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Yianni's Taverna
Yianni's Taverna

Yianni's Taverna Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.YiannisTaverna.com
  • Email: YiannisTaverna@gmail.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: Greek, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • 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 (610) 867-8821
  • Entertainment: Coming Soon!
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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 WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "Everthing about Yainnis can be described in one word..AUTHENTIC From the delectable whole Mediterranean fish to the fresh stacked Gyro..The service is Greek all the way, very hospitable and friendly.. The owner has done a wonderful job in bringing Greece to America and this is not just a dining experience it is a true DIAMANTI."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Fantastic service, great food, we were able to sit outside and enjoy the weather which was great… very comfortable, can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at Yanni's and other than the rain it was a great night. Three friends accompanied me and this was a first time for them as well. The initial entrance offered a beautiful decor. We were seated immediately and the wait staff was very obliging. They answered questions re menu choices and their ingredients. Our meal was served promptly and professionally. Our waiter checked with us several times to see how things were going and offered help if needed. Most of us had never eaten Greek food before but were very pleased with the selections made.The prices were very reasonable and I would definitely recommend to other friends."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the staff extremely pleasant, helpful and always there when needed. I will definetely be going back sometime soon!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I go to Yianni's every chance I get- from the wonderful greeting at the door to the only place in the LV to get a great red wine from Santorini to the food that takes my taste buds back to the Isles- Yianni's never disappoints to provide a fantastic experience"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal before a show at Zoellner. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was outstanding."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We were a party of eight.The grape leaves were fine, the garlic dip was good, but served with an inadequate amount of pita, poorly toasted. The zucchini and eggplant "chips" were more like tempura, and extremely oily.The people that had fish were happier than those who had meat. My lamb was tasetless, someone's soulvaki was overcooked, and tough. The lemon potatoes didn't have enough flavor and were not crispy at all. But the worst part was the service. it took forever for the server to ask for our drink order, then the apps came out at least ten minutes before the two martinis, coke, and bottle of wine. We had to beg for water. Then, the waiter never asked if we wanted anything else to drink. We waited at least 45 minutes for our entrees."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We really enjoyed how fresh the food was and the fish was prepared well with great use of herbs and vegetables. We definitely will be going back to try other dishes. It's hard to find healthy dishes at local restaurants where salt and butter are over used, but at Yianni's we found a chef who can make fresh fish taste wonderful without ruining the health benefits."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Have been to Yanni's a few times and the service is always good. Their are some fresh options on the menu, however, not everyone in our party was entirely pleased with their entree. The lamb shank had a lot of flavor, but the orzo it was served with did not. The baklava ice cream was delicious and a must try."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A nice evening out with good food, service, and attractive setting. We enjoyed ourselves and will be back. We highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I used to love Yianni's Taverna, what happened? The restaurant wasn't very full and it took 20 minutes for anyone to even acknowledge that we were there. It wasn't until I pulled a random server aside and asked if someone could help us. The table next to us waited for 15 minutes for their credit card to be run. It was very frustrating considering we had somewhere else to be. The food was sub-par. The saganaki was cold - and the waitress couldn't even light it properly. The gyros were OK, but not lighting my world on fire.. The fries are usually hot and crisp...not lukewarm and soggy. Overall, I was disappointed. I have gone there previously and have been happy...just not this time."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Always a great meal. Fresh, tasty, love it. Great service by a friendly staff with great recommendations when you can't chose from all the great dishes."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We really liked the authenticity and variety of the menu...we will return...staff was friendly and very attentive"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Its been years since I've been here. Food was awesome, waiter was great and the recommendations he gave were spot on."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We came here for Thanksgiving, initially choosing it because it was possible to order off the menu, unlike many area restaurants that only offered Turkey, This time they offered Thanksgiving specials with a choice of three entrees, only one of which was turkey, including soup, salad, sides and desserts for only $22! We ordered the specials and everything was wonderful! We eat here several times a year, and the food has never been disappointing. High quality, excellent flavors, reasonable prices - and as good as the food I had in Greece, itself. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The ambiance, the food, and the service were outstanding. What a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "great Greek food good on ambience energetic atmosphere the best place to go with a group"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Yanni's has Wonderful Fresh Greek Food! Everything is fabulous! They also have a Fabulous Drink Menu for those whom enjoy these unique beverages! Enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "good food, nice ambiance. High Quality ethnic food for the Valley"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I can always count on Yianni's to deliver excellent food that you can't find anywhere else. I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Yianni’s. The restaurant was packed. They sat us promptly at our reservation time. The service was a little slow due to the large volume of customers. We didn’t mind the extra time. At most places I feel like you are being rushed. At one point our server told us the kitchen couldn’t take any more orders for an unknown period of time. About 15-20 minutes later we were told our order was placed. The food didn’t arrive at the same time. It took about 10 minutes for the entire table to receive 6 out of 7 meals. One was not delivered until we asked for assistance. I was the unfortunate person who sat in the main aisle. Every time someone passed my chair was pushed, very annoying."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We frequently go to Yianni's for dinner or happy hour. We always have an amazing experience with delish, unique fresh food. A family favorite. Try the octopus! Finish with the baklava ice cream.... yum!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Valentine's Day was a Prix Fixe selection. We were both a little disappointed, but not enough to never go there again. The initial bread selection seemed nothing out of the ordinary, while our salads again were just OK. The entries had promise but were not done as we selected. Desert was good. We'll go back again to try the regular menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was greeted by the wonderful staff as soon as I entered. I made a reservation for 8pm and despite the place being absolutely packed, I was at my table by 8:10pm. I ordered the Saganaki and grilled octopus to start, both of which were amazing. For my entree, I went with the sea bass which was dressed with olive oil and lemon juice, it was grilled to perfection. The meal was accompanied by a bottle of Greek sparkling white wine, which was a perfect combination. The waiter, who along with my table had 2 more tables seated with him simultaneously, was amazing, he kept coming back to check on us, he really made the evening a joy. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area and I cannot wait to come back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful Valentine Days Menu! The oysters were out of this world!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went on Valentine's night. I didn't realize they gad a prix fix menu. Management just tried to cram too many tables in that night, so the wait for food was long--reservation was at 7 and we didn't finish until 9:30. The kitchen could handle it. I don't think the beets on my salad were completely roasted. Creme brûlée was like soup. Server was terrible---needed support or training! I will go again on a "regular" night. The food was tasty and I think it has potential. I would NOT go here for a holiday dinner if they are packing diners in---ask that question first."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My First Visit won't be my last. I was very satisfied with the food and service."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Superb authentic Greek food served by a friendly and professional staff. The Lamb special cooked in parchment paper with feta cheese and olives was outstanding. Make sure to save room for the baklava ice cream, it is well worth it."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The flaming saganaki was a fun way to begin our meal. And the homemade bread was a real treat ... just don't take it away until its empty! The village salad was so fresh and bright! I went home and made one the next night! The baby lamb chops were cooked to perfection and so succulent. Wow! The lemon potatoes were not my favorite and the fasolakia (green beans) were so over-cooked to not be edible. Redemption came with the baklava ice cream! Outstanding! Too bad the coffee did not match. Despite criticisms, a great evening and excellent meal. I will just be a bit more cautious ordering next time."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Yianni's has excellent food and service. All the food is Greek - not Mediterranean or other mixed cultural area offering - just excellent Greek. You are treated as if you are a guest in their home."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Absolutely one of the finest restaurants in the area. Waiters/Waitresses extremely knowledgeable about all the Greek specialties, make excellent recommendations. Great for a special occasion, love it there. We try to go as often as possible!!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Yianni's had excellent food, great atmosphere, and the service was INCREDIBLE. Will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Three of the four diners chose the restaurant week special of encrusted salmon. The generous portions were cooked perfectly and we all commented on the delicious crumb crust."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I was disappointed. The place was cold as we had to sit next to a space heater. They did ask if we were okay. We politely said yes because the restaurant was crowded. We had to wait for a bit for the waiter but he was very pleasant. As far as the food is concerned, the grilled octopus and pork chops were done nicely. The crab cake appetizer had too much filler. The baked cod was a bit overdone and smothered in too many onions but was a nice portion. For the desert, the coffee tasted like instant coffee. The walnut cake was a total disaster. The cake should've been served at room temp and not right at out of the refrige. It didn't taste fresh as it crumbled with my fork. I could only eat a few bites. Sorry, I don't think that I'll be back."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Such pleasure to find such a gem. IT stands out due to the freshness of the food and the outstanding sauces that accompany their dishes. It is also a great pleasure to find a restaurant that goes beyond simple cakes and has real desserts! The service was outstanding - now definitely on our "restaurants of choice""
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The decor is absolutely beautiful - the ambiance almost makes you forget that you are not in Greece. This was not my first dining experience here. The food is good and the servers are attentive. Unfortunately, their vegan selection has dwindled and I was forced to have a vegetarian dinner. A little disappointed because I was SO looking forward to the falafel they used to serve - although I did select the spanikopita which was worth the extra calories from all the butter and cheese. In any event, it was a pleasurable experience for the entire party overall."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "A wide variety of authentic Greek food available. Servers were friendly, knowledgable, engaging. Food was presented nicely."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Though it might take longer than expected to be seated that is the only complaint I could have. This is the 5th or 6th time we have eaten here in the last 2 years and we love it. The servers have all been tremendous, knowledgeable, courteous and engaging. They always know what is on the menu and what others have commented about. This is not the place to come for a quick meal. We were there for an hour and a half. I highly recommend any lamb or any fish dish. I had the Tilapia and will continue to rave about it. You can on Yianni's for any occasion."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "There are many reasons to visit Yanni's but the Grilled Octopus is at the top of the list. The fun, energetic atmosphere and broad food menu are others. We have visited many times. The food is consistently good and the place is fun."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The food here is always very good and seems to be authentic. I have never had a disappointing experience whether lunch, dinner of just for drinks and apps. Nice variety and tasty."
    Dined on 1/10/2014