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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
  • Email: krista@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 WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Food is excellent. They have an interesting mix of dishes, menu is not overbearing (which is a good thing). It appears everything is made fresh. We so enjoyed the restaurant, planning to return this Friday. One more thing - prices are very reasonable."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "Steak special was outstanding. The Talley's burger can't be beat."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We have been to Talley's a half-dozen times and each time the food has been excellent and likewise, the service. It is a cozy spot with exposed brick walls and unlike most restaurants these days, the noise level is moderate. For appetizers, try the green beans and pork wings. The bone-in rib eye is excellent and also the fish dishes. You should definitely not miss the banana fosters bread pudding for dessert. We had a party of 8 and order 2 bread puddings and fought over them!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Our waiter has served us before and he is great. The food never disappoints and it is very cozy."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "We ate here for the first time with friends who had been several times. They recommended their favorites and we were not dissatisfied. The food was very good, not amazing and unique, but high quality ingredients cooked well. The staff was lovely, start to finish, from the young lady who greets and seats to our waiter and busboys. I had scallops on risotto and the scallops were cooked perfectly, a little gritty, but that is hard to avoid with scallops sometimes. My husband had the seafood stew, which he loved. Nice kick to the spice level. We shared a tuna appetizer that was top-notch. We will return and definitely recommend Talley's. Try it - you'll like it!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Cozy local spot with large menu. Creative bar food as well as steaks and some seafood and a kids menu that includes cotton candy at the end of the meal (if parents are ok with it). I would definitely go back. A terrific dining spot in the near west suburbs."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "It seems we are there once a month and Talley's never disappoints. We had some dear friends we hadn't seen in a while who live in LaGrange who said they would definitely be back. Of the two couples both men are hard of hearing and while the noise level is energetic they both could hear to participate in conversation. Talley's remains a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The tacos are cravable....x10 I love that I can walk to this wonderful restaurant. We are lucky ducks!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We had the pleasure of dining at Talley's this past Thursday to celebrate our daughter's engagement. The service was outstanding as they made the celebration personalized, special and memorable for us all. The appetisers, main course and dessert were delicious with gluten free options available. This is a neighborhood gem in Clarendon Hills and Krista Talley and her staff go the extra mile to make your dining experience a special one."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "While it is not inexpensive, and the portions are right for a satisfying meal, it was a comfortable environment for sharing a nice meal with our high school-aged kids and us. We will go back, I am sure."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Ths is a great place to have in town. We were able to get right in with an advance registration of only 30 minutes before. The place was packed, lots of energy, and good food. The crispy green bean app is a must."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "My friends and I were very happy with our decision to go to Talley's. We went on steak night and were more than pleased with our dinner. Would also go back for their french onion soup!"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "We enjoy Talley's for a relaxed dinner with good food and decent service."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We brought our kids for dinner and they both ordered the kid pizzas. They were pleasantly surprised to see the kid's pizzas were flatbread and absolutely delicious. I had the scallops and my husband had the grouper, both were fantastic. Our server was also wonderful! We look forward to our next meal at Talley's!"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "$10 for steak & fries on Tuesday? Delicious and a great deal."
    Dined on 9/24/2013
  • "The decor is warm and inviting. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgable. The food is outstanding. A great place for dinner with friends or family."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "It was our first time at this restaurant and we will definitely be back. The restaurant is so warm and cozy on the inside, the service is wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed our food selections, especially the grilled romaine Cesar salad!"
    Dined on 9/28/2013