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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.

31 S Prospect
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
REGULAR HOURS:
Closed Mondays
Tuesday - Saturday: Bar opens at 4:30PM, kitchen at 5:00PM
Sundays: Bar and Kitchen open at 4:00PM

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 908-7295

Website:
http://www.talleyskitchenbar.com/

Public Transit:
One block south of the Clarendon Hills Metra train station.

Executive Chef:
Krista Talley

Additional:
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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (17)
Casual (15)
Good for a Date (13)
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Cozy (12)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Live Music (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Authentic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Appreciate The reasonable corkage fee. Certainly a big plus.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Nice place. Good food. Good drinks. Casual. This needs to be 50 characters. Don't know what else to type.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 26, 2017

The food is outstanding but the last 2 times I've been there, the wait staff has been very rude about closing up by 9. They turn on the lights bright to make sure we understand they want to get out of there.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We all enjoyed the entrees - no surprise; we've been there a number of times. Try the meatloaf! It's yummy.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Everything was great. Especially loved the buffalo shrimp.

Tags: Quick Bite, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 13, 2017

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Fun birthday dinner, excellent service and everyone loved their meals. So glad to have Talley's in our village.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 2, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 26, 2017

We've been there before. It's a sure bet that nothing out of the ordinary will happen, i.e. good food, good service, able to converse, etc.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Service was exceptional despite a solid crowd; food was great and cooked to perfection. Great stout from Solemn Oath Brewing in Naperville.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Had a wonderful dining experience at Talley's. Cozy yet lively atmosphere and delicious food. Had the steak and fries and thought it was outstanding. Great neighborhood restaurant but also worth the drive for out-of-towners.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Enjoyed the service and selection. Lots of diners, singer, more than satisfied with wine sekections, salmon and gnocchi entrees. Really enjoyed baked goat cheese appetizer.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Great atmosphere and fun appetizers (crunchy green beans!)..the wine selection was good and the server was prompt and funny!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2017

We introduced new friends to Talleys, one of our all-time favorite "go to" restaurants. It never disappoints as far as service, good food, and value. And our friends always wind up taking their other friends there as well!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Excellent. Could not think of a better place to go to.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Great service and great creative food!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 7, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Great food and service. Two things I don't care for is how tightly packed the room is and you can really feel the cold come in when the door opens. Kinda a bummer and watch what you talk about because you can hear everyone by you.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Late-night Find, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Love the atmosphere and get that "going local" is important in choosing food and drink but the beer is a bit too eclectic. Would be great to add a couple mainstream items (Fat Tire, Lagunitas, Deschutes, Blue Moon etc. or even more mainstream).

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2016

The short rib grilled cheese sandwich was FABULOUS.. it's always FABULOUS!!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 20, 2016

First visit and was impressed. Will definitely go back soon.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Great Beer, Business Meals, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Good food, good service, nice crowd. We haven't had bad experience here.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 9, 2016

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2016

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Our waitress, Jennifer, was great! Very personable and friendly. Food is always good!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2016

Just good food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2016

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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