Midwest Living Review
Tally's Silver Spoon is a little deceiving. It doesn't stand out or have an inviting main-drag storefront. And it has gone from serving just diner fare to fine dining. You can still enjoy its trademark and affordable comfort foods, such as blueberry pancakes and homemade soups, before 5 p.m., but evening is for elegance. Not all the dinner items made sense without explanation. We didn't know what Waygu sirloin meant or what Himachi Nobu was. (It's supposedly a black bean pudding, served here with wilted greens, golden beet chips, soy cream and wasabi roe.) For dinner, we started with a soup of the night: bison Marsala primavera, which was smooth, slightly sweet yet beefy (or bison-y?), and utterly delicious. For the main course, we went for black truffled chicken: moist, well-seasoned and accompanied by roasted onions, golden beets, carrots and zucchini. The meal also had a little cup of killer mac and cheese. We also sampled the Blue Pig chops and the venison, which were both great. If the budget is tight, you can still order sandwiches. There was one called Donald and Porky: shaved ham and foie gras with onions, pickles and Swiss cheese on a toasted bun; about $13. Breakfast ($3.50-$11.50) is served until 2 p.m., while lunch ($6-$10) is available 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. After 5, fine dining kicks in; entrees run $22-$39. The dinner menu changes seasonally.