clearly stands out from neighboring establishments. The warm colored
walls give the space an airy feel and the tasteful décor lures you with
wafts of spicy aromas.
The authentic menu is broken down into cold and hot mezze's (starters),
charcoal grill and other main courses. The mezze selections are superb-
you really cannot go wrong with any. Try the mutabal, grilled aubergine
with sesame paste and lemon, kallage, halloumi cheese grilled in
Lebanese bread or for something a bit more familiar, hummus salad. If
you plan to order several mezze's to share, ask your server to arrange
them all for you on a platter - the presentation is beautiful and
provides a wonderfully communal experience. Pitta comes alongside most
dishes, so unless you're sticking to mezze's, try not to fill up.
The main courses are tasty as well, although primarily geared toward
meat lovers. The mixed grill is an excellent - and very reasonable -
way to sample many of the meat dishes, as it includes skewered lamb
pieces, garlicky chicken cubes and a flavourful blend of minced meat,
onions and parsley. Vegetarians can choose from a fine variety of
dishes like mussakaa, aubergine with chickpeas, peppers and rice or
tomato-based mixed vegetables with couscous.
Dessert is relatively predictable, but quite frankly, after the mezze's
and main courses (which are the highlights) you'll be left feeling
With well-spaced tables and soft background music, Taboula is the type
of place you can go to for a leisurely dinner for two or with a group
of friends - conversation is easily had.