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Restaurant Tallent

208 North Walnut, Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 330-9801
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Ranked #10 of 290 restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
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
Bloomington, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I enjoy quiet dinners and trying new cuisine. Our dinner at Restaurant Tallent did not disappoint. In fact, the mussels were without a doubt the best we have ever had and we have literally ordered dozens of different variations of prepared mussels at restaurants around the country. Our fish and beef dinners were prepared expertly and served... More

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Poland, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My husband and I ate dinner here in December and January. Our first visit we each ordered off the menu a primi and secondi and they were both unbelievable. The fresh bread and home made butter were incredible. For me that day, the Squash Soup stole the show and I wanted more more more! The wines selected by our extremely... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This was the most recent of many meals at Tallent. My wife ordered the mussels for an appetizer and I ordered the squash soup. Both were excellent. We split the walleye for the main course and again it was excellent.

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frederick, maryland
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307 reviews 307 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
373 helpful votes 373 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

We came here for a special birthday treat and it was fabulous food. We started with salads, crudo, and the mussels. The PEI mussels were a nice example of the skill of Chef Tallent - it had a nice Midwest touch with crispy fries mixed in with the mussels and an apple and fennel seed base - it was a... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

What a delight! Without a doubt the best meal I've had in a long time and in Bloomington no less! Fresh and well executed entrees, wine, & desserts; great service, too. You can't go wrong with this place.

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Restaurant Tallent is a bit of an enigma to me for my first experience dining there. It certainly strives to be one of the nicest restaurants in town, which is not particularly difficult to achieve, but I think it tries a little too hard. Meaning to be fresh and locally grown, the menu is difficult to decipher, not because there... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is one of our best restaurants. Chef knows what to do with fresh local ingredients and staff knows how to make your evening special. Very good wine list, great desserts!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Ingredients prepared and combined in ways you never thought of, and all off-the-charts delicious. Expensive and worth every penny. They'll take any dietary restrictions into account and make it perfect for you. Very knowledgeable staff, eager to please. Don't miss it!

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Chicago
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We went here for our 27th wedding anniversary. We also took our son and his girlfriend. We had a great time, and the food, service, and ambiance were outstanding. The portions are on the smaller side, but the quality and creative combinations make this one of, if not the best fine restaurant in Bloomington.

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