Phoenix, AZ 85018
- New American
- Sun 5pm-9pm, Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm
- All Major Credit Cards, Diners Club, cash
- Order Online, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
- Full bar
- Recommended, Accepted
- Lot Available, Valet
Phoenix New Times' Description
Diners visit this cozy eatery as much to catch a glimpse of personable chef Mark Tarbell as to enjoy his award-winning contemporary American creations. Relying on lots of fresh, organic products, Tarbell presents some exciting fare (grilled portobello with seasonal accompaniments), some interesting takes on classics (steamed artichoke with griddled cornbread), and well-crafted comfort food (spaghetti and meatballs with organic tomatoes, pepper steak with pommes frites). The bar is a great place to hang with the beautiful people.
Loyal fans of Iron Chef America can call us out on this one: Technically, chef Mark Tarbell isn't an Iron Chef. That title is reserved for the handful of regulars who do battle against a constant onslaught of culinary challengers on the popular Food Network show. Only a year ago, Tarbell himself made an appearance, going up against Iron Chef Cat Cora in a high-stakes cook-off... More >>
Loyal fans of Iron Chef America can call us out on this one: Technically, chef Mark Tarbell isn't an Iron Chef. That title is reserved for the handful of regulars who do battle against a constant onslaught of culinary challengers on the popular Food Network show. Only a year ago, Tarbell himself made an appearance, going up against Iron Chef Cat Cora in a high-stakes cook-off where the key ingredient was apples. And guess what? He won. Since the show's airing, Tarbell hasn't ditched Phoenix to gallivant around the country and leave his kitchen in other hands. He's stayed put at his restaurant right where he's always been, and right where regulars expect him to be. You see, Tarbell's way too sociable to step out of the limelight at his namesake restaurant, where locals flock to dine on upscale comfort food like double-cut pork chops with white cheddar polenta cakes, pan-roasted organic chicken with buttermilk mashed potatoes, and Mark's Famous Spaghetti & Meatballs. The fact that Tarbell is Phoenix's own Iron Chef makes the dining experience that much tastier.
Tips from foursquare
Make sure you order the "Grilled, Double-Pork Chop" from Tarbells! It was voted one of the top 100 favorite dishes in 2011 by the Phoenix New Times!
Love the fried chickpeas
Savor organic seasonal specialities including local produce, seafood, poultry, fresh pasta and wood-fired pizzas.
Best scallops I have ever had ... if they are on the menu ... GET EM!!!
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