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Cafe Tallulah

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  • French, Cocktails
  • 240 Columbus Ave, New York NY10023 40.7767682 -73.9792852
  • (At W 71st St)
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  • (212) 209-1055
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User Ratings (Based on 27 reviews)

2.965
Food 2.7 Value 2.5
Service 3.0 Atmosphere 3.6

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 209-1055
Website:
www.cafetallulah.com
Notes:
Major Credit Cards Bar Hours Daily: 11am-2am
Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:30am-12am Sat: 11am-12am Sun: 10am-12am
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Prix Fixe, Romantic, Trendy, Pre/Post Theater, Raw Bar, Bar Scene, Online Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards

User Reviews

  • Cafe Tallulah

    Posted by Laura on 12/14/2014

    Perfect Parsian Atmosphere but Poor Food and Service

    Really wanted to love this place. Great space, lovely bar but the service! Waited 15 min for a server to even approach us about drinks! Never got the list of specials and waited for 30 minutes between courses. Server never checked in between to see if we were OK, needed anything, etc. The only saving grace was the tuna tartare: sublime. The soup was lousy, and the gnocchi: worse ever! Like leaden mini-knishes! Asked for some parmesan and got shaved swiss! Best bet just get a cocktail and perhaps the tuna tartare and the fries (which looked good) and go somewhere decent for dinner.

  • Cafe Tallulah

    Posted by Pamela on 04/15/2014

    ooo- la-la.....

    I hate french food. I love love love this place the food was spectacular! The soda was flat, and small. The greeters were cold. And owner didnt visit every table. Would have been nice to tell him how much we loved it. Oh yeah door in middle of dining room people were in and out someone should have people go to exit away from dining room had to wear my coat to eat. But great atmosphere, great bar area, hot waiters. Has so much potential.

  • Cafe Tallulah

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/10/2014

    Unfriendly

    The space is very attractive and the brunch was good. but the server was unsmiling and cold. Wen we left no one said "thanks for coming."There is a lot of potential here, but if they are not happy to see me, I don't need to go back.

  • Cafe Tallulah

    Posted by Bill Yards on 01/13/2014

    Look like a rock star

    Took a date here on a friends recommendation, and between the decoration, atmosphere, drink menu, and overall class, I am getting a second date for sure. Not intimidating at all, could show up in jeans or a tie and fit right in. Service as a little slow due to Friday night crowds but still well worth it. Do up your image guys!!

  • Cafe Tallulah

    Posted by Bob S on 01/04/2014

    Loved this place

    I went here with a few friends and we all enjoyed both the food and atmosphere. The servings were larger than expected and the food excellent. Both the atmosphere and decor were pleasing. The service was good and the prices reasonable. Definitely going back soon.

  • Cafe Tallulah

    Posted by Jill on 12/19/2013

    Gives French food a bad name

    I love French food so when I saw this "French" bistro that was the place I wanted to stop for lunch. Service was good, waiter was friendly, and the wine was good but it was down hill after that. They offer an omelet of the day which seems to imply that omelets are a favorite on their menu. Mine was hardly what I would call an omelet. The eggs were, I suspect, pre-cooked, they looked and tasted much like the ones you would get in a breakfast sandwich at a Subway. The eggs were lukewarm and seemed to be wrapped around a small slice of cheese and slice of ham. The cheese and ham were ice cold! No nice melty cheese here. Ham wasn't bad but both the eggs and cheese were tasteless. The frites were more like common french fries you would get at a dinner but perhaps less tasty. I'd say stop in for a glass of wine at the bar but stay well away from here if you are hungry and it's lunch or dinner time.

  • Cafe Tallulah

    Posted by Shirley W. on 12/06/2013

    Lucky you, UWS!

    My first time to Cafe Tallulah, my friend and I were thrilled to see that a favorite bartender from one of our Tribeca haunts was now uptown behind the bar! We had a fabulous glass of wine, something you can't always get in this town unless you buy a full bottle. We then each had one of the signature house drinks, both were delicious & strong. The bar was full, yet we didn't feel crowded. The decor is sexy, and the music wasn't too loud, so you can actually speak and be heard. I returned this past week with my son & his girlfriend for the prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner, this being the first time in 20 years not cooking for my family. I was pretty impressed. Everything we ate was excellent. Rich buttery pumpkin soup, enough turkey with all the trimmings that I couldn't finish, and killer flourless chocolate cake. The hostess, maitre d, as well as our waitress were all very sweet and attentive, not to mention good looking. (they also made a great cappucino, easier said than done in this town where everyone's a barista). Looking forward to going again soon for the Monday night $1 oysters, especially knowing there'll be a nice wine by the glass recommendation from the bartender. And then dinner.

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