"Thalassa Restaurant ... located in an historic building at 179 Franklin Street in Tribeca ... has been a neighborhood fixture for more than 8 years. Once used as a warehouse for Greek olives and cheeses, the space (designed by renowned architect Jean-Pierre Heim) is now one of the most authentic Greek eateries in New York City.
Thalassa...which means "the sea" in Greek...features a chic curved bar made of marble from the island of Thasos, original exposed brick, flower-filled urns from Tripoli, and handmade Iroko wooden tables from Mykonos. A forty-foot-long wine room leads to a climate-controlled wine and cheese cave that houses more than 2,500 wines, including rare boutique finds from Greece.
Thalassa has become the destination spot for hosting private events. We have two beautiful private rooms that can accommodate social or corporate events from 20 to 200. We have hosted many weddings, rehearsal dinners and other special events.
We are proud of the numerous awards and reviews we have garnered, we consistently receive a high rating in Zagat. We have been given 3 stars from Forbes and for 3 years we have been awarded for "Fine Dining" from Sante Magazine. Our amazing valued wine list, of over 1,000 labels, has been awarded many awards from Wine Enthusiast and from Wine Spectator a rare award of unique distinction.
Our Chef's mission first and foremost is to serve only the freshest and healthiest dishes. Our seafood is imported directly from Greece, Spain, Portugal and Hawaii. In addition to special arrangements with local independent fisherman who meet only the highest standards. Some of the special dishes you can sample are Greek peasant salad of tomatoes, cucumbers and Fantis Feta or Maine Diver Sea Scallops, wrapped in kataifi filo with sheep's milk, butter and Kalamata balsamic reduction. Other seafood specialties we offer include, langoustines from New Zealand, king shrimp from West Africa and octopus from Portugal.
We invite you to come and experience our incredible cuisine, outstanding service and our beautiful surroundings. We look forward to creating a dining experience you will always remember."
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Fabulous gem in TriBeCa. Absolutely loved the ambiance and the service was exemplary. It’s rare in NYC these days to find restaurants that offer added value elements like an amouse bouche and others. Not only did Thalassa offer a lovely cauliflower soup amouse bouche, but we were given a lovely after dinner cordial of Moscato, and with the check came a plate of petit fours. Absolutely lovely experience!
If you're looking for non-pretentious yet great Greek, don't overlook Thalassa. This place is definitely off the beaten path but worth the trip. The food is fresh and on point, and the staff is as friendly as can be. On top of it all, the venue is quite beautiful.
We came for an early Monday dinner and Madison was great. He was super attentive. We ordered the crab meat salad, dolmas, and oysters to start. The homemade bread and soup cup was a great touch as well. For our entree we went with the lamb shank and lavraki whole fish. Everything was great including the lobster mashed potatoes. Especially lobster mashed potatoes.
We finished off with the baklava. They even threw in some dessert wine and petit fours. And on the way out, some cookies for the road.
But really, this place won't disappoint. Thanks for the great service Madison.
Great food and hospitality. We chose the three course pre fix menu and every item was delicious. They also offered dessert wine and dessert on the House. And some small bites before and after. Great selection of seafood too.