Truffles

4.3
109 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Dining Room Open.

Please Call 812-330-1111 to place orders for CURBSIDE and DELIVERY food service. We are also offering carry out wine and spirits at competitively LOWER PRICES than grocery and package stores!

Truffles Restaurant is a fine dining establishment in Bloomington, Indiana serving Modern American cuisine. Guests can look forward to a menu featuring a variety of creative dishes prepared by Executive Chef Robert Adkins and his talented staff; as well as an eclectic offering of specials that change nightly. Truffles is well known for its impressive wine list that is as diverse as it is extensive. The 56 Degree Bar is another notable feature showcasing a lavish selection of spirits and innovative specialty libations. Other offerings include handmade desserts that rotate regularly and periodic wine tasting events. Whether guests are seeking a formal or casual dining experience, a friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff is here to accommodate!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Join us on Thursday, December 31 for a special 4 course prix fixe menu created by Chef Robert Adkins. Seating is limited. Admission is $80 Per Person, Plus Tax & Gratuity.

What 109 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Homecoming! Lovely evening but not told about set menu in advance. And service was very slow because of that. But server was delightful. Exposed cord and a few unsightly things in our area but otherwise a great place!

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DebS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful meal while visiting our niece at IU. Highly recommend! The food and service was excellent!

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LadiesofLondon
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

There was a set menu that we weren’t aware of. Super noisy. Great service. Filet was very fatty. All other food was delicious.

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Jules
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great high end quality. Good drink options.

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BrianF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From making our reservation through receiving our bill….the staff was very attentive to detail. It was not over the top, however comfortable in terms of service. Very local vibe and great food. Our server and bartender were great! Thank you for a great anniversary evening.

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RoniG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such excellent service and Since we were celebrating a Birthday they went above and beyond to prepare a beautiful setting. The food was wonderful .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great expiriance

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent petite filet prepared as ordered. No fat. Delicious dinner and lovely evening

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TerryR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was surprised with outside look but inside was awesome

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luv2flute
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very disappointed. My neighbors have been raving about Truffles since we moved in a year and a half ago so we decided to try it out. My husband got the steak special but there was so much fat on the steak that the serving was literally half the size of what was served. My chicken and pasta dish was bland and the chicken was quite dry. I only ate half and did not box the rest. It took three tries for our server to get my drink right, and it took more than 45 minutes for our food to come out after we finished our appetizer (carrot soup, which was the best part of the meal). We will not be back.

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Alexandriafoodlover
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We could not have asked for better quality food. The steak was perfectly done and the salmon was absolutely exquisite. Bit of a crispy crunch to the outside and flaky on the inside. Well seasoned. Just perfectly done. We will definitely be back.

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JerryS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Like other reviews I read, I was a little apprehensive at the strip mall location but as soon as we entered it was like a different world. We were a party of six and we all agree this was a spectacular restaurant. Cocktails were very good. All of our entrees were ridiculously delicious. Between the six of us we had the filet, the strip steak special, the duck, the chicken and the veggie pasta. Every dish was top drawer! They have a very respectable wine list too!

Service was a little spotty but we chalked that up to the employee shortages plaguing our country.

If you are looking for a fine dining menu this is the place to go.

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TomS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was Brent and he was very knowledgeable and excellent. The warm goat cheese appetizer was alittle slow getting to the table maybe 35 minutes but remaining courses were brought out to the table well timed. This was our first time coming to Truffles and will be back when we visit IU/Bloomington again.

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vipGagme
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I did not know that it was a fixed price menu only. $60.00 per person. We should have been told or placed on the website at Opentable.

The shrimp cocktail looked and tasted like it came from a $9.95 tray from the Kroger next door. I ordered key lime pie for dessert. The dessert was lime green in color. Anybody who knows anything about key limes knows it is a yellowish green color. The pie was tasteless. It too looked and tasted like it came from the dessert shelf from Kroger.

I suggest proceed with caution .

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ErinS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We booked this restaurant for Parents weekend. I looked at the menu ahead of time and it looked like there was a lot of variety and prices were reasonable. When we got there they were only offering a 4 course pre-fix menu for $60 pp. because it was game day/parents weekend. I understand they want to bring in extra money but I was taken aback at the price. We were five people. It was very expensive and way more food than we wanted. Of course there was no place else to go so we stayed. THe food was fair, quality definitely not matching the price. The staff worked hard - no complaints there.

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vipDanab
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dined for parents weekend and they had a special limited tasting menu for $60. First course salad. Second course shrimp cocktail with four small shrimp I had the filet which was small and probably from Mariano’s. It was thin. Veggie were two pieces of broccoli Key lime pie was not limey. Not impressed

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vipetr4
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice servers. All our food items were great.

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SarahS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

It took over 1.5 hours to get our food with very few patrons in the restaurant. While the food was good, I don't think I will be going back.

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Whitney
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. It was fresh, well prepared, and offered generous portions. The building was not quite what I expected for upscale dining, as it is located in a plaza with a Kroger and some other establishments. However, the food and service was excellent. The server informed us at the beginning of the meal that they were short staffed but if we needed anything at all to just let him know. Even with the staff shortage, our server was attentive and the food came out wonderfully. It was a very nice meal for folks visiting from out of town.

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DennyS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!
Mark runs the best place in Bloomington. Highly recommend it!

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Pajrober
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with an outstanding wine selection. Have Mark assist with your wine choice.

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vipBrianT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and service. We both ordered beef dishes (beef tenderloin with fettuccini alfredo and NY strip steak ) and both were excellent. It was nice and quiet to be able to have a conversation and spread out enough to feel safe.

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vipArtN
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The waitress was very nice and apologized for a number of delays and screw ups by the kitchen. The food is very good but it’s very high priced for a place in a strip mall of Bloomington.

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Shannon
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu, everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Fixed priced, 4-course was only option given. Fried Chicken second course “special” was terrible—sentiment confirmed by another party we saw at the restaurant at the same time. Everything else was ok, but certainly not worth the base price of $50+/person. Service was haphazard at best with attentiveness of water refiller being the highlight. Located in a nondescript shopping center. Our party of 3 left with me apologizing for the experience and insisting that I had checked prior reviews before making the reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We were very surprised that we had to do their pre fix 4 course menu. Also we were initially provided only 1 menu. I had to ask 2 x fir an additional 2 Menzies. We were a party of 3.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Great server and Mark the owner was warm and welcoming! Thank you!!

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Pseunomi
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was delicious, but the key lime beignets were PHENOMENAL! Honestly, what a wonderful find. My husband and I came here for a date night, and we had a wonderful time. Our waitress was also super sweet; when our entrees took longer than expected to come out, she did everything she could to still make sure we were taken care of and gave us regular updates. And then, the food was worth the wait!
Absolutely plan to come here again for special occasions, as the food and general atmosphere were just fabulous.

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brents
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was excellent, sort of expensive. it's a big open room with a bar at one end, so not intimately quiet, sort of moderate noise. If you like wine, it appears that they have an excellent selection and lots of variety.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We were so disappointed. We had some starters but they were really bad: too salty and disgusting. That’s why we didn’t have any main dish, and left the restaurant. It’s really expensive when considering the quality. I will never go this place again. The website and rating on the internet are faking it’s true quality. I don’t recommend this place.

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SusanL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The place was quiet not noisy. Refreshing, food was freshly prepared and brought to the table. The food was delicious along with great presentation. We plan to back again.

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AnnaK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very informative and gave additional information regarding wine pairings and purchases. The food was timely and very good.

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BloomingtonPointe
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have never been disappointed when coming to Truffles. Service is always attentive. Food preparation is innovative and quality is excellent. You pay a price for this, but it is not out of line for a restaurant of this quality. If you are not from Bloomington you might overlook this place as it is unassumingly located in a strip mall which does not reveal the cozy and intimate atmosphere greeting you when you walk in the door. We primarily dine at Truffles on special occasions or when entertaining out of town guests. We do occasionally stop by for cocktails and an appetizer or small plate in their bar area 56 Degrees. On a cautionary note at this time they do advertise outdoor seating, but as far as we know this consists of line of tables along the narrow raised walkway overlooking the very busy parking lot. Quite different than the atmosphere you will find inside. One last comment, we find their wine list extensive and interesting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Truffles. We had a great evening. Food was amazing from start to finish. Great wine selections. We will definitely be back!

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CarolS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We had the Dover sole whic was very expensive. It was served whole which meant having to deal with a lot of bones. And it was quite oily - too much butter

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foodexplorer
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance & food. Quiet enough to talk to friends.

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Wolf
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good and tasty. My wife and I both had the duck breast which was beautifully prepared. The calamari was nothing out of the usual, but tasty. Our server was very attentive, and helpful. Wine list is extensive but expensive. Overall the d bill added up to more than expected. Very quiet atmosphere, tables far apart and nicely set, with white tale clothes etc.

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LyricB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Perfect food. Great drinks. Friendly owner. Wonderful experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Upon arrival, the owner enthusiastically greeted us at the door; he has a very friendly, affable, and engaging personality.

The serving staff was super attentive.

On the drink menu, our party particularly enjoyed the “Strawberry Sweetheart” cocktail. It was DELICIOUS! Truly a creative and refreshing blend of flavors - a perfect Spring and Summer cocktail!! Bravo Truffles!!

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vipDonnaM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

They really failed for graduation weekend. It was a fixed priced, four course menu. Not one dish served to our table was above average and some were not edible. We felt cheated and so did the family next to us. Truffles charges fine dining prices but cannot serve food that is more than Costco quality.

FAQs

Truffles offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (812) 330-1111.

Truffles is rated 4.3 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.