Tarbell's

4.6 based on 480 reviews
Cuisine Type American
Price Range $31 to $50
Neighborhood Camelback East

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About Tarbell's

Since 1994 Tarbell's has served an organic, seasonal menu featuring local produce, fresh seafood, fine meats and poultry, fresh pastas, and wood-oven pizzas. Everything is made in house with simplicity and love!
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Cuisines American, Contemporary American, Seafood
Dining Style Casual Elegant
Phone Number +1 602 955 8100
Website www.tarbells.com
Dress Code Business Casual
Payment Options AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Executive Chef Mark Tarbell
Location 3213 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Menus

  1. Main Menu
  2. Dessert Menu
  3. Wine List
  4. Cocktail & Beer Menu

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4.6
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Based on 480 reviews
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Moderate
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We brought a friend who visits from Denver frequently...his first time. We eat all over town but he shared that his mean and overall experience at Tarbell's was his favorite! Well done, and rest assured...we'll be back again and again! Thank you!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another wonderful dinnerat our favorite place. Celebrated my girlfriends birthday-she had her standby favorite of a half and half order of scotch beef and pasta while I had the fish special. Wonderful with a great wine that paired perfectly. Dessert was scrumptious too. Can't wait to go back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall experience was great because of our exceptional waiter, Kevin! Celebrating a birthday and he made us feel very appreciated and went above and beyond.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Generally excellent! Food over salted some. I will definitely recommend and return.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ridiculously Loud!!! While the food is ok, if a bit too heavy, the tables are squeezed together ala New York City and the decibel levels are deafening. Virtually all of the patrons were 'over-served' and ridiculously loud, this combined with the acoustics of a high school gymnasium. The waiter had to lip read our order and my wife and I sat and ate without speaking to each other as conversation would have been impossible. Other than a good wine list, why do people go here? We will not return!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our food was just excellent - 2 scallops and 1 fish of the day. I asked for morels instead of mushroom (morels were on the fish of the day) and was charged six dollars for them. That seems a bit steep. \nIt was lovely to have a short conversation with Mark Tarbell as he made his way around the tables. That, to me, is a sign of a chef who is confident in the dishes he's serving. It gives the diners a chance to give their 'compliments to the chef' or to voice specific dissatisfaction, if necessary.\nWine list was very nice - both by the glass and bottle.\nDessert was a bit too huge, but how can you cavil about that?

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We celebrated our daughter's birthday with her and her boyfriend. Tarbell's has always been one of our favorites and they did not disappoint us. we have recommended Tarbell's to a number of friends and family and will continue to do so.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had friends visiting from out of town and wanted a restaurant with a variety of menu choices. Tarbell's fit the bill. All of us had different entrees and all were pleased! The Justin wine was very good. Service was great--very efficient and not intrusive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service (Shane!) and food 5-stars! Carpaccio shared plate was amazing. All the meals were excellent. Restaurant is bustling with energy when full house: good for feeling like you are in the most happening spot but difficult to hear, making the noise level higher because everyone is talking loudly. Tables are very close: good if you are outgoing and want to make friends while you're on your date/occasion, but not so good if you're trying to connect with your companions. Decor nods to an older demo, but very mixed crowd the night we were there.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Noisy. Waiter mixed up drink order food was average

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was a bit salty. Halibut special - great flavor, but over cooked - dry. Chicken was amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food, excellent service. Eric and Benjamin were both great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had dinner on Friday at Tarbell's as a belated Valentine's Day Dinner. My first impression was that it was a very lively restaurant. Crowded bar and many people waiting for tables, all enjoying themselves. While we were seated quite a bit later than our reservation, it was well worth the wait. \n\nWe had a fantastic meal and outstanding service. Our server steered us towards all wonderful selections. The Burrata, Gnocchi, and Bolognese were definite hits. We finished up with the Vanilla Cheesecake and Apple Crumble with Salted Caramel. While both were fantastic, I have to admit the cheesecake was the best either one of us had ever had. \n\nI know Tarbell's has been a staple for over two decades in Phoenix, and I understand why. Mark Tarbell knows the secret to a dining establishment that can withstand the test of time and changing palates.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another perfect evening at Tarbells! Cusine was delectable, the service impeccable and the ambiance just perfect for our little group of close-knit family and friends. We are long time fans the quality and attention to detail continue to impress.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tarbell's had a romantic setting at first glance. Then you get seated and realize it's very tight, a bit noisy, and the menu was also cluttered. The food was not bad, but definitely not exceptional. The desserts were lovely and delicious though if that is something you consider important to your dining experience. The service was great and my cup was never empty. It was a nice experience, but i dont think i would go again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sometimes great service will overcome less than stellar food. This was the case this evening when the Halibut 'special' was so overcooked and dry, it required a steak knife to cut it up and the 'Bolognese' sauce was overpowered by the use of a very spicy sausage creating too much heat and little enjoyment. However, the speed of the service and the thoughtful attitude of the servers were enough to make our evening enjoyable nonetheless. \n\nThe wine by the glass list was very good as well. We would like to return in the future and try again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A great Valentines Day destination for a wonderfulmeal .... served graciously by friendly staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect place for our Valentine's Dinner. Decorated with balloons everywhere, excellent food and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service. We will be going more often!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the wine list and entree pairings. The food was fantastic and service was great just the right amount not too attentive or complete absence. Great menu choices something for everyone. Will definitely go back again. It was also nice to chat with Chef Tarbell as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were at Tarbell's for Valentines Day. They had the place decked out with balloons and other decorations. Service was stellar, wine list is top notch and the food was delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great menu. Several options for picky eaters. Food prepared wonderfully. Short rib gnocchi and lobster risotto were excellent. Great staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for our anniversary dinner. The food was great and the server was really helpful when we were indecisive about what to order. The scallops and ribbon pasta are worth coming back for

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Once again we had excellent food and service. Tarbell's is our go to place because it is always good. ❤️Love it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, stellar service, awesome experience overall!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tarbell's was recommended to us and it did not disappoint! Great food, great service! The place was crowded for a Sunday night, but after dinner we knew why.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our experience was badly marred by the fact we had to wait FORTY FIVE MINUTES for our table. Not only that -- there was no room at the bar, and no other place to sit. Tarbell's called us several hours before our reservation to confirm we were coming. But they made NO attempt to notify us with a call, text or email that our table would not be ready for a long time.\nStanding up for 45 minutes for table you've reserved is unacceptable. If you are going on a Saturday night, I'd strongly recommend calling ahead to see if your table will be ready.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a good restaurant but the service was way off. Waiter rushed us all the way through the dinner. He didn't quite know how to describe the dishes or the quantity of salad. Finally he picked up the signed bill as soon as he served us the dessert.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had an amazing dinner, the food was fantastic and I highly recommend trying Tarbell's.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dinner but the experience was disrupted by a self-centered individual who parked his Audi obstructing the exit from the parking lot. It caused quite a jam

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was traveling in Phoenix and randomly chose this restaurant. It was fantastic food and great service. I would highly recommend it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food - unfortunately they were out of the 1st choice on the menu. Had the scallops and they were the best I have ever had. Cooked perfect!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service ! On of the best places to dine in Phoenix

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for our anniversary and we were less than impressed. Way over priced for the food that wasn't that great and lacking flavor in both our steaks. It was so loud that we could hardly hear each other even though we were sitting at a 2 top table. The wine selection could be better as well for glasses. $15 and $24 for a glass of wine that are your only 2 options for a cab is a little crazy. It was also really warm in the restaurant with a lot of smoke coming from the kitchen that made the place smell like something was burning. When it came for dessert, we were given menus but then they were quickly taken away and 2 desserts were brought to us that we didn't order. We won't be going back or recommending for dinner

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best Restaurant in Phoenix ! The food & service was outstanding!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great old world

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I had an outstanding dinner. We both eat gluten free and they were very accommodating. Actually, most items are gluten free! The gnocchi was amazing and so was the scotch beef. Thanks so much for the amazing date night!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had read about Tarbell's and wanted to try it, so I booked it for my husbands birthday. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Right from the start......the hostess was very accommodating, as we were about 10 mins late, I phoned her to ask if she could still hold our table, and she was very nice about it. Treated us very nicely when we came in and sat us immediately. \nOur waiter was very friendly and seemed noligable about the wine list etc., my only complaint was that he seemed to check with us too quickly to see if we were ready to order, other than that, he was quite good. \nOur food was excellent. We both enjoyed what we ordered and would definitely go back. The restaurant is not in our neighborhood, but was worth the drive for us. It is quaint for the neighborhood it is in. It had a great bar for eating at. As soon as we left, we both said...definaltely worth the drive and we'd definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As usual Tarbell's did not disappoint. Great food, great people, great service. Keith is the best which is saying a lot at Tarbell's. Our friend Patricia said of the Bolognese - 'the best I have ever had'.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome Gnocchi and the Cheesecake Tower was LEGIT!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always appealing choices for a full meal or lighter fare. Fine pastas and extraordinary gin martinis with Maytag-cheese stuffed olives. Excellent and knowledgable service; buzzy but not overly noisy atmosphere. Absolutely on of Phoenix's best!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tarbells is the nicest restraunt I've ever been to, but it's still not my favorite. The steak is fantastic and cooked exactly the way you order it. Their dinner menu is a little limited but their wine menu is extensive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We ate early this day and the restaurant was pretty quiet when we arrived. We were seated immediately and our waitress asked if it was our first time in and we responded that it was. A few minutes later she returned with a free appetizer to get us into the food which paired nicely with our prosecco. It was their candied bacon with a poached egg which was delicious! I ordered their pasta with house made sausage at the waitress's recommendation and my wife ordered the gnocchi with brisket. Both were delicious but the pasta was amazing. The light sauce that covered the pasta and ample sausage patty was tasty, balanced, delicate, delicious! We ordered the bread pudding for desert which was not my favorite. The caramel sauce was pretty light. It was good but not my favorite. The woman who waited on our table did a great job. She wasn't there too often but never far away and it wasn't hard to get her attention if we did need something. Overall great experience! Well done Tarbells!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you are visiting the Biltmore area, this restaurant is a must. There are always seasonal creative cuisine choice as well as those offering that do not change w/the season

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Server was excellent as well as the food - enjoyable girls night out dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tarbell's never disappoints. Always outstanding! Thanks, Mark!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always delicious food, excellent service and great wines, one of our favorite restaurants!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Pretty good food, just not great. Very good service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always great food, ambiance, and service , . I've been going for years and it's always outstanding .

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Kind of disappointed with this meal. We've been her quite a bit and this was the one time where I felt the food was below average.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We ate at this restaurant twice on our recent visit to Scottsdale. We have eaten at many other restaurants in the area but this is one of our favorites. We found the food and service to be outstanding. We have two small children who are 5 and 7, so finding a restaurant that caters for my wife and I who really enjoy good food and wine plus the kids can be a challenge. This place hits the spot, great pasta and quick service for the kids and we really enjoyed the appetizers and entrees. Thoroughly recommend Tarbell's and we are not easy to please.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been here many times. Food is always great. Same with service. Very knowledgeable staff and superb wine list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tarbell's is our favorite for special occasions! It is consistently an amazing meal. We always leave so happy we choose it! We went for NYE this time it is was the perfect place for dinner as always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

New Year's Eve - had the carpaccio and the best peppered NY Strip I've ever eaten. My husband had the brisket gnocchi. Pricy but delicious and worth every penny!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food, service and ambiance; highly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is an annual New Year's Eve dinner location with family. It's festive. The food and service is excellent! We will be there again this year.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went to Tarbell's last New Year's Eve and loved their lobster gnocchi! Went this year for New Years Eve craving the lobster gnocchi again, but they didn't have it! So I was a little disappointed. Got their beef gnocchi which was nothing great and tasted like stew. I did not leave there feeling completely satisfied, as the gnocchi was nothing special and I could have made stew at home. Service and New Years decorations were great. Bring back the lobster gnocchi!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was fantastic the seating not so much we were seated along the west wall south end at a table the bench seat had a hump in it right where I was seated very uncomfortable

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was great...food, ambiance, etc. However, we felt a bit rushed. I supposed it was due to New Years Eve and the staff wanted to get patrons in and out as quickly as possible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a wonderful New Year's Eve dinner at Tarbell's. We will go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Even though we had reservations this time, we had to wait for tables to clear, so the staff ordered drinks for us while we waited. Then the owner came to ask how we were doing and to apologize for the wait. The staff are moving quickly, but it doesn't feel frenetic. The place is hopping on a Friday night and has great energy. Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our entire dining experience at Tarbell's was outstanding from the moment we walked in the door. The service was attentive and all dishes ordered were amazing. A glass of wine was accidentally spilled, it was cleaned up in seconds along with the stain remover to apply. \n\nI would recommend Tarbell's with confidence for a great meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing as Always... Just a meet up with some friends for the holidays, an awesome go to place that never disappoints us.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food, good service, happy atmosphere. Will be back soon.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Terrific wine list reasonably priced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had an amazing dinner at Tarbell's. Every course was delicious! From the Parmesan chickpeas, fresh mozzarella/tomato/pesto, bean soup, fresh fish (it was Sole that night) and beef brisket gnocchi, everything was exquisite! We will definitely be back :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service and food were excellent! Waiter was very helpful with wine selection and great suggestions for appetizers and dinners. Cheesecake dessert was one of the best I have ever had. Experience was awesome.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, a delicious experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great selection of appetizers, wines and liquors. Unique food tastes!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

came to Phoenix to buy a new Porsche and took time out to go to dinner and by chance picked Tarbel's by chance and it was fantastic. Nice selection of menu items, great food and nice ambiance. Only complaint was a small one as our waitress was very busy and while she was still very attentive it took some time to be served. I think this was due to the popularity of the place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our table of 4 sat off to the side to combat noise but a large table of 8 men drinking upped the noise level beyond our comfort level. No fault of the establishment.\nThe server was pleasant & present.\nWhen we asked for modifications to the some of the items ordered, they were 'lost in translation' between the server & the kitchen. All was corrected and the GM made an appearance which was professional.\nTarbell's has been a favorite of ours since it opened and I'm sure everything will return to normal operations after the onslaught of holiday diners.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful dinner at Tarbell's with tasty cocktails and fabulous food. We had the special which was exquisitely prepared sole with polenta followed by some wicked cheesecake for dessert--best I've ever had. Chef and Owner Mark Tarbell stopped by our table to inquire about our experience and it was so nice to chat with him. Great guy. We went next door to the wine bar after dinner for live music including a guest spot on guitar by Mark Tarbell! What a special evening all around.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I can't, in good conscience, rate my favorite Phoenix restaurant anything but a 10 in an ongoing sense. My latest visit was an 8, and I'm likely as shocked as Mark Tarbell would be should he read this. The food was otherworldly, as always. The service this time, though, was a bit clipped and a lot rushed (to be fair, we were there at prime time on the busiest night). Our server was obviously trying to make it seem as if he didn't have other (better?) things to do when he was answering our questions, but he didn't cover particularly well. Having been a server, I get it and it's no deal-breaker when the harried dude is serving up this chef's to-die-for cuisine. We all rolled our eyes heavenward as we ate our pan roasted chicken, salmon, grilled NY strip and brisket with gnocchi. As the chicken consumer, I must say that I've never been so pleased to meet -- and eat -- a fowl before. God, it's good! Second irritant: Much of the charm of Tarbell's is the hopping, live-wire atmosphere of the bar area (where you can eat if seats are available) and the east half of the restaurant. We were seated in the west section, which is a bit drab, a bit warm and a bit tight -- as in tight quarters. Next time around, I'll request a specific area. I don't know if they'll accommodate me, but I felt like I missed half the experience this time around.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a premier experience in dining. One of the finest restaurant Phoenix has to offer.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always great.... lots of favorites but you can't pass on the cheesecake with caramel sauce!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Simply excellent in every way. Service, Staff, friendly, warm atmosphere. Oh and most importantly, the food was magnificent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quick great service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Incredible menu. One of those places where you have a hard time choosing what to order since there are so many good choices.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We wanted to say a special thank you to some very kind friends who had put themselves out for us during a family illness and death. We invited them to Tarbell's for a classy, elegant dinner, sure to have delicious food and wine. And so we did, as expected. It was a delightful evening with attentive but not over-attentive wait staff and fresh and very tasty food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've lived in the valley since 1985. This is the first time I have been to Tarbells. We have been entertaining a couple from Chicago and taking them to places that were NOT new and trendy. This was one that looked good and it WAS GREAT! Food and service were very good, desert even better!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great as usual. My favorite place for special occasions!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

In the Cleveland area and this was recommended to try. Worth it! Great ambiance, food was delicious, service very good. Worth the visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Mark is always the perfect host, and provides an incredible meal service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had heard about Tarbell's from PBS, and was excited to plan my wife's birthday dinner there. We drove over from Goodyear for an 8 PM engagement. The restaurant was beautifully laid out, very busy and well decorated. There was an energy there that made us feel good. \n\nNow, about the food. The wine, an Anne Amie Pino Noir from Oregon, was excellent. The crunchy bits with parmesan opener was great. The Mozzarella appetizer was very good, but rather bland. A complementary split dinner salad with vinaigrette and blue cheese dressings was excellent. My wife had the sole which she really liked, but the smashed potatoes were too salty and mushy for her, and she only got a few green veggies. My NY strip was beautiful and perfectly cooked medium, but was rather tough and lacking in flavor. The accompanying spinach was very good. It was served with skinny fries that tasted good, but were a bit difficult to eat, and not what I thought should be paired with an expensive steak. Finally we split the cheesecake which had a lot of good reviews. It was tastefully decorated with a birthday wish and a single candle. We both thought the rosemary infused caramel sauce was not complimentary to the creamy cake, and did not like or finish it. \n\nWe had some of the best service we can remember. \n\nIn summary the food left us with an overall disappointment. We loved the atmosphere, elegance, wine and especially the service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been to this restaurant twice. Both times the food was excellent, as was the service. They get extremely busy on Friday and Saturday nights and the noise level is very energetic -- to say the least. Still, it's a neighborhood gem!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a wonderful experience. Love the salmon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a wonderful experience! The salmon dish is a must try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic experience! I will definitely go back again. The food was amazing and the wine list was fantastic. One of the top spots in the Phoenix area. The only thing (very minor) I would say was that we felt a bit rushed. Our mains arrived less than one minute after our apps were cleared, but it was a very busy night so not really a big deal. Looking forward to going back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service are always wonderful! We SO enjoy being there !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always incredible, never disappointed. My wife and I dine out a lot all over the US and Europe. Tarbell's compares to the best of them. Fantastic wine list

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you like an over cooked steak, uncooked brussel sprouts, and cold pommes frites this is a great place to eat....but it costs a lot.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service is so reliably wonderful that Tarbell's has become my first choice for special dining.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We celebrated my husbands Birthday for a pre theater dinner. Allan and our other table staff were wonderful. They were attentive and made our evening extra special. The food was fantastic. Our table ordered the beef brisket and scallops (both on the seasonal menu). They were outstanding. Others had the Bolognese and Margherita pizza. They were equally enjoyed. \nThis was our first time but it won't be our last. Allan and the rest of the staff made it a night we won't soon forget.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I eat here every anniversary, and if it weren't so far we'd come a lot more frequently. I would still gladly pay the same price for that food if I had to eat it standing barefoot on a bed of nails while being forced to listen to obscenely loud polka music and only having 2 spoons to masticate with. It's that good.\n\nThe staff is amazing and they always go out of their way to do something special for us when they find out it's a special date. The atmosphere is quite pleasing and sophisticated, but not so much as to deter the casual diner. It's quite the restaurant. If you've not been, I'd highly recommend visiting!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved this place! The food was absolutely wonderful! The wine list & wines by the glass were excellent, with a great selection. Our server Jennifer, along with the rest of the staff, were awesome! Can't wait to come back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had not been to Tarbell's for a few years, but decided to go for Valentine's Day dinner. Although the restaurant was very busy we were seated in a reasonable amount of time and had a nice table by the windows. Our server was a bit slow in getting our drink order, but it was obvious that he was very busy, and he did stop by to say he would be right back... so that was perfectly fine. He was very pleasant and seemed knowledgeable of all of the dishes. My husband used to dine here on a regular basis before we got married, and mentioned that the menu had not changed much at all which surprised me. I ordered scallops and my husband ordered the peppercorn strip steak. While I loved the scallops the steak was 'just ok' - meaning it wasn't anything special according to my husband. So, the average rating really has to do with the steak being rather uninspiring and the menu not as unique as we were expecting from Mark Tarbell.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Iron chef quality and taste.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband said the NY Strip steak was the best he ever had and my scallops were delicious and cooked perfectly. Service was great also. Our only 'dislike' was the hard rock music that was pretty loud and didn't seem to fit with the fine dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best restaurants in Phoenix. We are regulars and it's always full -- even on Mondays. Locals love Tarbell's. Only downside is there is no view. So if someone is looking for a panorama view of the valley they need to go elsewhere. Food is consistently outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Pasta bolognese one of best I've ever had Kale Caesar salad also outstanding

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I can't say enough great things about Tarbell's. Fresh and creative food by the one and only, Mark Tarbell. I'm also a huge fan of his more casual fair at The Tavern and the outstanding wine selection at The Wine Shop. Great seasonable food, but he also keeps the classics year round. My go tos are the Scotch Beef, Pepper Crusted Stead and the Chicken Sausage Pasta. Their are plenty of lighter options, but I indulge whenever I visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We recently took some friends here for the first time and Tarbell's absolutely lived up to the hyped we had provided. The food was amazing! Scallops were perfect, John Dorey was great and the deserts were of course spectacular. I have been here many times and always left happy. This is a real gem that not enough people know about.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

An amazing place with fantastic service. We had an amazing waitress who did an amazing job and the food was outstanding! I would definitely recommend the 'Mark's Mac' and cheese' for a starter and the 'Mr Fish' for the entree! Fantastic place and I will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Hadn't been there for years as last experience was not great. So glad we went back.....we loved it this time! Food and service were terrific. There were clearly a number of regulars in the full dining room. We'll be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I are always very pleased with our choice to go to Tarbell's for our anniversary celebration. The seasonal choices on the menu are divine. We always start with the beef carpaccio which is delightful! Tarbell's is a memorable dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our first visit to Tarbell's and we were very glad to have found on a recent trip to Phoenix. Interesting menu. The service was fabulous and all of our food was top notch. I certainly would go there again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We eat at Tarbell's regularly and are amazed by the consistent excellent service and food. The quality of both is top notch. The restaurant is always filled with happy guests enjoying the atmosphere, the food and each other. We are grateful to Mark Tarbell and his team for such wonderful memories and experiences.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for our 27th anniversary. I had the Scottish salmon. It was good- but not different. Just salmon. The grilled romaine was outstanding. My husband had the gnocchi which was very nicely done. I would say that there was overall too much salt used in the dishes. We shared the lemon curd dessert which was presented beautifully for our anniversary but not remarkable or memorable in flavor.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've been going to Tarbell's since the first week it opened. It was fabulous then and 20+ years later, it's still fabulous!! Great food, wonderful ambiance and attentive service. We're never disappointed!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Creative food, attentive wait and bus staff, nice wine list. Saturday's dinner winners were the gnocchi and the sole. Desert winner was hands down caramel, rosemary infused cheesecake.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a classic great neighborhood restaurant with wonderful consistent food and service. The staff and ownership have been there for many years and the results are flawless and extremely friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food, lovely service, good bar and wines. Overall, our go-to restaurant for the past 12 years, since we have been coming to Phoenix.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tarbells always comes up when my wife and I discuss dinner options... The food is always very good and consistent and the service is always really good too! I'd personally like to see them expand the menu some but maybe thats because we eat there often. The scotch beef is a must try and their beet salad is probably my favorite in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and great service! Ask for Nathan as your server he did a great job and the whole team really took care of us on our first visit. My wife had the Sole and I had the ribbon pasta. One of the best beet salads we have ever had. Great night!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The carrot ginger soup was spectacular.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I go to Tarbell's maybe once every couple of months. Usually, it is a remarkable experience but tonight was just so-so. The chick peas that are served as soon as you sit down were soggy and cold. Our appetizer of Burrata was not the best I've had. The outside was a little tough and the inside wasn't as runny/soft as I typically like it. We had to ask for balsamic vinegar rather than having it offered. My scallops were barely warm and seemed almost raw. The cheesecake was fabulous as usual...kind of makes you forget about everything else! Our server was very pleasant and checked on us often. My husbands ribbon pasta with chicken fennel sausage was pretty good. For the prices you pay here, I expect the food to be a little more 'on point' than this dining experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

There are so many great restaurants in Phoenix that I often forget about Tarbells. Now that the snowbirds are back, we will definitely be eating at Tarbells again. It is consistently great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been to Tarbells several times. Though the core menu doesn't change, the food and ambience are worth it. The special was ordered by two of the people at my table and they raved about it. Be sure to get the popcorn shrimp appetizer. It's amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The drinks, AMAZING! I had a steak that melted in my mouth. Shrimp appetizer...yummm.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is one of our favorite haunts. On this most recent trip our waiter was a newbie, as he got our drinks confused and took an extraordinary amount of time getting them to us. Food was great as usual. Rest of nite was fine. Shows the importance of getting a cocktail out quickly will bide one alot of time,.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was, as always, wonderful. Our server Audrey was helpful, enthusiastic, efficient and very friendly.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Menu options were pricy for the items offered. Rest was crowded and we felt rushed. But it was sat night Sound level high.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter was really nice and attentive even though it was busy!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love Tarbell's it's our 'go to' place and this time Mark had just returned from truffle hunting in Italy so we went for the white truffle menu… incredible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I ordered salmon, which I often do. This salmon was the best I had ever had!! There were 4 of us and we each sampled each others dinner choices. One was better than the next! Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been going there since Mark opened this place years ago and have never had a bad experience or less-than-wonderful meal. The halibut the other night was spectacular.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

There is something about Tarbell's that consistently hits the mark for us and we are thrilled that their years in the Valley have honed the food, service and atmosphere to perfection. We are big fans and recommend Tarbell's to all who appreciate simple elegance and dining creativity without the stuffiness and pretention that is often present in quality dining.\n\nWe urge you to go back and remember how good it was - or give it a try for the first time. They will not disappoint you!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server was attentive and gave us good suggestions. And treated us extra desserts for our anniversary!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always an excellent experience at Tarbell's. Chef Mark Tarbell and his staff always deliver. Attention to detail and the little extras they provide without ever requesting makes the experience superior every time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We are in the midst of an extended snowbird visit to Phoenix, and found this restaurant through Open Table, and went there for the first time four weeks ago. We initially decided to try it because we have had luck going to restaurants that carry the name of the chef/owner, and we made the right choice!! \nWe were very favorably impressed with the creativity of the chefs and the friendly service we received. It is by every definition a gourmet selection, but without the 'snootiness' of some of the high-end restaurants in Scottsdale.\nThis was our third visit. Each time we sampled something different. This time it was the Carpaccio appetizer which blew us away Delicious, fresh and very splittable. We elected to have dinner at the bar--on Tuesday it was available and quiet.\nWe will look forward to next year's return visit for our next dining experience at Tarbell's.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great meal but service could have been better. 35th wedding anniversary.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Every dish we had was terrific, but the pork belly and mahi mahi (which we normally aren't wild about) were exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of the best casual gourmet restaurants in Phoenix. Chef Tarbell ensures that the food, wine and service are top notch. We love our dining adventures at Tarbells every time we come to Phoenix.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We made a reservation on Open Table and was celebrating the birthday of my husband's business partner.\nWe arrived and the restaurant was not very busy. We were seated in the back at a 4 top along the wall. I asked to be seated at a booth and was told 'those are set for 5. Sorry' Clearly, one was empty and one had 2 people sitting there. During our meal, the other booth become occupied-and 2 people sat down. This made me mad, but what could i say? Nothing at this point.\nWe ordered drinks and a 100.00 bottle of wine. The wine list was wonderful! Both of the men ordered steaks: pink. They specifically did't order it any other way, saying that as long as the chef makes it pink in the middle, they could designate internally whether it was to be rare, or medium rare. One steak came out perfect while the other one was overdone and brown in the center. We hated to send it back but my husband did, while the others ate their meal so it would not get cold. The steak came back this time undercooked and over rare in the center. Again, this was not acceptable for a 44.00 steak. We sent it back a second time. Ryan was our server who was fabulous and very embarrassed....third time was a charm and it was cooked perfectly and to perfection. My husband ate the steak, which he enjoyed, after we had finished our meals. \nMy beet salad was great, but I would not recommend the Japanese seaweed salad. It was full of what tasted like a mayonnaise aioli. Too much; it was a bit mushy.\nThe wait staff brought out several desserts as an apology, and we enjoyed the cheesecake and appreciated the gesture.\nI would not be big on rushing back there again. It was noisy and left a bad taste in my mouth .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always outstanding: delicious food, impeccable service and cozy ambiance

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Tarbell's is an exceptional restaurant. It's beautifully appointed, with wonderful artwork. Much care has been given to the dining experience and the food is really memorable. I'm still thinking about it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Still the best in Scottsdale. Great service, superb menu selection beautifully presented, pleasing and satisfying service and friendly greeting. If you are looking for an excellent meal with all that goes with it, this is the place to dine. We have dined here several times and look forward to doings so many times in the future.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Burrata and Carpaccio were delicious. Every entre was superb!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

All the entire ' s were great. Good service friendly staff. Always enjoy our visits.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Third visit and and can't wait till the next time dining there. The table was ready. The greeting was warm and inviting. Though a 6:30 reservation, the restaurant wa already vibrating with energy and people having a good time. The impeccable service was again appreciated and the best part was the scallops were superb. Our guests, who were hard to please, cleaned their plates. I say say again ' There is no better restaurant in Phoenix.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The good is excellent. I would pass on the leg of lamb. It is u spectacular but generally, the food is great. I made a mistake by going away from my go to choices.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was excellent....pasta dishes are amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always, dinner was amazing at Tarbell's. The food is SO incredibly thoughtful and full of amazing flavor, texture, and presentation. How many places can you go where both a vegetarian and a carnivore get flawless meals that both enjoy? Our server was both knowledgeable and relaxed. We love the locally-sourced options; we will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The ribbon pasta was delicious, and the scallops were wonderful

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely the best dining option in town. We frequent the restaurant on every special occasion. The food is outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We dined here upon the recommendation of our cousin, a local. The whole experience was fantastic. Our server, Audry?, was gracious, professional without being solicitous. The food was among the best I've had in my life. I had the seared scallops with saffron risotto, my spouse had the pork chop and our guests had salmon and a pasta dish with an enormous meatball. We had a wonderful bottle of wine as well. Although we don't get to Scottsdale that often, we might just drive over there from our home in San Diego, just to dine at Tarbell

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Recommended by a friend, Tarbell's was a great eating experience. The friendly and professional service deserves extra mention - staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. The food was superb. The recommendations from our serving waitress were excellent. This will not be my last trip!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beet salad and scallops with mushroom risotto were both outstanding. Nice finish with the apple crisp dessert!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Tarbell's is reliably excellent. The service is helpful without being obtrusive or condescending. The food and preparation are of the highest quality.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We used $100 OT gift certificate and had a wonderful dinner for 2. The food was excellent the energy level was good and the service was excellent. I is pricy but ok for a special occasion. I'd go back and I'd recommend it

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Market Special vegetable plate was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awesome food, great wine selection. One of my favorites when in Scottsdale. Nice to break away from the chains sometimes...don't miss this one.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a lovely evening and the meal was delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I chose Tarbell's for a special dinner because of the terrific reviews. I was hoping to impress my foodie dad and enjoy a nice meal. I will start with the positives. I really liked the atmosphere and it is a nice location since it is in central phoenix. However, the menu seemed overpriced for the what it was. Their steak selection is a new york strip which is not the best cut of meat to be charging that much for. Their scotch beef is just a pot roast, that was REALLY dry at that. I did not even finish it. In fact, nothing that we ordered was especially good. They did bring us an order of their crispy rock shrimp which WAS delicious and their tuna tartare was also pretty good. We finished our meal with a fairly good cheesecake but nothing to write home about. Perhaps they were having an off night in the kitchen and they did make it up to us, but I do not think I will be returning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We dine out frequently and this is surely one of the outstanding places in town for great cuisine cooked to perfection.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Tarbell's never disappoints. I have a buddy of mine that is one of the top chefs in Phoenix and I asked him 'Where would you go for the best steak in Phoenix'. Without hesitation, he said 'My favorite steak in the valley is the peppered steak at Tarbell's'. Then, without hesitation, I made reservations and found myself there later that evening. I have been to Tarbell's before, a couple of times, and the staff are always friendly and very attentive to every need during the evening. My peppered steak was sublime! Perfectly prepared and insanely delicious. All in all, Tarbell's know what they are doing and they do it very well!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of my favs for some time. I wish the menu changed a bit more or were larger, but everything they do here is spot on.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our go-to restaurant! The salmon, fish chowder (like a cioppino) is excellent! Our service was flawless! The pizza is also very good. There's so much more to try, we look forward to our next visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I rarely give a restaurant such a great review, but this was amazing. The food is unique and delicious. We got the ribboned pasta and short rib. The flavors were subtly layered and so good we stopped talking to experience the tastes. We started with their special maple-bacon appetizer. WOW! So good I wanted to order another one. And the Kale salad was not bitter at all, but loaded with cheese and crunch. Can't wait to go back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food at Tarbell's is always delicious! A great meal from beginning to end.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awesome dinner, like always! Our relatives form out of town,were impressed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Enjoy the location, food, people and atmosphere. Never disappoints. Great place to take out of town guests since its not touristy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very nice Resturant with excellent food and wine. Great location

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I wold definitely go back to this restaurant; service was Fantastic

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I met a friend from out of town at Tarbell's because I knew it would be a wonderful experience and I wasn't disappointed! The food and atmosphere was excellent but there aren't enough adjectives to describe how attentive and accommodating the wait staff turn out to be. My friend has dietary restrictions and the waiter took back the salad and re-did it without the sprinkle of cheese. Tarbell's is always TOPS!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Consistently great food and service. Just had a special whiskey pairing dinner. All of the drinks were excellent and well-paired with the also excellent food. Would have preferred not to be at a group table and at a table or too instead, but the experience was still outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good was delicious as always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have gone to Tarbells since it opened ! it is great adventuresome fresh inventive sparkling fun gracious !!!!!!! It is a sustaining treasure !!!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This restaurant completely exceeded my expectations. I had dined here previously with friends and didn't realize how long ago it had been (7 years!). The service was terrific, the selection on the menu was really amazing with so many options & so many flavors to choose from. Everyone chose something different which made it more fun to taste. Appetizers, Entrées, Desserts - all of it remarkable! Presentation was quite artful!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding food and service in an attractive, thriving neighborhood setting.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Meals there are always delicious. Service is impeccable!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food & Service were exceptional - Tessie our service staff nothing short of excellent. Great recommendations & beverage pairings. Chef Tarbell & manager on duty (forgot her name) stopped by a couple of times just to say hello and ask about our experience. Packed house on Saturday evening and everything was simply perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was perfect

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We celebrated a family birthday and had a wonderful evening. The food was amazing and our waiter was extra attentive and helpful. We will definitely go there again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food. Great wine list. Excellent service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a fantastic experience. Whether it is a business dinner or a romantic dinner with my wife. Tarbell's staff treats you like family and go above and beyond to make your meal memorable. Thumbs way up

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As usual everything about our dining experience was excellent. The staff is always friendly and very attentive without being obtrusive.\n\nFood is outstanding ASIs the wine list.\n\nThe staff pays attention to detail. \n\nMy wife and I always enjoy our visits here. We have never had a bad experience which is why this is our favorite go to restaurant in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Tarbell's never disappoints. Food, wine, and service top notch!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was different and surprisingly good. You need to try the beet salad - amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Royal treatment from beginning to end! My fiance and I celebrated our anniversary and it was and unprecedented dining experience that we will forever rembember. Such a warm and attentive staff and magnificent cuisine that will make this restaurant a household name for any special occasion or romantic dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fabulous food every time we go to Tarbells!! Everything on the menu is outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of our new favorites! Great food and service; even some veggie choices. We will certainly return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Tarbell's is an outstanding place to eat one of Phoenix's finest

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went last Sunday for Tarbell's 'staycation' special, which was billed as NY Pastrami on rye with mustard, coleslaw and pickles. First time we've ever been disappointed, but my hubby did get the pastrami, and not only were there no coleslaw, pickles or mustard, but he said the flavor of the grease in the sandwich totally killed the flavor of the pastrami. I ordered from the regular menu, and everything was wonderful, but he was so let down by this sandwich - it was NOT up to Tarbell's standards! I did not see Mark Tarbell in the kitchen while we were there, so I have to wonder if the kitchen didn't take the easy way out with the boss not around.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Scotch Beef was delicious. Also loved the cheesecake.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The entire staff did a great job meeting our needs. The food was very good and service was amazing. Only complaint would be the tables were far too close. Yes we would visit again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Rails has been one of my favorite restaurants for years and years. They never let me down with her rotating, seasonal menu. Mark Tarbell is both an outstanding chef and restaurant owner but also a super person as well. His smile is infectious. It should also be noted that his staff is well-versed in the wine selection This was a special occasion on Thursday night and they came to her with The food, wine, and the note to my special request. Thank you. Diane

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and service . A local gem for any occasion

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service and excellent cuisine. A definite regular dining experience to add to your list.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

OK, it was Saturday night and Phoenix Open weekend. But I have NEVER had such an unpleasant dinner anywhere. We requested a quiet table when making the reservation. There is no such thing in this restaurant. While the food is good, being seated in the middle of the room, adjacent to a long, large table of elope yelling to communicate with people at the other end was unacceptable. We have been to Tarbell's many times over the years, and as good as the Bacon Candy salad is, I'll make it myself rather than enduring this again. Too bad, but it is definitely not a place to go to If it's a busy night. If you must go, try a Tuesday!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Stroganoff? What? Who would order beef Stroganoff ?\nYou will not believe it!!\nYou will !!\nExcellent!\nThe best select wines to accompany the meals!\n***** (5) star quality at $$$ very reasonable pricing.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Even though I had a reservation, we still waited 15 minutes to be seated. Server seemed nice, took our order and that is about all we saw of him til he brought our bill. I ordered the strip steak which said it was grilled and baked, never did the menu describe a supposed wine sauce which was bathed the steak. It was think like glue. The sauce was so tasteless that I scraped it off the steak and used my bread plate to eat my steak. The steak itself was delicious, but would have been tastier without this think gravy-like substance globbed on it. Beware if you order the steak! The server asked why I didn't t send it back. I would have if he had ever come back to the table to ask if we wanted or needed anything. Expensive meal. I was disappointed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server was not well trained. He was unable to answer questions on the menu and missed a side dish. The food was only adequate given the pricing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

just loved the restaurant... fantastic food beautifully presented.\nService was excellent.\nPlan on returning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It's been a long time since we've been to Tarbell's and decided to go for New Year's Eve. It's one of the few places that doesn't have a fixed menu. Tarbell's was even better than we remembered. Service was exceptional. The food was outstanding. The dessert was amazing. We had the Chocolate Mousse and Cheesecake. We've made the Tarbell's mousse at home and it's still one of the best desserts ever BUT, I've never had a cheesecake like I had at Tarbell's. It was so light and smooth, I couldn't stop. The caramel over the top provided the right balance. Simply Amazing!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have been going to Tarbells for several years. Great service, little disappointed in my dinner this time. Expensive steak that was average. Salad was very good. My partner enjoyed her scallops. Might try different restaurant for next anniversary.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The 'Mr Fish' special was excellent (Redfish) as was the beef soup my husband ordered.I ordered the sliders (too salty) and the green salad (make sure they don't give you 1/2)...and I wish I'd ordered like my husband.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Enjoyed a fabulous meal for 4 ordered from the seasonal menu. All guests thoroughly enjoyed salads, entrees, and desserts. Waiter made an excellent wine recommendation (Barolo) that seamlessly complimented my scallops and my wife's Bolognese - not an easy feat in my experience. Definitely looking forward to a return trip to Tarbell's!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The roasted chickpea appetizer is unique and tasty. It's true that the Spaghetti and MeatBALL is not to be missed! Wine-by-the-glass is a bit pricey. We took my parents here for their 52nd wedding anniversary and were not disapointed. Service, food and enviornment were excellent!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The menu is always fantastic with a lot of variety. The service could not have been better. Very professional, timely, and fun.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We hosted six seasonal (a/ka'snowbird') friends, for their first time at Tarbell's. Although they came with high expectations, Tarbell's great ambiance, exemplary and innovative cuisine, and the always on-point staff that we, ourselves, have long known more than delivered, making for a fantastic evening and fond memories. No doubt reservations next snowbird season might be a tad tightertighter; Tarbell's just won over six more hearts!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is always a wonderful meal. The menu always has items that is delicious and not a standard item anywhere, and my wife would kill for the desert menu items.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were super impressed with the flavors and variety of food options. We look forward to many more yummy meals...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The simple and flavorful approach to food is always welcomed by us. We visit several times a year as out of owners that they treat just like local regulars. We love it here, dressy or casual. The Tarbell's team is unpretentious. The summer soups have been exceptionally good and fish specials among the best we've had. Thank you Tarbell's.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our evening at Tarbells was excellent. the service was first class and the food preparation was as good as we remembered.\nDefinitely will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time visitors to Phoenix and did a lot of research to find one of the best local fine dining restaurants. We could not have been more pleased. Food, drinks, and service were outstanding. You will not go wrong with Tarbells.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Well prepare food and interesting dishes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We're never disappointed at Tarbell's! Knowledgeable servers, beautiful presentation, fresh and delicious food...a beautiful anniversary dinner for us.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

All in all a good experience. The wine/beer selection is great and the appetizer was divine but my Pork tenderloin main course wasn't that great. Wish I would have had the Salmon like my wife.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had another excellent dinner here last Friday night. Burrata ap was excellent. Tried the basil gonochi with summer veggies and it was a great meal, not too heavy, excellent flavors. Tagliatelle was another big hit at our table, along with scallops and scotch beef. We shared 2 deserts, the cheesecake with rosemary caramel was amazing. if you are a creme brûlée fan be aware that the topping we had was very thick... like a layer of hard candy, I know some really like it that way, but I was really hoping for that thin delicate crisp top, this is different. Ambience wise, I think tables are too crowded... we were in a center table and my chair got run into by staff three different times during the night, they were nice and apologized every time, but a little more space would have been great. Ask for a table along the wall.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been here many times. Great location and love the ambience which has not changed over the years. Noise level is very subtle which is a real change from many newer restaurants where the noise levels can be ear piercing.\n\nReserving a table here is always a good choice.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overall great night at Tarbells, quite a busy Monday night, had to wait about after scheduled reservation time at the bar but that was ok. Server was rushed with the amount of covers he was taking care of. He never came back to check on our liking of food after it was served. Ordered soup that was too salty and beef carpaccio that lacked flavor. Salad and entrees were both great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our first time here & we will definitely be back! Our waiter was knowledgeable & helped guide us to a fantastic wine selection. We enjoyed the burrata to start, I had the squid ink pasta and husband had the mussels with a side of frites. Both were excellent, just right portion sizes too. We finished off with the peach cobbler topped with vanilla gelato. The waiter & servers knew when to stop by & when to allow us to enjoy. An overall great experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

You wouldn't expect to find a restaurant like this in a small corner strip mall. The atmosphere, food, and service were excellent. My second time there in a year and it did not disappoint.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is absolutely delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We visit Phoenix about two times a year from the east coast, this place will be added to our must visit on our future trips. Food was excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I am a regular customer and as usual, all expectations were met. I will be back

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I have been coming to Scottsdale several times a year for years and had never stumbled on Tarbell's. Thanks to a suggestion from a local we had our first experience last night. Great bar area, tasty cocktails (loved the barrel aged Negroni!), great wine list and food menu, and attentive but not overbearing service in a somewhat small but cozy dining area. We started with the carpaccio which was excellent! My husband had the bolognese which he loved, and I had the mushroom risotto which was delicious! I added the truffle upgrade which I'm not sure was worth it. Granted I've only had truffles 3 or 4 times before but I seem to remember them having a lot more flavor. It certainly didn't detract from the deliciousness of the risotto, I'm just not sure I'd add the pricey upgrade next time. We will look forward to visiting again and trying some of the other tempting options.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The main course was over done. Portions were small, although the flavor was good. The wrong entree was served to one of the guests and by the time the correct entree was served, the other dishes had gotten cold.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was wonderful. Our server was very attentive and accommodating

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife and I visited Tarbell's for a second time and came away with a wonderful evening. We were seated on time and our waiter was outstanding. Timely service and the food was great! The portions are more than fair and the cost for this meal was very moderate. I would recommend this restaurant as it uses local vegetables and similar grown fruit. EJW

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

EASILY the best restaurant in town and I have been here for 50 years. Have been going since it opened and every time I go, there is something new or unique on the menu. Mark Tarbell makes this THE most special place...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This restaurant is vastly overrated. Two dishes were ovecooked and the salad was tasteless. Very disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We come to Phoenix once or twice a year and like to experiment with new restaurants. Tarbells is a place we like a lot and I was pleased to see that it is still great. I had corn chowder and the 'mystery' fish (which is their fish of the day), a perfectly cooked Swordfish filet. A myriad of dessert choices followed. The service was prompt and courteous and the ambience was cool and calm. Not, inexpensive, but worth it and 'still great'.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Tarbell's is one of my go to places when I have out of town guests. Mark Tarbell is a great chef, has an interesting menu, and most importantly is serious about making sure that his guests have a great medial and a great experience. Six out of town guests recently joined me for dinner after a hard day. Four of the people are from the San Francisco area, and two are from Western Canada. All were very pleased with the food, the service, and were pleasantly surprised to find that the owner took an interest in every diner. Tarbell's has a very good wine list, the menu makes exceptional use of seasonal items while maintaining a core of diner's favorites. You can go wrong at Tarbell's.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our dinner at Tarbells, It was her first time and I had not been in sometime. We started our meal by sharing the candy bacon appetizer and it was amazing. She had the lamb Gnocchi and I had ordered the daily fish special as I wanted to have room for the bread pudding desert. My cod fish was cooked perfect and we both really liked it. However, the Lamb was incredible, the Gnocchi were perfect light and airy. One of the best dishes I tasted in a long time. Next time we go I am getting the lamb and not going to worry about the calories. We finished the meal with the bread pudding and both loved it. \nThe service was good Overall and it was great meal and will be back on my list of restaurants to visit again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Every time I come to Tarbell's it is warm, friendly, and as always has fantastic food! To my delight my favorite drink was the very best I've ever had. That made me have two!! It was the iciest, perfectly shook, strained and poured extra dirty martini I have ever had, Made with the perfect vodka!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a treat to dine at Tarbells.\nThe food is outstanding and fresh produce is the rule. Such a creative menu!!\nWe are sure to see someone we know each time we go which makes it even more fun!\nIt's our favorite place for a casual weekday dinner, or for a special event. Besides, it's right down the street😍

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was the first time at Tarbell for us. We had heard good things about it. I really enjoyed my salmon it was delicious and the presentation on the crispy potatoes was different. My husband had the trout and wished the portion had been a bit bigger. Enjoyed the wine but can't remember the name and the desserts were really good. Our server Sam did and excellent job.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always consistently GREAT!!! How hard to remain great and fresh and imaginative !!! And it does!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Date night with the wife and was looking for something a bit different so I chose Tarbell’s and what a great choice it was.\nThe staff goes above and beyond and really appears to enjoy their job which I find very important. \nThe ambiance is wonderful and the entire restaurant has a very comfortable feeling.\nWe were waited on promptly and our waiter Keith was great.\nHalf or shared orders are no problem at Tarbell’s and I strongly recommend the crispy shrimp appetizer.\nI had the salmon and my wife had scallops the presentation was superb and the entries were delicious.\nJust the right amount of food and yes we even had room for desert.\nLooking forward to our next visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife and I read many reviews from various restaurants and chose yours. We were celebrating my birthday. The food was magnificent and I asked our waitress if she could recommend a wine to go with my dish. She brought two out to taste of which one I chose.\nHonestly the only drawback is the 'highchairs'. Did not like that at all.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was clearly noted as birthday dinner on reservations via Open Table. It was ignored.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding dinner!! A classic but still relevant destination. Looking forward to going back soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Every bite was wonderful. The difference between eatnig & dining!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

What can I say. We love the place. Try the clams. They are delicious. Great wine list. Fantastic hospitality and a wonderful ambiance. \n\nMark is a great guy and gracious host. Everyone is a pro.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing meal and experience. I travel widely for work and have eaten at many restaurants with a claim of Michelin level food and service. This restaurant exceeds most if not all

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This restaurant is one of the best in Phoenix, and Tarbell always is walking about talking to his patrons and making the experience great. The food here is art.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always, Mark and his team deliver. Food was amazing and the service exemplary: We always ask for Eric, and he never, ever disappoints. Looking forward to our next vist. Can't go wrong with the adjoining Tarbell's tavern and the Wine Store is a real treat. Phoenix is lucky to have Tarbells.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to Tarbell's for dinner before the ballet. The service was quite good, as was the food. About the only thing that one could pick at is that it is in a corner strip mall area so there is no view or external presence to contribute the ambiance. Having said that, the inside of the restaurant is nice. And yes, I would go back!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food poor, bread stale, pizza under cooked, fries cold

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Tarbell's, a unique dining event!!\n\nHave been to Tarbell's many times and it has never disappointed. With one small exception this time was no different. Had dinner with a business colleague in from out of town and decided to take in Tarbell's for some great food and energy. We shared the Tempura Soft Shell crab appetizer. Served with some dipping accoutrements, it was delicious. We also shared a Wood Oven Margherita Pizza (or maybe they called it flatbread now). I have had this here several times before and this time it was a total disappointment. The sauce was different. It was a red brick colored and muddy sauce (kind tasteless) unlike on prior occasions where the sauce was bright red acidic and a refreshing backdrop to the amazing rich Cheese, Basil and Charred crust. Anyway, maybe they ran out of the pizza sauce or something and had to make due with what they had on hand. 'Tarbell's please get the previous pizza sauce back!!!' My colleague had the Spaghetti and 'Meatball' for dinner. He lapped it up and cleaned the plate. The Meatball was as big as his head! Great portion and was delicious. I had the Ribbon Pasta with Italian Sausage, Spinach and Blistered Tomatoes in Parmesean Broth. It was amazing!! I finished it all and drank the remaining broth. The wine program continues to be great at Tarbell's. We had a couple of 1 oz pours of Colgin. Really nice!! The 'Coravin' Program is a fantastic way to have some amazing vintage or high end wine without having to take out a loan on a whole bottle. Then we had an amazing bottle of Martinelli Pinot Noir. All was right with the world! Tarbell's; Great Energy!! Great Food!!! Great Wine!! Fix the Pizza!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Meatballs are out of this world.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a great meal and excellent service! We have been patrons of Tarbell's for over 10 years and can always count on a great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Sam was a fantastic server! The food was fantastic!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Came with friends who had never been to the restaurant before. Food, service and ambiance were excellent. Even got to meet the chef !

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We are a newly wed couple who has eaten at this restaurant together about 4 times. Each time we have had the fortune of being able to eat almost for free, on account of the gift cards we have received. Full disclosure, we suggest Tarbell's gift cards each time someone asks us what we would like as a gift, for any occasion.\n\nOver the past couple of visits we have been engaged and then married. We celebrated our special commitment to each other in a booth at Tarbell's. We love the atmosphere, the service, the food and of course the wine. My wife and I choose to eat a more plant based diet. I gotta tell ya, the vegetable entree' is amazing! They switch it up every couple of days or so, so we keep getting a different amazing dish each time we go back. So far, So good.\n\nDuring our last visit, we both agreed that Tarbell's would be OUR place. the place we go for date night and to celebrate us.\n\nHighly recommended. Go see for yourself. Try the Garden-to-Oven Vegetable plate, you'll love it.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My wife and I recently had occasion to dine at Tarbell’s and are happy to report that we were more than satisfied with the fare, the service and even the price. The flash fried chickpea and reggiano appetizer was light, fun and delicious. For our first course, we shared an order of the hamachi crudo with lime vinaigrette and cilantro aioli. It was the equal, nay, more than the equal, of anything we have had at sushi restaurants, both flagship and “neighborhood,” in NYC. The presentation was itself a delight the eye. For our main courses, which were copious enough to have us call for “doggie bags,” and which, once again, we were sharing, we had 1) the house-made pappardelle with chicken fennel sausage in an exceptionally tasty parmesan sauce and 2) the Australian lamb with gnocchi, arugula and goat cheese. Both dishes sound “simple,” but it is the simple ones that sometimes don’t measure up. Such was not the case here. A bottle of fairly priced Belle Glos Los Alturas Pinot Noir complemented both selections dishes very well. (Alas, no room for dessert.} Our server, Keith was a model of friendly professionalism. All in all, a most satisfying experience. Highly recommended.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Food was nice but not good enough to overcome the obnoxious noise level and close proximity of each table to another. Won't return on my next visit to Phoenix.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We went to Tarbell's with friends. One person in the group has some food sensitivities. We never felt that the waiter had a good understanding of what they were. He repeatedly recommended dishes our friend couldn't eat.\nOur food was delicious, but at $38 for a cod dish, we felt it was overpriced. Unfortunately our friends won't be back soon and now we have to wonder if we will as well. We are not happy about that!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food was really remarkable--yum! A special thanks to Nathan for his great recommendations.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

It has been a while since I ate at Tarbell's, but I thought it would be a special place to treat friends who had recently married. Good things: the food -- cocktails, scallops, fish chowder, rock shrimp, carpaccio, black cod, apple strudel, creme brulee -- and the service which was outstanding. But the place was so crowded. It was also relatively noisy. I just did not expect such a poor atmosphere. It was expensive, which I would not have minded if I felt the place really cared about the dining experience of its patrons.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

An amazing restaraunt

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

GREAT FOOD BUT a little crowded. \nOur table was small for the three of us and pushed up against a railing so nowhere for us to move or spread out. Bit upscale and pricey to call this place casual but the food was excellent and service too. Second time we've been there. Will go again but ask for a different table.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I know I can always go to Tarbell's and find something that sounds good and it shows up and its amazing. how do they get so much flavor on one plate?\n\nLove this place!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Unbelievably good scallops, gorgeous presentation, wonderful service, and a to-die-for chocolate mousse. A perfect meal and a delightful experience, start to finish.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have been going to Tarbells for 20 years. Always exceptional never disappointed.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing food and presentation

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It was our first time going to Tarbells and disappointed we hadn't discovered this restaurant sooner. The restaurant doesn't appear to be much from the outside, but don't judge a book by its cover. \nFantastic menu with the traditional meat choices prepared with a flair. We had the peppered steak and it was a huge win. Nice thick NY strip perfectly peppered in a delicious sauce that enhanced the flavors.\nThe menu is very diverse and we'll balanced. Everything we saw come out looked wonderful. And most importantly, everyone there seemed to be truly enjoying their meals. Oh, yeah, get the beet salad! Who knew beets could taste so good. \nAs true foodies, we will be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great dining experience!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food, amazing service. Our waiter Alan was very attentive and a pleasure to interact with. Lovely place, will be back again in the near future

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had heard it was great, but my wife and I both agreed it was among the best places we've eaten and we travel and explore great restaurants frequently.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have been dining here since they opened and have never been disappointed. Food is consistently good, service attentive. Always interesting menu - great American food served with style!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our waiter was outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My husband and I really enjoy Tarbell's restaurant. We've brought many friends and they always thank us for the culinary experience. The food and wine menu is consistent and the quality is always top-notch good. Service is splendid and the owner is passionate about providing patrons with palette pleasing treats! Not only that, but Tarbell's supports the community by giving back and helping worthwhile causes. To me that is the complete circle for a successful restaurant that I'm honored to support.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The Hamachi crudo was so good it was too small by half, at least. The Scotch Beef dinner I had and pan roasted chicken for my wife were also most excellent. We were visiting a friendly space, and thank Mark and staff for everything.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have dined here for many years. Still knocks it out of the ballpark!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We have eaten here numerous times with good results but the service this visit was terrible. The hostess was cold upon arrival and the waiter was even colder. No conversation from the waiter. We had to hail him down repeatedly to ask questions. Bad customer experience all around.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was delicious, the service was excellent. The main waiter for our table was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine. We appreciated how all wait staff seemed to help each other. We've eaten at Tarbels three times now when here from Michigan, and have never been disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We forgot how wonderful the food is at Tarbell's. We shared the evening with another couple and all ordered quite different entrees. Each of us enjoyed our wonderful meal followed with 'death by chocolate'! Our server was quite pleasant and efficient. I would highly recommend this well established restaurant for a wonderful dining experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent menu choices, good variety and some interesting non-traditional offerings. Our before dinner cocktails were a real treat. A great bottle of cabernet with our meal. The beef carpaccio we shared for an appetizer was excellent. My wife enjoyed her Scotch beef (excellent beef roast with veggies) very much. My pepper strip steak also excellent. Creme brulee and apple crisp desserts were also first rate. Service a bit hurried, but courteous and professional. Biggest downside was noise level, everyone seemed to be shouting to make themselves heard just across the table. Good vibrant energy for a restaurant... but not the best place for intimate conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had a terrific dinner here--comfort food with some twists. Creative and tasty and, well, just really, really good!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My girlfriend and I had a great time here and the food is great! We had the shrimp with salsa verde and they were truely amazing. For the entry we had the salmon and the steak both cooked to perfection. Would reccomend to anyone.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We come there every year for Valentines day because that's a special day for us. My husband purposed to me on that day. I asked for a booth and they gave us one and they brought us a wonderful cheese cake that said Happy Anniversary. This is a special place.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Kind of a neighborhood vibe. Super friendly and welcoming. Food was delicious and not ordinary. Good wine list and inventive menu. Would recommend it and would go back again if we are in the area.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I will choose a more easy going place with just as good food in the hood. Only choice for a glass of Chardonnay if you like a typical oak...$16...one choice and a short pour...so if you want 2 glasses of wine $32...too much for a regular go to place and $4 to split a plate -- no mention of this charge (perhaps written somewhere on the menu) we made it clear it was not important to us...either way...so they split it and charged us so too big time not neighborly Food - soup was yummy but barely warm kale salad delicious

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I prefer to say the atmosphere was lively, a little noisey, but not a detractor. And, our server was great!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The wait staff was very nice but three of the four diners were not satisfied with their choices. We eat out often and had heard so many wonderful comments about Tarbell's but on this night things were not so good all around. We were very disappointed as we brought out-of-town guests with us..

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was superb and comforting, but also very creative. The waiter was extremely helpful but not overbearing. We enjoyed the meal so much that we spoke with the hostess on the way out. She wanted Mark Tarbell to hear what we had to say and went and fetched him! He could not have been more gracious and delighted to hear about our wonderful experience. This is a restaurant that cares and has a lot of heart. And it shows in the food!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is my third trip to Tarbell's and I'm 1800 miles away. A small sized room with a very nice bar, tables and a great booth. Both visits have been rewarded with food cooked perfectly and attentive, knowledgeable servers. The atmosphere is quiet, elegant yet families as well as adult couples were in attendance. Dress ranged from casual to formal and the bar seats all. The kitchen is on display and exciting to watch. Our server Sam gets an Attaboy ! Once again you gotta go.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Delightful evening with perfectly timed meal, outstanding service & amazing food.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The bar serves was great... mixup with my order and resolved immediatel.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Tarbell's is one of the few restaurants that is consistently good. I took out of town guests and they were impressed with the quality of the entrees. My risotto had an abundance of porcini mushrooms.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was our first visit to Tarbell's and it won't be our last. Everything was great - food, service, ambiance. We both had fish entrees (salmon, haddock, which was the 'fish of the moment') that were so well-prepared and tasty. We didn't leave a bite on our plates. Wine selection is good; martinis were prepared perfectly. All in all a wonderful experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food was very good. Our waiter was very attentive and knew about every dish on the menu.\n Will definitely go back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This special place never disappoints no matter how many times you go there.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

When I reserved a table, I added in the comments that it 'was our anniversary, so if there was a quiet table in the corner.......'. And that is exactly where we were seated. Great way to start. And it only got better. The menu is eclectic, imaginative, and our choice of meals were extraordinarily delicious. This was an upbeat crowd, and the energy was really nice. Even so, no trouble having conversations. Wonderful restaurant!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Trout was EXCELLENT, Salmon was EXCELLENT...need I say more. My husband and I are both musicians and we love that Mark is too, besides being a great chef we love the Fender Guitars placed around.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My husband and I ate dinner here on a recent Friday night. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. We each ordered a cocktail. Both were excellent. We then split an order of mussel soup and it was simply mouth watering. My husband had the ribbon pasta with chicken fennel sausage which he characterized as outstanding. I had the Giant Georges Bay scallops. They were deliciously moist and flavorful with a hint of sweetness. All of this was accompanied by a bottle of Scarpetta Pinot Grigio which was delightful. Our server was great. Tarbell's ALWAYS delivers. Thanks, Mark!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Tarbell's never disappoints. My husband and I took another couple here for dinner recently. It was their first visit and they couldn't say enough good things about it. I had requested a 'nice table' when I made the reservation since it was our guests' first visit and we were given a nice table.\n\nI had the House-Made Ribbon Pasta. It was amazing, as always. Love the Chicken fennel sausage. One of our guests had the Scotch Beef and thought it was 'to die for.' My husband and our other guest had the lobster soup and the 'Beyond Prime' Beef Carpaccio that they thought was outstanding. There is only one word for the food here . It is 'Amazing.' We ordered a bottle of Scarpetta Barolo and a bottle of Scarpetta Pinot Grigio. Both were excellent. \n\nWe love the 'vibe' here. It is a little bit of everything. Warm, sophisticated, hip, inviting. You cannot go wrong at Tarbell's.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Top to bottom, our favorite restaurant in the Camelback Corridor. We drive from Chandler each time. Waitress comped my daughter's drink as it was only 10 minutes late!! Can't say enough for this high end restaurant

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Tarbells continues to be a local favorite due to its excellent, high quality, perfectly prepared food. Inventive but not overwrought.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I paid $29 for average bowl of seafood chowder. The menu said lots of seafood, was very disappointed. The wild mushroom risotto was amazing as well as the kale Caesar salad. Sorry, can't justify going back, too many great restaurants in Phoenix.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food preparation and presentation were outstanding. All that is mentioned on there web-site is true. We had the Sole, Oso Buca and the veal parmigan and all the meals were great. The service was really good but not over attentive you had plenty of time to enjoy your meals.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food and service. We have visited Tarbell's numerous times and have never been disappointed!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

But doesn't get nearly enough credit for it, probably because it's been around so long. We brought our 9 and 12 year olds along with us for an anniversary/birthday dinner, and the staff couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming. Amazing service, amazing food. What else do you need to know?

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Based on the all the great reviews my wife and I decided to give it a try for our anniversary dinner. We were not disappointed, the staff were very friendly and attentive. Can't say enough about the food, 5 stars.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent food, service and ambiance....Mark never disappoints

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Tarbell's once again proves itself to be a gem...Food and service was outstanding as always. Eric provided excellent service and made us feel very welcome. His wine pick was perfect. Can't wait to return to Tarbell's!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The service and menu never disappoint. We had tuna tartare, burrata starter, Scottish beef, poutine and scallops. The suggested wine was exactly what we wanted. We finished our meal with a spectacular apple crisp and vanilla gelato. Heaven.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

a bit old school in terms of what is on the menu, but it is prepared in a fashion that is right on point with today's standards of excellent seasonal ingredients prepared in a manner in which they are the focus. Wine list had great variety and something at every price point. Did not partake of the bar, but i will definitely have a barrel aged cocktail the next time I am there. I have eaten at many of the best restaurants and resorts in Phoenix and Tarbell's is among the best.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Service and food are always amazing

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food is delicious and not pretentious. Service is always top notch and the place is classy.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had a business dinner with 6 people. Had previously arranged a private room, and everything went perfectly. First time for everyone else in the party, and all indicated they would be back. Food was exceptional and Nathan's service was as good as I've ever had. Great place, great food, great people.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always great locals love it

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My only quibble with Tarbell's (ever) is the lighting. It was dim enough at 6:30 that I needed to hold the menu under the light in order to read it. The lights grew dimmer (apparently on the hour) twice. Given that the majority of their patrons are middle aged or older, this wouldn't seem to be the smartest or most considerate pattern.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We travel a great deal all over the world and we have been visiting the valley for two decades on a regular basis. We NEVER miss a visit to Tarbells. The food is consistently incredible as is the service. It is approachable, unpretentious and consistently wonderful. Portions are substantial without being too much. Afterall, this is one place where you will want to leave room for dessert. The wine list is top notch, fits a variety of budgets and there are always some nice surprises on there for the oenophile.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was about as good as it can get. What a fantastic setting. Food was delicious, wine list was extensive and moderately priced, deserts were off the charts. We will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great seafood dinner great dessert! Special thanks to chef Ruthie our server Ryan.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Although my dining companions enjoyed their dinners, mine was a huge disappointment. I order the Spanish octopus paella, a seasonal offering. I have had paella in Spain and in various restaurants in the U.S., and this was nothing like any of them. The rice seemed to be medium or long grain and was so under-cooked it was hard to chew. Maybe it was a good thing there was so little of it. And though the one octopus tentacle was well prepared, the 2 small mussels and clams and one tiny shrimp that accompanied it were hardly enough to justify the $38 price.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

A true Phoenix gem that never disappoints. The gnocchi was tender and flavorful. Vegetables were cooked perfectly and the dish was seasoned just right.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had the amazing 10 ounce meatball on spaghetti and the meatball pizza.\nIt was a first for both of us and it was delicious.\nWe like Tarbells as it change the items .\nThis time was amazing...

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I must say that we were greatly disappointed with this restaurant. It was the worst 15 year anniversary dinner ever experienced.We order 3 meals and all were salty and returned. I must say that while the manager went above and beyond to fix the problem, it was the food that had no repair. We were given a 100 dollar gift certificate and after the manager credit all 3 meals, I had 65 dollars left that I told him to keep as we would not return. We drove back to Chandler hungry and upset since it was an important day for us.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Tarbell's remains fairly consistent. Once in awhile you can be waiting for service a little too long. Though they are very apologetic and comp the drink. The fish crudo was so very small and served on such a huge plate, the amount looked tiny. High quality fish and delicious, just a very small plate. The vegetables are always fresh and seasonal. The wines by the glass are the best thing about just going into the bar. It is nice to try a glass that is a bit more special than the usual. The servers and reception are friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is a well known restaurant that we had never tried. Big mistake-- it was great: the food, the feel, and the service were top notch. Should have tried it years ago. Our waiter ( Keith?) was exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything we ordered at Tarbell's was like a flavor explosion, and that description also includes some things we didn't order like the parmigiana garbanzo beans and the maple baked extra thick bacon and zucchini which were presented to us gratis. We ordered Burrata, soppresata pizza, and grilled NY strip steak. We also ordered a bottle of the Ghost Block Cab as recommended by our server. Everything was spectacular. The Burrata was soft, and fresh, and delicious and lightly dusted with pesto and served with heirloom tomatoes. The pizza was scrumptious, the crust extra thin and crispy and the sopressata tender and nicely salted. The steak was prepared medium rare to perfection and served with a plum reduction. So rich and delicious. For dessert, we had the soft baked cookies with chocolate and crème fraîche dipping sauces. Perfect ending to a wonderful meal. The device was outstanding. Our server was friendly, attentive, helpful and generous (aforementioned gratis bacon salad). The prices here are not cheap, but for the gourmet experience, it's fairly priced. There's even a summer wine list which features some off the beaten path selections for under $50/bottle. This is a great place to take a date. We loved it and will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food and wine were fantastic. The service was better! My wife had not been here before, and Tarbell's lived up to the reputation. If I have a complaint, it is that it can be a bit loud (I am looking hard for a negative here!). The fish chowder was incredible as was the swordfish. The appetizers looked great, we had a salad before dinner and wished we had the candied bacon. The goal was to save room for desert and it worked. The cheesecake and chocolate mousse were unbelievable.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We were at Tarbell's to celebrate two birthdays and were 'blown away' by the food and service. First, they placed us in the intimate, semi-private room for a party of 5. Keith, our waiter was attentive and made us feel very special. He brought us some chef tastings and lovely desserts monogramed for our birthday boys. Three in had the cantaloupe soup and two asparagus soup. When I was interested in both, he brought me 1/2 of each, so I could taste both. Several of our party had salmon and said it was the best ever. I had the Scot Beef and it was tender and tasty...with a huge portion. My son had the homemade pasta and raved about it! From great wine, wonderful atmosphere and excellent service, it was a night to remember!!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Not the same for Sunday supper. No specials and go to dishes were not the same. Also dislike new switch of aka cart proteins because it switches concept from neighborhood joint with complete meal to competing with Ruth's Chris. I will say that service is great and chef made it right

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

On high recommendation we tried Tarbell's for a special birthday seafood dinner. The food was excellent and service was superb. I strongly recommend others try it.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Had the fried soft shell crabs. They were pretty bland, a friend of mine had the steak and it was glazed in a sauce. The chef needs to find the balance of seasoning and letting the protein speak for itself. In the case of the crab, yes season it. The steak go easy on the sauce. A well cooked steak can stand on its own.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Disappointed says it all. The wine and service was sub par however the food was good. We ordered a bottle of Chasagne Montracet Primiere Cru which they were out of so we ordered something else. The wine was on the warm side so we asked to have it chilled...twice. It never reached a temperature that made it enjoyable. Because we were going to a play we wanted to eat light so we all split some dishes. Our waiter Eric didn't seem especially thrilled about that or anything else. One person in our party eats very slowly and the whole table was cleared of every dish, fork, spoon, knife and glass before she was halfway through her e meal. Finally she just gave up and didn't finish. To say the least our foodie friends were not impressed

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We started with the bacon candy appetizer. This is a MUST! I had the seared scallops with risotto and ramps. My husband had the pepper crusted new your steak and fries. Finished with crime brûlée. Everything was delicious! Risotto was a 7 out of 10, mine is better, but I'd rate everything else 9-10.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My go-to place when I want a special yet comfortable night out.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Very good food at a reasonable price. Excellent drinks, good wine list. Great for couple of small group. Tarbells has been very consistent over the years in delivering a very good meal in an enjoyable atmosphere. Will always return.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Tarbell,s is always a good choice, the food is great. The wine list has a selection for everyone and some reasonable prices too. For some reason the tables by the windows are jammed together,at least in the main dining area to the left as you come into the restaurant. This had the servers and water glass people rudely bumping into you all night .

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have been to Tarbells many times and always come away very pleased. This was as special occasion; our son's last night as a civilian. Keith, our server was outstanding and attentive without swarming over us. MArk Tarbell introduced himself to us and made us welcome. This is a great restaurant, with outstanding service, and food.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My husband and I dined here for our anniversary, it was a bit loud for an intimate dinner, but the food was so good who cared. My husband raved about his dish - the Scotch Beef. I like my steak medium, but with a filet it so often comes back too rare, but this was PERFECT - best steak I've ever had. The Cabernet Demi-Glace was delish too! I am lactose intolerant and they were more than willing to cook my green bean side dish in oil instead of butter (and they were still yummy!).

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great place! Amazing food, great staff, great location. What more can I say? I'll be back often.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything about Tarbells is excellent. An old standby that always comes through. High Quality food and service.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

A place that has it all. When you walk in, the ambiance is impressive. The courteous hostesses seat you immediately as per reservation. The wait staff are efficient but not loquacious or effusive. Varied menu will please most any taste, your order brought in a timely manner and prepared perfectly to your satisfaction. This restaurant is tops among some of the best than many purported 'good' restaurants and well worth the the higher prices. Second time there and there will be many more visits to dine. Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

An acquaintance recommended Tarbell's - and we were not disappointed! The atmosphere was very pleasant - low light, tablecloths, great service, and the food was fantastic! The black ink pasta with seafood was perfect, and the grilled romaine salad with pine nut dressing was unique and delicious! We had eaten at a more expensive restaurant the night before - it did not hold a candle to Tarbell's!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The moment you walk in you can just tell there is somwthing special about Tarbells. The staff was prompt, friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to answer any questions. The Hamaci appetizer was simply delicious. The main courses were cooked to perfection, and the dessert was well worth the extra calories. While it is expensive it is well worth it torrent yourself to this amazing restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was our second time dining here. Both times were absolutely perfect! The food is very creative and the waiter was extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Chef Mark is a talented chef. His food is consistently outstanding. The staff is well trained.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The service and food were exceptional. But as expected, very pricey. Expect to pay at least $40 per plate. I had the Scottish Beef and my wife had the scallops dish. The food tasted great and there was enough to get filled up, even though we did not have appetizers. We sprung for desserts - molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and cream broulle. Once again, the taste was awesome. I thought that it was ridiculous that they added $8 for the scoop of ice cream. I like to drink water while eating. I should have, but I didn't say anything - but I had to stop drinking the water because it smelled bad.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

There wasn't anything Keith wouldn't do - he was flexible with the order, kind, personable and considerate. The food was fresh, delicious and nicely presented. Our water, soda and iced tea glasses seemed to fill themselves. This was our friends first time at Tarbell's and enjoyed the food, service and neighborhood atmosphere where the 'regulars' hang out.\nNicely done Tarbell. Thanks.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

There are not enough stars to rate this restaurant as after dining there, I can unequivocally say this is the best restaurant in Phoenix. Other than a relocation of table, it was the finest dining experience we have had in the Greater Phoenix area. The service was pleasing, pleasant, timely and efficient. You start off with complimentary fried chick peas which were habit forming. The scallops were by far the best I have ever eaten. There was no room for dessert. The entire evening was well worth the slightly higher pricing, more than worth it. We cannot wait to recommend it to friends when we can return for another wonderful evening.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food is a bit too rich now. The simple salad so much smaller than it used to be.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It had been awhile since we visited Tarbell's. Everything was even better than we remembered - the food so fresh and well prepared. And those chickpeas - awesome! Service was great - ambiance good and a wonderful wine list. A great evening!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My parents asked for Tarbell's for their anniversary. Service was superb-- informative and helpful when needed, not intrusive; staff deftly accommodated an elderly parent's special mobility needs . The standout dish: mussels, huge, tender, and succulent in wine sauce.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This was our second visit to Tarbell's and the experience was as good as the first. The food was very good and the service was friendly and efficient. We will definitely come again when we are in Phoenix next time.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We had a more than acceptable meal, although there were glitches. My New York strip was perfectly prepared rare and the grilled romaine salad with pumpkin seed dressing was inventive and delicious. My wife's fish was delivered with sauce and vegetable different than she requested. The server caught the mistake after the food was plated in front of us. Although corrected with a new dish, the timing of our meal was off. The dish was comped without any request from us. Overall, service felt a bit rushed and servers too busy.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We came to Tarbell's on a special occassion, and had a great experience...all of the staff was friendly and very attentive! I would definitely recommend to friends and others looking for a wonderful dining experience...good food too!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We are people who have called this home for 20 years almost. Disappointed with the direction it is going. Too many people! A victim of success, see the same thing at Elote in Sedona. I do not like pushy servers, who are obviously are trying to.'turn the table'.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Best pepper steak we've found in the greater Scottsdale/Phoenix area. \nLove just about everything on the menu and particularly enjoy sitting at the \nhigh-top tables in the bar area. Great food. Great service. Best to go before \n6, or after 8:00PM -otherwise CROWDED! And save room for the cheesecake \ndessert with caramel sauce. . . YUM!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I have been going to Tarbell's since it opend years ago, always good. More recently the prices have gone up without any change in quality or portion size.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We truly enjoyed our dining experience. The food was fresh and tasty, the service was friendly, but not intrusive. We were able to eat at our pace, (which is a lesuirely meal). Highly recommended for foodies. Loved the beets!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The service was incredible! The food was just as good. It was our first time at the restaurant, and as a welcome gift the server gave us a free desert. I highly recommend Tarbell's!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

It was our first visit to Tarbell's and we really wanted to love our dining experience more than we did!! The service was great! The Caesar Salad was really yummy, especially the homemade croutons. The vanilla cheesecake with caramel sauce was also delectable! The big 'BUT' was the main course. We had the Better than Prime steak and the Scallops and we just didn't fall in love with either of them. The steak was somewhat tough and the Scallops somewhat bland. We want to try the Tavern for Happy Hour, so we'll return at some point.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I could truly kick myself for not dining at Tarbells until now. I have been coming to Phoenix for 30 years and this is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. We went for our anniversary and I knew as soon as I walked in that I had made the right decision. The halibut special was devine - cooked perfectly AND a perfect portion. The salmon tartare ........mmmmmmmm. I would send even my pickiest clients there. We winter in Tucson, but, Tarbells will be my stop every time we get to Phoenix. I'M GOING TO TELL EVERYONE.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I read reviews and got recommended by a friend to take my girlfriend out Tarbell's on Valentine's Day. This beat out a few other restaurants because most of the reviews noted that it was romantic and the food here was superior. The problem I had wasn't of the food - that was undoubtedly delicious - but rather the noise level and lack of a romantic feel. It was crazy loud for supposedly being a romantic night. At times I could not hear my girlfriend across the table. The service was okay, we felt that we were on the bottom of our server's priority. We also asked for a red wine recommendation and we agreed to try it, it turned out to be a white wine - making us feel like he didn't really hear us out. For a restaurant with this sort of reputation , I would have expected more from the service and setting. To me it falls into a weird space where it's not really romantic enough to be a date night setting but not crazy enough to be a bar.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I am normally not a fan of trying a place for the first time on a crazy night like Valentine's Day but everything about Tarbell's was great. The service was fantastic, the food was prepared perfectly, and the restaurant had a great vibe. I can't wait to try it again.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great experience, from beginning to end of evening. Service was attentive. Only issue is parking lot is not the best. At least there is valet service available.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

If you are looking for a hip, fine dining experience, this is the place. The gnocchi is like soft pillows and the homemade papardelle is as good as you would get in Italy. Try the pan roasted chicken: it's juicy and perfectly seasoned along with delicious mashed potatoes.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

After reading the great reviews and working to get a reservation... Yep - book a couple of days early.. I really didn't expect to find this gem in a strip mall! As soon as we arrived we were pleasantly greeted and escorted to our table. As we passed thru the bar I noticed that nearly every seat at the bar and the bar tables were filled with diners. As soon as we were seated our server greeted us and thanked us for joining him for dinner. The service was quite good, our server and his helpers were always close by and very attentive. The menu really struck me as a 'Home Cooked Comfort Food' affair with a little something for everyone in our group. The wine list was quite nice and reasonably priced. Each of our selections was perfectly prepared, served piping hot AND delicious! This is a place not to be missed on your next Phoenix visit!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a wonderful time at Tarbell's. My son got us a gift certificate for Christmas. The food was delicious, the service was wonderful, and they really kept a close watch on all the people that were eating there to make sure they completely satisfied. A fantastic experience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food & service top of the list. \nOccasionally order dessert. Being from the NYC area,\nenjoy cheese cake. The best cheese cake ever -\nNew York City or any other type of food services\ndo not meet the taste & quality level of this dessert.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Food was bland and overcooked. Fish was mushy. My friends had pasta that was also overcooked - cream-like. BUT the service was wonderful over and may be worth a seat the bar for a simple salad and a glass of wine.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Tarbell's has been our go-to fine dining choice for 10 years. No more. The last three times I have gone have been disappointing. Service each time was terrible...snobbish the first time, amateurish the second, and downright uninterested the third. Overcooked meatballs, chewy and flavorless steak, low-quality sauce on mussels. Plus, the menu has become extremely boring...it never changes. And that is a problem when the items are not good! I had actually decided to not go back, but received a gift card and so thought why not. Long story short, I'm looking for a new 'favorite', and dropping it from my list. Too bad, because I've always liked this place...but, times change!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise, as this was the first visit for my wife and I. The food was very good, except for the Apple Crisp Brullee'. My wife had mussels which she thought was excellent and the halibut that I had was prepared perfectly (although, the fish portion was very small for the price). The kale salad was excellent also.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

overpriced for what they served, hurried us out, very mediocre food, our party of four would not return.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always an unusual menu, with great hits, fantastic service. Never a doubt the experience will be fantastic.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Food was excellent, and loved the atmosphere. Server was terrible. Started telling us the specials before offering drinks or the wine list. Returned with wine list, again wanting our order.. Did not go over any items. At end of meal, asked if we were done, did we need the check. No mention of dessert.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was perfectly cooked with beautiful presentation. Service was outstanding - staff was courteous, friendly, and very helpful. Our waitress did s great job explaining the menu and her recommendations were right on. I had the special which was swordfish and risotto. Nice portion and absolutely delicious. My husband had the sausage pizza which was great - nice thin crust and the topping was very flavorful. Dessert was the creme brûlée served in a cooked apple - it was superb.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a wonderful dinner at Tarbell's! My fish of the day (skate) was wonderful, and my wife ate every bit of the pasta bolognese. And the service was wonderful. was a great find on the internet thanks to Marriott VISA, and will definitely return when in Phoenix again.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We always enjoy Tarbell's. It is our special occasion restaurant. We always recommend it to out of town guests. The food was delicious. The bacon candy is divine! Wait staff is well trained, helpful, and knowledgeable about the menu. \n\nThank You Mark Tarbell for keeping the high standards in place.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Outstanding potato and comfti cheese soup, Kale/Romaine Ceasar Salad. Bolognese was excellent as was the pepper Salisbury steak.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

been going to Tarbell's for years. Always good\n\nThe owner Mark is in the restaurant most nights and making sure the guests are well taken care of

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I have been wanting to dine at Tarbells for years and always seem to forget about it because of all the choices in the Phoenix Valley. I assure you that this is one you don't want to forget about! From the Parmesan fried chickpeas on every table to the warmth of the open kitchen and a great cocktail list our experience was great from the get go. Had some of the best rock shrimp with a type of pesto and spicy aioli I have ever had then a great piece of skate with a spicy lobster chorizo sauce that paired just perfectly. I can't wait to go back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food is always consistent and delicious! Love going to Tarbell's. Would eat there every night. Service is always impeccable and they always make you feel right at home.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Frequent visitors because we love the food - always a great special or change to the menu and the cheesecake is a family favorite. This time the service was especially outstanding. Sensing we wanted time for conversation the meal was paced perfectly and service attentive but not intrusive.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had plans for the evening at the Symphony after dinner so we needed to be in and out in a timely manner. Marty, our waiter, was attentive to our request and knowledgeable about the menu and wine pairings. Our meal was up to the usual high standards of this restaurant. It is always a pleasure to dine here.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

3rd time, food was just ok. Pizza was best part. We had one as appetizer. The main courses, ciopino and steak were just to heavy with sauces. The first two visits were much better. Chalk it up to menu selection.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Unmatched, beautifully conceived and executed culinary delights! Mark Tarbell always provides a great evening experience. Tarbell's is inviting, warm, comfortable, fun and elegant...all together. Best in Phoenix !

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

it had been 14 years since i last dined at Tarbells. Now that i have relocated back to the Valley of the Sun, i will return much sooner. this was a fantastic night of food and friendly conversation. A great night out.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Went to Tarbell's tonight with my family for a little pre-holiday celebrating. As usual the service was outstanding and the food was great but, they were 'out' of stuff on the menu (at 6:30 pm?). In fact, the first 4 things I asked for they were out of; 2 wines and 2 menu items. And then the wine that I finally ended up with apparently ran out after I had just one glass. Odd to say the least. Bad luck on my part or poor preparation by Tarbell's? Not sure which it was but disappointing to say the least. Particularly since the excuse I was given was that the party in the private room 'killed us'. Well, the private room in the restaurant seats about 12 (I have held parties there before). That means that at most they would have had to have served no more than 12 portions of one or the other of the two dishes that I picked. Or more likely some combination of a total of 12 between the 2. So, odd to me that they would have only had 12 portions of each of those menu items and they were out at 6:30. Anyway, we still had great meals but we got off to a rocky start. The handmade pasta with chicken fennel sausage was delicious. The roasted beet salad was amazing. and the burrata and heirloom tomato salad was delicious. We'll keep going back BUT Tarbell's please stock up on all menu items so we can still have full access to the entire menu even if you have a private party.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We love this restaurant for hosting business guests. Inevitably these dinners turn into meetings. The ambiance is quiet enough to accommodate conversations, the wine list and food nice enough to impress, and just casual enough to keep it friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

the enitire experience was outstanding, food service and ambience

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We ate light, ordering a beet salad to split and a lobster risotto. The salad was dramatically over-salted. Yuck. And, the three slices of beets were paper thin, the most meager presentation we've seen of this popular dish. The salad greens atop were wilted, seemingly direct from a bag. The risotto was too hard -- too firm, really, a blob -- lacking the creamy texture this dish calls for. Overall, disappointing.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The overall evening was delightful. Great atmosphere. The food was tasty. I would alert the kitchen that the presentation of the scallop potatoes in the metal dish was a little overdone. Levels of the cheese and potato was slightly burnt. Our fiends enjoyed their first trip to your restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have never had anything less than great meals and great service at Tarbell's. It's a favorite of ours.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Tarbell's always delivers, you can always expect great service and food pairing that brings out the best combination of flavors.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always a pleasure to come here. Food, service and atmosphere is always great.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We went to Tarbell's to celebrate my husband's 65th birthday. Our server was so cordial and very knowledgeable with the menu. The wine list is diverse with many quality wines and excellent lesser known wines. There are no wrong choices on the menu.....the three of us ordered different items and all were exceptional. Try the grilled romaine for a starter. Our cream of cauliflower and saffron soup had amazing flavor. The (Colorado) lamb ragout was outrageously comforting. And don't miss the chocolate mousse!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Order the Lamb Rague, it was the highlight of our dinner for 4. Also the Lobster Rissotto. The service was excellent. Ambiance is great. We will return.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Tarbells is just a classic go to. You know that when you walk in you will have a great wine selection, delicious cocktail options, and fantastic food. The service is wonderful and you can't go wrong with coming here!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food at Tarbell's was excellent. The staff is always friendly and the atmosphere is great. Love the way Mark Tarbell always makes you feel very welcome.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing place! Great menu, wine list. Highly recommend. Travelled all the way from New York to dine there. Chef Mark was extremely attentive and friendly! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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