59 Reviews / 59 Ratings
Eloquent and classy
Initially discouraged by the tapas-style menu (I prefer to commit to single, large meals) I gingerly ordered the grilled calamari with chilli-almond pesto, fregola, confit tomato and black olive. My experience with dining in India is that calamari is rarely served grilled, so if you see it, hold on for dear life.
When it arrived, I judged the dish by its cover - small, chopped up bits of calamari hardly discernable to the eye. I was instantly irritated by the 'dumbing down' of the dish; do these people think calamari can't be broken down by teeth? Where's the fun if it's already been mashed up for us?
Grumbling, I took a bite. My tastebuds all of a sudden started singing hymns of praise - the delicateness of the squid coupled with the bite of the pesto and sweetness of the tomato resulted in what can only be described as a taste-gasm. Give me more!
The yellowfin tuna tataki with avocado, tomato gelée and sesame vinagrette was amazingly fresh (something you learn not to take for granted with Japanese in Mumbai) not to mention light with a perfect balance of flavours.
Avocado and raw fish are two companions which should never be separated and The Table seems to understand that. It would have been nice however, to have been offered wooden chopsticks to preserve the taste and authenticity of the dish.
When I was advised to try the lamb mini-burgers, I scoffed. How good can sliders be? And why would a fine dining establishment bother serving them? Again I was mistaken. These little guys were treated just like steak, cooked to instructed perfection at medium and not a second overdone. The balance of tzaziki perfectly ironed out the spice of the lamb, leaving a clean after-taste.
Expecting a spectacular finale, I was underwhelmed by the 'large plate' of roasted rawas with spinach. After the perfect composition of the previous three dishes, it seemed large and clumsy; definitely not a dish which could warrant more than a few bites.
The Dom Perignon on hand was not chilled to perfection as one would expect, which was a sore disappointment.
While the downstairs decor of the restaurant was acceptable, the ambience of the upstairs floor failed to make an impact with its lack of charm and uniqueness.
© THIS MODEL EATS A LOT
This has to be the best of modern contemporary cooking I have been lucky to eat.The Table is made with with a rich taste in everything...the ambience , service and food ofcourse is so exquisite and classy!!. The cost at par with the international cusine served. Mumbai for long deserved to get a world class restaurant like The Table! Must must go! Must haves-Shrimp dunplings,beet rice and the deserts!
One of the best restaurants in South Bombay is The Table. Loved the food, the service and the ambience. We thought it would be crazy expensive but the food is so so worth it specially the Zucchini Spaghetti, Steamed Buns, etc. My first time at trying this kind of cuisine and I loved it. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.
Fine dining at its best!!!
An elegant and sophisticated setting accompanied with awesome food!!! :) Beautifully crafted yummy food, the flavours, textures, tastes and overall atmosphere are all spot on. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable when it came to the food suggestion. Had a great time with my friends!!! Definitely worth a visit!!!! :) :)
A Culinary Delight!
We didnt have a reservation, but they didn't seem to mind; we were greeted with unexpected warmth.
The Tables Décor is modern chic black and white floors, wooden tables, and two levels of seating. The most memorable feature of the restaurant, however, is the 26 foot long table on the lower level. Designed with the intention of encouraging patrons to make their eating out experience a community affair, it is undoubtedly the most unforgettable element of the restaurant (thus an obvious choice when it came to naming the restaurant.)
We particularly enjoyed the smooth textured Yellow Fin Tuna Tataki delightfully paired with avocado, and the Shrimp Dumplings served in a pool of ginger broth.
For the main course we tried the Grilled Tenderloin and the Red Snapper. No complaints here; both dishes were cooked to perfection.
Wed heard talk about The Table before, and its reputed Chef Alex Sanchez- but this restaurant undoubtedly deserves the highest recommendations; the jazzy music sets the perfect mood, the lighting isn't too dim. The food reflects careful consideration of the combination of flavourful elements, and is executed with panache.
The Table is ideal for that special night out it guarantees excellent food and wonderful service.
If you are a foodie, if you like good food, if you like ambience and if you like just enjoying an excellent dinner experience then you have to go to the Table. This is the best restaurant in Mumbai.
Well worth it for the food, the amtosphere - brilliant.
Good variety of cuisine but I would recommend that whatever you do or do not order don't miss the cheese bread balls - they are to die for.
I was to this restaurant last year for drinks and had a wonderful time sitting at the bar. Then I read an article in Conde Naste Traveler about how fresh the food is so I knew I would have to try it for more than drinks. I had the zucchini spaghetti. I would say it is a signature dish because I saw a lot of plates leaving the kitchen with this. It is delicious, so fresh and flavourful.
Best customer service, best atmosphere, best food and best steak EVER. It is rare to get a tender steak but well done, and yet they managed with flying colours. Also had a prawn dish and their lovely beetroot risotto and also had the wonderful Table Salad, which was so good I had it as a side to the steak too. I wish I could eat there tonight, tomorrow and so on. Lovely courteous and friendly service (and fast) and manager took time to explain my many questions about how they cooked this and that. Oh also, the chocolate budinho was finger licking and their sangria (with white wine) was very nice indeed. Thoroughly recommend this. You will be happy, and spend very little too (by western standards I guess?)
I've traveled all over India. I've eaten in top-notch Indian restaurants in San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, and the UK, not to mention all major cities in India. Our dinner last night- was the most fantastic food I have ever had. Anywhere. Taste was out of this world, beautifully presented, and with impeccable service. Wonderful!
Fabulous Fine Dining Place
I have been to Table in past 2 years a few times... and this review was long overdue, I love that they have many options for Vegetarians, my personal favourite is Beet Risotto and Mac n Cheese... even the desserts and salads are to die for. I love their Sangrias too, but they have great variety of wines served as well. Only thing I really wish to try out yet at The Table is the Brussels Sprouts dish which they only serve for Sunday Brunch. So enjoy guys and if you already haven't been at The Table - Book your table today and go soon.
With global accents. Their ingredient -driven cuisine focuses on simplicity and purity of flavour .their specialities are Zucchini Spaghetti , red beet risotto , chilli French fries, grilled Calamari their desserts are souffléd Cheesecake , warm chocolate tart
Over all a truly fine dining place .we really enjoyed our meal
The Table is a quaint unpretentious eatery.
The starters are well portioned and interesting such as gougeres, truffle fries. Ingredients seem fresh.
Mains were mostly good. Had the Chicken Under a Brick, herb gnocchi, grilled octopus and korean BBQ beef .Overall the food is above average with amazing flavours and outstandling freshness.
Service is excellent. Right from booking to goodbye.
Had heard great things about the place so decided to go there.
The place was almost empty on a Sunday afternoon so that should have been warning enough.
Our server needed a deodorant very badly so it was like having lunch next to Mahim creek!
The chicken and tortilla soup suggested by the server was actually quite nice.
However the duck I ordered was quite awful. It was deep fried in oil that did not seem quite right. There was no taste to it. If it was not for the liver pate, I would not have been able to eat it at all and am sure one more such serving of duck will block a couple of my arteries.
The fish ordered by my friends was quite average. One was tasteless and flavorless while the other was quite ok.
The restaurant was almost empty but there was hardly anyone to take care of us. Water glasses were hardly ever refilled and no one seemed to be around whenever we needed something.
They didnt even have a suggestions / feedback card which is why I am being forced to write all this here.
I dont think I will ever be going back there.
Awsum place!!Must try...
I am forced to write this review, because it had to be written after such a fabulous experience. Went to The Table for lunch over the weekend & was bowled over. Simply the best service and food in any restaurant I have been to. The staff was super courteous and the meat items very good. Our whole group was eating for hours and came back with loosened buttons. Felt guilty , as must have put on a lot of weight today, but still worth it. Keep it up guys !
Fantastic ambience and great food. One of my favourite restaurants. Nice wine collection,
friendly and helpful staff. Try the Crispy Pork Belly sliders, Kohlrabi Risotto and Fish Tacos - it's
delicious. Their seating is the perfect setting for a romantic date.
I do not believe this place even needs to be recommended via a review. Nonetheless, here I go.
The Table is a global cuisine delight. I have been trying out Modern American at a number of places in Mumbai, however, none of them have lived up to the quality of The Table. The Table is probably the only place I've been to throughout the length and breadth of Mumbai where I've come out satisfied feeling that the meal was awesome.
The stuff on their menu such as Zucchini Spaghetti, Steamed Pork Buns, Roasted Beet salad is wonderfully delectable. I loved their version of Mac n Cheese.
I know that I will be frequenting this place a lot more now that I'm hooked to their wonderful spread and you'll should too.
Awesome night out with buddies
I've been here a couple of times now. The place is inviting enough for me to make the trek all the way from Lokhandwala to Colaba (it takes 2 hours on a Saturday evening, in case you were wondering). The selection of Jazz music, the ambiance is unlike any other place I've been to in Mumbai.
Their Old Fashioned is one of the best I've ever had any where else. It's a treat to see the bartender make the drink for you. On both my visits, I've preferred to sit at the bar and watch the bartender make exotic cocktails. Don't miss the chance, it's like watching an artist perform live.
Apart from drinks the other thing that's outstanding is the food - I've eaten the Fava bean falafel, the vegetarian tacos and the Parsi cheese salad with truffle oil. All three dishes just super yum. The breads they serve are warm and fresh.
The staff is very courteous and puts up a nice smile despite the occasional holler in the kitchen - yes we could hear the chef blasting away at the staff from the bar area.
While the pricing is on the expensive side, the food, drinks and the mood totally justifies it.
This has got to be my favourite restaurant in Mumbai. The place is nicely done and is on the simpler side but no ones complaining! Every dish on the menu is spectacularly executed and is top notch and that is what we go there for, the food! They have a really nice wine list and the servers are knowledgeable and able to make good recommendations in terms of both food & wine.
They have a very interesting menu. We have tried the tapenade and the chicken liver pâté for snacks. Its very easy for the pâté to taste a bit strong but this one was particularly smooth and freshly made and tasted just right and not overpowering at all. Especially with the toasties, its spot on! The bread basket pretty much disappears as soon as it comes to our table everytime . Their breads are soft,warm & fluffy , just how it should be.
Amongst their dishes- The pan roasted crab cakes with the spiced mayo is just yum. So are the beets with goats cheese which is one of my favourite dishes. The zuchinni spaghetti is very interesting but the miso glazed eggplant does it for me. The duck confit is particularly good. The Snapper was also made really well. For desserts , I would totally recommend the Pain Perdu if you are a bread +banana+ vanilla person. Its my default dessert at the Table. Its glorious! My friends liked the Orange panna cotta and one even raved about the cookies that she had once before.
The hibiscus tea was a bit bitter than we expected it to be, I guess it was steeped for a while longer than usual. Apart from that, I dont think I can remember any flaws! As for how its priced, I think a meal at the Table is completely worth what you are paying, a feeling which is very rare. The Table does not disappoint.
The good news is that the Table has now started home delivery with some items. It is a great idea especially for a restaurant thats known for its food to let its customers help make the same thing at home! I am curious to see how that goes ?
This is hands down my favourite restaurant and of a few friends of mine. Every dish is executed so well. Chef Alex Sanchez is a marvel. Simple things like a roasted beet and goat cheese salad, with oranges and pine nuts are done so beautifully you want to savour every bite. It is pure art. The crabcake, tuna tataki, the taglierni pasta , the gruyere (just perfect) , the miso glazed eggplant are some of my favourite dishes at The Table. And oh the Pain Perdu! I absolutely love it! The caramelized bananas just make my day brighter. Even the orange panna cotta is quite nice as well as their cookies. The quality is exceptional and the standards have remained the same so far. Just maybe this one time that the service was particularly slow, that being the only flaw and just one time. Their chicken liver pate with the toasties is to die for. And yay they have started home delivery service with another website of some dishes from their menu. I tried that too and it didn't let me down at all considering it was a home delivered item. I am yet to try their burger which I have heard so much about . They have a great and extensive wine list to match the food. The Table is expensive if you go to see, but with such exceptional dishes and the quality which they never fail to keep up, shelling out a few bucks more is absolutely worth it. It is easily one of the best restaurants in Mumbai. I would totally recommend it.
So this is the sort of place you come to when you are feeling rich or maybe when you want to impress your Date or maybe when you wish to intentionally burn a hole in your pocket! Whatever be the occasion, this place does not disappoint!
Priced on the higher side and carefully crafted for the taste buds that demand perfection, this place keeps shuffling its menu from time to time. If you are lucky you will find their house favourites like zucchini spaghetti and the Table Burger on the Menu. Also they serve bread basket which just melts in your mouth. I had Chicken Canneloni and it was delicious. Do go by the Staff Recommendations, trust me you will love their selection. The staff knows their jobs and how!
A great dessert rights all the wrongs
Have heard a lot about The Table since it opened a couple of years ago. Went their for dinner for the first time. The ambiance is nice with dim lights, jazz music playing in the background and tables next to windows so you get a nice view too.
I had gone to try out the set menu that they have presented for an event. It was a 3 course meal for Rs 1200+taxes per person. For the first course we were served an asparagus and truffle soup - light on the palate, creamy but the husband didn't like it at all. The served a basket of freshly baked breads which were really soft and tasty.
For the main-course we picked a chicken canelloni and herbed gnocchi from the four options given to us. Both the dishes were pretty average, nothing extra ordinary about them. The sauce on the canelloni was good.
The dessert was an orange cream panacotta - the perfect consistency of panacotta with orange juice drizzled over it was enough to make the average meal good.
I suggest you try out their more famous boneless chicken wings if you plan to go their. It's a good place but I think that this menu wasn't their best.
loved it the first time, still the best!
I had gone to The Table first month of there opening and had been there regularly, my experience has been alway been supper, loved there concept there revolving menu, every time our meal has been outstanding. Always wanted to post a review till today couldn"t get a chance to post it. Here you go! loved it! loved it! cant wait to go back again. keep it up, Mr. Chef.
I will be back..... Soon!
So I am on a gastronomical tour of late, discovering new places and after my dinner at the table yesterday I just had to write. Tucked away in the tiny lane,the minute u enter this place... all memories of the crowded road, blaring horns ,bawling kids and incessant banter of the hawkers is washed away and you enter the world of dimly lit tables, beautiful soft jazz and overly attentive waiters.
So we started with the small plate, salmon and beans salad. Fresh juicy salmon with the right amount of dressing perfectly complimenting the fresh salad, followed by chicken wings, crunchy tangy sweet. An explosion of tastes. Calamari with cheese. Finish one and the next is ready. They are very prompt with the starters.
Main course we went with the chicken cannelloni and suckling goat dish again finger licking good. Leaves u wishing the portions were bigger!
And the cherry on top, the dessert panacotta with orange jus. Just blissfully good.
Downside it's pricey and portions are small.
But if u want pamper your palate this is your place to go. I'm definitely goin back.
We were surprised the other day when we were told that most of the dishes were over.. We were informed that they keep limited food especially non veg and when it gets over then either have veg or leave. For such a fancy and good Resturant over time has gone to pieces they should either pull up their socks or SHUT DOWN. This is no way to run a Resturant
Heaven Found in Colaba
I've been putting off going to The Table for a while now. I had heard so many mixed reviews that I always settled for my old favorites when it came to eating out. Well, last night I finally gained enough courage to walk through that large, handsome door, and sit myself down at The Table.
The menu appears limited at first, but you then realize that each of their 40 plus dishes is an experience in its own right. I'm a vegetarian and my husband is not, but I can honestly say that this was the first time we've eaten at a continental restaurant where I had just as many options (if not more) than he... options that weren't just pasta!
As per our servers suggestion, we shared a couple vegetarian small plates to start, though my hubby indulged in some meaty, boneless chicken wings to satisfy his more carnivorous side. His eyes rolled back in his head after the first bite, making me all the more excited to try a beautifully composed version of falafel. I'm used to those really dense, greasy balls that sit like anchors in your tummy, but these "Fava Bean Falafels" were so light and delicate it made me feel twenty years younger. The presentation was particularly stunning.
Next we shared an incredibly innovative twist on risotto, called "Kohlrabi Risotto, without rice". The chef took a rather boring, turnip-like vegetable and made it into something so satisfying that my husband nearly became vegetarian on the spot. It had a little bite (just a like a well-cooked risotto), but with all the sweetness and earthiness of the vegetable itself. The dish was enriched with smoked butter and a Spanish cheese called Idiazabel (a fine sheep's milk cheese as our server informed us).
We were becoming full, as the portions are quite generous, so we shared one large plate to finish off our savory excursion before heading off to the sweeter side. The "Whole Wheat Crespelle", another brilliant recommendation by our server/guide was something unfamiliar to me. As we discovered, the mighty crespelle is a package of delight. Thin, delicate whole wheat crepes are stuffed with a filling of leeks, braised greens, and mozzarella cheese and baked until crispy on the outside and molten in the center. They were so good that my husband declared, "If I die right now, I'll be sad to have to go to heaven!"
We finished off our already perfect evening with "Pistachio and Chocolate Chip Cannolis". Three little crispy cigars stuffed with sweetened ricotta cheese (of the highest quality we've seen in Mumbai), chocolate chips, and pistachios. The light, crunchy exterior gave way with ease, a perfect contrast to the soft filling.
The Table won us over! We were so ecstatic that we had finally found the restaurant of our dreams. In the back of my mind, there was one thing missing. The chef! Who was the chef? With so much talent and creativity, I imagined he would be arrogant and rude. But when we asked to meet him, he quickly came out to see us with a big smile on his face. He was so young! He looked not a day over 20! He shook me and my husband's hand and thanked us, sincerely, for coming. THE PLEASURE WAS ALLLLL OURS! We'll be back soon!
Good food, better desserts
I would give this place a 3/5 for food and 4/5 for the desserts-
Red snapper- good though could do with a little more flavor
Roast Chicken- vegetables that came along with it were too few - especially the tiny sized potatoes- this dish would do best with a better assortment of vegetables
Side dish of asparagus- was boiled- grilled would be better
Gnocchi a la parisienne
Pain Perdu- was fabulous ! But one more scoop of french vanilla would have been better
Cookie assortment- was also good though slightly more moist would be better
Will i visit again? Maybe, not opposed to it but
Will i crave to return? NO
Must Try! Excellent Place!
Although I went to this place apprehensively, I was quite floored by the talent the chef possess. Each dish hit the right note. We ordered the Zuchini Spaghetti, Yellow Fin Tuna Tataki, Mini Lamb burgers and Jumpo Prawns, and not one dish disappointed.
However, if I had to pick a favorite, that would be the Tuna. The Prosecco complemented our light meal perfectly.
I have had the best cookies so far at The Table. They were crispy and soft at the same time...and for a non dessert eater...I savoured each bite I had.
The staff is very warm and friendly! It was a delight to be on a date at The Table. It was perfect!
Went to The Table a while back and was really impressed by the food. While the prices are not low, each dish we ordered had a distinct flavour. The tuna carpaccio was particularly good, as was the dessert with poached pear. It's good to see some new and different restaurants in the city.
Food is good considering its a fine dining...had frankly expected more from teh service. The zucchini pasta came is super fast...less than 5 mins while we had just started to munch on our bread. we were happy but it turned out to be a little soggy!! gave the impression of being a left over. the main course and cocktails were good. But it was all ruined by seeing the waiter digging his nose at the corner!!!!!! fine dining with unhygenic staff....ughhhhh!!!!!! we requested to be served by another waiter but our appetite was lost frankly! no apologies offered. the waiters seem to be having a little casual laugh at teh corner, which probably they didnt realize was visible from our table. At the end we asked for the manager. Someone clothed in the sme outfit of the waiter seemed to come out from the kitchen and after hearing us out said 'it will not happen next time'. Unable to believe the manager at this place dresses up like a waiter and next time????!!!! NEVER AGAIN!!!! In Mumbai not that we have no option!!
One spectacular dish, the rest just okay
Took my fiancee to The Table for dinner on July 12, 2012, after a lunch at The Tasting Room. We had two "small plates": We started with the yellowfin tuna tataki with avocado, tomato gelee and sesame vinaigrette. It was perfectly well executed, but didn't really bowl us over. At a fine dining destination billed as one of the very best in Mumbai, I expect to be bowled over by every dish; perhaps my expectations are unfairly high, but fine dining is all about high expectations. Next we tried the crispy duck confit with fregola, asparagus and young onion-brown butter vinaigrette. This was the one dish of the evening that truly did bowl us over. The duck was perfect, the vinaigrette went beautifully with it and with the fregola (a type of Sardinian pasta made from semolina, similar to Israeli ptitim). I'd never eaten fregola before; it's rare in Mumbai that I encounter an ingredient I've never eaten before, but this was one of those rare moments. We had two "large plates": Crab taglierini with white wine and peperoncino (the small pieces of crab in the taglierini were superb, fresh and moist, but the dish as a whole was not particularly striking) and suckling goat poached in brown butter, with foie gras, swiss chard, pumpkin and coconut, and bulgur. The goat was good, and the pumpkin and coconut and swiss chard went very well with it, but the foie gras was disappointing. The wine pairings were also disappointing. Overall, it was a perfectly competently put together meal, but not something that knocked our socks off -- which, alas, was what we had hoped for.
Fine dining at its Best!!!
After years of hopping around international restaurants in 5 tar hotels of south Bombay, finally there is one such, in an independent venue. Perfectly located in the shopping district of Bombay and near a major cinema, The Table offers fresh and beautifully presented food, with seasonal ingredients. The staff are appropriately attentive and always ready to accommodate to any special dietary needs. The community table along side the bar is a great spot to share a drink with a group of friends. A great dining experience for those who are new in town as well as to old-time Bombayites. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!
Pleasant dining experience
Four of us went here for dinner. We were warmly welcomed, and when we wished to be seated at the long table, our request was entertained. The sangria and watermelon caprioska (it comes in different fruit flavours) were good. The wine (white) was great as well- bottle of Veuve cliquot.
We tried different meats - crab, pork, quail and prawns.
Started with the Gruyere Cheese Puffs - the cheese was inadequate, though the puff was light and crispy.
The side order of bread was lovely, soft and well buttered.
We started with a crab salad with mango - which was a delicious mix of crunchy veggies, sweet and sour mango and soft crab meat
We then decided to go only for the small plates, so we could try out more dishes.
We had the quail - lightly fried, with a crispy skin and a lovely sauce as an accompaniment.
Pork belly sausages wrapped in betel leaf, lovely strong pork meat, with a slightly sweet sauce, reminiscent of marmalade.
Tiger prawns - soft and succulent - were easy to get off the shell. A lovely herb butter flavour which stood out in the seasoning.
The fabulous part is that the menu changes everyday. (so the menu uploaded here might not be what you get when you go)
But the food, ambiance and service is great. The only thing I did not like was the bloody mary, for some reason , the tomato juice just seemed all wrong even though they were kind enough to remake it twice for me.
Def. worth a visit
Fabulous Fine Dine
The Table is a perfect place for a romantic dinner in Down Town Bombay.... They offer one the best breads baked fresh.... Best part I liked about this place is its ever changing menu that ensures the food is fresh and one gets an excuse to visit this classy place over and over again to try out a plethora on their plate.... I would recommend this place to foodie couples for a perfect romantic fine dine experience
Truly Fine Dining
The Table was the perfect way to celebrate the end of Chaturmas, a four month period of food austerity. My Spicy Grilled Kalamari was perfect with Vallone's Sauvignon Blanc. The bread basket had a delightful assortment of hard bread, biscuit and foccacia. The waiters were attentive an helpful with their food suggestions. The decor was simple yet classy. Be careful with the wine servings though - my half glass was almost the same as my friend's full glass.
Be prepared to have a sizeable hole in your wallet as the wine list has mainly imported wines and alcohol.
But for a truly relaxed and wonderful dining experience - this is your place in Mumbai. It has an international feel without the international prices.
A Most Enjoyable Time
I'd read up reviews for this place before finalizing it as the place to go for dinner on my friend's b'day.. I was a little worried about the range of vegetarian options at this place but it turned out to be needless as they've got quite a fair variety.. The place itself is really well decked out, classic and elegant.. It makes for quite a romantic dinner experience and it was that.. The food was excellent - we went by the attendant's recommendations.. We'd ordered the warm chevre, arugula and shaved apple salad with a walnut vinaigrette-it comes with a warm piece of goat's cheese.. that was an excellent salad.. it had all the right flavors and balance to it.. for the main, it was a spinach and four cheese cannelloni and that was phenomenal..the accompanying sauce particularly deserves commendation.. We'd started off with an order of fries with cajun mayo and to be honest, those were the best fries I've ever eaten! :) the mayo was brilliant as well.. all in all, it was a great experience.. We ended up having to skip dessert however cause they dont really have too many eggless options (just one actually) but I wont hold it against them.. the experience itself was excellent and the food was brilliant.. Any vegetarians interested in checking this place out, dont hesitate.. its honestly a good experience.. if you've enough company, do check out the wine list cause it looks really tempting..as do the hot beverages section to be fair..
Worst meal of my life
I have had dinner at The Table a few times and always enjoyed it. However I went for Sunday brunch and had what was possibly the most disgusting meal I have ever had. Steak and eggs consisted of a brick of mystery meat which, to be frank, stank and tasted like it had been marinated in garbage. The scrambled eggs were cold, heavy and had the consistency of a rubber tire. So called breakfast potatoes consisted of a gigantic bowl of new potatoes which had been halved and then burnt to a crisp. Just looking at these potatoes was carcinogenic. Never again!
For as long as I can remember I've searched Mumbai for a crossroads of culinary perfection: excellent cuisine, stupendous service, chill atmosphere and an abundance of mouth-tingling wine. I've eaten uptown, downtown... just about everywhere in fact, on what's been a long and sometimes painful journey.
But, at long last, it seems as though I've found the closest thing to Paradise on Earth, or rather culinary perfection in the Maximum City.
Cue the drum roll, please for, THE TABLE.
The cuisine is just what it should be... a real delight. The ingredients are ultra fresh, well-chosen, and conjured into dishes which are as interesting as they are delicious. The seared tuna starter is out of this world, as is the risotto, and the cheesecake.
The buzz word for me was competence. You get the feeling that the chef actually cares about what he's creating, rather than merely stumbling through the shift on auto-pilot.
I would recommend The Table to anyone who wants genuine fine dining. If you're in a hurry, or in need of a chunk of grub to plug seething hunger, go elsewhere. A tryst with The Table is best anticipated for days in advance and, like the cuisine itself, ought to be savoured beyond all else.
Excellent cosy meal
I've been scared off this place for a while because of the mediocre reviews. But we decided to riks it and went on my mom's birthday. The ambience of the place is gorgeous- very cosy and warm and welcoming, but it was totally empty when we went on a weeknight and I suspect the cosiness may turn into crampedness when it's full.
We had the merlot+port sangria- which was delicious and not watered down like at a lot of places. The mini lamb burgers as appetizers were incredible- the crusty bread was perfect and the meat was delicate and not smelly like lamb can be.
The seafood cioppino was very good, although it tasted a little too similar to pasta sauce to me. Chicken options are limited, and the menu is skewed towards lamb, beef & seafood. We didn't have the vegetarian but there seemed to be quite a few options.
Service was mediocre- the wait staff wasn't well informed on the menu nor did they seem comfortable conversing in English.
Sure the place is pricey (Indigo prices or higher), but the food in general is good, and some of the food is excellent, and the ambience is amazing for a cosy dinner. I would definitely go again.
A great dining experieince in Mumbai
Went to The Table on a Saturday evening with a group of 4. The ambiance, service and food all exceeded expectations. The waitstaff had a good grasp on the wine list and the food was just simply some of the best non-Indian food I have had in India. I would highly recommend The Table to anyone going out to savor the experience of a fine meal and a warm ambiance. It is not a place for children and it is on the pricey end, but it was everything on par with what I expected.
Less than average
my first visit to the place was a couple of months back when it just opened. My experience with both food and service was unsatisfacory. I felt they will improve as all new restaurants have such issues. My second visit was last week and it will most likely be the last one too.
This restaurant is pretentious & cocky, serves average fare with poorest possible service and the prices are not vfm. The only saving grace is the ambience which is very pleasant. The extra star is only for the look of the place.
The evening started with a goofed up reservation. I had booked in advance but when I reached i was told that they dont have my name. I said there is some mistake because i had even discussed about sea food quality in this season etc with the person on the phone and guess what they said? Are you sure you called us or elsewhere? I predictably did not appreciate this rudeness but then a manager kind of man appeared and very magnanimously offered to accomodate me in a visibly empty restaurant. Thank you sir.
I am not getting to the details of the food and service as i will be unable to find a silver lining at all and I dont want to sound too bitchy. Suffice to say that it was barely passable food served with poor attitude and ineptness of skills. We had a quiet and unhappy meal left without any dessert!
The damage was close to Rs 8800/- for 6 people. Not very bad as such but a complete rip-off for the unapologetic and poor dining experience that we had.
The table is out of my restaurant guide now on.
First impresson ... a good impression
As they say, "The first impression is the last impression" ... and 'The Table' did just that! Having been there for the first time, it was really good. Loved the ambience, the food was delicious and well presented (could do with slightly bigger portions though) the only veg person with us took a chance at trying the cauliflower soup, and he wasn't disappointed , the chicken wings in the brown sauce were out of this world, their fish (dont remember the name of the dish) was quite a treat too.
The service was prompt and yes, it is over priced, but I felt it was worth it........Its made me want to go back and hope this 'first impression' will last!!
Overpriced and not child friendly. Place is pretentious with waiters who are not helpful and provide very average service. Food was OK, but not for the value charged. Had to call a waiter several times order. Poured regular water it classes with mineral water. Generally not worth the money - would rather eat at the Oberoi at that cost!
Great experience, food and ambiance
Went there on a week day so luckily it wasn't overcrowded and we got a table easily. Food was very good. The preparations are unique but really nice. The staff were courteous and their recommendations were dead on. Was a bit pricey, but was worth it for a special occasion.
Really Great experience
Apart from it's great modernist deco, the staff was really really professional if not warm.
Food was very innovative and well priced like most fine dine. the form of food and the presentation was very innovative. The taste , texture and sauces where really well done. As the french say "C'était vraiment délicieux ! Merci beaucoup"
I totally recommend this place for taking clients out or even if you want to have great time with friends.
Very importantly please don't go by the rest of the reviews. Its very common in burrp that people who cant afford fine dine go to fancy places and then crib about everything.
DISGUSTING SERVICE EVER OF MY LIFE !!!
I really dont mind speding on food , especially when Chefs work hard enough to make the food. but just 2 days back i had been to this so called american global restaurant and I must say it was a big dissapointment.
my 1st course was baked eggplant and babaganoush & truffle polenta- this was pretty alright but it was ridiculously priced for the quantity they serve.. it was not great , but alright!!
than we started with out main course which was meat balls and seared tuna,
- i dont believe the chef cant even cook the food right ,it was pathetic .
finally v hadd cookie platter , which were just like any regular cookie you get in average bakery...
Seriously nothing great about this place , except for decor....
followed by unproffesional staffs and rude manager (mensur) who ,,never came to me asking for our food taste... my overall experience was just a nightmare.
Guys please please avoid this place, until unless you dont have any option, i,ll prefer indigo delhi anytime..
overrated n over priced
A total wanna be in London but having to make do with being in Mumbai kinda restaurant with a cocky pompous chef... being semi cute isnt enough to serve unacceptable food.. sorry but they need to get their act together if they want the extremely well heeled well travelled customer to keep coming back....
classy but not food- AVOID IT!!
I had a Reservation ,,,but when v walkin the restaurant they say they dnt have my name on list,, and they cant accomodate us. Manager was extremely rude and bad english speaker,, finally after arguments battle v got the seat... on top,, the interior and Ambience I must say IS fab,,, v stared with sauvignon blanc bottle..and they have good option for wine.. the v ordered zuchini spageti pasta ,,, which was too expensive for its quantity,, and too our surprise there was no spagheti,, even order taker never said ud that...
the overall food is just ok!!! i dont know y this restaurant is so much in buzz... my perosonal experience was bad ...followed up with wrong and delayed orders..... IT SUCKS!
Pleasing...but could be better
Called up The Table, Colaba on a Thursday for Saturday nights dinner reservation, it was confirmed on the phone. Suddenly on Saturday afternoon I get a call from the restaurant cancelling my reservation for no rhyme or reason. Out of the blue, I get another call on Saturday evening reinstating my name in the guests list. I swallowed my pride and decided to give The Table, Colaba a try. I have visited thousands of restaurants over the years, and have never received such kingly treatment from any establishment, simply disgusting.
The presence of other restaurants on the approach road to The Table created quite a traffic jam, as a result of which the valet took a little while to park my car. As I got out of my car, the beautifully lit off-white façade of the restaurant welcomed me in. A large transparent door at the entrance with a gigantic wrought iron door knob surely pleased me. White, grey and wood colours used in the interiors oozed a definite classy feel. Wooden staircase leading to the upper deck is a very nice touch.
Fortunately, my reservation for dinner was in force, the manager swiftly guided me to my table. My allotted table was a rocking affair and needed stabilization. Lovely white cutlery graced the table top. The waiter speedily handed me menu cards, mainly divided into small and large plates signifying starters and main course. The limited options on the menu took me by surprise, but I was impressed with The Table logo, really elegant.
First, was served some bread, strictly average and run of the mill. I felt directly transferred from a fine dining experience to a roadside Irani Café. The served bread has to and surely can be better. For drinks ordered a Lemon Iced Tea, was simply bad but not very bad, as I can safely say I have had worse iced tea preparations; the more than necessary use of lemon just overpowered the subtle tea, a little more lemon would have transformed this ice tea into nimbu pani or lemonade. From the small plate section of the menu ordered Steamed Buns with Hoisin Pork Ribs filling; the buns were brilliant, soft, rightly moist, fluffy and light; hoisin sauce cooked bbq ribs tender and juicy, the use of sauce was correct; topped off with wonderful pickled cucumber and a few leaves of coriander; on the whole a great appetizer. From the large plate section of the menu ordered Seared Rawas, in short pan seared kingfish, fillet of fish was very fresh but was seared for too long on the pan, which in turn gave the fish a more than desired heavy crust, more seasoning needed too; accompanying pesto superb so were the garlic shavings topping the fish fillet; presentation of this dish was top drawer but lacked much flavor or taste. Finished off the meal with Fig Almond Tart topped with Cinnamon Ice Cream, Nice 5 inch round brown coloured tart baked to perfection with lines of fig preserve on top; wholesome almonds used in the dessert made this tart a little too full bodied, the tart should have been light on the poor customers stomach; plus miniscule use of figs too; by the time this dessert was served on my table the topping of cinnamon ice cream was too soft and melted faster than expected; on the whole a decent end to my meal, could have been better though.
My allotted waiter took a long time to get my cheque. I thought for a moment, The Table was offering me a free meal, I am not so lucky after all. Steamed Buns Rs. 445, Lemon Iced Tea Rs. 110, Fig Almond Tart Rs. 350, Seared Rawas Rs. 650. Priced on the expensive side for sure.
In the end. The ambience, setting, mood of The Table, Colaba is stupendous. Service was attentive and efficient, although they took a while to get the cheque. Managers reservation fiasco was a sure put-off for me. Food is a little off the mark, neighbouring Indigo Delicatessen is much much better, but The Table is a new restaurant and I am sure they will get better, I hope.
The Able Table
We visited The Table as part of restaurant week and got to try out a set meal which included a small plate (read appetizer) a large plate (read main course) and dessert. We tried the calamari with peanuts, goat cheese, beetroot and orange salad(?) and boneless chicken wings which came shaped like cubes drenched in barbecue sauce. Our vote goes to the calamari which was fresh and came with an interesting dressing made from peanut, basil and coriander.
Our main course consisted of pan seared rawas with bok choy, grilled tenderloin, chicken served with mashed potatoes and baby corn and a vegetarian pasta bolognaise. The pasta turned out to be the winner followed by the tenderloin which was a lovely shade of pink and delicately flavored. The best part about the rawas was the accompanying bok choy. The rawas itself was a little too fishy, something that even the super garlic-y garnishing couldn't neutralize. The chicken was strictly okay and a reminder of the fact that chicken by itself has very little flavor.
We had to wait a while for our desert which consisted of 4 massive portions of fig almond pie and cinnamon ice cream. The staff apologized for the long wait and brought us complimentary plates of cookies to bide our time- a sweet gesture.
We briefly met the chef who was doing the rounds, speaking to the customers and getting feedback. I think I speak for everyone at the table when I say that as far as visual appeal goes, he could give some of the stuff on the menu a run for their prices!
Great Ambience, Good Food
First, I love the vibe of this place. Despite being open for only three or so weeks, its packed. I love the decor, the lighting, and the general mood it evokes. Second, the staff is very attentive, and we all know what a difference that makes!
Third, lets get to the food. My veggie friends loved the beetroot risotto (I liked it too, thought it was a little tooo cheesy). The veggie pasta was on par with other city restaurants. I had a yummy chicken starter, that was a crunchy deep fried chicken, served in squares (so they looked like brownies). I also had a rawas, which I really liked. My friend ordered the lamb, which was divine, but be forewarned its 900. The rest of the dishes were reasonably priced, and on par with other restaurants in the city.
What stood out for me was the presentation of the food. IT was really good.
Average food, great ambience!
So after the much fanfare that I heard for this newly opened restaurant (next to my favorite, Indigo Deli at Colaba), it sadly did not live up to my expectations.
One reason could be the limited vegetarian options that it has to offer. Every new restaurant in SOBO must realise that an extensive veg menu is a key to success, especially in this part of town.
Anyhow, they experiment with a 'community style' menu, where they encourage sharing dishes. But somewhere its forgotten that Indians more often than not, share their dishes anyways. So they have snacks, small plates and large plates, priced at around 150-200, 300-400 and 500-700, respectively. Doesnt quite make sense as I still could eat only two dishes, along with some wine. The veg spaghetti (small plate) seems like their signature dish, but its nothing close to the spaghetti with red sauce that one is usually used to. This one has tons of almonds and oil and is more suited for veggies on a diet.
Though the crab cakes were yum is what im told!
The place has a very european ambience with wooden furniture and window frames.
Overall, the experience didnt manage to tingle my taste buds!