Thalia
Thalia

Thalia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantthalia.com/
  • Phone: (212) 399-4444
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday thru Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday 5:00pm - 11:30pm Tuesday thru Saturday: 5:00pm - 12am; Sunday: 4:30pm - 11:30pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Late Night and Lounge: Monday thru Thursday: 2:30pm - 12:00am; Friday & Saturday: 2:30pm - 12:30am;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Nelson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Various business and private arrangements are possible through the Director of Private Dining.
  • Private Party Facilities: Customized menus are available to suit the guest's needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Helah kehati 2123994625

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 50th St.
  • Public Transit: C, E, 1 (exit on 50th St); N, R (exit on 49th and 7th Ave)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Discounted parking available at 350 W. 50th St (Mercury Parking located at the World Wide Plaza Building).
A word from Thalia
American cuisine with European accents, served in a spacious room with soaring ceilings, gorgeous theatrical vintage posters.
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Thalia reviews from OpenTable diners
208 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (73)fit for foodies (70)good for groups (64)great for brunch (41)great for lunch (35)hot spot (31)special occasion (28)vibrant bar scene (25)late-night find (17)romantic (17)notable wine list (10)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I always enjoy dining at Thalia. I was there for Wednesday matinee lunch with a friend. It was her treat for my birthday. We shared a delicious pumpkin soup and then had wonderful salads. I was feted with a beautiful dessert and Happy Birthday written on the plate. complete with candle.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theatre District Gem
    BerniHHI
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    When in the city, this is my go-to spot for pre or après Broadway theatre. Have eaten here many times and always enjoy the three course theatre menu as well as brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Kid Friendly, Poor Service, No Excuse
    Debry
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Despite having a reservation for lunch on a weekday, we had to wait 10 minutes for them to push two tables together for a party of 5. We watched others without reservations get seated while we waited. Hostess was busy on the phone for the duration of our wait for a table. Got to the table, with the restaurant still mostly empty. Maybe 5 or 6 tables were filled when we were seated. Restaurant is touted as "Kid-Friendly", but has no kids menu, not even a crayon/coloring sheet. We placed our order, got appetizers in an acceptable amount of time (not quick, but acceptable) and then proceeded to wait ONE HOUR for our food, while many others seated after us were served. Bread on the table was never refilled during the long wait, and the waitress was rarely seen. Again, I'll reference the "Kid-Friendly" propaganda . . . as we had a 5 year old with us, which made the ridiculously long wait even more intolerable. We hadn't ordered anything extraordinary; two spaghettis, two burgers, and one lunch special. Four of us placed no drink orders, had just the water, and one member of the party ordered a diet coke, which never arrived. The burgers and the lunch special were good, but the spaghetti was doughy and clumped together, with barely any sauce. In summary, we were extremely disappointed with our dining experience.
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  • excellent place for post theater dining
    dundasmom
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We were at Thalia restaurant on a Thursday night after dinner: all the food was tasty and the service was prompt and friendly
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Thalia has an ambiance with a mixture of romance, fun and vibrancy with very friendly servers and interesting menu. The mushroom ravioli I had was one of the best dishes I've had in a long time!My husband's shortrib ravioli was interesting and very good also as was our super vegetable roll. A great restaurant, especially if you're going to a theater near 50th street. Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday lunch
    JanredVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had lunch at Thalia on Sunday before a theater matinee. We loved the movie posters on the walls as well as the high ceilings which made the space feel bigger. There was a great energy in the restaurant - the tables were full - everyone looked happy. The food was delicious and the service great. The crab cake sandwich was delicious. The ham steak with eggs was delicious although the eggs were a little hard. It was a fun experience and we will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    What a terrific pre-theatre experience. Hadn't been to Thalia in a while, but have a renewed interest on coming when attending theatre the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for pre theatre
    fatboy
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Food is excellent.abiance good.location excellent.table seating good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    247foodieVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This is a fabulous restaurant and whenever in NYC, we visit! Love the oysters, though everything else that we had was also fantastic. Our waitress was amazing -- friendly, sense of humor, and great delivery. Can hardly wait to return!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    BunnyVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Health salad was unusual and delicious. Zucchini as pasta was outstanding. Wonderful for vegetarians but just as good for non veggies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good pre-theater oasis
    Showrunner
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We dined pre-theater and were happy with the food and the service, as we were on a previous visit. The fish in their sushi bar is fresh and succulent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ending to a great weekend!
    KellysMom
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Went to Thalia's on our last night in NYC. After my daughter found her wedding dress, we needed to celebrate. Amazing cocktails, ambiance and the food was delicious. The staff were friendly and attentive. Oysters for a dollar! You can't beat that. Beautiful decor and soft lighting. Portions were very generous! A true gem! Have also been there for lunch and brunch. It is one of our stops when we come to NYC. Perfect ending to a wonderful weekend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CabooseVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food and service was excellent. Waitress made sure we had plenty of time to enjoy our food before the show time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dissappointed
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Food quality was poor. Only brunch menu was available at !:00 PM leaving little choice for those not wishing to have a breakfast meal. Any simple request for a minor change in the food ordered, such as elimination of ham in an omelet, was denied, as per our waiter. Extremely inflexible. Would not return to the restaurant.
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  • exceptional
    teviscommie
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The space and place all served good energy with efficiency and a smile. for a last minute choice...excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love this place
    irkinReview
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I've dined in Thalia many times, the food is always excellent quality. Perfect service, very prompt, friendly staff. This time I have ordered tomato-mozzarella salad, the homemade cheese was delicious. The only minus is noise level, it's always too noisy here. Otherwise highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pick for pre-theater lunch
    Roslyn
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We really enjoyed our lunch at Thalia. The food was very good, the service was attentive and our server worked with us to make sure we got to our show on time. The location (right next to the 50th St. Subway station) is very covenient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Don't go!
    JonskiVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This place has gone downhill. Awful food. I should have been scared, when the menu mentioned they had; oysters, sushi, burgers, pasta and steaks. Nobody does all of those things right.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    zzsharon
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We enjoy Thalia a lot. Our food was very teasty, we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It never changes...always wonderful
    AnneSDVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I am always confident when bringing friends to Thalia. There has never been anyone who was not impressed by the atmosphere, the decor, the service, and of course, the outstanding food. The servers are attentive, can answer any questions, and will check with the chef if they don't know about an ingredient in a dish. It's fun to hear friends joy in eating something well prepared and perfect seasoned, and beautifully plated. I would highly recommend their version of the wedge salad with a light bacon dressing....soooo yummy! They are also experts at preparing seafood; actually everything is prepared to a T!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Lots of love and attention from the staff to go along with excellent food in this lively theater district spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pemaquid
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great place for dinner before or after theater. It's our go to place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theater dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is our favorite dining spot in the theater district
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JaneVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great menu variety, very good service for a totally packed busy place.
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  • 3 Course
    Gazza
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We went with the 3 course meal before our Broadway play and it was fabulous ... we would certainly go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • goldens2
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I have eaten here numerous times. It has always been consistently good for food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • operaloverVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Very disappointing brunch. Had to wait a while for waitress to take our drinks order. Complimentary muffins were dry. Appetizer arrived before they even brought our drink order. One appetizer order never arrived. One main course was not prepared as requested. Pancakes were dry. Coffee not refilled until we were for the most part done with our meal. Would never return.
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  • Just okay
    Rhea58VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Very pretty popular place with efficient waitstaff. Their brunch offerings are good altho the omelet was disappointing.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Theatre district Restaurant
    hmort
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Thalia was convenient to our show & parking lot. We were seated immediately upon arrival (had a reservation) Tables were very tightly arranged. Prices are a little high for pasta/ seafood special. But it was delicious. We shared 2 apps, 3 salads(caesar,health & can't remember the other name) & 3 entrees amongst 6 ladies which was delicious & filling.Special sushi roll was fab. Service was good. Entrees came out nice & hot.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Refried French fries
    Delice
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I have been to Thalias many many times, but it will be awhile before I return. The service was slow and the food was awful. The French fries were refried many time and the hamburger was cold as if it sat for some time before they brought it out from the kitchen. Although they took it off the bill that was not the point. The manager was busy explaining that it was a Wednesday matinee day and that the restaurant was very busy. I we were very disappointed as this was a regular go to restaurant in the theater district.
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  • Brunch is awsome!
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great location, beautiful space, very crowded, good crab cakes and gilled chicken sandwich -- bottomless mimosa option is fantastic!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LindaVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Fit the bill for good food in pleasant atmosphere pre theater.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and quick, close to shows
    NettoVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We made a reservation based on recommendation of friends. Very close to some theaters, good prices. Excellent choices for sushi and sashimi, very tasty burgers. Lunch before the matinee was easy to finish, due to very good service. Very pleasant experience inside, even though the weather outside was awful. A very attractive interior.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diva1
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Always a satisfying eating experience. Excellent wait staff. food prep and presentation delicious and appealing to the eye. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great theater district find
    LK123
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    8th Avenue is not my preferred location but we needed a local place for brunch/lunch pre-theater on a Sunday. The service was very attentive and the food came out quickly. We loved the open, modern atmosphere which is good for groups, large or small. We had: oysters, omelets, salads and drinks. Everyone enjoyed their food and the generous sized portions. Great menu, excellent service and an attractive atmosphere comes with a price tag, and isn't that expected while in the theater district? Would definitely recommend and I will likely return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service needs a wake up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    There were five of us dining at Thalia. Somehow, they managed to screw up at least one thing per person. Ordered items were forgotten, misunderstood. We had to ask for cutlery, condiments, and other items. If it weren't for the fact that I've dined at Thalia multiple times in the past and I know its generally better, I wouldn't go back.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Dependable
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    One of our favorite mid-town west restaurants. Never disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Enjoyable pre theater brunch
    MartydocVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    good service and food, great for pre theater and a nice brunch
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pre-theater choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Good food, fair prices and efficient service make this an excellent choice for a pre-theater meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yeah thalia
    BunnyVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Always have an excellent meal. We like it a lot. We were three and each one had something different. Everything was done to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic