Pinehurst

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My complements to Chef George, his wife, and Anthony for a completely pleasurable experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was unbelievably good and fresh. The owner/chef came out and had a conversation with everyone in the restaurant and then played a few songs on the violin. What an amazing night. Only point I would take away is the location is odd. Totally better experience than you would expect from the outside.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love Tartare!!! The food is fantastic. This is one of my favorite places in the area.

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  10. TDNlovesfood

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tartare has an amazing menu to choose from...and the food is prepared excellently. If you do not care for balsamic glaze on your food however, make sure to request no balsamic glaze.

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  11. MatthewK

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurants can only be judged by whether you would go back. In the case of Tartare we would very much like to come back. It was some of the best food we have had in Pinehurst.

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  12. DonnaS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This month the restaurant celebrated its 1 year anniversary. It's just gotten better. We have dinner there every 2 weeks or so. It's become our favorite night out.

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  13. Gene

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our 2nd visit to Tartare because we enjoyed the French onion soup and wanted to try new items. We ordered the French onion soup again and it was not up to previous standards. We also ordered the very pricy beef wellington and ordered ours rare. Both beef came out well, very disappointing. The photos on line showed a gourmet wellington and that was not our wellington. Last, the wellington was extremely salty.

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  14. BJGi

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious service was great music was enchanting.

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  15. JaneM

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Tartare. Dinner was delicious and the atmosphere was great.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but had mussels with broken shells. Desert was chocolate cake but nothing special.

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  17. JoeC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the Gems of Pinehurst/Southern Pines. The food is always amazing along with the service. The chef came out and played violin for the room and also played a song just for our table. Highly recommend.

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  18. StevenH

    Indiana

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An outstanding restaurant to add to your regular rotation. Excellent selection of tartares and wellingtons - they also have great steak and duck and fish entrees. Service is attentive but unrushed. Chef comes out of the kitchen and talks with his customers. Puck is an outstanding waiter.

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  19. KimS

    Boise

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Beought my husband to this supposedly great new french restaurant for his birthday. While the service was adequate the food was severely lacking. I ordered linguini and “seared” scallops and received a dish of linguini smothered in some gravy with scallops sliced like wafers mixed in. It was the worst dinner I could have had. Upside is our waiter went back to the kitchen and came back with 4 good sized properly seared scallops. My husband had vegetable Wellington that was filled with a couple veggies but mostly some cheese sauce. Will not go back.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A new jewel in Pinehurst! Don’t miss an opportunity to experience a wonderful meal at this soon to be hard to secure a reservation Excellent

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went out to celebrate our last date before our baby arrives. The service was good, the food was good too. In all honesty, there was nothing that was outstanding, eye-opening, or made me feel like I had to come back right away. My husband got the Steak Oscar, and I the beef wellington. My husband enjoyed his meal, but the steak was supposed to be medium rare but came out medium, yet you still could cut it with a fork, and in his words, it's not a big deal. 5 oz for a 6'2 215 man only lasted about an hour before he was hungry again. I've never had beef wellington before, so I have nothing to compare it to, but it was delicious.

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  22. MEBLY

    Pinehurst

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful. I tool my daughter. I was disappointed that we didn’t get to hear the violin play. We couldn’t stay for another hour to hear. Next time I will know he doesn’t play till after 7:30. Lovely evening.

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  23. Bethie

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievably delicious! We all very much enjoyed our experience at Tartare and look forward to our next visit!

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  24. MattB

    Las Vegas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal in a unique quaint restaurant. Highly recommended!

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  25. Cheryl

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply fabulous... A wonderful experience, food and service is top notch!

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  26. janisk

    Pinehurst

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent! Music to my mouth! Best in Moore county!! Might have cost more than your run of the mill place but OH so worth the dining experience is back! After moving here from the outer banks with so many top notch restaurants we were disappointed with most places here but this place gets A+++ across the board. I would suggest more comfortable seating and decor.

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  27. KennethJ

    Pinehurst

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    TARTARE is the best dining experience in the area, great food and service.

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  28. KellyR

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I think he would do better in the quirky town next door, Southern Pines, which I so adored. But this sweet and talented French chef, who plays beautiful classical violin between spurts of cooking, far exceeds the background music, which really should more match his style or maybe he should just move to Asheville where his sons are, because all this to say I’m not sure the strip mall space that he rents appreciates his talent, but I could be wrong, but if not- he deserves a publicist🥰

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  29. Kwid

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a joy to dine here. The chef creates an unforgettable experience with his exceptional cooking and impressive violin playing.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was one of the best meals we have ever experienced in PInehurst. I would recommended it highly to anyone who wants a incredible meal for a special event or just a delightful night out.

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  31. JamesL

    Pinehurst

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time and it was excellent. The Chef George was super personable and we loved that he capped off an evening of good food with a little music from his violin. We will definitely go again.

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  32. KellyC

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Second time going - the food is EXCELLENT! A very unassuming restaurant from the outside and in but it is soon becoming my favorite place to eat in the area.

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  33. DaveO

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Everything my wife and I had was outstanding. My wife had the salmon, I had the duck and we cleaned our plates. As a bonus the chef comes out from the kitchen and plays the violin.

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  34. Magistra

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is memorable! I did not know a salad could be a food experience until I had the grilled Caesar! Also the Wellingtons are amazing. I had the salmon; my friend, the beef. Both were just amazing!

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  35. JoeH

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Tartare is a unique and definitely worthwhile dining experience. Highly recommended!!!

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  36. JohnS

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the atmosphere. Food as always, delicious !

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  37. CarolJ

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything about this restaurant! Would highly recommend!

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  38. KeithH

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful restaurant. we were greeted by the chef he answered all her questions. We were never rushed, and the food was the best I’ve had in Pinehurst or Southern Pines absolutely will go back frequently.

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  39. CarolA

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful menu choices. Haven’t had anything that was not delicious.

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  40. StephenM

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for my birthday dinner, delicious meals and friendly staff.

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TARTARE is rated 4.5 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for TARTARE

111 Central Park Ave, Pinehurst, NC 28374

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Pinehurst
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French, Thai French, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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