About Talley's Kitchen and Bar
Talley's Kitchen + Bar is the perfect place to bring a date, enjoy cocktails and wine with friends, or come with your entire family and taste bold flavors while creating memories. Our cuisine is a very approachable New-American cuisine. We pride ourselves on providing the freshest ingredients and creating food you will crave.
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: Bar opens at 4:30PM, kitchen at 5:00PM
Sundays: Bar and Kitchen open at 4:00PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
One block south of the Clarendon Hills Metra train station.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Talley's Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews
The service was horrible. My husband ordered a drink and never came. We saw our server once when we ordered an appetizer. we were still waiting to place an entree order and awaiting our drinks, when we decided this was a waste. We paid for our app and left. Again, seeing our waiter once in about 30 min. He Never checked to see how the app was , if we needed anything, etc. The food smelled good and the appetizer was good, but would not recommend based on the service.
Five of our group of six had the Tuesday steak and frites special - clean plates all around! Well prepared, simple, nice cut of beef. Not too much. The seafood dish was large scallops on a bed of risotto - elegantly plated and well prepared. Would dine at Talley's again tomorrow! Nice blend of all age groups and some young families. Casual, an energetic volume but easy to chat.
I wanted to like this place and some things I did. But my husband ordered the filet medium rare and it was way overcooked. I don't know if it was the kitchen or the server put in the order as medium well. He didn't want to say anything because he didn't want to send it back (I wanted them to be aware for future). But I think if you can't cook a filet something needs fixing. The filet was thick so to have no pink whatsoever even in the very center, then it was neglected in a warmer or seriously overcooked, neither are acceptable. I had the trout which was good.
Talley's Kitchen is a neighborhood gem. A great alternative to Naperville's crowded downtown, Clarendon Hills is compact and cozy with easy parking. The casual, lively restaurant was hopping at 8pm on a Sat night, with a good mix of young families, dates, and large groups. The food was very good; I enjoyed my spicy chicken pasta dish, and my date liked the meatloaf. Service and ambiance were great. But the highlight for me was the glass of sparkling wine I ordered; a New Mexican Brut from the Gruet Winery in Albuquerque. It's perfectly crisp and tart and dry and bubbly, and may be the best champagne I've ever tasted. Thanks for introducing me to it.
Our first time here, and the food was delicious and a great price value! However, it is very noisy and hard for my wife and I to chat unless we yelled. Also, I think they need more wait staff -- the service, though carefully done, was slow. Our meal, nothing fancy, took almost 2 hours. Any place can have a misstep on occasion, and this one is definitely worth another try. We were there at 6:15 on a Thursday. We will try an hour earlier on a weeknight next time and hope for faster service and easier conversation. The wine list is very good, by the way!
Been a while since we've been there for an early Saturday night dinner (~6:30). Last time was pretty much a bad experience (service & food). This time totally different - good & good. Cocktails were simple (a gin and a manhattan) but prompt and well poured/mixed. Appetizers: Pork Wings generous size, good flavor but just a little heavy on sauce (Ginger BBQ); Green Bean appetizer could not have been better - crispy on the outside, snap-fresh inside; Gnocchi were 3.5/5.0 but could have been 5.0 if only the garlic was just a little lighter and some of the gnocchi were not burnt. Service was great! Busy room but still managed a friendly, attentive waitress ... and LAST but certainly not least ... owner was ever present, running food, chatting up the diners, making it very known that she cared that the service went smoothly and we were all very welcome! Made you glad you chose this restaurant.
This was our first visit to Talley's Kitchen and won't be our last! Our menu choices were cooked to perfection. The scallops over risotto were tender and flavorful. Our server, Mandy made great recommendations for entrees and she knows her wine pairings. We had a great time, great food and the homemade ice cream was a delicious finish!
First time there. We waited awhile to be waited on and to get drinks even though it wasn't even half full. After that, service was more attentive. Everything from cocktails, wine, appetizers, dinner and dessert was good. It wasn't very noisy, so we could have easy conversation, but again, it wasn't crowded. I would go back.
We have dined at Talley's since it opened and have always had a delicious, hot outstanding meal. They do change their menu from time to time which offer new fare for someone who goes there regularly.
The servers are always attentive, courteous, and truly enjoy what they do. They are very expressive when talking about the specials, or just to ask how something is prepared. Cocktails are always done to perfection. A great place to dine....
Four of us visited Talleys on a quiet Thursday night. Our food was delicious; the tomato and mozzarella flat bread was flavorful and had just the right amount of cheese! Homemade meatloaf over mashed potatoes was the perfect comfort food for a chilly evening. My only complaint was that the waitress interrupted us four times to try and take our order in a ten minute span. We felt completely rushed that we were not allowed to enjoy our cocktails.
Four of us went for dinner and loved everything about Talleys. Super easy to park in sleepy little Clarendon Hills. I had the Talley's Lemonade/Tea special cocktail and it was truly delicious. We split the fried green beans, also good. I ordered the short ribs and they were excellent too. The four of us split the Croissant Bread Pudding, and it was sinfully good. Can't wait to go back!
6:00 pm on a Wednesday night, the place is almost empty and the hostess seats my wife and me at one of those tables along the wall that has the continuous bench. She puts us right next to the only other occupied table in the restaurant. She did this to us once before and because we complained at that time we got a decent table. We don't go out to dinner to fight and didn't feel like complaining tonight so we took the table. The three women seated next to us did what women do, yak yak yak all through dinner. Perfectly fine for them, but why place us there when the joint is deserted? Now when we were seated we did not know that this would be a dead night and thought maybe they would need all the tables for four, but guess what, the hostess knew there was no one coming. So why not space the seating so everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable evening? This was neither. In addition I ordered "The Prospect" as a before dinner cocktail. Like a watered down fruit juice. This from a place that has the word "bar" in their name. What a joke. We live nearby and have dined here a number of times, yet still try to give this place the benefit of the doubt. No more. We won't be back. Note to Talley's owner - do yourself a favor and train your hostess. And make a drink that at least is comparable to the other restaurants in the area.
Four of us visited Talley's, including 2 vegetarians. Veggie selections were not numerous but the roasted veggie entrée with risotto was a good option and very tasty. We shared a pesto fritter appetizer which all enjoyed. Service was friendly and prompt. We were there early for dinner on a Sat. before going to a concert so it was quiet (one of our party is hearing-impaired- that is always a plus), until two families came in with very young children, two of whom cried loudly as little ones often will. While the ambience does not speak "family", with so few restaurants in Clarendon Hills it may be the neighborhood "spot" . . . ? We shared a croissant bread pudding for dessert, which was heavenly. Good bread pudding is hard to find. That, and the few other veggie options on the menu, will bring us back.
Perfect date night. Intimate dining experience, the food was great. Enjoyed the pork wing appetizer. It had the perfect level of heat and sweet. The grilled cheese short rib sandwich rocked, and there were plenty of great choices for wine by the glass. Add in a talented guitarist singing alt rock and it was an awesome experience.
A very cozy and relaxing atmosphere. Jeff was our server, everything he recommended was wonderful. This was a first time visit for my husband and myself, we enjoyed the food, buffalo shrimp was amazing, the pork chop delicious and the cheesecake dessert was so tasty. We loved the ambiance!!! Great find!!
This was an early New Year's Eve dinner for us -- did the rest of the celebrating elsewhere. We lucked into the live music towards the end of the meal. Christine? I think her name was... she was great - guitar and vocals. Nothing too loud, and great selections for our liking.
The food was excellent. We have been to Talley's at least twice before, at least 6 months or more ago, and it has always been good, but this evening the scallops and filet we ordered were finished to perfection. The appetizer -- risotto fritters -- was also executed perfectly -- light breading, just enough bite to the risotto...
We'll go back on Saturday nights more regularly for the live music, and to try out some other menu items.
It was cold and drafty where they sat us. We were cold and our feet were almost numb by the time we left. My porkchop was served rare and cold in the middle. Sent it back. We shared my wife's meal. Got my meal back after 15 minutes when we were done eating. The owner said they would cover my meal, but she forgot to tell the waitress and the bill showed everything. The owner then took the bill and she covered both meals. We won't be back any time soon.
Nice little spot in downtown Clarendon Hills. What we ate was good. Interesting that they have plates on table for bread or bread items but never give you anything. Pretty much ala carte. Noticed this visit that the portions were smaller but still tasty. Small but interesting menu
This is DEFINITELY a neighborhood gem. The owner knows so many of the customers by name. I can only assume that is because they are repeat customers and I know why. This was our first time here and we will definitely be back. The food was delicious and the ambience was really special.
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