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Greek Taverna - Montclair
Greek Taverna - Montclair

Greek Taverna - Montclair Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.greektavernausa.com
  • Email: info@greektavernausa.com
  • Phone: (973) 746-2280
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Delivery, Takeout
  • Special Events & Promotions: Anyone who makes a reservation at Greek Taverna Montclair, between August 25 and September 09, will get a gourmet gift from us, for our 5th anniversary. A set of Giada de Laurentis spices. Sicilian sea salt with fresh lemon zest and Tuscan herb mix. Thank you for support.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: bloomsfield cross
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Greek Taverna - Montclair
Set in the suburban splendor of Upper Montclair New Jersey, the culinary prowess of Executive Chef Emelio Simone is what gives Greek Taverna its deserved acclaim. Exquisite selection of fresh fish and seafood as well as a fine selection of carnivorous delights. Complete your fine dining experience with a wonderful assortment of authentic Greek Desserts to top off the evening. BYOB and local liquor store will deliver, Takeout, Delivery, Outdoor seating, Private room, catering.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Feel of family - run business. Excellent food and commitment to service. The char - grilled bass was as good as it gets. The pikilia, especially the eggplant dip was very tasty. Highly recommend this restaurant. Perhaps a bit noisy, but the ambience was good in spite of that. BYOB."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The Mussels were INSANE! All the food was terrific."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great food and friendly waiters. Unusual and attractive decor. Be ready for a big noisy room though. Kid friendly but i saw penty of plenty of people who seemed to be on dates. ."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It was the most crowded I have ever seen and on a very cold, rainy day. It seems the rest of the community has discovered what we already new. This is a great restaurant with large portions enough to share and good food with a big free parking lot. In downtown Montclair that is priceless!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was great, but this time at the restaurant, the service was slow, not attentive and somewhat disorganized. We have eaten here before and the service was very good. This time wasn't great. However, this is a very good restaurant and would recommend it."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was good and we were able to get a table on a busy Saturday night. They also have parking, which is key in Montclair"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Were there early with my family, eight of us. Haloumi, loukanikos, seafood platter, grilled calamari, cheese saganaki for appetizers are a must. Lamb chops, moussaka, lavraki, grilled vegetables, chicken souvlaki, salmon, and shrimps, completed our meal, we had no room for dessert. Our family love this place."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Went to the Greek Taverna on a Saturday night and was disappointed after having a great experience during a lunch outing during the week recently. All aspects of the night was uneventful. Service, food, and noise level was not good. Would never go back on a Saturday night and possible stick with lunch when the place is empty. The true sign of a good restaurant is when it's crowded and this place failed. The salad was too salty with too much feta cheese, the pita bread wasn't cooked enough, my chicken platter temperature was not consistent, and the potatoes had some slices cooked and some not browned at all. Talk about night and day from my first visit."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I ordered a $24 shrimp meal and my friend got a featured Greek dish. We shared a goat cheese and apricot appetizer which was great. My shrimp was a good size but all 6 shrimp were tough and the sauce it was served in was so-so. It seemed to have been reheated. My friend said her meal was good. Portions were large."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We've eaten at many Greek restaurants in the Montclair/Bloomfield area and the Greek Taverna in Montclair is by far the best. The cold appetizer platter for two fed three of us with leftovers. We ate the grilled lamb chops and they were simply delicious. It's very hard not to over-order because everything sounds and tastes great but the portion sizes are very big so use restraint!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This was my first time going to Greek Taverna and everything was excellent. Great good, good ambiance, and good service. Definitely plan on coming back in a few weeks if not sooner. The best chicken wrap I ever had and potatoes right on."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We went here for valentines day and we have dined here before. Since it was a holiday The service was a little off but once our waitress came she definitely made up for it and couldn't have been nicer. We split the Greek salad always a great choice and then I had the chicken skewers and my husband had the Bronzini type fish. Was very good!!! This place is no frills, not too romantic but enough to make it a special dining Experience. Love that they have there own parking lot a major plus!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "While I thought the service was a bit slow, I found the food to be very good. The tzatiki was amazing and my chicken souvlaki dish was great as well. If I find myself back in Montclair I will return for sure."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The service was poor and we were ignored for most of the night. Our food was mediocre at best."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I surprised my wife with reservations to Greek Taverna for Valentine's Day, and she was quite pleased with my selection. The good, the bad, and the ugly: the food is REALLY GOOD. It was really loud (bad acoustics and high patron occupancy on Valentine's day). The service was a little uncoordinated because there were so many couples were there for the holiday. I don't think that the service would be like that all the time, it was just a really high traffic day on Valentine's day. Having said all of that, the "ugly" wasn't that ugly! I am rather impressed that they were able to service so many tables so effectively on this important day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had been there once before but it was worse this time - much worse. Although we had an early (5:30) reservation, the service was poor. Took a long time to take our orders and in both appetizers and main course, the food was not all delivered at the same time. The portions were much to large, and the food generally lacked flavor. The steaks were fair, but I ordered swordfish and it was clearly frozen and awful. I sent my dish back uneaten. Normally if you give your plate back with nothing eaten, they will ask if there was a problem but at Greek Taverna they couldn't be bothered. I also sent them an email the next day to which they did no respond. I will not go back to this restaurant and will not recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food was very good although overpriced. The service was good. We were seated, however, at a front table where there was lots of activity and noise. The restaurant is very noisy and it is hard to have a conversation. I will have second thoughts about ever returning on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "was very very good with large portions….we could barely get through the appetizer and brought a lot of leftovers home for dinner the next night!!! would definitely go back!!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "A dependable meal every time. The servers are VERY nice and everything is always delicious. It's my "fall back" when I can't seem to get a place for everyone to agree on."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "Appetizers can feed more than 1 and can order as meal- my group loved the mussel app I love the beet salad"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Came with a large group at lunch on New Years Eve and they could not have been more accommodating. Food was delicious and service gracious. Will surely come back soon."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We dined on New Year's Eve with friends and had a very enjoyable experience. The menu offered a wide variety of authentic Greek dishes from appetizers right through desserts and the service was exceptional. For appetizers, we had the large Greek alad and a "sampler" plate that were more than enough for our party of 4 and that allowed us to try a few different items. Portions are very generous - one of our party ordered an appetizer for his main meal that was a perfect portion size, and everyone else had enough leftovers to bring home for another meal. We were all quite pleased with the total experience - the ambience was pleasant, the food was good and the staff was friendly and efficient - what more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We recently went with a large group of family for my 50th birthday. Was very enjoyable. We ordered a wide variety of dishes off the menu and all were good. I particularly enjoyed the whole grilled fish.. It was perfectly cooked. The service was very good and they made the whole family feel comfortable. We had planned on going to Cuban Pete's but they were very unaccomodating and rude upon checkin. So glad we ended up at Greek Taverna. We really appreciated the warm greeting by the staff and outstanding service."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "We had a 6 o"clock reservation and when we arrived the restaurant was empty. It became a little busier as it got a little later so the noise level was very comfortable. I don;t know how it would be if it was filled. They could have used more help but the waitress was very friendly and helpful. She gave us very good service and the food was prepared very well. The lamb chops were very tasty and the other dishes (fish fillet and a chicken platter were enjoyed by the others as well. The herbed pita bread was delicious and didn't even need a dip. The chocolate chip baklava was very good and we enjoyed our dinner very much."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "My wife and I enjoyed dinner at Greek Taverna. We shared the cold mixed appetizer. It is intended for two but could easily be enjoyed by 3-4. I had the house salmon...dressed with sun-dried tomatos, mushrooms and basil...on a bed of grape leaves. Very good. My wife had the whole Talapia and enjoyed it. Service was attentive and pleasant."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Excellent grilled items. Had the lamb, chicken and squid. Very good smoky flavor."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "My husband and I have been looking for a Good Mediterranean Restaurant and we found a great find with Greek Tavernia. Everything we ordered was delicious. The food presentation was also impressive. Whether looking for a casual lunch with a friend or a fun Saturday night out with friends, we would definitely go again."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "had a large family bday celebration with guests from 10 to 87. Great to celebrate in party room!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "They give you a LOT of food and its's all delicious. We particularly loved their tomato salad --- it's outstanding. I also had the salmon wrapped in grape leaves which was so unusual and excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Octopus, greek salad, gyros and lamp chops were terrific."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "We enjoyed a good experience with an extremly friendly waitres."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "One of my pet peeves about NJ dining was that despite the plethora of Greek diners, it was hard to get good Greek food. No more. Greek Taverna is consistently excellent. The fish preparations and pikili particularly shine. Simple, nothing fancy, just good solid cooking. We ordered the mixed cold appetizer and had enough for breakfast the next day. The whole grilled fish is delicious, and the waiter gave me a spontaneous fileting lesson. A strong recommendation, particularly if you're going to the Wellmont for a concert."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "Service was very good, friendly, accomodating and knowledgeable about the menu. Portions were huge and none of us finished any of the courses. Quality was fair. Appetizers were extremely spicy, which was not noted on menu or by server. Arctic Char was huge, but overcooked with many bones in it. Shrimp were cooked well, but sever had a funny iodine-like taste. Bakala was very tasty. Overall disappointin and not a place i'd recommend or return to."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "Great food and excellent service. The Greek salad was delicious and plentiful. The service was excellent and attentive. Flawless meal."
    Dined on 8/26/2013
  • "For us, Greek Taverna is "ol' reliable." A neighborhood place -- moderately priced, BYO, very good food (the tomato salad in the summer is fabulous!! as are the Taverna "chips"). Add to that, ample parking in a town where parking is at a premium and great friendly servers -- what's not to like?"
    Dined on 8/18/2013