Looking to take my friend out for a fancy thank you dinner. Is Tabla still worth going to? Any other recommendations? We are in our early 30s, creative types, so nothing too stuffy, but I want to feel like it is worth it and special to spend $200 on dinner. He is an omnivore and I am a foodie vegetarian. My other fancy faves have been Eleven Madison Park and The Harrison.
I'm personally a big fan. Certainly don't go looking for authentic indian food (for upscale authentic indian try Devi), but I think the indian-influenced, french style cooking is original and superb.
If you're concerned with price go to the Bread Bar @ Table. Amazing food in a more casual atmosphere.