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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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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing food

VERY expensive, but for a special occasion is worth it.The service was excellent and the ambiance charming. We enjoyed the food, even a very picky eater in the group.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

VERY expensive, but for a special occasion is worth it.The service was excellent and the ambiance charming. We enjoyed the food, even a very picky eater in the group.

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Provo, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Golly. Really enjoyed having dinner here. Didn’t have a reservation, but was driving through town and was able to slip in. I had read about the restaurant previously because it is one of only two AAA 4-Diamond restaurants in Indiana. I started with the Taglietelle Carbonara with house bacon, mushrooms and burgundy truffles. D’lish. Finished with the Indiana Beef Ribeye... More 

Thank Jack H
Marietta, Georgia
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126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been returning to Indiana University for five straight years now for various alumni responsibilities and activities, and I have long considered Restaurant Tallent as the premier upscale dining venue in Bloomington. I've dined there at least once in each of the last four years, each time bringing a guest or two. A year ago, a longtime friend pronounced the... More 

Thank oaktownboy_37
St. Petersburg, Florida
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232 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A recent IU grad recommended Restaurant Tallent; it was extraordinary! Totally unexpected in this location in a college town! The interior is contemporary, the farm to table very fresh. The chef employs an active imagination in the construction of the dishes. A foodie's delight. RT has a good and varied wine list; something for everyone. The list was largely California,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very impressed with the quality of the food at this eatery, which is right across from the IU campus. Highly recommend the black bean burger.

Thank pesheff
Burlington, Canada
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well, another great farm-to-table restaurant. See my review for another great farm-to-table in Bloomington. Service was exceptional, and discreet as this was a business dinner. The food exceptional, very nice presentation. Not your typical dining so have an open mind. The prices may seem high but in this case you get more than you pay for. The decor could be... More 

Thank Gregg A
Northern NJ
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We visited this restaurant on the first night of Freshman parents weekend with our 18 year old son who appreciates fine dining. The menu was interesting and eclectic with an emphasis on farm-to-table. The wait staff were friendly and informative. The decor is upscale contemporary and gives the impression that a great deal of intellect was utilized to create the... More 

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Boca Raton, FL
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Four of us; two in their twenty's and two in their "dotage" enjoyed a wonderfully relaxed and delicious meal in this lovely space on Walnut St. in Bloomington, IN. I loved the look of the space, the food that was served, the price and the service. We all ate different choices and were quite happy with our choices from soup... More 

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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The food was mostly delicious, however a few items left some flavor to be desired. Service was superb though the atmosphere is quite bland.

Thank Wickedmonkey33
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My husband and I were in from out of town for the weekend and decided to try Restaurant Tallent for dinner on Saturday. The food was very good. The chopped salad was excellent. My husband had the rib eye steak and I had the grouper. Both were very good. Dessert was top notch as well. Our server (I think has... 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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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