Introducing DC’s Newest Georgian Restaurant: Tabla

‘Supra’ is a Georgian celebratory feast. ‘Tabla’ is the Georgian word for the outdoor table on which a traditional supra is served.  Now DC has both a Supra and a Tabla to serve scrumptious Georgian food.

Tabla, Courtesy Reema Desai

Jonathan and Laura Nelms, owners of Supra restaurant in Shaw, opened the city’s second Georgian restaurant, Tabla, on July 6, 2020. A casual neighborhood restaurant at the corner of Lamont Street and Georgia Avenue in Park View, Tabla features a menu centered around khachapuri and khinkali (soup dumplings) in addition to classic varieties of other Georgian favorites — like grilled kebabs.

Courtesy Reema Desai

Tabla is designed to be airy and relaxed with garage-door style walls opening it up for that much-coveted fresh air feeling. Interior features include a khinkali bar with an open view of chefs hand-rolling the soup dumplings and various works of art by Lamb, one of Tbilisi’s top street artists.

Courtesy Reema Desai

Guests anxious to taste test at DC’s newest nosh spot should be aware that, in accordance with DC regulations, Tabla will begin with modified service to include takeout, outdoor seating on the 25-seat patio, and spaced indoor seating at 50% capacity. Contactless ordering and delivery service will be available in the near future through the DC-based Table Side app.

Courtesy Reema Desai

Tabla will eventually be open seven days a week, from 10 am to 10 pm Sunday-Wednesday and 10 am to 11 pm Thursday-Saturday, with simple all-day food and beverage menus laid out on large chalkboards that can be read from anywhere in the space.

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