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200 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 238-3777
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Ranked #162 of 3,638 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
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
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Davis
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English first
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
168 helpful votes 168 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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77 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Portland, Oregon
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123 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

I don't think we will go back. I didn't enjoy any of my dishes. The duck was dry. The crab tortellini had zero sauce which made it dry, too. The fig salad was weird. Both my husband and. Felt sick all evening fare eating dinner at Tabla. We do like the atmosphere but there are just too many good restaurants... More 

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Plainview, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Tabla is a great find. Small and quaint with a open kitchen preparing homemade pasta in front of you. The three course price fix for around $30 is amazing and what earned the five stars. The pastas are great, along with the appetizers. All small portions but high quality. The homemade gelato was great, caramel salted ice gelato, so good.... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stumbled across this place after leaving Bamboo Sushi which was overly crowded. Using Tripadvisor we walked a couple of blocks down and found this awesome little place. We tried the 3-course prix fixe dinner. Amazing quality for the value ($30!-this earned them an additional star). Homemade pasta was prepared from their clean open kitchen. Spectacular dessert - their homemade... More 

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Have enjoyed several dinners here and each one was delicious. Their prix fix is an unbelievable deal at $30 for three courses. Everything is fresh, local and prepared with a deft hand. It's a charming room with friendly, attentive service. Tablas is on my "go to" list every time I am in PDX!

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Additional Information about Tabla

Address: 200 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
Phone Number: (503) 238-3777
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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