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Telly's Taverna, Inc
Telly's Taverna, Inc

Telly's Taverna, Inc Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tellystaverna.com
  • Phone: (718) 728-9056
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch & Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am
    Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
    Sunday: 11:00am - 12:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us to cater your next event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 28th and 29th St.
  • Public Transit: Astoria - Ditmars Blvd (N, Q) Astoria Blvd (N, Q)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street or private lot.
A word from Telly's Taverna, Inc
This Astoria classic exudes Mediterranean charm with its lovely back garden and airy main dining room. The daily picks are served whole, grilled and, if you like, de-boned
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We have been dining at Telly's for years. The food is always terrific and the renovation with the new bar area looks amazing. If the weather is good, dining alfresco is the way to go!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Fantastic Greek food. Loved the grilled fish, moussaka, salt cod, beans in tomato sauce, and more. Helpful and attentive service. Looking forward to a return visit."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The last couple times we've been there it has been empty. The food is still good but the service is indifferent. Sit anywhere you want, ooh, except that table and that table. Why don't you seat me then? Asking four times to order from four different people, none of whom seemed to care. Then the waiter finally sauntering over as if we had interrupted his nap. The worst part was there was a pack of little kids from an adjacent table running around the entire time, inside and outside, up and down and screaming, in the alley way and on the street. I wouldn't normally be judgmental but two separate tables asked the parents and waitstaff multiple times to keep a better eye on their kids and the parents and the management did nothing. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Like being in a taverna in Greece. Great food including grilled octopus, sausage, saganaki, and wonderful fresh fish prepared on the grill. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have never been to such a noisy restaurant! They need to do something to tamp down the noise level. It made it difficult for us to enjoy the company of our friends-we felt like we were screaming at each other all evening. We ordered chardonnay and were told it wasn't sold by the glass-very unusual for a busy restaurant. The branzini was delicious, but the lamb chops were grilled with no added flavor. To top off the dinner, we were told that there was no regular coffee because of renovation, whatever that meant, but the cappocinno was good, so that made up for it. Unfortunately, we would not recommend this restaurant to other people."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Solid neighborhood Greek in Astoria. Not sure how this gets any better. Fish is always fresh and perfectly prepared. Salads are large - and I can never figure out how they get such marvelous tomatoes. Valet parking plus taking and respecting reservations make this a perfect choice for those driving to Astoria. Ooopah!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Everything about Telly's is amazing. I went there for Greek Easter this year and WOW WHAT AN AMAZING TIME!! They has live music (which they should do more often) the place was crowded, ppl were dancing n the food and wine were to die for! Service was great. I always love Telly's. They have never disappointed me. I always recommend this restaurant to everyone. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Telly's Taverna was a great treat - food was excellent! Noisy - but a great place to take the family - so it was expected!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "very accommodating to all of our needs. the food is wonderful! Fresh great flavor grilled octopus was amazing, fish was wonderful, lamb chops and grilled chicken so much flavor my favorite is the grilled zucchini! not to mention the best donuts for dessert"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Fresh fish well prepared, great friendly service, fair prices and pretty decent wines; we'll be back."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I have been to Telly's several times, and definitely will be back. The food is delicious and varied. One of us had the octopus appetizer as a main dish. She loved it, as did everyone she shared it with. One person ordered the grilled jalapeños, not my idea of Greek fare. Their portions are generous, and the Greek Salad is incredible and fresh. We also had "horta" (dandelion greens), and lamb chops. Everything was yummy, and it is definitely a restaurant where you can try new things. The service was good, and the waiter relaxed and made suggestions as we took our time. This was a Thursday, weekends are usually much busier."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We eat there all the time because the food is always delicious , and the people are so nice."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "love this place! Ive been dining there a lot for the past few years. Good salads and fish"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I've been going to Telly's since they were on TV during the Olympics that were held in Greece. I live on Staten Island so it's a trip but worth it! Love the St. Peter's fish."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "food was ok. nothing spectacular. menu was kind of limited and they were out of various greek specialities when we arrived (pastichio and mousakka) even though we had an early reservation on a Saturday evening. Really nothing special but mediocre greek food."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "was there saturday night with 6 people hads a grest experince food was excellent service good all in all a very good dining experience not myfirst time there if you want authentic greek food at a reasonable a must go ps dont foerget to check out the wine list excellent greek reds"
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "I have been going here for years and I never get disappointed. Food is amazing and staff is friendly."
    Dined on 8/8/2013
  • "Consistently good Greek food and pleasant, casual, lively atmosphere over many years."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "Telly's is a true neighborhood gem. The food is outstanding, the atmosphere is warm and friendly and the service is spot-on."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "This is Milos without the scene or the prices. I would give it five stars if it was just based on the food. The salads, the whole fish, the potatoes, the lamb chops, everything is delicious. I wish I could eat here every night. It is especially great for groups since everything is family style and the portions are large. The wine is very reasonable, too. You can have a great meal without breaking the bank. Definitely worth the trip."
    Dined on 6/2/2013
  • "Everything was good about this restaurant, the food and service especially the fish. But when presenting the Open Table coupon it wasn't discounted until we confronted the waiter. So when presenting a coupon make sure you tell them on the onset of ordering so that they can be fully aware of the end procedure."
    Dined on 5/27/2013
  • "The food is excellent. We enjoy everything we eat there. The fish is grilled perfectly and the appetizers and salads are perfectly seasoned. The free loukoumadis on week nights is a nice touch."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "Not fancy but the food and service is top notch. I highly recommend the whole fish and they have. Large selection"
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "This is the second time we're eaten at Telly's and I cannot say enough about the food. It is as good as any food I had in Greece. There are more upscale Greek dining venues in NYC, but get yourself to Astoria and try Telly's. The grilled octopus and saganaki (fried cheese) appetizers are particularly notable."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "We have been going to Telly's for years. Outstanding food - warm and inviting atmosphere. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • "In an area teeming with Greek restaurants, Telly's stands out among the competition. The seafood is fresh and deliciously grilled. The wine list is very affordable as well. If you haven't been here yet you should definitely try it."
    Dined on 12/30/2012
  • "First, they did not have the reservation. We waited over one hour to get a table while the restaurant was half empty. Second the food was stale The service adequate but incompetent. Otherwise perfect."
    Dined on 12/15/2012