Tandem

4.7
1305 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Tandem offers modern American cuisine in a sophisticated, yet comfortable atmosphere.
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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my daughter for a lovely celebration of her 22nd birthday. Her request was “someplace with a nice bar.”

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JaniceW
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I had the Shakshuka and it was delicious!! Service was great and the love the decor there. Will def go again

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun cocktail list, tasty salads and huge club sandwich. Flavored fries and ginger beer! Enjoyed our lunch!

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vipPeterF
Jackson Hole
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My daughter enjoyed her meal and had called to say she would be late Sorry for confusion

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vipDenverEats68
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Five of us did Thanksgiving at Tandem. Serving it family style was creative and fun. All the traditional fans. The food was amazing with plenty to take home for leftovers. The service was not as good unfortunately. Overall we enjoyed the experience and would try again.

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vipBobblewood
Savannah
73 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving…we’ll organized…reminiscent of home cooked meal with pleasant “upscale” upgrades….we’ll done!!! Will definitely consider next year!!!

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vipMeghanB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our thanksgiving dinner at Tandem and everything was outstanding! There is a very good chance that we will adopt Thanksgiving at Tandem as a tradition in the future if they continue this service. I love that the meal was traditional but had a little flare from the chef. My favorite were the whipped sweet potatoes and dark Turkey meat. One of the best parts about Thanksgiving is the left overs and I appreciate that they didn’t skimp on the portions. Everyone around us seemed very pleased with the value and quality of their meals. Thank you for making Thanksgiving easy, Tandem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plentiful reservations. Friendly staff. Comfortable seating. Interesting decor. Creative pottery dishwear. Easy parking. Delicious food. Full bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Brad is an exceptional waiter and always makes the food and wine taste better. Best restaurant all round in Chapel Hill

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vipGuido
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The service was fine, and the lamb shank was outstanding.
The scallops and potatoes were in a rich creamy sauce. Delicious, but there was no way to enjoy the sauce — no bread, no rice or noodles. We ended up taking it home to have over pasta another night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great
Service could be friendlier

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed brunch at tandum, some of the prices are a bit steep but still a great experience.

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vipRichard
Raleigh
87 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The salmon dish is terrific. Bit noisy. Consistently reliable.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. The food the service the ambiance. It has become our go to place in the triangle.

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KEVINK
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Many time repeat diner… kinda boring for a Pescatarian… same salmon, same eggplant, strange shrimp and grits that included a short rib of beef! Seems also the prices increased? $250 for a dinner for two. Likely there less often in ‘22

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IndustryNight
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Went out for an anniversary dinner. Not the best choice for a romantic date night. The restaurant was so loud that I had to bend over the 3 ft. banquett table to hear anything my wife was saying. I don't know if this is an every Sat. night phenomenon, or if it was a symptom of the UNC home game. We'll have to try again on a Wednesday.

Service was attentive and kind, and did a fine job through the evening. They were a bit lacking in wine knowledge. We asked for a full bodied red, and our server + the "couple of sommeliers" they asked, were only able to inform us that they "didn't really have anything full bodied tonight". Our table neighbor somehow heard us over the ado and suggested something that they enjoyed BTG.

Our apps were imaginative, flavorful and just the right size. On paper, our entrees sounded wonderful. In reality, they were a bit over seasoned, and more than a bit under cooked. The blanched brussels sprouts were raw, and "medium rare" salmon was closer to sushi.

The limited dessert options (2) weren't worth another 20 minutes of yelling to my date, though they sounded delicious.

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DavePowerSchool
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great veggie bisque! Ate quick lunch, but service was great and food was delicious.

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vipSusanKM
Raleigh
54 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we had a really great dinner at Tandem. The food was great, the service was wonderful. It was a bit louder than we would have liked, but the meal was worth it.

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LibbiJ
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end, food was excellent, as well as the service. Loved it and can't wait to go back.

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vipTheOpenTablePoet
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's not often you find a restaurant where every item you order is perfectly executed and well designed. We had cocktails, appetizers, salads, entree and dessert... And everything was worth returning for alone.

While Tandem is not an inexpensive restaurant, it is absolutely worth the price.

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Foodfriend99
Raleigh
40 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Lunch and great service!

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ChefRusty659
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Our waitress Natalie was well spoken and attentive. The bartender got our drink order perfectly.
Sadly, our disappointment centered on the food. I had the snapper special which so drenched in cream sauce it still could not hide the inferiority of the fish itself. I recognize some people may enjoy such cover, but it was to much in my opinion and the taste was disappointing.
My wife had the whole eggplant which did not appear as such and it too was marginal in taste, but delightful in presentation.
There was no offer of bread as this maybe a trend post COVID.
I am sorry I couldn’t be more positive.

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vipSingaporeLulu
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We love Tandem and will come again, but they have lost the plot on their cheeseburger. This first time we had it , it was terrific. The second time, it was overdone but we figured that was an aberration. This time both burgers were overdone again. So we I’ll go elsewhere for burgers in the future.

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PandaBear
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Great food, great service, and love the menu/wine selection. It's our #1 choice for an excellent meal in Chapelboro.

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Dawn
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Had to ask for clean water three times - each time there were particles floating in it - large particles such as green and black and white flakes.

Some dishes were overpriced. Ended up paying the same as we would have at second empire and the food and experience there is significantly better.

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vipChristineR
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, staff is attentive and knowledgeable. Space is pretty and festive. Food is really good and drinks are

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SteveW
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Waitress delivered food and then never checked on us again. No drink refills no would you like anything else.

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vipFoodie
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent…we can’t wait to go back! We were there for brunch and had omelettes, BLT with pork belly, brioche French toast and eggs Benedict. Truly outstanding. Please open a restaurant in Raleigh!!!

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vipDonnaM
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent food and service. This restaurant never disappoints. Since moving into the area it’s become a favorite go-to dinner destination.

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vipTazE
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2nd time we have been and it was great!!!!

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William
Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Space is industrial-food is very "clean and fresh" I would say their cooking style is to let the ingredients speak for themselves. However, this does not make it incredibly flavorful where every bite is superb. Good food nothing special

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space. Excellent service. Several options for vegans, which is always a nice surprise. Avo toast/salad was just right.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food is incredible. Service is pretty lame. It's pretty common to see tables walk out after waiting too long for service. If Tandem had even halfway decent service, this would be my favorite restaurant in the area. If you choose to go, just be prepared to spend 2+ hours for a basic drink, appetizer, dinner session.

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ChapelHillian
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tandem is a reliably great restaurant. Excellent food and ambience.

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vipRhodyroman
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

75th birthday with family

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vipKWT1
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had heard excellent things about Tandem…and we were not disappointed! It was family weekend at Carolina. We took our freshman daughter and our younger son to brunch there on Sunday. My Smiked Salmon Benedict was to die for! My husband ordered the BLT with egg sandwich and fries. My daughter ordered the shrimp and grits. And my son had buttered grits. He’s the picky one… Ha ha Ha! All of our food came out hot and delicious. Our server was very attentive and accommodated our extra requests quickly. We even arrived about 20 minutes earlier than our reservation time. The hostess was very accommodating and found a table for us within minutes. It was a very busy day for them, but you never would’ve known it. Service and Food were excellent!

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vipDiane
Portland
47 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch and fabulous food. Nice outdoor patio

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parents weekend

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Tandem is rated 4.7 stars by 1305 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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