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Tabla

11 Madison Ave., New York, NY, 10010
at 25th St.
212-889-0667

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 9
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

65% would go back.

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Excellent! Best In The City!

By evand on 12/20/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went to Tabla for the first time for a late lunch in June, right after my high school graduation. We sat upstairs and it is one of the most beautiful ineriors at a restaurant I have seen (and I've traveled all over the USA, Canada and Mexico, as well as to Japan and Great Britain). The food was sublime! The crab cake was the best I have ever eaten! I will certainly try to go again before it closes!

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55 out of 105 people found this review helpful.

Service (almost) outshone the food

By jesslyn04 on 5/2/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

As somebody who is easy to please but difficult to blow away, I can say I was definitely blown away. Were it only for the food (I had a delicious soup of morels, fava beans and ramps, spiced with too many indian spices for me to name that paired perfectly the with Montlouis Sur Loire that I was drinking, spring lamb two ways that was perfectly cooked, and a suprising yogurt and cardamom cheesecake), I would have given this restaurant 8s and 9s. But the service really elevated things to another level. Not only was our server incredibly knowledgeable and flawless, so was our bus boy, food runner and hostess. The food runner could cite multiple names for the exotic ingredients, helping us understand what they were. The bus boy, while folding a bathroom bound diner's napkin, engaged us in conversation. They were clearly a cohesive team and the service was delightful while not overbearing. I would definitely return to Tabla again, and again, and again.

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111 out of 222 people found this review helpful.

It Rocked!

By twilson on 4/3/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

It Rocked! Take great food, awesome service, amazing hospitality and throw it all into a blender and that's what we got at Tabla on our last visit. We'll definitely be back soon!

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196 out of 374 people found this review helpful.

Great

By Curlydiane on 4/3/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Had a most enjoyable time whether being their for a business or social diner the quality and quanity of every meal was great. Having had diners at other Indian resturants the surrounds,staff and most of all the food is far better at Tabla's.

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208 out of 442 people found this review helpful.

Amazing!

By crazymom on 4/3/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

This restaurant is one of the best in the city...The food and service are outstanding. The atmosphere is buzzing and alive. We had a wonderful time and recommend the crab cakes - they were simply delicious!!

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212 out of 402 people found this review helpful.

Unlike any other New York experience

By rgarutti on 4/2/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

There are few restaurants that are as sensual and creative as Tabla while still providing a high level of excellence. THe food is always right on, service is sincere and well informed and the place is beautiful. What more could you want from a new York culinary experience! Don't miss this one.

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166 out of 347 people found this review helpful.

Thank God For Restaurant Week

By Victoire on 1/31/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

All I can say is thank God for restaurant week. That is the reason I got to go to Tabla restaurant where I experienced the best in terms of everything - food, service and decor. Not only was my mouth squealing with delight with the myriad of tastes, but the staff was absolutely accommodating and pleasant. Could I afford it at another time? Perhaps not, but would definitely go back for a special occasion.

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183 out of 408 people found this review helpful.

Always a pleasure!

By nikkibee on 3/6/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Whether I do drinks outside in the summer, the Bread Bar at lunch or dinner upstairs, Tabla never disappoints. The staff is friendly and helpful, the drinks are delicious and the menu is always a treat. And I think their naan is some of the best in the city. The last time I went was for a late Valentine's Day dinner: they gave me a box of really yummy chocolates at the end of the meal!

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100 out of 206 people found this review helpful.

Elegant Indian

By martin_chamois on 10/9/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Tabla provides an elegant and serene envirnonment to enjoy an international meal with Indian spices used to perfection. While not a true Indian restaurant, Tabla presents a meal flavored with the best of Indian preparation and spices. The room is elegant and serene. The service is outstanding. The lunch prix fixed menus are a great value.

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261 out of 563 people found this review helpful.

Very, Very Interesting Food

By Pirospaprika on 12/22/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food in Tabla is very interesting it is sort of a mix of American and Indian. Worth the price.

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427 out of 908 people found this review helpful.

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