Kalapesi Trust Building, Behind Regal Cinema, Apollo Bunder Marg, Colaba, Mumbai 400-039
Ph: 2282 5000-01
Meal for two without alcohol: Rs 2,500
Is it a bar? Is it a retro restaurant with an old piano in a corner and a tiny dance floor that used to be a Colaba feature in the old days? Then you look at the floor and say, ah-ha, it’s a zebra masquerading as a bar. And the Table is the Bar.
The Table, at the fashionable end of Colaba, is a flexi dining place, as haute as you want it to be should you climb the staircase and settle down in the mezzanine space. Or you can hop on to the line of bar stools and watch the barman shake, jigger and pour your favo-urite cocktails. Downstairs is where you want to have serious talk on the meaning of life, while trying at once to stab the red pimento eye of olive lurking at the bottom of your glass of vodka.
Upstairs is for families. That is if your type of family is not the kind who want to know what a ‘warm chevre’ might be, but would be joyous at the very thought of crunching into the crisp arugula, the pale slices of apple, the walnut bits and not ask for more of the free basket of breads and brioches—ideal for sopping up the salad juices. The chevre is a melting morsel of goat’s cheese served on the top. They also do a lovely line of cheese puffs while you wait for your main course, which takes a while. My companion had pumpkin ravioli, which the waiters warned might be sweet, and it was, but which he found delicious. They serve mini-burgers and pan-seared Rawas, with bok choy, both hearty, and have a good wine list to pair with these, so it’s rare that you want to try their desserts, but go for it; mine was the best part of the meal, a gorgeously delicate and creamy cheesecake.