Had lunch with dad and sister yesterday upstairs at Tabla. Great meal, fantastic service for the most part.
We had a 12:30 reservation but got there earlier and was seated after a 5 minute wait (no one was there, so I don't know why it took so long to seat us). The woman that brought us to our table was very knowledeable about the actual place. My father was taken aback by the very nice wood floors and inquired about them. Apparently the floor was originally a ceiling. More to that story but let's cut to the chow.
Goan Crab Cakes (papadum, Goan Guacamole and Tamarind Chutney). I could have eaten 4 of these. It was delicious. A must try.
Dad and Sis both ordered the soup which currently escapes me. I tried some and found it very good.
I couldn't stay for desserts, but my sister had the Warm Chocolate Tart with Passion Fruit Caramel (and spiced rum ice cream - sounds delish, and apparently it was). Dad had something too but I don't remember what he said.
For an entree, I had something off of the Chef's tasting menu, which I ordered stand alone. Can't remember the entire name, but essentially it was a chicken sausage...nothing like the description but very good. Had I known, I might have ordered something else, but the dish was great nonetheless. My sister had the stuffed onion dish (nice, sweet vidalia with a great filling of vegetables) which she enjoyed. My dad had the soft shell crabs and loved every bit of them. The service around the meals was excellent...even better than the last time I was here for dinner about a year ago. Waitstaff was more than pleasant and really knew her menu (clearly better than me today). This sealed the deal for me...I will be back again soon.