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.