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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Yianni's Taverna reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (44)fit for foodies (41)neighborhood gem (31)romantic (31)good for groups (25)great for outdoor dining (21)great for lunch (18)great for brunch (16)notable wine list (10)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (5)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prisim
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great experience! Friendly and welcoming service. Highly recommend the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Authentic Food
    LuvsGreekFood
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We are not familiar with different types of Greek food. We ate a few things on a cruise around Greece. What we had on that trip we liked, so we wanted to give this restaurant a try. We ordered the recommendations our waitress gave. They were all amazing. The service was prompt and friendly. And the food arrived hot and tasty. We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb
    MarsDavi
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Grest meal Great service. Would go back. One of the best meals we've had. The menus is outstanding. The dishes well prepared. Kind waitstaff. Seafood selection and quality top of the line
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing and inconsistent
    Izzy
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We have now been three times. Once for drinks and apps, which were wonderful but I realize now didn't include any hot food other than spinach pies. Once for dinner, where a whole fish was very good but chicken overdone, prices very high. Once for lunch, where a burger was raw and other meats fatty and grisly, requiring a complaint to management. Staff is sweet but seems to be family vs professional servers. The refurbishment of the building is lovely but isn't enough to overcome mediocre food. I'm afraid we won't be back.
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  • Great Greek Food
    Enjoydining
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We tried Yianni's a year ago on an annual trip to Bethlehem; liked it so much we went back the next night. This year we reserved in advance for two nights. Appetizers were varied and generous in size. Delicious lamb entrees (our usual pick), a variety of fresh seafood, and other Greek specialties. Wait-staff young, but knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. Large attractive dining room in (of course!) blue and white. This is not a cheap Greek diner, but a quality restaurant well worth the price.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the food!
    Weekendfoodie
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I have been to Yianni's quite a few times now and it the taste never gets old! I love their ambiance. The Greek food is very authentic and tasty. I would love to see more vegetarian options in the main menu though!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    LovesYummyAndHealthyFood
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Yianni's is a fantastic place, with beautiful decor, wonderful food, and a very accommodating staff. One of our group is on a no-carb diet, and our server suggested an item that isn't even on the menu (veggie kabob) that perfectly filled that need. We also requested, and were kindly given, a table near the window, as I'm extremely photo sensitive, and need bright light. I will DEFINITELY be back, even though it's several hours from my home!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 385 reviews are from the Yianni's Taverna reviews archive.
  • ChrisConVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great food and service. Will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    LehighMom
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We arrived on time for our reservation for 6. They asked us to wait while they set up a table which didn't take too long. We were there on Easter Sunday when they had a prix fixe menu. When I made the reservation I noted that the regular menu was also available. I was upset that they didn't offer us regular menus only the prix fixe one because my daughter is a vegetarian and wouldn't order any of the specials. They did give regular menus once we asked for them. Food was good, but service was a little chaotic because the restaurant was packed. I have been there many other times when the service was more attentive. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Dinner was perfect
    prxprt
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I normally don't like going out on a holiday - mass-produced food, rushed service, etc. - but Yianni's was every bit as excellent on Easter as it is every other day of the year. Thanks for being so darned dependable!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    Delighted
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Food was fantastic as always... love it here and will continue to go back. Great drinks and the fish selection is amazing.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.