This was the highlight of our eating experience in Phoenix/Scottsdale.
We had eaten here a number of years ago with our kids. Our flight was late, our luggage was late, hotel check in was slow. I had to call Tarbell’s three times to change the time of the dinner reservation. When we arrived the restaurant staff, instead of being annoyed, greeted us by name and made us feel so welcome that the earlier problems of the day disappeared...Oh, and the food was great. I promised myself that when we got back to Phoenix this would be our first stop. The kids are now grown and on their own but my wife and I were able to keep that promise and thus the review below.
The soup of the day was broccolini and white cheddar (you can ask for a little taste before ordering). It was smooth and sumptuous. The appetizers of Tuna Tartare and Venison Carpaccio were fantastic. The Tuna Tartare was served with cucumber mignonette, tomato water, cilantro, crispy capers, and lime oil. The Carpaccio came with baby Arugula and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese shaving. The balance of ingredients in both dishes was mouth watering. Our main courses were the Halibut, seared with a crispy top, served over a Risotto (could have made a meal of just the Risotto) and the peppered N Y strip steak came with Au Gratin Potatoes (best ever) and creamed spinach. We could not eat another bite...until we discovered that Profiteroles with Vanilla Gelato centers were on the dessert menu. It never hurts when service is provided by an attractive and gracious server, Jacqueline our thanks and to the restaurant I again promise that you will be my first stop on my next trip to Phoenix.
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