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Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro, Birmingham, MI

Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro

4.8
4.8
989 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Simply put - TALLULAH was born out of a love for food, wine and people. It’s an inviting place that serves “clean” food and thoughtfully chosen wines, in a relaxed but elegant space. Chef's menu of seasonal farm to table cuisine is sourced through a network of local farms and purveyors providing our customers with the freshest food of the highest quality. Proprietor Mario Camaj, with the assistance of Local Sommeliers, and has created a wine list offering a broad range of wines. Our staff shares our passion for food and wine and will provide the highest levels of service, while making you feel at home! Cheers!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 731-7066

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We are available for catering and wine tastings, dinners and events.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a private room with either a special menu or our standard menu. Our restaurant and private room are available for special events.

  • Private party contact

    Mario Camaj: (248) 731-7066

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Cross Street

    Maple

  • Parking Details

    Street parking is available. Garage parking is available 1 block from the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    Live music on Thursday from 7:30pm until 11:00pm

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 989 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Fit for Foodies

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Contemporary American

  • Detroit

    Best Overall

  • Detroit

    Fit for Foodies

  • Detroit

    Notable Wine List

  • Detroit

    Contemporary American

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  1. WJ

    WilliamJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    George took excellent care of us and our meals were delicious!
  2. BM

    BobM

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Was a really poor experience. The food was good, not great. Our waiter was overly pushy and talkative and made us feel he was trying to upsell us versus just serve us. Then it got really bad when my wife was considering two wines and ask for a small taste of each, and he refused saying he was too busy and it didn't work. Unbelievable. I can taste wine options at Applebee's if I wanted to! We asked for a new waiter, who then showed up a few minutes later with no clue what happened or why he was there - just said, "I was told to come take care of you, so here I am." On top of all this, nobody every came by to ask what happened or apologize. The manager did eventually come by on his standard walk around the restaurant, but unaware of anything that happened. He asked how things were. I said "not very good" and he just said "Okay, well have a nice evening thanks for coming." So not paying attention or genuinely interested at all. Rough night. On and also... we were there for our wedding anniversary! A real bust.
  3. GF

    GlobalFoodie

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice place with excellent food and service. A bit cramped and loud for my taste, but I would go back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent.
  5. PA

    PatrickA

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    After many years of dinning at Tallulah, our recent experience was the biggest disappointment by far. The NY strip steak was over cooked and served cut in half (was it returned by another customer and served to us?) The fries looked and tasted like day old. The lamb shops were overcooked, fatty with very little meat. They were ordered medium rare and served well done. At $52, dish was mediocre at best. Based on all of our previous dining experiences at Tallulah, this is best described as grub bar food. Such a shame. We will not be back!
  6. PS

    PeterS

    Chicago

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable as always but is time they change their menu.
  7. ST

    ScottyT

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique, one-of-a-kind restaurant. The kind of place you remember and return to. Can be hard to get into, but well worth the effort. A bit tightly packed but that can make it fun.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Music was so loud that it was hard to hear conversation, and it was rage music.. just not the vibe it used to feel like
  9. M

    Mario

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent and friendly service. All needs were anticipated and the staff went above and beyond in making us feel welcome. The food was also very well prepared and their wine list is exceptional. Highly recommend dining here or just coming in for a glass at the bar.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a phenomenal experience. Food and cocktails were 10/10. Great place for a night out or special occasion.
  11. MT

    MariaT

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and service! Definitely will be returning.
  12. PS

    PeterS

    Chicago

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent evening as usual. Food was consistently good. Service was ok but our server seemed determined to take our entire meal order upfront - why this was so important to her was not clear to me, and frankly I prefer to order courses individually - or at least dessert. Tallulah has a lovely ambience and is always a highly enjoyable experience.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience & service!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very nice establishment for decor. Although, noise level was high. Wait staff was explaining the specials and we had a hard time hearing them. Food was decent, but pasta was a little watery for my taste. Overall was a nice experience, but not one I would go back again and again.
  15. ES

    ErikS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the wine, the service, the atmosphere…all top notch. A must try restaurant if you’re anywhere close to downtown Birmingham.
  16. DR

    DocR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely meal. Our server, Brian, was wonderful. Good place to eat.
  17. BF

    BuckeyeFoodie

    Detroit

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    one of our favorites for a reason. Always great service. charred squid app so awesome. Berkshire pork was rally good and the portion was huge.
  18. BF

    BuckeyeFoodie

    Detroit

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites for a reason. Great food and service. Wine list is very nice.
  19. RM

    RoseM

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with a great menu and great service.
  20. K

    Kittygirl

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a nice dinner. The food was tasty. The lemon cake was delicious!
  21. JG

    JanG

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, excellent food, a throughly enjoyable dining experience. We went with the evening specials: a refreshing watermelon, arugula and feta salad and the barramundi cooked to moist perfection with a crispy skin on a bed of asparagus and celery puree was amazing.
  22. LS

    LynnS

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I keep coming back to celebrate special occasions here for a reason. Always fantastic service and food to make your eyes roll back in your head. Lamb Ragú and Filet are standouts. Cocktails never disappoint. One of our favorites in Metro-Detroit.
  23. F

    Fan21

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing as always, just get a little too loud inside.
  25. MA

    MarkA

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fantastic, it's a wonderful experience
  26. PS

    PeterS

    Chicago

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great visit - this is a consistently excellent place.
  27. LA

    LaylaA

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Do not recommend at all. Overrated and over priced.
  28. KM

    KathleenM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful watermelon, feta and sea bean salad as a starter, and outstanding Branzino with zucchini as a main course. The desserts were equally fabulous, a lemon meringue Italian cake that was beyond delicious and a chocolate torte that the rest of the party loved. Outside seating was fabulous but We eat indoors in colder weather…beautiful atmosphere. 5 stars!
  29. F

    Fan21

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent always!!! Love this restaurant!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was great - Scott! As well as the food!
  31. D

    Derek

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was our wedding anniversary and we asked for a window table which we did not get in fact we were in the corner very dimly lit. And I booked a three top and received an email 30 minutes before the reservation time that my table had been moved to a two top, We have three people in our party.
  32. S

    Spanteach

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tallulah is one of my favorite restaurants. Exceptional ambience and quality service. The menu is varied and I can always find something new to try. A wide array of appetizers is offered, along with wonderful salads. Their specials are always interesting. Outdoor dining is great during the summer months.
  33. G

    Getintomybelly

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The buratta ravioli was outstanding and highly recommended as was the brocolini. Great atmosphere and attentive waitstaff.
  34. MA

    MaryAnnW

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful food and a great, professional server. Only quibble: in an almost empty restaurant, the front desk tried to sit us next to the kitchen/cash register — noisy, busy, hot. We asked to be moved but the front desk did not tell our new server so we waited a while. After that, it was a lovely meal and we would go there anytime.
  35. SH

    ScottH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brian was our server/host for the evening, he was great. Mario came by and made sure we were well taken care of.
  36. AC

    AmyC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were all INCREDIBLE! Great night out! We especially loved our waiter Scott... he made the evening special.
  37. SM

    SananM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, drinks, and vibes! Jola, our server, made the experience everything plus more. She was very honest and added to the night of a great dinner! We cannot wait to come back!
  38. BH

    BrandonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was amazing! I took my date here for the first time, and I was blown away. Usually, fancy/expensive restaurants have no right to be due to some flaw(s) or are overrated, but not Tallulah. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the noise level was acceptable.
  39. JM

    JamesM

    Little Rock

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A friendly setting with helpful staff, excellent food and an exceptional wine list.
  40. AP

    AniP

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great food and experience. Thank you, Mario and Valentina!

FAQs

Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 731-7066.

Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 989 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro

155 South Bates Street, Birmingham, MI 48009

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Maple

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street parking is available. Garage parking is available 1 block from the restaurant.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live music on Thursday from 7:30pm until 11:00pm

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (248) 731-7066

  • Catering

    We are available for catering and wine tastings, dinners and events.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a private room with either a special menu or our standard menu. Our restaurant and private room are available for special events.

  • Private party contact

    Mario Camaj: (248) 731-7066

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