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155 S Bates St, Birmingham, MI 48009-3365 (Maple)
+1 248-731-7066
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dayton, Ohio
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved my meal here! Fantastic modern contemporary ambiance! Very original dishes with great use of farm to table culinary style! Will definitely return next time I'm in Birmingham!!!

Thank Adam F
New Baltimore, Michigan
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We've been to Tallulah's many times over the last three years. Never had a meal, or an occasion to visit which I've been disappointed. Great service, wonderful food , seasonal menu, bar specials (love the happy hour wines and cocktails), just a pleasure. We come with family most often, but hubby entertains clients here as well. Please try this place,... More 

Thank LMT_12
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Definitely disappointing and not the best place for dinner in Birmingham. With so many other great choices I'd never eat here again. Our appetizer the octopus and my dinner the prawns had weird off putting flavor. His dinner the tuna was just ok. Server was nice enough and I feel badly saying this negative review but I have to be... More 

Thank travelermillions
Birmingham, Michigan
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We really enjoyed the food. But there is an attitude there that is not appealing. It stems from the appearance that if they know you you get better treatment. It was clear that the regulars get preferential treatment. Now maybe if it wasn't so obvious, it would be okay. We had a reservation, asked for a certain table and were... More 

Thank jmdskyline
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333 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We made early evening reservations just before happy hour . We were warmly greeted and seated promptly . Our server was wonderful and made some great recommendations. As suggested we chose a "pichet" of a Malbec . We decided on 3 appetizers :broccoli fritto, charred baby octopus and an amazing foie gras special . We finished with the pumpkin soup... More 

Thank 12318
Waterford, Michigan
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

The establishment has a classy setting and feel to it; hard wood floors and white everything. I met a friend for happy hour here. The bartender was friendly and she made one of the best Dirty Martinis that I have had in a long time. She also made good recommendations. We only ordered 2 appetizers. There isn't a ton of... More 

Thank Angeline S
Detroit, Michigan
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84 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

This is a nice restaurant that has good food with fair prices for Birmingham. The setting is pleasant, but the noise level makes conversation difficult. Conversation was made even more difficult by the music and the singers that were performing that evening. The performers were good bu they should have been part of the background not the foreground. I guess... More 

Thank worldtraveler42139
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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159 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Right in the middle of Birmingham downtown and great place to spend the weekend nights. Like the food menu and the drink menu too.

Thank DrVAhluwalia
Port Huron, Michigan
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We celebrated our Olivia's 25th birthday at Tallulah-a wonderful evening - small and intimate- a lovely meal -- the duck breast- fish and salads were amazing- I would recommend first seating for the best experience

Thank ajgottarun
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120 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

The ambience was Christmasy so it's hard to tell what it might be normally. I can say that the TV at the bar pretty much killed any sense of a high end ambience. The service is good. What you'd expect though, nothing noteworthy. The wine selection is good. The food is really really good. I had the scallops and felt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $60
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 S Bates St, Birmingham, MI 48009-3365
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 248-731-7066
"Elegant in its simplicity, Tallulah Wine Bar & Bistro offers an uncluttered setting that matches its concise menu of fresh, contemporary American fare and an eclectic wine list." -Molly Abraham the concept behind tallulah was born out of a love for wine, food and friends. The idea was to offer our guests a unique, comfortable experience, something reminiscent of that special dinner party at a favorite friend's house. We wanted to create a dining experience not just for our community but for ourselves. At tallulah, we have created a menu reflecting our commitment to simple, elegant, seasonal food - our farm to table approach. Reaching beyond the normal standards, we choose purveyors who encourage a growing trend toward healthier and environmentally responsible living by practicing sustainable, all natural, and/or organic farming practices. We're proud to offer an approachable, exceptional, diverse selection of wines. Our goal is to help you find the perfect wine to suit your individual palate. We try not to limit ourselves to particular areas or varietals, rather we seek a balance of old world and new world producers, appellations, and styles offering the traditional and the avant garde. Our wine and food program is about making you, our guest, happy. Our staff shares our excitement for what the pairing of great wine and food can bring. Whether it's a classic or off-beat pairing, we're always happy to talk about our food and our wine.

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