Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.09mi
  2. Distance: 0.09mi
  3. Distance: 0.10mi
  4. Distance: 0.16mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.09mi
  2. Distance: 0.09mi
  3. Distance: 0.10mi
  4. Distance: 0.16mi

About Thally

Simple, Fresh, and Flavorful…are the three words that best describe all of Thally’s Modern American cuisine. Chef Ron Tanaka's menu items will change in accordance to what ingredients are perfectly in season at the time. You’re sure to find the freshest fish, savory meat, at least one robust vegetarian dish, unique salads and appetizers, and delectable soup. We also serve a rotating list of wines and craft beers, custom cocktails, house made sodas, and unique spirits in a comfortable 70 seat restaurant, which includes a 14 seat bar.

Our name pays tribute to our Shaw neighborhood as well as our families: “Thally” refers to the Tally-Ho Stables (built in 1883) located in Naylor Court directly behind our restaurant, as well as to Thalia, the daughter of General Manager & Co Owner Sherman Outhuok. (Thally is pronounced without saying the “h”, as in Tally-Ho.)

1316 9th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Kitchen Hours:

Tuesday-Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Monday, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Bar Hours:

One half hour before and one half hour after kitchen hours.

Closed Mondays

Cross Street:
Between N and O St's NW.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 733-3849

Website:
http://thallydc.com/

Parking Details:
Street / Meter Parking is available on 9th St. NW. Please read the parking signs carefully!

Public Transit:
Thally is a short two block walk from the Mt. Vernon Square / 7th St- Convention Center Metro Stop on the Green and Yellow lines.

Executive Chef:
Ron Tanaka

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Thally Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
Casual (17)
Good for a Date (14)
See All
Cozy (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good for Groups (6)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Great Beer (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Romantic (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Healthy (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sort by
S
402 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We brought our son for his birthday and this place was right up our alleys. Casual, warm and comfortable. The service was awesome except that our nice waiter forgot my soup appetizer. We eventually got it after speaking up and it was on the house. It was also delicious. All the food was great. My husband had the snitzel, my son the duck and I had the fillet. All were wonderfully prepared and really flavorful. We’d definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The restaurant space has a great ambiance. The lighting, brick walls and stucco walls make a great atmosphere. The servers are very attentive. Everyone in our party loved the food they ordered. I would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our new fav place

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

My friend and I went to Thally for dinner before attending a concert at Constitution Hall. The location was great. There was a parking garage right up the street...in walking distance. We had a reservation. As soon as we arrived we were seated. The waitress was great. She was new to working at this restaurant but had no problems with giving us advice and even a sampler of the hush puppies (without us asking).... Which were great by the way. I had the flat iron steak, which came with mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts. The steak was tender and had a great flavor and sauce. The mashed potatoes were good and the Brussel sprouts was grilled to perfection. We tried their homemade rolls. And they get all their food, wine, and cider from local farms/wineries. I also tried one of their desserts I had the bread pudding it was a good portion and it was awesome..... You got to try it out!!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service! Very friendly staff!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Upstairs seating is cozy and quiet enough for conversation, which is a huge plus for me. Thally is a pretty place and I would go again for drinks and dessert if I was in the neighborhood. Excellent chocolate mousse and we also enjoyed the bread pudding ( it's a creative take but good!).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was great the Service even better. We had a great time at Thally. I highly recommend this neighborhood place. The chef delivered the food to the table and took the time to chat with us.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

i have been to Thally a number of times and this was the worst experience i have had. We had an 8:30 reservation, when we arrived the host said that it was for 8:15 (false) and we would have to wait. We were not seated to 9:15. Once seated, it took some time for someone to take our drink and starter order. I'll stick to bar service only, if there is a next time.

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service2
value2

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A neighborhood feel here. You don't get rushed in and out. Can get busy at weekends when you will need to book in advance.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal at Thally! Came early and had a whiskey from an extremely well-stocked bar. The bartender recommended a wonderful Rye I can’t find anywhere else. Everyone’s food was delicious. The service was attentive but not hovering. The vibe was offbeat but not off-putting, with noise levels low enough to hold a decent table conversation while still sounding busy. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

A very ho hum restaurant overall. The food was good, but not great. The best thing we ordered were the tomalitos which were scrumptious. I had the turkey burger, and the fries seemed over cooked while the hamburger was just so so. Not sure if I would go back as there was nothing really notable about the overall experience.

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Nice, quiet neighborhood restaurant with wonderful attentive service. Loved that the chef brought out our entrees. The house wine was exceptional. My complaint is that the chef had a very heavy hand with the salt shaker. My companions rated their food average.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing!!! Lee the bartender is phenomenal as a bartender and server. She guided us to the perfect drinks (2 different spicy tequila drinks) and also the butchers cut of the day. The cut was an outstanding pork chop. It was cooked to perfection paired with collard green and grits. What an amazing meal. I can not wait to come back and try other items on the menu.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The service during this visit was exceptional. My friend and myself were overjoyed with the attentiveness, conversation and extras that were provided by the wait staff.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Overall, it was great! Good drinks (loved the touch of grey cocktail!) and good food.

The only thing that kind of annoyed me was I ordered hush puppies, we then received complimentary hush puppies, but they still also gave us my original order without checking. It wasn't super busy, so it just would have been nice if the server had noticed we already ordered them, or asked if we still wanted the original order.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great spot, and wonderful neighbourhood hangout! Love the ambiance, etc.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great spot...busy night and service showed. Food was very good and still recommend but they should work on more servers for weekends.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service2
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Thally is a must go to if you’re in town visiting, as my wife and I were. The atmosphere was quaint and felt like a local eatery. The food was amazing! Probably the best while we were in town. We had the SXSW as an appetizer and I had the hangar steak. Next time when I visit I will definitely be back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Happy Hour everyday 5-7:30PM and extensive cider and wine lists! Thumbs up

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Popular happy hour at the attractive and comfortable bar, with friends meeting up. A welcoming neighborhood atmosphere. The Chef's daily special creations of Fresh Catch and Butcher Block are innovative and always delicious. I had a lovely dish of perfectly seasoned sliced duck over butternut squash and kale, beautiful presentation. My friend had the shrimp and grits, a restaurant favorite. Service was great, we were well taken care of by Reese!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The drinks were excellent! But, the food portion was on the tiny side.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service5
value2

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Nice spot; really great service and exception Cider selection.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Stan, our waiter, was great and accommodation. The food was fantastic, it always is, and the prices were great for such a nice restaurant with so many drink and food choices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Really enjoyed the food and ambiance! Also they were able to make a great recommendation on a bottle of cider.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I had a wonderful man who served us and was both kind and entertaining. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. It is a cozy restaurant with a limited delicious menu. Our geoup enjoyed shrimp and grits, a pork schneitzel and roasted chicken. All yummy!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Both my friend and I were sick overnight after eating at Thally. We had vegetarian meals and they all tasted a bit off so we definitely did not clean the plates. The wine was so-so. Our server was attentive but with so many options in DC, I could not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value2

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Delicious interesting food, very helpful friendly staff, nice ambiance, not noisy. We will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Loved everything about it. The waiter was very well informed about even the many beers on the menu. It's a casual and attractively appointed room. My pork schnitzel was succulent and a hearty portion with a good bunch of arugula on top. A typical bargain for $19. How nice to find a restaurant where two can have dinner for under $100. This was a Sunday night and happy hour prices ($4 for draught beer) were in effect until 7:30. I'm definitely going to return.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food and drinks with a hip and warm ambiance. Very solid date night or special occasion place.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Decent service but steak and schnitzel over cooked and flavorless.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Had an excellent Restaurant Week meal with the boyfriend. All three courses were great proportions and quite tasty. Only complaint is I think I got charged for a more expensive bottle of wine than I asked for and the wine was just okay. Good for a casual date night that's not too pricey.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The menu was a little limited for my palate and somewhat uninspiring. I ended up eating more bread as a result.

Drinks were good and the server was terrific.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service4
value2

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Service was terrible, food was fine.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service1
value3

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Neighborhood Gem - Great food, incredible drinks selection, friendly and knowledgable staff and good value -what more could you want? FOOD - its good, honest food made with quality ingredients and some creative twists from the kitchen and nicely presented. DRINKS - A small but ever changing wine list of really interesting choices from around the world, an interesting list of ciders from around the world and a full bar, including one of the largest selections of whiskies - more than many so-called 'whisky bars'. And the owner/manager, Sherman, personally selects everything, visits vineyards and cideries and can give great recommendations. For something different, try the ciders - its an experience. SERVICE - all the staff are friendly and professional, and they know their product. After one visit, you'll get to know the staff and be greeted as a regular. PRICE - with nearly all entrees at less than $20 and good prices on the wines and ciders, this is great value for money. I find most places I eat in DC average $120pp incl tip with a decent, but not crazy, bottle of wine. Here, you're looking at less than 2/3 of that without having to be 'careful' about what you have. And in case it sounds like I'm related to or friends with the owner - I'm seriously not. I'm just someone who eats out a lot in DC and other cities around the world and appreciates good food and good service and good value. When I get tired of the 5 or more course tasting menus with ingredients you can't pronounce, stuffy service and high prices, but I still want good food and a fun evening out, this is where I choose to go. Highly recommend it - just don't take my table :)

Tags: Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We love Thally more and more each time we go!!! Food is amazing - loved the veal tacos!!! Loved our cocktails and wine, too. Great ambience. Great people. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

This is a great place!! I was super happy and impressed! I will be back when I am in town again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Fantastic as always. Great food, and the best service we've ever had in the city.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

This is a very good place to have a meal with friends and business associates in a quiet place in DC near convention center. My second time here in 12 months and the food is excellent. And the service is wonderful. Best Schnitzel I have had anywhere (including Germany). Highly recommended place in DC.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Great neighborhood spot! Terrific, friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. Great tacos of the day, food is tasty and interesting but not so weird you don't know what you are ordering. Thally seems to take advantage of local fare and beverage options, so you feel you are getting both local and seasonal flavor, plus a good deal. I love the ambience too -- it's a pleasant, happy (and not loud) place.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great ambiance and great food--although, I did have to tell the waiter that it was on the cold side, which, unfortunately, made the delicious flavors less prominent. He did conscientiously communicate this to the chef.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.