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Restaurant Tallent

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208 North Walnut, Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 330-9801
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A must! Worth it!

We really enjoyed our evening at Restaurant Tallent. We had a wonderful NZ wine that was very reasonable in cost. The waiter was very professional, the service impeccable. The atmosphere perfect. The bread and butter were exceptional....fresh baked on site! There were 3 of us and we shared 3... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
DallasLaurie51
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We really enjoyed our evening at Restaurant Tallent. We had a wonderful NZ wine that was very reasonable in cost. The waiter was very professional, the service impeccable. The atmosphere perfect. The bread and butter were exceptional....fresh baked on site! There were 3 of us and we shared 3 appetizers: chopped salad, crudo of the day and a special tomato... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Made a reservation for 4 here based on the menu I saw in Open Table. Arrived at the restaurant to find it was "Italian Month" and a special menu was being used. I love Italian, but why go to a contemporary restaurant that usually features local Southern Indiana items for it? The food was fine, but I was disappointed in... More 

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Carriacou Island, Grenada
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

On our first visit to Bloomington, we wanted to experience the fine dining restaurant that I found in my research. Tallent appeared to be the perfect fit. The chef prepares a menu focusing on the offerings of local purveyors that abound this farm plentiful agricultural area. The menu was creative, the wait staff attentive, with the ambiance stark. The plating... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Market salad was outstanding and the walleye was excellent. Good choice of wine by the glass. Falafel waffle was interesting. Service is not up to the standard of the kitchen.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

SO expensive..... Lots of better places to go in Bloomington for that kind of money! Very stuffy....not much on the menu under $30. We got into a habit of taking business visitors there and some even complained about the cost.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Tallent restaurant has a "small restaurant in New York City" feel. The amazing chef has been a James Beard award finalist multiple times. He is forever creating new dishes for the already tempting menu. It can be pricey, but is ideal for celebrating a special occasion.

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Corydon, IN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My husband and I had the opportunity to dine at this establishment on Saturday evening at 6:00pm. Our table was waiting, and Kevin, our server greeted us and shared the day's special offerings. We were served home made bread with butter, and given the choice of still or sparkling water. The menu is not extensive, but the selections included beef,... More 

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Alleman
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Every item we ordered was beautifully displayed and beyond delicious. The combination of flavors for every dish we ordered was outstanding. While the food was perfect for a leisurely special celebration the environment destroyed the night. The room we were served in was open with no ability to control sounds. Each of us at our table was unable to communicate... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My niece in NC had asked what we thought of the restaurant when she saw a report online naming them as Best in Indiana. After getting a Groupon at another place and letting her think we'd be going there for her birthday, I totally surprised her by doing RT for the first time. Surprise seemed to be the theme that... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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155 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our dinner last night was one of the best we've had at Restaurant Tallent. The first course of oysters with carbonated grapes was a creative way to bring a little spark and texture to oysters, while enhancing the flavor of the oysters themselves (not detracting as in horseradish or cocktail sauce). The second course of Cod with house made corned... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 208 North Walnut, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: (812) 330-9801

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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