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475 reviews
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$30 and under
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Located in historic downtown Sunnyvale, Tarragon Restaurant is the perfect date night restaurant. The intimate dining space, romantic lighting and entrées such as chicken marsala, linguine with clams and mussels as well as paella pollo and andouille combine to make a memorable evening. Tarragon offers a unique early dining option with three-course meals and discounted drinks from the full bar. The regular dinner menu offers many mesquite grill options such as the flat iron steak, rack of lamb, pork chop or airline chicken breast. There are also several vegetarian options on the menu including a grilled seasonal vegetable platter, butternut squash ravioli or the risotto Genovese.

Celebrate a wedding, graduation, birthday or other large event at Tarragon. The large upper floor banquet hall and outdoor terrace allow for plenty of room for guests while still enjoying an upscale atmosphere.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:00 pm - 6:00pm BAR AREA Half off Drinks
Dinner: Monday thru Saturday 5pm
Sundays - CLOSED
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Phone number
(408) 737-8003
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We have a large banquet room, for either conferences off sites, receptions, retirement parties, rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions. Special menus to choose from starting at $35 to $65 per person or buffet menus as well.
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Private party contact
Dottia Bilic: (408) 737-8003
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We offer 3 course menu's, buffet, seafood bar, tons of appetizer platters, and multiple drink packages to suit your party's needs. Large private dining room for up to 250 people.
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Cross street
W. Evelyn Ave.
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Parking details
The Cal Train garage is kitty-corner from Evelyn Ave.

Public Lot located behind the restaurant on Sunnyvale Ave.
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Public transit
Cal Train
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Special events & promotions
Early Bird 3 course meal 20.00 per person from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Over 10 entrees to choose from.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2012

It was our first time at the Tarragon. The experience was very pleasant.

FeedMe (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2012

Three of the four people in my group ordered filet steaks. The steaks were all cooked to specification and delicious. The other dinner was the Ahi. This was also delicious and cooked perfect. The deserts were also yummy. This was our first time at Tarragon and will be back for sure.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 22, 2012

good food, but a little too heavy on the garlic. In both our meals. the pork with polenta and the ravioli.

Uhu14 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 22, 2012

I just went here for my anniversary. Overall this place is good with a few drawbacks. The ambience is warm and welcoming. Food better than average. Paella was tasty but appeared to be prepared with cheese or cream which was not how paella tasted in Spanish restaurants Ive dined at. Prices are fair. It seems most diners were there for the $20 early bird specials. I was not impressed with our server who got our salad order wrong on two items- not splitting the portions into two dishes and not keeping the dressing separate. No one recognized that we where there for our anniversary either which I presume the maitre d should have been able to see on the Open Tablel reservation.

Romanten (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2012

It was our first time there. First impression was a reminder of "Joe's of San Rafael". It has a long curved walkway from the back door to the front door. The bar has ample seating and shows some class. We started with a "wedge" and it was great, the best we've had. The Caesar's salad was good as well especially with the added anchovies. We had lamb chops that were outrageously good and a scampi dish that was good but not a good the the lamb chops. The prices are very reasonable and our server (Amelia) was outstanding! We will be returning to Tarragon, hopefully often.

vipJayB (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 21, 2012

After reading positive reviews, decided to check this place out while waiting for our daughter to finish her 2 hour practice. Service was excellent but that was about it. Drinks were too tart for what they should've been. Wife's scampi and pasta was good albeit the pasta was a bit oily. However my seafood paella was extremely dry and frankly uneatble. Ended up transferring what meat incould find over to my wife's oily pasta just to satisfy a meal. Won't be going back and am recommending others try any one of the many, many other better places on the strip.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2012

Their early bird dinner is the best bargain in town! For $20 a great salad, rack of lamb (all right it's just 3 ribs, but very meaty and perfectly prepared) and a yummy dessert. Their early bird wine is $4 a glass, so this is a wonderful weeknight dinner if you can handle eating early! Great atmosphere too.

vipNancy (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2012

Great restaurant and warm dining experience.

luvgr8tfood (Portland)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2012

We went early and they have a lovely early dinner special although that's not what we were looking for. Three courses all for about 20.00 - so very reasonable. The only negative was the wait staff was quite slow and we waited at least 20 min for our wine. The food was excellent however and the ambience is fine as well.

vipJanetta (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 15, 2012