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“Did not live up to the hype!”
Review of Tarragon

Tarragon
Ranked #12 of 379 Restaurants in Sunnyvale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: W. Evelyn Ave.
Transit: Cal Train
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.
Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

We visited early on a Saturday night and had to wait for table despite the place being less than half full. Bar tender was slow to get an order. Once the place started to fill, it was clear that they did not have enough waitresses to adequately cover the tables. Service was slow. My wife had the prime rib and I had the recommended Cioppino. Both were ok but nothing special. The lasagna at a nearby table looked great. There are a lot of other choices on the menu we would like to try but so far, it isn't that impressive.

Thank Ralph R
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

Tarragon has the whole package - great food, great service and reasonable prices. On-street parking is a challenge, but there is a large lot directly behind that is easy to use.

2  Thank luv2eatout2nite
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Our first attempt was met with "We are closing" which was surprising, but it was a Monday. We came back on a return visit midweek and it was surprisingly empty which made for a very quiet dinner. The menu selections required some contemplation before we ordered... that allowed a drink first. The wine list is very god and the choice of brews is also very nice. One of us had the Paella and one had the Chicken Breast Saltimbocca... both were an excellently sized meal and very flavourful. Plus what is not to like to be on the redone Murphy Street.

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Thank Don T
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

I found the food delightfully delicious, large portions and with plenty of options. The atmosphere is nice and welcoming, I like the way the tables are arranged around the restaurant--not a bad seat in the house.

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1  Thank Ov3rLand
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

We needed a place for a group of 17 to eat dinner, & Tarragon accommodated us beautifully. Service for such a large group can be difficult, but they handled it gracefully, efficiently & accurately. The food was excellent, & the location on Murphy St. in Sunnyvale's revived downtown was very charming. Lots of appealing menu choices, with meat, fish & vegetarian options all represented. My ahi tuna was perfectly cooked (meaning it was nice & rare), & the accompanying coconut rice, sriracha-based sauce, & vegetables made for a very tasty meal. I would definitly return.

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Thank annie791952
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