Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar at Renaissance Baton Rouge
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810Neighborhood:
Creole / Cajun / SouthernPrice: $31 to $50
Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar at Renaissance Baton Rouge
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://tallulahrestaurant.com/
- Phone: 2253885710
- 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 (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine Bar
- Private Party Facilities: Private meeting and banquet spaces available.
- Private Party Contact: Tina Buckley 2252157000
- 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.
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.Continued
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Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar at Renaissance Baton Rouge reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since May 5, 2014
- Ambiance3.6Noise LevelModerate
great for brunch (4)special occasion (2)good for groups (1)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
- Hidden GemFoodDudeDined on 7/27/2014I 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:
- LUV4eatsLUV4eatsDined on 7/13/2014Sunday brunch was very good, Nice selection of items displayedSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food was great. Atmosphere so-so.keenesmomVIPDined on 6/4/2014The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Sunday Brunchsupadave3Dined on 5/18/2014We 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:
- Outstanding Mother's Day BrunchGelflaDined on 5/11/2014Expected 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:
- The following 33 reviews are from the Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar at Renaissance Baton Rouge reviews archive.
- Better than expectedCJCbostonVIPDined on 4/24/2014At 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:
- Easter BrunchCarlapDined on 4/20/2014A wonderful brunch, very kid friendly and beautifully set up in the Salons.
- Not worth the priceKB1194VIPDined on 4/18/2014This is my second time visiting and the food is not consistent nor worth the price.Special Features:
- Valentine's DinnerBadbutchDined on 2/14/2014The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Decent Food, quite loud.ExLocalDined on 2/14/2014I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food, but...Oli4Dined on 11/13/2013As 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...
- I want my money back.brfoodieDined on 9/28/2013For 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:
- Great apps and small platespeteDined on 8/1/2013Great 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- My advice to Tallulah (a supposedOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 7/30/2013My 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!
- Great dinner spotbrsilverzDined on 6/22/2013Everything 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 barSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- nice but needs better servicemgp1981VIPDined on 5/3/2013I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great restaurant for a businessOpenTable Diner Since 2012VIPDined on 3/6/2013Great restaurant for a business dinner or get together with friendsSpecial Features:
- AwfulOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 3/5/2013Hate 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.
- We had reservations for 6:30JerriDined on 1/17/2013We 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.
- Wouldn't go backOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/17/2013Wierd 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.
- Terrible choiceOpenTable Diner Since 2012VIPDined on 1/17/2013Our 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....
- This was my second attemptBRFoodieVIPDined on 1/15/2013This 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.
- Too noisey for me. The foodOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 1/15/2013Too 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:
- Good first time experiencetlarcemontDined on 12/26/2012Great food and wonderful ambiance! Look forward to returning soon.Special Features:
- Tallulah called me and informedOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 12/25/2012Tallulah called me and informed me that they would not new open on Christmas day so I have no idea
- Delicious - highly recommend!LuvFood2Much2BSkinniDined on 11/26/2012Celebrated 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:
- 2nd chance visit, another strikeoutOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 11/21/2012This 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.
- Maybe next time...OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 11/10/2012A 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:
- The menu sounds great. TheSteveVIPDined on 11/5/2012The menu sounds great. The quality of food used is not.
- initial service was very slowOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 11/4/2012initial 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.
- This was a pleasant surpricecoachbobVIPDined on 10/25/2012This was a pleasant surprice for a hotel restaurant with an eclectic lunch menu that fulfilled the promise of the menu.Special Features:
- Food was delicious, we orderedOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 10/3/2012Food 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-$30Special Features:
- Food was tasty but small portions.OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/14/2012Food was tasty but small portions. Not for a romantic evening.
- Terriffic TallulahOpenTable Diner Since 2002VIPDined on 8/12/2012I 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:
- Excellent experience, someOpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 8/9/2012Excellent experience, some of the best food we've had in BR
- Overall very good experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 7/12/2012The 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:
- They didn't have the wineVicFromLouisianaVIPDined on 6/27/2012They 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:
- Not your everyday hotel restaurant!OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 6/18/2012The food was delicious, it hit the spot. The ambiance was perfect. Relaxing, yet energetic.Special Features: