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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.
Posted by Frequent Visitor on 07/08/2007
I've been a frequent diner @ Thalassa since I discovered this place 3 years ago and I have never been disappointed. Even though we don't live in the neighborhood we still go 2-3 times a month. We've taken a lot of friends and they love it too. I have to agree that the food barely passes for Greek, except for the fish, but it's so delicious. There's a great selection of fish and seafood which is always fresh. It's cooked several ways, I love it grilled, sea-salt and olive oil sprinkled. The wait-stuff is always attentive without being overbearing. Olives and bread come right away and are being replenished promptly until main course arrives. The sides are tasty and well-sized - I love the mushroom risotto and lemon potatoes. All in all the food is great and service impeccable. Add to that the spacious and clean interior that makes you forget you are in New York City and you have the perfect place for a special dinner.
Posted by elena on 06/30/2007
we came here for lunch on friday. it was great! the place was beautiful albeit it sparsely populated. the food was delicious - from the bread basket, to their signature olive oil. i orderd grilled branzini (very yummy though it had a few unexpected bones). my friend had their seafood salad and a side order of asparagus. we were very comfortable and felt well taken care of by the staff. will be back!
Posted by Herkemer Homolka on 06/24/2007
Visited Thalassa on a Sunday night around 7 p.m. and the place was so quiet, you could hear a pin drop. But pretty soon "Billie Jean" started thumping from an unknown location - great for atmosphere. Our waiter tried to talk us out of the two appetizers we wanted; maybe he knew what he was talking about. The scallop dish was overwhelmed by butter, and the scallops themselves were encased in some strange crispy angel-hair item, obscuring their taste. A seafood soup had a vaguely flavorless pureed base, as opposed to the usual stock. We split a branzino for our entree; not bad, but overcooked and nowhere near worth the $60+ for a two-person portion. Maybe they were just having an off night, but if I want to recreate a fresh fish-centric meal a la the Greek Islands, I would much rather eat elsewhere. One plus: really good eggplant puree with the bread.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/25/2007
Love Greek gourmet much more than the traditional US diner-style. What a disappointment here. Service and atmosphere were great, but the food was so boring and small portions, which I don't mind, but come on! Plan to spend a fortune for so-so food that doesn't scream Greek the way it should. May as well have been at any American restaurant.
Posted by Anon on 02/08/2007
I enjoyed Thalassa tremendously. They have an extensive list of wines to choose from and the servers are competent enough to make suggestions. Wines are a bit pricy, but this isn't a liquor store.. the food was excellent... started with several of their cheeses... as an appetizer there was enough for 4-5 people. The black angus was very good - I asked for it well done and it was very nicely cooked. The surf and turf looked spectacular and the environment was relaxed and unpretentious - even without a reservation, without a tie, and pretty much just walking in off the street. I rated value low only because of the prices. The portions were fine, in fact maybe too much for a modest eater. If you want to mark a special occasion with an upscale dining experience Thalassa is worth the $.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/05/2007
Had a three course menu during restaurant week and food was subpar. We ordered the Filet Mignon which came overdone for a 'medium' and cold with overcooked vegetables. Fish dish was also ordered which was returned as was cold which was only to be returned reheated and not replaced. Thoroughly dissappointed with the food and would not recommend to anyone.