Tala American Bistro

4.7
623 reviews
$31 to $50
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, or dinner, or late night conversations around our outdoor fire pits. Known for a lively Happy Hour, fresh squeezed juices in all of our cocktails From signature to skinny, our cocktails are worth a try.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 623 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Coco
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It's an excellent place! The hot bread is not to be missed!

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vipJorgeC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice outdoor space, relaxed atmosphere, good service and delicious meals.

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vipDineTime
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Appetizers are very good, however the entrees need some work. The scallops were done well, but the swordfish was overcooked and badly is in need of a sauce to work some acid into the dish. Next time we'll stick with the apps and call it a night.

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Suzz
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish but pricey.

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Tony
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed from the moment we walked in when the hostess said “Happy Birthday” to when she said “Happy Birthday” again when we left.
Very attentive waiter, excellent service. We had the Brussel Sprouts appetizer- delicious. We all loved our entrees. They were out of the Lasagna
Dessert, so we shared the yummy cheesecake. We will be back!!

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vipMelissaD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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Abigail
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

When I requested to sit at regular table, instead of an high top table, but I was informed that they were not available. A few of the tables were never used at the time that I was at their restaurant. I ordered a gluten free crust pizza and at 6:30, Tala did not have any left, in their refrigerator.

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PattiK
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent choice! Great food! Great service. Inviting atmosphere!

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wish the lights were dimmed for dinner but other than that we had an excellent meal

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice experience. Seemed to be out of some mainstay items

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, staff and atmosphere was outstanding!!! Can’t wait to go back!! We love Tala!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Definitely recommend! The bartender Mia was great!

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CapitalDistrictFoodie1
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is a nice place with good service but unfortunately we didn’t have a good experience with the seating after having made a reservation days in advance to celebrate our anniversary. They sat us at the only high top outside in the corner by the door with seats that were wet and no umbrella and the sun was blazing on us. When we asked if we could move to a different table the only option was a high top inside by the bar. We noticed there were plenty of comfortable tables open inside and out but because they were reserved for guests 1.5 hours later we could not sit there. Those tables sat empty the entire time we were there. We won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic. The prices may seem a bit high when you look at the menu for the first time but after you taste the food the price won’t matter. Tremendous service, very attentive. Nice outdoor patio. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Bar service was slow but food service was fine. We have not been eating out thru pandemic, so this was a real treat. Will definitely go back

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vipAnneMarie
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at Tala often. It is always very good from the unique cocktails to the staff to the menu selection and delicious food! Decor is refined and lively but you can easily dine and talk and feel as though you've got enough privacy. Highly recommend!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Tala was amazing!! We sat in the cozy chairs with our family and good friend. Our service was excellent, the food was so delicious and the atmosphere is so relaxing. It is our favorite spot and we are welcomed like family when we arrive.

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vipJenniferM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!! Highly recommend

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vipRuss
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The chef really knows what he’s doing! We had mussels appetizer, quinoa and kale salad, chicken piccata, and pork tenderloin with vinegar peppers; would highly recommend all four dishes! Also enjoyed some well crafted cocktails! Great dining experience, have made a reservation for our whole family already!

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Bojo
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

American/ Italian menu with lots of fresh seafood and even several gluten- free options for those who need. Food was delicious and well prepared. Outdoor dining was very comfortable.

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Daniel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for unwinding at the end of the day!! Great staff and great food!!

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PatrickM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good . Service was friendly but inexperienced.

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vipNickenzie59
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent ambiance and meal to catch up with an old friend. Will be back soon.

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vipFred
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good to be able to eat out again in a great restaurant.

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose a crab cake for an appetizer, that we would share. We both thought we had the best crabcake ever. My wife had the swordfish and I had the filet mignon. We shared an amazing salad created by chef and totally enjoyed the perfectly prepared food. BTW this was our first venture out of quarantine... This establishment takes every precaution necessary, and offers amazing hospitality. We never visited here before, but we will now be regulars.

This was an amazing experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was attentive and helped with our selections. The food came promptly and was delicious.

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JanP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food for a restaurant located in a strip mall. Prices were a little higher than they should have been but not too bad. Food tasted very good and was presented nicely. Portions were small. Vegetables were inconsistent in their amount of cooking. Some of the asparagus was nice and crisp and others over done. The plates looked dirty however I believe they were just scuffed from use.

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Steph
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and drinks (the surf and turf roll appetizer was amazing!)! Our server, Ally, was awesome!

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DaveF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

we're regulars here! always enjoy the food and staff.

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BenG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and drinks were fantastic and the staff was friendly. Service was a little slow but I think they may have been under staffed that evening. Overall, were definitely going back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful restaurant with amazing service! Couldn’t have been happier to celebrate a birthday dinner here!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool place, great atmosphere. Food was excellent, service was great.

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vipKatK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. Great service. Friendly staff. Meals just come out quick so we order as we go. Last time we asked them to stagger meals and when they picked up salads we said ok you can put our dinners in, thinking it would be another 15 minutes and they came out within 2 minutes. So live and learn.

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vipJessicaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were wonderful as usual. We are glad that outside seating has reopened.

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DeborahP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the surf and turf rolls for an app. Then the diver scallops and semi boneless spinach stuffed chicken. Everything was visually lovely, cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. We asked for a bottle of wine suggestion and it was exactly what we wanted....and not the most expensive. We finished with expresso. I cant wait to go again.!

JD
vipJessicaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and the quality never varies; service is wonderful as well.

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ChristopherF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tala is always consistent, has a great atmosphere and the food is unique. Great lunch spot!

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vipMike
37 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First sit down at this restaurant. Had take out once decided to sit down now that things are open more. Wonderful sword fish dinner served by a attentive and pleasant young lady. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. I’ll defiantly be back

Tala American Bistro
Responded on 25 March 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Tala and cant wait to welcome you back soon.

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vipJohnG
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The mussels were not at all good this time. They were gritty and tasted "fishy". Seemed quite evident that they were "old" (not fresh) or not good quality. Don't expect 5 star mussels from a Michelin restaurant but when they are noticeably not good and have a strong fishy taste to them it makes it very hard to enjoy them. When you get them as your main dish that kinda gives you an unfavorable overall dining experience, which is what happened for one person in our party who got the mussels.

FAQs

Tala American Bistro offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 486-8252.

Tala American Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 623 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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