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Tarrant's Cafe

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1 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-4212 (N. Foushee)
+1 804 225 0035
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's unfortunate that the blackened corvina that I ordered as an entrée was so abysmal. It was drowning in oil and so salty that I could not finish it. I may have just been unlucky in my choice, since ny husband was very pleased with the ribs that he ordered. The service was great, but given my bad experience with... More 

Thank MartaH69
Lancaster, California
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49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After getting turned away at some 'soul food' establishment, we came to Tarrant's Café with my family of six. The staff were wonderful! This place was busy too, but the reception and atmosphere made the wait worth it. The menu is manageably comprehensive. Good luck selecting your meal. Everything we ordered was scrumptious and I hope my brother (who picked... More 

Thank David B
Great Falls
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a cozy late lunch on a snowy January Saturday. We were welcomed in and sat in a nice booth. We enjoyed the garlic bread, the tortilla soup, interesting and quite tasty sweet potato fries and the chicken melt. All well prepared and wonderful. A definite lunch stop while in Richmond.

Thank Dan L
Midlothian, Virginia
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch last week at tarrants cafe. She crab soup is outstanding! Has just a taste of sherry that adds extra flavors. Sandwich was a avacodo BLT. Great combination! Reasonable prices!

Thank lbrhe61
Richmond, Virginia
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130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As subscribers to VA Rep, we regularly eat dinner in the area. Tarrants is one of our favorite places. The service is always excellent and the food reliable--between good and great. I usually have the crab cakes which are always excellent. Generous portions, great wait staff.

Thank Catiebeth
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently dined at Tarrant's Cafe with friends before enjoying a show across the street at the VA Rep Theater (bonus points for free valet service for restaurant AND theater parking - a huge help!). There were three of us in our party, all women in our mid-thirties. Tarrant's has been on my list of "musts" for a while, so... More 

Thank WatsonFam5
Ashland, Virginia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of four was seated promptly at a cozy table, luckily we aren't big people because cozy is a euphemism. We ordered drinks and appetizers. I ordered a featured cocktail made with rye whiskey. It was a good recipe. The shrimp and grits appetizer was excellent, as was the she crab soup. The salads were crisp, but we'd never... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our evening at Tarrant's Cafe. The restaurant was dimly lit, which is perfect for dinner. The hostess attempted to seat 5 of us in a small booth, but when we asked for a larger table, she did accommodate us by seating us in a larger booth. It puzzled me regarding her thought process of seating all 5 of... More 

Thank mamaluvs2travel
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious, decent sized portions. The wait staff was very helpful. Parking was not great, but doesn't seem to be anywhere in Richmond. We had a good quality, enjoyable meal in a friendly and lively environment.

Thank E Dianne S
Athens, Alabama
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok. Wait staff attentative. Sadly the cook s day was not good. Rate this place not worth waiting 2 1/2 hours on our reserved table and meal a bust.

Thank Vickie F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Steakhouse, Pizza, American
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-4212
    (N. Foushee)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804 225 0035
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?