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Thalassa

179 Franklin St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. Hudson St.
212-941-7661

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9
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 9
"Highly Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

82% would go back.

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Favorite Greek Spot in NYC

By fasilva on 6/7/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Love this restaurant! Every time I come here I'm welcomed with such amazing service and the fish display never seems to fail to entertain me. The food is always very fresh and their wine list is huge. I would definitely recommend trying this restaurant! The scallops, stuffed calamari, and grilled octopus are some of my favorites!

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31 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

Absolutely perfect for an intimate wedding venue!!!

By rmidouhas1818 on 10/5/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

We had our daughter's wedding reception at Thalassa in September and it couldn't have been a more spectacular evening. The ambiance is very elegant yet so warm and cozy. Tasso the manager is amazing and coordinated everything with such precision and took care of all the details. My daughter lives in London and she married a gentleman from Greece so much of the coordination was done by email. Our friends from all over Europe and the USA commented on the excellent drinks, wine selection and fabulous food. The Royal Dorado fish is outstanding as well as the Filet Mignon. The wait staff was wonderful and so accommodating. We could not have had a more memorable, beautiful celebration anywhere else in the world. We are truly grateful for Tasso and his tremendous staff!!!!

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39 out of 76 people found this review helpful.

delicious simple greek food

By caribrooke on 7/28/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

looking for perfectly prepared greek food? Thalassa is a beautiful restaurant with superb food. Not cheap, but well worth it. Drink menu is great too, I recommend the Pear Martini :) I started with the Calamari stuffed with feta and tomatoes, it was delicious. Then I thoroughly enjoyed the Seafood Thalassian -- a mix of scallops, mussels and shrimp over orzo. It was simply perfect. Beautiful decor, helpful staff - overall a wonderful experience. First greek place i've found worthwhile in the downtown area.

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45 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

Exceptional Every Time...

By LabRetriever9 on 5/9/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My wife and I have and continue to host our best parties here, simply because Thalassa is top notch! Mouth watering food, excellent staff, lovely decor...we keep coming back for more..Friends and Family have continued to celebrate major occasions simply because Thalassa knows how to party in style. Our friends just have booked their wedding reception at Thalassa, it was their first and only choice, they know they are getting quality and style that will make for a memorable experience. Whether its for a party of two or our closest 120 friends, outdoes themselves every single time! Thank You!

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45 out of 85 people found this review helpful.

GREAT EXPERIENCE

By jeannina on 2/15/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Celebrated my Mom's Birthday with friends and relatives. Everybody was raving about the food. Impeccable service. Amazing decor. Must try the grilled Octopus and Scallops Kataifi.

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60 out of 118 people found this review helpful.

nothing exciting

By chinaski on 2/2/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

The food at Thalassa is basically dressed up Greek food. However, when it comes to taste, its only above average (below average if you factor in price), and it is not exceptionally delicious Greek food. I expected some surprising flavors. We had mostly seafood, plus the lamb shank. The lamb was actually inedible. Way too salty!! And not very fresh either. We would have sent it back if anyone had actually come by to ask how things were. In the end, we just sucked it up, since the rest of the meal was not as bad. Lobster was OK, and the sole was not bad either.

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65 out of 123 people found this review helpful.

Good experience

By larryW on 1/25/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

ambiance is very good here. nice location in tribeca. very pleasant (and knowledgable) manager. food was good not great. had the scallop app. too much going on with the dish, needs to be simplified. had the skate and it was good. the best thign about this place is that the wine list (which carries some VERY nice names) is half price on mondays thru the end of february. this means that with some wines they end up being cheaper here than in the store. i will be back every monday because there are many wines id like to try on the list (kosta browne, marcassin, ect..)... you should take advantage of this while it lasts. i know i will.

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58 out of 117 people found this review helpful.

Perfecto!

By Charisma on 11/10/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

If you want to impress your date - you won't go wrong with choosing this place. Decor totally gives you relaxed atmosphere of romantic Mykonos, food is just superb - starting from perfomance till last piece. Sommellier took excellent care of us, as well as all service was attentive and fast. We really enjoyed our evening, oh, don't forget Ekmek-Kataifi - dessert ranked as a "must"! Everything was just Perfecto! =)

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215 out of 474 people found this review helpful.

Tribecas Best Restaurant

By GoodEater on 9/20/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

From the moment you walk in until you leave you feel treated like royalty. The fish is amazing, try the Lethrini its flown in from Greece. The apps are also fantastic, wrapped scallop or octapus. Very strong hard to find wines on their list from all over. I have become a regular, hey why not if everything is great from food, wine, service and decor.

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210 out of 463 people found this review helpful.

Severely Dissapointed

By NinNYC on 10/5/2004

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

The other reviews for this restaurant were so high, that I figured Thalassa was a good bet for a wonderful seafood dining experience. Well, aside from the food being just average, what was much worse was our waiter. This man did whatever he could to make you spend extra money. We trusted him with his recommendations. He highly suggested an extra seafood course saying that this was standard at Thalassa. We didn't realize that the portions were large in the first place. It was way too much food. A good waiter would have never recommended this much food. Also, when I asked for a recommendation from the menu, he mentioned the lobster (the lobster on the menu was $24.00) - but instead he served me the lobster special that was not on the menu (which was $62.00). When you eat at an upscale restaurant, you expect that you can trust your waiter and feel taken care of, not taken by your waiter.

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183 out of 417 people found this review helpful.

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