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Tarrant's Downtown, Richmond, VA

Tarrant's Downtown

4.2
4.2
2939 Reviews
$30 and under
American
In the Art's District centrally located among the many attractions like: VCU, MCV, the Convention Center, Altria Theater, The Graduate, Quirk Hotel, Linden Row Inn, The National, The November Theater, the Historic Hippodrome and more! We're known for seafood, steaks, pasta, pizza, subs, home made desserts, dressings and hospitality. Celebrate the Everyday. We offer sandwiches and entrees all day long for foodies and families including pizzas with our whole menu available for delivery! Want boxed lunches or catering? Tarrant's Cafe has that too- for private dining, try our sister restaurant Tarrant's West. Specials include: Steak, Seafood, Subs, Sandwiches, Soups, Salads, Fish Tacos, Award Wining. An RVA Hospitality Restaurant. Locally Owned. Female Owned. Known for She Crab soup, cocktails, happy hour, lunch, brunch and dinner. A cozy warm vibe with chandeliers and lots of wooden booths in an old converted pharmacy. Historical building, centrally located in downtown./

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:30 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 225-0035

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    David Clack

  • Catering

    We offer affordable boxed lunches, catering platters, buffets, off-site events and staffing, a variety of menus w/ optional vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and pescatarian menus, variety of pricing options from $10 boxed lunches to four course $75/person wine dinners for donor events.<br /><br />SWaM certified and VCU alumni owned. Woman owned.<br />

  • Private party facilities

    Can accommodate groups up to 600 people like weddings, corporate events, networking, and charity events. If you think any of these can work for you, contact our location directly!

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    N. Foushee and Broad Streets

  • Parking details

    Parkway Parking in between Foushee and 1st Street. Go in the second entrance located on East Grace St and pay the Fee at the box.

  • Public transit

    The Pulse Bus is between Foushee and Adams Street on Broad

  • Entertainment

    Join us for First Friday's Art Walk every First Friday w/ magic and art and more!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,939 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Richmond

    Great for brunch

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  1. T

    Toni

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Service was bad. Waitress forgot to put one persons meal into kitchen. Steak was thin and over cooked. I’ve been going to Tarrant’s for years. This is the first time I was disappointed.
  2. d

    dinnerwithmygirls

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice vibe. Dessert was wonderful. The fish tacos were a little juicy/messy. Not enough kick to them.
  3. SB

    SonjaB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Tarrant's has been one of my favorite restaurants. The ambiance is good and the food is good. I was not too pleased though at my most recent visit. The waiter had a flat attitude. My husband ordered an appetizer, which we never received. We waited several minutes before he took our order. He never came back to see if we were pleased with our food or to refresh our beverages. After our meal was done, he seemed to rush us for our payment. I don't have a desire to visit Tarrant's Downtown anytime soon.
  4. ER

    EmmaR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    This is a cute place with good service! Unfortunately the chicken pot pie special made me sick to my stomach for 24 hours. Generally, the food was very average - nothing special.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    I was on a businees trip and couldnt wait to get back to this restaurant for dinner. My colleague and I ordered the jumbo shrimp. Hers turned out well. Mine was flavorful but watery- much more liquid than the previous time I ordered this entree. The server said they could do another one but it would come out the same way. Not sure why when my colleague's was different. My server was nice. He then sent over the manager. Who said he would talk to the cook. He returned to tell me he spoke to the cook and next time it should be better. I told him that didn't help me for my dinner. He then offered me dessert, which I turned down, explaining I was hungry and wanted to enjoy my dinner. Even my colleague told him that hers didn't have the excess liquid mine did. I feel like she was using her privilege to advocate for me. He apologized but did nothing. I then asked to see a menu to possibly make a different selection, but I really wanted what I ordered, prepared better. I was not given that option. The manager reluctantly said he would discount my meal. I told him I wasn't looking for a discount. I want a meal I can enjoy. He apologized and walked away. I didn't think that would be his response. I later got a full bill $38.00+, with no other options or attempts to make my entree again. I was really disappointed as I've dined st this locations several times on business trips. I do feel like if I wasn't an African American woman, both the server and manager would have made more of an attempt to correct the situation, and would have at least tried to prepare the dish again.
  6. D

    Dwight

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our waiter was excellent given the situation; Tarrant’s was obviously understaffed, which caused long waits even for those with reservations. Our waiter warned us before we ordered that there would be a long wait. He was correct, however, worked hard to remain upbeat and accommodate us and many others. The food was delicious!
  7. CC

    CeeCee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The food/eggs and pancakes was cold so it was sent back. When the food came out the second time, it was still cold. I was very disappointed. This is not a place I would recommend or visit again.
  8. L

    Lezar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    In this day of chain restaurants and corporate outposts, Tarrant's stands out as a long time independent. That's important to me. This place is like walking into the past of Richmond. But that's good thing, because it's the best parts of the past - no gimmicks, just class. The place was full when we arrived for our reservation. No problem, they know how to deal with success, they've been at it a long time. We were given a great booth and immediately greeted by Lisa?, who explained the nightly specials and took our drink order. We had to wait a while due to the backed up bar, but with a full house at prime time it was okay. We were given a simple garlic bread appetizer which was so delicious it had our mouths watering for the main courses. They are not afraid to load on the fresh garlic! Maybe this would be too much for people afraid of garlic, but it was pure bliss for us. The meals were soon delivered and they were excellent in every way. Even though we were stuffed, since the food was so good, we had to have the waitress suggested desert! And it didn't disappoint. If you want to get a glimpse of what old Richmond might have looked like, this is the place. A true gem of a urban city restaurant that has survived.
  9. b

    brittanyd

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    While I’m appreciative of my large party being accommodated, my waiter was not friendly at all. He started off the reservation with an attitude and not a proper greeting out of being overwhelmed by the party size. Food took a long time, my moms soup came out with her waffle. The food was cold, condiments took even longer to come out! I’ve been coming here for 5 years and brought my out of town guests to have a good richmond brunch, this was so disappointing, they need to take pointers from tarrants west!
  10. S

    Sinnamon

    Atlanta

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The soup was Luke warm , small and very little crab in the she crab soup. Steak and cheese was tasty but very small. Overall ok experience. Wait staff is awesomely and friendly.
  11. J

    Jenna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My best friend and I ate here for her birthday and it was fantastic!!!
  12. P

    Pete

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The service was terrible. Our order took forever yet some of the dishes were cold when they arrived. We had to ask for things 2 & 3 times before actually receiving them.
  13. TL

    TomL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    On a very busy night, we had to wait longer than usual, but our server was very professional and made sure we were comfortable and updated on the status of our food. We were even comped a free round of drinks due to the long wait. Food was good, as always, and we enjoyed our meal.
  14. MC

    MargaretC

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! Our waitress was so nice and would check in on us every few minutes. She refilled waters often and was always smiley :) everyone in the restaurant wished me happy birthday. It was the best birthday dinner in my favorite city.
  15. MH

    MelH

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Long wait to be seated, long wait to get drinks, food was mediocre at best...wanted to like it bc location is convenient and ambience inviting but wont go back bc there is definitely better options around
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing
  17. AS

    AudreyS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. Friendliest restaurant in Richmond. And the food is great—we have brunch there every Sunday and are happy and full of good food when we leave. Our favorite brunch!!!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Well. Unorganized. Staff looked rough.
  19. AH

    AndrewH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Long time customer. Last three times have been disappointing. This time set the lowest bar. Won’t be returning. Too many other restaurants that care about patrons
  20. MF

    MidloFamily

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on New Years Eve and enjoyed our dinner. Service was great and so was the food.
  21. C

    Chris1

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I had the chicken Parmesan sandwich. Could hardly taste or see any red sauce or see the cheese. What was there was delicious but I didn’t order a fried chicken sandwich. The onion sticks were delicious. My friend thoroughly enjoyed her meal. I like Tarrants and would definitely go back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great location. Kitchen was behind. Drinks were slow. Food was average. We have eaten here several times, this was a disappointment.
  23. l

    lseesman

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This was exactly what we needed for dinner with our 4 year old on our overnight stay in Richmond during a long road trip. I remember going to Tarrant’s for a bite to eat and drinks at the bar when I lived in Richmond and thought it might be too loud. It wasn’t at all. The seared tuna and fried green tomatoes were perfect and the kids pizza was huge. The prices on some items - dinner salads and entrees - were a bit higher than I remembered but this is probably inflation. It was a mellow steady night- perfect for us. Kids welcome but a grown up atmosphere. Other families with kids were there too which was great.
  24. E

    Eddie

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very quaint and unique place. The food was excellent; my wife had the Salmon with rice, and both cooked perfectly. I had the tomato bisque soup and Lasagna, which exceeded my expectations. Our waitress was awesome; she was friendly, inviting, quick and attentive. Don't pass by if you're in Richmond looking for a place to eat.
  25. k

    kittysteinmart

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Staff and food were wonderful! I came in from some distance and was late and they honored my reservation. Incredible ambience in this old drugstore. Quirky design, good looking people. I ordered a small pepperoni and jalapeño pizza. I loved it. My friend got a brownie on the house because it was her birthday and it too was delightful, soft and crunchy at the same time.
  26. KB

    KimB

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great customer service and atmosphere!
  27. KC

    KennethC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great. Tarrants has a great intimate ambience.
  28. SA

    SusanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely Christmas Eve supper. Outstanding service.
  29. M

    Mackenzie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful brunch on christmas eve. the food was delicious and our service was great.
  30. SL

    SusanL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Greeted & seated immediately. Place was not busy & four employees were standing at bar talking. We waited 10 minutes & no one ever came to table. Finally got up & left.
  31. s

    sporter1963

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good, so festive. A perfect "welcome to Richmond!" dinner for family!
  32. AB

    AliceB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    It took almost an hour to get our food after we placed our orders and some of the orders were messed up ( lacking dressing and mayonnaise on a sandwich when no mayonnaise was requested). I usually have a pleasant dining experience at Tarants but this was substandard.
  33. JB

    JaredB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tarrant’s was Fabulous! Great service great food great atmosphere!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great waiter! Appetizers, soup, salad and pizza as well as the salmon were all delicious! We’ll be back for the Chicken Pot Pie!
  35. D

    Dave

    Richmond

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent popular local spot. Food was good : service was bit slow. But place was packed with Holidsy groups. Never go wrong with Tarrants
  36. E

    Emil

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Staff was short staffed so there was a bit of a wait which we didn’t mind too much granted their situation. Our server was super helpful in recommending items. Ordered a bowl of soup though, they brought out a cup which I mentioned was the wrong side and 5-10 min later I got a second cup of soup. Waited 10 minutes for the dressing for a salad. Food was pretty good though and it is a cute spot with friendly people.
  37. SP

    SusanP

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, great restaurant.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    12/20 Waited a long time for service; Ran out of steaks; didn’t check back for drinks; food came out before the salads; wait staff no t attentive; food was good; manager offered a discount because of poor service.
  39. JJ

    JoJoBean

    Richmond

    119 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We love Tarrants. It's a great atmosphere with a large menu for everyone. My husband loved his Reuben sandwich. Our friend also loved his crab cake sandwich, although he asked for different bread. However, the identical pizzas ordered for my other friend and me were a huge disappointment. The crust was great, but far too much cheese, and far too few ingredients. Very bland and boring, which is not how I remember them. Still, we will be back again!
  40. LS

    LaurenS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Tarrants!! It was a great pre-Christmas lunch with my parents and the service and food were excellent. This was my 4th time here and I’ll definitely be back for a 5th. Loved the vibe.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Tarrant's Downtown using the Order Online button. Tarrant's Downtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 225-0035.

Tarrant's Downtown is rated 4.2 stars by 2939 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tarrant's Downtown

1 West Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N. Foushee and Broad Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:30 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parkway Parking in between Foushee and 1st Street. Go in the second entrance located on East Grace St and pay the Fee at the box.

  • Public transit

    The Pulse Bus is between Foushee and Adams Street on Broad

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    David Clack

  • Entertainment

    Join us for First Friday's Art Walk every First Friday w/ magic and art and more!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 225-0035

  • Catering

    We offer affordable boxed lunches, catering platters, buffets, off-site events and staffing, a variety of menus w/ optional vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and pescatarian menus, variety of pricing options from $10 boxed lunches to four course $75/person wine dinners for donor events.<br /><br />SWaM certified and VCU alumni owned. Woman owned.<br />

  • Private party facilities

    Can accommodate groups up to 600 people like weddings, corporate events, networking, and charity events. If you think any of these can work for you, contact our location directly!

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