We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely atmosphere, caring owner & staff, delicious food”
Review of Tallulah

Reserve with OpenTable
Tallulah is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #11 of 103 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $60
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Maple
Description: "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.
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Former manager and new owner Mario is as warm and charming as they come. He has revamped the menu to add more delicious and interesting choices, so we have even more reasons to visit. We love the inviting, almost Parisian atmosphere and always look forward to sampling the latest specials, along with our favorites. From soup to delightful desserts, every course is worth writing home about! We rent out the whole place for our holiday employee luncheon and everyone always raves about how wonderful it is. There's something for everyone from vegetarians to steak eaters and hard core foodies will be especially pleased.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Gerri B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (91)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

63 - 67 of 91 reviews

Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Excellent cuisine, Attentive service, Interesting wine list, Quiet attractive outdoor deck. Competitive price.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank airdale2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Without a doubt one of the best, most contemporary dining rooms in town. It's the closest thing to being in NYC that I've found. Tallulah's style of cooking and presentation are miles above the rest.

It really is the only fine dining with a relaxed atmosphere to be had. My favorite spot in Detroit.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank skipdddt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 27, 2013

If not for Mario's extraordinary efforts to salvage the evening the overall rating would have been lower!
Our server left much to be desired, she vanished several times and literally brought little to the table!
Every dish we eventually tasted was delicious, but it took Mario and the bartender to notice our frustration at the long wait and lack of a server.
Tallulah was one of my wife's favorite restaurants. With better attention to the details and with Mario's leadership we look forward to a much better experience when we try again.

Thank Dja17chaos
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 22, 2013

We went to the bar for a drink with the intentions of having dinner after a drink. The bartender was very rude to us, and we were his first customers of the night as we came in right at opening. Needless to say we went somewhere else for dinner. We told management in hopes they can fix. Good luck. We will not be back

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
Thank 42644Bob
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Tallulah also viewed


Been to Tallulah? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing