Just a pleasant nice experience We go there often for brunch and lunch. Great location for theater and some museums.
Good food and drinks. Swift service. Accommodating for a group of 10. Convenient within the theater district. Overall a very good experience.
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.
Saturday brunch before a show. They have a great Bloody Mary and food was good. Our server was the highlight- he was great and super personable.
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.
The food was exquisite as always, the Spicy Tuna Tartare and Roasted Beet Salad apps were spot on and the wine list is wonderfully diverse.
The food was delicious. We went for lunch and was still able to choose brunch options. I got a burger, its was made to perfection, but I think Ill also try the eggs benedict next time
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.
Lovely pre-theatre Sunday brunch. Food was delicious and service was great!
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.
We went for Sunday brunch. The eggs benedict was delicious, as was the bloody mary that came with it. Reasonably priced.
Wonderful, as usual! This is one of my. favorite places
The Maryland crab cake was horrible. No crab. All filler and had corn in it! Told the waiter that I had dietary restrictions and could not have vegetables. I didn't even finish it. What a waste.
Great food. Dined there as part of NY Restaurant week. Menu was excellent. Enjoyed the crab cake and Seafood Risotto. The cheesecake was excellent. Creamy and not too dense. Excellent after theatre dinnner
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!
Food was perfect. Service excellent . We were able to get a reservation same day and were in and out in time for our Broadway show
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.
Great spot near theaters. Wait staff was attentive to food and other details, including show times.
I've enjoyed Thalia many times. While a wonderful pre or after theater spot, it's especially terrific outside of those hectic times. One drawback I must add - this time around, I ordered scallops as an entre; three small scallops for $32 is just crazy.
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
We went for Sunday brunch pre theater. The food was good but we had a bit if a wait for our order to be taken and then for our beverages. Everything seemed a little a chaotic, and it wasn't that busy
Lovely brunch... great service... no one rushed us and we
Were able to eat at our leisure !
It was great
Thalia was a great date night experience. The service was fantastic and the food was excellent. I would definitely dine here again.