Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro

4.8
614 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
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's 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!
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Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great night for our Anniversary. Food was awesome and the service was Great! Only downside was the noise which was a little higher that we like. Highly recommend Tallulah.

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j
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, great food!

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Date night with my hubby! We love it here & Andrew (bartender) is awesome!

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Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent menu, attention to detail and warm , attentive management! I love Mario’s house👏👏, especially on thursdays when Nicole sings.

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CR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took our son there for his 25th Birthday. The evening was a memorable one! I warned them that my husband was very picky about where were are seated when I made the reservation and they were prepared with choices upon our arrival. The service was excellent as was everything we ordered. We had a wonderful, relaxed evening and I will return!!

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G
Detroit
85 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My family and I enjoyed a very nice dinner with great service at our favorite restaurant.

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l
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious! This was a business dinner and everyone at our table thoroughly enjoyed their meal. We were from out of town and only one of our group had eaten here before. Our server was excellent and well-informed about the preparation and ingredients of the dishes and cocktails. The other service components (water refresh, plate clearing, etc.) was attentive without being distracting. The manager also checked in on us to see how we were doing - a nice touch.
I will be back next time I am in the area!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening with great friends. Loved everything about the restaurant:)

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RO
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We have been several times and only once was the food just ok not great tasting and creative as it was when we were there most recently. The service has always been professional but friendly and competent.
We had the pork chop and seafood risotto and they were both excellent.
RSR

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EG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best place in Birmingham

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Never disappoints

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s
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service and food is outstanding. Highly recommend the Bison Short Ribs. That are absolutely fabulous. I can't wait to go back and have more.

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Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a wonderful evening at Tallulah’s, whether we are celebrating a special occasion or friend’s getting together.
What can be better than great food and wine, wonderful ambiance and service to share with wonderful friends.

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G
Detroit
85 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I always enjoy dinner at Tallulah Wine and Bar Bistro! Our recent visit was to celebrate Kit's birthday!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday. Wonderful service. Wine selection was excellent. We probably just ordered the wrong thing on the menu.

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f
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great place, great food, but noise level is really high considering the place

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B
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great, atmosphere was romantic, and the food was exceptional.

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JS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

The food was good, but the portions were TINY. Thankfully, there was bread on the table. That however is not even the reason for only 2 stars. Our server absolutely ruined our dining experience by constantly hovering over our table, interrupting our conversation multiple times to ask us if we were done, came to take the bill 30 seconds after leaving it and generally was an obtrusive pest. Furthermore, I caught her frowning at us when we laughed during conversation. Also, we felt totally rushed. We were told she had to put in our entree order at the same time as our appetizer, resulting in pretty much all food being brought out at the same time. We were hoping for a leisurely, relaxed dining experience and it was anything but that.

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RG
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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KW
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Unique and wonderful food, excellent service, and very nice atmosphere. Just sitting at the table by the door, with cold air hitting you whenever guests arrive or leave, takes away a littke away of the special experience.

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r
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated my father-in-law‘s birthday and also had our our eight month old baby join us. Their food was delicious and they accommodated us with our infant well beyond our expectations. We highly recommend Tallulah!

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LM
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lively atmosphere with great food. Have not had a bad meal there.

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G
Detroit
85 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I always enjoy our dates at Tallulah’s

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N
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent, the food was good but not exceptional. The menu could be more creative and demonstrate better balance of flavors.

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JS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food at Tallulah is consistently delicious and the service outstanding. Live music adds to a great atmosphere. Not s good pick with kids or for quiet conversation, but otherwise one of our favorite places to dine

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CT
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I have been to Tallulah several times but the service was poor this trip. There seemed to have been a new chef as well as the food quality was not up to Tallulah's usual standards.

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OT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best ever as always !

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TC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Recommended to me. Took an out of town friend. Loved the atmosphere, staff, wine selection and food. We were 30 min late due to rain storm and they had no issues accommodating us. Would do the drive over again. Well worth it!

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JF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service and good were excellent.

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OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tallulah never disappoints!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The whole experience was ok. Food was very good. The wait staff was a little too cozy for my taste and the owner at one point interrupted the conversation to ask how is everything. This was a business dinner, and for this type of restaurant everybody shoud be more attuned to the diners. Casual diners might appreciate cracking jokes, but this is not always appropriate.

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meal and service were excellent. Very enjoyable experience.

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Naples
77 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Re-found this place after a long absence. We have enjoyed it a lot and will be coming back- often.

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VJ
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always enjoy going to Tallulah! They not only have amazing food (most important), but the ambiance, service and selection of items are also one of the best I have experienced in the area!

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JW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding!!!! Love the food and service! Best meal in Birmingham!!

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JD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service and the food was fantastic. Some of their dishes were totally new tome and they were excellent.

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p
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Even though I am becoming a staple on Thursday nights, admittedly every time I appear feels like the first time, primarily from the reception of the staff there. Had the pleasure of having "George" as my barista (always a guaranteed spoiler) who was assisted this occasion by "Adrian", who I learned was relatively new. Under George's guidance (I assume), I was equally impressed with Adrian's attentiveness to my needs, prompt response to my request, and genuine politeness when interacting with patrons. Again, I would be remiss if I didn't applaud the kitchen and their food preparation-my meal was exceptionally palette pleasing (SMILE), such that I have decided to start experimenting with different food choices in the future. Personally, I also find the added entertainment on Thursday produces a level of energy that seems to "infect" everyone there; staff included. Watching Ornelia sing along while greeting patrons is a joy (SMILE). I must commend "John" who stays busy worling every table to see if all is well, yet is so-o mellow when he gives you a personal "hello". It feels great to be in an environment that can both uplift your inners with a great meal, and heighten your outer sensations with a great sound. I only hope they are able to correct whatever circuitry problem there was that caused the malfunction with the sound system. The duo of "Ani & Condido" definitely compliment the ambience and make excellent ambassadors for the Tallulah image. I look forward to my next visit and am sharing my experience with friends and associates alike. Thank you.

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love the duck breast and scallops. They were both excellent. Service was also excellent and waitstaff was very attentive. Have been there before and always enjoyed eating there.

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s
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

appetizers good then downhill from there. steak arrived beyond well-done when i asked for medium+. fries just OK. tuna was rubbery and chewy.
service OK.

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p
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am becoming a regular there for the Thursday night engagements with the "dynamic (musical) duo". Can't say enough about how accommodating every one has been to me, even on this past occasion when I was "fashionably" late. Ornelia greeted me with her usual "infectious" smile while looking very "chic" in her summer attire. George, who has been my barista on several occasions, went out of his way to stop at my table and shake hands, and I thought that was very special. I was served by Gerti, who was also very personable and insightful when asked about different dynamics regarding the business and life in general. It felt like we had known each other for some time.
Of course I have a bias for the excellent entertainment (SMILE). I would be remiss if I didn't mention needing to get the recipe for the exquisite sauce used on the shrimp appetizer which is to die for (SMILE)!! Note, there was an exceptional "warmth" in the air this night that seemed to resonate through all the other patrons and staff alike. In a city with the character of Birmingham, it is refreshing to frequent a location that maintains the upscale quality of the city's reputation and yet is able to provide a seemingly humble, endearing and genuine "vibe" for all who are present. It doesn't feel like one is in a business establishment; more like visiting someone's home with a creative atmosphere. Thank you.

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