Yianni's Taverna
Yianni's Taverna

Yianni's Taverna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.yiannistaverna.com/
  • Phone: (610) 867-8821
  • Hours of Operation:
    Serving Lunch/ Dinner Tuesday - Wednesday 11:30am - 10pm;
    Thursday - Saturday 11:30 am - 11pm;
    Sunday Breakfast 8am - 12noon,
    Lunch/ Dinner 11:30am - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call 610.867.8821 for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Yianni's Taverna has a private banquet facility accommodating up to 60 people. Our banquet has a private entrance and can be tailored to your personal needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Todd Miller 6108678821
  • Entertainment: Coming Soon!
  • Special Events: Please call 610.867.8821 for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Seidersville Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have two private parking lots to accommodate our guests.
A word from Yianni's Taverna
The sound of the waves and the blue tranquility of the sea, the smell of the mountainside and the salt in the air - the vibrancy of the people, the dance in their step. This is what comes to mind after a person visits Greece and is also what becomes part of their soul forever, as once experienced, it can never be forgotten.

This is our vision - to bring the sights, the sounds, the smells and most importantly, the tastes of Greece to the Lehigh Valley and to you with Yianni's Taverna - an Authentic Greek Restaurant at its best!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Yianni's Taverna reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (36)fit for foodies (35)special occasion (32)neighborhood gem (22)romantic (21)great for brunch (14)great for outdoor dining (13)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (7)notable wine list (7)hot spot (6)late-night find (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Went to dinner with friends and we were both celebrating anniversaries. Had never been to Yianni's before but will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jshar5
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Had a lovely birthday dinner! Meredith our server was very attentive and super helpful in suggesting appetizers and entrées. Unusual but really tasty, the grilled octopus was enjoyed and the flaming cheese, very fun! The lamb shank was fall off the bone tender and flavorful. The scallops with the sautéed spinach & barley, very tasty. The veal and crab entrée also delicious. Would enjoy returning to try other specialties.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as Always
    jahzed1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We celebrated a special birthday this past Saturday and the entire dining experience was consistently amazing. Yianni's serves the best quality Greek cuisine at reasonable prices. Their selection of Greek wines is very good and adds to the overall experience. Of the seven guests in our party, we were they only two who had been there previously. My sister and family were impressed as well as my Stepmother whose birthday we were celebrating. Yianni's was an excellent choice for our celebration and everyone was very impressed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JodyL
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The grilled octopus is to die for! Don't visit this place without trying it. And save time...order 2!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greek!
    ChrisG
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Great ambiance, lovely staff. Delicious authentic Greek food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot in the Valley
    Jamie
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We've been to Yianni's before and visit from time to time. The food is excellent, the wine list is wonderful. The fresh fish is a big hit for us. We were there on a Saturday night and were really happy to see it so full, but were a little disappointed at how loud it was. Overall, we enjoyed it and will probably go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the trip!
    JustSayingVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I made the reservations about a month ahead. The restaurant contacted me to let me know that the circus was in town...literally and the main dining room was booked for their event. The manager asked if I wouldn't mind dining in the alternate dining room in the basement. My only concern was that with a large group, having a slow kitchen and inattentive wait staff. He assured me both would be at their ususal high standards. I am happy to report, they did not disappoint us! The food was terrific and served hot. The wait staff was engaging and delightful. The menu and wine prices were reasonable and appropriate. It was our first time to this restaurant and it certainly will not be our last. If you enjoy Greek food, be sure to check out this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had been to Yianni's once before and several people at my table had gotten the braised lamb shank and I immediately thought of my husband. So I brought him to Yianni's this past weekend along with our daughter while attending the Lehigh Family Weekend and at 7:00 p.m., you were already out of the braised lamb shank :( So needless to say, we were a bit disappointed. Despite this, the food at Yianni's is delicious, the service was good, the staff is very friendly and the vibe there is fun and energetic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saturday Dinner
    PAfinds
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Found this restaurant via the app and saw that they had a good selection of vegetarian options. Overall, the food was alright although their vegetarian options was mostly for the appetizers and not for main course. The decor was lovely however.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 1st Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was great,good portion sizes,and our server Bobby was very helpful and is great at what he does. We spent a good 30 minutes after dinner just talking to him about Greece and life itself. Loved it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    dp571
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food is outstanding and the service is fantastic. You are made to feel so comfortable and happy by the staff that you feel like family. I love coming and bringing new people there
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ultimate Greek Dining Experience
    LPitaDines
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Wonderful brunch @ Yianni's Taverna with my husband & mother! Shrimp, tomatoes & eggs baked in clay pots - seasoned perfectly, served expertly. Thoroughly enjoyed the entire dining experience - the food, the atmosphere, the music and the excellent service with expert attention to detail. We will definitely return to Yianni's and it will be soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWESOME
    dp571
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I took a date there and we had such a good time other staff was coming over to see us and talk with us to join in the fun. what a great time I will be bringing so many more people there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz Brunch
    Jazzy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    First time at Yianni's and it was a great experience. Lovely decor, friendly staff and excellent service. My purpose for going was the music for the brunch. Lorenzo played enjoyable tunes while you ate and conversed. Menu had a Greek flair which was fun to see and try. It's a hidden gem in Bethlehem!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food we had was well prepared and very tasty, although for the price my portion size left a lot to be desired.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just an average dinner
    letsdineout
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Early Tuesday evening dinner, no crowd at all but waitress seemed uninterested. Appetizers were fine, main entree of Lamb nothing more than average. could have been the dinner special at any greek diner. I have been here several times before and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere. The last time I was here the food was just ok but thought we might give it one more try as I enjoy Greek dining. Doubt I would come back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    Delightful
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I actually did not attend this Business meeting held at your facility for dinner. I am the admin. However, I heard that the food was amazing along with the service. I will be dining here on my own time due to the fantasic reviews.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another wonderful birthday!
    vevmom
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We celebrated my parent's 90 and 91st birthday at Yianni's on Sunday. There were 15 of us and our meal was excellent. The service was incredible. A staff member sang Happy Birthday in Greek for my folks! They were thrilled with the celebration! We are so grateful that my parents are always treated with such love and care at this great restaurant. I could not have asked for more.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice brunch with live music.....
    hham
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went there on a Sunday for brunch. The food and the service were great. They also have live music which is a nice touch....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant experience.
    ScottsRandB
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very pleasant experience. Tony was an attentive and knowledgeable server. The food was great. We spent the evening dining and catching up with out of town friends. We did not feel pressured to leave the table once we finished. When we finally did get up from our table, we moved over to the plush leather chairs and had an after dinner drink and continued talking for another hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fanastic
    obdocmom
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Love Yianni's atmosphere, friendly service and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great authentic food!
    foodie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Loved the food and the ambiance! Management and staff were super nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    panda174
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner and got to check a new food off our list: sweetbreads!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressed!
    Lehighvalleymom
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised with our dining experience, and we will be back! We took our two children, ages 7 and 10, and they loved it too. The octopus, spinach puffs and clams were the perfect appetizers. The decor was well done, and although it was too hot that evening, the restaurant has a nice outdoor area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    Barbp
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Was our first time here the only complaint here was we sat at a table right near the hostess stand and waited 15 minutes before anyone even noticed we were there. Not even to come and fill our glasses with water. After we called someone over, they were all over us. The food was delicious. Mussels in brandy peppercorn sauce was great but the mussels were tiny. Pan roasted chicken was cook perfectly and the seafood dish my husband had was wonderful in a light broth. But the rice pilaf served separate was dry. He added it to the dish and it was fine. Too full for dessert so we took home a piece of baklava. Was good but I've had better. Overall I would go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem in Bethlehem
    KcDjDiningOut
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My husband had the lamb shank & I had the Chilean Sea Bass. We shared entrees as both were excellent. Started with great Greek Salad. Wine list too pricey with mark-ups averaging 200%. But would love to return to try some of their traditional Greek items. A true gem in Bethlehem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Greek food
    TimosVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Have visited Yianni's over 6 times in the past two years The atmosphere is nice and the restaurant has always been clean with the usual "Greek" colors of blue and white Their service has been spotty but has started improving. The last visit, 2 months ago, service was very good Where they shine in their food. It is very, very good By now we have tried almost everything in their menu. Never found anything we did not like (though we liked some more than others). I have found their food to be authentic (as authentic as you can find outside of Greece). Their Yiouvetsi has always been my favorite with The side dishes are great and love the patates tiganites or patates sto fourno Their gyro is the best I have had in the USA Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special for special event
    MerryMar
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We celebrated my son's 21st birthday at Yianni's. It was our 3rd visit, his 1st. We all loved the food, and the service was wonderful. While making the reservation on Open Table I indicated that it was this special event. They remembered, from the maitre d' who sat us to the waiter who served his dessert. They brought out his dessert, complete with candle, and sang to him in Greek! It was a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    salmon on two dinners was overdone. The waiter was very nice, apologizing for the meal (this was at the end of the meal), and sent the manager over. he asked if we wanted another entrée (we had already eaten). The seafood (esp. the octopus) on the Greek Paella dish was rubbery. Seafood was all overcooked. The manager should have at least comped our dessert.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PrisimVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great experience! Friendly and welcoming service. Highly recommend the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 419 reviews are from the Yianni's Taverna reviews archive.
  • Nice Eveing
    Gene
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had a very pleasant evening at Yianni's. Dining outside was very nice, food was good and service was excellent. I would dine there at any time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    greekfoodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Truly a wonderful dining experience; from the romantic atmosphere to the a spectacular array of choices from the menu. This restaurant has much to offer those who have a Mediterranean appetite. The food was outstanding in taste and the service was welcoming and on point.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous as Always
    ROMC
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I've never been disappointed at Yianni's. The food was fantastic. The staff was attentive and friendly. Yianni's has become one of my favorite places to dine. Great lunches and delectable dinners.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the Top 10 in Lehigh Valley
    cgmohenVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Good food, fair price and service. Pleasant ambiance
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    Cayla
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I recently re-discovered this restaurant, and I'm so glad I did. My boyfriend and I had a reservation for Friday night, and we were excited all week! Yianni's certainly didn't disappoint. It's a wonderful ambiance and it's always easy to get a seat, either at the bar or in the main dining room. The vegarian moussaka is insanely delicious, and is my favorite thing on the menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Out of town visitors, fantastic!
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We were in town for a lacrosse tournament and found Yianni's on Opentable and Yelp and decided to give it a try with a group of 6 people, some who had not had Greek food before. The spreads were delicious, wine was very good, lamb shank was awesome, waiter and service overall was very friendly and just right. Highly recommend and will do so for my friends that live in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dinner ever
    SamH
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My wife told her friends, "best dinner ever" after our evening there. Hard to top that! Food was excellent and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food and service were both great. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grecian Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Yianna's Taverna serves up authentic Greek cuisine and never disappoints with quality of food or service. The menu is abundant with traditional Greek dishes and the wine list also includes notable Greek selections. The ambiance, both inside the dining room and on the terrace, transports you to the Greek Islands. Outstanding service and attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We Keep Coming Back
    Brigid
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This was probably our 6th visit here. Our waiter Niko was very attentive (but not annoying) and Mauricio was very customer focused. We love this place and keep coming back. Next visit will definitely be the Jazz Brunch on Sunday.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.