Thalia

3.9
2020 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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
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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 2020 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.7
service
3.8
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3.6
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TR
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Brunch menu extremely limited and portions are small. No changes possible. Ingredients not quality. Muffin was barely toasted; ham was anemic and undercooked and the hollandaise was thin, tasteless and minimal on my eggs benedict. side salad appeared to have been a handful thrown on the plate directly from the package with no discernible dressing. Fries are excellent though. Service was exceedingly friendly and exceedingly slow. The poor man was new and confused but charmed us with his smile and candor. Fortunately we had plenty of time, and the tweens and teens were happy with the offerings. It's just not very sophisticated, and appeals mostly to a narrow and bland palate.

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ME
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Showed up for brunch. Were seated near the bar. No one came by for 15 minutes. (mind you, the place was half empty). We ask maitre 'd to send someone over. A kid who doesn't speak any English comes from across the room to take our order, which included two drinks from the bar. Another 15 minutes pass, nothing. And since we are seated near the bar, we can see it is dead. Needless to say we walked out. Never did that before.
Sorry Thalia, been living in NY for 60 years.
Go over to 44X and see how Sunday brunch is done. Awful.

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NB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We always have dinner at Thalia when we are in New York. The Zucchini as Pasta dish is outstanding!

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L
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We ate here before seeing a Broadway show. The location was excellent. Very near the theater. It had good ambiance, lots of hustle and bustle. However the service was terrible. Our server was borderline rude. The food was very mediocre. Will not dine here again nor would I recommend it. Too many other great restaurants in NYC!

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CB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Was great for a quick post-show lunch with my young son. He loved the Mac and cheese!

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P
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Needed more wait staff. We waited a long time for coffee refills and tea.

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F
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We arrived early as plans changed due to poor weather. There was no problem seating us early. The chicken was moist and flavorful. Our server was excellent. Polite, efficient and we had some Russian lessons. A delight.

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s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We were disappointed in the service I asked for a cocktail in a stem glass and they didn’t know what I was talking about!!!I finally said a wine glass and they gave me one—television was on with cartoons on,which was a total turnoff- food was okay

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FK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent - not too high priced for NYC. Smallish menu, but everything we had was delicious

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Thalia used to be wonderful. It was slapdash, the menu is changed and dull and altogether disappointing.

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c
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The A/C was broken on an 85 degree day with lots of humidity, we had to ask to be given menus, the manager complained to us about other customers (very unprofessional) and then when I asked to substitute French fries for home fries (they are literally the same price on the menu, our server refused. The whole atmosphere looked dirty. We didn’t stay.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Have eaten at this restaurant many times and always been satisfied. This time the service was terrible and made the brunch (with 5 other guests; at my recommendation) much less than satisfactory. Waiter took drink order (we told him we had a theater date; he knew our time constraints) and food order. Several other waiters also came to table. No one seemed to know who was really assigned to our table. Drinks took 15 minutes to arrive. Meal, another 10 minutes. 5 meals at our table for 6 we're served. The 6th plate did not arrive. After 10 more minutes (everyone's meals getting cold waiting for the last plate) I had to get up, look for waiter, ask him why he never checked after servers delivered food to see if all was satisfactory. Told him about the missing plate. Took him 10 more minutes to get it out. He obviously had forgotten to order it in the first place. This was just awful and not up to Thalia's standards. Also, several of my guests noticed, as I did, that the bathrooms were not being tended to. Feels like there was no manager in the house on this busy Sunday.

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SV
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Had reservations but hostess gave our table to walk ups. Table given to us was by the door.
Service was bad.

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F
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great. Perfect for Pre Theater. We had a Happy Hour drink at bar first, fun & friendly bartender. we got there early and they sat us in the back which I liked as we left we saw how crowded it was . Our neighboring table was VERY close . They put them in a really tight spot (spilling over on to us .. at least they were a happy bunch) but could have been ugly! Only two things were not perfect.. our waiter didn't come around much , but then realized he was swamped! And went to 3 bathrooms before finding one with TP … now I always check first. They were starting there rush, why wasn't it there already? Management should have a check in before the rush. Other than that it was good spot.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really nice the music was really loud I felt like I was yelling to talk and we were sitting right by each other. Other then that it was amazing

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RB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful experience! A little noisy but food was unique and really great - our service person was being trained and did a really good job

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r
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner, excellent service, informative , not overbearing and our appetizers and dinner were excellent. Couldn’t try dessert , but will next time

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JM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

While the food was good, our service was very slow and our food did not come out at the same time. We waited at least 10 minutes to be approached by a server. I have had good experience here before but was disappointed this time.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Thalia used to be a treat. It has steadily gone downhill the last few years but this last visit was especially disappointing. Food was blah, service okay but slow. Dishes that used to be amazing (mushroom fricassee with polenta, scallops) had underdeveloped flavor now.

Sad to say we’ll take Thalia, an old favorite, off our list.

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m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with my family on A Friday night around 8:30. Service was great and the food choices were great for everyone, including my wife who doesn’t eat meat or dairy.

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NW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch. My one comment would be for the wait staff to check in more often and get back to clients when they request something. I had asked if there were any biscotti or similar cookies to go with my coffee and the person I asked disappeared and never responded again. Weird. It was not very busy at the time, so, I'm not sure what happened. Otherwise it was a lovely experience. And those mushroom ravioli are fantastic.

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r
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We chose Thalia for happy hour at the bar prior to Wicked show. Great location for theatre goers! We ended up going back to Thalia for dinner before Bruce show the next night mainly because we enjoyed the vibe and the staff so much but also it's location is primo. The staff at Thalia is so warm and friendly! We went back for drinks after the Bruce show and so enjoyed chatting with Miguel and Markel. Shawn and Alfredo at the bar were delightful as well. Will definitely go back! The only reason this is not a 5 star rating is because we felt that the food was just mediocre and the serving portion for skirt steak was lacking for a $34 plate.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Ridiculously expensive. In addition they charged me $2 for an extra slice of pickle and $2 for an extra slice of a raw onion. Waiter did not tell me about the charge.

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g
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

went there for lunch, pre-theater.
they had a pre-fix menu which appealed to my wife and I
of soup or salad, and then a choice of 3 entrees.
we ordered soup, and a salad with ahi tuna.
after several minutes we were informed they did not have the soup,
which is the ONLY soup on both the special's menu, and the main menu.
So if you don't have soup, why put it on the special menu.
we would up changing the entire order, and waited a significant amount of time
to receive our drink orders while this was going on.
Whatever we were served wass good.
Just the logic, and service was off.

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LD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was disappointed to walk in with our two young children as the host was having a shouting match and threatened to call the cops on two boys. It rattled my kids. We then proceeded to get the bread we asked for after everyone else, including customers who came well after us received theirs. Our waiter was nice but overall the experience got off on the wrong foot and the service was spotty.

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f
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is a go to for me whenever I'm visiting the theatre district. The food is always outstanding and the service is courteous and friendly.

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LP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Very disappointed I have eaten lunch at this restaurant many times in the past and enjoyed my meal. Unfortunately that was not the case on Saturday. Let me start off with saying the service was awful and the food had much to be desired. We waited for what seemed like a long time for someone to take our drink orders, then we waited, and waited and waited for our drinks which arrived after our food. The Kale salad consisted of 2 strawberries, 2 walnuts and dried kale it was absolutely awful, the burgers were small, fries cold and dried out. Out of 5 meals the mushroom omelet was the only meal deemed good. The brunch in the past always included a drink (wine, screw driver etc.) assuming this was the case we all ordered a drink when the bill arrived we found out the drinks were no longer included with the brunch. As a courtesy they did removed the drinks from our bill which was much appreciated. Sorry to say good-bye to this restaurant I will not be going back there are too many restaurants in the City to settle for poor service and inadequate food.

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L
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Sorry to say we did not love our experience here. Service was slow , they had no champagne for mimosas and it was noon on a Saturday. Bathroom was filthy . Food was fair . With so many restaurants to choose from in Manhattan for a pre theater meal this is one we would not return to .

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d
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Thalia is a great spot for pre-theatre dining. Good food, nice variety, and always friendly servers (including a wonderful server that we had on this visit), who are willing to serve as quickly or as leisurely as requested. While everything we ate was wonderful, I took them down one notch on this visit, as the portions,which were never excessive, seemed to be smaller than on all of our previous visits.

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JR
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It took a while to get our drinks and food

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JS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food. Great location for pre-theatre. Server very helpful, but busboys delivered main course without clearing our appetizer plates, and then wanted to remove main course plates before we were done. You would think there was some training before letting them loose in such an up-scale restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We went at 730 to get a start on some drinks before oyster happy hour. The bread tasted stale. Drinks where/are expensive and weak. We ordered 30 oysters they came out in 5 min. Also they were not cold. Came home and stuff was coming out both ends. Thalia used to be my go to but no more.

On the Bright side of service waiter was nice.
Bussers kept hovering didnt understand why since we were the only people left

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g
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lenny, our waiter was exceptional and the manager, Miranda, is a gem! Had a wonderful experience.

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A
New York Area
186 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had a very nice dinner here recently. Good oysters, nice drinks, and a varied menu - lots of pastas that were interesting. We had the polenta with mushrooms and that was quite good. Also had a burger which was good too.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Servers and managers were giving conflicting information- they weren't sure which menu to give us/ what meal was being served at 11 on a Saturday. Brunch menu has lots of options and food was very good

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r
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This turned out to be a great find near our theatre. Food was good, service efficient and slightly away from the madness of Crazy Town.

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N
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I visited this restaurant before and once again I was not disappointed. From the service, drink and food everything was delicious. Our server was informative and attentive. He made great suggestions. The starter sald with the fruits, nuts and kale was delicious. It was a hefty serving that could have easily been an entree. Will definitely revisit.

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t
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We like using Thalia when we go to the New World Stages. Close to the Subway and 8th ave bus. I love the raw oysters and the duxelle mushroom ravioli.

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j
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Thalia was recommended to us by our hotel concierge for a before-show dinner. Our experience started off nicely, but then the service went downhill. In fact, a couple was seated next to us and waited over 20 minutes to even be acknowledged. They finally got up and left. They must have said something to the hostess on the way out, because she came over and said she would cover another round of drinks. We only saw our waiter once more, when he brought the check and he said nothing. The food was pretty good, but not worth the lack of service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service has always been pretty uneven here but, oof, this was just beyond awful. The server was so weird he was making me seriously uncomfortable. He also seemed so confused and so slow I wonder if he knew where he was.
Food quality has gone downhill over the years while prices have gone up. Thalia is overpriced for what you get.

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