After three years of living in Nash, my friend and I finally set a date to visit Chaatable - one of the spots we've been drooling over since it opened almost two years ago.
I'm only going to say this once (jk, I'll probably say it a million times in this post): Stop. Everything. And. GO. Your COVID "RBF" will go away as soon as you take a sip of their craft cocktails.
If you've been putting off visiting the newer spots in town, put on something other than yoga pants (or don't) and make your way over to Charlotte Avenue to get the best Indian street food in town.
Maneet Chauhan has been one of my idols for years, and when I walked into Chaatable, I felt like I had found my new best friend. The vibrant, colorful atmosphere was full of the flair and sparkle I remember from my visit to India. She incorporated the best street flair, fabrics, and patterns to transport me back to that place.
In the COVID-19 era, we were required to wear face masks while walking to the table, but could remove them once seated. All tables were distanced (see the sign above blocking guests from sitting there), and the space was immaculately clean.
Do you see that wall of bangles? SO CUTE.
We had paper menus - but you could download a menu from their QR code. I knew right away I was going to order thali - but choosing which incredibly curry/meat combo to order was the real question! My friend and I ended up ordering two different combos and sharing so we could taste as much as possible.
Every. Single. Bite. was worth the wait. We couldn't get over the explosion of flavors! I love following along with @chaatable so I can keep up with the current feature of the day. Resting Beach Face cocktail pictured above!
From $5 - $25, I will definitely be going back for happy hour, dinner with friends, and you can even get meals-to-go!
If you haven't heard of Maneet, check out her other restaurants here.
Overall thoughts on this Nashville spot:
Location & Parking: Easy, able to park in nearby lot and walk, right off Charlotte Avenue
Atmosphere: Friendly, colorful, inviting, authentic
Service: Kind, helpful, accurate, timely
Drinks: Unique, spicy and sweet, we laughed at the carefully-crafted names!
Food: Makes you say "mmm" with every bite (not an exaggeration)
Price: Something for everyone - $25 thali is shareable in size, apps from $6!
Have you been to Chaatable, Chauhan's Masala and Ale House, Mockingbird, or others? Share your thoughts below!