Talé Thai, a restaurant that had been around for almost exactly one year on
Amsterdam Columbus between 84th and 85th Street, has closed down. The restaurant apparently stopped serving around July 4, and the windows have now been papered over.
It’s unclear what caused the place to close — the phone is still working, but no one’s around to pick it up. Given that it lasted for one year, it may simply have been unable to renew the lease.
Yelpers gave it mixed reviews, from “Finally, viable UWS Thai food below 96th!” to “Awful food, great service,” which brings to mind an old Woody Allen line: “Two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of ’em says, ‘Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.’ The other one says, ‘Yeah, I know; and such small portions.'”
Our tipster Ruth said: “A shame — it was one of the few good inexpensive restaurants around.”
Upper West Siders have long lamented the dearth of quality Thai restaurants in the neighborhood. The ones that have opened in the last few years don’t tend to last very long. Clearly this is a Thai-restaurant kind of neighborhood. So what gives?
Thanks to Ruth for the tip and photo.