So glad they came
Finally some delicious middle eastern food on Queen E. We went on opening night and they already had their act together. The food was not only delicious, it was also fresh and inventive. The middle eastern version of carpaccio was amazing. The kibbe kept our 7 year old happy, and the fresh mint was snipped from plants at the front. Highly recommend the shish tavuk...tender, moist and well seasoned. The sautéed liver also did not disappoint. To top it off, there was gorgeous gelato...Many other interesting desserts too, but this is what we tried. Though the chocolate is tasty, go for the vanilla with halvah...yum! The service was attentive, and the manager chatted with every table, ensuring everyone felt welcome. Definitely going back!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Lebanese Food in Leslieville, relaxed atmosphere, great drinks and friendly wait staff. This is a great addition to the hood!
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a very good new restaurant in the Riverside/Leslieville area. The food was superb, the restaurant decor was stylish yet casual, the wait staff was very attentive, and we had a wonderful and relaxing time in a vibrant atmosphere.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is my second time eating here. The first was lunch on a weekend and even after a day of walking, the main that I had kept us satiated until we arrived home late that evening. Delicious spicing and filling mains. I have yet to try the desserts but hope to soon as I have always loved a treat prepared with rose water. The appetizers are good for sharing as our the mains. A little pricey for a couple of the items given the serving sizes but all the dishes were good.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
too close to home
Its very dangerous having this awesome spot so close to home. I may never cook again.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's wad my first time to tabule and I have to say everything was great. Service was a bit too slow and not very attentive, but overall satisfaction was good. Everything is very tasty and well executed.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food!...but on the noisy side
Great food! I have been twice in 2 weeks - it's that good!
Thursday night was very noisy & crowded. Perhaps when the restaurant is not so new, the crowds will calm down a bit.
A patio is being built in the back. That will also help with the noise issues.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and drinks!
Love this place, from the decor to the amazing food, drinks and service. Well done, can't wait to go back for more
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, wonderful servivce....a
Great food, wonderful servivce....a bit loud, though and we were disapointed that the Summerlicious menu was not available at the Queen Street location.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
can't wait to go back
We love Mediterranean food and couldn't wait to try this new restaurant in our "hood"... and we weren't disappointed.
The appetizers we chose were delicious: Hummus, garlic tomatoes and grape leaves. We ordered a 2nd hummus!
Two of us had the Salmon skewer and both loved it. Our friend had the lamb and equally enjoyed.
For a very busy night our server was exceptional.
We'll be back... soon!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tabule on Queen...delicious dinner
Great food...good service...second bottle of wine a little warm but that was quickly rectified...server was all over it.
Definitely a "do-over"
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very delicious! Affordable too.
Yet another reason to head to Leslieville. Delicious food, fantastic service and great atmosphere. It's affordable and a great spot for Middle Eastern food. Seriously delicious. I'm not a foody so I'll let that set figure it out for themselves (the meals were well presented so you'll be able to take plenty of photos of your food with your cellphone), but the food is probably the best Middle Eastern I've had in Toronto.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Mid-East cuisine in TO!
While the service might not be top notch, it's absolutely worth overlooking for the amazingly delicious food.
I suggest you go on a Tuesday night. Bring your own wine and no corkage fee!
Aps dessert and entrees cost each $32 incl. Tax and tip.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great addition to the neighbourhood
I've been going to the original Tabule location for years and happy to have a location in my own neighbour hood. The food is fantastic here. The only thing I don't enjoy about this new location is the noise level. Went on a Tuesday night and the place was packed (which is great) but it was hard to have a conversation due to the noise level from other diners......not sure if they can do much about this???
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Ambiance , Food & service!
The Ambiance was lovely and the decor beautiful. The food was so delicious. The Grilled Cauliflower Mezze was done to perfection; the labni, humus, and babaganoush sampler trio was perfect, and so much better than any other place we've been; the grilled eggplant literally melted in your mouth; and the falafel was done perfectly and had so much flavour. the exotic twists on the mojitos were done really well and had the refreshing aspect of a typical mojito, but each with there own signature.
Look forward to dining here again!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, beautiful room but seriously seriously loud!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great addition to the neighbourhood
We had a great dinner out with friends at the new Tabule location in Riverside. The place was buzzing, full of people, great energy and delicious food. Water poured with great flourish. Excellent cocktail list (try the mojitos). I will definitely dine here again.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first time, not my last
I walked by the restaurant and seen it full, so I googled it and the reviews and they were impressive. It was something I had to try. The only thing to me that was missing was another option for sides such as potatoes because my girlfriend doesn't like rice but wasn't too keen on having a salad or extra vegetables. Personally, I loved the food and the atmosphere. It was me and my girlfriends first time but I am a little more open minded. For her when she hears middle eastern she thinks of a shawarma plate instantly but I am obviously aware that the restaurant stands for a more sophisticated flavour. Maybe offer 1 more generic plate for somebody's first visit? Also the waiter made me use the interac machine myself, wasnt a fan of that.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't wait to go again!
- Food was delicious and decadent! Highly recommend ordering a whole bunch of appetizers and sharing. The hummus and naan bread was out of this world and the cauliflower with Tahini was insanely good (be sure to get TWO orders).
- The atmosphere, decor, and entertainment were by far the selling features of the restaurant. Done in an earthy modern middle eastern style, It is clear to see that no expense was spared and that serious thought and effort was put into the restaurants interior design. Absolutely awesome!
- The friendliness of our server was the only thing lacking. I am by no means a high maintenance patron but it was clear that our waitress did not want us asking questions about the menu.
All in all it was an awesome experience!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
was only there for lunch
hence why the noise level was moderate. i bet for dinner this place is busy. awesome healthy food. tough find it T.O.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food with good entertainment
Fried eggplant appetizer was great - generous portion. Kefta banadura was good. Chicken and lamb was also good. Drinks were good but a bit exotic to me. Belly dancing on Saturday night was a bonus.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was terrific. Would certainly
Was terrific. Would certainly go back. So glad to have Tabule in the neighbourhood.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fallafal, trio dip of babaganoush/t
Fallafal, trio dip of babaganoush/tabule/chickpea, and the fish special. Food was incredible. Service was attentive. Experience was memorable. We will be back for more. Only complaint was the noise level, but that was die to a party of 20 or so that were celebrating a birthday. Great addition to the area.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good restaurant
Cool décor, great fresh food, good service, nice atmosphere, friendly servers
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, Good value, Good service
Great service from Jessica. Delicious menu. They really pay attention to specific dietary requests ie: Allergies.
This was my 2nd time at this location.
Only feedback we have is that if you are facing the back wall with the zig zag wall paper/décor.... brace yourself for some vertigo.
Not the most comfortable feeling. Perhaps the owners can put up oversized mirrors to create the faux impression of a larger room.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had an excellent lunch at Tabule. Great food and service! Want to go back for dinner soon!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food,service and ambience
Food,service and ambience were every bit as enjoyable as that at the other Tabule on Yonge St
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tabule was a favourite neighborhood restaurant when I lived in Davisville village... Now that they've opened a new location in my new neighborhood, I find myself making plans to ensure we're going there for dinner! If you didn't make a reservation, you may wait a bit, but it's worth it! Take-out is also very convenient! New location is gorgeous, with beautiful fixtures, beautiful decor, and beautiful open windows.
The food itself is fantastic; there's something for everyone, and the spices are just right. Succulent meats, fresh grilled veggies, perfect drinks!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but loud
If only the walls could muffle background noise...While I really enjoyed this restaurant (it had the most amazing eggplant and cauliflower dishes I've ever tasted!), there were only a few flaws--but not enough to keep me away. One. First round of mojito's were delicious, but our second order must have been made by a different bartender and didn't live up the previous. Two: meat dishes were a touch salty, but the vegetarian options more than made up for it. Three: I was only with two dinner companions but had to yell in order to be heard.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really amazing meal for value and quality. Great service as well.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best in Leslieville
I have been to Tabule 4 times in the last 3 weeks. The food is fantastic and have never been disappointed. Love their Kefta and the best falafels. Very well priced. Make sure to make reservations so you're not disappointed.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Fun Hip Place to Dine
The staff is very attentive and it is a great dining experience. Good size portion for dinner and best of all Very Reasonably priced!!! Monday and Tuesday night's you can bring your own wine. The decor is stunning and very hip. The owner took the time to come over and ask us how dinner was. It is my favourite place in Leslieville!!! Be sure to make reservations because this place is always packed and it is because someone has figured out what it takes to run a successful restaurant!!!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Tabule was superior. In combination with the outstanding service it made our lunch a special experience. We took friends from out of town for lunch and they raved about this restaurant. Slightly exotic middle eastern cuisine and a very nice setting at the Queen Street East location.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
all around positive experience,
all around positive experience, good food attentive but not overly so service.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food and Atmosphere!
This was a great little gem on Queen Street East. It was busy, with lots of energy. The wait staff were very friendly and service was quick. The food was great. We had a vegan in our group and this restaurant provided lots of options for everyone.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
food fit for any season
First visit was a Sat lunch. We were satiated until we arrived home late after a day of walking. The lamb-beef combination is spiced beautifully with herbs, onions and tomatoes. Sounds simple enough but once tasted, this is not something easily made at home. A couple of Saturdays ago, we also enjoyed the Belly Dancing show. Watch for the fans and swords. May they add other shows. The dance is memorable.
Last week, we enjoyed the yogourt cheese with the lamb chops. a light dinner between 2 but delicious. If you think you've tasted falafel, try it again, here. They are made fresh and they are delicious. And don't forget the gelato or the cocktails. I am going to be back for the pumpkin-inspired desserts...And I should add, very good service.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed this place. Great food and gluten free options (including pits bread). Service could have been a but better but the food made up for it.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
middle eastern authentic
we were there mid afternoon ona Sunday, so can't rate night life. Queen Street is not worth the view outside, but inside was relaxed but attentive. We loved the teapots and excellent teas! and the dessert was very authentic Midfle East, the cheese custard with toasted coconut, like a flan.
I definitely want to try more entrees. And come back for belly dancing. Ilove lamb and I love vegetable choices, so I have to try some of the vegetable dishes.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A treat for the senses
Every part of our lunch was delicious in its own way and came together well. We chose 5 starters between 2 of us and it was plenty.
10/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Welcome to the Neighborhood!
What a gem. The room is great. The food is fresh, flavourful and abundant. No corkage fees on Mondays and Tuesdays! And the staff were pleasant and professional. A great addition to the neighborhood.
10/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tabule (Queen St. East) is a treat!
We went to Tabule for lunch and had a great time. We had a lovely, comfortable table in the Middle Eastern-inspired, yet very modern, room. The service was extremely fast, friendly and efficient. The food exceeded our expectations and was so delicious that we practically licked our plates clean. (We had the kefta skewers and the beef skewers, both with rice.) We said, "Mmmmm." with every bite. We left with full, happy bellies and vowed to return soon. We'd highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and are thrilled to see yet another fine establishment in the Riverside/Leslieville area. :D
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great local gem
Having moved into the Leslieville area in late summer, we have been trying most restaurants within walking distance. Tabule was the choice for my wife's birthday. Interesting menu choices, Moroccan beer, friendly service and tasty food made it a more than satisfying experience. We thought it was well priced with 3 of us having appies and a drink for under $120. This will no doubt be a local favourite of ours.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A lovely night out
This was our first time to the Queen Street location (we have eaten at the other location). All of the dishes we ordered were yummy and we appreciated the gluten-free flat bread that was offered. The service was attentive and considerate and the belly dancing was enjoyable. The restaurant is loud and packed with patrons so not a quiet night out, but a fun night out.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great addition to the area. So nice to have a different type of food and a good choice allowing sharing or single plates. Our server was fabulous. Very efficient and pleasant. Will be back.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM