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Snack Taverna
Snack Taverna

Snack Taverna Details

  • 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: Greek, Mediterranean, 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 (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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreek
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Good food, well prepared, and served graciously--what more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Snack Taverna's long been a neighborhood favorite."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Very good food, very good service, would go again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Just not great. Service is oddly attitude-y, music is too harsh, food just ok. Could be cute but misses."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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. "
    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. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food was fantastic with savory flavors and the staff were accommodating, friendly and efficient. Second time for brunch, and I'd go back."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Food was mediocre and service was not good. Drinks also were not very good."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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 !"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Very charming neighborhood spot with delicious food and friendly service."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Our waiter was fantastic and really explained all of the menu items to us and we never felt rushed. The food was delicious."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "a find in the Greenwich Village area. Charming, bistro-like small space where everything gleams. high quality fare and interesting Greek wine list with super friendly, knowledgeable waiters who are also very attentive to your needs. we will return."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We had a terrific meal here Christmas Eve looking for a light supper. We enjoyed super tasty Saganaki, Melitzanosalata (eggplant salad), and Horta followed by a moist rosemary chicken, the best veal meatballs ever and zucchini fritters. Tried a nice wine by the glass, a pinot gris-- from Greece as are most of the wines. The service was stellar, attentive and friendly but not intrusive. When we plowed through the pita, they brought extra. Pleasant decor and comfortable setting. After all the holiday music everywhere, it was so nice to have mellow jazz and other background music to set the mood. We highly recommend Snack Taverna."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Our first and definitely not our last dining experience at Snack Taverna was a great success. The entire wait staff was friendly and very helpful in explaining the menu and recommending dishes. The food was delicious and beautifully plated. The appetizer of baked feta was a treat, the Greek salad was a wonderful mix of chopped tomatoes, onions and cucumber with feta , all very fresh and tossed in a light olive oil dressing. Our main courses were equally delicious and fairly priced for the ingredients and portion size. We met some friends from out of town here and they loved the restaurant as well. Though small, the restaurant is decorated to make. you feel as if you are sitting in a small taverna in Greece, very warm and welcoming"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "I recently started working near Snack Taverna, and always looking for a great new place to meet friends or colleagues for breakfast or lunch. Met a friend a month ago for breakfast and had the lamb & eggs, which may be one of the best breakfast or brunch dishes ever. Savory, spicy, lamb-y goodness. Then came with my daughter for lunch--tsatsiki is cuke and garlic heaven. Great grilled vegetables and the lamb burger among the best I've ever had. Very attentive service. Was mostly empty between noon & 1pm on a pre-Xmas Friday but I imagine it's hopping evenings."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Went for a Christmas luncheon and Snack was perfect. Low key and very comfortable. Food was excellent and service just righ"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Always delicious food in a casual, warm, friendly atmosphere. What more could anyone want?"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 11/23/2013