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Truffles Restaurant Fifty-Six Degrees Bar

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Italian, French, American, Wine Bar
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1131 S College Mall Rd, Bloomington, IN 47401-6177
+1 812-330-1111
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly, good food, slightly overpriced

We live in Bloomington and eat here a few times a year. It is a friendly, warm place. Nice decor, pleasant staff. The food is one step below gourmet and one step above comfort food. It complements a night out, neither disappointing nor dominating. If you go out to eat mostly for the food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
HoosierTraveler60
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Bloomington, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Two menus, one for dinner and the other for the bar; if you sit at the bar you can use either. Even then, however, there is little new from one time to the next and the offerings soon grow stale. Truffles was earlier a staple for us, but now it is once per year.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We live in Bloomington and eat here a few times a year. It is a friendly, warm place. Nice decor, pleasant staff. The food is one step below gourmet and one step above comfort food. It complements a night out, neither disappointing nor dominating. If you go out to eat mostly for the food experience, this is probably not the... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Truffles Restaurant Fifty-Six Degrees Bar

Address: 1131 S College Mall Rd, Bloomington, IN 47401-6177
Phone Number: +1 812-330-1111
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
Cuisine: Italian, French, American, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1131 S College Mall Rd, Bloomington, IN 47401-6177
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-330-1111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, American, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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