The Tavern

4.7
381 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

About

UPDATE: We are currently offering To-Go Orders ONLY through all 3 outlets: Tarbell's, The Tavern, & The Wine Store. Please call or visit our websites for orders.

The Tavern is a restaurant by Mark Tarbell, who has operated the multiple-award-winning Tarbell's since 1994. In fact they are right next door to each other, and The Tavern offers Tarbell's quality and service in a more casual atmosphere. Connected both visually and philosophically with Mark's third venue, The Wine Store, The Tavern has the unique addition of a "Walk In Wine List", where retail wines can be selected from the store and added to your restaurant tab.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 381 people are sayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PennyF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Can’t wait to go back for more.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at the Tavern. Excellent service and one of the best BURGERS in Phoenix!

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vipHealthyDiner
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tavern has become our go to when we want to head out. Friendly staff, great wine and yummy food. Our favorite is the cheeseburger served salad style. Delicious!

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MichaelF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I always like this place...We had a great bottle of French Chablis that we purchased at the retail price. We shared the Beet Salad & the Lettuce Chicken wrap...all good.

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vipBethW
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Tavern’s friendly staff, good food and wine shop. Always a great evening out!

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RichardB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fried Chicken Sunday Special was really special, including the traditional string bean with mushroom soup (all homemade), but, of course, was sufficient for another lunch. Selecting your specific wine from the wine shop makes it even cooler. I highly recommend everything in this casual atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark has made some interesting changes to the tavern to adapt to the re-opening after the state shutdown. The space feels open and airy. New twists on the menu were a nice surprise!

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MaraS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for drinks and snacks or casual dinner. Very super clean and good feeling.

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Didi
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victoria helped make it a delightful evening for us...even got to taste two whisky's that Mark was reviewing on Plate and Pour, as we sipped. We always are happy with
anything 'Tarbell'.

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SteveA
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night they were open for seated service. Distancing was appropriate, limited menu at this time, although if you ask you can still get your favorites. Service was good and friendly as always. The minute a table was cleared it was disinfected, chairs included.

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vipRickP
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, professional service. THE wine and food source of AZ .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always solid and reliable. Their burger and tacos are to die for. And I had the cauliflower this time which also was amazing. Will come back.

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vipMargaret
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food & service and with the virus worries it isn’t crowded! Go support neighborhood spots?

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vipSandeD
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster Roll is spectacular. Huge Coconut Cream pie brought raves around the table. We are fortunate that this is in our neighborhood!!!

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Delicious
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!! Our first visit there. Started with the avocado toast. Delicious. Then we had the bruschetta board, a salad, salmon and the lobster gundi. Again, delicious and wonderfully presented. We finished with the coconut cream pie —- the best I’ve ever had. Huge slice. The service was outstanding...and we got to meet Mark Tarbell. It’s been less than 48!hours since our visit and I want to go back.

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vipCharlesB
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been customers of The Tavern since it opened and it is always a great experience to eat there. The food is superb, the service is perfect and having the wine store there is the "icing on the cake".

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migliz
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keep Up The Good Work

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vipPhil
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was pretty slow. Food is pretty pricey ($12 for one tiny taco.)

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CarolineW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Hopefully, the Tavern was just having an off night, because everything was sub-par. Normally, they are consistent in quality and service. We spent the majority of our time there waiting for our food, with nobody letting us know why our food was detained. Once the food was finally served, it was substandard to what we normally get. I truly hope this was an isolated incident.

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vipBitty
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Salmon was cooked perfectly and the coconut cream pie was worth every calorie!

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Deba
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster roll and blt were spot on - but what I didn’t expect was how much I would love the thick cut french fries. I am not a french fry fan but these changed my world.

The Tavern
Responded on February 24, 2020

Ha!! So glad you enjoyed your meal and our fries. Thank you for coming in and leaving us a five-star review, Deba!

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vipkfazre
Phoenix
67 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Too noisy!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love this place and now that they have a full bar it’s even better

The Tavern
Responded on February 24, 2020

So glad you are enjoying our new selection at the bar!

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daKarrot
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food portions too small. Gnudi too heavy. Chile verde needed better seasoning and could be thicker.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server and manager was great. Small glitch, but they exceeded our expectations on the fix and look forward to our next visit. Favorite place in town.

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vipdaddyo
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not what I've come to expect from Chef Tarbell. Food was only okay, as well as the service. Last visit was 5 stars. We'll be back, just not on a special day like Valentine's.

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vipjcdolfan
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

First time at The Tavern, and it was a great meal. The coolest thing about the dinner is that you can go into their wine shop, pick your wine at normal retail price, and then enjoy it at dinner...and that is what we did. The ceviche was delicious, we each ordered a meal a share: the grilled cheese with tomato soup, and the lobster roll. Fantastic flavors, even though these were both simple plates. The food does not need to be rare or fancy, to be special and delicious, and these dishes were definitely delicious. Our server was excellent. The outdoor seating was fine, but not my favorite...no fault of the restaurant, I just don't dig sidewalk dining. I prefer something more scenic when sitting outside. That said, I would sit outside at The Tavern anytime if they keep making food that good, and selling great wines at a good price. We will be back, and soon!

The Tavern
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for the glowing review, jcolfan! We so appreciate the kind words and are so happy that you enjoyed all of your choices. We look forward to seeing you again next time!

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Dennis
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, wonderful, great waiter, food AAAAA+, always consistent

The Tavern
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for coming in, Dennis, and the five-star, five-A+ review!! We so appreciate your spport.

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vipJillK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food‼️

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vipAngie900
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food is very good. Noise level is very high. Service was very slow. Dishes not cleared, oir waitress did not attend to us. A glass of wine took 15-20 minutes to deliver, which we ended up refusing since we were ready to leave.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My birthday!
Unfortunately my wife’s order did not come out correctly cooked so we had to wait for the chef to remake it but the server took it off our bill which was very nice

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AlisonC
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway delicious, Always terrific service. Noise level is good, you can actually have a conversation with your dinner guests.

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vipWKeatsout
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were a number of very noisy loud parties in the restaurant, making it exceptionally difficult for us to have any conversation. And the temperatures in the restaurant are always a little cold. Still, the food was excellent and our server was charming and efficient.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met some friends here. It is small but nice atmosphere, great food, and great service

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TruenorthScott
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As great the food was , the staff was wonderful. Accommodating a change we requested , picking a wine off the shelves to go with dinner was fun . Will be back ,.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tavern is always an enjoyable, relaxed and satisfying experience. One of our reliable dining spots.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an outstanding experience on New Years Eve. Manager Chelsey made us feel welcome, our waiter Anthony & busser Noah were outstanding & the food was excellent. Thank you Mark Tarbell for investing in quality people, and staffing enough of them, despite rising labor costs, it shows!

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vipCynthiaH
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal Portions much larger than expected. Got a nice bottle of wine at the Wine store next door and they brought it over and opened without a corkage fee

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vipqualityseeker
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and environment. Our favorite place for lunch and dinner with friends and family. Staff is super friendly. Prices very reasonable.

FAQs

The Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 955-7730.

The Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 381 OpenTable diners.