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Restaurant Tallent

208 North Walnut, Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 330-9801
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Ranked #15 of 300 Restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
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English first
Warsaw, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My son recommended this restaurant for dinner and from the moment we stepped in the door the service and food was wonderful. The presentation of the plates was like a 5 star restaurant. My son had the pork chop and the potato soup to start and I had the walleye and the arugula salad with beets and crudite of blue... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My wife had the Carbonara: very good. My son had the fish: excellent. My daughter had the pork chop: superb. I had the fried chicken: great coating. We also tried the charcuterie plate: don't miss it!

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Scarsdale, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I thought food was quite good; I had steak and my wife had walleye. Service was a little slow. It was a busy night following an IU home game but we were the last reservation of the night, so I would have thought it have been a little quicker. Staff was quite nice. Sean at the bar was very personable... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Our foursome decided to order their five course dinner. Each course was paired with a wonderful wine from different wineries of the world. The food was fresh, expertly prepared and delicious. The accompanying wine was always a perfect match. Service was outstanding and the ambiance is open, modern and very appealing. I highly recommend the restaurant for a very interesting... More 

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I hate to eat in a restaurant with no bar. That means that no spirits are sold for apertififs or after dinner cognacs which may spoil the meal experience. The prices here are very high but the quality of the offerings are excellent. The sea food options are impressive, but their preparation in very ordinary and unprofessional. Translate: the fish... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I made reservations at Tallent through Open Table for me and my wife and another couple. I indicated that it was a birthday celebration for my wife when making the reservation. We were seated promptly and the service was friendly and attentive. We ordered several starter dishes which were served promptly. The wait for our entrees was very long and... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Recently went with a group of friends. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. I heard no complaints about any of them. I would recommend ordering a couple of first courses for the table to share. They are not very big, so at our table of six, we all got a couple of small bites of each. We especially enjoyed the Sweet Corn... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Had not dined at Restaurant Tallent for a few months (for no particular reason other than there are many options in Bloomington) and following our recent dinner, we were reminded why this is one of the best and most unique restaurants in the area. Great service and wonderful food - I recommend any dish featuring pork - the chef is... More 

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Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We went on a weeknight that ended up being pretty busy night for them. We went with the five course dinner and wine pairing. You can tell them if you have aversions to certain menu items, then it's chef choice. We sampled the soft shell crab, the arugula beet salad, the halibut, the walleye and marscarpone cheesecake for the ending.... More 

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Cross River, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I stayed two nights in Bloomington and ate at Restaurant Tallent both nights. I had great services, great food, and great wine. The chef/owner is a New York CIA-trained chef and his wife is a trained pastry chef who selects the wines on the wine list. I highly recommend trying Restaurant Tallent if you find yourself in Bloomington.

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Additional Information about Restaurant Tallent

Address: 208 North Walnut, Bloomington, IN 47404
Phone Number: (812) 330-9801
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: American

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