Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen
ThoughtfulIn my reservation I made a note that we were coming for our four-year anniversary. Upon arrival, we were given flutes of champagne, and the waiter who brought our food (not our waitress for the night) even wished us a Happy Anniversary. The staff was so polite, and well-versed on the menu and questions. The menu is so well thought through. The small plates are much more than that; they are packed with flavor and partnered with the perfect accents. The wine list is amazing and the drinks are crafty. I rated the noise 'moderate,' because we sat outside and it was bustling but not too loud, nor did it feel like we were on the street - which we were. Highly recommend not only for the food, but for the service. Great experience.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMTannin Wine Bar has excellentTannin Wine Bar has excellent food and service, they make every occasion special.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect night outOur server, Monique was attentive and knowledgeable. We did the tasting menu and got to try a lot of stuff for a good value. The standouts were the Local Pig sausage, wild mushroom truffle soup, and the trout with carmelized pecans, which was amazing! However, everything was really good. We also did customized flights of wine and had a great time trying new wines. We were a little packed in there. It's not really a romantic vibe when you're so close to the next table but it was still a great experience.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGglad we gave Tannin a tryIt was just a short walk from our hotel (the Hilton President). We had the Ahi Tuna appetizer, it was simple and elegant. I had the quinoa with fresh vegetables and butter sauce, and it was great...a very unique preparation for quinoa with lots of flavor. My husband made it an "all tuna" night with the Ahi Tuna entrée, and he wasn't disappointed. We also split a chocolate lava cake dessert. It was light and delicious.
Service was relaxed but professional. Our waiter was very helpful with suggestions and was attentive with out being obtrusive.
This is not a white tablecloth restaurant, though you might expect it looking at the menu. You can dress up or wear jeans and feel comfortable at Tannin.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurantMy husband and I ate from the tasting menu. I got mussels, mushroom soup and ahi tuna; he got carpaccio, beet salad and pork chops. The tasting menu also included dessert for each of us. I also got coffee and a glass of wine, while hubby had a diet soda. We had plenty to eat and our bill, with tax, was $103. It was a bit pricey but so, so, so good! And the atmosphere was casual and relaxed. We're casual folks and didn't feel at all out of place at Tannin. The food was cooked and plated beautifully and the restaurant was cozy with tasteful decor. All told, it was a great experience and we will definitely go back.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMwhy did i wait so longDrive by this pllace very often but didn't realize it would be a great restaurant in addition to the wine bar.. So yes wine selection is extensive and high quality without being overwhelming but the food really surprised in a good way. Great selection of starters that are fesh tasty and reasonably priced. Entrees all seem well thought out even though my wife and I only had the wagyu burger because we ate too many starter dishes. Our waitress, Monica, was very helpful and attentive. We enjoyed everything about Tannin.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eveningWow, what a great dining experience! From the personable wait staff, to the excellent food (the tasting menu is highly recommended), the whole evening was enjoyable. If you haven't been here, you need to go!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a fun, consistentlyThis is a fun, consistently good place that we tend to hit with a group prior to going to shows in the downtown area. Service is always attentive and conscious of our time constraints. The tuna and mussels are two favorite starters. You can order off the a la carte menu, the burger is really good, or try the 4 course tasting menu. The price is right for the latter experience and the portion sizes are satisfying but won't leave you overstuffed. Definitely a place to go if you're looking for fine, yet casual, dining.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was wonderful!! We didIt was wonderful!! We did the four course tasting with wine pairings. The food was excellent and our wines were paired perfectly. We enjoyed them all. It was so nice to sit back, relax and have someone make all the decisions for you. I highly recommend.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. We went beforeGreat food. We went before attending the Pops concert and it was a great start to a memorable evening. I could highly recommend the restaurant before and after the show. good downtown option for entertaining.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and wine (excellent Malbec)Food and wine (excellent Malbec) were great, but service was slow. We were seated at 8 pm and it was 9:15 before the food was served. On two occasions we had to flag down someone other than our server to get water etc.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe like to eat at Tannin.We like to eat at Tannin. We started with a cheese plate which we like to do. The cheeses and accompaniments were great and beautifully presented. for entrees, i had the roasted chicken breast and my companion had the butternut squash risotto. Both dishes were well-prepared and presented. I was tempted by the nightly special of walleye, but went with the chicken because it is one of my favorites. Both dishes were delicious. The wine list is extensive with a huge number available by the glass. You can spend a lot, but you don't have to because there are many interesting wines reasonably priced. It can get a little noisy if you're sitting in the bar area, but the restaurant has a nice, urban feel to it. Good wines, good food, good service. Go3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAs a group of 10, we arrivedAs a group of 10, we arrived and the restauarant had our table set and ready to go. The moderate portions were very delicious and elegantly served. I would highly reccomend the tasting menu as it gives many options that can be shared among friends. I would reccomend this place to anyone who appreciates great food and even better service.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTWB & K provides a hip venueTWB & K provides a hip venue for good food at reasonable prices. The tasting menu is well worth it.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!We had a delicious dinner at Tannin's. we tried a variety of items by ordering off of their 4 course tasting menu. I loved everything I had: tuna tartare, beet salad, seared ahi tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes and a warm peanut butter and chocolate cookie. A special bonus for us was that bottles of wine were buy one get one free on the day we were there! I can't wait to go back!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time goingThis was my second time going to Tannin. We just had wine and appetizers, the service was great and so was the food. Have to get the Thai Chili Shrimp. My husband and I ended up back there a few nights later since the restaurant we had a reservation at was suddenly closed. Great idea to go back. The Sunday wine special of buy one bottle get one free and the Kansas City steak are not to be missed. As always great food and great service.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTannin Great SpotGreat spot for in between sessions at NCAA Tourney. Reservation was kept promptly. Wait staff was friendly and very attentive. Wine drinkers in our party of 6 loved their selections. And the entrees were all both tasty and adventurous.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMtannin's happy hour is suchtannin's happy hour is such a fabulous deal!!
1/2 price starters from 4-6 every day. how reasonable can it get??!!
took my sis and her husband there for there first time and they thoroughly enjoyed it.
he got the bean soup(soup de jour) with the pork cheek, my sis got the ahi tuna tartare w/the mushroom soup, both my husband and i enjoyed the cream of mushroom soup as well w/the ahi tuna as well. sumptuous.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLong, fantastic dinnerDinner with a friend from out of town was lovely. We both had the tasting menu, and everything was excellent. Timely delivery of courses, perfect portions. Our server was nice and efficient, but I don't love it when a server offers me an opinion on something she isn't sure about. I had a question between vintages of the same wine and instead of asking, she offered a mediocre response herself. Our choice got mixed up, but the sommelier offered detailed descriptions of the differences and in the end it was perfect.
We were there for about 4.5 hours and were well taken care of the whole time. The crowd got fuller and louder as the night went on. Definitely a young professional's scene after 10 or so. I'll be back for sure!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great secret....weWhat a great secret....we will be going back. Try the pork chops!!!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love coming back to Tannins!We love coming back to Tannins! The staff remembers us, we receive outstanding service and wine pairing recommendations are dead on!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot for a bite beforeGreat spot for a bite before a performance at the Kauffman Center. Loved the small plates. Very warm, friendly and knowledgeable service. Definitely will go back.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMas always, the food was superbas always, the food was superb with the wine pairings enhancing the flavors and experience. I'm never disappointed when I come here and as each previous time, the friends I bring are thoroughly happy with the food, drink and ambiance.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AM