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Restaurant Tallent

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208 North Walnut, Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 330-9801
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    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
No wonder it's highly rated

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
BloomingtonINJagman
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Bloomington, Indiana
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bloomington, Indiana
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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Santa Monica, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This place was very good. The presentation and overall flavor and service at this place lived up to expectations. The bill, although a little higher (as expected) was less than what top fine dining places normally charge. The chef and the staff did a great job.

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Fishers, Indiana
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Another stop on the DevourBTown.org restaurant trail where fried chicken, collared greens, mash potatoes and gravy is brought to a new level. The waitstaff was pleasant, friendly and helpful with both the menu and wine list. Everything you would expect in a restaurant that was acclaimed as the "Best Restaurant in Indiana."

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Bloomington, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Restaurant Tallent is by far the best restaurant in Bloomington, not that you can't eat a great meal in town, but this place really stands out. The chef and his wife are simply elevating the food in this place. One thing I love is that the ingredients are sourced locally, so you know exactly where your meat and veggies are... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

dined 3-4 times. For my opinion, it is overpriced in general. The service is not good. On our first visit with my spouse, we chosed to have a fixed menu ( complete with several dishes), the waiter tried to sell more than I wanted. He clearly didn't listen when I told him that I do not want steak tartare. The... More 

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Celestine, Indiana
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We wer ein Bloomington for the weekend and our B & B owner suggested this place. the only reservation we could get was for 5:00 PM which was a little early but we decided to try it anyway. First the service was first rate, everything came fairly quickly and in order. The food was mainly along Italian lines, I had... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

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
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15 reviews 15 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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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?