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Talley's Kitchen and Bar
Talley's Kitchen and Bar

Talley's Kitchen and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.talleyskitchenbar.com
  • Phone: (630) 908-7295
  • Hours of Operation: DINNER sun-thurs 4pm-9pm fri 4pm-midnight HAPPY HOUR mon-fri 4pm - 6pm SUNDAY BRUNCH 10am - 3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Krista Talley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Public Transit: One block south of the Clarendon Hills Metra train station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Talley's Kitchen and Bar
Talley's Kitchen + Bar is the perfect place to bring a date, enjoy cocktails and wine with friends, or come with your entire family and taste bold flavors while creating memories. Our cuisine is a very approachable New-American cuisine. We pride ourselves on providing the freshest ingredients and creating food you will crave. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Adam was a charming waiter who helped to make visit to a new restaurant special. We had the garlic spinach side as our salad. So disappointed that the roasted beet salad I had seen online wasn't offered. The scallops were outstanding although only three and the corn risotto was chewy. The pork chop special was delectable. Because the table next to us was on dessert as we arrived, we found out about a sweet, secret treat that wasn't on the menu. Fun."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My server was nonchalant and even rude, my salmon let's just say stayed with me longer than I wished, and the prices were ok for fine dining but not this place. I won't be going back except for "bar food" and the pretty good appetizers, and I live within walking distance. Highly disappointed!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Always a good experience at talleys. Service is friendly and relaxed atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Spacing was too tight at this restaurant. I bumped the table next to me each time I stood up and vice versa. Cute spot but limited to spacing. Food was not that great. I will not return."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I continue to go to Talley's for great meals! Their French Onion soup is to die for and all of the meals and specials I have had are always cooked to perfection. All of the specials I have tried have been amazing and always a treat to see what they have on the nightly specials menu when I go in. Great bar selection and Great food!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Good food, well prepared and served. The staff is friendly, informative and efficient."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We enjoy being here. Food is always good and reasonably priced. Their TMK Burger (one with carmelized onions, etc.) was excellent. Noise level can be a little high. Good place for a date but want to think about where you'll be sitting (up front by the windows is good). Downtown Clarendon Hills is a nice location and it's nice to walk around afterwards."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was good, not amazing but well worth the price. Our biggest issue, the wine by the glass, our first 2 glasses, the Pinot Grigio was already stale and my red had more sediment in one glass that all glasses of wine i have ever had. May not go back as it is not aroung the block, but it is worth a visit."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "If you want to enjoy a meal here, which we have many times, do not come during Daisy Days. There were a bunch of drunken adults shouting in the restaurant with their unattended children dashing in and out. It was unusually unpleasant."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food and service were great. Talley's a hidden gem."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "First time for us. Enjoyed the food, California like dining. Service was excellent, server very articulate with menu and making us happy. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and are looking forward to dining there again."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Our first time at TKB. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. Sybil was our server and she was terrific. Their onion soup is wonderful. My wife's trout was quite good. I order the grilled pork chop special ($26.00) which had a good flavor but was way overcooked -- dry and tough. They were very apologetic and took it off our check. We will give them another try."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Since I'm a big eater, I would of preferred some rolls with the entree. Dry twisted breadsticks provided which no one liked. Thought for the price salad should have been included. No salt and pepper on the tables??"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The amount of times I dine here should indicate how great Talley's is (at least once a week). The staff is very friendly and makes you feel welcome during your dining experience. Same goes for the owner who is always willing to resolve any issues, which I personally have never experienced any, aside being stuffed from the generous portions! The food is consistently excellent. My personal favorite, and recommendation, would be to start with the buffalo shrimp for an appetizer and have the panko crusted chicken for an entrée. Also their variation on the classic French onion soup is a must-have! Overall it is a great place to stop in for a quick meal at the bar but also for a relaxed sit-down meal. I have and will keep on going back!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "So far nothing in this spot has "made it". The menu looks very inviting and sounds delicious, however the taste just wasn't there. Scallops over a corn risotto sounded so good, the scallops were ok, but everything tasted bland. My sons asian spicy tacos were just ok. I will try it again, one more time, but probably wont recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We love tallys as a go-to local spot. The food is consistently good and the ambience is just right. We would love it if they would change the menu a few times per year. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The Tuesday $10 special is fantastic! A delicious strip steak and fries for $10 - unbelievable!! I love this restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Live Music Friday evening was fantastic and the dinner was divine!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My family has eaten there twice and both times the food was excellent. Not too crowded. Try to get there early."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Both our visits to Talley's were positively delicious! We were pleasantly surprised on our first visit, having heard nothing about it. Second visit proved equally good, if not better. However, the noise level is too high for easy conversation; and good conversation goes hand in hand with good food as far as we are concerned."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We love Talley's, the friendly staff, consistently good and healthy food choices, good wine list... a lot comes in the small space of this neighborhood restaurant. This restaurant works for the meat eater, vegan, and omnivore in our family with their small menu done well."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I wasn't sure what to expect after reading all the mixed reviews, but we loved Talley's kitchen. We made a reservation for 7:30 on Saturday night and were sat right away. It is a nice small restaurant with a great menu. The food was outstanding! Just like many other reviewers stated, the service was not good. We waited 15-20 minutes for our drinks and the server was often nowhere to be found. The hostess brought our food out. Such a great restaurant, delicious food, need to step up the service!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Return diners for reliable food. Sundays kids eat free!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food is constantly good and service prompt and friendly."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Charming neighborhood restaurant with big city menu choices. Excellent dishes and nice portions. Cozy atmosphere and attentive staff. Wish I lived closer to this place! I'd probably visit weekly!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were able to get a table for six on a Sat at the last minute, and here's the thing. EVERYTHING WAS GOOD. The first thing that got me to book a table was the baked onion soup. Very Good! Salads...Very Good. The first breadstix were warm and fresh. Then they were out of them for a while??? When they finally had more they were served cold? NOTE: They are good hot :). Our server Sybil was top notch, knew her stuff and handled our rowdier friends with aplomb. We sampled of different dishes...Grouper *** Ribeye with Lobster sauce ****Filet****Scallops****Finally, the drinks were small and expensive - please get bigger glasses! The cookie dessert was GREAT!!! We don't mind paying a lot when everything is so good, and we'll be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Talley's is our go to place when we are in Clarendon Hills. The food is consistently good and the service is very good. I had a wonderful grouper dish with rock shrimp. My husband liked the Steak Frites."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Good food and service. Only negative was the temperature swing in the restaurant throughout our meal. It went from very warm to chilly multiple times. Not enough to prevent us from coming back to this good neighborhood find."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Tally's is a great place with delicous food, attentive service and delightful atmosphere. We've dined there several times, and will come back again in the future. My only suggestion is they serve iced tea, which I and many of our dining friends drink instead of wine, etc. Iced tea has become the go-to non-liquor beverage, even in the winter. It would make our experience perfect, without having to scramble to arrive at a good substitute. Than you!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went here for valentines day and were very impressed!! I think it will become a tradition on valentines day!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Small but great ambience. Good service and good food!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went in early for Valentines dinner... I went with the Burger and the wife had a fish special. Both were excellent! It wasn't busy when we sat down but server was very friendly and chatty (in a good way). Looking forward to going back another day"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dinner at Tally's. Steaks were tasty and well prepared, and the portobello risotto, and fries with truffle oil were very good!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This restaurant has has matured and gotten better over the past year. Very nice ambiance but the food is what keeps us coming back. Menu is not extensive but what is served is very well prepared. Nightly specials are creative and also very good. Wine list not extensive but very good choices. If you want great food, reasonably priced, attentive service and a very pleasant atmosphere, go to Talley's."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The menu has variety but doesn't try to overreach like some places. The breaded fried green beans are fantastic, kids and adults snap them right up. All the entrees are solid contenders (steak, scallops, hamburgers, Asian tacos, etc) and overall cooking is consistent. The only drawbacks are the tea (most basic of Lipton) and coffee (suboptimal), easily remedied. The deserts were eaten up...such as the yummy baked cookie with ice cream. This is a great place. We keep coming back and are thrilled it's in the suburbs which are overflowing with chain restaurants."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The restaurant went from extremely hot to chilly throughout the evening. Even though we had made a reservation almost 2 weeks in advance, our party was not given a table in the dining area, but rather stuck at a tight, hightop table in the bar. For a party of 8, it made group conversation impossible. I explained that this was unacceptable and nothing was done. On the plus side, our server was pleasant and tried to address our concerns regarding the uncomfortable temperature."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Not a near 5 star experience as shown here.. we were happy with the food but drinks were small & expensive..$15 to $20+ for meals... . but plain cold bread sticks ??? the server was a little more like a bartender than a waiter & had to send him back for my soup ...1 soup 2 salads 5 drinks & split a sandwich $100 ....We would go back if it was in walking distance."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We are always looking for new places near home (Western Springs) that are "upscale casual"--a nice place with good food that won't break the bank, but goes beyond burgers. Talley's fit the bill nicely. Good wine list, nice selection of entrees, good service. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We were looking for a new place to try and happened upon Talley's. My only regret is that I wished we lived closer so we could come back more frequently. Ambiance was nice, wine selection good, food was great, and prices were reasonable. It has a cozy, neighborhood flare and the ingredients are fresh and flavorful. We eat out quite often and Talley's is really a gem!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Talley's is an excellent spot. We had great, great food and everyone cleared their plate! Always a good sign. We also enjoyed a 1/2 price bottle of wine--such a great deal! The heat/cold regulation was awful. We were either sweating or freezing at our hightop table. This was a little annoying and when we asked our waiter about it he gave us a very odd answer. He gave us a new candle and told us to look at that and maybe we would forget how hot we were. Random. Lastly our service was great but out server was very odd. He made multiple odd/rude/random comments. We didn't let that deter us from how great the food and atmosphere was."
    Dined on 1/15/2014