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Tala American Bistro

4.6
415 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighborhood Gem
Tala is a modern American Bistro located in Latham, New York, featuring a menu of familiar favorites reinvented and served by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our culinary team has created a unique menu, offering our guests many choices for both lunch and dinner. While transitioning from day to evening fare, Tala offers a bar menu for our guests to enjoy while sitting in our comfortable modern bistro.

Tala is the kind of place where you feel comfortable dropping in for a quick drink and snack, a casual lunch or dinner, pre or post theater dining or late night conversations around our outdoor fire pits. Stop in and meet our team of Mixologists. Tala features a cocktail menu sure to please. From signature to skinny, our cocktails are worth a try.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–6:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(518) 486-8252
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Glennon Road
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Parking details
There is ample parking in our shared lot.
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Public transit
Bus
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Special events & promotions
Check our Facebook page and website for upcoming events.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 415 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always a favorite and they never miss. From cocktails to entrees, always delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We are repeat customers at this restaurant, because the entrees are never disappointing. We were greeted promptly, shown to our table, the service was quite satisfactory, the entrees very tasty. Thanks, and we'll be back when we are in the area.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Wonderful food. Fusion, unique, upscale without being overly exotic. Great service. Ambiance lacking, and noisy due to a private party going on in the bar area, but still very lovely. We will drive from Clifton Park for the food again soon!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

One of our favorites when visiting the Albany Area. Our server Alexa was excellent.
Celebrated Mom's Birthday, TALA made it a very special celebration. The only down side
was how long it took to get a cocktail. We waited at lease 15 minutes. Alexa our server was doing her very best, seemed like the bar tender needed extra help.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

All f our of us enjoyed our meals - the Szechuan CHicken Wings and Onion SOup are both fabulous!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Tala is a great dining experience
Amanda was a wonderful waitress
I just love the atmosphere
Carla Hernas

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

It was a great meal and our wait staff was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food,great drinks, good service. A little over priced in my opinion for what it is but over all my experience was good.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food. They were very quick to remove the cost of our drinks when our food was delayed. We hadn’t even complained. Sweet waitress and great ambiance!

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Food and service were terrific! Would highly recommend it to others.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Our biggest issue was with the temperatures of the food and drinks. We ordered red wines by the glass which were ice cold. My husband’s pasta was cold next to his hot chicken parm. All in all, it wasn’t bad; I think we went in expecting a bit more.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent location for a New Years Eve dinner. It was busy, but our server was very attentive and the food was great.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

The staff was excellent and engaged. The food was delightful and delicious.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything was awesome.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Fabulous, every drink every dish!

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3.0Dined on November 28, 2017

The Onion Soup, which is usually wonderful, was so poor that all four of the people who ordered it sent it back to the kitchen. It had no taste as all - desperately needed stock or something to richen it up.
The rest of the meals were fine, but it was a first for any of us sending something back to the kitchen at Tala. The soups were taken off our check, but we would rather have had great soup and paid for it.

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4.0Dined on November 27, 2017

The kale and quinoa salad is always great for lunch. Good service, nice ambience and very convenient location

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Food, service and ambiance was amazing!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We dined with friends whom we had not seen in a while. The atmosphere was great, as was the service. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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4.0Dined on October 12, 2017

We had a lovely meal before the theater, but the live music was a little loud for us. The food was awesome (salmon, and lamb bolognese) and we enjoyed it, but avoid Thursdays are live music and it’s loud.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Best Bolognese I have ever eaten ! Their lamb Bolognese is just fantastic. Everything else our party had was just as good. My wife had huge scallops that were delicious, my sister-in-law had a wonderful halibut dish. The bread was warm and fresh obviously home made as well. Great cocktails as well.First time I ‘ve had dinner here after many lunches ,very impressed.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

We were greeted right away and were seated, which was nice. Our server was delayed a bit, but once he arrived, attended to our needs very well. The entrees were great, cooked just like we ordered, very tasty. We'll be back.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Our meals and our service were very good. They were out of most Pinot Noir selections on the wine list which was unexpected. Also, the handicap access was partially blocked outside but we were still able to get by.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

The waiter, Justin was outstanding and knowledgeable and friendly. Do not lose that guy.

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

Great location for a business meal/meeting. Enough space for discussions. Had a family seated next to us and not once was it disruptive. Great service.

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2017

Was there with a group of five to celebrate a friend's birthday. The service was exceptional. Attentive yet unobtrusive and we had a very long, leisurely dinner.

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2017

We had great service from Savanna. She keep it moving, I was there with some Korean business associates and they had an very nice time.
One of the thought she was, and I quote, gorgeous. So much so he drank a Drink he didn't like because she recommended it. Priceless.

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2017

We chose to sit outside on the patio because the weather was perfect, and saw the special, fish n' chips delivered to another guest. It looked so good, so we ordered that, and it was so good! A very generous portion. The server was very attentive to our needs. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Always great service. Made my birthday dinner very special.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

It was great from start to finish. Our server, Justin made the night.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2017

Birthday & farewell dinner

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Second time there. Will not be going back. Food quality not great. Service was slow.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2017

I've been to Tala several times and have never been disappointed. This time was dinner for my partner's birthday. They had a "happy birthday" sign on the table and presented a special dessert complete with a
sparkler. The food was delicious and the server was courteous. After dinner, we had drinks at the bar. The noise level is conducive for quiet conversation. The bartender was friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Tala, especially for weekend brunch.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2017

I brought a friend to Tala on her Birthday. We both had a lovely time. You guys brought out a cute sign and a little ice cream sundae with a sparkler in it. I was impressed at how you made her feel special without embarrassing her like some restaurants tend to do. Food was amazing and I LOVED the decor and atmosphere. I will be returning for sure.

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Appetizers were excellent. All four dinners were over cooked. Both steaks tough and overdone. Salmon burger burnt and seafood dish passable.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2017

So good in every area! The food, staff atmosphere were all top notch! Very fair pricing

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2017

Always delicious and served well! Savory special that I really enjoyed.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2017

A friend drove by one day and we decided to give it a shot. I ordered the Hummus which was very very bland and the Steak Frites as my main course. My steak was cold, like to the point you could see it was sitting out for a while because it had started to dry out. My wife ordered the Swordfish and it had zero taste and was kinda burnt. Overall I would say we don't need to go back for a second visit.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Sorry to say how disappointed we were during our first visit. Potential to be great is there, but too many mistakes in service and food for our liking. Maybe just a bad night? Not sure, but doubt that we will go back.

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