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Tarragon

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American, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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140 South Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (W. Evelyn Ave.)
Cal Train
408 737-8003
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Tarragon Restaurant is the place to gather and enjoy cocktails, beer, wine...
Tarragon Restaurant is the place to gather and enjoy cocktails, beer, wine and HANDCRAFTED FOOD. We simply call it Sunny California Cuisine; "from farm to table" our food is the freshest, seasonal ingredients found right here locally in California supplied by our community of artisans, farmers and purveyors. The food is simple, yet very flavorful allowing the ingredients to take center stage featuring the real Mesquite Grill. However, for lunch, we have a creative traditional menu with many choices from our seasonal offerings in salads, pasta, superb sandwiches and entrees! The diverse and carefully selected 150+ wine list, as well as, 20+ wines by the glass is sure to provide the perfect complement to your meal by the bottle or by the glass. The ambiance of the restaurant, as well as, the banquet room, complements the cuisine and service with just the right combination of sophistication and old-world charm, whether it is the party of two or two hundred, you will be taken care of.
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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Restaurant on Murphy Street.

The food and service are both good, and the interior decor is up to date. Nothing good or bad stands out for me.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Nancy C
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Sunnyvale, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great place for business lunch due to how quiet the restaurant was. Not sure if we were there on an 'off' day, but there were not many patrons. Made for a quiet venue for business interaction. the food was great & wait staff great too...not sure why the place was empty.

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Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

So glad you were able to have a great meal while getting some work done, Jennifer. We're usually pretty busy so you probably caught us at an off time. Hope you'll be back soon. All the best, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

For $20 per person, you can get a salad or soup, choice of entree (pot roast is my favorite), and dessert before 6 pm on weekends. The food is good and it's a great deal. We like the round booths in front. Ask for candied walnuts on the salad!Wait staff is friendly-our favorite place in downtown Sunnyvale. Only issue-cannot get... More 

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Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

Sounds like we've left you with a good impression of our place. Happy to hear that our pot roast and wait staff knocked it out of the park for you. Hope to see you soon. All the best, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

Sunnyvale, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food and service are both good, and the interior decor is up to date. Nothing good or bad stands out for me.

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Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

Nancy, I'm glad you've had great food and service during your visits. Thanks so much for this lovely review! Can't wait to see you again sometime soon. Best wishes, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

Sunnyvale, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A wonderful place to celebrate 2 wonderful MOM"s on their special day. A great restaurant, great food, great service. Our favorite in Sunnyvale that we are lucky to have. Kudo"s to Tarragon. Thank you.

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Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

What's better than celebrating one mom? That's right, celebrating two of them. Thanks for choosing to celebrate here, Joe, and thanks for sharing the love. Come back and see us again soon -- we'd love to welcome you back. Have a great day, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

Sunnyvale, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went for the first time to Tarragon and had a great experience with the early bird special menu which we highly recommend but you have to be seated by 5:45pm. For $20 per person you get a soup/salad, main course and dessert. I had the Cioppino and my wife had the Mesquite Grilled Salmon. The desserts are so large... More 

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Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

So glad you finally stopped by to eat with us, Shafath. Happy to hear that everything from our service to the food knocked it out of the park for you. Hope you guys will be back to visit us again soon. All the best, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

Farmington, Michigan, United States
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218 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We visited on a weekday around 7pm and it was very busy. The Cabernet and Pinot Noir were very good. My wife started with clam chowder which was served hot and was full of flavor. She then had flat iron steak which was cooked to order and also was very good. I had the chicken marsala. It was a good... More 

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Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

So glad you and your wife stopped by our place for dinner, Ralph. Happy to hear everything hit the spot for you. Hope you guys will be back to visit us soon. Until then, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

Rhode Island
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272 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Ordered the cioppino as a lighter choice however it was a cream based! not very traditional and not indicated on the menu. The service was alright, but nothing special. Ate here because the wait at all the other restaurants was long. this should have been an indication that this was less than a stellar place.

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Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

Sorry to hear there was some confusion with your cioppino. We never want to mislead any of our customers, and we're sorry if you felt that way. We know we're capable of much more and we hope you'll give us another chance to prove that. All the best, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

Sunnyvale, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They have a very thrifty earlybird special. The dining room is quite beautiful. They have a lively happy hour.

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Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

Happy to hear that you're a big fan of our dining room. Nothing like enjoying happy hour with a lively crowd. Hope you'll be back to visit us soon. All the best, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

Delhi, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It was a nice dinner I had here .. their bread are awesome and the service is good. The food is good as well. It is in the south murphy ave which is a lovely street to laze on..

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Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. Great to hear that you liked your bread and service. Hope you'll be back soon to try more of our menu. All the best, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have been going to Tarragon for many years and have never been disappointed. Whenever we have friends in from out of town, we take them to Tarragon. I can always depend on the food and service to be consistently above average and at a reasonable price. Their Happy Hour offers reduced pricing on all beverages and food served in... More 

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Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

Glad we've been able to call you a loyal customer. Always great to have good food and good service, and it's nice to know that we've been able to give you that. Hope we'll be able to kick it up a notch the next time you visit. All the best, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

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Additional Information about Tarragon

Address: 140 South Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone Number: 408 737-8003
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 South Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
    (W. Evelyn Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Cal Train
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: 408 737-8003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Tarragon Restaurant is the place to gather and enjoy cocktails, beer, wine and HANDCRAFTED FOOD. We simply call it Sunny California Cuisine; "from farm to table" our food is the freshest, seasonal ingredients found right here locally in California supplied by our community of artisans, farmers and purveyors. The food is simple, yet very flavorful allowing the ingredients to take center stage featuring the real Mesquite Grill. However, for lunch, we have a creative traditional menu with many choices from our seasonal offerings in salads, pasta, superb sandwiches and entrees! The diverse and carefully selected 150+ wine list, as well as, 20+ wines by the glass is sure to provide the perfect complement to your meal by the bottle or by the glass. The ambiance of the restaurant, as well as, the banquet room, complements the cuisine and service with just the right combination of sophistication and old-world charm, whether it is the party of two or two hundred, you will be taken care of.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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