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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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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
Probably the most formal restaurant of the Murphy Strip

Such a wealth of choices on Murphy for the traveller! This one stands out for being more in the heritage of classic "dining restaurant": nice large tables, folded napkins, large space, obviously trained staff, good bar, large easy to read menus. It's not a sidewalk "quick entree and out" place. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
andrew02459
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Boston, MA
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Boston, MA
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99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Such a wealth of choices on Murphy for the traveller! This one stands out for being more in the heritage of classic "dining restaurant": nice large tables, folded napkins, large space, obviously trained staff, good bar, large easy to read menus. It's not a sidewalk "quick entree and out" place. We were there for lunch this time: good salads with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A very good menu with a wide range of dishes. Can always find something to order. Cocktails are great too.

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Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

Tim, I'm really happy you found the menu to provide such a variety of options -- especially with the cocktails, too. Hope you come back to explore it even further! Best, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A nice menu of good fish, chicken and meat dishes in a quiet, tableclothed restaurant right on Murphy Street in downtown Sunnyvale. Wines, beers and cocktails also. Good service. Restaurant is very darkly lit. The upstairs outside lounge is lovely but might only be available to groups.

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Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

We're so happy you loved the vibe and dishes in our restaurant, Wanda. Thank you for spreading the word! Hope you'll come back and visit very soon. Best, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

Sunnyvale, California, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Old style elegance, casual to dressy on Murphy Street. I'd take my parents here for succulent pork loin with a wonderful raisin sauce (not too sweet) , grilled shrimp with lobster sauce or a tender fillet mignon. Vegetables in season were done to perfection. The menu had paella and cioppino too. We brought our own birthday cake ($10 cake charge... More 

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Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

Marsha, it means so much to me that you had a nice time on such a special evening. Those vegetables are honestly some of my favorite of our seasonal menu, and I'm so happy you enjoyed them too. We would very much like to see you back on Murphy soon! Best, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

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 6 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
6 restaurant 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 2 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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219 reviews
157 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 

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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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