Went to Tallula on Friday night and we were pretty disappointed. There were 6 of us and we ordered 6 items from their small bites menu. Which, could have fed a bird. To give you an idea, we ordered a corn fritter which was like $2.50 and was the size of a small hush puppy. Then we ended up getting our entrees which were pretty expensive, and the portions were so SMALL it became a joke of the night. I had the crabcake appetizer which was $13 and the salad with fried cheese that was $8. The greens were drenched in dressing and the whole salad was a probably the size of a tennis ball. One of my friends got the ricotta gnocchi and she had like 6 of them and it was like $15.
The waiter was pretty rude until the check came at which point he was so nice to us and said sorry for the wait, etc. At one point, the manager came over to our table and took our plates and never said 'hi' or 'how was your dinner' or 'welcome to Tallula.'
I know that restaurants take a while to start up and work things out, but overall the concept seems a little flawed and definitely WAY overpriced for what it is. I just expected more from the Evening Star people. The two bar areas were pretty nice though. Especially the back smoking bar.
We ended up going to Cosi afterwards for pizza and dessert as we were all so hungry still and it was over $30/person.
I'd be interested to hear anyone else's experiences.