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Truffles Restaurant Fifty-Six Degrees Bar

1131 S College Mall Rd, Bloomington, IN 47401-6177
+1 812-330-1111
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Ranked #76 of 295 Restaurants in Bloomington
Price range: $10 - $32
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Italian, Wine Bar
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Private Dining
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Private Dining
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  • English first
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English first
Indiana
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144 reviews 144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We walked down here from the movie theatre after seeing "Chef". If you've seen the film, you'd understand. The restaurant did not impress. We sat at the bar, had decent but not impressive Sazeracs(not chilled enough). The specialty French fries and calamari were soggy , not crisp, and BORING. I've had decent wine dinners here and used to take job... More

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Bloomington, IN
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10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The entres were excellent and the service good. I would say the atmosphere is just average because they have a bar area and sometimes you can hear the noise from the bar, which can be disruptive. But the menu and the preparation make up for it. We have been there before and never had a bad meal. I had the... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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248 reviews 248 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Truffles is casual yet very classy. Don't be surprised to see Mark, the owner, show up at your table and start a conversation.........or just say hello and leave you alone. Food is beautifully-presented and the service is impeccable. Ask for Brett! We go there as often as once a month, live just a block away, and of all the choices... More

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Raleigh, NC
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117 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I was taken to Truffles during a business trip to Bloomington. We started in the bar area with drinks, which were well mixed--a good beer and wine list as well, in a pleasant, upscale ambiance. Our fairly large party then retreated to a rear room where we were served by a knowledgeable, attentive waiter who accommodated some complicated issues concerning... More

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Austin, Texas
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10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Dined with a party if five. I was not expecting what came out of the kitchen. Goat cheese served with toast!! Portobello mushroom carpaccio? What? Oh yeah!!! Don't skip that. Simply superb. Main courses included two perfectly cooked filets, salmon, house made fettuccini special, and chicken. There was narry a morsel of food left on any plate. Nice presentation and... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Truffles bar area menu is somewhat limited but is priced reasonably with well prepared food. For a more formal dinning experience, the main dining area is private and intimate. My husband & I have been coming for years and find the food well prepared and soups wonderful. On a recent visit, the fish tacos had been taken off the... More

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Bloomington, IN
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51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Make sure they have the Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee before you go! The menu changes periodically, but usually my preferred dining experience is to eat in the bar off of the bar menu - but you can eat off of either menu in the bar.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Somewhat limited dinner menu but entrees are prepared well and the seasonal specials are excellent. The catfish tacos on the bar menu are a favorite.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Get dressed up to go to Truffles. Their bar is spectacular but the food is often too salty and the chef uses a lot of oil on everything. Last time I was there I ordered the Scallops and they arrived in a pool of oil from the pan fry. Disgusting.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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133 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We had planned to eat in the bar, but it was busy and filled, so we were graciously offered the bar menu in the main dining room. Service was impeccable - always is - and the food is excellent. I has easily become our favorite go-to whether alone together or with out-of-town friends. Mark goes out of his way to... More

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