It gets very noisy later in
It gets very noisy later in evening and on weekends I think. I was there early on a Tuesday night when there were very few diners--so not noisy then.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious Greek "small plates."
Delicious Greek "small plates." A great meal for people who like to share and try a lot of different dishes.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a great time. Large party
Had a great time. Large party table was ready for us and the service was wondeful.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Relaxed uberCompetent Service
Though a 'tight fit,' waitstaff was so well coordinated & organized one never felt 'squished.' I was impressed that the greeter took my coat & hung it so that it was out of the way & so that I was able to sit down without being overwhelmed by my winter coat which would've blocked waiter access to the tables. After we (a party of three, i.e., my husband and me and our 25-yr old son) finished, we lingered & talked (since we'd come in from Philly & our son from Conn. to have a relaxed hour to visit & reconnect. Finally, I asked for the bill. The gentleman (the same who'd hung my coat) said he'd not presented the bill earlier 'cause he wanted us to feel relaxed, not harried. We were so very grateful for that elegant vibe. + FAB FOOD.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great, except
Everything was great, except the portions were really small...
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Greek Food
Second time we've been here for dinner. Maybe the best Greek food we've had in the city. Amazing for an unheralded place on a quiet West Village street. Service is friendly, decor is rustic. We had the saganaki, mixed appetizer plate, Branzino, roast chicken, vegetarian stuffed sweet red pepper, roast cod, all outstanding, with perfectly balanced seasonings and sides. We hated for the meal to end, but we were so full! Just be aware that its a relatively small space and the noise level can get a bit loud (though not earsplitting) when it's full.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Greek deliciousness
My girl friends and I come here once every three months or so for a reunion. We studied abroad together in Greece so naturally gravitated toward a taverna for this occasion. Snack is consistently delicious and we always look forward to going there! The lamb stifado, zucchini fritters, tzatziki, horta, greek salad, spanikopita, saganaki and veal meatballs are our favorite dishes. So... pretty much the whole menu! Thank you, Snack!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This small, sweet restaurant serves the finest Greek food I have ever had (I've had a lot). Equally important, the entire culture of the restaurant clearly communicates: "we care about providing you an excellent experience", from the outstanding food, terrific and friendly service, and very pleasant ambience. I strongly recommend this restaurant.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
the food was yummy esp the lentil soup. lamb sandwich was delicious. staff was wonderful. we sat and sat without feeling hurried.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I don't want to tell you...
....about this place, because then you'll go there and it will be harder for me to get a table. But I will. Excellently prepared, fresh Greek food, from simple to creative. I loved every morsel I put in my mouth from the simple butter beans with tomato and feta to the succulent pork tenderloin. Oh, and the bowl of jordan almonds upon departure was just the clincher that they've got me hooked.
My only complaint is the uncomfortable chairs, and even in spite of them I will be back!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friends and I shared the meze platter, the grilled vegetables, and the lamb triangles in phyllo. All were tasty and delicious, with seasoning and freshness that elevated them above the typical corner Greek place fare.
Only disappointment was their baklava which we liked but didn't love. It wasn't the sticky sweet moist standby we expected, rather one layer of filling with phyllo on top. Definitely will be back!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, excellent
Excellent food, excellent service, only problem was the noise level.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was good, surprised to see menu lacked the "moussaka" dish.
Service is friendly albeit a little slow. Price is ok for New York and the wine selection of Greek wines quite diverse.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Real Greek food
This little place has fab food and awesome service.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
authentic Greek taverna food
best Greek food I've had in the city and I visit the Greek islands every summer. Very fresh, delicious.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was fabulous, service
Food was fabulous, service was friendly and waiter attentive. Made good suggestions. We were rushed because of our own timing (theater bound) and they accomodated well.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Late Afternoon Brunch
I took the waiter's suggestions about what to order and was not disappointed. It was delicious. Also, the potatoes. I still remember the side order of potatoes! Why oh why can't I have them every day?
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Lunch on a hot day
Stopped in for lunch after reading good reviews. Both had salads that were huge and very tasty. The produce was very fresh and the wine just right. This is a perfect spot for a slow non rushed lunch in the West Village-- we will return.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
This is one of my go to spots in the West Village. The staff are so nice and welcoming and knowledgeable. And the food is delicious very fresh and everything is made with the utmost care. They make their own greek yogurt - to die for. love Snack!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy and casual.
This is the kind of place you might like to go on a first date. Understated but classy. Small and unpretentious. We had a friendly, attractive waiter who was helpful but not annoying. The food was a nice change of pace and yummy. (Maybe a dollar or two overpriced but, given the cool location, I would imagine those extra dollars help to pay the rent!) I appreciated how the wine list was mostly Greek and provided explanation to those of us unfamiliar with Greek grapevines.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful greek food. especially the taramasalata!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service
Our waiter, a very handsome Josh Brolin look-alike, was helpful, patient and kind. Plus, the brunch was delicious.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Snack Taverna on a summer Monday
It was relatively quiet -- it's summer on a slow night, after all -- which our party of three much appreciated. Music and some other guests were kind of loud when we arrived for our 8pm reservation, but it mellowed out as other tables finished up and left and the music was turned down. When it's quiet, the atmosphere could not be more pleasant. And the food is spectacular. We all shared a plate of mixed mezze appetizers -- standard Greek stuff done well -- and much enjoyed a watermelon salad special and a sea bass special cooked with cherry tomatoes, olives, some other veggies.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My only complaint about Snack
My only complaint about Snack is that the mid-sized dishes should be a bit bigger. This is food to share.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been going to this restaurant for a couple years and it is always good. Friendly staff and serious about what they serve. Can't go wrong with this one.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure
to eat at Snack Taverna. The wait staff, especially if you come early, are very helpful and welcoming. Food is fresh and always go for the specials. Especially knowledgable about the Greek wines and eager to give you tastings.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is fantastic. A few years ago you couldn't get in without a two week advanced reservation, it's still very busy but a little easier now. The waiters are hilarious, super friendly and very helpful and the food is exquisite.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is very good. One of the best beet salads anywhere in Manhattan and the zucchini fritters are awesome! Small, charming village joint... If only the rest rooms weren't the size of a phone booth.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and the staff are great - they made us feel so welcome, were so charming and the food was just delicious . Can't wait for my next visit!
Where as Lunch time the restaurant can be very busy (though still as good) - nighttime it's slower and more low key - we entertained out of town guests and they were charmed.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my third time coming for dinner, and each time I have been pleased with the food and service. This dinner included a chef friend who had initially chosen a Danny Meyer restaurant, so I was nervous about his reaction, but he gave our meal two thumbs up. We all loved the casual atmosphere, and ate everything family style. One quibble was that the Kumquat Martini tasted too much like orange juice. Taramasalata, beet salad, cod, striped bass, fried zucchini fritters, spinach triangles...It all was light, fresh, tasty and satisfying.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite brunch spot in NYC
I absolutely love this place! The service is amazing! They are so friendly and laid back. They let you take your time and enjoy your meal. The food is so perfect and the restaurant is super charming. I'm kind of obsessed!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Greek on a Sunday night
I love this spot - terrific Greek food, good greek wine, reasonably priced and very low-key. My husband and parents and I ate here on a Sunday night recently, we shared a bunch of food, had a few glasses of wine, and felt well take care of and welcome. Living in the West Village, some of my favorite local spots have closed, and this is a place that consistently offers great meals and service. Very happy with our choice, and tempted to go back again this week for more greek Chardonnay and fish.....
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us had a really nice meal and experience at Snack Taverna. Good food, nice service, tasty wine. The only negative: we were sitting at a table in the middle of the (tiny) restaurant, and felt slightly crowded; the servers had a hard time getting around us. A pretty minor thing. Small plates are perfect for sharing.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the food AND our waiter
I went with a group of 4 and we shared all of our plates. We loved everything we had but highly recommend the Atlantic Cod and the Veal Meatballs. Our server was incredibly nice and helpful. He made the night.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Greek Food
Hearty and delicious Greek food, excellent service, and reasonable prices.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beats the usual Taverna fare
Gourmet take on Greek cuisine, and already excellent menu is still getting better.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Came here Saturday night for the first time, but it won't be the last. Great cozy neighborhood gem with terrific drinks, food and wine. Warm and friendly service. Everything we ate was delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent in all ways
Snack Taverna has delicious food, prepared expertly; service is first rate, and our waiter guided us through the menu. The ambience is that of a Greek country tavern, will go back again and again
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place
Always delicious food in a casual, warm, friendly atmosphere. What more could anyone want?
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
Went for a Christmas luncheon and Snack was perfect. Low key and very comfortable. Food was excellent and service just righ
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM