Based on other reviews we ha planned for some time to try Tarratine. Checked the menu online before going and was surprised to find it quite short and not showing any dishes I might not make at home. I was expecting some more interesting specials and found only one, and that a modification of a published menu dish. Service was excellent, and the setting remarkable, quiet and very handsome. Limited menu is the problem.
Dear Downeaster, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments and will certainly continue to build on our menu. We are happy that you enjoyed your meal and are open to any suggestions to menu additions that you will recommend. We try to keep our menu simple and we change it on a fairly consistent basis. Is there an certain item that you would like to see? We hope to see you again soon! Take care, Tricia
This place was fantastic. We were excited to come back as soon as we left. The upstairs game areas are great. It would be perfect for hosting a game night!
Dear Doug, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are happy that you enjoyed the game room and billiard room. It is so nice that you enjoyed everything!! Take care, Tricia
Very good food. Nice place to sit and enjoy your meal.
Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed yourself, we hope that we see you again soon. Take care, Tricia
Excellent Food, Great Staff, We will certainly go again.
Dear Gregory, We are very happy that you enjoyed the experience! We hope to see you again soon. Take care, Tricia
Excellent staff. Beautiful building. Unique dining experience in Bangor and all of Eastern Maine. Well worth the cost.
Dear Mikim, Thank you for taking the time to send your wonderful comments. We are happy that you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you again soon! Take care, Tricia
The food was excellent and the service was great! We were in the bar area and it was a bit noisy but not obnoxious. The valet service was wonderful, too. We did not know the driver’s name, but he was so happy and enjoying what he was doing! Overall, it was a wonderful experience!
Dear Danny, Thank you for the wonderful review. I will share your experience with our staff. Please let us know if you would prefer to be in a quiet location on your next visit. Take care, Tricia
Always a great experience food is great staff is amazing and believe it or not it’s priced very very well.
Thank you for taking the time to give us such a nice review Kurt! We appreciate you coming in and hope that you will come again soon! Take care, Tricia
Beautiful historic building! Food was elegant with beautiful presentation. A staff member very sweetly gave our dinner party a tour of the Club, pointing out interesting historical facts throughout! We had an amazing evening! Thank you!
Before going to this restaurant, we had very high expectations. Upon arrival, the complimentary valet was wonderful. The service was warm and extremely attentive. The food was prepared masterfully and full of flavor and although I don’t usually order alcoholic beverages, the drink special was fantastic.
Overall, the dining experience was amazing and we will certainly be back.
The Tarratine never disappoints! Our evening was kicked off by a friendly greeting by Kelsey who checked our coats and seated us to our server Erica who was excellent and then the icing on the cake was a visit from Chef Ben to make sure our meal was cooked to perfection which it was! This gem in our own little city is to be treasured!
Thank you Dan!!! We always enjoy a visit from you and Erin!! Please visit again soon! Take care, Tricia
One of the best places to have a nice dinner. While not required to dress up it doesn’t feel out of place to throw on the glad rags and enjoy. Great food at the restaurant and it’s also an awesome venue for bachelor/bachelorette or any party or event.
Dear NicP, Thank you for the wonderful review, we appreciate it and we are happy that you enjoyed yourself!! Please visit again soon. Take care, Tricia
I had high expectations. This was perhaps the most disappointing dining experience we've had anywhere. The food was very ordinary--mediocre. The price was high, but that was not the issue. The value was very poor. And for a building that has so much history--I have o desire to return.
Dear Phil, I am very sorry that your experience was so poor. It really is out of character, I will share your comments and the suggestions with our Chef. Thank you for taking the time to send us your true feelings, we will make it a learning experience. Take care, Tricia
Outstanding service and food. Highly recommended!
Thank you very much! We hope that you are able to visit again soon!
Childhood best friend’s 26th bday. Everything was perfect. Kami and Kelsea were fabulous, as was our waitress, although I hadn’t met her before so I do not recall her name. Tricia does an incredible job and the place is gorgeous.
Thank for taking the time to share your experience and your kind words! I will certainly share this with the staff and hope that you will visit again soon. Take care, Tricia
Food taste and prep very average for the price. Very noisy. Parking is non-existent. Server was excellent.
Dear Richard, Thank you for taking the time to rate our service. We will learn from your comments and hope that you will try us again another time. Take care, Tricia
Lovely evening. Such attentive staff and excellent food.
Thank you Jessicca, It is nice of you to take the time to let us know that you have enjoyed our restaurant. I will share your kind words with our staff and hope that you will visit again soon. Take care, Tricia
We were absolutely blown away by the service and food and atmosphere! We will be back! Thank you for a night to remember!
Thank you for coming in Jason, we are very happy that you enjoyed your experience. We appreciate your business and hope that you will visit again soon. Take care, Tricia
Wonderful food. Priced very well. Great service. Lovely dining room.
We had an excellent time the servers kami and Paige were both wonderful and went above and beyond for our needs, I adore the owners but I may be partial, Tricia made us feel more than welcome!!
Food was great. Our server, Cami, was outstanding!! The hostess was absolutely wonderful as well, but I didn’t catch her name. Good food, the sea bass was to die for. We had a great time. Thank you!!!!
Terrific! The food was excellent as was the presentation. We loved our tour that we got at the end of dinner. The Tarratine is beautiful and full of history.
The staff are very attentive and engaged. The owner was also on site talking with guests and ensuring the experience was the best.
Had a lovely evening that included a tour of the building with history. Everyone very friendly and welcoming. Great place to take people in Bangor. Our first visit and we were very glad to discover it.
We loved our evening. Our waitress Cammi was fun, engaging, and offered excellent insight into the food and beverage menu! We WILL be back!
My wife and I arrived at the Tarratine on a wet and windy evening on Halloween. It happened to be our 49th wedding anniversary. Because of valet parking we were able to park right in front which was fantastic given the weather. We were greeted at the front door by a lovely young lady who greeted us by name and showed us to our table. From start to finish our meal was excellent. We ordered a nice bottle of wine. The appetizers were fantastic. We shared an order of calamari which was different than any I have had in the past but very good. I also had a Greek salad, also very tasty. For our main entre we had steak au poivre which was served tableside. That was excellent as well. We finished our meal with two very delicious deserts which were complementary because we were celebrating our anniversary. We ended our experience with a nice tour of the facility given by the manager, the same young lady who greeted us when we arrived. She gave us a brief history of the Tarratine. We had a great time and I highly recommend the Tarratine for its great food and service!
Mini family reunion for Dad’s 81st birthday. Everything was great except for our fellow diners, who were talking and laughing loudly the whole time. It was hard to hear each other, especially for Dad.
Food and service were great.
Dear Valerie, Thank you for celebrating with us!! Sorry about the other diners in the room, we do have private dining rooms that may be a better fit for future occasions. Take care and thank you again, Tricia
I had sent a note letting the restaurant know that we would be celebrating my wife’s 40th birthday. I requested the best table available. We were seated in the bar area. I would have expected a more quiet/secluded spot. We also waited nearly ten minutes for our drinks. We watched a group of 6 people come to the bar AFTER we had ordered our drinks and they were served before us. Obviously the table assigned to us and having to wait for our drinks put a bit of a damper on our experience right from the beginning.
Dear Rick, I am very sorry that we didn’t rise to the occasion, we wish that we had not disappointed. Your comments have certainly hit home and we will be changing our policy on seating. The definition of best table can differ depending on the mood and many of our guests request the tables in the bar area because of the beautiful windows, brickwork and woodwork but you should have been offered a choice, I am sorry. We would Like to have a second chance. Tricia
My wife and I enjoyed a great date night out to The Tarratine. We recently moved to Bangor and had been searching for an upscale restaurant for the nice night out. The service was extremely personal and greatly enjoyed. We were lucky to be there on a night when it was not rented out and were able to tour around the rest of the facility. Highly recommend as a different kind of dining experience.
Thank you for joining us Davis! We are happy that you enjoyed the experience! Please join us again soon! Tricia
Such an amazing girls night! Can’t wait to take my husband there! Perfect experience.
A great place to celebrate and to bring friends together. From the rooftop deck, the game room and the lovely dining areas it is a total experience. We’re coming back!
Everything was delicious. Thought it might be an overly stuffy atmosphere but it was very enjoyable.
Thank you for the nice comments, we appreciate you dining with us!! Please visit again soon! Take care, Tricia
We really enjoyed our experience at The Tarratine! It was our first time and we were celebrating our anniversary. We were both pleased with the environment and are excited to return in the future when we are in the area!
Thank you Sarah!!! We appreciate your taking the time to give us the review and hope that you will visit again soon! Take care, Tricia
Always a lovely meal in a lovely location. Service is excellent! Go early for a drink at the beautiful bar.
Dear Hillary, Thank you for the nice review, we are happy that you enjoyed your visit. Please come again soon! Take care, Tricia
All staff members were very friendly, pleasant to speak with, knowledgeable about the history of the property, and professional. We enjoyed our tour of the property, the view from the roof deck, the game room, and most of all, our food. We look forward to eating here the next time we visit Bangor.
We are very happy that you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you again soon. Take care, Tricia
Everything was first rate.
Thank you Captain Jim!! We appreciate the time invested in giving us this great review, we hope that you will visit again soon. Take care, Tricia
We took our granddaughter and friend to Taratine as a special treat, and it exceeded our expectations! Our waitress was exceptional, not only providing us with great service, but with a charming personality, as well. All of our entrees were delicious, and artfully plated. The kids enjoyed the beef tenderloin presentation. We finished with the most decadent coconut creme brulee! We cannot wait to return to Bangor!
Dear GinnyGail, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience! We are happy that you enjoyed yourselves, I will share your delight with your server! Take care and come again soon, Tricia
The Tarratine is a beautiful old-world building that is inviting and warm. The main dining room could use a bit more decor as it comes across as colonial instead of Georgian. The bar was cozy and intimate. The upper floors were amazing. Game and snooker rooms along with private dining rooms really made it feel like it previous incarnation as a private club. They may want to consider taking one of the upper floors and returning it to private club status. In any event, the staff were professional and friendly with a genuine hospitality mentality. The menu was a nice mix of options occasionally trying to be more clever than necessary. However, the overall experience was outstanding.
Thank you Joe! We are considering stepping it up in the dining room, we will let yo know how it is progressing. Hopefully you will be in again soon. Take care, Tricia
Simply an excellent fine dining experience in Bangor. Everything about the experience was universally terrific. Go just for the venue or a drink on the roof but stay for an excellent meal, some of which are prepared table side.
Thank you Emmanuel, It was nice to hear the stories and remember your family restaurant! Thank you for coming, we hope that you will visit again soon. Take care, Tricia
The Tarratine is a lovely historic building. The owners have done a masterful job of renovating all the rooms of the three floors and added a lovely roof top deck for nice views of Bangor. The staff was very attentive. This was my husband and my first visit to the Tarratine while we celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary. The waitress immediate congratulated us on our special day- only knowing about it from my reservation note made weeks before. The restaurant also gave us a dessert on the house as celebration. The food was fresh and delicious. An added treat was the half off martinis, offered every Thursday. Definitely recommend the Pearintini...yummy. We loved the Tarratine so much that my husband plans to have his 50th birthday celebration there. Be sure to check the Tarratine out!
Thank you Celeste! We are happy that you enjoyed the experience, and hope that you will visit again soon! Take care, Tricia
Food very good, but service was poor to due to inexperience or poor training. Service was very friendly, but seemed very nervous and did not know basic info like how to serve an expresso coffee This lack of experienced service(including front desk, bartender and wait staff) lead to an overall uncomfortable experience . Seems like they have great chef, but don't know how to run the front end of a restaurant
Thank you, Rob. We are always looking to improve our team, and we certainly appreciate your taking the time to write this useful review. As we grow, we look for friendly staff who are willing to learn. We will use your experience as a teaching tool and hope that you will try us again, only to find that your suggestions have been useful. Take care, Tricia