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American cuisine with European accents, served in a spacious room with soaring ceilings, gorgeous theatrical vintage posters with distinguished new and old world wines
New York, NY 10019
American, European, Asian
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Various business and private arrangements are possible through the Director of Private Dining.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or concern
Discounted parking available at 350 W. 50th St (Mercury Parking located at the World Wide Plaza Building).
C, E, 1 (exit on 50th St); N, R (exit on 49th and 7th Ave)
Private Party Facilities:
Customized menus are available to suit the guest's needs.
Private Party Contact:
Tony Bouara (Tony@restaurantthalianyc.com): (212) 399-4444
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
Special Events & Promotions:
Join us next Monday January 22 to February 9th for a fabulous Restaurant week
Thalia Ratings and Reviews
We went to Thalia a few times several years ago and enjoyed it, but had a much different experience this time.
Food: The appetizer of polenta and mushroom fricassee was very flavorful. The polenta was on the cool side for something freshly plated, but very tasty.
My companion's frittata was OK. The slice of mozzarella was obviously added after the frittata had cooled - it could have used some melting/integration into the dish.
My burger should have been medium rare, but was medium well/well done. There wasn't a touch of pink in it. The patty was well formed, and the meat flavorful, but this was not cooked to my order at all.
But worst was the fries. They were old and stale and hard. If they were fresh cut and made to order, they would have had a fresher texture and potato flavor. If they were frozen and dropped in the fryer they would have been crispy. These fries, however, smacked of someone who had made a large batch and then set them aside under a warmer. I could have gone to Chevy's and been happier. These were inedible.
Service was OK, not outstanding. The waiter did tell me they'd let the manager know of my issue, and gave me a cappuccino to go. So - where's the manager coming to apologize? I mean, these were seriously the worst fries I've had at any restaurant, including the Sonic by the Lincoln Tunnel and the Denny's at that truck stop in NC that smelled like disinfectant.
Ambiance - signs of decay breaking through at this well designed space. Broken candles not replaced, window sills not dusted to the corners... This is a once-great place that needs to figure out how to take pride in itself again.
The sirloin burger was delicious. I am gluten free, so keep my food simple and whole. I tried to get the blackened tuna salad minus the blackened, but it’s pre-made, so I couldn’t. The menu is the menu. I was, however able to get my burger with no bun. My wife’s salad was nicely dressed, fresh, and had a good ratio of “stuff” to lettuce. At brunch, you get a free cocktail, which was nice. Also it’s right around the corner from the Gershwin, so it’s very convenient.
Very poor service. I’ve been there many times but will not come back. Waiter tried to get my dish before I finish, the tip was included in the total bill instead of giving me the option to decide the service charge.
Food was ok but it has been better in the past.
The music was inappropriate and turned too loud for the type of restaurant. It made it very difficult to talk at the table. The food was good but ruined by the atmosphere. The bathrooms were also filthy with no paper towels. It was a busy night but the management should make sure that they are intermittently cleaned.
My friend and I went to Thalia after our matinee. Got there a little too early, but very comfortable bar seating. Service not too good, didn't take our drink orders until we asked twice, brought us our salad without dressing, brought me the wrong entree. Mistakes were corrected quickly, but they were annoying. Food, however, was really great, especially the sesame crusted ahi tuna.
Anniversary and Birthday celebration! Great choice! Great waiter and very attentive to wants and needs. Both had starters of Lobster bisque soup, forewarning had corn in the soup, unusual but nice textural touch. Husband had Seafood choipino which was well prepared and executed. Nice selection of calimari, shrimp, clams, and mussels in a wonderful broth with crusty bread for dipping . Yum! Also had the seafood risotto ,well prepared but could have added a bit more seafood. Overall a wonderful meal and night before a theater performance.
Service was not very good for a quiet day. While the attendant tried his best, he was certainly with too many tables. The food was not special and drinks were poor. The french wine was undrinkable and remained on the table and the manager never came to check. Overall a bad experience.
The food was very good.. the ambiance also... my 2 complaints are service and the champagne in the mimosas..
The service was terrible... very very slow... and could not find a server after our order was taken. My second complaint is the champagne in the mimosas tasted bad... literally a weird sour taste.
After the appetizer course, our waiter forgot about us. I couldn’t even remember what our waiter looked like and had to ask a random waiter 'what's happening to our food?' after a long wait. Then our waiter showed up and gave us some lame excuse about the red snapper. Did they have to catch the red snapper? Red snapper takes 5 minutes to cook. Eventually our entrees came and of course he forgot the side dish that was ordered, it came after almost all the entrees were done. Desserts: I was hoping the desserts would come during the time I went to look for and found the rest room, stood in line, went, went to the hostess to get my checked coat, got my coat, came back to the table, still no desserts! All this time, the next table 4 inches away had a super attentive waiter. Yup, I had waiter envy.
When I booked the reservation, I had thought 6 pm would give us too much time for an 8pm Broadway show that’s a few blocks away, now we had to hustle to make it on time. What an unpleasant experience!
Our waiter was attentive. Food was good. Ordered the filet mignon and it totally exceeded my expectations. Figured it would be “ok” to “good” but in all honesty it was delicious and cooked a perfect medium rare. Got us out quickly without rushing us. Would definitely eat there again.
Thalia is my go-to spot for lunch when I happen to be in the city. It's also a fabulous pre-/post Theatre spot partially because of their location. Their food, menu options and wait staff have been fabulous and I always recommend this place. I love the Thalia Health Salad on their lunch menu. Quinoa and edamame mixed with other goodies on radicchio is one of my favorites.
Chose this for proximity to Gershwin theater where we had a 7 pm curtain. Had a leisurely 3-course dinner and made the show with plenty of time to spare. Red snapper entree (part of restaurant week menu) was cooked perfectly, you rarely see real Florida red snapper offered. Glad we chose Thalia, would do so again.
It is listed that Thalia is participating in nyc restaurant week for winter 2018 Sunday brunch. My family came into town and I took them here specifically for the special menu. However the staff and manager at the restaurant said that opentable/nycgo is incorrect, and they are not participating in restaurant week. I showed them the winter 2018 Thalia restaurant week menu available on the internet, they would not let us order off this menu and the same food was not on the regular menu. Disappointing
The service and food was terrible. My daughter’s chicken was raw! The manager did not even come over to apologize. All he did was try to rush us and place order ASAP.
I have been several times but will never go back and will tell other people not to go.
Went to dinner for my girlfriend's birthday. Ordered at 5.05 didn't receive any food or attention until about 6 where the manager came over to tell me that my order was not able to be fufill Ed because the pork chop was not stored correctly. Mind you during my hour of wait I saw numerous pork chops coming out of the kitchen. There are too many good restaurants in the theater discrict to go to Thalia.
We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation and was promptly seated. It was a Sunday afternoon and by 1 o’clock not very crowded. Our server took our order timely— but that’s where good service ended. We had to wait 55 minutes for our lunch to arrive! It did come hot but the timeframe was too long! This happened before so we tried it again. The service did not improve.
I ordered crab cake sandwich, and it was very flat (literally), and way too much filler instead of crab. I couldn't even taste the crab! The absolute worst crab cake I've ever had! Period. The fries that came with it were clearly not fresh as they were hard, and most likely reheated after it was sitting around for a while. The waiter was nice enough, but not all that attentive. He mostly tried to sell us the unlimited 90 minute drinks for $20. The glasses we had were not washed properly, and though it was pretty empty inside, my party of 2 was sat in the middle of a bunch of people. It was weird to see all of these empty seats and still be on top of each other. I know this is a restaurant for theater goers and (primarily) tourists, and I knew the food would be subpar, but I basically got served cafeteria food. Native NYers would like someplace close/decent to go to before a show, and this place is sorely lacking. It COULD be SO much better...if the chef/owners cared more about the food and quality. McDonalds would've been more satisfying. The only nice things were the quiet noise level and restaurant decor. That's it!
This was an unfortunate visit to Thalia. Whenever we go to the city we try to visit this restaurant but our Sunday brunch was nowhere near as good as it has been in the past. We were greeted and seated promptly which was very nice. We ordered our complimentary cocktails that come with the brunch and about 10 minutes later the waiter returned to say the bar was busy so could we place our order and then he would go and get our drinks. They were only four tables taken at the restaurant so it was odd that the bar would be too busy to pour four mimosas. When our food arrived, the two ladies who ordered BLT sandwiches had no bacon on either of their sandwiches. My chicken Cobb salad had 10 tiny pieces of grilled cubed chicken in the entire salad. Another in our group ordered the burger and it was less than impressive. When we told the waiter the bacon was missing he said we have a new chef and apologized. We asked if we could just get bacon on the side. He Returned with two small plates of bacon. After that, he never checked on us again. We were all really surprised in that we have always found the restaurant to offer much better service and much better food. It was just very disappointing.
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