The best part of Tablas Woodstone Taverna in Mill Creek, WA is the live Flamenco guitar. It is not a bad place, but as a frequent visitor to the sister restaurant, Dimetri’s in Edmonds, WA, I was expecting a lot more. We had a good experience, but based on our history with Dimetri’s and recommendations from Mill Creek locals it was not what I hoped for.
The Tablas decor seems a bit worn, sitting in the lounge you get the wonderful view of a messy bar, if you are going to have seating that allows patrons to see behind the bar then it is important to keep it meticulously clean, this was cluttered. The view toward the kitchen/server station was just as unappetizing The food was good but then again not up to Dimetri’s quality, though I did enjoy the grilled sardines.
Most disappointing was the wine list, I know this is a Spanish theme, but please, we live in Washington, have at least something local on the list.
I loved the music, Flamenco is a weakness of mine, so that made it better, as did the bartender who was a pleasure.