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Tabla

#149 of 3,682 Restaurants in Portland
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200 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232 (Davis)
(503) 238-3777
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gourmet Italian Dinner

We ate at Tabla as part of Portland's Dining Month - a 3-course dinner for $29. Tabla was a great choice for this promotion. For the appetizer we enjoyed the crepe with goat cheese, arichoke, chili and mint...a wonderful combination of flavors. For the pasta my wife ordered the Linguine with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
ctomac
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We ate at Tabla as part of Portland's Dining Month - a 3-course dinner for $29. Tabla was a great choice for this promotion. For the appetizer we enjoyed the crepe with goat cheese, arichoke, chili and mint...a wonderful combination of flavors. For the pasta my wife ordered the Linguine with shrimp, tomato sauce, and agromato oil. I had the... More 

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Portland, OR
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were a group of eight on a Saturday night. They gave us a small private back room. The service was very good and and we enjoyed the food. We were having the Dine Out Portland set 3 course meal, but looking at the menu, it looked to be reasonably priced and have a good selection all the time.

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Keizer
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was our first trip to this restaurant. It was worth our 1.5 hour trip. The service was impeccable and the food was marvelous. From the special salads and soup that they offer as an appetizer to their incredible homemade pasta and entrees, each was uniquely flavored, made with the freshest ingredients and wonderfully presented. At our request, our waiter... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went here for their special Valentine's Day dinner at $45 each (no wine pairing offered or dessert included). Some aspects were good, but there was definitely room for improvement: 1. Food. Food carries a great deal of weight in the restaurant experience. Most of the food was pretty good, although nothing so creative that I would rave about it.... More 

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Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The restaurant presents itself as Mediterranean. The menu was mostly Italian, but not at all a conventional Italian restaurant (I am not sure if any dish had tomato sauce.) We all had the prix fixe three course meal, and the various members of the party (three out of four being vegetarians) had different appetizers, pasta, and entrees. We all enjoyed... More 

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Portland
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195 reviews 195 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant since it opened 11 years ago and always wonder why I don't come back more often. They still have the 3 course meal, now $33, but we went for happy hour. Crostini for $1, half priced pastas (dungenous crab tortilli with baby chantrelles and the clams and mussels linguini) and 1/2 carafe of... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was our fourth meal here in as many years. Previous experiences were delightful; menu was innovative modern Mediterranean spin, with particular success with pasta, but equally deft with other ingredients. The menu organization was basically the usual starter/entree/dessert structure, offered a la carte, but a remarkable value when ordered as a prix fixe with all three courses. Sadly, about... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great spot in the Laurelhurst neighborhood for an elegant bistro-style Italian dinner. We started with a couple of choices from the charcuterie list and one wonderful cheese from the cheese board. We followed that with a fabulous heirloom tomato salad and two delicious pasta dishes featuring Tabla's homemade pastas. Along side we enjoyed an excellent Pinot Noir from the Willamette... More 

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San Francisco, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

A friend took me out as I was visiting from out of town. I was underwhelmed. Although they offered gluten free options for the noodle dishes, they only had one kind: Penne noodle, which was very disappointing. Service was ok, not very engaging, not even a smile when we received the food or able to recommend dishes very well. The... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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129 reviews 129 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Wow--very impressed. The crew were so much fun, and talented. Thanks to all of you for the entertaining and tasty meal. We came here because of Portland Dining month and boy did we enjoy it. Sat at the counter and watched them hand make the pasta--doesn't get any fresher than that! Then we watched our dishes being prepared. Couldn't wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
    (Davis)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 238-3777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?