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Tarragon

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American, Californian, 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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Today
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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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 25
    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 meal

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Ralph R
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Farmington, Michigan, United States
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Sunnyvale, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
Top Contributor
272 reviews 272 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Toronto
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Order by 6 pm and you get a three course meal for only $20! Where else can you find a deal like that? And the food is very good. I ordered the rack of lamb, the regular entree alone was $28 on the regular menu. For this early bird special we got a Manhattan chowder chock full of clams, and... More 

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Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

Nice to know that you stopped by when you were in the area. Sounds like you came in early and got a good deal. Glad to hear the lamb hit the spot for you, and it's great that you ended your meal with cheesecake. We hope you'll be back to visit us when you're in Sunnyvale again. All the best,... More 

Sunnyvale, California
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've been to Tarragon several times and always enjoy it. I've gone there for work dinners and for meals with my family. The food is consistently very tasty, the atmosphere is nice and the service is good. We were most recently there on New Year's Eve and had a good time.

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Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

Glad you've decided to visit us on numerous occasions. Nice to know that we were able to ring in the new year with you. It's great that you've visited with both work friends and your family, and we hope you'll be back to visit us with even more friends. All the best, Dottia Bilic, Owner More 

SF Bay Area
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

We have been to Tarragon many times, including New Years Eve, by ourselves and with friends visiting it for the first time. We have found the service and food to be consistent and have never had a bad experience. The ambiance is quiet and leans toward one associated with fine dining. In the front right is a bar/lounge area and... More 

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Dottia B, Owner at Tarragon, responded to this review

A review doesn't get much better than this! Thank you for taking the time to share such a lovely post. It sounds like you've sampled some of our signature dishes, which is great. We're also doing another New Years Eve party this year -- we hope you can make it out! Be sure to check out our Facebook page or... 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, Californian, Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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