Danny Meyer Will Close Tabla After Twelve Years


Union Square Hospitality group has announced that on December 30, it will shutter Tabla, the Indian-fusion restaurant that has lately been the invisible stepchild of Danny Meyer’s empire. A release explains that “in its 12-year run, its sheer size with 283 seats often made it a financially challenging business — especially for a restaurant whose cuisine is so specifically focused. Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) has stated that it is open to finding another space whose scale is more suited to Tabla. Additionally, the organization is weighing whether to conceive another business for the existing Madison Square Park location or to assign the lease and space to another restaurant.” Executive Chef Floyd Cardoz, who also helped launch the El Verano at Citi Field, will “continue to work with USHG to develop a new restaurant beyond the realm of Indian spices.” Tamarind Tribeca now finds itself in less company (until Hemant Muther’s place opens, anyway).