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.

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:
Miranda Franks (miranda@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

Thalia Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (57)
Casual (31)
Great for Lunch (23)
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Good for a Date (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Great for Brunch (16)
Good for Groups (15)
People Watching (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Business Meals (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fun (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Cozy (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Healthy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Romantic (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

Prompt, friendly service; varied menu and excellent food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My daughter and I met at Thalia for brunch before a Sunday matinee . The staff there is lovely, and they sat us right away. The table was a bit squeezed in, but no big deal. They let me wait for my daughter, pouring coffee. All good. I ordered their spinach and mushroom omelette, and asked for it very dry. My daughter, the kale salad w chicken. My eggs came wet, runny and sitting in a pool of butter. Yuck. My daughter left half her salad. Done.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Brunch was good but it should have included coffee in the price.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It’s good for quick in and out before a broadway show. Service was fast and reliable.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We ate here before a Broadway show and it was quick, close and yummy! Couldn’t have asked for a better place! Good menu selection and the wait staff was great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The family was going to a show during the holiday weekend. The location was great and the service excellent, we got to the theater in plenty of time. The menu is extensive and all of our guests found a selection they liked.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was good, though not great. That being said, you should not expect much from the restaurants in the Times Square area. The service was great and the waiters were very helpful. We made it to our play in plenty of time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Having a lot of time before an evening event, I asked that the food not be brought out one after the other, with talking room in between. Our request was seen to. The chilled wine was poured for us and often asked . The wait staff was exceedingly friendly, but not obsequious. Not a fan of raw bar myself but I would recommend it to others who are. The pre-theater menu was well-balanced; the salad fresh and piquant, the salmon grilled perfectly to my liking, and the kiwi sorbet fantastic! I've come here before because I like the low-seated and informal cocktail lounge area, and the theatrical ambiance. And I will come again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Consistently great food!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Service was decent. Food was ok. Good location though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Friendly, knowledgeable servers. Quick service. Wonderful brunch which includes mimosa or Bloody Mary. Came with blueberry muffin. Out in plenty of time for 2:30 tickets pickup! Many good choices. I had ranchero hueveris. Delish!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great pre-theater brunch. Complimentary drink was a nice surprise.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My friend and I went there for dinner before a show near by. The food and drinks themselves were very good. The service was good as well and was prompt so that we got out of there in time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent service, we had the Brunch menu for Pre-Theatre. They were sensitive to our needs and curtain time. Great location. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My visit to Thalia was both my first and last. The music from speakers was overly loud, and complaints to the manager went unheeded. The table we were directed to had a peeling surface. Although we told the waitress we had theater tickets, service was exceedingly slow. When the waitress was asked for dessert menus, we were given only one although three were at the table. When we left Thalia, I apologized to my two guests for my choice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Thalia is one of our regular restaurants for theater nights. We need to find more shows near there. Food is the best.

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