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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Tallent is closing!

The owners of Tallent restaurant announced earlier this week that they will be closing by the end of the current year. The cited reason is the very heavy catering schedule involving their commitment to IU. Go there while you can!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Gary H
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Bloomington, Indiana
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161 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The owners of Tallent restaurant announced earlier this week that they will be closing by the end of the current year. The cited reason is the very heavy catering schedule involving their commitment to IU. Go there while you can!

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2 Thank Gary H
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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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148 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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 

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Thank Jack H
Marietta, Georgia
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130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

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 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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280 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank NXTTRP
Bulgaria
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114 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

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.

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Thank pesheff
Burlington, Canada
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Gregg A
Northern NJ
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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103 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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.

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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: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?