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Cafe Tallulah

240 Columbus Ave. (W. 71st St.) Send to Phone
212-209-1055 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A French bistro with turn-of-the-century bohemian flavor.

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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Cafe Tallulah, New York, NY

Cafe Tallulah Restaurant Review

: Rustic French on the Upper West Side? Oui. Imagine a dimly lit bi-level space with low hanging filament lighting, a long zinc bar, cherry wood stools and tables, an intricately tiled floor and lots of exposed brick. Welcome to Café Tallulah, which has the feel of a turn-of-the-century Parisian bistro. There are touches of the sensual in the plush velvet and brocade trappings as well as an oversize photograph of a glamorous Brigitte Bardot looming larger than life. The effect is intimate, romantic and a touch clandestine. The menu consists of bistro and brasserie fare with unique renditions of traditional dishes here and there. Steak tartare is strictly classic, while the hamburger is made with Wagyu and enveloped by a soft brioche bun. Langoustine risotto, the flavor of which is emboldened with black truffle, is smooth, sweet and buttery. An inventive take on cheesecake with white port granita, Danish Gorgonzola, honey mousse, pistachio, pear and lavender is a sweet way to end the meal. An eclectic and comprehensive wine list, available at both the restaurant and lounge, pairs well with the menu.
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