Tala American 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.
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.
We absolutely loved this restaurant. The atmosphere, service, and food were all top notch. They helped make our celebration special!
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!
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.
Our favorite local restaurant. Great team and food.
Food and service was amazing as always!
Overall our meal was superb. Can't wait to go back.
Fantastic food and service. The Neil and Jane wings were delicious!
great ambiance and excellent service, more menu options during dinner time than lunch though... good food 👍🏻
The food and service are great! Our favorite neighborhood spot!
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.
From the minute we walked in everything was great!
Service , food and wine was perfect!
I really liked what I had, but I wish there were more vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free items on the menu.
Great food, atmosphere, and service. Will be back again.
super cute atmosphere, very chic. terrific food and service!
Great food and service
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! :))
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.
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!
Fabulous menu, terrific apps and entrees, super service from Rhea, and a Big Thank You To Tala. We will be back!!!
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.
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!
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.
A bit pricey but the food, service, and atmosphere were excellent. Probably just for special occasions based on price.
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.
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.
Beautifully decorated for Valentine’s Day! Such a great atmosphere for a date!
Amazing food and service. Would eat here again.
We really enjoyed Tala. Great atmosphere! Our waitress recommended the cauliflower pizza, which I had never had. It was delicious!
Great Meal. The Whole Party Enjoyed The Meal
Excellent food, wine and service!
A friend an I enjoyed a delightful lunch! The food was wonderful and the service extremely pleasant! Thank you!
I thought it was very nice and the strawberry martini was great
Greats spot! I would highly recommend Tala to anyone!
Love Tala , Great Family Dinner
Good time, good food and great service. The restaurant was very nicely decorated for the New Year. My Manhattan cocktail was perfect. Thanks.
Getting together with friends. Great restaurant. Can’t wait to return.
Always good food, with a nice assortment of food and specials.
Always an enjoyable evening. Good food, wine and service