About Thalassa

Contemporary Mediterranean Seafood Restaurant with rare Greek wines and hard to get boutique worldly wine list.

179 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Greek, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch : Monday - Thursday 12-3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Sunday:
Closed

Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Greenwich and Hudson Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 941-7661

Website:
http://www.thalassanyc.com/

Parking Details:
Icon parking at 350 Greenwich st. between Franklin and North Moore St. (after 4PM) Validate ticket with hostess $10 tax included.

Public Transit:
1 Train to Franklin Street
A, C, E to Canal Street

Private Party Facilities:
Thalassa is the ideal location for a perfect boutique wedding. Housed in a landmark Tribeca building, its three levels are an elegant setting for corporate or social events. Thalassa’s cuisine has been awarded 3 stars by Forbes, a Zagat rating of 24, among many other culinary accolades.

Private Party Contact:
Event Coordinator: (888) 927-2122

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (14)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Cozy (6)
Authentic (6)
Healthy (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Fun (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
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Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The Food was really good, the octopus appetizer was delicious. my favorite part of that restaurant is the wait staff, they are all wonderful

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere. Excellent experience.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Our third visit within the year confirmed first impressions; consistent in all respects. The staff was attentive but not overbearing, the server (Madison by name) knowledgeable and helpful. The fish remarkably fresh for a Monday holiday. We expect to return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The Price-Fix menu was a great value and had good choices. We were there on as Wednesday, when they have a someone playing the guitar, and that really added to the lovely ambiance.It is a very pretty place, the service was wonderful and we enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Have lived in Tribeca for over a decade but somehow had never had dinner at Thalassa. It was outstanding. Terrific and attentive service and the food was sensational. Our dinners included whole striped bass and whole lavrakia, both deboned nicely, plus appetizers of calamari and crabmeat salad. Would highly recommend this wonderful Greek restaurant particularly seafood lovers. Will be back there again soon for sure.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Went here for a date night splurge with my fiance. We ordered a few apps/small plates and shared an entree. The apps/small plates were the highlight for us - we ordered the octopus dish, stuffed calamari, and the lamb chops - all of which were very tasty. As for the entree we ordered the red snapper, and it was okay - maybe we should've splurged more and ordered something from the fresh market. Overall I loved it - would love to come back for another special occasion or just for a drink and the octopus dish (it was phenomenal).

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Everything was fantastic, food and service was impeccable! Only issue was I ordered sparkling water and it was very warm. Ice was on the table, but I believe that takes away from the water.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 19, 2017

What a find!!! This restaurant is worth the trip from anywhere. The physical space is warm and inviting. Our waiter, Madison, was helpful, knowledgeable and charming. The menu is extensive including daily specials. We had the grilled octopus appetizer, which Madison recommended, and it was outstanding. It was cooked to perfection - not overdone. We ordered the two entrée specials for dinner, double thick lamb chops and halibut, which we wanted to share. Madison had the kitchen put half of each entrée on our plates. Both were superb. Since neither of us is familiar with Greek wine, Madison recommended one and gave us a taste. And the best is the price. For Manhattan with the superb quality of service and food the price is very moderate. We will be back the next time we visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Thalassa went above and beyond in providing excellent service. While waiting for the remainder of our party, we ordered a bottle of wine. They were kind enough to provide us with complimentary cheese and offered to place my flowers in a watered vase for better storage until the remaining party arrived.

The food was exceptional and fresh. The server was very knowledgeable and very friendly. A the end of the dinner, we were offered free bottled water and cookies for the road. Again, the service was impeccable!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Outstanding seafood prepared with knowledge and skill. A wonderfully minimalist dining room setting. Was a great place to show mid-Westen visitors that New York dining is all it is cracked up to be.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

NYC Summer Restaurant Week was officially ended on 8/18, but this Greek restaurant extends their restaurant menu until 9/30. The decor and ambience are upscale and beautiful. Service is excellent and it's very easy to find street parking after 7pm. Highly recommend !

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

upon arrival I was offered bottled water which was very much appreciated the staff was friendly and welcoming. the Dover sole and octopus was excellent. the wine list was very expansive and the mark up was reasonable I will be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I was amazed by the service, thinking that the restaurant had just opened. The staff is extremely friendly, kind and caring. On the way out you are given a bottle of water and cookies, a pleasant surprise!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Had to write a review since we sat next to a extremely strange table saying bad things about their dinning experience which was excellent but they wanted their meal for free and tried everything possible

our experiences have always been OUTSTANDING at Thalassa
PERFECTLY cooked and prepared dishes from apps to entrees
Service was as ALWAYS SUPERB
Great WINE LIST from all over the world with attractive pricing even on OPUS

Always go back for a great Greek Seafood meal
STAFF is so attentive
i have been going there since i moved into Tribeca over 12 years ago

FRESH FISH !! SERVICE is a 10

looking forward to going again soon

AP

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Organic, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

I've been to Thalassa a number of times and the service has always been impeccable and the food consistently delicious. I have recommended the place to friends and co-workers who in turn have also dined there and had very enjoyable experiences. I look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The entire meal and drinks were amazing. From the free appetizer to my martini, the spanakopita, which I have had many times surpassed all others I have eaten, the meatball was so light and delicious, and the fish so fresh and flavorful! The service was impeccable. Run don't walk there, because they have extended restaurant week through September 2017. I went with a Greek friend who said this was her favorite Greek restaurant in New York City 💥💥

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

One of the worst dining experiences ever! Food was mediocre, expensive, and management was rude and hostile. Would not recommend it under any circumstances unless there's a change in management and cooking. Used to be a great restaurant. No more!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great service and great environment! We have a nice dinner experience and definitely will come back to bring more friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Went out with a friend for restaurant week... food was great but the service was very slow. Waited forever (really about 15-20 minutes) to order drinks and food.

They gave us cookies and bottled water at the end of our night though. You have to give them credit for trying to make amends

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

The dinner was excellent! The candles made it very romantic. And the host was exceptional and really cared about our dinner experience. I would highly recommend this place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Beautiful restaurant. The food and service we're amazing . Definitely will be back

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We came to thalassa as part of restaurant week and we'll definitely be back to try the regular menu. The food was incredible and the service was fantastic. Plus, we got free cookies on our way out :)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Good food, excellent service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Came here as part of restaurant week and was blown away by the excellent service and delicious food options. Will definitely be coming back

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Highly exceeded my expectations. Restaurant is beautiful with lovely calm music playing. Wait staff was exceptional. Attentive yet not annoying. Our waiter, Madison, was particularly helpful and always available. Food was attractive and delicious. Restaurant week menu was great too. Definitely going back.

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

As you enter the place you are welcomed by magnificent surroundings, an enjoyable mix of luxuries of modernity. The food was absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation, very pleasing. I highly recommend it and I definitely will be back. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

My dinner was amazing.. the food, service and ambiance was outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant, the staff was very friendly and made you feel comfortable.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent seafood in one of the more spacious, elegant dining rooms in lower Manhattan, along with top shelf service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This is our fourth time at Thalassa and we continue to be impressed. Madison, our server was attentive but carefully non-intrusive. His wine suggestion was spot on with what we were looking for. The Greek wines here are very good and a very good value.
We started with Seafood Saganaki and Keftes (Small meatballs). Both great! Main course was Seafood Thalassina and broiled Royal Dorado from which they remove the center bone but there are still some small bones. Our only disappointment was with dessert. The baklava was almost dry rather than the amount of honey I expected and the Galaktoboureko didn't have much citrus flavor to it. A nice evening! We'll be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The food was ok,even though we were ordering from a pre-fix menu but the portions were a bit small.

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

Great food, haven't been at Thalassa for approximately 2 yrs, but i can say it got even better. The service was really good, friendly staff and very attentive. A pleasant dinner and atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

The food is fresh, light and very healthy.
I orders the Greek tomatoes salad, fish taco,
Grilled octopus salad, and sea scallops. There waiter was very nice and helpful. I also love the nico lazaridi Greek red wine.

Tags: Vegan, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Amazing seafood in a very cool environment. It was not expensive we did indulge in a good Greek wine, King Crab, Lobster mashed potatoes, Dover sole, grilled octopus ,Dessert and the recommended matching Dessert wine.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Superb as always, cocktails are as exciting as the food. Great atmosphere, only wish there wasn't a limit to my appetite! Waiter was exceptionally good helping order the perfect amount and entertaining everyone at the end with a tour of there fresh seafood display. amazing experience!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

loved the perfectly grilled fish , great wine selection was impressed with the recommended Magic Lazaridis Mountain White wine , waiter was helpful checked on us maybe a couple of to many times , app langustinos like butter , Tribeca Gem , had a wedding event going on a lot of love in the air....
i would recommend to all even if you want to get married again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Love love this place, the food is amazing and our waiter Steve was funny, attentive and a great server.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food is overpriced. I ordered an appetizer as my main course and they charged me double the price after they promised it wouldn't be double. The peasant salad which was tomatoes, cucumbers, and small piece of cheese was $22- outrageous!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great place with great selection of fresh seafood. Service is unpretentious and friendly, staff made us feel special.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

This was my second visit in the last 10 days; I first discovered it on a first date, then came back with my friends this past weekend. The place is visually stunning when you walk in, and the energy and vibe of the space was great both times. We all really enjoyed our food and actually stayed for hours eating, drinking and laughing! I also bought their branded olive oil this time - it's really one of the best I've tasted. Service was also prompt and attentive; it's def. a winner in my book!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Food was good, service left something to be desired. When you order two starters and two main courses and then receive one of each choice as main courses, you are somewhat surprised. Having been told that it would be made up, I am pretty sure that we paid for everything.
As this was part of my 70th birthday celebrations, I was more than disappointed. There is no way that I could ever recommend anyone to come here. These views will also be represented on TripAdvisor.

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