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“Still the best in Newport”
Review of Tallulah on Thames - CLOSED

Tallulah on Thames
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This is a new restaurant. Farm to Table movement. Chef owned.
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Our third visit to Tallulah confirms that this is a restaurant to look forward to, in any city; and to miss when you leave Newport.

Chef Rojas goes beyond perfectly combing fine cuisine, a great setting, good service and a sound wine list. He excels in the sheer beauty of the presentation of his dishes; and in highlighting the freshest local ingredients. He accomplishes this to perfection and makes one feel bad, almost, at breaking the artful presentation by dining on his beautiful dishes. Also, the skillful preparation of his vegetables succeed in rendering almost secondary the main course they accompany, like the delicious carrots in the agnolotti for example.

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Thank Pedralbes74
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Quirky storefront restaurant with a well deserved reputation.

The service was amazing. So attentive and perfect that it reminded me of Le Bec Fin in say 1995.

The way the menu/entrees were put together - the flavors of everything on your plate complemented each other.

Well done!

Thank Tom2002a
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Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

WOW!

Based on TA reviews, we celebrated our 30th Anniversary at Tallulah's and must say, they deserve every accolade.

There is no reason to comment on each item we enjoyed. The oohs and ahhs from adjacent tables confirm it - they are all wonderful.

The open kitchen revealed how intensely the chef and staff worked to create each fresh, delectable work of art. Again, wow!

Thank you trip advisors. We are so pleased with this choice for our special dinner.

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Thank QueenParrottfish
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Saw this recommended on Tripadvisor and several locals gave high ratings. Went with the five course Chef's Tasting for my wife and me. Totally amazing treat both visually and on the palate. Fabulous use of many fresh ingredients to create a memorable meal. It definitely rates as one of the top ten meals I have eaten in 63 years. The couple next to us said it was the best meal they had ever eaten! They were from NYC and Oregon. I recommend Tallulah on the Thames for a culinary bargain!

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Tallulah on Thames does what a lot of other restaurants are trying to do these days, especially in coastal New England: "farm-to-table" dining that takes traditional local ingredients and presents them in new ways, but relies upon traditional techniques and precision. Oh, and they do it really freaking well. We had a foursome of foodies for dinner and everyone was quite pleased. People who are complaining about high prices should be worried about the overpriced lobster rolls and fish'n'chips because this food was worth every penny. The attention to detail on a fresh tomato and burrata salad was a nice example of this. Sure, how good can a tomato and cheese salad really be? Transcendent, I'd say. At this place anyway. The duck was similarly exquisitely plated and cooked perfectly and - for once - a nice sized portion of meat. The cheese plate was a work of art in itself, and real thought had been put into the selections and accompaniments as well. We had a wonderful bottle of Cotes du Rhone and a sparkling rose available by the glass was also a nice pick.
If you want something a bit different from the shiny wood, open air oyster joints down on the main drag, seek out ToT.

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1  Thank tmarczak
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