About Thalia

American cuisine with European accents, served in a spacious room with soaring ceilings, gorgeous theatrical vintage posters with distinguished new and old world wines

828 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, European, Asian

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

Cross Street:
50th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 399-4444

Website:
http://www.restaurantthalianyc.com/

Catering:
Various business and private arrangements are possible through the Director of Private Dining.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or concern

Parking Details:
Discounted parking available at 350 W. 50th St (Mercury Parking located at the World Wide Plaza Building).

Public Transit:
C, E, 1 (exit on 50th St); N, R (exit on 49th and 7th Ave)

Executive Chef:
Fernando Barrios

Private Party Facilities:
Customized menus are available to suit the guest's needs.

Private Party Contact:
Tony Bouara (Tony@restaurantthalianyc.com): (212) 399-4444

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us next Monday January 22 to February 9th for a fabulous Restaurant week

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join Us at Thalia with a fabulous tree course menu with complimentary glass of champagne for $65 PP.
Starter= Salmon tartar Or oyster Rockefeller, Or Fresh Lobster salad
Entree = Homemade Seafood Ravioli, Or Slow baked red snapper, Or Grilled lamb chops Dessert= Home Made Red Velvet

Thalia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.8

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (62)
Casual (30)
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Good for a Date (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Business Meals (12)
Happy Hour (11)
People Watching (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fun (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Cozy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (5)
Healthy (5)
Romantic (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was below average

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Sunday post matinee dinner. Food was pretty good but portions small. Service could have been better. Overall OK and would return in a pinch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 3 days ago

Went to dinner for my girlfriend's birthday. Ordered at 5.05 didn't receive any food or attention until about 6 where the manager came over to tell me that my order was not able to be fufill Ed because the pork chop was not stored correctly. Mind you during my hour of wait I saw numerous pork chops coming out of the kitchen. There are too many good restaurants in the theater discrict to go to Thalia.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation and was promptly seated. It was a Sunday afternoon and by 1 o’clock not very crowded. Our server took our order timely— but that’s where good service ended. We had to wait 55 minutes for our lunch to arrive! It did come hot but the timeframe was too long! This happened before so we tried it again. The service did not improve.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I ordered crab cake sandwich, and it was very flat (literally), and way too much filler instead of crab. I couldn't even taste the crab! The absolute worst crab cake I've ever had! Period. The fries that came with it were clearly not fresh as they were hard, and most likely reheated after it was sitting around for a while. The waiter was nice enough, but not all that attentive. He mostly tried to sell us the unlimited 90 minute drinks for $20. The glasses we had were not washed properly, and though it was pretty empty inside, my party of 2 was sat in the middle of a bunch of people. It was weird to see all of these empty seats and still be on top of each other. I know this is a restaurant for theater goers and (primarily) tourists, and I knew the food would be subpar, but I basically got served cafeteria food. Native NYers would like someplace close/decent to go to before a show, and this place is sorely lacking. It COULD be SO much better...if the chef/owners cared more about the food and quality. McDonalds would've been more satisfying. The only nice things were the quiet noise level and restaurant decor. That's it!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This was an unfortunate visit to Thalia. Whenever we go to the city we try to visit this restaurant but our Sunday brunch was nowhere near as good as it has been in the past. We were greeted and seated promptly which was very nice. We ordered our complimentary cocktails that come with the brunch and about 10 minutes later the waiter returned to say the bar was busy so could we place our order and then he would go and get our drinks. They were only four tables taken at the restaurant so it was odd that the bar would be too busy to pour four mimosas. When our food arrived, the two ladies who ordered BLT sandwiches had no bacon on either of their sandwiches. My chicken Cobb salad had 10 tiny pieces of grilled cubed chicken in the entire salad. Another in our group ordered the burger and it was less than impressive. When we told the waiter the bacon was missing he said we have a new chef and apologized. We asked if we could just get bacon on the side. He Returned with two small plates of bacon. After that, he never checked on us again. We were all really surprised in that we have always found the restaurant to offer much better service and much better food. It was just very disappointing.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was Overpriced and underflavored, wine was expensive and awful quality.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Very enjoyable . Waitress was excellent and moved my group to a windowed table. Food good. Great pre-theatre spot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The quality of the prix fixe menu was a surprise and enjoyable. ambiance was very good. some of the decor is tired looking and the blaring old katy perry music was not pleasant. staff were pleasant, efficient, fast (pre-theatre). will visit again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

This was our second try, we will not return. Service was terrible, food was okay and it was very loud! We went before theater. No alcohol, one soda, shared a salad and 2 main courses, by the time we left with the tip it was over $100. Not worth it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

My daughter and I stumbled upon this restaurant about a year ago when running late for another dinner reservation. We canceled the original reservation and stepped into Thalia.
We were there this past Sunday. Everything about this place is really nice. The staff, atmosphere, and food. Everything is fresh and delicious.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Poor service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Thalia is my favorite "before theater" place to eat. Whenever I have tickets to a matinee I make sure to get brunch there and I haven't been disappointed. It is a prime location for when you have tickets to a show, because you don't have to worry about not making it to your show on time. The menu is great, and their theater brunch is a great deal. I always take advantage of their $20 bottomless booze for 90 minutes as well.
This time I was there with a party of 5 and we had a really nice time. The only complaint I have (and this is why I did not rate it 5 stars overall) is that it did take awhile for the waiter to get us our first round of drinks. I have gone to Thalia a lot, and each time I order the bottomless booze, my waiter seems to disappear - it is almost as though it is strategic. Once I mentioned to someone that I was upset that it was taking so long, they did fix it right away, and we didn't have to wait for another drink again.
So - I do HIGHLY recommend Thalia - and if you do get the bottomless booze, just be ontop of them, so you get your money's worth.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

we had eaten here before and liked it, but hadn't been to Thalia in a few years. This time, we found it cramped with tables almost on top of each other. It took us over AN HOUR to get our main course served! We think the server forgot to put our order in - she gave us some mumbo jumbo about "kitchen being backed up" - yet people who sat next to us after we had been seated got their food in a reasonable time. Waitress apologized and took our wines off the bill - mysteriously they were still on the bill when we got it. Awful experience, never going back.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was great, the service was mediocre. There was a couple seated beside us (table where one side is a chair, the other a long wall bench) and they took it upon themselves to turn their table sideways to sit on the same side of the table on the long bench. This ended up crowding our space and it uncomfortable to sit less than an arms length away from strangers sharing passionate kisses between bites of food. Table was poor location, especially given we'd made a reservation and our cozy neighbors. We were not given bread even though every other table had a basket of bread. The lobster bisque was amazing. I had the Scottish Salmon, my boyfriend had the duck-both were excellent. Location was great for Gershwin Theater show after dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I have been going tp Thalia since it opened. While their lunch menus has gone downhill, their brunch and dinner menus remain quite nice.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Prompt, friendly service; varied menu and excellent food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We won't be back. Arrived at 6 for 6pm reservations. Ordered promptly. Waited for drink to be delivered. Apps came out timely. Waited until 6:52 for entrees. Sat looking at our empty plates for 15 minutes. Problem with sound system sent music volume to 11, like cover-my-ears-concert-loud, which lasted for 5 or 6 minutes maybe longer. Couldn't wait to get out of there.
I ordered the salmon with brussels sprouts & mushrooms. It was delicious. My husband was very happy with his food. Our server was very nice. But the place must have been understaffed for us to wait so long. Not the servers fault, the managements fault.

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great overall experience for what we paid. Server was the only downside. She was hard to track down when we wanted to place our drink order. She missed out on a much bigger check as we only got one refill the whole night. Our entrees were eaten with empty glasses. I gave her the benefit of the doubt as she seemed to be the only server for several large tables, but we chose to get dessert elsewhere despite Thalia’s delicious selection. As per the food portion of the evening, fantastic. Meat temperate were spot on, pasta was tightly bound, and the sesame seed tuna plating was gorgeous. Would return for the food but most likely will not due to service.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent burger with nice atmosphere. Definetly worth of visiting more than once.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Delicious pre-theater spot. Food is great, awesome cocktail menu. Limited pre-theater price fix so we all got ala carte. Otherwise fantastic!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Mushroom ravioli and burgers were great, but the cappuccino was tepid and needed to be returned for a hot cup, and the level of attention by the waiter left something to be desired. Overall, though, a very good pre-theater lunch, and we would definitely return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We enjoyed a terrific pre-theatre dinner at Thalia on December 16th. Our waiter Ryan did a magnificent job throughout the entire meal and made sure that we had no problems arriving in time for our Broadway show. The food was excellent. We had an assortment of steaks which were cooked perfectly and a delicious cioppino stocked with succulent seafood. The meal was topped off with a delectable tiramisu and some wonderful coffee with Bailey's. We would definitely recommend Thalia to any theatre-goer for an awesome pre-theatre dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We were dining pre-theatre, since the restaurant is across the street from "Wicked " at the Gershwin. They were speedy off the menu, but they have a nice prie fixe selection for pre-theatre. Excellent food, presented beautifully, by relaxed waiters.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great find. We hadn’t seen each other in years and we weren’t rushed. Food was was terrific. Waiters and waitresses were wonderful. I will most defiantly be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We arrived early after our Broadway show and were seated promptly. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was hot and delicious. The atmosphere was fun.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Four of us went for pre-theater lunch. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any redeeming feature to our experience. One if us had to ask for coffee multiple times and we never received the bread basket ( and when It was brought with meal after having to ask, the muffins were burnt ). Well done home fries were requested and were brought after the meal . The lobster roll at $24 was perhaps 2 ounces of lobster salad , at the most , and the fries were lukewarm. Nothing was done to redeem the poor service and fair food. None of us will return. Randi M, Great Neck

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I’m still not sure who our waiter was. It was a stressful dinner

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Stopped by for lunch and it was very relaxed and we weren't rushed. A little pricey for lunch though.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food is ALWAYS DELICIOUS!!! FAVORITE restaurant when seeing a Broadway show!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find, Authentic, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

CANNOT RECOMMEND. The burrata and "heirloom" tomato salad listed on the menu, has no heirloom tomatoes at all but it has the price of a salad with heirloom tomatoes! The manager explains this as a typo, but what about the price? This appetizer had unripened, tasteless plain tomatoes... NOT worth the price. My "medium" hamburger arrived as a completely raw patty of ground meat that was seared on the outside. Upon being shown it, the manager quickly took it away and brought a proper burger that was delicious (but arrived after all were done eating). My husband's salmon was wonderful. My mother's dinner was actually missing key ingredients as listed on the menu, but at that point we didn't even bother mentioning it for fear of further holding up our dinner and missing our 8PM show. All and all, we would NOT return or recommend this restaurant. Serving raw meat is dangerous and misrepresenting dishes at an improper price for the actual ingredients used, is just plain DISHONEST. The server was awesome, but not a great night, overall.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Thalia’s is my default restaurant when I am going to the theatre.
Fun, lively scene, consistently innovative and delicious menu offerings. It never disappoints!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The staff at Thalia were very friendly and made our experience. They were very accommodating by moving our reservation up a half hour when I called the morning of. Restaurant has a very nice atmosphere, clean bathrooms, and the complimentary brunch cocktail was a great addition!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice menu with something for everyone. Casual, friendly service. I will return.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary and Thalia was very close to our hotel. Location, price, and menu selections were appealing.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service and food. Held a business dinner here and the staff was most accommodating even preparing a beautiful dessert for a retiring colleague with a message on the plate. The wine selection was excellent and food was inventive and tasty. Before and after dinner cocktails were interesting and delicious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very nice waiter. Friendly staff. Good food. Great option before a show.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great location to theaters! Service was awesome!
Food was good and great. (Good) Oysters were a little small, but the taste was yummy! (Great!) My app of SPICY AHI TUNA TARTARE was delightful not too spicey, but it had a nice kick to it. (Great!)The SQUID INK CAPELLINI for my entree was incredible! (Good) My wife had the evening special, Shrimp and Lobster ravioli, it was OK. I wish the ravioli and sauce would have been a little more flavorful. (Good) The complimentary bread given before meal was good. There were different kinds. (Ok) The olive oil to dip the bread in was a little bland. (Great!) Beer selection. Our server Kat ( Short for a long Russian name) was friendly and very attentive through out the night. Even the wait staff that supported her was great! I even enjoyed a lite conversation with the house manager. My fellow African - American from Africa...Lol
A little pricey, but I guess that comes with the NYC theater district territory. (So I'll live with it)
I was hoping for a little low lighting and privacy because we we're celebrating our anniversary, but I guess that might be hard to get anywhere near the theater district ;)
Overall, Really enjoyed our time and would definitely come again and recommend to others.
Hope they keep up the good work.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Thalia is convenient to Broadway theaters. Food is very good , menu is varied. Our waitperson, Ekatrina, was extremely nice and professional at the same time.
Thalia had become our go to in the area

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was excellent, service was good and the overall ambiance was fantastic. I would highly recommend.

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