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“A true dining experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tallula

Tallula
2761 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
703-778-5051
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Ranked #142 of 686 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Pershing Dr.
Transit: Clarendon Metro
Arlington, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“A true dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Every meal here is memorable. The food is of the highest quality, creative (and constantly changing), and beautifully presented; the service is attentive and thoughtful but not overbearing. The atmosphere is perfect for a romantic date (highly recommend for Valentine's Day) and also for a group brunch. I order different dishes each time and have never been disappointed. The wine list is long and varied. Love Tallula!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Washington, DC
Top Contributor
319 reviews 319 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 106 cities Reviews in 106 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Nice meal; good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I came here for a group dinner in a small but very nice room off the beaten path in the restaurant. The menu was limited, but everyone seemed happy with the food. My salad was nicely presented and fresh. Steak came as ordered with pleasant accompaniments. An apple beignet was good and not greasy. Nor were complimentary donuts served at the end. The staff did not push us at all, but once dinner started, service was efficient and correct. Overall, it was a nice meal, and I'd be happy eating here again. Nothing especially edgy on the menu, which is either good or not depending on your perspective. I prefer edgy, but there's nothing wrong with the solid American menu this place offers when it comes with good execution. Street parking was readily available on a weekday night at 6:30. You can take you aunt here... or your boss. And you can have a nice dinner for 20 people or so in a private room.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Delish! One of my favorite places to eat!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Southern flair with a wonderful wine selection to accompany each and every entree.
Apps are just wonderful and seasonal along with the main courses.
I recommend the oysters if they have them on the app menu.
Fresh local cheese offering...sheep milk cheese, fresh cow's cheese, any many others.
If I were to change anything it would be the desserts...not many sound appetizing but I will tell you that the apple bienget was AMAZING! Substitute the cheddar ice cream for the ginger.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Annandale, Virginia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

It can be hard to find a restaurant that has something for everyone -- when everyone expects an excellent meal. Tallula's reliably turns out exceptional and unique appetizers, entrees, and desserts, and with a constantly changing menu, you rarely have the same things on different visits.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Greenville, SC
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Another outstanding meal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

Dinner again with family. Was able to be accommodated by the staff at the last minute. Sat near front of the restaurant which is just great space, interesting decor and rehab. Not terribly load even for a Friday night. Selected the pork dish which was prepared perfectly including the sauces and vegetables. Even in the fall there is an effort to use local fresh ingredients. The server was attentive, pleasant, and knowledgable. This restaurant should be higher rated.

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