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Tandem Restaurant is a dream that came true in 2016 for Co-Owners Chef Younes Sabouh and Emma Sabouh.  After working together for many years they decided to take the plunge and open their own space in Carrboro where they live and raise their family.
The core focus of Tandem is to offer great food in a warm relaxing environment – a place in the community where people come to relax, unwind and have fun. The name Tandem reflects the closeness of their working and personal relationship.  As well as the direct relationship between food and beverage, Tandem and the surrounding community all of which embody two elements working together to achieve a common goal.


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Who We Are

Around here, food is family

As a family-owned and operated business, our strong values and hard work ethic extend to every event we encounter. We measure our success by the personal connections we create, and diligently invest ourselves in your happiness with our services.  Delivering locally sourced and seasonal food is a priority for us in supporting our community, with such an abundance of offerings surrounding us we have the foundation of producing incredible food that evokes a happy memory. This combined with the highest standards of service not only adds to the experience, it amplifies it and creates a warm feeling of welcoming, family, wholesomeness, and a memorable occasion.


What We Do

Expertly Curated Culinary Experiences

Tandem strives to be a single stop for exceptional cuisine with unparalleled service delivered in our warm, welcoming historic venue.  Whether it’s a romantic dinner for 2, a fun gathering of friends, or a large party of 300, were here to provide an unforgettable experience that is remembered and revisited for many years to come.  Tandem’s culinary and service team draws from years of combined restaurant experience to impress your palate. The table is our canvas, and we are constantly rewriting the rules to enhance your experience with us.





Setting The Scene

By choosing Tandem, you’ve unlocked access to Carrboro/Chapel Hill’s most exclusive and luxurious venues. From an alfresco affair to a black-tie evening at one of Carrboro’s most historic cultural institutions, we provide a top-tier culinary experience in any space you select.  The beautiful surroundings in what was an old textile mill lends itself to large windows letting natural light flood in, with a rustic charm that is elevated with ambient lighting make Tandem a warm beautiful setting for any occasion.