Thalassa
Thalassa

Thalassa

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thalassanyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129417661
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Greenwich and Hudson Street
  • Public Transit: 1 Train to Franklin Street A, C, E to Canal Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Icon parking at 350 Greenwich st. between Franklin and North Moore St. (after 4PM) Validate ticket with hostess $10 tax included.
A word from Thalassa
Contemporary Mediterranean Seafood Restaurant with rare Greek wines and hard to get boutique worldly wine list.
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Thalassa reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (47)romantic (46)fit for foodies (44)neighborhood gem (30)good for groups (26)notable wine list (21)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for lunch (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Delicious Greek restaurant
    RelcoVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We eat often at Thalassa since trying it during restaurant week some years ago. Always wonderful and fresh. The service is excellent. There is an extensive menu of delicious small plates, appetizers all the way through main courses, desserts, and an excellent 3 course prix fix menu. They also offer a full bar along with signature cocktails. And, you can actually have a conversation at the table without raising your voice and shouting. The noise level is lively, but low and there is live music on some of the evenings.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great evening
    sandy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    fantastic food; well served; excellent staff at all levels.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable time
    David
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It's my second time to the restaurant and I decided to invite another couple. Happily the experience lived up to my previous encounter. Its a pretty restaurant where the tables are adequately separated giving everyone privacy and best of all the food and service were excellent. The food specializes in seafood and most of my party ordered Langoustines and very large and tasty shrimp from South Africa. no one was disappointed with their meal. I highly recommend it but it is slightly pricey and street parking can be tough.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terribly disappointing
    Katelovesfood
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Puzzled by the great reviews. Prices are quite high, but the food was mediocre at best: seared scallops were overcooked and rubbery, turbo fillet was thin and dry, red snapper fillet was just meh. Server poured 2 full glasses of our wine w/out first offering us a taste from the bottle, even though I mentioned that it was a Greek wine with which we were unfamiliar. Despite my notes on the res and phone call to confirm, there was no acknowledgment whatsoever that our dinner was to celebrate my husband's 50th. Failed on the little details in addition to failing on the food. Would not return nor would I recommend.
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  • great again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    great seafood. service wonderful. waiter brought dessert wine on the house.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An amazing evening.
    Dimitri
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    A special occasion in a special restaurant. We enjoyed everything in Thalassa.Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Meal of 2014
    Riddler
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Best meal we had all year and we eat out about 3 times a week!! The Octopus Appetizer was by far the best Octopus I ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite and lovely
    KarenA64
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My friend arrived early and texted me "wow!" The interior is large, open, lovely and warm. The service was both highly officiant but friendly and considerate -- I loved all the bits of free tastes. The food was in the Greek seafood tradition but elevated without being fussy. We loved it all!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Consistently excellent and great service, comfortable surroundings
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful!
    OU812
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Wonderful experience. Wonderful food! Wonderful atmosphere!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Ladyny
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I went to Thalassa for a business dinner . Love the apertizers especially the fish tacos . Great wine list . Our server was very attentive ! Will defiantly be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellet
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I visit this restaurant quite often - It never fails to impress. It's my go to spot for visiting guests and they are always extremely impressed. Can't come here without ordering their Scallops and Octopus. They are to die for. They also had new fish tacos that were phenomenal!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Very disappointed. Must have changed owners because seafood quality was bad and service poor. Will give it one more chance and then it's over.
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  • Our 30th Wedding Anniversary
    Natasha
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    A perfect evening! Attentive service~ Excellent cuisine~ Beautiful décor~
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Understated excellence
    PimientaVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Thalassa gets a lot of points for getting all the little things right. It's has beautiful spaces -- particularly the bar area when the windows are open to see the lovely garden in front. Particularly impressed that they light the candles at tables downstairs even when no one is dining there. Food was terrific, starting with the quinoa bread with olive oil, a seafood bisque and swordfish with cannellini and asparagus. Baklava is delicious and plenty big enough for two. And the service is prompt and unobtrusive. All in all, a fine evening out.U
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • special occasion
    sandy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    gathered seven relatives together -- all picky eaters. everyone loved it. now, that's an accomplishment.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thanks thalassa
    raquelleVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Our second visit to this restaurant. Delicious food, excellent service and unusually generous with customers - complimentary dips, amuse bouche, petits fours, dessert wine and a goodie bag to boot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really liked this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    top notch service. excellent food. several nice touches: complementary fried zucchini tasting. great bread, olives, etc to start
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • 10/10
    Jonathan
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was delicious, the wine list impressive, the service great. The decor was kind of cheesy and over the top but that really had little bearing on the overall experience. Would definitely recommend this place to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner
    sydbVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This was our second time at Thalassa and continues to be excellent experience. Service was excellent-- very attentive and helpful and gracious. We had restaurant week menu-- one had lamb chops, one had snapper, one had halibut. Tasty and well presented. Pretty restaurant and would definitely come back here again.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous!
    Tabathav
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Yummy food (especially the deliciously tender grilled octopus)!! Wonderful service! And no one even treated us as peasants for choosing the Restaurant Week menu! Not only did we choose 3 courses each and a bottle of wine, but we were also treated to complementary amuse bouche, petit fours and port at the end of our meal! Overall a fantastic experience...one that I would recommend for Restaurant Week or otherwise!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced Food
    RestaurantExtravaganzaga
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was completely overpriced for the portions and quality of food. I was very disappointed.
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    romantic
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  • Great RW choice
    KR155
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I went here for Restaurant Week Summer 2014 and I was pleasantly surprised by the food and service! The food was excellent and I love that they also had a RW wine list by the bottle (cost around $30-35). They also included a nice dessert wine at the end of the meal. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves modern greek food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dining at Thalassa
    RandA
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was our first time at Thalassa and the food was delicious. Along with the restaurant week menu there was a select wine list option which introduced us to the heady delights of Greek Cab-Sav!My vegetarianism was instantly accommodated with a fabulous entree, and the service throughout the meal was attentive without being overbearing. A really lovely dinner.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Meal
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was amazing & the service was great! It took a little longer than the 3 of us would have liked to get our drinks & it was only a little after 6:30pm on a Wed night, so it wasn't crowded, but if that was the one negative take away-that is fine by me.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Excellent!
    ToniVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went for restaurant week and they treated extremely well. I live in Tribeca I have been there many times. I'm never disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • expensive but excellent quality
    tulika51
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Considering the restaurant was not full it would have been much better to include the restaurant week menu or the tasting menu on a summer Saturday evening.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I came here with my boyfriend during Restaurant Week and had a lovely time. The ambiance is beautiful with good lighting and nice decor. The fish and vegetables of the day are on display as you walk in so that you can see your fresh options. It was carefully maintained with ice throughout the evening (we were seated near it). We both ordered fish and were quite happy. The Halibut was perfect and I would highly recommend it. I ordered the sea bass, which though good, could have used a bit more vibrant seasoning. Since it was paired with lentils, it overall had a muted flavor to the dish. Excellent kale salad and octopus to start. The service was some of the best I have had in all of NYC. They were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    Leone
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great ambiance-excellent staff-mediocre food. The tasteless fish was boiled , not baked and it sat on a bed of boiled lentils with no oil or spices. What happened?
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  • Restaurant week at Thalassa
    marinakVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went there for restaurant week and whatever we ordered form a special menu was excellent. Octopus salad, kale salad, halibut fish was very tasty, lamb chops were tender. Desert, we had one of each and both were great. The service was excellent as the atmosphere and ambiance. Wines on a restaurant week menu were very reasonably priced. Definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Restaurant Week Treasure
    RestaurantWeeker
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The Restaurant Week $38 prix fixe menu was a generous one. Dinner started with an amuse gules. The food was outstanding as was the service. While the restaurant is spacious, it was a bit noisy perhaps due to a private function downstairs. The $38 prix fixe quickly translated into $80 - a glass of wine was $14 and a cappuccino was $5 - with a generous tip since service was so attentive. There were several bottles of wine that were very reasonably priced, but I only wanted one glass. Perhaps the Restaurant Week menu can include a glass of wine that is reasonably priced in relation to the prix fixe. Would I return there? Yes!
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thalassa! opa!!!!
    doobie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The restaurant was fabulous. I didnt know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. The food presentation was alluring! The dishes were very creative and the taste WAS magnificent. I went for restaurant week and it was so worth it. Nice size portions. The waitstaff WAS unreal. They were so attentive and offered a complimentary glass of wine. I'm definitely going back.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot!
    Foodie44
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My sister and I had a great time dining at Thalassa - the atmosphere was great, the service was speedy and kind, and the food was delicious!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • A fantastic Dinner Experience
    nytower
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I was there for dinner last week , it was the beginning of Restaurant Week in NYC. The service was very good & the food was FANTASTIC !!! Our server was prompt & courteous , & knowledgeable of the wines being offered. Looking forward to another fantastic dinner there soon .
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    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Service and Amazing Food
    AMAZINGEXPERIENCEVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We went to Thalassa for Restaurant Week. The menu was well priced and with three options for the appetizer and entree. I went with my mom and cousin, and between the three of us we ordered everything on the restaurant week menu. The portions were bigger than expected for a restarurant week menu so we each got try a little of everything. Also, we were impressed by how friendly and attentive the staff was. We all got a free Amuse-bouche before the meal, a free glass of dessert wine after, and after the dessert from the menu which we all ordered we also received choclates at the table. We also left with a small sea salt shaker to bring home. The staff at Thalassa did a great job! and I will definitly be back!!!!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Lovely Time!
    LESFoodloverVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Come here for a little bit of gluten-free heaven. So many options! Started off with the beautiful quinoa salad, enjoyed the halibut entree (though it might have benefited from just 1-2 minutes less cooking time) and really appreciated the thoughtful Greek yogurt/fresh fruit dessert. Notably refreshing and crisp Greek wine pairing too. Restaurant week success!
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  • honestly
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I don't mind that a $38 dining week dinner cost $175 for two with a few glasses of wine, but I don't like an appetizer portion of lamb chops being served as a main course because a dollop of risotto was added. This misrepresents the restaurant and I' not sure I would trust them to return.
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  • TriBeCa Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Very good meal, service and ambience. We wery looking for a fancy, not stiff place to enjoy a lovely dinner with friends and we found all in Thalassa. We will come back.
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    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Greek but priced for Onassis
    NYCMcV
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We tried this TRIBECA RESTAURANT because my husband was given a gift certificate as an end-of-the-year present. We had a lovely night, and the service was excellent. The food was also delicious. The octopus starter was a favorite, as was the main course mediterranean Sea Bass. But I doubt we will return, because the menu prices are so high. The restaurant was only half-full on Friday night, and I suspect that is why.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • out with a small group of friends
    FormerFatty
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I went here for a dinner with a small group of friends on a Friday night. The resturant was not packed , yet the food took long to come out. No one in my party liked the entire meal. However, they dropped off a complementary seafood salad and it was probably the best thing we had. Also, the fried veggie chips were good. The entire experience was disappointing but the atmosphere and staff were great.
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