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Restaurant Tallent

208 North Walnut, Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 330-9801
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Ranked #17 of 298 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
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
252 reviews 252 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed dining at Restaurant Tallent over the weekend. When we entered we were impressed the hostess knew we were there to celebrate our anniversary. Our waitress even knew that one of us is vegetarian based on a question we made when calling to make our reservation about what the current vegetarian offerings would be. We were... More

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North Reading, MA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were visiting friends who've moved to Bloomington to teach at IU from here in Boston. Who knew that there'd be exceptional restaurants in Bloomington!? Wow. The six of us had the chef's tasting menu and wine pairings. Each course was exceptional. Succulent fish, delightful soft-shelled crab, delectable meat...and an amazing cheese course. And the wines were unexpected, as well.... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We ate here graduation weekend. It was the standard set menu of $65 per person for 3 courses. There were only very boring and uninspired entree offerings to choose from . I had the chicken, which was basically plain baked chicken with dressing and a tablespoon of sauteed spinach. In addition to the disappointing flavor, the portions are small and... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I have had the pleasure of eating at some pretty fabulous restaurants around the world. My daughter chose this restaurant for her birthday dinner and so we went. The menu you see on line does not resemble the menu you are offered. How difficult could it be to keep this updated? Appetizer of soup (sweet corn soup with 3 tiny... More

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