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About Cafe Tallulah

Our French inspired menu fully complements the array of unique, infused cocktails that are offered on the longest zinc bar you can find in Manhattan. Located on the Upper West Side, join our neighbors for ONE dollar oysters from 3PM till 7pm any day of the week. Choose from our expansive selection of wines, both by the glass and by the bottle, hand picked by our sommelier to fit anyone's palette.

242 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French American, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Friday - Open at 11am Daily

Dinner:
Sunday - Wednesday - 5pm to 10pm
Thursday - Saturday - 5pm - Midnight

Brunch:
Saturday - 11am - 4pm
Sunday - 10am - 4pm

BAR -
Sunday - Wednesday - Midnight
Thursday - Saturday - 2am
* we feature a late night bar food menu until close every night

Cross Street:
West 71st Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(212) 209-1055

Website:
http://www.cafetallulah.com/

Executive Chef:
Pat Murrell

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Details
Mon - Tue 5:30PM - 9:00PM

Cafe Tallulah Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
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People Watching (11)
Good for a Date (9)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Fun (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Romantic (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Scenic View (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Nice ambience, good music, good good and very good service for a reasonable price.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

French onion soup was cold at a French restaurant.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

It was recommended to us by a local and now we will recommend it to others.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

While a few minutes farther away, this is a lovely alternative to restaurants situated close to Lincoln Center. The food was excellent and the service was perfect for being in and out before curtain time.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great place for dinner portions small but very good service was excellent

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great atmosphere, good food, great service! We had a wonderful night!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great service and amazing beef and steak! My dad’s 77th birthday weekend, he enjoyed it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Too expensive for the quality of the food. When they were on Groupon it was worth it. Not any more.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wonderful service and very good food in a casual setting. One member of our party is on a special diet and the waitress and kitchen were very careful to meet her needs.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Mussels were lukewarm - should have been served in a different vessel than a plate.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great location. Close to Lincoln Center. Food was very good with nice size portions. We had the fish and it was cooked perfect. Service and staff were excellent. We had purchased a Living Social deal for the restaurant which was a very good deal including a glass of wine which was excellent. We considered getting another glass so I asked our server how much it was. The manager came over I think concerned that we did not like the wine and we immediately corrected him saying we loved it and were considering another glass. He was very happy to hear that and proceeded to treat us both to another glass of the wine. Nice gesture!

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was delicious and the service impeccable. We had a tartine which was excellent; two of had mussels which were excellent. Two of us had salmon, Each of us ordered it to be prepared differently and they both were outstanding. The service was excellent and the maitre d' kept checking to see how things were.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I made a 930 reservation through opentable. Food was good. Had the beet watermelon salad as an appetizer. My bf had the pasta with spicy sausage, which he enjoyed. I had the moules frites, also good. Big portions, come hungry. The creme brûlée dessert was fantastic. What got me was the service. No smiles from our server, no personality, only one check-in through the entire meal. Had to ask the busboy to order since our server wasn't around, even though kitchen was closing. I wanted to ask for an aioli for my fries, but wasn't able to. Server dropped the check when dessert was dropped. I understand it was close to closing time and I would have asked for the check anyway when we got dessert - I'm in the industry so I understand he wanted to do his checkout and go home. But he dropped it with no "thank you" or any words at all- just left it as he quickly passed by. I Always tip at least 20%, and we left 18% for the unfriendly service we received. If service was better the entire meal would have felt so much nicer and more comfortable and I'm sure I'd come back. Now I'm not sure I will.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was good but not great. For those prices I would expect everything to be better. Service was uneven, but mostly pretty good.

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

You must try the chickpea fries. They are amazing. My steak was a little tough; my knife could barely cut it. The chocolate mousse cake was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It took a while to get a server to come over and take a drink order even though it wasn't really overly busy. Once we got some service, the rest of the evening was lovely.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food is good but the service is always very slow.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been going for years and went this past Saturday night. We had a great waitress, however the food was not good and the kitchen didn't know what they were doing. Our meals were brought before the appetizers and the steak (ordered medium) was very rare and tasteless. The waitress continued to apologize as there was mistake after mistake and the manager finally came over and gave us a 50% discount due to all of the issues. The restaurant was less than half full- - - concerning for a Saturday night!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Local gem. Simple and consistent. Nice bar and sidewalk watching.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Everything was superb!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

First time trying and glad we did! Great service, delicious burger etc etc

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We recently dined at Cafe Tallulah for brunch and enjoyed the food.
Unfortunately we did not appreciate the service and not sure if we would come back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on October 12, 2017

My wife and I visited while on a business trip. We were seated by an open glass door with a view of passersby. The crowd was varied from older couples to young families and while we weren't seated at the bar it looked like a great place for a before dinner drink or as a place to enjoy dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food was good, service could be better. The atmosphere and location was great

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Before Lincoln Center dinner. No rose bottles of wine listed on wine list, but two roses offered by the glass. We asked if available by the bottle and then confusion ensued, one but not the other but had another, didn't know price by bottle, had to go ask...didn't quite compute to price per glass but by then needed the wine so bought the bottle!

Had mussels normandie, not frites included, just toasts.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

An incredible amount of noise from screaming people at the bar. Food was OK but nothing special. Much better around. Accross the street Cassis is much better choice

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a lovely brunch, there were great sweet and savory options on the menu. We had the Lobster salad and the Quiche Lorraine and both were very nice. This is a great place for a daytime date or friends lunch, lots of light and nice "french bistro" ambiance.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, People Watching, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Fine establishment but to offer a steak tartare without French Fries is a sin against gastronomy especially since several other dishes, quiche lorraine, come with fries which is not normally how the quiche is served.Hence my so-so review

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Solid brasserie food inn a pleasant setting in the heart of the Upper West Side , a block off enteral Park and a five-minute walk from Lincoln Center. A short. Interesting menu of casual favorites. Try the salmon or the bucatini. Skip the weird lobster burger, a small burger, topped generously with lobster meat, finally garnished with a fried egg. All on a ro,lol, making it four inches high and cumbersome. Otherwise a terrific, fun, well priced earl.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Wonderful French inspired! The beef was amazing, fell apart with fork. Great service. Always a pleasure. Love the wide open doors, like dining outdoors!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Very comfortable, warm restaurant. Great-looking bar, brick and wood. Very heterogeneous people population. Food was good, with many choices. A bit pricey, but worth the money.

Tags: Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fun, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was decent. The service was not so great. Dirty plates and glasses

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Place was pretty happening for a late August weekday night. I thought everybody left the city, but evidently not. Food was great, especially the short ribs pasta special. Vibe was strong. Music was spot on and good time was had by all 5 of us.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The food was delicious. the salmon was cooked to perfection. Our desserts, key lime pie and chocolate cake were terrific. Service was very attentive.

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Lively neighborhood vibe and a vibrant bar scene. Solid bistro fare in a tightly edited, reasonably priced menu. Only downside is a frequently changing wine list Thant keeps diners and servers wondering what's in stock.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

This is my "go to" place for lunch. The food is very good-I have had the Quiche Lorraine a few times, my friend just had the seafood salad. The waiters are friendly and accommodating without being overbearing. There is no out door dining but the front is totally glassed in so you feel like you are outside.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

The food and service was excellent. The salmon was just the way I like it-rare. The key lime pie and chocolate mousse cake were delicious

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Consistently good. Food is always fresh and delicious. The staff makes my son and I feel welcome there very nice to children and bend over backwards to make you happy.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The restaurant is like a typical bistro, intimate, dimly lighted and tight. Service was very good. Food was decent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The restaurant is right on the corner of our apartment, so we have been there some times, but maybe this was the last one. We order 2 steak tartares which was not cut correctlty, they simply add a weird sauce on the top of the meat and it was a disaster. I couldnt eat mine! Definitely not our option anymore

Tags: Casual
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