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Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro

4.7
544 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Cozy
  • Special Occasion
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 544 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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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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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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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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2.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Disappointing Evening at Talullah.
We were looking forward to returning based on a previous good experience. The restaurant was very busy - totally full, and as a consequence service was relatively slow. Food was good when it arrived - to their usual high standard, however what really spoiled the evening was a very strong cooking/frying smell from the kitchen. This was not a problem we had previously experienced and frankly it's a no-no for us. We cannot stand smelling like the meal we just ate. Unfortunately there's no chance of us returning without knowing that the problem is completely rectified. The bottom line is - if you don't have adequate equipment to ensure your cooking smells are contained in the kitchen, don't build an open kitchen design...

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2018

service was a little slow. our steak was overdone and i was surprised they didn’t cover our birthday girls dessert. it was 4 girls and our bill was well over $300. we had presents on the table. just a turn off.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

We enjoyed the 3 course restaurant week menu, it was outstanding! The ambiance at Tallula is great, don't even mind the tv behind the bar.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Under-appreciated fine dining spot in Birmingham. Always a great meal with a fairly diverse menu.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Our food was wonderful and the service was outstanding. Johnny (sp?) was our waiter and he was fabulous. So nice to have the owner stop by the table as well. Will definitely be back.

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2.0Dined on January 24, 2018

I love this restaurant. They have a great menu and wonderful wines. The problem is that it became SO LOUD that I was screaming to my friend across the table by 7:00pm. Our reservation was at 6:30pm. Obviously everyone was having a great time but they need to do something about the acoustics. I probably wont be going back again until they open the tables outside.
The service was excellent and the food was fabulous.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We’ve loved every visit to Tallulah. Starting from the friendly greeting at the door; the food and wine list are exceptional; service is top notch; ambience is great; can be a little loud depending on the day and time but that does not interfere with a wonderful evening and just adds to the vibrancy. Don’t miss this great restaurant!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Staff was just great, very knowledgeable and fun to interact with.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Great food, service was professional. Live music was nice. Overall noise level(minus live music) was too loud. Difficultly holding conversations. Overall, I will return. I still had a great experience.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

One of my favorite spots that you can always count on for a really good meal and a great glass of wine - not to mention the cheese plate!

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

This restaurant has a great atmosphere, excellent service and very good food. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Decorating was beautiful for Holidays. Very professional staff.

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile, but I found the food to good not great, ambiance nice, but nothing special

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Food not up to standard , drinks were great as was service.

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

The service was excellent. Jola did a nice job. It was a terrific experience.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

My wife and I have been here on numerous occasions and Tallulah never disappoints. Appetizers, entrees, and desserts are always spot on. Service is great and they always anticipate your needs. They make you feel like family and that’s what keeps us coming back! Cheers

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Great live music and food was amazing as well! Loved the Ahi Tuna appetizer!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Service was prompt.. wait staff were very attentive & professional. Very unassuming place, & you’d be tempted to pass it by. DON’T! You won’t be disappointed

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Tallulah is a great spot. Excellent food, first class service and a nice vibe. Loved the rack of lamb.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

When we are in the area we try to get to Tallulah's for a lovely dinner, always have had great food , attentive service and a memorable evening.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Good food and excellent service

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent food! Loved the asparagus appetizer, short rib appetizer.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

When in blind not every hearing about the restaurant. The food and service were great

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