Thalia

3.7
2231 reviews
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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. Now Serving amazing Sushi and a beautiful raw bar! Join us for happy hour for $6 drinks and $1.50 oysters
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MG
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here many times. I have never been disappointed.

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L
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Always fun with delicious food.

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MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thalia's menu offers something for every taste, and all of it tasty.
On Saturday night the squid ink capellini was a tad salty but the delectable Cotes du Rhone washed it down nicely.

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BB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food and ambience were okay. My guest's chicken looked awfully dry, but my hamburger was very good. Problem was front desk: I made a reservation through Open Table that they swore they didn't have. In fact, they'd seated my two guests and wiped out the reservation. But I had to listen to a really grudging, accusatory "We'll seat you but you have to be out of here in an hour." Since my guests had arrived ten minutes before me and I have an unusual last name, it's hard to believe nobody remembered they'd wiped out the rez. When we left, each of my guests had lost an article of clothing (a hat and a scarf) that had been turned in. The front desk assured us they had them, but we'd have to wait to get them. We waited for nearly eight minutes until somebody was willing to go fetch them. Attitude: we've got your money, get lost. Noise level was ghastly high; I was with two younger people who found it oppressive even for them.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A repeat visit to me. It’s my go-to restaurant in NYC. Great food & service. Very attentive & friendly waiters!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Thalia's and I'm sure I'll be back. What I ordered was delicious. I was honestly tempted to lick the plate... and I left wanting more. Yum!

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F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had lunch there with a colleague. Food is delicious and service was great. I highly recommend.

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O
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Used to be a pretty decent place, but seems to have gone down hill. My family has been going here for over 10 years a few times a year and always had a pretty solid experience. Not so much this time. While this was never a five star NYC dining establishment, the food was always good. Not this time. When we pointed out that there were a few ingredients left off a meal, the manager seems concerned, went into the kitchen and 45 minutes later, did not return so we left. There are many places to get an average meal in the city, spend your money some place else.

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CM
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Have been to Thalia often but found the food just okay on this visit. Still will try again when up in NYC for the theater.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

1st time at Thalia’s it was great. Didn’t realize it was the brunch menu offered on Sat. Lunch. The burger I chose was excellent. Cooked perfectly. It was very convienent to our theater also. I will definetly go back.

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JJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed this time. My food was extremely salty, my friend had to send back her strip steak which was cold and raw. Service was very slow, disorganized.

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HV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was disappointed in Thalia. It felt very corporate ("I'll check with my manager" was a frequent response to run of the mill questions), the music was too loud, the waitstaff was not on top of things: hard as a rock bread, no knives brought for main course (we took them from an adjoining empty table), no pepper mill offered without request. The food was fine, but not special in any way.

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SU
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thalia is one of my "go to" places and has been for many years. The food and service are both consistent and top rate.

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AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

WE GO TO THALIA FOR BRUNCH ALMOST EVERY TIME WE GO TO THEATER ON SUNDAY. IT IS CONSISTENTLY GOOD.

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NM
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always do brunch before a matinee at Thalia.
The food is good and the help is lovely. Never a problem!

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C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent Zucchini pasta dish and also tuna dish

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

On a Saturday night in a restaurant with a full bar .... they had NO Pinot Grigio wine !
And I ordered the chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream , again they were out of vanilla ice cream ! Really ? They served me pistachio ice cream instead , what if I was allergic to nuts ! Lovely waitress though , who was so apologetic .

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BH
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for pre-theatre. Service very accommodating. Wide range of choices. The avocado egg roll appetizer is amazing!

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PT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Food was very good. Service was attentive. We’ll be back again.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the food, particularly the lava cake. I would go back just for that dessert. YUM.

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RG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent spot for Sunday Brunch. Service is attentive and not intrusive. We sat and enjoyed cocktails, coffee and an outstanding meal. There was no rush. All in all a superb dining experience

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B
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Food was ordinary at best and overpriced. Service was terrible. And to top it off waiter double charged my credit card. We will never go back.

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BW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Music was blasting at 8 am when we arrived to a near empty restaurant. There was not enough staff, as one waitress was coping with everything. Service was very slow, but the food was good. It was pricey and I would not go back.

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DV
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been coming to Thalia for years. It's in a prime location on 8th avenue right next to the Gershwin theater where WICKED plays. The atmosphere is great for either a romantic date or just grabbing drinks after work with friends. The space is quite large and we typically don't have to wait that long for a table. The food is very good as well (my wife always orders the zucchini pasta for dinner). The service is attentive & kind, even to tourist that are in town. The price point is very fair considering the tourism & location. We ordered an appetizer to share, our own entrees, a glass of wine each, and paid $95 including tip. I would recommend this place to anyone!

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J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We had a nice dinner before heading to a show. The food was great, but the service seemed a little rushed . We had calamari, mushroom ravioli, fettuccine bolognese and NY strip. Everyone was satisfied!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and service.

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EM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Second time there and both were outstanding. looking forward to the next visit.

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was excellent, the service started off great as well, our server asked us if we were going to a show (which we were) and he made sure to let us know he would have us out in enough time to get to the theater. We ordered the mussels as an appetizer and 2 sushi rolls for dinner. One roll was a special. When our food came, a different dish which was also a special came out instead of the roll. We told the staff we never ordered it. The staff brought the same plate back 2 min later, and again we told them we didn’t order that. After that, our server came over and told me that I did order the dish, and I explained “no, I did not, I ordered the special roll.” He told us he needed to check with his manager and come back. They gave us our first roll in the mean time. Then, the manager came over and asked me if I ordered the dish they brought out. I told him no, now for a fourth time we did not order the dish. How this was even allowed to happen is beyond me. I told four different people we didn’t order the dish and was then treated poorly. We didn’t see our server for the rest of the night and he took his time getting our check. Advice : if you mishear or misunderstand your customer and they are absolutely positive they didn’t order something, don’t try to push it on them or make them feel bad because of your mistake. Not ok.

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JM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Solid meal not overly expensive for the area. The staff was very professional and attentive. I am always hesitant to eat in the Theater District I just feel tourist trap and over priced. I’d go back to Thalia it was a good meal at a reasonable price. And I always feel a spot on staff is a huge asset. And this staff from Bartender, Maitre’d to waiter were professionals and in synch.

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FR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made Valentines reservations for my wife and I for 1800, we arrived at 1755 and we were seated right away. This place was very busy. The lights give it a soft glow and the decor compliments this place.

We were greeted by our waitress Carolina. She was friendly and attentive.

We ordered a dozen Oysters for appetizer. I ordered a cocktail called Field Day, it was citrusy delicious. For entree my wife got Pan Seared Scallops, I got the Filet Mignon topped with Butatta cheese with truffle fries. The food was amazingly scrumptious.

We had a lovely experience and we enjoyed our Valentine's Day.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting with a friend

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Check out my review on yelp, too much to type here

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VC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Unfortunately, although the food was "pretty decent," the service was terrible. We were at our table for 40 minutes before we got our appetizers and 20 before they took our order. My husband had to ask twice for his glass of wine and they brought the wrong food to our table twice...looking for other tables. Everyone was very nice, just very unorganized and not at all attentive. It was also quite pricey to endure such bad service. They need to do some work on that!

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r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Thalia was spot on with honoring our 6 pm Saturday night reservation. However, service and taste of food for the money that was charged was sub par. We were a party of 4 and 2 of us thought the food was just ...well, food.... something to eat to sustain ourselves and 2 actually enjoyed what they ate. The waitstaff brought over 3 glasses of wine at 3 different times, however it was for the wrong table. I told them each time "wrong table". Then when it was time for my salad to arrive the waitstaff looked confused as to which table to bring it to. I simply raised my hand and waved the staff member over to our table. I also stated that we were celebrating 2 birthdays mine and my son's girlfriend. Only one "candle" was placed in front of her as if i were forgotten about! I did see it necessary to let the manager know after our meal and dessert. Our "neighbors" felt the evening went the same way for them. We were told that it was a busy night.... ummm this is NYC on a Saturday night... I expect it to be busy as you have been open for years this was not their first rodeo! The manager did the right thing by taking off dessert and the espresso, but more importantly I thought that he needed to know so the rest of the evening wouldn't be so terrible for others who had reservations.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I arrived earlier than my reservation they still sat us down and offered the menu they had before dinner time , the meat and cheese plate was great 👍 the drinks were good also . Once it was time to order dinner food arrives very fast and cooked to perfection it was exactly what i wanted cooked exactly how i like my steak . I would def return. Just sit some where warmer it was pretty cold in there .

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e
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Of all the places we went to eat on our 4 day vacation this is definitely one I will it recommend. The restaurant has a nice ambiance and we were seated quickly but that about it. The service was u see par and the food was ok at best. The menu is extremely overpriced even for Times Square. I say skip this restaurant nothing special here.

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UW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We’ve eaten at Thalia several times and it has become one of our pre-theatre go-tos. This time was underwhelming. Nothing overtly bad. Just not very good for the money. Will explore some other options next time.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great night and our server Kurt was wonderful. Food was delicious!

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F
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for Sunday Brunch with a bottomless cocktail option. They give you a 90min bottomless for an extra $25 and do not refuse 1 or 2 cocktails if you go over a few minutes. The cocktails were good, a bit too strong for brunch, with a 4 drinks choice. We stuck to the Mimosas because the Screwdrivers and the Bloody Mary's were heavy on the alcohol.
The food was good, good quality and a nice quantity. We went for the Eggs Benedict and the pancakes. Very tasty and balanced flavours.
The service was perfect with a very attentive waiter who never let food or drinks miss on the table. They never try to slow down the service of the drinks, you really drink what you want.
Due to it's location it's a bit pricy, an average $60 per person for a Sunday Brunch with a Bottomless option.

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n
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my fourth visit to Thalia. Always a good bet when anywhere near the Theatre District! Scallops were perfectly prepared.

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