Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar at Renaissance Baton Rouge
Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar at Renaissance Baton Rouge

Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar at Renaissance Baton Rouge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://tallulahrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2253885710x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Andy Papson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private meeting and banquet spaces available.
  • Private Party Contact: Tina Buckley 2252157000x
  • Entertainment: Live music Sunday brunch from 10am to 2pm with outdoor seating available.



    Sunday Funday from 1pm to 5pm with DJ poolside and our hand crafted cocktails.



    Friday Night music specials. Every Friday live music from 5pm to 8pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Anselmo Ln.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Available. Parking validated with dine in guests.
A word from Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar at Renaissance Baton Rouge
Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar is a casual upscale restaurant, which shares its name with the small Louisiana town of Tallulah, serving notable, indigenous cuisine from around Louisiana, while featuring house-crafted menu items that interpret local flavors in fresh and unique ways. Chef Andy Papson, the hotel's Executive Chef, has been entrusted with overseeing the culinary operations for Tallulah, as well as those of the new Renaissance Baton Rouge hotel. Tallulah serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and includes an outstanding wine bar nestled in an intimate setting that offers guests an extensive selection of fine wines by the glass.
Wine lovers can enjoy sampling Tallulah's extensive selection of fine wines with their dinner, in a cozy setting filled with intimate seating areas or at the bar where butter-soft leather bar stools beckon guests to sit, sip and stay awhile. The restaurant also features an outdoor terrace ideal for entertaining.
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Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar at Renaissance Baton Rouge reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)special occasion (1)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Hidden Gem
    FoodDude
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I never realized this restaurant was in this hotel until an offer was made via 225 Best Eats. The brunch was very good and the decor was impressive. I will definitely be back to experience some of the wines that are on tap. But the $3 bottomless mimosas did the trick!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LUV4eats
    LUV4eats
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Sunday brunch was very good, Nice selection of items displayed
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great. Atmosphere so-so.
    keenesmomVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The food at Talllulah's is always good but the location inside the hotel is it's downfall. It's basically open to foot tragic and lobby noise. Never sit at the front of the space. It's loud. Service was very slow the night we went but they made up for it by comping our bottle of wine. We'll be back but I really wish it had its own space in the hotel.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 35 reviews are from the Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar at Renaissance Baton Rouge reviews archive.
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    supadave3
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We went there for brunch. Made reservations for 12:30 although reservations definitely weren't needed, at least not this particular Sunday. Unfortunately, they were out of crawfish tails and so we couldn't order our first choice off the menu but the choices we did make were delicious. I had NY Strip and Eggs Sardou which honestly, was probably the best brunch item I've ever tasted. Absolutely perfect combinations of ingredients and flavors. She had the crabcake with poached egg and hollaindaise sauce. Hers was very good as well. The bottomless bloody mary's for $5 are a great deal and they also offered bottomless mimosas for $3. For $45 pre-tip, it was a heck of a value. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Mother's Day Brunch
    Gelfla
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Expected the brunch buffet to be in the restaurant but the success of this format prompted the move to the hotel ballroom. It was outstanding to say the least with great assortment of food covering 1/2 of the ballroom with a buffet fit for a Queen for Mother's Day. Mimosa's and Bloody Mary's included in the buffet along with a great display of desserts. The band booked for the event was outstanding with a few couples dancing. The highlight of the day was the little girl dressed in her Sunday finest passing out long stemmed roses of assorted colors. My mother was so impressed and we will surely reserve again next year. The $42 price tag was steep for those that don't drink or for the kiddos between 12 - 21 that couldn't drink.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than expected
    CJCbostonVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    At this hotel - didn't feel like venturing out. The wine list is as promised - extensive and has more than a few good ones to choose from. And the menu is also at least as good as expected - a few items were really good like the Char grilled oysters. Even the rack of lamb was fine, while the tuna tartare was bland. Overall worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Brunch
    Carlap
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    A wonderful brunch, very kid friendly and beautifully set up in the Salons.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth the price
    KB1194VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This is my second time visiting and the food is not consistent nor worth the price.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Dinner
    Badbutch
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The Valentine's Dinner was a pre-set menu with excellent choices. The price was very reasonable especially for the quantity and quality of the food. The only thing that some of the people at my table commented about was the volume level from the band. It seemed to be a bit too loud or maybe we were sitting too close to the band. Either way it interfered with our conversation several times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Food, quite loud.
    ExLocal
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I had read many reviews of Tallulah, many of which touted poor, slow service and over-cooked food. The wife and I went on Valentine's Day, and had a limited menu. The blue cheese wedge salad was very good, as was the hearts of palm salad. We both had bone-in filet mignon - and both were cooked correctly (mine medium, wife's medium rare). Pretty large wine list. Eating/seating area is much like a large bar sitting area with no doors anywhere and it does give a direct view of the bar. It was loud in part because of the setting and the hard floors. Would try again for a regular menu night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but...
    Oli4
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    As the restaurant is within a hotel and not segregated from the general hotel area, it has a special ambiance to it. Food was excellent except for one dish which was served completely cold. Management did apologize and offered a replacement dish, but we had to decline for time reasons. Unfortunately for us, there was a not too talented solo artist performing just outside the dining area, which didn't help improving the ambiance...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I want my money back.
    brfoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    For starters OpenTable did not secure our reservation and when I called to "double check", I ended up making them myself. Once at the restaurant, we were completely ignored by the bartender upon arrival. No host/hostess present. Two of the main entrees ordered,at our table of 6, were not in stock. Told waiter of severe wheat allergy- he completely disregarded the allergy when offering/assisting with ordered items. We had an allergic reaction, in the group, later that evening. Every bite of dinner was under seasoned and/or cold. Food had to be sent back. Full price was charged and was ridiculously high considering the low quality of our dinner. I was so embarrased that Tallulah had been my choice of "new place to take the group"!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great apps and small plates
    pete
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Great apps and small plates added to menu....much better than last time I went there...The fish tacos, bbq shrimp and fire roasted oysters were great...
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My advice to Tallulah (a supposed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    My advice to Tallulah (a supposed Louisiana restaurant) Hire native Louisianians to cook food that is indigenous to LOUISIANA! Nothing I ordered was edible. Just ONE example: Gumbo is a roux based soup native to Louisiana. Gumbo IS NOT an extremely thick burned gravy substance. Chicken and Andouille sausage gumbo should have Andouille in it! The thick tar like substance that I was served only contained tiny bits of burned crusty chicken. It was deplorable! The hostess was also our server. We only saw her twice the entire hour we were there. Only one other party came to dine during that time and they waited for 10 min for her to come to seat them. We had to ask for complimentary bread!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner spot
    brsilverz
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Everything was great here, just that it did take a while to get settled and get the orders. The place seemed a little understaffed that night. Overall food was excellent and will definitely be coming back for brunch or just to be by the bar
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice but needs better service
    mgp1981VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    I think it is a cool place, This is my second time and the food has improved greatly. There was an man playing acoustic guitar. IT was awesome. The spicy tuna tar tar and the trout were amazing. They were out of a lot of items for drinks. I didn't like that. The service was outstanding either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant for a business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    Great restaurant for a business dinner or get together with friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Hate to say but the food we ordered was terrable. We were not the only ones that didn't like it either. Several other customers complained. Wouldn't go back and eat dinner there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had reservations for 6:30
    Jerri
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    We had reservations for 6:30 and arrived on time. Altho there were seats in restaurant proper, they sat us In walkway of lobby separated from restaurant by curtain. Service was terrible; took us 2 hours to get thru dinner. Had To ask twice for check & beg someone to take money. We will Not be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wouldn't go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    Wierd set up since its next to the hotel bar and open to the hotel. There is no privacy. Food was so so. The service was not exceptional either for the amount of money we spent. And no drink specials! Would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    Our food was very good except the woefully inadequate cheesecake that tasted like cheap grocery store box version. The problem was the service,the two hour time frame for a three course three entree menu,and the poor response of the manager after we complained. Several tables were seated and served and finished their meals while we continued to wait. The manager repeatedly said he would fix the problem but did not. After we sent our room temperature coffee back and ate some of our tasteless dessert, we waited twenty minutes for our check. At that point we wrote our own bill(honest and fair) and left the cash on the table. Our waiter seemed to be doing all that he could but it was the worst dining experience we have had in years....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my second attempt
    BRFoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    This was my second attempt at Tallulah and couldn't have had a worse time. My reservation was lost and we had to sit in the bar at a very small table. Then my first dish, caprese salad was terrible, missing any sort of basil and possibly the worst tomatoes I've eaten. My main dish, osso bucco with spaetzle & kale was equally disappointing. There was NO seasoning on any part of the dish and my spaetzle was just soggy dough. I did enjoy the bone marrow but how hard is that to mess up?? The menu sounds good but the execution is non-existant. I will not be back eventhough this place is 5 seconds from my house and I wouldn't suggest anyone ever eat there again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisey for me. The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    Too noisey for me. The food was very good but I don't like seeing into the lobby. There must have been something going on the night we were there because the bar had a loud noisy crowd. May have been a better experience if the drinkers weren't talking and laughing out so loud. There needs to be more closure in the restaurant from the bar. Will try at lunch time next time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good first time experience
    tlarcemont
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    Great food and wonderful ambiance! Look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tallulah called me and informed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Tallulah called me and informed me that they would not new open on Christmas day so I have no idea
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious - highly recommend!
    LuvFood2Much2BSkinni
    Dined on 11/26/2012
    Celebrated 18th anniversary on a Monday night in Nov - the restaurant was sparsely occupied, which was nice for our occasion. We started with the Truffle Fries; hey had a nice flavor but nothing special. The drinks recommended were delish - pear flower and sweet lemon martini. My husband ordered Osso Bucco and I the Seared Duck Breast. We could not pick a favorite - both were absolutely delicious; the kale and mashed sweet potatoes were perfect accompaniments. Not the most romantic setting, restaurant opens out to the hotel walkway. However, decor is quite creative and does overlook pool, which is absolutely gorgeous - thrilled with the makeover of this previous eyesore and would definitely treat ourselves to a meal at Tallulah again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 2nd chance visit, another strikeout
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    This was our "give them a second chance" visit and we will not be going back. The food is OK but very overpriced compared to quality/cost elsewhere in Baton Rouge. The server was very nice but neglected us for long periods even tho' there was only 1 other table to cover in the whole restaurant. The food took a long time to get to us.... Sorry for bad review but after 2 visits, I think I know about this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Maybe next time...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    A beautiful setting but the food is overpriced as is most "hotel" food is. We arrived at 11 am and didn't receive our food until 45 minutes later. There was only one table of 6 so the kitchen really dropped the ball. Our waiter was also very inexperienced and inattentive for long periods. We didn't see him for about 20 minutes before we got up and asked about our food. They got our request for medium and rare switched in 2 different entrees. The water that was brought out at the beginning had a cloudy look to it so we asked for new water. The manager did comp our meals without us even asking so we will return and give them a second chance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The menu sounds great. The
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2012
    The menu sounds great. The quality of food used is not.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • initial service was very slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    initial service was very slow -- once we were seated by the hostess, it was almost 10 minutes before a food server came to take our order, and only then because I stopped the hostess and asked her to please send someone to take our order. The restaurant was not busy, only 3 other tables had guests, and there were plenty of staff moving around doing things, just none of them seemed interested in tending to us.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was a pleasant surprice
    coachbobVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2012
    This was a pleasant surprice for a hotel restaurant with an eclectic lunch menu that fulfilled the promise of the menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was delicious, we ordered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    Food was delicious, we ordered the duck and the salmon. Mixed olive appetizer could have been better, came with limited bread. Service seemed to take longer than it should have, we found ourselves waiting for the server to pick up the bill from our table for about 5 minutes. Besides that, overall nice atmosphere and good food. Entrees ~$25-$30
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was tasty but small portions.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    Food was tasty but small portions. Not for a romantic evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terriffic Tallulah
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    I surprised my boyfriend with a brunch there on a visit to Baton Rouge, because he is a Tallulah native. He was blown away there there was a nice restaurant with his hometown's name. The food was a bit limited at the brunch hour we came, but the standard buffet was open for breakfast foods only. I had the crab cake sandwich that was very tasty with only a little non-crab filler (common annoyance with crab cakes). They have a very nicely decorated bar area that looks like it would be an awesome happy hour place later on in the day. I hope to eat there again soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience, some
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    Excellent experience, some of the best food we've had in BR
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall very good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    The food was a nice mix of expected plates along with different takes on common products. I do think that the "plate" selection is the best part of the menu. I would really like to see this expanded. The bread pudding desert was OK but a bit dry (thank goodness for the sauce). I did appreciate the waiter's interest in our experience, but it was a bit excessive at times. The restaurant decor is fine. Unfortunately, being in a hotel, people dressed in various ways (including bathing suits with or without shirts walked by the restaurant. This detracted a bit from the environment but really cannot be easily corrected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They didn't have the wine
    VicFromLouisianaVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    They didn't have the wine we ordered but they gave us samples of a couple others. Great service and it is a nice addition to the excellent Baton Rouge restaurant list. Menu items are unique for Baton Rouge so you are not eating the same thing that everyone else has. Will definitly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not your everyday hotel restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2012
    The food was delicious, it hit the spot. The ambiance was perfect. Relaxing, yet energetic.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic