Greek Taverna - Edgewater
Greek Taverna - Edgewater

Greek Taverna - Edgewater

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.greektavernausa.com/
  • Phone: (201) 945-8998
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Delivery, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, View
  • Catering: We can cater to any size party whether it be a corporate or private affair.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: River Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available along promenade and covered garage is also available.
A word from Greek Taverna - Edgewater
Amazing NYC skyline views accompanied by the delightful culinary delights straight from the Islands of Greece. Explore the mouth watering Mediterranean cuisine anchored by appetizing seafood dishes or please your palate with our mouth watering meat and poultry selections. Finish off your evening and tempt your palate with our ethnic homemade desserts.BYOB and local liquor store will deliver, Takeout, Delivery, Outdoor Seating with a NYC view
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreek
Greek Taverna - Edgewater reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (11)great for outdoor dining (10)neighborhood gem (10)great for lunch (8)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)hot spot (2)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Castle
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    As usual, a wonderful meal with great service. Everything is fresh. Salad and appetizer were sizeable and delicious. We (4) all had fish or seafood served with a Greek vegetable side of your choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Balancing Service and Time
    EatoualotVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great food, fast delivery to table - but then repeated attempts to clear the table before we had time to eat. Didn't seem overbooked, so no obvious reason to try and get everyone out the door.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Levreki and Calamari was great
    Macaroni
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This was my sevond time here, their desets and food are delicious, service was fast enough for a half-full restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised
    Eliz
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have been to this restaurant several times, the only problem I ever had was some of the wait staff was not the best, but the food has always been good. Well our waiter on Saturday was a bit arrogant, but good until he took the check from us & we said thank you, it was over 20%, he disregarded us. My friend & I had left over food, when I got home the next day I realized that two shrimp were missing from my Shrimp Sol. The menu said Jumbo shrimp, they were large at best for $24.50. I called the rest. to let them know, the manager Peter said to let him know when I dine there again. At $75. for the meal we had, maybe take out but I would definitely think twice about dine in. He should have offered me something to keep my bus.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    Jerseygirl
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was very good. The prices are very reasonable and portions are perfect size. I would recommend and I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My lamb souvlaki was dry and overcooked. The lettuce greens on my plate were brown and wilted. Other diners in my party seemed satisfied with their food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was okay
    AimzaVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was good. Portions were decent. Tables are close together and it is very loud.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Greeters should greet!
    Gazza
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We've been here many times and always look forward to going back. On my OpenTable reservation I made a note requesting a window table. The greeter was less than friendly when I told him we had made a reservation online requesting a window table. He seemed annoyed and led us to a non-window table. We noticed the two two-place window tables were occupied. No problem; some you win, some you lose. The greeter was either distracted or didn't want to listen. Either way, if you're going to greet your customers at least try to be a little friendly. Getting the brush off like we did left a sour feeling and made us wonder why we'd want to go back. The young waiter did help make up for the initial frost with his friendly, helpful, cheerful attitude.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Greek Grill Gem
    foodpinion
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Best Greek Grill and always reliable. Our local favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pmccrosk
    pmccroskVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food is surprisingly good....especially the sauteed mussels. Not fancy or pretentious, but very well prepared standard Greek favorites.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The usual and unusual Greek food
    Diva1
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Quality Greek food. Wrapped Taverna Salmon, a specialty, is excellent. Attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant, but.....
    BubblesVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Really enjoyed eating here, but it was not what I would call leisurely dining. The meal was way too rushed and when we mentioned it to the waiter he argued with us instead of just apologizing. If he had kept his just kept his mouth shut the whole incident would have been forgotten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 71 reviews are from the Greek Taverna - Edgewater reviews archive.
  • Amazing Grilled Seafood
    aldodefranco
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I never had in US a grilled fish that taste like fish... Usually fish in America taste like chicken ... Or worst like nothing. Finally I found a place where I can eat great fish feeling like in Greece or in Italy .... Amazing food, amazing appertisers, octopus was amazing as we'll the grilled squid.... The king/queen was the Dorada that my wife ordered was perfect grilled whole fish. Keep going like this. Service was ok the waitress was "tired" or not well trained... But with this food I did not care at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food !
    diana156VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Fish was very good ! They ran of the Salmon which is my favorite, so I had the Branzini ,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    FisherVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I have been here several times. I think the food is getting better over time, if possible. I enjoy the specials. Great flavors.. Great tiramisu. Love the beets.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • thoughts
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    food and service were great. i appreciate how accommodating you were in adding an extra seat at our table and then adding a table. excellent customer service on that piece. we were charged for refills on iced teas-not told that would happen-and wasn't expected until I saw the bill. I have eaten here 4 times in the past 3 weeks and not one time was I charged for refills. as a matter of fact, one time the waiter brought out a pitcher to refill the glasses - no charge. so when I asked this time as to why the charge, I was told it was the policy. I should have been told that was the practice when I asked for a refill. when i questioned it on the bill, I was told that was the policy. Unfortunately, it was not my previous experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pmccrosk
    pmccroskVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    large Greek restaurant in upscale setting over Hudson River. Food is authentic and well prepared but not innovative. Service is efficient but indifferent. Overall impression, was of a large Greek cafeteria.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistantly great
    Ibird
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Always enjoy my grilled octopus---had a bit of a different presentation which was a nice change to a always good dish
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Take Me To The River - Greek Style
    HMJFINEDINE
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This great Greek restaurant adjacent to the Hudson River serves up outstanding dishes, great service, and a lively atmosphere. We were a party of six that ordered the octopus salad, seafood salad, mussels, and the grilled shrimp. The four dishes were plenty for six people. The fish entrees were also great. We ordered Lavraki and Dorado and both were outstanding. Some of the others ordered the same. We brought our own wine to round out the evening. We will certainly go back and will certainly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We never have a bad meal,
    ihatenicknamesVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We never have a bad meal, no matter what we order. The salads are always fresh and the food well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great dinner with
    Binkie
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We had a great dinner with friends the other evening. Service was friendly and prompt. We shared a delicious appetizer of middle eastern dishes which were appealing. The fish is always a good dish with many choices and preparations. The salmon wrapped in grape leaves was one of our favorites. There are many choices for those who wish to have steak. and lamb. the greek custard dessert was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graet food priced reasonably!
    Raphy
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We've been coming to this place many times over the past 5 years. The food is tasty, fresh and the service is great! I definitely recommend the salmon wrapped in vine leaves. Too bad they don't have the Greek Yogurt...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greek dining
    Sharon
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Food fresh & delicious. Wine selection small but inexpensive. Staff couldn't be friendlier or more knowledgeable about the dishes. Come here regularly.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As many times as we eat here,
    ihatenicknamesVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    As many times as we eat here, you'd think we might get bored--but not so. They are always surprising us with new things to try. Tonight it was a crab-cakes special. They were fabulous. Added to our regular favorites: tsatiki, horiatiki salad, lamb chops, and many others, we always have a fabulous meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our FAVES!
    WWCitizenVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    This is one of our favorite places to go for dinner and we order deliver from them as well. Great food, fantastic service, feels like home. Anna is typically our server and she's wonderfully attentive, welcoming, and helpful. She makes the experience of eating there all that more special. The grill is fantastic. The fish selections are always very good (bronzinos, bass, lavraki, etc.). The dolmadakias are magic as are all the spreads - beyond just hummus. You simply must try the grilled seafood appetizer platter for two. It's divine. Great place and highly recommended! (DO.NOT.FORGET to try the cheesecake baklava - amazing!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    bartlovesmussels
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Restaurant had really good food. Kitchen is open which was a nice touch. It is the type of place to bring family and friends, setting isn't romantic. Some things I didn't like about the place are the small amount of distance between tables and noise. If there are people sitting at the table right next to you you can hear their conversation easily. I give the restaurant a 9/10 because the food was really great and service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've said it before and I'll
    ihatenicknamesVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    I've said it before and I'll say it again: Greek Taverna is our go-to restaurant in Edgewater This time we shared the lamb shank special with orzo and feta which was FABULOUS! The salads are the freshest--our favorite is horiatiki. And on a cold day, Greek-style chicken soup cannot be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC as Always!
    vjdantoneVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Was in NJ visiting daughter and we always make it a point to stop at the Greek Taverna before leaving - the food is SO good and wonderfully prepared! Get the mussels appetizer - it could easily be a meal and more than enough for 3 people to share - BUT who would WANT to! You can't go wrong with any of their home made desserts - and a word of advice - eat slowly so you'll have room. Yes, the Greek Taverna is that great and I can't wait to get back there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done
    ABH13VIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Big salads, huge choice of hot and cold appetizers, great fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual dining
    joyceKVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    Lovely Greek restaurant with casual atmosphere. Salad was crisp & delicious with plenty of feta cheese &'delicious olives. I had the shrimp on skewers which we're flavored well. My husband thought his chicken on skewers could have been more flavorful. All in all, the food was good & we would go there again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's like being in Greece
    Ibird
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We eat here once a month. The food is great and does make me feel as I am back visiting Greece. Plus it's BYO
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always enjoy the Greek
    ihatenicknamesVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We always enjoy the Greek Taverna. The salads are fresh; I love the baba ganoush and the tsatsiki. For our table of 7 we had lamb chops, pork chops, a cowboy steak and lavraki(grilled fish). And of course the fabulous Greek fries. It was all delicious as it always is. The service is always friendly; we feel very at-home here. It is our go-to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service were excellent.
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Food and service were excellent. Honored reservations in a timely manner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love Taverna
    jbeb
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    We love the food at Taverna Perfect grill whole fish - boned or unboned. Great beat salad and appetizers. We are always happy when we eat here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food excellent, large portions
    WoodyVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Food excellent, large portions and great service. Outdoor dining gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greek at its best!
    Raphy
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    We have been frequent visitors to this neighborhood gem! Food is good, reasonably pricedand nice view of NYC. We love their Salmon wrapped in grape leaves! It's a pity they never have the typical Greek yogurt for dessert...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spontaneous Monday
    WWCitizenVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    We rarely go here on a Monday, but we had the place to ourselves! (No one goes out to dinner on Monday night in this area much). Great service, but we didn't have our regular server, Anna, who is amazing. The seafood platter was superb as usual and the whole grilled snapper was HUGE and very tasty! It was my birthday dinner and the waiter served me a surprise Baklava - delicious! HIGHLY recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, the food and service
    ihatenicknamesVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    As always, the food and service at this restaurant are great. The salads are always fresh. We are always given clean plates after each course which is nice so that you don't have to mix your tsatsiki with your cowboy steak! The menu is diverse enough that we are still trying new things after these many years. This time it was the grilled calamari--grilled to perfection and plentiful. I look forward to next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service fault
    davidVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    how is that prepared?, I asked. the very pleasant young server did not know what the question meant. after explanation, she responded, "I think it's grilled." I informed her that lamb shanks cannot be grilled and asked her to find out more information on the dish. she returned and shared that they were, in fact, "stewed" and served with oysters. incredulous, I pressed her to discover that oysters, not orzo, was the word for the little Greek pasta. live and learn... our friend wanted to order what I had eaten on our last visit, so I asked whether a certain lamb dish was served in a crock. "I don't know, " the server responded.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Perfect!
    Raphy
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    We've been visiting this restaurant quite frequently over the past 2 years as we love Greek food... The food is consistently good- Fresh and tasty! The place is not fancy but definitely nice atmosphere and young crowd... It's Bring Your Own wine...- which is great... Portions are large so I definitely recommend having 1 starter and 1 main course for... I recommend the salmon wrapped in grape leaves...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.