WOW!!!! Great experience, location was great, the service was out-standing and food was fresh and perfect.. And was reasonable in price. If you want great greek food (NOT DINER FOOD). Go we have a table of 8 people and service was excellent.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful dinner
We had a wonderful dinner before a show at the Welmont Theater. The highlight was the calamari stuffed with cheese and spices (so good!) and the salmon with sundried tomoatoes and mushrooms wrapped in grape leaves. We travel to Montclair about once a month so we'll be back!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
The staff was very welcoming
The staff was very welcoming and attentive and gave us our choice of table. The service was efficient and attentive and the food was well prepared, tasty and plentiful.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Greek "taverna style"
Great Greek "taverna style" food - There are two types 3 types of Greek restaurants that are prevalent in the US. Taverna, Estiatorio, and fast food. - Fast food is well Fast Food. Greek Taverna is NOT fast food. Estiatorio(Restaurant), usually very high end and the menu is loaded with non-traditional Greek dishes and is mostly fish/seafood based. Greek Taverna is not Estiatorio. Greek Taverna isis Taverna style - Meaning that you get traditional dishes, like moussaka, pastitsio, souvlaki, gyro, lamb w lemon potatoes, and many other greek casserole style dishes that are baked in a fourno (oven), as well as some fresh fish daily. This is good wholesome, healthy food that you would find in many Greek American homes today.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always consistently good food,moder
Always consistently good food,moderate prices and great service.
Portions are big great go to BYO
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great. Authentic
Food was great. Authentic Greek food in a loud, vibrant atmosphere.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to
This was our first visit to Greek Taverna. The food and service were excellent.
We will definitely be back!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent lunch very good service.
The burger with fries and salad was very tasty. Had the Horiatiko Biifteki and Solomos salmon salad very good.
Greek Taverna fries were homemade and were so much better than typically French fries
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We made reservations during
We made reservations during Montclair's restaurant week. The prix fixe menu was too good to pass up: salad/soup (my greek salad was to die for! my boyfriend said the soup was a bit bland), select entrees, and the biggest baklava I've ever been served on a plate for $31. We both ordered lamb (I ate the lamb chops - delicious! boyfriend ate lamb shanks - huge plate and so tender!) To top it all off the service is top notch and it's a BYOB. Bring your wine and your appetite. The place is lovely.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Find!
We had a wonderful dinner with expertly prepared lamb and fish deboned tableside. Our waiter was wonderful--he made us feel welcome and comfortable from the instant we walked in the door. Looking forward to a return visit--highly recommended!
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will be back....
We really enjoyed the entire experience. The server encouraged us to take our time, and was spot on with his recommendations.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good menu and well prepared. The fish was excellent.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very pleasant find considering
A very pleasant find considering we eat in Montclair often. Simply the finest fresh dish (whole Bronzino) I have ever had in a restaurant. Everything else was top notch too. Will be back regularly.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gyro platter is amazing, eggplant
Gyro platter is amazing, eggplant and zucchini chips are a treat. All fish and lamb is fabulous.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good. The
The food was very good. The outdoor dining was fine. The staff was very friendly and outgoing.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were very content with the great seafood appetizers, the pita with hummus, and the white wine even before the main dishes! We loved the octopus especially. It was out of the world. Everything else was delicious as well. The service was out standing, and they put us in a private area upon our request. We had such a great experience there.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A nice place with a small parking lot. The staff was friendly and somewhat helpful. Dishes were good and plentiful. The Taverna only serves NJ wines. When busy the noise level can get loud. Being the last table, I will say they didn't rush us like some places. Only negative was the entree's coming while we were maybe half way done with our shared appetizers. I still like a small break between courses, which seems to be more and more difficult to find for some reason. I will recommend it!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding at all
very good and gentle service, nice location, excellent food
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice service, great food
From the moment we walked in, the staff was so nice. We were seated at a great table towards the back and the pace of the service was just right. They wrapped up the leftovers (yum!) and were very gracious.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious, fresh and tasty!
The service was excellent.
We will definitely come back.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
For us, Greek Taverna is "ol'
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?
8/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Greek Taverner First Timers
Some of our meal, apppetizers and entree, were excellent, some were just OK. Some of the cold apperizers and salads were very good. My wife had the lamb chops...prepared well but she thought the meat was aged and she is not a big fan of that. I had salmon grilled in a "leaf" that was pretty good. The other person had a shrimp dish that was excellent. We were anxious to try the swordfish special but by 7:00 it was gone...that's too early to be out of a special,considering it was not crowded(I am sure due to the summer winding down) We will definitely go back, but the oprtions were very large so next time we will share. Unless we want to take leftovers home!
Waite staff was very pleasnt and friendly.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and excellent service. The Greek salad was delicious and plentiful. The service was excellent and attentive. Flawless meal.
8/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
best Greek in NJ
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.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Taverna is everything
The Taverna is everything a fine dining restaurant should be. Excellent food, professional and personable service and an enjoyable environment for all. We had a party of ten and they handled us seamlessly.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, fair prices
My only ding is we mad a reservation, confirmed it and still had to wait 20 minutes for a table.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in a comfortable atmosphere. It's BYOB which is great for us!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Octopus, greek salad, gyros
Octopus, greek salad, gyros and lamp chops were terrific.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
had a large family bday celebration with guests from 10 to 87. Great to celebrate in party room!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find
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.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM