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155 S Bates St, Birmingham, MI 48009-3365
+1 248-731-7066
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“octopus” (2 reviews)
“oysters” (2 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
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American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
155 S Bates St, Birmingham, MI 48009-3365
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

scheduled an event here. received many complements. the food and service are top notch. everything was perfect.

Thank Benjamin F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for fun atmosphere to have drinks and food with friends. Andrew the bartender pours a good drink. Happy hour fare is nice and tasty, especially the shrimp and ribs. Terrific plates to share, oysters, octopus, ribs, shrimp, etc. Get here early as it...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I was in Troy/Detroit for work and wanted to find a restaurant that would be a taste of good local cuisine. I was pointed to Birmingham and found Tallulah on Trip Advisor. I sat in the sun on the deck outside, had a lovely glass...More

Thank seattelitefromjersey
Reviewed 24 May 2017

There were five of us for dinner. The waitress was wonderful, the food was good but a bit expensive. The major fault was NOISE. We could not hear each other across the table we had to speak into our neighbor's ear to be heard. It...More

Thank 2013traveler
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location with inside/outside dining. Wait staff A+ and spectacular food! Perfect to meet your friends or date night. We will be back!

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Interesting menu with good service. The menu changes so there is frequently something new. There is very little turnover of staff so they develop relationships with their patrons.

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 28 April 2017

What a hidden gem. The staff could not be any friendlier or professional, we had Abhi as our waiter and he was amazing. The owner is a wonderful somalier as well and directed us to a great bottle of wine. The food and ambience are...More

Thank Nitin C
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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...More

Thank srwR4646AQ
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 10 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...More

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Helen D
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Response from Jennifer W | Reviewed this property |
"Seasonal American fare"- I am a regular and let me tell you, the food is amazing. The menu rotates seasonally, but you can typically find under entrees: steak (rib lion currently and so yummy), duck, chicken, fish, calms... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 60
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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
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"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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