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American, Wine Bar
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155 S Bates St, Birmingham, MI 48009-3365 (Maple)
+1 248-731-7066
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was divine. Our server knew the menu in detail and her enthusiasm for the chef and his work permeated her descriptions. My lamb was outstanding. Wish I were going to be back in Birmingham some time soon. It would be my first stop. And thanks to Aviva at the Woollery and Co. for recommending it.

Thank srwR4646AQ
Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My boyfriend took me to this restaurant on whim. The hostess at the door was absolutely delightful, greeted us pleasantly when we walked in and took our jackets. We had a reservation however the hostess mentioned if we wait 5 extra minutes she could get us a cute spot near the bar/windows. We waited and were happy we did because... More 

Thank Jo M
Birmingham, Michigan
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Great restaurant, happening scene, wonderful food. We went for restaurant week and were seated immediately (we had a reservation) and were handed the regular menu - we were surprised since it was restaurant week and they were participating. We said we saw them on the list of participating restaurants and they said we'll get you the menu - we only... More 

Thank TennaRotor
Auburn Hills, Michigan
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

From the moment you make your reservation, you come in, order, presentation of the food and the taste over all!! is a wonderful experience. The environment is very nice and makes you want to come again over and over. I would totally recommend this place.

Thank erikita2016
Hampton, Virginia
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229 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My boss and I went her for dinner after reading many positive reviews of this place. I'm always interested in trying wine bars/restaurants. Tallulah has a nice but pricey selection of wines by the glass in various sized pours as well as a broader bottle selection. We both had a "pichet" (equivalent of a half bottle) of pinot: one from... More 

Thank snowbliss1
Bloomfield Hills, United States
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We've enjoyed a visit to Tallulah numerous times now: we love food, the service, the wine. The menu is original and does not carry what everyone else feels is the fashionable dish of the season (like "kale"-sth for a while, or the "charred octopus"). It is seasonal and inventive. Transparent when it comes to the origin of their ingredients. With... More 

Thank Martin A
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Dined here for a business meeting. The Salmon and watermelon salad were good. Enjoyed the service and atmosphere.

Thank Amelia B
Dayton, Ohio
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 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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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 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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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$60
American, Wine Bar
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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