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Talia's Steakhouse & Bar
Posted by Frank Barnes on 04/26/2008
I never ate at Talia’s Steakhouse. Thank you Menupages.com. I was googling for a restaurant serving kosher food for Passover and I discovered in menupages that Talias has a Passover special menu. So, I made a reservation and came last Thursday with a group of six to dine at Talias. Talias was extremely crowed. Nonetheless, Talias honored our reservation and we were sitted promptly. The food came late. But, we were patient. After all, it is Passover and no many restaurants were open. So, we had two bottles of great cabernet sovereign and we schmoose until we received our food. We were also lisening for a live band. When the food arrived and we tasted it, one of guests said: “it was worth it to wait for this great food”. Yes. The food was amassing. We felt that it is not Passover. Talias has a hamburger bun that tasted like a real bun, but it was glatt kosher for Passover. The Thai beef salad was great. The prime rib for two was cooked to perfection. The stuffed chicken breast with mushrooms and spinach was amazing. And, the chocolate soufflé was from heaven. The service was very professional and polite. The ambience was very cozy and warm – candle on each table. The portion of the main dish was very reasonable for the price we paid. I will definitely go back to Talias. Again, thank you menupages that you published a Passover menu in your website in spite of the fact that this menu is only for the seven days of Passover. Now, I feel more New Yorker.
Posted by peachdz on 04/23/2008
We waited an hour to be seated, and they had us order during that time, then it took another 30 minutes to get us drinks even though we just ordered water. We didn't recieve our meals til 10:45 and we'd gotten there at 8. During this time the wait staff kept bringing complimentary french fries to to the table behind us. When I finally got my meal for $19 I got three mushrooms and a small salad. My friend got gross mashed potatos even though it said fries on the menu. Maybe it's because we went during passover and they were crowded but I would never go back
Posted by David Cohen on 03/10/2008
What a wonderful experience my wife an I had at Talia's i felt compelled to write a review. I'll be brief but to the point. 1. Location: Can't get a better location 2. Parking was very easy for city parking - after 7 parking on the street the maitre'd informed us double park and wait 5 min a spot will open and it did 3. Atomosphere was very pretty - maybe a little to dim but we sat at a table more lit 4. Food: was delicous - exactly as ordered was delivered Salad was superb 5. Specials: very good choices and quite helpful in subing something for something else 6. Wine: Very good wine "Teal Lake" Cabernet Sauvignon 7. Dessert was Super oh good part and bad part however you look at it - steak sauce - A1 SteakSauce
Posted by monica on 01/11/2008
A few nights ago I was invited to have Dinner at talias. I was excited because my friends frequently go on weekends and all I hear about is how much fun they have. On the weekends They have live music and they say how great it is to sing along and have them play anything they like...finally its my turn. This guy that I have a huge crush on finally asked me out And suggested talias. I couldn't have been happier. The restaurant is a studio gallery décor with open face brick and warm lighting, perfect. The service was on point and the food is the reason I write, " best steakhouse on the upper westside" I will definetly be back soon. On our way out I noticed they have a to-go service, wow! I will definetly be a regular, maybe we will order in on our next date...-monica
Posted by Disappointed David on 11/29/2007
I went to Talia's with my family during the Thanksgiving week so there was around 7 of us total. We arrived at around 9 pm and the restaurant was not terribly crowded at all, but it still took us 20 minutes for a server to talk to us. I had to go up to the manager (who was wearing sweat pants and sweat shirt) to ask for a server. The server waited another 20 minutes to fill up our waters or give other people in our party waters who did not have them. It took us another 45 minutes to get our food. The food was ok but not as good as other kosher steak houses in the city for comparable prices. The service was poor and the staff was rude when we nicely asked for water or when our food was coming. My advice: Go to another kosher steak house. You might think that they lack the quality of food that Talia's has, but the quality seems to be the same for less price and better service. I read a review here that it has Israeli charm. Well, after spending a year in Israel and going to many steakhouses, I can tell you that the service was never this bad in Israel and the food was a lot better than Talia's and a lot cheaper.
Posted by Ron C on 11/23/2007
We were 3 for Thanksgiving dinner. Our group couldn't decide if what the waitstaff (and the owner), lacked in professionalism, which cannot be overstated, was compensated for by the Israeli-style charm, which in my personal opinion was also considerable, but maybe I was being generous due to the holiday. Here's the play-by-play: Multiple phone calls from the restaurant days before dinner to get out credit card information (this was the first sign of serious communication issues within the restaurant). Seated next to the drafty front door (and lied to: "Nobody ever uses that door". Not true). Out of the wine we wanted, our second choice arrived too warm (We were asked at the time we ordered it if we wanted it at room temperature. Does anyone drink Pinot Grigio at room temperature?). No bread plates, no water until we asked for it. A few times. Were forced to move to a different table mid-dinner because the one we were occupying was needed by another party (20% discount was offered and accepted. Another diner who observed this told us we should have held out for 30%). Entrees didn't come with spinach as advertised -- we had to ask for it. Cleanliness issues in the kitchen observed during a trip to the restroom. Bill came with a charge for a side of spinach and no 20% discount -- again, we had to ask. As all of these screw-ups were going on, the owner shared with us his service philosophy: improvise as you go. OK -- thanks for sharing. Anyhow, some people be charmed by all of this because the waitstaff can be sweet in their Israeliness, but others will feel like this is basically unresponsive, incompetent service, period., which at these prices should not be the case.
Posted by David on 11/08/2007
Went on a weeknight with my wife. Ordered sushi, took 45 minutes to get sushi, was told by the waiter that they had to go buy the ingredients since they had run out. the sushi was not very good, dry dry dry. ordered a drink, i think it was a long island ice tea, poorly prepared and completely overpriced. will not return.