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“Great experience”
Review of Tarrant's Cafe

Tarrant's Cafe
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Ranked #6 of 1,603 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N. Foushee
Description: Tarrant's Cafe is situated in the Richmond Old and Historic District. It was an important corner bringing drugstore services to nearby residents for over eighty years spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 130 years later this building is bringing neighborhood service to Richmond’s community with an upscale but affordable restaurant: Tarrants Cafe.
Kansas City
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“Great experience”
Reviewed 20 October 2010

I was in town for a conference at the Mariott and walked to Tarrant's for lunch with a colleague. Carlos was our server. The food was great and the ambiance was very charming! I had the fish tacos with upside down apple pie for desert. Both were delicious! And Carlos was very engaging, professional and attentive. Excellent waiter! I definitely recommend this restaurant!
Clint, Kansas City

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Richmond, Virginia
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“This is our OUTSTANDING date night restaurant!!!”
Reviewed 26 July 2010

While we haven't been here in quite some time. When we lived in Richmond, this was always our big date night restaurant. The food is divine, with a menu for any appetite & cuisine you may desire. The drinks are superb. The staff is there to take care of you & it shows. You are guaranteed to walk out full & very happy. The atmosphere is remarkable. It evokes conversation & sometimes they tend to cross table tops, making you new friends instantly. The desserts are spectacular & the coffees after dinner are a perfect ending for a perfect meal. You cannot go wrong at Tarrants!!! Every time we've been we've ordered something different & each time it's been just as good, if not better than the previous visit. You'll thank me if you go!!! So get to getting!!!

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Waco, Texas
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4 reviews
“Good reasonably priced food”
Reviewed 3 July 2010

I went there for a quick lunch with our group. The food was good, prices reasonable and the staff was efficient. Nothing much to say!

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Midlothian, Virginia
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“Make the right choice off the menu!”
Reviewed 23 March 2010

Four of us ventured to Tarrants on a Friday night and had reservations for 6:45pm on a weekend night. The hostess sat us quickly at one of the smaller booths in the original section and we asked if we could get one of the larger booths in the next room. She graciously told us to follow her and had us at a larger booth in seconds. There were several larger parties in this area eating prior to attending the Wizard performance at the Landmark. I was a little concerned with the bigger parties but our server was attentive the whole time and took great care of us. We ordered several beers and a couple of glasses of wine while we looked at the huge variety of choices on the menu.
I was a little surprised at the prices on the entre's, I thought they would be 3-4 dollars cheaper based on the prices I saw for the sandwiches and pizza selections.
We proceeded to order the 1/2 rack ribs with a crabcake, the filet mignon, seafood combo and a scallop special that wasn't on the menu. The Ribs were absolutely marvelous, very moist and flavorful with plenty of meat. The seafood combo was fair according to one of our companions,she wasn't pleased with the crabcakes because they had quite a few shells in them and they were not cooked properly. The filet was very tasty and the scallop special was good as well. The salads were fresh and I highly recommend the She Crab soup. The atmosphere was like any of the typical fan type restaurants even though Tarrants isn't in the fan, The only complaint would be the prices are a tad more than I expected for the entre's and the beer. If you want a large variety to choose from, Tarrants has a little bit of everything.
As we continue our date night tradition of visiting different restaurants in Richmond, I would give Tarrants a thumbs up considering menu choice and service. The only negative would be some of the items are a bit pricier than I think they should be.

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Richmond, Virginia
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“Wonderful food, decent service”
Reviewed 10 March 2010

We love Tarrants Cafe and it enjoy for an intimate dinner. The food is wonderful and there are plenty of choices for everyone's taste. The service is generally pretty good and we always leave stuffed and satisfied.

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