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Agora Taverna - Forest Hills, Forest Hills, NY

Agora Taverna - Forest Hills

4.6
4.6
282 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
Agora Taverna is located at the heart of Forest Hills, 70-09 Austin Street. Agora Taverna features an extensive seafood cuisine followed by a traditional Greek kitchen, at modest prices. Our ingredients include seafood and meat brought to us daily in the morning. Enjoy our daily Greek specials that have been inspired by traditional Greek cuisine.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (718) 793-7300
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Forest Hills
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 282 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Queens

    Good for business meals

  • Queens

    Kid-friendly

  • Queens

    Good for groups

  • Queens

    Healthy

  • Queens

    Neighborhood gem

  • Queens

    Great for outdoor dining

282 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Agora is a casual Greek restaurant, but the manager made sure we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We took my senior parents there, and the manager made sure to be attentive to them, but he went above and beyond when he presented our table of 7 with a complimentary full dessert platter of Greek flans, honeyed yogurt & fruits. Not only was it delicious, but it was generous and really made the evening a delight.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Agora for Valentines Day. The lights were dimmed and the tables strewn with rose petals. They were serving a 3 course prix fixe menu. I ordered the fried calamari, which was the most tender I have ever had, and my husband ordered the Greek salad. Both dishes were large enough for 2 to share and both were delicious. For the entree I had the lamb shank with orzo. The lamb was cooked to perfection and was not gamey at all. My husband, who is leery of trying new things decided to have a taste and he loved it. He had the fried filet of sole and loved that as well. It was served with mixed vegetables and lemon potatoes. Agora’s lemon potatoes are the best. I have not found them to be as good at any other Greek restaurant. For dessert we both ordered the chocolate lava cake which was served with vanilla ice cream. It was delicious. We will definitely be returning here. Agora is a true neighborhood gem.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a cold night, so getting a table was easy. Service was very attentive. We had falafel for an appetizer. It was as expected. I ordered the shank of lamb with orzo. It was delicious and filling. A good value for the price. Mynwife had the brozino. She said the fish was good but didn't like the beans. We were provided a dessert on the house. All and all, it was a nice evening. We were not rushed to leave, but the check was brought promptly when requested. I would recommend for a pleasant evening. On a side note, the owner (I believe) was there and engaged us in conversation. I felt that makes it more personable.

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  4. AlanS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Found this nice little place almost by accident, looking for somewhere open on Christmas. Great service from the minute we walked in. Food was delicious, service was great. I would definitely return.

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  5. None

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our time at Agora. The food was good, and the staff was very accommodating.

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  6. KarenS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious!! The portion size was great!! The service was outstanding!! Overall just a really wonderful experience!!

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  7. Daniel

    New York City

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is nothing to go there to eat. The "Greek Salad" is NOTHING but 2 olives and a ton of tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers with a block of feta. The best part is the little muffins they give you with butter before you eat.

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  8. SusanF

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful holiday brunch here for 7 people! The food was great, and the menu had something for everyone, including the kids. Service was friendly and we never felt rushed.

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  9. AmyBB

    New York City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious and serving sizes plentiful. The staff was so pleasant and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time here..

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was wonderful attentive and professional !

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  11. Sabiha

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Paradise for seafood lovers! Whether you love a delicious Branzino, Calamari or Octopus, this is your place. They have a very rich menu to choose from. I am absolutely in love with the grilled Octopus. I have tried many restaurants in New York. Agora Taverna beats them all. It is super soft and delicious. The Branzino always hits the spot. They have delicious selection of meat for meat lovers as well. I have become a regular here. Nice ambiance and the staff is super attentive and nice. They also treat their customers with delicious dessert at the end. Whether you want a nice night by yourself; with friends and family or need a place to celebrate a special occasion, I highly recommend this place.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Found this place online and knew I was going to be in the area, so I gave it a shot. I must say I was extremely pleased with my decision. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and pleasantly directed to our table. Our server quickly came over to take our drink orders and offered us menus. By the time he came back with our drinks, we were ready to order! We shared octopus, greek salad, fried calamari and spreads(all must-haves at a greek restaurant). For the main course; Bronzini and Crab cake. They're served with sides, so no need for the extra spend. All dishes were extremely flavorful and cooked just how we like them. We don't live in the area, but pass through frequently. Agora will definitely be a new stop for us :)

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  13. Kefalos257

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the pleasure of dining at Agora Taverna recently, and the experience was absolutely exceptional. From the moment I stepped in, the service was impeccable. The staff was warm and attentive, making us feel welcome and comfortable throughout our meal. The star of the evening was undoubtedly the grilled octopus. It was perfectly cooked, tender, and bursting with flavor. The smoky char from the grill added a delightful depth to the dish, and it was complemented by a drizzle of olive oil and a touch of lemon that elevated its taste. Agora chips, a unique twist on traditional potato chips, were a delightful surprise. Thinly sliced and crisped to perfection, they provided a satisfying crunch and were seasoned just right. For our main courses, we indulged in the bronzino and lamb chops. The bronzino was a true delight. The fish was incredibly fresh, and the preparation was simple, allowing the natural flavors to shine through. It was served with a medley of fresh vegetables that provided a perfect balance to the dish. The lamb chops were Cooked to perfection, they were tender, juicy, and seasoned expertly. The accompanying lemon potatoes added a burst of flavor that made each bite a taste sensation. In addition to the culinary delights, the restaurant's ambiance was inviting, with a Mediterranean charm that enhanced the overall experience. From the friendly staff to the delectable dishes, this Greek restaurant truly delivered an outstanding dining experience. It's a must-visit for anyone looking to savor authentic Greek cuisine with top-notch service.

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  14. Foodie4life

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is consistently good. Wait staff is friendly and attentive. Prices are reasonable, not overpriced in my view. This is a neighborhood gem.

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  15. LeighH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Agora is our go-to spot for dinner when seeing a concert at Forest Hills. Delicious Greek food, lots to share, and the service is fantastic!

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  16. Piezoe

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife rated the food higher food higher that I did. I thought everything just okay. The menu is small and we found out that some items, including the entre I planned to order, was unavailable because there was a concert at Forrest Hills Stadium. That was disappointing. I found out that they charge an extra 3% for using a credit card when I received the bill. I think it would have been nice if they noted that on the website or before we ordered. Why not be more transparent about pricing and give a 3% discount for using cash? Overall, I was disappointed.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I would just make sure your seafood is cooked to your preference. I ordered a grilled seafood platter that had four tiger shrimp and four pieces of salmon with lemon potatoes and string beans. I am very careful about the cook on seafood because I’ve gotten sick before.. The salmon was and shrimp were under cooked and I had them bring it back but when they brought it back, it came with more oil than I preferred and with salmon being an already oily fish. It made it not palatable. I probably would’ve ordered something else but we were in a rush to get out. We’ve eaten here before and I love the Bronzino but I didn’t want to deal with that on this day. The service is very good as well.

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  18. MaryCrow

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food of the gods! Wonderful service, great atmosphere, and prompt service. Def a little pricey though...

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  19. UESreviewer

    New York City

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Taverna was nice. We were there on a Saturday afternoon and service was good food good too.

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  20. KanaS

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered octopus and spinach thing for starter, then lobster spaghetti to share. Everything was so good and flavorful. Just a right amount of salt. Mini muffins were good, too. They also gave me the extra muffins to take home Talbot leftover. We are so happy to have found this restaurant in our neighborhood. I recommend everyone to try this place. Good value in $ wise, too. Cheers.

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  21. CHBP

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food. cordial attentive service. good value for the money. the bream was really mediocre. inauthentic. and it sat in a puddle of nondescript herbal olive oil. that needs to be addressed. otherwise. great. in fact. the zucchini chips were amazingly delicious.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lamb dish was under seasoned and under cooked. Wait service could have been more attentive to serving . Appetizers were delicious and portions were generous

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional experience at Agora. Consistently delicious food and wonderful staff. The manager, Panagiotis, takes great pride in ensuring an incredible experience at his restaurant is had by all.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I went there to celebrate my birthday with my family for brunch. It was our first time stopping by and wanted to try this restaurant. The service was good and it was quiet when we walked in. The food was okay and we enjoyed the muffins that were brought out as well.

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  25. CherylK

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, pleasant ambiance and good service.

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  26. BorisZ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This was a good restaurant that went down hill. The food is bad. If you know Greek food, this is a really poor imitation. Our server was very nice and attentive. Will no go back.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Like every time I visit Agora y had a wonderful experience, unfortunately this time couldn’t spend a little chat with the owner, Peter; he is at his country on vacations. But no wonder why is he so comfy leaving alone the restaurant, Diego making a remarkable job as always, (miss Shanty this time), he has the place with that hospitality and enjoyable ambience that greet us just like Peter. Food was amazing, my fav, Bronzino. My friends had a memorable noon as well. Thanks guys. See u next week.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I went here at 930 pm and the last seating was at 945, the server asked us where did we want to sit, we said outside and they said outside was closing since they were closing soon, so I said okay and sat inside. We got to the table he asked if we wanted water, I said yes, then he came over and asked did we know what we wanted, I said no we needed more time but ordered an appetizer, he came back about a minute and a half later and told us they were closing soon so we had to order, and depending on the order, most take time such as the branzino fish, so we just jumped the gun and ordered that and the salmon, now this is NOT my first time there so I know what things should taste like and I felt like I was being rushed and so was my food, I also think it’s so unprofessional that while my plates are being made, right next to it the trash is being taken out and dirty plates are being stacked up next to their cooking station but it’s my opinion. 140$ down the drain on two plates and 2 appetizers because we didn’t even enjoy them at all. So disappointed with service and food quality.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Agora. The environment was pleasant and the staff was knowledgeable of the menu and wine that would be a great pair with our dinner selection

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  30. georgev

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. As others have said. The owner made you fell like you were a guest in his home. Highly recommend.

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  31. KatL37

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little Greek spot in Forest Hills. Family friendly environment. Fabulous food with exceptional service. The owner make you feel like you are having dinner at his house. Definitely worth going.

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  32. PaulinaC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Real Mediterranean food is was what I was looking for and… this restaurant has it all. I went there to check if their Greek salad tastes like in Greece and I wasn’t disappointed like in the others “Greek Restaurants” I have been to. Falafel with tahini- amazing! The service was great and the time I have spent was magnificent. I’ll definitely be back!! Thanks!

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  33. RAYISAU

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. Food and Work Persons was awesome and friendly

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  34. Kary

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I made reservations and our table was ready when we arrived. The menu had good options. My husband's wine was not fresh. They brought us a new glass. The food was great!

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  35. JaneS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Service was great. It’s very nice inside. Will definitely be back again.

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  36. RonaldR

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is so fresh!! Service is excellent!! We will be returning to Agora Taverna!!

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  37. AlanB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good Food, Excellent Service and the restaurant has nice ambience. If I had any criticism, it was a little more expensive that I thought it would be, but understandable because food in general is expensive. My wife and I had a very nice anniversary dinner, I would go here again and recommend it.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We can always count on fresh, delicious food at Agora. We went die Valentine’s Day, as we always do. It is the best deal around and the food is always amazing. I had the lamb shank. It was perfectly cooked and paired well with orzo. A truly decadent dish. My husband had the fried filet of sole. Another perfectly cooked meal. The fish was crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The lemon potatoes served with it were amazing. Agora is a true gem.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole evening was seamless! We made a reservation on Open Table around 5 for dinner at 7:30....on Valentine's Day! We were seated promptly and the service was excellent. There were rose pedals on each table and the mood was set for the evening complete with a candle. Even the restroom was strewn with rose pedals! Never did we need to waive down a waiter or ask for more water or anything. The service was attentive and never let your glass empty. There was a Prix Fixe for the evening with many delicious options. For $50/person you got an appetizer each, an entree, and dessert. The appetizers were substantial and the entrees were plenty of food. I usually don't have leftovers but we had left overs that night! The food was absolutely delicious and the staff was extremely kind and welcoming. We plan to go back soon!

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  40. Peadar

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent!

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FAQs

Agora Taverna - Forest Hills does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Agora Taverna - Forest Hills also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 793-7300.

Agora Taverna - Forest Hills is rated 4.6 stars by 282 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Agora Taverna - Forest Hills

70-09 Austin Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Forest Hills
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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