Thalia
Thalia

Thalia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantthalia.com/
  • Phone: 2123994444
  • 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
185 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (66)neighborhood gem (64)good for groups (62)great for brunch (38)great for lunch (33)hot spot (30)special occasion (30)vibrant bar scene (22)romantic (19)late-night find (19)kid-friendly (10)notable wine list (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LindaVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Fit the bill for good food in pleasant atmosphere pre theater.
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable pre theater brunch
    MartydocVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    good service and food, great for pre theater and a nice brunch
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • freddiVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    good pretheater.excellent location.pretty interior.would go back. all in our party felt the same way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Pre Theater
    Marla
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We picked Thalia as we were going to Circle in the Square. It's right across the street. While the food was fair, the staff was lovely and I would go back when I'm going to theater in the vicinity.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent experience
    TootsiesDad
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was delicious. I had the short ribs which were melt in your mouth tender. Also, the fior de latte was very generous and fresh , fresh , fresh. Blue point oysters at $1.00 each were exceptional. Very reasonable tab for two with drinks. I'll be back next time I'm in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch 9/14
    Grandma4
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Have gone many times & enjoy it every time. Good food, good service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place. Great Service
    jayeatzi
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The hostess got my group seated immediately. The food and atmosphere was perfect for our post show revelry. Those that ordered sushi and the specials of the night were especially pleased. The cocktail creations were fantastic. I will of course recommend and return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Nice Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have dined here for many years before the theater. The place is nice, the food is good, the service is good and they get you out in plenty of time for the theater. We always enjoy it. Very consistent and reliable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot for dinner
    nycoccasionally
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    surprisingly affordable for a nice, quick dinner on a sunday night with the girlfriend. dollar oysters after 7pm were a big hit. had a delicious pasta dish. would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great and not just before theater
    wm68VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I agree with all the reviewers who said they get you out in time for your performance without feeing that they are rushing you. It's an attractive, comfortable space. Somewhat unexpected was the food tasted great and the menu displayed some real creativity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful
    wonderful
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I was impressed with a happy hour prices as well as dinner. I am from Philadelphia was busy for the day. My New York City experience was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great food and many choices for all food types. Love the polenta, Thalia health salad, and veggie rolls. Very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food is n the heart of NYC
    luv2dinealot
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Good food, good ambiance, good service, good price. Very happy customer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for pre theater
    Gloria
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went there for a pre theater dinner. The food was good and the waitress made sure we were done in time for the show.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ghost
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We have been to this restaurant several times and usually enjoy the ambiance as well as the food. We shared a rainbow roll which was delicious. My husband's pork chop was also delicious. When it was my turn to order I was told that the restaurant was out of the grilled Mayan prawns. This was on a Sunday at 5:00. I don't understand this as the restaurant opens for dinner at 4:30. I had the Tuna which was good but not as good as the prawns which I have had before. In conclusion, I was really looking forward to this dinner and was disappointed that I could not have the dinner that I wanted.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food, Service, Ambiiance
    DniceVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It is a nice restaurant, decorated vibrantly, inviting and serves excellent food. The service was also very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awful
    BobSleddVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Have dined all over the world,a VIP diner on Open Table & this is only the 2nd time that I have written a review.I have no choice. While ambiance and service always make a difference, at the end of the day, the quality of the food is outcome determinative.The meal that my family was served at Thalia was,categorically,the worst that I ever have encountered. Several (not one, but several) prominent menu items were not available(perhaps that was a blessing).What we ultimately were served ranged from wilted lettuce that should have been thrown out days earlier to a ravioli sauce that was right out of a tin can and food that simply was not edible. We left & went down the street to a sports bar where flatbread pizza from a pub put Thalia to shame
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good pre-theater choice
    MicahBVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Whether for brunch, lunch or dinner, Thalia is a convenient, reasonable choice for dining before or after a Broadway show. I love it for brunch. Dinner was good too. While there was not a kids menu, they did a good job with accommodating young children. We had very good pasta dishes, the signature French fries, a sushi roll and soup among the selections.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent pre-theater restaurant
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    excellent pre-theater dinner restaurant. the food was fresh, plentiful and reasonably priced!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate