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Ovelia Psistaria Bar
Ovelia Psistaria Bar

Ovelia Psistaria Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ovelia-nyc.com
  • Email: ovelianyc@gmail.com
  • Phone: (718) 721-7217
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Executive Chef: Peter Giannakas
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Greek music Thursday evening. DJ/Live music Wednesday Rock/Reggae Friday/Saturday night world/jazz/pop.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 30th Ave. and 34th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: N or Q lines to 30th Ave Grand Avenue
A word from Ovelia Psistaria Bar
Greek Grill House offering traditional and modern fare. Ovelia offers a taste of modern Greek lifestyle and philosophy via its food, cocktails, sounds and environment. Peter Giannakas, scientist turned chef stays true to the core roots of Greek cuisine twisting fresh flavors into new classics. The traditional fare executed by Ioannis and Evangelia Giannakas brings 55 years of experience to the kitchen"s flames. Designed by Chris Giannakas, Ovelia's decor marries organic elements with modern innovations suggesting a dining experience that is refreshingly familiar.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreek
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Even during the evening, the staff are very friendly toward children (I brought a 3yo and a 4yo), and very accommodating to bring them cups with covers and remove certain seasonings to make the dishes more kid friendly. The food is excellent, and I would be more than excited to return."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "From all the Greek restaurants. I like this one the best!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "It was our first time and it was almost a disaster as our order was left sitting and undelivered for almost 20 minutes after it was done. But the staff and management were very responsive and nimble and turned budding disappointment into a very pleasant and memorable meal. Substantively, the menu is very imaginative, particularly for an Astoria Greek. The food by and large is very well prepared and creatively seasoned. We will definitely give it a second try."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our first time here and we enjoyed everything. The food, service and atmosphere were all really good. The noise level is very high."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The good was obviously freshly made, full of flavor and overall outstanding! It's going to be my new go-to for Greek dining!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Ovelia is a "go-to" staple in Astoria. When I want to have a good meal with good friends, I know Ovelia will not disappoint. Their cocktails are killer and I love ordering a few items on the menu to share. Everything is so delicious. The waitstaff is always on point, courteous and really friendly. The chef even came out to talk to our table. This place is great for a date, friends, a group... any kind of dining experience you're looking for, you can find here. I love that the kitchen is open late as well."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Delicious food. The pork chops were amazing and we loved the fried cheese appetizer. Great happy hour drink and food specials too!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I recently had my bday there and they were very accommodating to a group of 12. The food was delicious--we all shared a bunch of meze's and the waiter was very friendly and prompt. Also loved their specialty cocktails. I eat here all the time and will be back soon!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We had so many appetizers we couldn't go for the tempting main courses. Highly recommended are the bone marrow, grilled calamari, saganaki and zucchini fritters. The service was pleasant but we waited too long for the very delicious grilled pita to go with the bone marrow. We hope they don't have a DJ every night because we'd like to return but we were shouting at each other to be heard over the "music". A bonus is the reduced price drinks until 9PM. Well, maybe that's why it's so loud in there."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "The octopus appetizer was fantastic and the grilled whole sea bass was amazing! The pork dish was pretty good. Slightly over cooked. Will come back!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We went to NYC for New Years and fully relied on the OpenTable app. We had a group of 9 so that always narrows down how many restaurants are available to choose from. We were so happy with this one! We knew we liked greek food but this was like nothing we'd ever had. The things on the menu seemed almost strange because they were so different but it all just.. worked. We all loved our meals. I had one of the feta sandwiches, the apple, bacon and cream cheese one.. Mmm!! I would definitely go back. Great service. I was a little chilly in the restaurant but it didn't really hinder the atmosphere :)"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "The appy menu was amazing!! The fried Feta with honey was fantastic and the grilled octopus was soooo yummy!! I had the lamb and fig kebob with candied figs..Best thing I ever ate!! Can;t wait to go back!! Only problem, what to order!! I wanted to eat everything on the menu!! Can;t wait until I do!!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We decided to take a chance and it paid off. We were a group of 10 and let me tell you service was wonderful. Food was yummy and the staff was attentful to our needs. The oysters were fresh. My only critique was that the scallops were a bit overdone as was the steak. If they can polish up on that it the food would be spectacular, enough to merit a star increase."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Chose this restaurant based upon the reviews on opentable. I was not disappointed. Sausage and octopus appetizers were delicious as well as the main courses. The restaurant had a nice vibe, energetic but not overwhelmingly noisy. The waitress was lovely and quite attentive. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Unfortunately, this was a pretty bad dining experience. We were a party of 6 for my sister's 21st birthday. When we started dinner, early in the evening, the restaurant was almost empty. Yet while we sat with our appetizer dips and asking repeatedly for pita so we could eat, our server stood idly by the server station. We were charged for drinks we never received, orders were served in parts, including our entrees, half the table received their entrees 15 minutes after everyone else - and then we waited over 30 minutes for dessert. Also they added 20% gratuity to the bill. I expect a restaurant to add 12-15%, I expect to pay 20-25% for good service. Adding 20% is inappropriate after obviously bad service with no apology. Never again"
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "This was my first time eating here for dinner, having been for brunch numerous times. We dined early, for Astoria. There were 5 of us. The service was great as was the food. My only complaint would be the music. When we arrive, there was good jazz music playing at a volume that allowed us all to hear each other. As the night wore on, they changed to techno and put the volume up too loud to have a conversation."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Wonderful Greek Food!! We could picture ourselves back in corfu eating those delicious delicacies.....if only we could get rid of all the noise from the traffic of Astoria. Service was great, very freindly staff. We went early to see a show afterward, but later there is a big bar scene! I would definitely recommend Ovelia if you are looking for great Greek food & a fun atmosphere!!"
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "I went here with a party of four and everyone was happy with their meal. The lamburgini is amazing, but so is almost everything on the menu. One of my favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 9/7/2013