Tarpy’s Roadhouse is one of the best restaurants in Monterey. Always great service and delicious food.
It was a lovely experience - great food & outstanding service. It is also a really pretty/inviting plCe.
This was the best evening that we had thus far at Tarpy's. Everything was perfect! The table had balloons as requested, because we were celebrating a birthday. The food was amazing from the appetizers to the desserts. The best part of our evening was Alfredo the waiter. He was professional, personable, witty and very knowledgeable of the menu and specials for the night. Thanks again for a delightful evening!!!
The beet salad was great. If you added grilled chicken it could be a main meal. The halibut was outstanding and the service the same. I would recommend and my wife and I are already planning a trip back and we live in Clayton, CA.
Nice day with a good friend. Will definitely go back :)
Food and ambiance and service was excellent. Heartily recommend it.
For a popular restaurant, our party of 7 felt as if we had the place to ourselves and our wait staff was very attentive. Can’t wait for our family to come back!
Always a great out-of-way spot on the Monterey Peninsula. Innovative, great interpretations of California cuisine
Very expensive. The ribs and pork shank were over cooked. The sides with pork shank were uneatable. Also everything is overpriced. I will not go back.
Excellent service and food
Had bad experience last summer but last night was fabulous!!!!!!
We celebrated my brother's Birthday here. Our waiter Nic was outstanding. By the time we left, he remembered all our names. Constantly came back to check on us. We appreciated that a lot. Since our experience we have referred Tarpy's to 2 couples who when there for dinner. Thank you Tarpy's and Thank you Nic.
My sisters birthday
I’ve had a large party of 10, and usually go there for many other dinners. Most of the food was very good with the exception of the beef with beet salad. It was quite different than we’ve had before. The dressing was too heavy and beets seemed almost stewed.
Yum- been before and will be again. LOVE it!
We look forward to returning to Tarpy’s on each visit to the area
Excellent meal and service.
Excellent simple menu, caters to the masses. Well kept restaurant and grounds. Good parking.
But, the FOOD!!! Every time we eat there, the food is cooked and seasoned to perfection, ample portions.
The prices are very reasonable for what you’re getting.
We have yet to be served any mistakes. Never have we sent anything back.
Enjoyed lunch with family.
Have eaten there many times and again a great job. An afternoon lunch was made special
Great food! Great service! Great location. Enjoyed everything
We always recommend Tarpy's to friends and acquaintances ....
Thank you, Alexis for the 5 stars and for recommending us, we truly appreciate it! Look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Colleen Balzano
My husband and I took our dear friends here for their 15th anniversary. They were so overwhelmed with the quality of not only the food & wine but the service as well. The whole experience even brought tears to one of their eyes and gave the other one pause. Thank you for a great evening!
Loved this place. Very lovely set up - was originally a giant home - so is surrounded by gardens, pathways, and an intimate feel inside. The food was spectacular. I had the salmon, blackened with beurre blanc. A pure delight. The rest of the table loved their food too - what a gem! We will be back next time we are in the area.
Very courteous, helpful and great staff from beginning to end. Our server Deveroe was knowledgeable of the history of Tarpy’s and what was available on the menu and your specials.
Tarpy’s is a bit off the main but well worth it. Would love to return this summer to enjoy the outside.
Our appetizer of grilled artichokes and tomatoes to each of our entrees - grilled salmon, shrimp hit our palate well.
Balloons and tasty desserts topped off our enjoyable evening
We had the opportunity to take some friends who came into town and wanted to take to one of our favorites in the Monterey Area. As always the place was fantastic, my only complaint was the waiter. Though he was quite attentive, we felt pushed. We really did want to spend time relaxing, when drinks arrived he wanted to take our order for the main course, we wanted to have appetizers, and told him we just wanted relax, yet again after appetizers arrived, he wanted to take our dinner order, again we told him we want to relax and talk. Through the whole meal we felt rushed. Spending $450.00 for (4) people, I don’t want to rush through dinner.
Really this was the only issue, we were seated right on time, the place has a fine atmosphere and is conducive to conversation, food was wonderful, (2) of us had the special New York steak, one the aged rib eye and the other there Sirloin with Gorgonzola cheese sauce. Dinner drinks to dessert was wonderful.
Definitely go, but tell the waiter up front if you want to go slow!
Pedro provided great service.
The food was awesome.
The diverse clientele is a credit to your establishment.
And, the acoustic ceiling tiles and carpet allowed everyone to enjoy quiet conversations in the dining room.
Thank you for the amazing dinning experience and for making my anniversary such a memorable moment for myself and my fiancee. I had a vision of how I wanted to surprise my fiancee on our anniversary, I deliver decorations and I explain to the person in charge of front desk of how I wanted the table to look. I was blown away as soon as we walked to our table, I was able to see the effort and dedication that they put into decorating our table just the way I had imagine it. We are getting marry next year and Tarpy's will be our wedding venue. Thank you for everything.
Tarpy’s never disappoints. My Wife and I always look forward to the night we choose it as the restaurant ‘date night’. Great atmosphere, excellent service, delicious everything.
We will be returning again and again....
Good food, service good but a little slow
The Service was outstanding & the food was very good! I would recommend it to my friends & family!
We came for our daughter’s college graduation. The menu was great, something for everyone and cooked to perfection! Wonderful ambiance for an amazing celebration.
Bring back the short braised short ribs please. It was very good
We had a wonderful lunch for our daughter's graduation celebration. Our waitress, Levi was amazing. Food was fantastic. We can't wait to go back on a sunny day to enjoy the beautiful grounds and outside eating. Thank you Tarpy's
Great food. Celebrated a birthday - they had balloons on the table and gave the birthday girl a dessert that was tasty. Out of control child was at the next table, and the staff handled him with great finesse.
The place was packed - which is always a good sign to me. I will be back!
We brought our daughter for her graduation with her MA. We had excellent service from the host to the server and runners. Our food was outstanding and we walked away so very glad we went to Tarpy's for dinner. Great experience start to finish.
I would only mention that we had a private room at Tarpy's. It made all the difference in the world. The regular dining room tends to get very loud. Otherwise, great food, great service , and a wonderful atmosphere as we could (10 of us) could hear each other and participate in the conversation.
We had Laurie as our Server and she was outstanding. Attentive w/o being intrusive. She was friendly, knowledgeable regarding the menu, portion sizes as well as very accommodating regarding special bar recommendations. To top off our experience we got the chance to meet her Mom who was lovely. We have long loved Tarpy’s but Laurie made our most recent visit memorable.
Great combination of food and atmosphere. This place captures California casual. The short rib special was world class.
Great service and ambiance!
Very nice place overall. Will come back. Food on par.