Snack Taverna
Snack Taverna

Snack Taverna

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://snacktaverna.com/
  • Phone: (212) 929-3499
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7:15am-11:30 am
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Snack Taverna offers a full line of catering direct form our delivery and restaurant menus. We can also tailor an event to your specific needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th Avenue, Morton and Bedford
  • Public Transit: Take the Red Line 1, 2 or 3 train to either Christopher St (4 blocks down 7th ave.) or Houston St (4 blocks up 7th ave.). We are located on the corner of 7th avenue and Bedford. The Blue Line A, E and C or Orange Line F, V, B or D stop to West 4th street. Cross Bleeker to 7th avenue and then continue down 7th avenue 3 blocks to Bedford.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of street parking as well as a parking garage across the street.
A word from Snack Taverna
Serving soulful Greek food carefully blended with a West Village vibe, Snack Taverna is a warm and welcoming space that features high tin ceilings, exposed brick walls and oversized windows. Since opening in 2003, Honest, good food and friendly, professional service have defined the “ethos” of our restaurant.

Our kitchen serves up a bold flavored mix of traditional, home-style and modern interpretative Greek cooking throughout the day.

The beverage program consists of hard to find artisanal Greek wines as well as a list of seasonally inspired cocktails .
Snack Taverna seats up to 45 guests comfortably and 4 at the bar.

We welcome private events and off-site catering.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreek
Snack Taverna reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)fit for foodies (21)romantic (11)great for lunch (7)good for groups (5)special occasion (5)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (4)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Happy Table of 4 In the Corner
    Yankees2015
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Everyone was very friendly and appreciated our presence. I will certainly go back and bring more friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    MHB13VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great place to grab brunch with my brother. The lamb wrapped in phylloon a bed on barley, tomato, and cucumber was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alexaVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    loved the olives and the starter plates! special chicken was delcious
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite Greek spot in NYC
    missdelicious
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    You know how pita bread usually tastes like cardboard and acts as a mediocre substrate for the hummus and tzaziki? Well, not here. Beginning with the warm, golden, lightly salty, chewy freshly baked pita, almost everything you eat here is a pure delight. This is Greek food at its most homemade and thoughtful -- often laced with herbs and cinnamon and cumin. The lamb meatballs are a revelation, don't know what's in that sauce but we always sop up every last drop of it. Also a fan of their herby roasted garlicky chicken with raisins and chick peas. We often order all meze and skip main course. Seating is tight, but great for dates or dinner with a small group. (Note: their Greek wines are underwhelming, but that's not much of a surprise.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much More Than a Snack
    MeBeGo
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Really great Greek Food. We like Pylos - and this is equally as delicious. The taramasalata with fresh warm pita is a must. As is the lamb shank. Lovely service. Reasonably-priced wine list. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great food and service
    JudyNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Snack Taverna never disappointments. My waiter was exceptional and the special of yogurt chicken will bring me back sooner rather than later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the hassle, difficult to find
    dgzport
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Excellent food, especially the greek salad. Wine and Greek beer, exceptional. Pleasant atmosphere and overall great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • greek with gourmet twist
    tayac
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    the watermelon salad , seasonally available now, is the best. service is super friendly and helpful. noise level is a little high but the food is consistently delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    HowardNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We've been to Snack Taverna several times and it is consistently great Greek food in a charming West Village bistro setting. I dream about the butter beans with feta and this visit I had the stuffed pepper entree which was just delicious! Best stuffed pepper I've ever had. Meat and fish dishes are usually just as pleasing. Eat here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 232 reviews are from the Snack Taverna reviews archive.
  • Mmmm
    visitorVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    There is no denying that the food at Snack is really delicious. The casual neighborhood atmosphere is perfect too. But ... Service falls short every time, with diners struggling to get the attention of wait staff. One can put up with that actually if you have plenty of time, but forgetting to bring half the table's order and leaving empty dirty plates on the table for 20 minutes isn't so nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat!
    Merro
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Good food, well prepared, and served graciously--what more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really cute place!
    EmmaVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great ambience and definitely a neighborhood gem! Service was prompt too (although wasn't sure why we had so many different servers for such a tiny place). Beware though of the noise level - it gets really loud so you have to shout at times and hence not great for a romantic date. Food was good but really small portions for the price. I got one stuffed red pepper with a lot of rice and mashed yuca for $22.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Snack Taverna's long been a neighborhood favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    cajjji
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Very good food, very good service, would go again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An off night
    jglassVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We've been to this restaurant may times. A favorite. What happened?A long wait for a drink order, very inattentive service. Tzatziki was so thick you couldn't dip - overpowering yogurt taste. Skordalia was inedible, there was such a raw garlic taste. Only the spinach triangles were tasty. Oddly, the waiter told us to let him know when we wanted to have our dinner served.... of course, couldn't get his attention so we waited forever for our meals. When they came, it also was barely edible. The cod was overcooked, the beans underneath so heavily tasted of vinegar I skipped it completely. My husband's lamb shank was equally awful. Orzo overcooked and missing flavor. Took forever to get our check, even though the restaurant was half empty.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Greek salad!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I have been to this restaurant many times. I took friends and family with me and everyone has enjoyed it. The Greek salad, beet salad and sautéed calamari with gigante beans are very good!The staff is friendly.It is a small restaurant, book a table or go off hours to enjoy it more!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Greek Food
    Jessie
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Love this place! Such good Greek food, fairly authentic. Service is good, although it took longer than usual to get our drinks, and the server informed us that the chef prefers entire orders all at once, instead of ordering apps first and then mains. A little odd to tell us but wasn't an issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed Snack Taverna
    AureoleBarVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This is a nice cozy place for dinner. Don't let the name fool you, it's a real restaurant. The lamb triangles and taramosalata starters were my favorite. The lamb shank was tasty and big enough for 2.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Look elsewhere for brunch
    mrintdsgnVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Just not great. Service is oddly attitude-y, music is too harsh, food just ok. Could be cute but misses.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • modern greek perfection!
    briannahoffner
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Snack Taverna has many of the classic Greek items on the menu as well as imaginative and super tasty modern dishes based on Greek flavors and ingredients. The staff are friendly and helpful, the interior has a warm, glowing look that's perfect for a date or for dinner with friends... Been coming here for years and yet it feels special every time we eat here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greek salad!
    Mark
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I was in the mood for a quiet, healthy brunch before heading out to wander in the village. Snack Taverna provided all I wanted and needed. Their Greek Salad is sublime!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Greek surprise
    OverdinedExecVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    What a treat this choice turned out to be. I loved the menu and the service was personal and attentive. I wouldn't hesitate to go here again and the location is very cute, tucked into a corner location. We had a terrific lunch and I honestly could have ordered the whole menu it was that appealing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • West village gem
    CheetohsaddictVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    I love Snack Taverna! Understated and cozy decor, healthy delicious food, and super friendly attentive service. It's the perfect place for a date, catching up with a friend, or dinner with the parents.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WatchdogVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    The food is delicious but the evening Ivwas there. The noise level was almost unbearable. You practically had to yell to be heard.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time, will definitely be back
    Nachama
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I shared the two special appetizers with a friend 1) a beet and kale salad and 2) baked feta with roasted peppers and tomatoes and I had the meatballs as my entree. All were served with warm pita. Everything was very fresh and perfectly seasoned. Can't wait to go back!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty and fresh Greek fare wins
    FoodieNYCVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Whatever you do, end your meal with the grilled saganaki cheese. It's like eating grilled cheese without the bread. So crispy and delicious. We shared the Greek salad (the small is ideal for two), the spanakopita, the zucchini fritters, the shrimp and tomatoes. The food came quickly and was fresh and delicious, without flaw. Service was pleasant and unobtrusive. The prices are slightly high but it's worth it when a restaurant truly gets it right, which this one did. The baklava is also perfect for two to share. Very close to the Barrow Street Theater. Atmosphere was quiet and the tables were not on top of each other, a boon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Brunch, Friendly Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The food was fantastic with savory flavors and the staff were accommodating, friendly and efficient. Second time for brunch, and I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We go every year for our anniversary. This was our first date spot. Food and service still remain great. We always recommend this neighborhood gem. Thanks again snack taverna team for making this a special night!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique Brunch
    bobbarbaraVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Add brunch as another notable Snack Taverna feature. Of course Mimosas and Bloody Marys are available but the restaurant's unique take on egg dishes Greek style can not be found anywhere in NYC. In addition there are other choices that are not found on the usual Brunch menu. See for yourself.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Ok
    AndreaJaneVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Food was mediocre and service was not good. Drinks also were not very good.
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  • A very nice restaurant but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    A very nice restaurant but extremely loud the evening we were there, which made it very unpleasant. Don't expect to carry on any conversation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it
    CamillsVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Every time we go there we are not disappointed. The food is so good ! Everyday some new special even better. Everything great about it ! Love the place. Our "cantine" in French, where you love to go !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very charming neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Very charming neighborhood spot with delicious food and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this little place
    AndreaVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Snack Taverna on Bedford St. is very special. The Greek specialties are some of the best in NYC - especially the Greek Salad and the Taramosalata. Both are a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner and good pre-theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    We selected Snack Taverna because it was near the Barrow Street theater. It turned out to be a wonderful choice. The wait staff was very professional and efficient. Food was excellent and unique for a neighborhood place. Highly recommend this charming and tasteful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Who would have thiught
    DamienNYVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I grew up in NYC and never knew about this place. It has a strange entrance and you might be told to walk up to the third floor to what looks like a private residence. The place is on multiple levels and is a nod to old NY as it is charming and British pub like. He had the coolest waiter. I loved that they only serve double buttered spuds and no fries.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fresh, delicious, unusual
    Stacey
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    This is a lovely restaurant with a charming atmosphere, tucked away on Bedford -- the best of the city while feeling slightly removed from it. The food is exceptional; everything tastes very fresh and thoughtfully prepared. The fava (yellow split pea puree) may not sound sexy but it's fantastically delicious, the beet salad is wonderful, and the saganki is the best kind of comfort food -- but you probably don't need me to tell you fried cheese is good. Veal meatballs also heavenly. The service is enthusiastic, sweet, and sometimes slightly amateur (very attentive but then you need to request pita or another round more than once, for instance), but in a charming neighborhood-y kind of way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waiter was fantastic and
    AandF
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Our waiter was fantastic and really explained all of the menu items to us and we never felt rushed. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just loved Snack Tavern as
    jcmoe
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Just loved Snack Tavern as did my friends. Tastiest Baklava I ever enjoyed, yummy lamb burger w smooth cheese, veal meatballs delicious, also best grape leaves ever. Loved the meze dips especially the caviar. Had a lovely chicken soup infused w lemon. I found the flavors wonderfully subtle & not overdone. Warm & friendly service. A gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Snack Taverna, have
    VillagelizVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I love Snack Taverna, have been here many times.food is wonderful, service and ambience great. Wish it weren't so noisy but noise is manageable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic