Yianni's Taverna
Yianni's Taverna

Yianni's Taverna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.yiannistaverna.com/
  • Phone: 6108678821
  • 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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Yianni's Taverna reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (40)special occasion (40)good for groups (30)romantic (30)neighborhood gem (30)great for outdoor dining (24)great for brunch (18)great for lunch (16)notable wine list (11)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (7)late-night find (5)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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
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    • 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.
  • 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
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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 2008
    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.
  • Excellent fine dining.
    Samm
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Excellent fine dining. Have been dining about once a month for last year and will continue to do so.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This is the finest restaurant I have eaten at in a very long time. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best greek food
    Billios996
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    When the traditional dishes taste like your mom's, you know your in the right place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Eddie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The service and food were both excellent. The staff was very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Spot
    lovetodine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My eggs Zorba were great ! If I could have licked the bowl I would have. The broth was tasty , the shrimp and eggs were perfectly cooked. The side potatoes were ho hum. My husband' s lobster and crab cake were excellent, again with the ho hum potatoes. The crab cake had no filler. THe price was a little high for the small portion, but it could be that it was Father's Day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    bethsreview
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    What a beautiful, wonderful surprise. The atmosphere is fantastic with the blues and whites. The food was really great. We were so pleased we went again within two weeks. This is our new favorite spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pleasant evening
    steve
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We have been to Yianni's several times before. A convenient location to meet friends between Easton and Harleysville. Overall, very pleasant experience again. My wife and friend's wife both were disappointed with the beef short ribs special recommended by waiter--too tough. The staff was very accommodating and apologetic, offering replacement meals at no cost. I stayed with the fish, Greek specialties and wine- can not go wrong. We were late arriving for our 7:30 reservation, sat and talked at our table 'til well past 10pm. Outstanding service and attention.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    Anne
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Yanni's has a great menu and a lovely atmosphere. The tables are far apart and the music is at a perfect volume. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive without being pushy. The food is very good and truly Greek. The portions are adequate and not overwhelming. We have never been disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 401 reviews are from the Yianni's Taverna reviews archive.
  • Very Greek and Very Good
    Innovative
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Our favorite restaurant in the Lehigh Valley. Slowly but surely we are working though Yianni's menu. We will eventually have tried every single menu item. So far we are maybe a third through, because we keep reordering the same items. They either prepare exactly as it would be done at a fine Taverna in Greece or in many cases make real improvements while maintaining the "Greek" tradition of flavor & preparation. I really love the Gigantes and all the lamb dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ouffa
    Next
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Great place for lunch or dinner. Nice bar with couches if you want to relax with cocktail before dinner. Friendly and competent to help explained the authentic Greek menu. I go there mostly for business launches. This visit was dinner for four with another couple. It was unrushed, relaxed, and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • pleasantly surprized
    Mark
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    First time I have eaten here and it was excellent. The staff was friendly and the food was out of this world. There was a delay in getting our food after my wife got hers. My daughter and I waited 10 to 15 minutes as we were explained by the waiter that a mix up occurred.My wife was almost done. Overall I would return its a great place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great service
    Tonaisabelle
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The staff is very caring and want you to enjoy a nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great "Taste of Greece"
    Foodlover
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Fantastic food and atmosphere! Great selection of appetizers and entre's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suzy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The service wasn't as good as the last couple times we have been. They have since redone the inside and it was beautiful! The food was great as usual!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day
    Edmat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We arrived to find people waiting for tables. Despite this we were promptly seated. They offered a special Mother's Day menu. It was a 4 course meal with several choices for each course. The appetizers were great and had a fresh distinct Greek flavor. The entrees were well prepared. The desserts were unusual and good. The service was good. The waiter was knowledgeable. He was very good in suggesting a Greek wine and was very friendly. The only hiccup was that the entree took much too long to bring to the table. They seemed to have mix up the order. The waiter eventually brought the meal and apologize. He apologized several times and diffused the situation. This is a great place for Greek food. You have been there several times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Letdown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my mom here for Mother's Day. They had a great price fixed menu that looked great. They were not prepared for the influx of patrons despite having taken reservations. Food took forever. Waited 1.5 hours for just a salad and an app. We had to leave mid meal because we had other commitments.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining
    SpiceGoddess
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food is great. Atmosphere is lovely. You can carry on an intimate conversation without having to scream the at each other. Wait staff is friendly/helpful. Good for a date, or a pleasant family dinner. The choices are varied, but not overwhelming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even better overall than remembered
    GoodGreek
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Nice Taverna atmosphere Food was above average, but red Snapper (x2 at our table) was definitely a bit dry Martinies decent We come about 1x yr and it seems Yiannis has gotten better If was closer (Downingtown) would likely come more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate