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About Tala American Bistro

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.

626 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Bistro

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon – Sat 11:30am – 3:00pm
Dinner
Mon – Wed 5:00pm-9:00pm
Thur – Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm
Happy Hour
Mon-Saturday
Happy Hour Menu 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Closed Sundays


Cross Street:
Glennon Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 486-8252

Website:
http://www.talabistro.com/

Parking Details:
There is ample parking in our shared lot.

Public Transit:
Bus

Executive Chef:
Eric Marrish

Additional:
Bar Dining, 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

Special Events & Promotions:
Check our Facebook page and website for upcoming events.

Tala American Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (5)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Cozy (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Healthy (1)
Romantic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fabulous, every drink every dish!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food, service and ambiance was amazing!

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·Dined 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.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Live Music, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Always great service. Made my birthday dinner very special.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 4, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Birthday & farewell dinner

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Always excellent in service and food. Excellent cocktail menu too

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 16, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Tala's. The food was excellent, but hat's off to our table attendant - Maria. SHe was efficient, professional and makes a great martini. But most of all - Maria has a fabulous personality which added to the overall experience. Thanks Tala for a great meal and experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Interesting fusion cuisine, nice atmosphere and very attentive service in a modern setting. Well worth the ten minute drive if business brings you to Albany. A touch on the expensive side if viewed as "a local place" - more attuned to the expense range associated with business or special occasion .

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

The Calamari and flavored sauce was out of this world. Salmon with vegetable presentation was marvelous. Lamb dish just average. Lamb flavor hard to detect. Web site is great and is why we came for first time time. Plan to come again and introduce to other friends. Waiter assistance in helping us to select the right wine was excellent. The bread and butter was delicious. Tempted to come some time and just have bread and appetizers as the appetizer menu is so appealing. Also will try salads next time. Unfortunately, we came from South and could not find you until we turned around and came back. Don't know how you would change it, but it would help

Tags: Organic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

We took advantage of the Burger and a beer Tuesday, and it was prepared perfect to order. Tala Bistro is great for a romantic dinner, or for a lighter fare in the bar area. Thanks.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Service was awful. Very slow. Lunch took over 2 hours!! Food came out cold and soggy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2017

We went on a Monday night and the service was excruciatingly slow. The decor was very nice, but once the food did come out, the fries that came with my husband's steak were soggy, my mashed potatoes were cold and my veggies were very salty. The chicken piccata was ok. I expected more for what we paid.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Quiche was dry - very dry. The dessert was disappointing - also dry.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Wasn't sure what to expect, adjoining a spa, but was very impressed by the place. Attractive, modern decor, excellent food. I loved the tuna tacos, and my husband who is vegan, was happily accommodated by the chef. One of the best vegan dishes I've tasted.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 16, 2017

We like the creativity of their menu items and specials. Our last server, Laura, was outstanding. She was knowledgeable and promoted their new deejay nights. I wish the menu items weren't so salty. In the future I will skip dessert. I was spoiled when I ordered tiramisu when they had the special Italian menu Feb. 3rd. It was the best dessert of my life. I ordered the tiramisu (to go) on another visit and it was almost all cream. I threw most of it out? Last visit my friend ordered their $9. pistachio cheesecake, to go. It looked really good. Two bites and she threw it out.
We will return but will skip dessert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Wonderful place to gather with loved ones, friends or business! As stated above, everything was outstanding! Loved the lobster and Caesar salad!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vegan, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

The atmosphere is always great. Two of us had salmon that was just perfect. The other two had chicken piccata that was fabulous as well - All plates were cleaned!! Would highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Service was really terrible and slow, despite the place being empty. The food is amazing though!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Truly dreadful
Even in a place with few decent restaurants this is among the worst
Devoid of any redeeming value

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I was referred to Tala by a friend. When I told my co-workers they also raved about Tala. I wanted Valentines Dinner to be special so I made the reservation which was very simple to do on line. The initial impression when we walked in was wow...we were greeted...the hostess took our coats and said we would be getting the next available table. We proceeded to the bar for a drink. We were warmly greeted by the bartender and had a cocktail. Once our table was ready (which was not long) we were seated. The waiter was very attentive and polite. I'm pretty big on customer service and so far I was very impressed with all the employees. We ordered a top shelf dinner which was excellent. We even ordered dessert which is so rare and that was fabulous. Another thing to point out which is something I never saw before is they offer a half glass of wine. I thought that was pretty cool. For the amount of money I spent on a holiday for dinner, dessert and drinks...all my friends asked me if they billed us correctly. This was a great experience and I'm sure to be back. On additional note...I saw in the menu that they have bring your own wine on Mondays and there is no corking fee....I haven't seen that in this area. So if you can't find a wine you like there are other options.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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