located in the historic 179 Franklin Street building in Tribeca Thalassa Restaurant has been a neighborhood fixture for more than 15 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 for between 20 and 200 guests.
We are proud of the numerous awards and impressive reviews we have accumulated over the years. Thalassa has consistently been rated highly by Zagat, especially with their most recent 4.5/5 rating. We have been awarded three stars by Forbes, and our highly extensive wine catalogue has been praised by organizations such as Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator.
Our Chef’s mission is to serve only the freshest and healthiest dishes, without compromise. Our seafood is imported directly from Greece, Spain, Portugal and Hawaii, in addition to special arrangements with local independent fishermen who meet the highest standards. Our specialties range from the classic Greek peasant’s salads with feta, all the way to exotic seafood such as Langoustines from New Zealand and King Shrimp from South Africa.
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.