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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, Dessert, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Outstanding Food/Poor Environment

Every item we ordered was beautifully displayed and beyond delicious. The combination of flavors for every dish we ordered was outstanding. While the food was perfect for a leisurely special celebration the environment destroyed the night. The room we were served in was open with no ability to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Sandra V
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Alleman
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Alleman
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Every item we ordered was beautifully displayed and beyond delicious. The combination of flavors for every dish we ordered was outstanding. While the food was perfect for a leisurely special celebration the environment destroyed the night. The room we were served in was open with no ability to control sounds. Each of us at our table was unable to communicate... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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
118 helpful votes 118 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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15 reviews 15 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
81 reviews 81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
95 helpful votes 95 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
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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?