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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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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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205 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

Thank travelermillions
Birmingham, Michigan
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 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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361 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 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 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 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 

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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, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
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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