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Tarrant's Cafe Restaurant Review: “Established 1873” states the menu. But that year refers to Tarrant’s origins as a drugstore, a role it held until 1987 when the building became vacant for nearly two decades. Owner Ted Santarella took it over, helping to pump life into a derelict downtown with this upscale charmer with one side that feels pub-like and the other romantic with gilt-framed paintings and chandeliers. He kept the name, emblazoned in stained glass over the door, claiming it was cheaper than buying a new sign. The legacy also suits Santarella’s fare, nothing new-fangled or hip; more a cross-breed of his personal favorites --- if they could be prepared in an eye-drop-size kitchen. An expansion nearly doubled Tarrant’s in size (enlarging the kitchen and giving rise to pizza and take-out), and the menu spans fish tacos to filet mignon, and everything, including reasonably priced sandwiches such as a Reuben, is available at lunch and dinner. Entrées, generous with vegetables, include soup or salad, one night a grandmotherly rendition of sausage and cabbage. A sidewalk chalkboard announces specials such as fried tilefish, beer braised short ribs and fried chicken with waffles, to name just a few.