Thalia

3.9
1962 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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 1962 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.7
service
3.7
ambience
3.6
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

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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3.0Dined 3 days ago

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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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Always a good meal at Thalia’s!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

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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1.0Dined on August 11, 2018

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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3.0Dined on August 11, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on August 10, 2018

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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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Had a little issue getting all our food to the table, but they were very apologetic and happy to make it up to us. The food there, as always, was perfect!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Excellent as always before theatre dining. Always enjoy.

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1.0Dined on July 22, 2018

food was not good had pancakes I've had better at IHOP - person with me had a frittata with "shrimp" - obviously canned mini shrimp overall a very bad experience

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Perfect before a show!

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Place is ok. Could be better. They sat us in a crappy spot in a corner. Not on point but priced that way. Food is good. The location is PERFECT and thus the 4 is if you going to theatre

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Lovely evening with friends before going to the theatre. Great food, excellent service.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

We were greeted and seated promptly! Received outstanding service by staff!!!

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2.0Dined on July 15, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants and we were very disappointed tonight. Hopefully it was just an off night. Table wasn’t cleared of appetizer dishes before dinner was brought. My daughter had to ask for a steak knife. I was given the wrong entree. Just disappointed.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Good location near theaters but food was average. The service was very good. However, It was very noisy and crowded between tables. The ambiance is like a cafe.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Met visitors from Chicago. Each separate meal was excellent. Waitress was patient and helpful. Honored our theatre time so order delivered in plenty of time to enjoy and yet make the curtain.
Good choice in theater district.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

The service was excellent. The meals were delicious. I have eaten here many times and I have never been disappointed.

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3.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Thalia is right in the heart of theater district, and has a fun, open floor plan vibe. The menu is creative and varied, and the prices are reasonable for NYC. And the food is GREAT. The big issue we had was the service. We were seated right away, but then waited around for 15 minutes without anyone even giving us water. The tables around us were experiencing the same thing. We finally went to find the maitre d, and said what the heck?? To be fair he completely fixed the issue, giving us a fantastic waitress who was very attentive, and after that it was smooth sailing. And when the other tables finally got some attention, they agreed that the food was terrific. So maybe it was just one not so great server - we agreed we would go back on the basis of the wonderful food, the fun ambiance, and the fact that once we complained, they fixed things right away.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Although the food was adequate I was very dussapointed on the limited menu selection for a Sunday pre-theatre meal

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We were there for a pre-theater dinner and enjoyed it very much.
The appetizers were all delicious especially the mushroom risotto: It is a must!
For the main course, be sure to savor the seared duck dish which was just divine.
The only disappointment was the tiramisu which was not light and fluffy as it should be.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The service was great and most of our guests enjoyed the food. The burger was 2 temperatures over cooked...asked for medium rare and got medium well. Overall we were happy with our decision to have dinner at Thalia.

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

We made a reservation for the evening of July 4th after the place had been suggested to us by a local friend. Turns out we wouldnt have needed one as they weren’t at all busy- maybe 3-4 other tables at most.
The menu contained a wide variety of things and two of us had the ravioli which was very good but nothing you couldnt have elsewhere. Two others had scallops- the preparation from the menu and the nightly special. Feedback was the scallops on the menu were ok, but nothing set them apart. The special however received a great review- prepared with sesame oil and a nice mix of vegetables.
Service was promising when it began but once meals were delivered seemed non existent. Too bad because on such a slow night it would’ve been easy to sell us a 2nd or even 3rd round of drinks and a larger tab and tip in the process.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Our food was delicious. We would recommend Thalia’s to friends!

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

In the past Thalia's has always been a go to place for us for lunch and or brunch pre-matinee theatre. We have always thought the food was excellent and the brunch menu with the free drink offering was a good value for NYC. Our latest visit on June 30th however, was extremely disappointing. Thalia's has always been slow in getting your meal to you, however the wait staff were attentive with menus, water service, drinks and the usual muffins coming in a timely fashion. This time we were seated promptly (had a reservation), but wait time for the rest was unacceptable. Plenty of staff, but attentiveness was lacking. The website has the updated menu, however, it still states that a free glass of wine, mimosa, or bloody Mary is offered with your brunch entree-not so we were told by our waitress. My wife's salad was tasty, however, value for what she received was poor, in fact, the table next to us ordered the same salad and it was twice the size-no consistency! My omelet was over cooked and the usual side of home fries was two or three small bites worth and the usual small portion of fruit on the side was missing.
I am not sure if Thalia's is under new ownership, or management but we feel whatever changes that have been made are not for the better. In the past we frequented the restaurant when we came to the city from upstate, and recommended Thalia's to others; I think June 30th we be our last visit.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Excellent service, delicious food. Perfect spot for pre-theater lunch with a friend! Our reservation was honored promptly! My only complaint was that the bathrooms are ULTRA dark. I couldn't see to fix my lipstick!

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2.0Dined on June 27, 2018

We'd eaten dinner there before and the overall experience was very positive. Food and service were very good. We were 4 people for lunch pre theater and the wait staff was very nice but just couldn't get it together. We didn't see the same waiter more than once. Service was extremely slow. We ordered salads and it was all greens; very little of anything else in it.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Thalia was recommended to me by a work associate that has visited NYC several times in the past. I took his word for it and booked a group of 10. We were not disappointed. Everyone had something different and everyone wanted a 'taste' of what the others had. My filet mignon was cooked perfectly (medium)....which rarely happens when I order a steak somewhere. The sides were well paired. I was impressed enough that my wife and I visited again the next day for Sunday brunch.

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2.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The food was mediocre and small portions for the money. They have a small menu but had run out of the salmon and bagel we wanted. The eggs and pastrami dish was like soup and we ate little of that. Way too pricey and noisy.

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Thalia offered lots of good options that were reasonably priced. We had lunch there before heading off to the theater. The location is very convenient, the service was friendly and efficient and the food was good.
We would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

We stopped in for a quick bite before a show.
Asked about the Oyster special and was accomidated with a table by the bar to be able to enjoy the Oyster special.
It took a little bit to get our drinks, but let the waitress know we had tickets and our out time and she made arrangements for us.
We were accomidated with all our needs but they were training a new waitress and it seemed the weren’t yet in a rhythm. All in all a very good experience. Have been to the restaurant before and liked it then. I will definitely be back if in the neighborhood.

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Our server Liz was excellent (glad we came in spite of some bad reviews on this point). Close to the show we were attending and food was enjoyable.

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Food was ok. Ordered a dozen little neck clams. One was bad. Let the server know and she brought a single clam. Can't eat a clam after biting into a bad clam. Another option should have been offered. Maybe don't charge for clams.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We enjoyed brunch at Thalia. Had trouble choosing one item as we found menu appealing. One drink was included and if you want just one more it was $20 as they offer unlimited for $20. We were not too happy with that option and I would not order their cappuccino again as that was very disappointing. We would definitely go back because the food was excellent.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

quick and easy brunch for us visiting, and we would come back. great service

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1.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The service was terrible from the hostess and our waiter. Barely came to check on us. I got the unlimited screw driver and they never came back to refill. our food did not come at the same time. food was cold. They tried to overcharge us. IT was HORRIBLE!

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