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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 - 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • 31
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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    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 enviroment and good food

Have gone to happy hour several times and have had many of their appetizers and they were very good. Also have had the early bird special for $20.00, the dinner selections are great and food very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Dixie L
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Sunnyvale
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Pleasanton, California
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370 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Three of us had lunch there. Every thing starting from the bread and butter was wonderful. We ordered mesquite salmon, ahi tuna and Tarragon burger with blue cheese and got the Tarragon Fries to share. Either we were starving- not! - or the food was delicious as the three plates were practically wiped clean! We shared a peanut butter Bon... More 

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Thank SKG109
California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took some business colleagues here on a Tuesday for happy hour and early dinner. There were maybe 8 other people in the bar area, and it still took more than 10min to get drinks for our group of 4. At least 15min to get the waiter back over to order appetizers, and he never came back even though we told... More 

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Thank LawlessRed
Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear about the wait when you came by. I can assure you that isn't the norm for us -- we always want you to feel attended to. I hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Best, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

Sunnyvale
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Have gone to happy hour several times and have had many of their appetizers and they were very good. Also have had the early bird special for $20.00, the dinner selections are great and food very good.

Helpful?
Thank Dixie L
Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you're a fan of our happy hour deals, Dixie! Thanks for all your support. We hope you'll come back and dine with us again soon. Best, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

Mountain View, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

To begin it's the atmosphere I like the best of all places I've been. The bar and it's happy hour is my favorite spot The food is always excellent no matter if it's lunch or dinner. The service is tremendous thanks to servers like Chrystal

Helpful?
Thank Jean B
Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

We're thrilled to hear that you had a good time, Jean! Thanks for all your support. I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to Chrystal. Best, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

Sunnyvale, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had our staff Christmas lunch for 25 here and it was wonderful. Everyone loved the food and they were lovely to work with, giving us a couple of options to choose from for different prices. The set up was wonderful and it was quiet enough that we could talk and hear each other. We all left agreeing that it... More 

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Thank Karhej
Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

Thanks so much for spending your celebratory lunch with us, Karhej! We always love being a part of the fun. We hope to see you again soon with your husband. Best wishes, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

San Jose
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Four of us went here for Thanksgiving. Three of us had the traditional turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and vegis. One of us wanted the prime rib but they were out so he had the Salmon. The food was really good, and even though it was a holiday, the service was good as well. The restaurant itself is very nice, although... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mermaid51061
Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

We're so glad you guys came by for Thanksgiving! It sounds like you all made great choices. We hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

My friend had her wedding there recently, everything was great. The venue was so nice,the food delicious, and the wait staff hard working and courteous. I would recommend it as a great restaurant . The event planner though I would have to say was sorely disorganized and I was not impressed. I do believe she is a bad representative for... More 

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Thank Rita B
Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear that you were a fan of our venue, Rita! It's definitely our goal for all of the food at the wedding to be delicious. We love being involved in such a special day. Thanks for the support. Best, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Service was top notch and food was even better. One of the best steaks I've had in a long time and their bacon wrapped scallops with red pepper sauce are to die for. I'd definitely recommend trying this place, whenever you're in Sunnyvale!

Helpful?
Thank C-in-AZ
Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

One of the best steaks you've had in a long time? What a compliment -- my team and I are seriously humbled. Glad you liked the bacon-wrapped scallops, too! I noticed that you're in Phoenix, so I hope you had a great time here in Sunnyvale. Perhaps we'll cross paths again soon? We'd love to serve you another meal! Best,... More 

Boston, MA
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98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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 

Helpful?
Thank andrew02459
Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

I'm glad you stopped in for lunch with us, Andrew! So wonderful to see that you enjoyed the salads, sandwiches, and service. I do apologize if the food didn't seem to come out as promptly as we would've hoped -- lunch rushes should never set us back much. All in all, though, it looks like you've enjoyed your time with... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

Helpful?
Thank Tim E
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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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: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

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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