Tala American Bistro

4.7
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533 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Voted Top 10 Restaurant in Upstate New York, Tala is a modern American Bistro located on the border of Loudonville. Our Award winning menu features familiar favorites reinvented and served by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our culinary team has created a unique menu, offering our guests many choices for both lunch and dinner.
Our menu features gluten-free options, whole30 compliant entrees and Keto accommodating features. In addition all of our beef is Halal Certified.

Tala is the kind of place where you feel comfortable dropping in for a quick drink and snack, a casual lunch or dinner, or late night conversations around our outdoor fire pits. Known for a lively Happy Hour and dollar oysters, fresh squeezed juices in all of our cocktails From signature to skinny, our cocktails are worth a try.

Special Offers

Happy TalaDays! Happy Hour

Enjoy $6 mixed drinks, $2 Draft Beers And $1 Oysters
Daily 4-6pm

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 6 December 2019

Ends: 7 December 2118

Availability: Mon-Sat 16:00-18:00

What 533 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying Monday's BYOB! Food was amazing and we enjoyed the bottle we brought to share. Nice date night!

Tala American Bistro
Responded 21 hours ago

So glad you enjoyed our BYOB! We think its a fun way to dine. Hope to see you soon.

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Hostess was outstanding and provided a very warm welcome. She should be commended.

w
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and lovely service however I requested a quiet table and we were seated in the bar area which was loud. It did quiet down once people left but not soon enough. The salads on the menu are fantastic. Great place! We will be back .

LP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Granddaughter
‘S 18th birthday celebrated in style!!!
Many thanks!

KK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Our waiter was vey attentive.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - try the Brussels sprouts! Ambiance is casual cool. Great place to meet up with girlfriends.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

SL
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service very accommodating and attentive.

CB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1food2service5ambience3

This restaurant is trying to be something it’s not. Oversized chairs are awkward and uncomfortable for eating. The food was awful. Brussel sprouts were cooked to mush, tuna was bland and had no taste and wings were piles of oil.

S
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband and my brother in laws both have birthdays in December.

OT
Miami
75 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Wonderful food. Pork special was incredible.

GE
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. We all went nuts over the butternut squash bisque! Simply amazing. Kyle was an excellent server and made our experience so enjoyable.

RM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to dine ! Food is terrific and atmosphere calm. Perfect holiday spot!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Tala. Service, food and atmosphere are spot-on every time.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to local restaurant for predictably great food, wonderful ambiance and exceptional service from our server Rhea (Reah)?
Tala servers and bartenders are the driving factor for choosing an eatery for birthdays and special occasions or just a simple quick meal.

GM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Tala for a late lunch. Cody, our server, was excellent and enhanced our dining experience. Food was wonderful. Definitely will return.

R
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We have been to Tala several times and the food is always good. However, our dinner on a quiet Tuesday evening was disappointing-- while we enjoyed our drinks and appetizers, we had to wait for far too long to receive our entree. Again, the restaurant was extremely quiet so the large gaps in services were hard to explain.

However, kudos to Tala for recognizing my husband's birthday with a warm greeting, a very nice card and a complimentary ice cream sundae!

d
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gr8 food, excellent waitstaff, there was mix up with our reservation for a high top and we were allowed to order off the happy hour menu even though we were seated at a regular table. Party of 4 and everyone's meal was excellent and appropriately portioned. Definitely will be back

E
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Nothing special

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. The comfy chairs are great but not for dinner, to low. Wine fantastic!

KH
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Business outing with large party. Some food was a bit salty, but ambiance and noise were perfect.

OT
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic butternut squash soup that was picture worthy and delicious! We also enjoyed a buffalo chicken wrap sandwich and an awesome roast beef French dip on toasted ciabatta that were both excellent. A nice Sauvignon blanc accompanied our meal for a delightful afternoon reprieve!

SM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very delicious!

MD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

KK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to Tala every couple of weeks for the past several months now. We really enjoy it. Consistently great service, nice atmosphere, and the food has been excellent.

H
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing better than the setting and the service was the food! The menu was varied which did make it difficult to pick something, which just means I will return soon. It was the perfect spot for an afterwork connection with friends.

DT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love Tala. Excellent food, courteous and efficient staff. It’s a little noisy because of the closeness of other patrons and the ceiling configuration.

Y
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love Tala. I've been here several times and have never been disappointed. I don't live in the area, but when I visit Albany, usually one of my meals is at Tala. The food is always good. Nice variety to the menu. Kristen (our server) was super. Great sense of humor. Attentive. Will definitely be back.

MD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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DR
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cuisine, excellent service, and a memorable 2 hours with my girlfriend. Thank you for the great service as well, we got cold and had a heater moved to us. Would definitely come again.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heather , the hostess greeted us at the door with a huge smile and welcome. A good start! Another Heather waited on us and was very professional, efficient and nice. Her recommendations were spot on. It was hard to decide as there were so many options, especially for someone gluten-free. We all started with a salad. The simplicity and fresh ingredients of the Arugula salad is always my favorite. I had the Zoodle Salmon entree and my companions had the chicken Piccata. Both Delicious and cooked to perfection!! We all agreed that we need to eat here more often!!

VV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This was shocking, probably place was sold or lost it chef, tables and floor was dirty, waitress absolutely inexperienced, food bad, and this was my favorite restaurant in Albany, last 2 years, what is going on in Tala?

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Still a great place. Was disappointed that they didnt have the hummus and pitas chips

SS
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food for adults. The kid's menu was surprisingly good for a fancy restaurant. Good cocktails. Would come again.

d
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tala was the perfect dining experience for a Saturday evening and a delicious meal. The environment is special but not too formal, service was exceptional, and the food delicious.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time trying Tala. From the host to the waitstaff, everyone was smiling and very friendly and courteous. The food was absolutely amazing. Will def be returning again to try other stuff!

ML
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great menu (food & drinks) & ambiance! Perfect for wine and apps with the girls or a romantic dinner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The filet was the size of a half dollar coin. It was almost comical.
Too much sauce on everything.

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was perfect and food was fantastic. prices a bit on the high side...well worth it for the food but not for alcoholic beverages. the drinks were on the skimpy side so ordering top shelf is not recommended.

LS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.
Great service- Rhea is excellent and so nice.
Our waitress was so nice she even ran outside with an ipad we had inadvertently left on the table!

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