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Posted by A total sham on 12/04/2008
I promised myself I would write a review for Thalassa because it was *that* disappointing. I had a company event there last night. We ate in an upstairs room, where we were served hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and eventually dinner. The busboys aside, the help staff was pretty snooty. I ordered a tequila sunrise at the bar and the dude tried to give me Jose Cuervo. As this was a company event, I was like, "No, no, give me the Patron, please." That really irked the bartender. Later when I returned I noticed that the Patron had magically disappeared... The hors d'oeuvres were decent. I give the little tuna tartar trumpet a resounding 9/10. But otherwise, the food was totally subpar. We had a choice between chicken, fish, or steak. I tried all three, and all three lacked salt, flavor, taste. There wasn't even a hint of originality. I wouldn't have recognized it as Greek food either.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/07/2008
I was a host for a business dinner there last night. We had a table of 9. The service was so bad that one of my guests asked the waiter if they actually serve food at this restaurant. At one point another guest stood up and refilled our wine glasses because we were not going to get refills from our waiter.The food was good, (once we got it) but nothing special. Dover sole north of $40.00 had better impress, which it did not. The bread basket was good. We only went through four of them while we waited for something from the kitchen. When the bill arrived I wanted to apply for immediate membership in the bailout package. My company's credit card, nor mine, will ever be swiped by their machine again.
Posted by Unhappy Diner on 08/31/2008
Restaurant was fine on several previous visits but on this visit they did not offer one of three appetizers, one of three entrees and one of two desserts that were on the extended restaurant week menu. Their website as of today still includes the three missing menu items. The waiter was surly and pretentious. The last straw was when one guest asked for string beans which came with one entree instead of spinach risotto, which came with another dish, the waiter said " I'll see if the chef will make the change." That did it. We walked out without dining. A maitre d came to our table but was absolutely no help in trying to accommodate us - I will not return to this expensive and overrated restaurant. There are plenty of warm friendly authentic Greek restaurants in NYC to dine in.
Posted by a foodie on 07/31/2008
We went last night as part of restuarant week and I must say I was very impressed. The wait staff was ok but the food and wine were awesome. Thanks to their very knowledgeble sommelier we experienced some great greek wines and paired perfect with our dinner. This was a 1st for us as far as Greek wines. I would definitely go back and sample more dishes as well as their very extensive wine selections. Yummy !
Posted by Anonymous on 12/21/2007
Having been dubbed the Best Greek restaurant, I was excited to go and see what the hype was about. I was a bit disappointed. The interior is exquisite, but the food was not memorable. It was good, but it was not great. Just average.
Posted by Anon on 11/28/2007
My husband brought me here for my birthday and I loved it. From the moment you walk in, the experience begins. The staff is very attentive from the hostess to the waiters. Fancy restaurant, without the snobbish attitudes. The food was well prepared and full of flavor. Surprisingly we enjoyed the Greek wine selections, which is a must if you want the total experience. They offer a large variety of wines if you don't want to try the Greek wines. Very romantic atmosphere, definitely a place you'd go to impress someone. Desserts were to die for. The restaurant is located close to other bars and lounges, in case you want drinks afterward. Would definitely go again.
Posted by MsFoodie on 07/27/2007
Went there for dinner. We arrived on Thursday night at 8pm, and the place was half empty. Surprising given the location. As soon as we sat down, we understood why my coworkers warned me against Thalassa. Service: Extremely poor. They treated certain diners with such rudeness, my husband and I had to turn around to see who this host was. The waiters also are extremely lazy, and they just stand around the corner themselves and were just laughing and having a good old time. How about the fact that we had our water filled only once? and after our appetizer, they did not want to change the utensils. Food: We tried oysters to start with, and they gave us Bluepoint oysters which were not what we ordered. When we questioned them, that's when they "came clean". We also had filet mignon, and lamb shank. I really dont know what to say about the lamb.... It was so tough that i thought every bite required me to chew for at least 5 minutes. Filet was completely below average. Bottom line: Wannabe "cool" spot, but most importantly, if you are going to claim to be a $$$$$ restaurant and charge people money, the food has to come up to par, given the stiff competition around the neighborhood. I would never go back.