Thalia

3.9
1991 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
American cuisine with European accents, served in a spacious room with soaring ceilings, gorgeous theatrical vintage posters with distinguished new and old world wines
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, European, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: M-F 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sun-Wed 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Thurs 5:00pm - 11:30pm
Fri-Sat 5:00pm - 12:00am
Brunch: Sat-Sun 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 399-4444
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Fernando Barrios
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Private party facilities
Customized menus are available to suit the guest's needs.
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Private party contact
Tony Bouara (Tony@restaurantthalianyc.com): (212) 399-4444
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Catering
Various business and private arrangements are possible through the Director of Private Dining.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or concern
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Cross street
50th St.
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Parking details
Discounted parking available at 350 W. 50th St (Mercury Parking located at the World Wide Plaza Building).
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Public transit
C, E, 1 (exit on 50th St); N, R (exit on 49th and 7th Ave)
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Special events & promotions
Join us next Monday January 22 to February 9th for a fabulous Restaurant week
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1991 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.7
service
3.7
ambience
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JR
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It took a while to get our drinks and food

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JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food. Great location for pre-theatre. Server very helpful, but busboys delivered main course without clearing our appetizer plates, and then wanted to remove main course plates before we were done. You would think there was some training before letting them loose in such an up-scale restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We went at 730 to get a start on some drinks before oyster happy hour. The bread tasted stale. Drinks where/are expensive and weak. We ordered 30 oysters they came out in 5 min. Also they were not cold. Came home and stuff was coming out both ends. Thalia used to be my go to but no more.

On the Bright side of service waiter was nice.
Bussers kept hovering didnt understand why since we were the only people left

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g
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lenny, our waiter was exceptional and the manager, Miranda, is a gem! Had a wonderful experience.

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A
New York Area
183 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had a very nice dinner here recently. Good oysters, nice drinks, and a varied menu - lots of pastas that were interesting. We had the polenta with mushrooms and that was quite good. Also had a burger which was good too.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Servers and managers were giving conflicting information- they weren't sure which menu to give us/ what meal was being served at 11 on a Saturday. Brunch menu has lots of options and food was very good

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r
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This turned out to be a great find near our theatre. Food was good, service efficient and slightly away from the madness of Crazy Town.

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N
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I visited this restaurant before and once again I was not disappointed. From the service, drink and food everything was delicious. Our server was informative and attentive. He made great suggestions. The starter sald with the fruits, nuts and kale was delicious. It was a hefty serving that could have easily been an entree. Will definitely revisit.

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t
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We like using Thalia when we go to the New World Stages. Close to the Subway and 8th ave bus. I love the raw oysters and the duxelle mushroom ravioli.

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j
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Thalia was recommended to us by our hotel concierge for a before-show dinner. Our experience started off nicely, but then the service went downhill. In fact, a couple was seated next to us and waited over 20 minutes to even be acknowledged. They finally got up and left. They must have said something to the hostess on the way out, because she came over and said she would cover another round of drinks. We only saw our waiter once more, when he brought the check and he said nothing. The food was pretty good, but not worth the lack of service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service has always been pretty uneven here but, oof, this was just beyond awful. The server was so weird he was making me seriously uncomfortable. He also seemed so confused and so slow I wonder if he knew where he was.
Food quality has gone downhill over the years while prices have gone up. Thalia is overpriced for what you get.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The food here was ok. The service was abysmal. It was 20 minutes after we were seated (we had a reservation) before we even got water. Our waiter finally showed up after about 40 minutes and told a he was the only waiter on the floor that night. He was arrogant and dismissive.

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NB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Loved our server!
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AO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I've been to Thalia many times in the past and was looking forward to returning, but Sunday, 9/2 was very disappointing. They were very short-staffed so waiting times were long. The usually delicious mushroom fricassee had only 3-4 mushrooms in it, rather than a whole plate of deliciousness. The lobster mac and cheese looked like Kraft. The lobster was not fresh, and the plate appeared to have been microwaved to heat it up before serving.

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DB
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was acceptable and the service was unacceptable. I practically had to bus my own table after I waited for approx. 15 min. For someone to clear the table from the last guest. Then came no menu’s till I had to ask. Waitress looked like she had too many tables to serve effectively. Finally ask for bill and had to get another waiter to take it. Not a good experience.
David Bayne

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NC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Waiter came to the table and said “What do you want?” Nothing else, no introduction, no hello, nothing. Another waiter told us he would bring us bread but never did. I was told there could be no changes to the menu at all- i just wanted spinach added to my eggs, which was available on another item. When I told the waiter of an allergy when ordering he said he didn’t think the side would be a problem but then my food came out with no side. Nothing was said about this at any point. The waiter never checked on us until we were done eating.

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D
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Waiter was very rude and snobby. When my son asked what kind of iced coffee they had he stated "iced coffee" instead of explaining the types of coffee they have and what they could make iced, or if we had a menu we could have at least looked at the drinks. I had the pancakes and the pastry cream with them was curdled. Also, the manager said full menu was available for the brunch but was not and waiter refused to let us look at the breakfast menu during the breakfast hours.

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OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Lousy service- some food came wrong and never got bread- very slow- felt ignored

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JF
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Gone down hill!!

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HL
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I’ve never been disappointed by the food and it’s a convenient location for the theater

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MK
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

ORDERED A BURATA AND HEIRLOOM TOMATO ..THEY WERE OUT OF HEIRLOOM AND SERVED SMALL CHERRY TOMATO ..NO ONE ADVISED..
BATHROOMS AND FLOOR DIRTY
AADVISED THALIA

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m
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Six of us enjoyed our meals although I had to have my dish redone because it was too salty. Good location.

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m
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Table was great as it was in a quiet corner by a window. It would have been very noisy anywhere else. We shared burrata cheese with tomatoes. Tomatoes were very tiny and bread that accompanied the dish was bad with grated tasteless cheese. Hamburger was delicious and fries were too. Okay for New York standards. Pricey as par for NYC. Sadly it was one of our better meals there.😀
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OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service! They knew we had tickets to a show, so we were served in no time. Our waiters was super nice!

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CM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Visit Thalia with friends whenever we see a Broadway play. Also for the past 10 years have gotten together with about 15 other girlfriends for a holiday brunch/lunch. Nice atmosphere, good drinks, casual food, and service.

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P
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This restaurant was fine, our waiter was very nice but it took 40 minutes to get our brunch food when it wasn’t at all crowded.

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

I live in Hell's Kitchen, and have wanted to go to Thalia for some time. I had a dear friend in town and wanted a special evening with mutual girl friends. Our service was poor to say the least. The attractive waiter was brusk and rather rude in his speaking. He did not bring our drinks until he was asked by one of us, and then he only brought one of the three drinks ordered. When my friend ordered, he looked at her and said, " I didn't hear a word you said." No joke. Instead of saying something like, " Oh I am so sorry, it is a bit noisy in here, could you please repeat your order." Each interaction with wait staff was a bit disappointing. The waiter lightened up after a while, but it was a little embarrassing to have talked up the restaurant so much and then have my friends treated so poorly. The upside is that the food was delicious. I eat out in the area at least three times a week, and I have not decided if I will try Thalia again myself.

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JF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was unevenly seasoned. Some elements of dishes were perfect, others were bland. Cost of meal was not justified by attention to flavor.

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GN
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious pre-theatre dinner. Food and drinks were phenomenal.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Ryan was fantastic! He was so personable. Food was great too but it was Ryan that will bring us back again.

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MB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is a restaurant in a good location for pre/post theater with mediocre food. Bread was tastiy; dipping olive oil was not. Seared tuna on noodles wasn’t fresh. Cooked salmon was fine. Kale salad was a good size. Spicy fries were bland. Milton chocolate cake was like pudding. Staff is very nice. Bar space is energetic.

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CK
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner at Thalia. Menu was diverse - able to find something for each of us.
Close to our hotel. Will return next trip to NYC.

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TG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good meal at Thalia’s!

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NB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really had a nice time at Thalia. The food was delicious; tuna tartare, burrata with balsamic, salmon, and squid ink pasta were all incredible. Service was friendly and accessible, decor was funky, and very well located for a dinner before seeing a show.

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SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

After being seated at our table, it took a while for the water to come. It was very crowded and noisy.
After requesting that we needed quick service to attend a matinee show at 2:00, the waitress said she would make sure to alert the kitchen. Our three orders of two omelettes and a ceaser salad, it took a half hour for the meals to arrive. I asked a bus boy for ketchup and he never returned. We had to change our minds about dessert since we couldn't get anyone to bring us a menu. One bus boy didn't understand English at all. the wait staff was very inattentive and unfriendly. I won't return. Several years ago it was a very nice place for brunch. Too bad.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Service took a while. Was sitting for close to 30 minutes before someone took our orders. Pancakes was so good.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

No volvería, pésimo servicio, el lugar sucio y la comida mala. Te hago un favor si te digo que no vayas!!!

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M
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great for a quick pre theater lunch or dinner with many choices on the menu. Portions not too big but adequate for a female.

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LZ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Although the music was very loud when we arrived for dinner, they were kind enough to lower it when I asked. Wine by the glass offers very limited choices. The atmosphere is casual (wood tables, no linen tablecloths). Staff were very attentive, friendly, and sought to accommodate all requests.

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k
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Things we really liked: The waitress was very attentive. The branzini (the nightly special) was amazing - excellently spiced and cooked - with perfectly sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes. The mushroom ravioli was also very well-prepared. These excellent entrees will be what makes me go back next time I'm in NYC.

Things we didn't like: The website and menu said the theater menu was available on Saturdays, which is one reason we went there. It is not available. To this the waitress said, "we need to reprint the menus." The tiramisu tasted like it was made with cream cheese - whether or not it was, it was one of the worst tiramisu I've ever had. The menu identified 5 or 6 ports, but they had only one.

Other: The pre-dinner bread was mediocre. The wine by the glass menu doesn't identify the wine maker or location. Just "cabernet sauvignon" or "merlot."We thought that was rather odd. So we had to ask the waitress.

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