The Tavern

4.8
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325 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
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DF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Surprised wife with a after work date. We love the low key, but still great service. The food was pleasant, but really loved sitting outside and enjoying a good evening. The waitress was AWESOME! She surprised us with a count pie and I was hooked! With good choices to fit budget from fair to crazy. Dishes range from 15 to 40 dollars. The quality of whole evening was priceless, and look forward in returning soon.

G
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. My go to place in Phoenix!

PD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to The Tavern to celebrate our Anniversary. Our waiter, Moses, was very attentive and very kowledgeable about the wine list. When he heard we were celebrating our anniversary, he made sure to inform the chef and when our dessert came out it said "Happy 25th Anniversary!" in chocolate!! So sweet and we really appreciated it! Food was fabulous and the atmosphere was perfect. It was a great way to spend our evening! I would highly recommend The Tavern!

KI
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mark's food is always innovative and delicious. We sat outside and it was quiet .

A
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had four people at our table. We picked our wine at the wine shop next door - very cool. 2 of us had lobster rolls. Excellent. And of course we split an order of skinny fries! They were great.

G
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Able to do a lot of business during our time in the restaurant.

GS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good, friendly and fair. Valet parking is available as there are few regular parking spots

AN
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The atmosphere was fun and lively but the food was over priced and just okay. Most of the food was over salted particularly the avocado toast and the deviled eggs. The lobster salad was so pretty good but seemed over priced for the quality. The cookie dessert was really tasty but $14 bucks is a stretch for a good warm cookie with ice cream. Overall felt like the meal was just okay and pretty expensive for the quality.

t
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mark Tarbell I hate your guts. You keep knocking it out of the park. Every. Single. Time. Best salmon I've had in a long, long time. Wife's birthday and we came in super late... Still treated us like Kings. Every dish down to the grilled cheese was awesome. Will definitely go again and soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyday and every meal and every glass of wine is best in class. Tarbell’s Tavern is consistently great at every turn.

SS
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice that they support local musicians at this venue (could work on updating the sound system for live acts), and the upscale pub-style food is tasty (though a bit pricey), and overall a good time with friends.

TS
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary!

z
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service! Amazing wine selection and yummy food!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The scallop ceviche is the best appetizer I have ever eaten ANYWHERE! Love Mark Tarbell and his restaurants

JK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and We love Mark and Chelsea and their staff. Everyone is so welcoming and the food is AMAZING!!

SD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat a high top near the bar. Cozy and pretty quiet. Enjoyed the Green Chile Stew once again. Always great. Wish they served it with tortillas instead of chips. A little jack on the side would make the meal. We have recommended this spot to many folks.

t
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive, non-obtrusive service with a smile. Food cooked to perfection. The ability to bring in wine directly from the Wine Store. A menu with just enough selections to provide wonderful choices without being overwhelming. Highly recommended.

NA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

First time there. Food OK Live Band playing-while they were fun- were way too loud- Crammed too many tables on back wall against wine store- others had to get out of their seats so we could slide sideways to get in and then we were actually squished against the table and knocking into others.

OT
Spain
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster salad lovely.

G
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting and unique dishes served in a very pleasing setting. Good place to dine for any occasion or no occasion at all.

S
Phoenix
71 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came for the Tuesday evening Chicken dinner but there was a problem with the “cooker”. But no problem for us as the food here is always terrific.
We were treated to a choucrute platter while they try fix the problem. It did not get fixed but we ordered something else and left happy with our choice.

GR
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine selection and best lobster roll west of, well, Maine! A casual, neighborhood feel makes for a very relaxed dining experience, though you also would not look out of place if you dressed up.

ST
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food! loved it. Service was slow, had to beg for drinks LOL

RB
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just consistently great food and great service!

L
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had wonderful service and food❣️ This is one of our very favorite restaurants.

d
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my first visit and it won't be my last. The service was great and she made good suggestions. The Scottish Salmon was delicious! Well done!

P
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely experience for the first time. Would highly recommend

FC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chelsea and all the staff are were amazing as always! The food and wine was perfect! What a wonderful place enjoy dinner with your friends! Thanks!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Server wasn’t trained well (not very attentive to details: empty cocktails, missing utensils, etc.); serving plates too big for small high tops; the burger was cooked perfectly, but the American cheese was a terrible complement.

FC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sammy was our bus bay and was excellent!
The food is always outstanding and the staff is wonderful

p
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed, casual, comfortable & delicious... one of best places in town!

RN
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Mark Tarbell has hit the ball out of the park. Greatest bar menu ever. Sides: Almost all kinds of fries and chips. what else would you want. Great choice of entrees, appetizers and salads

Thanks Mark for another great place to go

TT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambiance!

JK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chelsea the manager is the best! And our server Brandi was terrific

OT
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and atmosphere was great. My only wish is that they hadn’t cleared my co-diners plates away while I was still eating. I felt rushed and therefore could have enjoyed my dining experience a little more. Also the server asked if I wanted dessert while I was still eating dinner. I told them I really didn’t know yet! So...other than feeling rushed and maybe would have had another glass of wine before the check was brought to the table, I will dine there again. Next time I will tell our server to chill.

GG
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended quiz night, fantastic and incredibly fun. Highly recommend The Tavern. The food and drinks are amazing and the staff is delightful

NR
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular. I have always had great food and service at The Tavern. The coconut cream pie is the best I have ever had. Can’t wait to go back for lunch again.

JJ
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A bit noisy as the decor does little to subdue the chatter from nearby tables. However and as usual, the food was excellent as was the service. We took a friend who was in from Atlanta and she enjoyed her meal.

CC
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Very slow un-enagaged waiter. He acted like we were an imposition. We had to flag him down to order; never refilled our iced tea, acted bored we were not impressed.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent as always. First time that service was not up to their usual excellence.