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11 Madison Ave., New York, NY, 10010
at 25th St.
Indian Mahal in Manhattan
By nacarac on 12/18/2002
Tabla's decor is omnious and the dishes all spread a rich fragrance across the room. This scene sits perfect for a date. The simple traditional dishes like dal are not as on key as the more experimental goan platters.
Thank God For Restaurant Week
By Victoire on 1/31/2003
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.
Fusion Does Not Always Work.
By samjones on 2/27/2003
I have the utmost respect for Danny Meyers and the way consistency you find in his places, but the food here just strikes out. It is not good Indian, not a succesful attempt to mix.
By Chicagurl on 3/21/2003
The food was good. As an appetizer I had the crab cake with an indian version of guacamole inside of a light baked shell. It had a nice blend of spices that created a taste that I had not experienced before. the desserts are amazing as well. this is definetly a very pricy place with most appetizers going for about $7-$16, entrees $24-$34 and desserts for $9. A place to celebrate a special occasion or to impress someone with you expensive taste.
Unlike any other New York experience
By rgarutti on 4/2/2003
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.
By crazymom on 4/3/2003
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!!
By Curlydiane on 4/3/2003
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.
By twilson on 4/3/2003
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!
By BerniceGramercy on 4/26/2003
We have dined at Tabla quite a few times and loved it until last night! There is barely a hint of an Indian influence anymore (except for menu descriptions.) The Risotto appetizer was great but the main course choices are no longer the imaginative and delicious items we used to enjoy. It consisted of the typical fish and meat dishes served at many 'designer' food places. My choice was Peking Duck (Indian?) - it was very fatty. We visit Meyer's restaurants frequently (love 11 Madison!) but doubt we'll return to Tabla.
Indian fusion food, exciting crowd
By huntleysf on 9/22/2003
This is more an India-theme restaurant than an Indian one, with hip riffs on Oriental flavors but no extremes in spicing. Fantastic setting both upstairs and down, outdoors in summer. An excited crowd paying pretty steep prices--nowhere else can you get Indian breads, tamarind margaritas, and a hip younger crowd all at the same time. A fave.
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