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Tarbell's

#64 of 2,453 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, Reservations

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  • 55
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    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
My favorite restaurant in Phoenix!

I like everything about Tarbell's from Mark Tarbell to his friendly staff to the delicious cuisine. Everything is fresh, fresh, fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is energetic and if you are alone you can choose to dine at the bar and talk with other patrons. Perfect for couples, friends and even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
SoniaBendt
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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New York City, New York
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95 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I like everything about Tarbell's from Mark Tarbell to his friendly staff to the delicious cuisine. Everything is fresh, fresh, fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is energetic and if you are alone you can choose to dine at the bar and talk with other patrons. Perfect for couples, friends and even business dinners.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Hosted a business dinner here for out of town folks. The service was good. The place was a bit busy so the noise level was higher than normal. The menu had several options to satisfy a party of 10. The kitchen even comped a few sample items. A must try is the home made mozzarella. Yum yum. Nice experience

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Mesa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Been there once, but will never return, why people go here for food that taste like microwave food, I have no idea, suits go in during the day and local people at night who live in area I would think. Had ravioli with pork, and it was ok, very small portions and I think maye 3-4 ravioli and ate it... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was just a fantastic dining experience. The food was truly delicious. My spouse and I shared the beef carpaccio. I had the seared scallops with saffron risotto, my spouse the pork chop, our friends had salmon and pasta with a giant meatball. Our server, Audrey was a real professional, very gracious and just lovely. This restaurant is HIGHLY recommended.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Very good quality food, but the management obviously wants you in and out as fast as possible. We have been regulars for many years and this seems to be getting worse over time. Even after ordering a full bottle of wine the waitress comes over every 2-3 minutes, pouring it in your glass way too often and asking what you... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Every visit to this chef owned restaurant amazes me each time. The Alaskan Halibut--- mouth watering and FRESH for the desert. From start to finish the mix of flavors freshness and beautiful presentation is what keeps locals and visitors coming back for more. There are many choices in the Valley, but this one makes the top of my list, and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Tarbell's is a perennial favorite. It maintains the level of quality and familiarity that makes it one of the best in the city and beyond. We had the most wonderful experience last evening - not just the food, but the wine, the service, the ambience. It's got it all. The owner was in the house last night, making his way... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Very nice. Great service. Mr fish and gnocchi were awesome. Bottle of prisoner completed the meal. Quiet, great wine selection.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a delicious dinner at Tarbell's on a Saturday evening. The food was great, but the service was a bit slow. It appeared that our waiter was overloaded with tables she had to take care of, so it was a little annoying waiting for our food. When it did come however, it was really good! We had the Peppered... More 

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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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Additional Information about Tarbell's

Address: 3213 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018-2307
Phone Number: (602) 955-8100
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East
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
Average Prices: USD 31 to 50
Cuisine: French, American, Seafood, Contemporary

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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 to 50
  • Cuisine: French, American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?