Tala American Bistro
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.
Happy TalaDays! Happy Hour
Enjoy $6 mixed drinks, $2 Draft Beers And $1 Oysters
Service is always top notch, and the food is the absolute best! One of our favorites by far in the area :)
First time trying Monday's BYOB! Food was amazing and we enjoyed the bottle we brought to share. Nice date night!
So glad you enjoyed our BYOB! We think its a fun way to dine. Hope to see you soon.
Hostess was outstanding and provided a very warm welcome. She should be commended.
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 .
‘S 18th birthday celebrated in style!!!
Great food. Our waiter was vey attentive.
Excellent food - try the Brussels sprouts! Ambiance is casual cool. Great place to meet up with girlfriends.
Great food and service
Food was excellent. Service very accommodating and attentive.
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.
My husband and my brother in laws both have birthdays in December.
Great service. Wonderful food. Pork special was incredible.
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.
Great place to dine ! Food is terrific and atmosphere calm. Perfect holiday spot!
Always a great experience at Tala. Service, food and atmosphere are spot-on every time.
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.
We visited Tala for a late lunch. Cody, our server, was excellent and enhanced our dining experience. Food was wonderful. Definitely will return.
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!
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
Food was delicious. The comfy chairs are great but not for dinner, to low. Wine fantastic!
Business outing with large party. Some food was a bit salty, but ambiance and noise were perfect.
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!
Food was very delicious!
Excellent as always!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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?
Still a great place. Was disappointed that they didnt have the hummus and pitas chips
Good food for adults. The kid's menu was surprisingly good for a fancy restaurant. Good cocktails. Would come again.
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.
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!
Great menu (food & drinks) & ambiance! Perfect for wine and apps with the girls or a romantic dinner.
The filet was the size of a half dollar coin. It was almost comical.
Too much sauce on everything.
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.
Tala American Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 534 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.