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Tarrant's Cafe

1 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-4212
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Ranked #7 of 1,363 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N. Foushee
Description: Tarrant's Cafe is situated in the Richmond Old and Historic District. It was an important corner bringing drugstore services to nearby residents for over eighty years spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 130 years later this building is bringing neighborhood service to Richmond’s community with an upscale but affordable restaurant: Tarrants Cafe.
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Louisville, Kentucky
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Very diverse menu and price point is nice. My calzone was delicious and the other 4 in my party had dishes that looked just as good! Would highly recommend.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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254 reviews 254 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We went to Tarrant's just after the lunch times. We had been visiting some of Richmond's great attractions and wanted to take time off for a nice lunch. After we finally found a place to park, we walked into Tarrant's and just loved the building. It has a great feel that just tells you that you are going to also... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Really nice neighborhood bar and restaurant feel. Excellent service very good food comfortable but lively atmosphere.

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midlothian, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

by now I've eaten at Tarrant's at least 15 times. It's so convenient to the November Theater - only a block away, and they have free valet parking. Shhh - don't tell everyone! My faves: Reuben Sandwich, Chicken Salad Salad, Risotto. They seem to do every dish well. Nice servers. Several are in the theater world and will tell you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I got a fried oyster po boy sandwich which was good, I've had better but only in seaside towns known for their oysters. The beer choices were wide and well selected. I was traveling alone and came in late so I was only one of the people in the restaurant at the time; the servers took the opportunity to hang... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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132 reviews 132 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This place was mobbed. The food was good tasting, but the portions were small and not served nicely. Had the blackened Snapper and it was about three ounces. Hardly three bites. Cost of the meal (without drinks) for three people was over $100.00. Very expensive and no value for your money.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

This converted pharmacy three blocks from the Jefferson is well worth the walk. Huge menu with everything from She Crab soup to fried oysters to risotto and pizza. Everything I tried was great including and especially the flourless chocolate cake dessert. I ate at the bar and bartender very knowledgable. Best of all they had a David Bruce pinot noir... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

tarrants is a very cool, very hip little bar and restaurant on the corner of foushee and broad st. it is in an area of town that is very old and is now trying to come back into its own. after getting my hair done a few blocks down @PARLOR last week, we stopped in to try their happy hour... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Downtown Richmond isn't exactly a hopping spot, but Tarrant's makes a visit worthwhile. Along with the old world charm at Tarrant's comes old world value. The food is excellent, varied, and ample. Everyone from my group of four had different things and all raved about their meals. I also had the She Crab soup which was outstanding. Don't let the... More

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Gloucester, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have dined here often, specific dates really do not matter. What does matter is the experience that Tarrant's offers. Firstly, the word "cafe" may seem inappropriate, since it is a word that can define even the most mundane dining spots. Tarrant's is not ordinary, far from it. The decor, is cute, almost campy and really classy. Mismatched items, huge... More

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