Tallulah's

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578 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Tallulah's is a stylish and comfortable neighborhood cafe in North Capitol Hill. Our menu that is vegetable-driven without being vegetarian, with dishes focused on seasonality and simplicity.

We have a childrens menu available and a variety of gluten-free selections during both brunch and dinner. We also have a diverse selection of beer, wine, housemade sodas, Caffe Vita espresso, and inventive cocktails.

Our heated outdoor patio as weather permits.

Whether you are joining us for dinner and cocktails, brunch with friends, or just stopping in to grab a quick coffee and a pastry, we hope to make Tallulah’s your favorite neighborhood cafe.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed our dining experience. We ordered a main dish thinking it was going to be a warm dish, but it was cold. The restaurant let us order another dish instead. Good food, good ambiance, and great customer service!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service and beautiful location. We will certainly be back!

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Tallulah's is a great place for breakfast, happy hour, or family dinner.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

I frequent Tallulah’s at least once a month, as of late the service and food has gone down hill! This last visit, I ordered the fish special, Halibut with banana and avocado purée. While others ordered chicken and pork. The service was extremely slow. I couldn’t understand why it took so long to get fries and break out with our deviled eggs. Once the food arrived the fish was bland (salt wouldn’t help) and the purée only tasted of banana. Doesn’t a Halibut banana split sound good? Yeah, me either! The ticket was way over salted and under cooked. Although, not pink, it was very watery and chewy. I expressed by concern about the fish to my waiter as to why the fish was not eaten and much of the garnishing were still on the plate. The waiter did not give a single
care about my dissatisfaction with a $32 plate I did not eat. There was no mention of attempting to make it right with another dish. This was a very dissatisfying $150 meal.

I am sad to sad, but after the recent visits, especially the last one, I will no longer be visiting Tallulah’s. I refuse to had bad service AND a bad meal. I will sacrifice has service for a great meal, but not both!

MR
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Got there pretty early for Sunday Brunch. Not too crowded- but I had a reservation and could see as time went by it would get busier.
Nice atmosphere that was slightly upscale but comfortable. Food was good and a pitcher of mimosas was a great accompaniment :)

PD
Seattle
95 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

They do an excellent job of having vegan options on their menu. The food was delicious. It was very pleasant to sit on the patio. The waitstaff were friendly and helpful but could have been a little more attentive.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food!

SM
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Tallulah's has a great atmosphere and it's particularly amazing when the weather is nice - pretty expensive however.

JO
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The service and atmosphere was good but sadly the food was not. Order the seafood stew and and it barely had enough fish in it to fill up on. The chef may want to throw it over some spaghetti. The taste was also not very good. I think the prices are very high for the quality as well. Won't be back.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice to see vegetarian options! All we sampled were very yummy.

B
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely menu, delicious food. Great service
I would highly recommend this spot for brunch. The bloody Mary’s were nice and spicy and had a great kick. The eggs Benedict was absolutely delicious with crab.

SM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, ambiance and meal overall. My friend from out of town came to visit and I frantically was trying to think of a place to take her and Talullah’s fit the bill. Gives an accurate slice of Seattle a little removed from the bustle. Thanks for a great meal!

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Got to take my boyfriend and our friends there for the first time and they enjoyed it so much. Loved sharing my fav restaurant with my fav people!

U
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere, but the food just okay and kinda pricey. Two guests thought their steak (recommended by our Waiter) was "just okay;" they thought the corn dressing was odd. And per the recommendation of our host, 3 guests ordered the French Dip. It was a stingy sandwich, the meat to bread ratio was terrible. $16 for a baguette with fries? At least the fries were good.

SS
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

My husband and I were really excited to have a dinner date here, as it had good reviews for quality, vegetable-focused food and a cozy ambiance. I made reservations for our last night of vacation, and we walked to the restaurant from where we were staying in Capitol Hill. Unfortunately, it didn't meet our expectations.

I was planning on ordering the Market Fish, but when we arrived for our 7:45 p.m. reservation, it was already sold out. I was pretty bummed, as I had my heart set on it. The only other seafood entree was the Seafood Stew, so I ordered that. The seafood component was good, but the tomato sauce was super salty, which kind of ruined the dish for me. My husband ordered the Roasted Half Chicken and said his was really salty too (and he rarely complains!).

The service was okay. Our waitress seamed really busy (not her fault!), so she didn't have much time to chat with us about the menu. And our food came out almost too fast; we hardly had time to start on our cocktails before it arrived. Overall, the entire experience just felt impersonal and rushed.

We did appreciate the atmosphere: indoor/outdoor seating, candle light, plants, etc. But food and service wise, we felt like the restaurant was trying to be something that it's not. Overall, this was unfortunately our least-favorite meal in Seattle yet the most expensive. We left disappointed and wishing we had spent our time and money elsewhere.

MG
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Consistent quality, great location, healthy options with indoor/outdoor seating and always service with a smile.

L
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We had a great meal and particularly loved the burger--it was outstanding! Great selection of shared plates as well.

ML
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were a large party with multiple reservations and they were very kind to seat us close to each other and serve us at about the same time.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome neighborhood restaurant

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

I love Talullah's, def one of my fav brunch spots. I was disappointed that I made a 12 o'clock reservation, showed up 10 minutes early, was fine with waiting til 12 but wasn't seated until 1220. I don't see the point of making a reservation if walk ins are seated before us. Not to mention we were only informed when we had to approach the front twice. Everything else was amazing, just didn't appreciate the lack of promptness or service in the beginning.

a
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

It’s such a disgrace that beautiful places like this one for instance, have TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Can you guys believe I made a reservation for 9:30 am and like the decent person I am, I arrived ahead of time at 9:15.

The cheerless and rude hostess told us “WE HAD TO WAIT for 9:30”. The restaurant had more than 10 empty tables which one of course, was reserved for us but we
couldn’t sit before time? So stupid...

We finally got seated and the waitress came 5 minutes after.
Our server was nice, and unlike the hostess, made us feel a little more valued.

We ordered the proper breakfast and the half lemon ricotta pancake.

The server came a few minutes later and told us there were no half pancakes because THE CHEF WASN’T THERE?
Really? How is the chef not present on a Sunday. Anyways, she told us we could get the full pancake which made no sense. Anyways, we got the full pancake which was average. I went there because the pancake looked really good in pictures, but it’s not worth the hype.

I would have left the restaurant since the beggining, but it was my boyfriend’s birthday and I did not want to ruin it.

Honestly, I wouldn’t recommend it and if I lived in Seattle, I would NEVER go back.

GET ANOTHER HOSTESS.

OT
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent menu and food

GM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Tallulah’s! I usually come for brunch, but this last time I took my visiting family for dinner. My picky parents and vegetarian sister loved it. Cute cocktails, great wine list, a big burger and plenty of meat options for dad, seafood special for mom, and so many yummy veggies for sis. As always, wonderful service and pretty dining room. We made a reservation for Saturday at 5:30 and didn’t need it, plenty of space available with no wait.

F
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

It's just an average restaurant. Too noisy inside and bees and flies outside. French fries are good. But the rest of my food was not great. Service is just average.

DP
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a pretty restaurant and delicious food. must have the cauliflower and salmon! both are amazing! geat visit while I was in town.

CF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great happy hour. Beautiful patio seating. Loved everything we got. Cocktails are creative and service was quick.

e
Miami
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Service was friendly but unbelievably slow, seeming like the restaurant was understaffed. I liked the atmosphere and wasn’t in a rush, but my party could tell we had repeatedly fallen through the cracks. The food was fine; not remarkable, but not bad either.

DM
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The coffee was tepid, the food lukewarm and bland, and the service indifferent (but for the person who sat us). One of our four drinks (coffee, OJs, water) was forgotten, and one of the two tables pushed together for our party was wobbly. It's a nice space, but beyond that there isn't much good about it.

I
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

This is a beautiful location, with a lovely atmosphere and design. Would be a perfect place to have a happy hour drink on a warm day. The food is subpar. Went for brunch, the cinnamon rolls were stale, our food was not very warm, potatoes were sad and undercooked. It’s really too bad because everything sounds good, and it’s mid to higher price wise, but really not different enough from what you’d get at a Marriott inn buffet. Also you have to ask for butter with your toast, not a huge deal, but kind of ridiculous considering the price. I truly wish I had more good things to say, it’s a lovely space and a great patio. If only the food were better!

MM
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food as well. We felt very taken care of. The space is also very cool!

t
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Dinner for my wife and
me.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Way over priced

LM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Waited 45 mins for our order. Completely neglected by the server. I had to ask where the food was and it was miraculously ready that second. Clearly had been sitting by the congealed eggs. Had to ask for a coffee refill. Other seemed to be taken care of. So it was just an unlucky table. The staff didn’t seem to want to acknowledge how badly our service was so we were then ignored until the bill came. Many great places with consistent good food and consistent good service in Seattle. This is not one of them. One bright spot...the blueberry scones were delicious.

R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

we always enjoy our interactions with the people of Tallulahs, another great get together with friends, thanks!

BM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it. Excellent menu. Live music. Beautiful scene.

KL
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Tallulah's will always be my favorite place to go for brunch in Seattle, and it's where I always tell my friends and family to go as well (Portland local here). Everything on the menu is incredible, and I swear they put something in the bread here because I can't stop with it. However, on this last visit, the service staff was clearly struggling. I've always been of the opinion that the customer should never know about the behind-the-scenes struggles of the service staff, but our waitress avoided our table for about 30 whole minutes before I waved a host over to tell her I was ready to order drinks and food. When she finally did come over, she explained that she "didn't see us" and "didn't know we were her table." Neither of those are really my problem, I just wanted a bloody mary and breakfast, you know? I saw a 4-top near us have their drinks forgotten, and the wrong food got dropped at the table next to us.... But once I finally got to order and the food made it safely in front of me, it was game over. I'll forgive any service disaster because of that bread. And to be fair, we did get our Avocado Toast for free, which was kind of them given everything that happened.

PS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I took my friend here for brunch on a Sunday about noon. They have basically a "healthy" sort of menu, lots of options, vegan, gluten free, but also a traditional bacon and egg breakfast, so very good for a variety of eaters. They also have sandwiches and salads. It was a nice day and they have a spacious outdoor patio in a nice Capital Hill neighborhood. We ate outside. Inside was very noisy. Our server was very sweet, but service was pretty slow. I asked for a cappuccino extra hot and it was just barely hot but I was also offered a refill of regular coffee so that was nice. My friend's avocado toast was delicious and a generous serving. The portions are all generous. Overall I enjoyed the restaurant and food and would go again and try some other dishes.

CS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The setting is lovely -- we ate on the patio -- and the service was good. However, the menu is limited, and our waiter informed me that the kitchen was out of the dish that I had planned to order. I had something else and it was OK but not really what I wanted. It was an expensive dinner ($106, with tip, for two, including wine, an appetizer, and salad); to not get the entree I was hoping for was disappointing and a bit of a waste as the leftovers went unused. I probably wouldn't go for dinner again. Brunch, maybe, or a drink, yes.

M
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There were five of us and we all enjoyed what we ordered. My wife and I shared an order of the halibut special -- cooked just right, with a very tasty sauce.

HH
Denver
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about our experience was great. Especially loved the half priced bottle of wine - made the meal a great value.

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