Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro

4.7
567 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Simply put - TALLULAH was born out of a love for food, wine and people. It’s an inviting place that serves “clean” food and thoughtfully chosen wines, in a relaxed but elegant space. Chef Nick Geftos menu of seasonal farm to table cuisine is sourced through a network of local farms and purveyors providing our customers with the freshest food of the highest quality. Proprietor Mario Camaj, with the assistance of Local Sommeliers, and has created a wine list offering a broad range of wines. Our staff shares our passion for food and wine and will provide the highest levels of service, while making you feel at home! Cheers!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Continental, Italian
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm.
Happy Hour: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm-6:30pm
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Phone number
(248) 731-7066
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Nick Geftos
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Private Party Facilities
We offer a private room with either a special menu or our standard menu. Our restaurant and private room are available for special events.
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Private Party Contact
Mario Camaj: (248) 731-7066
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Catering
We are available for catering and wine tastings, dinners and events.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Maple
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Parking Details
Street parking is available. Garage parking is available 1 block from the restaurant and valet service is available onsite for a fee.
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Entertainment
Live music on Thursday from 7:30pm until 11:00pm
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Special Events & Promotions
We are available to help you organize your special events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 567 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Our waiter was very attentive. Wonderful food: amish chicken, duck breast, wild boar.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Loved the food...Service was Excellent...you won't be disappointed!

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1.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I was not impressed with the good. I had the seafood risotto and it was very bland, there was no taste to it.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

This was our first experience here. From the beginning to the end we absolutely enjoyed our time here. We started with the Tiger Shrimp then a salad (Caprese style) and then we split Salmon, Filet Mignon and the Mushroom and Pepper side. They were absolutely delicious. To finish it all off we had the Hazelnut dessert. So glad we gave this place a shot!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

One of our standing “ date night” options

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment (Ani & friend); they seem very adapt at engaging the patrons and heightening the energy level there. Variety of music choices seems so appropriate for that setting and audience responds accordingly. Most notable commendations for Ornelia (spelling), the beautiful hostess with the infectious smile. Always pleasant and accommodating. Loved seeing her interact with patrons on a personal level while maintaining a very professional persona as needed. Waitress on this occasion was cordial with brighter affect upon receiving her large tip (SMILE). Was personally greeted and introduced to manager/owner (can't remember his name-very young looking gentleman for his position) who appeared very genuine in his appreciation for my being there. Glad to be a part of the Tallulah experience. Thank you.

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CP
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Always great food, atmosphere & service. Sitting outside on their patio in the summer is the best. This is by far our favorite restaurant in Metro Detroit. Service is always fantastic and management does a great job of making you feel welcomed.

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

We ate outside it was a nice day to sit out side

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OT
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

This occasion, I must commend my waiter (George) who was very attentive, pleasant, and seemed genuinely interested in making sure all one's needs were being met. Additionally, the hostess (with the big, bright smile) whose name escapes me, was equally very gracious and friendly. Both possessed an ability to make a newcomer feel as if one was a regular patron there-felt really comfortable. Truly enjoyed the singing couple who added just the right spark to the overall atmosphere and seemed very engaging and having fun with the audience in attendance. High scale in accommodations and dining cuisine, and yet very personable and intimate in the friendly service rendered. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great, small personal place. Great people, great food and service!!

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Consistently a very good restaurant with a sophisticated menu that always has something interesting. Service and atmosphere are exceptional in a quiet neighborhood location. Can be loud inside and the outdoor dining is great.

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TY
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great food, atmosphere and service. If you like mushrooms, try the Sautéed California Cauliflower mushrooms which are available for a limited time. Would highly recommend trying for dinner. Fun to eat at the bar as well. Bartender is awesome with helpful recommendations for wine or drinks.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great place. Only complaint is they need an updated dessert menu

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BP
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Excellent food and wine. We enjoyed being on the patio and being a part of the city.

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TM
2.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Dissapointing food and menu choices
TOO LOUD for friendly conversation. Too much amp for small room. Couldn't even hear the wonderful vocalist over the music.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Best food
Best atmosphere !
Ornela is awesome

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MF
3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Nice venue. Great wine x the glass selection. Wide assortment of food. Food is good but not great.

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NC
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We always have a wonderful experience at Tallulah. The atmosphere is special inside or on the patio.

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V
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Excellent service and server.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Great food , fantastic service in a very nice setting.

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G
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Sehr gut! My wife and I enjoyed a very good dinner and service.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I like everything about Tallulah's especially the food, ambiance, friendly bar, friendly and attentive staff, and people watching. I especially liked the Trout entrée. My wife and I have been to every restaurant in Birmingham multiple times and Tallulah's is our favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Came in for a very early dinner. To say they were accommodating is an understatement. They allowed us happy hour prices without being at the bar to start. Got the short rib with the pavé app which was delicious. Girlfriend thought it was an 8.5 outta 10. A good pineapple gin and tonic was had as well.

Besides the amazing hospitality, what is bringing me back is the cavetelli. This is a 10 out of 10 dish. Perfectly balanced, rich without being overpowering. I had to restrain myself from ordering a second.

We also ordered a ragu dish that didn’t seem on par with the cavetelli, we ended up barely eating it. We gave a bit of feedback to our great serve Jonny and the manager Paulina took amazing care of us, a lot of (unnecessary but extremely appreciated) generosity on the part of the restaurant. Would definitely recommend for a flavorful, fresh take in Birmingham. I’ll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Awesome, attentive service and lovely food. A memorable dining experience, not just a wonderful dinner. We highly recommend and will return soon. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Very nice setting, great service and fantastic food!

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Horrible waitress. Rude and disrespectful. I’ve gone here for years and my 40th surprise party was thrown here. I have NEVER experienced such an awful time at Tallulah. Very sad that it happened. I will NOT allow her to wait on us EVER again! I will however return because we LOVE the restaurant.

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MM
4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It seems like they added too many tables and there is very little room between the chairs and tables. I was trying to maneuver my chair and the seated person in back of me did nothing !!! I am tall; however' not large so that was a good thing. There were two large groups in back of us on both sides so perhaps it was an unusual set up to accommodate the large parties

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VM
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Nice small restaurant with great food and a good wine list. Ambiance is quiet good and service is just perfect. Last night music was not laud, loved that, the place tends to be crowded but I rather hear people talking than laud music. It would be perfect if there was no TV. Overall I like this place and it is already in my preferred list! Highly recommendable.

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CP
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Best restaurant in Birmingham. Service, food and ambiance is always fantastic.

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OT
4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was excellent The noise level was extremely high which made it difficult to converse

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JH
3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Food was great and a good deal. Music was way too loud, we had to yell across the table. The restaurant was loud enough before the musicians set up.

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KJ
5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food and service were excellent as usual. Every time we’ve dined there the menu has offered great selections at a very reasonable price.

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OT
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Excellent food and service. Music on Thursday. A bit crowded and noisy but doesn't interfere with atmosphere. A winner.

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G
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed a very tasty Valentines Day dinner at Tallulah’s! We always enjoy a great meal and nice glass of wine... or two at Tallulah’s.

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GM
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Doesn’t get better than Mario and his team at Tallulah.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We dined at Tallulah last week. There were four of us. Almost everything was good. It would have been nice to know the appetizer we ordered for the four of us was enough for one person. It was their ahi tuna app which was a special. we all laughed how small it was. Regardless, the waitress should have mentioned that when we ordered it. I've been to Tallulah before and the food and ambiance is always good. This time the service was just a little off.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

The occasion was Restaurant Week I ordered off the special RW menu and selected the lamb ragu which was excellent. My husband ordered the 8

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Always an enjoyable time. Amazing food (esp the octopus appetizer, Greek salad, duck breast), Andrew mixes the perfect martini (but they have a fabulous wine list, too) the service is smooth (and charming George and Jolla), all in a beautiful, intimate space. We eat here often- this restaurant would fit right in if it were NYC!

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Wait staff very attentive with excellent knowledge of wines, foods and preparation.

Greatly enjoyed evening.

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