Tallent is TopsWe've been to Restaurant Tallent several times in the past three years and it has been our consistent, absolute favorite dining experience. We spend a lot of time in Chicago enjoying the great restaurants the much larger city has to offer, and Tallent is every bit as good, in all ways, as the best we've experienced there.
Don't miss out on the tasting menu, offered Monday through Thursday, where the chef works his magic on whatever ingredients are available that particular day. You never know what you're going to get, but it has always been wonderful for us.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTallent a Bloomingtong diamondRestaurant Talent is truly a Bloomington, Indiana diamond.
When you see everyone at the table doing the happy dance after taking a bite it is well worth it.
The food is always well presented and the wait staff are very knowledgable and offer suggestions for us picky wine connoisseur's
Will be back to celebrate other special occasions in the future.
A very pleasant dining experience. :)5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Dining ExperienceA grat experience- interesting meal choices with wonderful flavor combinations. Great service, courteous and friendly staff.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall a Great RestaurantThe food quality and service are great.
The design is minimalism.
Great choice for special occasion in Bloomington. But if this restaurant was in other big cities, then it would stand-out.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEven though we visited RestaurantEven though we visited Restaurant Tallent during graduation weekend, we didn't get the feeling that they were rushing or cutting corners to accommodate the crowds. We had a reservation and were promptly seated. Wait staff was knowledgeable and helpful, but not annoyingly hovering. Interesting menu choices. Our meals rivaled anything you would get in a top-notch restaurant in a major city. Fresh ingredients, perfectly cooked, and extremely tasty. Don’t be offended by the fact that it may seem a bit pricey by Bloomington standards – your meal is well worth it and an excellent value.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was great, probably theIt was great, probably the best restaurant in Bloomington, IN4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came here for our anniversaryWe came here for our anniversary dinner (we were back in Bloomington visiting) and many people had recommended it to us. The food was phenomenal -- inventive, local, and very tasty. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for amazing food, attentive service, and a great wine list.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal GemExcellent food and service. Waitress very knowledgable and made a great wine suggestion. Subbing a comparable bottle in place on one I want but they didn't have. I went to the back and complemented Dave Talent the chief. Will go again..3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMTallent's Talent Tops It AllSublime in every way. It held up to all of the raves and reviews we had read previously. Chef Tallent has tremendous talent and we will definitely return....even though we live 2 hours away!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBlown away every time...We had the most wonderful dinner for my daughter's return home from college. Our server, Alex, kindly pointed us in the right direction with our drinks and gave a lot of helpful information about our food. He always seemed to be right there whenever we needed someone. Truly perfect timing. The food was beautifully presented and perfectly cooked. The star of the show was the salmon dish in my humble opinion. Never in my life have I had such a perfect cut of fish. Thank you so much Restaurant Tallent!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my wife to RestaurantI took my wife to Restaurant Tallent to celebrate her birthday. It was a lovely meal, enjoyed by both of us. Interesting menu. The food was delicious. My Charcuterie was lots of fun to eat, and my wife loved the Arugula Salad. She also raved about her Wild Striped Bass. My Indiana Ribeye was nicely prepared and presented. Savored every bite.
A couple of touches were notable. I ordered a Brooklyn IPA that was served at a temperature that really enhanced it's flavor; not so cold as per usual. Also the (Incredible) S'mores Tart was toasted perfectly, and tasted as if it had been done over a campfire! Wow.
Thank-you Restaurent Tallent!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experianceAlways a great experiance when visiting Tallent. Had the tasting menu and everything was perfect.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM