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Tarbell's

#56 of 2,426 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Camelback East
French, American, Seafood, Contemporary
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3213 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018-2307 (32nd Street)
Just outside the parking lot, on Camelback Road.
(602) 955-8100
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A touch of the big city...

Tarbell's is one of a handful of Phoenix area restaurants that wouldn't be out of place in NYC. It isn't Le Bernardin or Per Se, but it would slot in nicely with Gramercy Tavern, Cafe Boulud, or Tribeca Grill. Excellent service in a relaxed atmosphere complement the very good food and interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
dglwriter
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Tarbell's is one of a handful of Phoenix area restaurants that wouldn't be out of place in NYC. It isn't Le Bernardin or Per Se, but it would slot in nicely with Gramercy Tavern, Cafe Boulud, or Tribeca Grill. Excellent service in a relaxed atmosphere complement the very good food and interesting wine list. Like most popular places these days,... More 

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Incline Village
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

As a long time customer of Tarbell's, there is one thing I can tell you. The food is great ! Mark and his staff do an excellent job of delivering consistently great food. With that said, the business has been there for 20 years, and the interior of the place needs a rework. The bar (in some areas), and the... More 

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Phenix City, Alabama
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Don't miss this if you are traveling to Phoenix. Excellent wine selection and the food is first rate. My husband had the salmon and I had a braised beef. Both were excellent.

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Dorking, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I took two customers here for an early dinner, and at 7pm the restaurant was nearly full of early diners. I wasn’t impressed having read so many good reviews. The “crispy rock shrimp” had very little crisp to them and my strip steak was tough. My guests both had fish which was well cooked. I did find it odd that... More 

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Quaint location and not very loud. Amazing menu makes it difficult to make a choice. Good wait staff, very attentive, maybe a bit to attentive. Need time to relax and visit with friends as part of the experience. Extensive wine list and the desserts are to die for!

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Chicago
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This restaurant was strongly recommended to us and it did not disappoint. Interesting eclectic menu but does not try too hard (the one too many ingredients problem). All of our food was spot on and yes, the chickpeas are a treat. Outstanding wine list--leans higher end, but some great choices at more reasonable prices. Big surprise was the bill was... More 

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Clarksville, MD
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited Phoenix this year for our anniversary and our trip happened to include my wife's birthday. I booked our Tarbell's reservation online at opentable.com the week before we left. The process was simple and enabled me to include the request that we'd be celebrating my wife's birthday. We were seated promptly for our 6:30pm reservation, and although we were... More 

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Phoenix
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Local favorite for 20 years, great and original food matched with personal service. The chef varies the menu with the seasons and continual mixes up the wine list so always something new, but the old favorites are always there.

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Cincinnati
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Reserve a semi private room for six off the bar area. Excellent food and service. Ask for Nathan. Good menu selections. Salmon was delicious. Ask for salmon over spinach on top of potato pancake! Gluten free and vegetarian selections.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Mark Tarbell did a great job with the menu at this incredible restaurant. Atmosphere was nice but very comfortable and not pretentious at all. Our host was VERY friendly and made a terrific first impression. We shared a few starters and each one was very good. My favorite was the bacon candy and truth be told, I could have easily... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3213 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018-2307
    (32nd Street)
  • Public Transportation: Just outside the parking lot, on Camelback Road.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East
  • Neighborhood: Camelback East
  • Phone Number: (602) 955-8100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?