I have to agree with Gordon S. on his review of Tabla. We were a table of five and all of us were unanimous in our vote of this restaurant. The staff was very courteous and the atmosphere is aesthetically pleasing, leading us to a dining experience that fell flat of our expectations. Is this the same place that's on everyone else's top 10? Maybe my palate really is that unsophisticated.
As an adventurous eater and great lover of Indian cuisine from various regions, I knew to expect an interesting hybrid of flavors and not quite your mother's Indian cooking. However, aside from the naan and relishes traditionally served at the beginning of the meal, as well as some unusual dips, we were in search of something to swoon over. The appetizers were moderately good, but the entrées were overall bland and somewhat unpleasant. My sesame crusted fish was almost painful to eat and I decided to leave the other half on the plate. My mother's lamb was...lamb, just like you have in any other dining establishment. At one point, we stopped sharing in the realization that there would be no revelations here.
I give them one star for the service, because they really did try.