Tala American Bistro

4.7
490 reviews
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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.
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K
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second time at Tala. As we expected, the food was great. Our waiter was excellent. We had 6pm reservations on a Saturday night. The meal was progressing nicely until 7:20 and we were considering whether or not to have desert. At that point, the manager came over to us and told us they needed the table for a 7:30 reservation. He said if we wanted desert he would have to move us from the table and set us up at a table outside. It was quite rude. He then turned around and said the same thing to the people seated at the table next to us. Unfortunately, the managers comments were highly unprofessional and discourteous. That should not happen 1 hour and 20 minutes into an upscale Saturday night dinner. Needless to say we did not order desert and left. We will not be going back there again.

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AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved this restaurant. The atmosphere, service, and food were all top notch. They helped make our celebration special!

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Starting with the ease of making a reservation, to the courteous server who patiently waited while we caught up on my friends lives, to the delicious entrees we could not have been more pleased. They even found my prescription sunglasses that fell out of my pocket and kept them for me! My husband and I will definitely return!

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VV
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably , one of the better restaurant in Albany. Clean, modern, with attractive interior, and modern appearance. Service are good and staff look clean and attractive. May need to add more items for lunch menu . Go and try , you will be happy.

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o
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite local restaurant. Great team and food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing as always!

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LL
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall our meal was superb. Can't wait to go back.

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. The Neil and Jane wings were delicious!

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ME
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

great ambiance and excellent service, more menu options during dinner time than lunch though... good food 👍🏻

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d
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are great! Our favorite neighborhood spot!

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DL
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent and the portions were ample. I only had lunch, but am looking forward to enjoying dinner in the near future. It was a pleasant surprise.

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A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the minute we walked in everything was great!
Service , food and wine was perfect!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I really liked what I had, but I wish there were more vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free items on the menu.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere, and service. Will be back again.

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PA
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

super cute atmosphere, very chic. terrific food and service!

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D
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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JJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't believe this Bistro has been here for 5 years and we never went here. Excellent food, atmosphere, service and happy hour value! Our server was the bartender and she did an awesome job taking care of us! The bring your own bottle of wine night on Mondays is a great idea, it can save you a little money while providing you your favorite libation! We did not try any entrees yet but if they are as good as the apps. I am sure they will be awesome! We will definitely put this restaurant on our go to list!
Thanks for everything Tala bistro! :))

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was only about half full yet it took us over 2 hours to get our food. The service was inconsistent, and that coupled with the length of time in receiving of our food ultimately makes it highly unlikely we’ll return any time soon.

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S
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always love the quinoa and kale salad. We were both pleased with our entrees, which were both new additions to the menu. Our waitperson was attentive and personable.
It was a very pleasant dinner!

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BU
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous menu, terrific apps and entrees, super service from Rhea, and a Big Thank You To Tala. We will be back!!!

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K
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Never thought I'd go back to a restaurant craving a salad, but the Tala Chop is so good! We also had the Veggie Pizza w/ cauliflower crust, truffle shoestring fries and a risotto with corn and jalapeno. The risotto, at the time, was just OK. We took it home and it was tastier. Maybe it needed more time for the flavors to meld. Drinks were good, too! Highly recommend. Small place. Make a reservation to ensure quick seating.

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d
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Definitely our “go to” place for any/all occasions! The food is great and the service is lovely! We really enjoy this restaurant! An undiscovered local wine and dine venue!

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JN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was absolutely delicious and our waitress, Rhea, was excellent and super accommodating with one of the members of our party that had some food allergy requests.

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RJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit pricey but the food, service, and atmosphere were excellent. Probably just for special occasions based on price.

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JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were seated right away for our reservation. The food was perfect! I think our server was a bit overloaded, they probably could have used another server for the amount of guests. Nothing too bad though. One of the appetizers we ordered was completely forgotten, though that was probably a blessing in disguise because we ended up so full, and it didn't show up on the bill. The music was a bit too poppy and loud for the kind of ambiance that I think they are going for.

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VI
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food here is always good whether you get the surf n’turf or the burger, which we did and both were very tasty and cooked to order. We felt the bartender was a little bit skimpy on the drinks but we will still come back.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully decorated for Valentine’s Day! Such a great atmosphere for a date!

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K
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Would eat here again.

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MD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional

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TC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed Tala. Great atmosphere! Our waitress recommended the cauliflower pizza, which I had never had. It was delicious!

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MB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Meal. The Whole Party Enjoyed The Meal

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A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wine and service!

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d
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend an I enjoyed a delightful lunch! The food was wonderful and the service extremely pleasant! Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought it was very nice and the strawberry martini was great

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CG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greats spot! I would highly recommend Tala to anyone!

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MB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Love Tala , Great Family Dinner

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good time, good food and great service. The restaurant was very nicely decorated for the New Year. My Manhattan cocktail was perfect. Thanks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Getting together with friends. Great restaurant. Can’t wait to return.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good food, with a nice assortment of food and specials.

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t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable evening. Good food, wine and service

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