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Tarrant's Cafe

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1 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-4212 (N. Foushee)
8042250035
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Tarrant's Cafe is situated in the Richmond Old and Historic District. It...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 177
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great find while visiting Richmond

Asked around for a good locales place. Tarrant's came highly recommended. We were not disappointed. Had the crab cake appetizer followed by grilled Mahi Mahi. We also ordered a chicken marsala. Both were great. The rolls they give you are excellent. Desserts sounded good but had no room... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
DDR333
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Newport, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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612 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Newport, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Asked around for a good locales place. Tarrant's came highly recommended. We were not disappointed. Had the crab cake appetizer followed by grilled Mahi Mahi. We also ordered a chicken marsala. Both were great. The rolls they give you are excellent. Desserts sounded good but had no room. Definitely a great find for out of towners.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were out for our anniversary and thought we'd try Tarrant's. We had heard great comments from friends and had high expectations. We were seated between two large groups and had to shout to have a conversation. I ordered the surf and turf. The steak was flavorful but over cooked. The mashed potatoes were cold and the mushroom sauce that... More 

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Richmond, va
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Four of us went for my daughter's birthday. Service was so so, and really the food was just okay. I ordered the blackened tuna, and it was very small. I tried to order the rockfish, but she said she thought it was gone...would have been nice to know first.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We had a Great night at Tarrant's Cafė. A big group of people from a conference gathered here. The service was good and the food decent. Not fancy, but good. We enjoyed how the staff made it work although we were a big group of people making serving tough!

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Wilmington, NC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had a nice brunch at Tarrant's cafe. The coffee was really good, and my waffle was light and crispy with a nice side of fruit. The bacon was a bit oily. My husband really liked his loaded waffle.

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Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A colleague had recommended another restaurant on Broad St. one recent Tuesday evening, and we were heading over when I noticed a little place that looked intriguing for some reason. Maybe it was the martini glass signage (even though I don't drink martinis) or the fact it seemed like a neighborhood kind of place but we crossed over to Tarrant's... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have had the pleasure of dining at Tarrant's,for both lunch and dinner, on many occasions and I have always found it to be delicious with a very comfortable atmosphere. Agreat place to dine.

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Richmond, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I eat at this restaurant fairly often (usually one meal and one happy hour a month), because it's reliably good. The food is usually fresh and delicious. I've maybe had one meal here that wasn't "very good" or better. They have a huge range of options; I'd say there's something for everyone. I really like some of their salad varieties,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Absolutely the best. I met the owner, Ted Santarella, several years ago and I've enjoyed hundreds of wonderful food creations wrapped in an eclectic atmosphere. In December, 2014, he opened Tarrant's West to take on the chains, one meal at a time. Do yourself a favor and visit either restaurant and be sure to tell them that Glenda sent you!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

nice menu selection, food was very tasty, great waiter andservice was slow coming from the kitchen sadly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-4212
    (N. Foushee)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 8042250035

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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