The BEST Mediterranean in Nashville!. We've heard all the recommendations and been to all the places, and I'm telling you: Tabouli's is the best, HANDS DOWN. Apparently, Kalamata's used to be a favorite among locals, but my husband and I have been there as well, and it is simply dwarfed in comparison to Tabouli's! The food at Tabouli's is better, the service is better, the ambience is better... what else can I say? The ONLY con is that they don't serve wine - yet. But maybe someday... Anyway, it's a family-owned restaurant that serves Greek, Egyptian, and Italian cuisine, and I will continue going back.
I was not as impressed with Tabouli's as I thought I would be. I got the Greek salad and gyro sandwich and both were just average, in fact the sandwich was less than average. Maybe I just got the wrong thing.
In addition, they had lights that weren't working, only one server on staff, our food took a while to come out considering there was only one more table there, we had to go ask the server for our check, and the meat on my gyro sandwich was very dry. I am not a picky person, but these are things that go hand in hand into providing good service. I will most likely give it a second chance, but if the second time around isn't any better I can't say I will be returning.
I LOVE Tabouli's!.
Last Saturday night, I dined at Tabouli's. I was a bit skeptical after reading some of the reviews on here, but I have heard soooo many good things about the place that I just had to give it a try. My waitress had a few tables, but my date and I were still seated immediately. Our server was knowledgable about the beer selection (they only have bottled beer, no wine, unfortunately). She answered any questions that we had about the menu. Our appetizer, salads, and entrees all came in a fair amount of time. The portions were huge, so we didn't have room for dessert, but the tiramisu looked too good to pass up so we got some to-go. The prices are pretty average for a dinner out, and you get way more food than at most places. There is also a patio, and there was absolutely no wait for a table.
Where else can you find all that in Nashville on a Saturday night?
I guess some of the other diners who have had bad experiences must have caught them on a bad night, because I couldn't ask for a better dining experience.
I will definitely be back to Tabouli's. Next time, I think I will try coming in the afternoon. Supposedly they have free wi-fi as well as hookah. Our server listed off several different flavors.
There are several restaurants in Nashville that have similiar menus, but so far none of them have been as great as Tabouli's!
worst dining expirence, EVER!. I had been talking about this little greek resturant that I was told about to my friend, who moved here from St. Louis. We went on a Saturday afternoon, and sat on the patio, since that is reportedly the place to be. It ended up being a disaster from start to finish. The waitress, who started off seeming disinterested to be at work, brought us 2 iced teas, but aparently forgot the ice. We asked her for just a cup of ice so we wouldnt have to send them back. After waiting for completely too long, my friend went inside and got it herself. ( strike1) I ordered a Calzone, and a salad, while she got the greek plate. When i asked if they had any house dressings, she didnt know what that meant. We slowly explained it to her, and she said that they made an italian dressing, but she didnt know what vinegarette meant, so again, we had to explain it. Finally, when the salad came, it was wilted. I told her that it didnt seem fresh, and she said, "yeah it is, i watched them cut it"... My jaw dropped... ( strike 2) I could seriously go on forever about how dumb this chick was, but the last straw was when she decided to talk back to me when I told her that they made me a Stromboli, instead of a Calzone. She said that they were the same thing, and she could have them make me another one. I didnt want ANOTHER one, I wanted the right one! The calzone, when it finally came, was burned on the outside, and the dough was still gooey on the inside, with cold shredded cheese. ( strike 3) At this point, my friend asked for the manager, and she said that he was bussy, bc "he went downstairs" . I'm not sure what was the big emergency downstairs, but the waitress was about to get strangled up there... Never Again...
Enjoy Food and Service. I've only been a few times, but have always enjoyed my food and the servers are very nice and check on the table several times. Didn't know that they also offer hookah, which is something I enjoy, so that makes me want to go there even more. They advertise free WiFi but for some reason my computer was unable to get on the internet even though I was connected to their network.
bad food, Bad service. 5 of us went to Tabouli's on a Saturday night. Most of us had Mediterranean food and we were disappointed. The falafel was too oily and very crispy. The hummus did not taste like hummus at all and even the french fries had an oily aftertaste! The service was really poor. The waitress did not check on us, brought the check before asking us about dessert. She didn't ask even after bringing the check. It was a bad experience! We will never go back again.
Great experience!. I have been eating at Tabouli's for years, and the food has never been less that delicious. I have been here probably hundreds of times, and I have never experienced bad service or bad food. The employees are friendly, and the food tastes great. They have a really good selection of pasta dishes and calzones that will leave you with plenty to take home. I don't know if the Middle Eastern stuff is really authentic or not, but either way it tastes AMAZING!!!
nice waitresses, terrible food. this was one of the worst attempts at middle eastern food I've ever experienced. the falafel was falawful - gummy and pasty on the inside and practically inedible. the rest of my dish was third rate college fare and overall just plain bad. the waitress was really nice, and they do have free wi-fi, but those are the only highlights here. stay away.
Taste Italian, Greek and Middle Eastern specialties all under one roof..
Tabouli's sits right in the heart of the Belmont neighborhood. On warm days and nights, its front deck invites you in off the street, and the friendly staff and no-frills atmosphere welcome casually dressed patrons year-round. Surprisingly, Tabouli's prepares baba ghanoush and stromboli with equal expertise. Its extensive multi-culti menu lists gyros, falafel, stuffed grape leaves, chicken florentine, lasagna and pizza. Tabouli's serves beer and wine coolers only and delivers to a limited area.
best restaurant in Nashville. I eat at a variety of restaurants all the time, and Taboulis is one restaurant that I would always be willing to go back to. The servers are amazing, the food is delicious, the prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is unique and great for any occasion whether it be a family lunch or a nice dinner date. If you only go to one restaurant in Nashville, make it Taboulis, and take all your friends. You won't be disappointed. If you haven't been in a while go check it out even if your first experience wasn't the greatest. They have new carpet, linen tables clothes, linen napkins, candles on tables, and the food is even better than before!
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