The Tarratine

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61 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
At The Tarratine, we put a priority on producing meals with flawless flavor. Beyond that, our chefs also create dishes with an expert eye on presentation and a dedication to customer service, allowing us to personalize your dining experience.

Join us on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for our open dinners from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

We can also cater to formal meals, casual family meals, buffets, or stationed appetizers. Dining functions include: Corporate Dinners, Private Meals, Rehearsal Dinners, and more! Meal service and dishes can be customized to you and your event.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I enjoyed a great date night out to The Tarratine. We recently moved to Bangor and had been searching for an upscale restaurant for the nice night out. The service was extremely personal and greatly enjoyed. We were lucky to be there on a night when it was not rented out and were able to tour around the rest of the facility. Highly recommend as a different kind of dining experience.

TK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing girls night! Can’t wait to take my husband there! Perfect experience.

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

A great place to celebrate and to bring friends together. From the rooftop deck, the game room and the lovely dining areas it is a total experience. We’re coming back!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious. Thought it might be an overly stuffy atmosphere but it was very enjoyable.

The Tarratine
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for the nice comments, we appreciate you dining with us!! Please visit again soon! Take care, Tricia

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SD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our experience at The Tarratine! It was our first time and we were celebrating our anniversary. We were both pleased with the environment and are excited to return in the future when we are in the area!

The Tarratine
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you Sarah!!! We appreciate your taking the time to give us the review and hope that you will visit again soon! Take care, Tricia

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HC
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely meal in a lovely location. Service is excellent! Go early for a drink at the beautiful bar.

The Tarratine
Responded on September 10, 2019

Dear Hillary, Thank you for the nice review, we are happy that you enjoyed your visit. Please come again soon! Take care, Tricia

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m
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All staff members were very friendly, pleasant to speak with, knowledgeable about the history of the property, and professional. We enjoyed our tour of the property, the view from the roof deck, the game room, and most of all, our food. We look forward to eating here the next time we visit Bangor.

The Tarratine
Responded on September 10, 2019

We are very happy that you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you again soon. Take care, Tricia

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CJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was first rate.

The Tarratine
Responded on August 31, 2019

Thank you Captain Jim!! We appreciate the time invested in giving us this great review, we hope that you will visit again soon. Take care, Tricia

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GG
New England
72 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our granddaughter and friend to Taratine as a special treat, and it exceeded our expectations! Our waitress was exceptional, not only providing us with great service, but with a charming personality, as well. All of our entrees were delicious, and artfully plated. The kids enjoyed the beef tenderloin presentation. We finished with the most decadent coconut creme brulee! We cannot wait to return to Bangor!

The Tarratine
Responded on September 10, 2019

Dear GinnyGail, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience! We are happy that you enjoyed yourselves, I will share your delight with your server! Take care and come again soon, Tricia

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JR
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Tarratine is a beautiful old-world building that is inviting and warm. The main dining room could use a bit more decor as it comes across as colonial instead of Georgian. The bar was cozy and intimate. The upper floors were amazing. Game and snooker rooms along with private dining rooms really made it feel like it previous incarnation as a private club. They may want to consider taking one of the upper floors and returning it to private club status. In any event, the staff were professional and friendly with a genuine hospitality mentality. The menu was a nice mix of options occasionally trying to be more clever than necessary. However, the overall experience was outstanding.

The Tarratine
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you Joe! We are considering stepping it up in the dining room, we will let yo know how it is progressing. Hopefully you will be in again soon. Take care, Tricia

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EC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply an excellent fine dining experience in Bangor. Everything about the experience was universally terrific. Go just for the venue or a drink on the roof but stay for an excellent meal, some of which are prepared table side.

The Tarratine
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you Emmanuel, It was nice to hear the stories and remember your family restaurant! Thank you for coming, we hope that you will visit again soon. Take care, Tricia

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tarratine is a lovely historic building. The owners have done a masterful job of renovating all the rooms of the three floors and added a lovely roof top deck for nice views of Bangor. The staff was very attentive. This was my husband and my first visit to the Tarratine while we celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary. The waitress immediate congratulated us on our special day- only knowing about it from my reservation note made weeks before. The restaurant also gave us a dessert on the house as celebration. The food was fresh and delicious. An added treat was the half off martinis, offered every Thursday. Definitely recommend the Pearintini...yummy. We loved the Tarratine so much that my husband plans to have his 50th birthday celebration there. Be sure to check the Tarratine out!

The Tarratine
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you Celeste! We are happy that you enjoyed the experience, and hope that you will visit again soon! Take care, Tricia

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RG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

Food very good, but service was poor to due to inexperience or poor training. Service was very friendly, but seemed very nervous and did not know basic info like how to serve an expresso coffee This lack of experienced service(including front desk, bartender and wait staff) lead to an overall uncomfortable experience . Seems like they have great chef, but don't know how to run the front end of a restaurant

The Tarratine
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you, Rob. We are always looking to improve our team, and we certainly appreciate your taking the time to write this useful review. As we grow, we look for friendly staff who are willing to learn. We will use your experience as a teaching tool and hope that you will try us again, only to find that your suggestions have been useful. Take care, Tricia

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MM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place to go in Bangor. The House is amazing. Authentic old 18 century Timber Barons Club

TJ
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is by far the classiest place in town for a great night with that certain somebody. They treated my wife and I like royalty and fed us according! Don’t miss out on Bangor’s best kept secret !

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in bangor. Ive never left a review for anything

The Tarratine
Responded on July 19, 2019

Thank you, that is quite nice of you to say! We hope that you will join us again soon!

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HF
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful experience! Welcomed by Tarratine team, great service, outstanding dinner. This is a gem.

The Tarratine
Responded on July 19, 2019

Hello HappyFoodie! Thank you for joining us! We are happy that you enjoyed yourself and hope that you join us again soon!

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JK
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the perfect night to celebrate a birthday on the roof top but would be great any time to meet friends in the bar.

The Tarratine
Responded on July 19, 2019

Thank you for joining us Jonathan!! We are very pleased that you enjoyed yourself and hope that you come back again soon!

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CH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the BEST restaurant in town ! It has everything ; beautiful facility, fabulous food, delicious cocktails and outstanding service ! I have never been disappointed at The Tarratine!!!

The Tarratine
Responded on July 19, 2019

Dear Cindy, We are very happy that you enjoy dining with us!! We appreciate the time that you put into your wonderful review. Take care!

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C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST restaurant in Bangor. The service was outstanding. One person in our party has food allergies and our server was quite helpful in pointing out what menu options would work and offered many substitutions when needed. The food was prepared perfectly and quite delicious. The cocktails were wonderful, as well. Overall, a beautiful restaurant with a lovely atmosphere and some interesting history!

The Tarratine
Responded on July 5, 2019

Wow!! Thank you! We are very happy that you enjoyed it and hope that you will visit again soon! Until then; take care, Tricia

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Though we are an hour and a half from Bangor we have every intention of coming again

Beautiful building, great staff, all passionate about their positions and great food.

Thank you

m
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I first encountered The Tarratine when we needed a pleasant oasis for a drink. We enjoyed a tasty, creative cocktail and took in the lovely environment and warm cheer the waitstaff/bar staff offered.
Motivated by our experience, we returned for dinner, to celebrate a parent's hospital discharge. While mobility-challenged, staff treated our slow progress as just another opportunity to welcome us. Once inside, we were shown to a bright table in the Sun Room. The menu described interesting and focused choices. Our texture-averse adult son wanted vegetable barley soup, but he needed a bit of customization; the chef was happy to puree the soup so he could enjoy it. Far more impressive is the staff's relaxed response to our request.
Lastly, the food was terrific, notably the lemon poppyseed brûlée'.
Really fun people and a very special dinner!

HS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quiet Birthday dinner with my wife. The building is historical. Tastefully decorated. Drinks on the rooftop are a must. Food is fantastic.

The Tarratine
Responded on June 21, 2019

Dear Harry,\ Thank you for trusting us with your special evening. We are happy that you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again soon! Take care, Tricia

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LT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful anniversary dinner here this past Saturday evening! Our service was personable and attentive throughout our evening. She made sure we had everything we needed exactly when we were ready for it, and we ended the night with a personal tour of the historic building and a picture on the rooftop! Wonderful experience from beginning to end.

The Tarratine
Responded on May 24, 2019

Dear Luke, Thank you for celebrating your anniversary at the Tarratine! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will come again soon!

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DB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is an amazing experience. A deep dive into early 20th century Bangor. It’s steeped in history and the staff is all very knowledgeable. The food is excellent and the chef often brings food out himself to ensure satisfaction and often has tableside prep (ie tenderloin for 2 and bruleeing the crem). They have 4 stories including multiple game rooms, lounge with bar service, and an open rooftop with decent views of Bangor’s skyline. The food is priced right for the local economy and they offer free valet parking.

The Tarratine
Responded on May 24, 2019

Dear Devon, Thank you for the nice review! We appreciate your business and hope that you will visit again soon!

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H
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening. Food, staff, and experience was exceptional!

The Tarratine
Responded on May 24, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your experience! We hope you will visit again soon!

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R
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Server was excellent, food portion could have been larger but otherwise excellent experience and will come again

The Tarratine
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you for joining us Rhaegana, we will certainly take your advice to heart and make changes to better ourselves. We appreciate your taking the time and hope that you will come back again soon!!

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d
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We had wonderful service in a wonderful, historic building with incredibly caring and welcoming staff. We really enjoyed the way the staff cared for our (annoyingly numerous) dietary restrictions, never making us feel like the difficult patrons, even when we stayed late to explore the building and enjoy the games they share on the upper floors. Unfortunately, the quality of the food did not match the quality of the hospitality. My filet mignon (and that of one of the other diners) was low quality filet: grained in a way I suspect it was not actually the advertised cut of meat. The lamb was originally served under-seasoned and overcooked (dry and well-done when it was ordered medium-rare) - and to the credit of the staff, they insisted on fully replacing both servings of lamb (we did not raise the issue of the beef but I'm sure they would have been as gracious with that dish had we done so). It wasn't all bad: the highlight for me was a fried pork belly appetizer that was excellent. Generally, this restaurant's ambiance, service and menu are excellent: with some fresher and more carefully prepared cuisine it could be a winner in Bangor.

The Tarratine
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you for taking the time for such a thorough review, we truly appreciate it, and will use your advise to better our guest experience for the future. We enjoyed your family and hope that you will come again on a quieter night. Graduation weekend was very busy and although great, some things are bound to suffer.

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place! First time there and will definitely go back again. Great ambiance, service and food. Great building!

The Tarratine
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate the nice review and hope that you will join us again soon!!

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice staff and the food was great ..beautiful place

The Tarratine
Responded on May 14, 2019

Hi Scott, Thank you for dining with us! We hope that you will come again soon!

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d
Toledo
142 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best eating experiences I have had in years. Everyone there was friendly and represented the business in the best way. A very personal, high scale experience with excellence.

The Tarratine
Responded on May 6, 2019

Thank you for dining with us, and thank you for your kind words. I will share with the staff and hope that you will come back soon!

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DC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always! I will not go into detail as I have done a few reviews on previous visits but, the April menu is something you need to experience! The venue and staff are second to none! Can't wait for the rooftop bar to open! Will always be going back again and again!

The Tarratine
Responded on April 26, 2019

Hi Dan, Thank you for the wonderful accolades! We always enjoy having you visit!

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D
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose the Tarratine to celebrate my 65th birthday with five other people; our experience, from the beautifully-prepared and delicious food to the elegant yet relaxing ambiance to the perfect and friendly service, was wonderful.

In the center of the table, the Club had placed three shimmering helium balloons moored to a gold-foil-wrapped weight by wide white gossamer ribbons, and a tasteful golden "Happy Birthday" message on the curtains by our table.

Thank you, Tarratine staff and Chef David!
Deborah

The Tarratine
Responded on April 12, 2019

Dear Deborah, We are very happy that you enjoyed your time here at the Tarratine!!! We hope that you celebrate with us again soon!

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HC
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time to the Tarrantine, and it was wonderful. The service was particularly excellent, but the food was wonderful as well. And what a building!!

The Tarratine
Responded on April 2, 2019

Hello Hillary! Thank you for visiting, we are very happy that you enjoyed yourself. We hope that you will visit again soon!

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HS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, wonderful staff, with great food!

The Tarratine
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you Heather!!! Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with us!

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was our first experience and it was a wonderful one!

The Tarratine
Responded on March 27, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We hope to see you again, soon!

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SK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and historic venue, great atmosphere, amazing staff, and awesome cocktails and food... what more can I say!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tarratine Club is a beautiful facility with a lot of history and charm. Staff was very attentive and professional. We even got a visit from the chefs to see how the meal had gone. It was a pleasant evening in a great atmosphere. I highly recommend this location for a special event or just a nice evening out with friends. We can't wait to go back.

The Tarratine
Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you Andre!!!! We appreciate you joining us for dinner!!

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DC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tarratine NEVER disappoints. Every time we go, we go early to enjoy a cocktail on the second floor in the parlor by the fireplace. I had a dirty martini and my wife had a specialty drink called the aviator. She must have liked it because she had another with dinner! For dinner, We shared an appetizer of the fried calamari and it was beyond tender, unique and delicious! For the main course we each had the bacon wrapped filet cooked to a perfect medium rare and for dessert we shared the triple layered chocolate brownie wrapped in a dark chocolate web. We never feel like we are in Bangor Maine when we are there. Kelsey seated us and Cami was our server and Chef Ben came out to check on us. This place has it all!

The Tarratine
Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you Dan for the wonderful review. We always enjoy seeing you and appreciate your business!! Please come again soon!

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Naples
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had a great experience. Ordered different things and desserts also. Everything was very good

The Tarratine
Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you very much for dining with us!!

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