Hello Tallulah, you’re quite Devine!
In need of a spot for date night or girl’s night, but tired of all the typical Columbia classics? Look no further than Devine Street’s newest establishment: Tallulah.
Chef Russell Jones has combined his Southern roots and French training to create a contemporary American menu and upscale dining experience unlike any other restaurant in our city. Named in honor of his great-great grandmother, Chef Jones offers guests an array of small plates that represent the four diverse regions of South Carolina. Those regions help categorize the menu: the Lowcountry—which are seafood based dishes, the Sandhills—which are your typical meats and grains, the Piedmont— which are locally sourced vegetables, and the Appalachia—which are methods of preservation (think: cheeses, pickles, etc).
Aside from food and cocktail menus that will constantly change with the season, Chef Jones is also really proud of where he sources his ingredients. He gets lots of the produce he uses from the local urban farm, City Roots. And he prefers fresh meat from a ranch down in South Texas that allows the animals to roam freely, the way they would in the wild, before they are hunted for consumption—a sustainable way to keep livestock that was introduced in India.
Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday from 11am-2:30 pm. A mid-day “bar snacks” menu is offered Tuesday through Friday from 2:30pm to 5pm, and dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. Bar snacks are then available again from 10pm to 11pm, Tuesday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
I highly recommend starting with the fried oysters, and Chef Jones highly recommends ending with the sticky toffee pudding and carrot cake! You really can’t go wrong with what you choose to order in between!