Tallulah Chicago Bites Podcast #108

Tallulah is closed, but will reopen under a new concept

Fava beans and strawberries make the Alaskan halibut a standout dish at Tallulah.

Fava beans and strawberries make the Alaskan halibut a standout dish at Tallulah.

Tammy and I went to Tallulah, a new bistro in Lincoln Square, with high hopes. What we discovered there has a lot of potential. The food is creative, and we tasted hints of greatness. Listen in to hear more.

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 01:03 Simple, sleek, and upscale
01:04 – 03:25 Fois Gras is back! A taste of the forbidden fruit
03:26 – 04:43 Add lobster to anything and how could you go wrong?
04:44 – 09:10 A tight squeeze between tables, angling issues, and hallway seating
09:11 – 09:46 Wine recommendation
09:47 – 11:51 East-Meets-West Steak Frites a tad overcooked
11:52 – 12:48 Alaskan Halibut with strawberries, fava beans, and hidden meat
12:49 – 13:45 Portion sizes and meat eating
13:46 – 16:39 Dessert disappointment paired with hints of potential greatness overall
16:40 – 18:16 Ratings and sign-off

Tallulah
4539 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL

Bridget’s Tallulah Ratings:
Food Quality: 3/5
Value: 3/5
Service: 4/5
Ambiance: 3/5
Overall: 6/10

Tammy’s Tallulah Ratings:
Food Quality: 3/5
Value: 3/5
Service: 4/5
Ambiance: 2/5
Overall: 5/10

Average price per person: $65

The lobster deviled eggs are really good and really pink.

The lobster deviled eggs are really good and really pink.

  1. Erin @ The Skinny Gourmet left a comment on June 9, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Interesting. The food sounds cool, but I have to admit if Im shelling out $65 per person (which I cant exactly do all the time) I want to be a bit more excited. 5.5/10 average rating isnt all that hot. Well, sigh, thanks for saving me from potential disappointment.

  2. Tammy left a comment on June 10, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Erin,
    I’ve since been back, and I’d have to upwardly revise my opinion. I plan to give them another 6 months and see if they’ve found their groove.
    -Tammy

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