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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
Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

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 $22 tax included.

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

Executive Chef:
Ralphael Abrahante

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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Thalassa Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.6

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4.5

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4.2

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for a Date (7)
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Neighborhood Gem (7)
Special Occasion (7)
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Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

Great place, service was great and food was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We eat in Manhattan all the time and this place was great. The food, atmosphere and service were all wonderful. My husband and I had a great time!! You should def go!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I are long-term Tribeca residents (we literally live down the block from Thalassa) and enthusiastic foodies. So for us, Thalassa is a neighborhood go-to for dinner, but is a restaurant we would definitely travel to.

The cuisine is very authentic, fish is the speciality of the house (but don’t get me talking about the lamb chops), and the wine list is one of the better Greek selections in NYC—love, love, love the Assyrtiko. The service is consistently impeccable. Our waiter and somm this evening, Madison, really provided white glove service.

And oh by the way, the 3 course tasting menu is a delicious and divine deal that you shouldn’t miss. It would be a sin not to indulge in the yogurt martini for dessert.

Go enjoy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Nice dinner friendly competent service Impressive ambience

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great dinner! The food was very good and the service was impeccable!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome seafood with fantastic ambience and service.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 10, 2018

extremely attentive staff - waited maybe one minute to be seated & was served complimentary champagne for the "wait". pre-fix menu offered year-round. great service. tastey food. would definitely recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Fantastic service from coat check, water service, waiter giving fantastic suggestions and complimentary dessert wine. Came for restaurant week but will definitely be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Ten of us were here to celebrate a birthday. We all agreed that this was a great experience. Very tasty food. Pleasant service. Beautiful surroundings. And a great selection on the "restaurant week" menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Wonderful dining experience overall!
Great food. Excellent Service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Madison was excellent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent experience! Went for Rest Week lunch and the food and service was wonderful. We will definitely return to this lovely establishment!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a reservation , they were overbooked couldn’t seat me , ate at the bar , said would comp on drinks and Appetizers -that never happened.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This restaurant used to be a lot better. The dining room ambiance is okay, but it is stuck in the early 2000’s. The staff is nice though they did forget when I said it was my boyfriends birthday. The apps were far better than the entrees of snapper and branzino which were tasteless and everything on the plate had the same coloring. The desserts are not to be bothered with. Crepes were good enough though had a blob of Greek yogurt on the side and the parfait of yogurt and fruit was unappetizing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent service and food. 3 time there and have not had a bad experience. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Overall, the menu is filled with excellent choices and we ordered both on and off the restaurant week menu (restaurant week menu is a good deal at these prices). Both entrees (lavraki and crab stuffed red snapper) were excellent, as were the two appetizers (octopus salad and horiatiki salad). The only limiting factor was dessert because that menu is weighted towards traditional Greek desserts, which, while very tasty, may not be as broad a dessert selection as some would like (we ordered the bougatsa which tasted great, but was a little different than the bougatsa you get on the islands in Greece). Service was excellent throughout. I ordered a custom drink from the bar and it was excellent. Water was filled and plates were emptied seamlessly. Beautiful rooms both upstairs and downstairs.

Overall, our experience with Thalassa was that the food is meticulously prepared, well conceived and great tasting. It is a refreshing departure from the concept at many places that more butter and more salt make something taste better, which often works, but sometimes the food gets very heavy. This restaurant’s approach seems to be that very fresh food combined with thoughtful choice combinations makes for great cuisine. And we wholeheartedly agree.

This is our new favorite restaurant in NYC. Highly recommended.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The interior is nice, the seafood is delicious, the service is wonderful, it feels good, it is not noisy. So satisfactory in all. There is no reason not to go. I like this restaurant!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Went with my friend for lunch during restaurant week. We were both happy with the food, ambiance & service. It was a very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Perfect Saturday date night - great ambiance, friendly waitstaff and great food. We opted for the prix fixe (branzino and lamb chops were the two options) and we thought it was good price per value. Showed up on the early side around 6:30pm, and by 7:30pm it was pretty much a full restaurant though the tables are spaced out nicely so we never felt troubled by other guests. Would definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Really expensive for what you get

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very enjoyable. Only miss was they did not make mention of the special occasion listed when reservation was made. We all enjoyed the meal very much though, and it’s a pretty place inside.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful, the service was excellent and the food was very good. We had been given a gift certificate which was the reason that we chose to come here for our special dinner. Our experience was outstanding and I would not hesitate to return or recommend to friends. The octopus and scallop appetizers were outstanding as were the lamb entrees. But the highlight was the cheese desert paired with sweet wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve dinner with friends. Good food and convenient location. Good service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We spent New Year’s Eve there. Service was HORRIBLE.
1) we ordered distilled water, when the server came to our table, he refilled w tap water and I saw him grab our distilled water to fill up another table. This happened a second time and we had to let him know.
2) when we ordered a bottle of wine, he forgot to pour a little bit to taste it. He went directly to pouring the wine into our glasses.
3) when we were leaving, we needed our coats back. We waited for a long time and the server couldn’t find it. He came later to ask if we found it. As if we were supposed to start looking for our coats. We started to do it since they were not looking for it.
4) food was average n the value wasn’t there.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Absolutely incredible from start to finish! The food, especially the fish (we tried three of the whole fish, you can’t go wrong), was impeccable, and the service matched. Will definitely be coming again!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great atmosphere and service. Food was good but nothing can beet Greek restaurants in Astoria.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Anniversary and Christmas Eve

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Thalassa is a beautiful space. Large modern bar and elegant dining area. Also a room for private parties. The wait staff is very attentive and Madison, our waiter, could not have been friendlier or more helpful.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Very good place, first time and we will be back many times moving on. The fish and seafood were very fresh, service was very good, wine list as well. I would and will recommend to friends!

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Staff was lovely, fresh ocean caught fish very nice!

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 (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

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere. Excellent experience.

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 (New York Area)·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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 (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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 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 21, 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 18, 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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