Aliada Restaurant

4.7
127 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
Aliada is a true experience of dining in a Greek Taverna in the heart of Astoria.

We source only the freshest ingredients that enhance the traditional Greek cuisine and family recipes.

Aliada offers a selection of Greek and Cypriot meze that is paired with an authentic selection of Greek and Cypriot wines that truly showcase the flavors of our cuisine.

Come join us and become part of our family.
What 127 People Are Saying
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EM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been several times and love this Greek restaurant. In every way, love it.

GD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! The food tasted so authentically Greek & the service was wonderful. They really try to get to know you, and you have a neighborhood feel. :)

A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious Greek food and wonderful outdoor seating

a
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Second time visiting this restaurant. I highly recommend the Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Lemon Potatoes. Leaves you wanting more. Try the Greek wine.

a
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were greeted promptly but had to wait a few minutes for a table. Everyone is just so nice and friendly and service was excellent!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and staff. Get the mezede.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place !

BK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, fish is served in the fish, as opposed to fillets. Side of potatoes were really good. Octopus too!

MO
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a pleasant experience. We were greeted at the door by a smiling hostess who was waiting for us. Staff could not have been nicer accommodating us with a 7 month old.
And oh did I mention the food was fresh and well delicious.
Can’t wait to return

ML
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The overall experience was very good, but too expensive.

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing here! well worth the night out and the owner is a great guy! You'll enjoy it!

RA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Aliada and it was ok. Just ok. I probably would not go back again but that is just my personal preference.

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with my parents that were visiting from st.louis. Everything from the host, our server, the food, and the ambiance were perfect. The food is always amazing and one of our favorite spots in the neighborhood for seafood

OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was just awesome! Qualty food and nice atmosphere.

LG
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I had a reservation for 3. We arrived approximately 15 mins early and the restaurant had one table seating 4 that was free (which was by the entry). I was told by the Hostess that we would be seated shortly, but they were waiting for diners in the back to leave, then they would clean the table. No patrons were ready to leave. My guests and I stood in front of the entry (near the empty table) for approximately 30 minutes. At that point I asked why we could not be seated at the empty table. The hostess said "Were holding that table for a group of 9 and we'll need to line it up with other tables, when they become available. A gentleman working behind the counter overheard her response and told one of the Senior Waiters to tell the Hostess to give us the table. After that the service seemed rushed. We were not comfortable.
In the end, the food was just ok and FYI, the party of 9 did not arrive during the 25 mins we spent eating our meals.
We are not planning to return.

SA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC experience with Anastasio as our waiter-- I brought family in from Florida straight from LaGuardia and they were amazed at how hospitable everyone was. We ordered the Mezze for the table and were absolutely stuffed by the time we left, and each dish was unique and delicious. Have been there several times and will continue to come back -- I am moving away from the area and will plan to stop back in each visit.

MO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food were wonderful. It was our friend's birthday and they did not have the dessert she wanted. The owner was resourceful, went out and found the dessert and delivered the dessert with a candle as a birthday surprise. We all so enjoyed our dinner and the personal warmth of the owner and our waitress. Thanks for a lovely evening.

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So delicious every time I come in!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Greek Restaurants in Astoria which is quite something. Food is absolutely great and the waiting staff has great recommendations.

SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and enjoyed the food! We ordered “family style” and got to enjoy a little bit of everything.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and great service!! We will be going back very soon!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, cozy, delicious food

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to! You feel like family here and the food is always fresh and amazing! Every fish dish is amazing and the meat is always very good as well. In a very Greek neighborhood, Aliada is number 1!

RR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Luke warm and bland food. There was only one other table occupied when we went, but the food was still barely hot and not well seasoned. Some of the food items were congealed into a pudding like substance. Fries were barely warm and not seasoned. You have to order different parts of a falafel "platter" which only includes about 6 falafel balls and an underwhelming side.

Menu was different than that which is posted online (both through yelp and open table), so we ended up with different food and paying way more than was worth. (If the food tasted good, the price could have been justified... but 19.99 for dense falafel balls and mushy boiled potatoes was not worth it!) Even the menu on opentable is incorrect. The wait staff was not well informed on changes to their menu.

Venue is nice, quiet when we went (about 5pm on a Friday).

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal all around. We did the Chef’s Fish Meze dinner for 2 and it exceeded all expectations. Every single dish was delicious and carefully thought out. Cooked with love! The service was top notch, kind, attentive and offered the perfect suggestions. We will be back!

AH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and affordable authentic Greek cuisine. My husband (native Greek) and I have been to Aliada numerous times, taking our guests who want to try real Greek cuisine without the long lines and cramped corners at places like the much hyped Taverna Kyklades. At Aliada, you’ll find tables quickly filling with small Greek meze—the octopus, stuffed eggplant, grilled haloumi and fried saganaki cheeses are musts—as people chat with friends over wine (get the tsipouro, a piney Greek staple). Atmosphere is clean and restrained, no pictures of blue-and-white-housed Santorini here. It’s warm and cozy in the winter, but definitely worth going for Greek Easter—they grill the delectable lamb right on the sidewalk—and during cooler summer nights, you can sit outside amongst their rosemary and mint as you watch the bustle of passersby on Broadway.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got the sampler option for two and everything was incredible! Totally worth the price. We took home leftovers! The service was also very attentive and nice!

a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, food always great! Great service !

GM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Restaurant was casual and tightly spaced. The server was nice. Truthfully the decor and ambience was not nice. Walls were dirty. Bathroom
was not tended to. Tea box selection was mixed and not good quality tea selection. Fish was prepared very well, but $36 for bronzino and dorado each? The greek salad was small, few pieces of chopped romaine, sprinkled with feta crumbles and grape leaf for $10. Sides for entrees were just okay. Bread offered was supermarket quality.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place in Astoria! They treat you like family here and the food is fresh and amazing!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent Greek restaurant! Friendly staff. The grilled octopus and the grilled tsipura are amazing!

OT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good. Enjoyed all of our order except the Sausage appetizer. No imagination there. Will go back.

NY
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I made the reservation with a note that it was my husband’s birthday and it was never acknowledged. Once we arrived, we felt as though we were being rushed to order. The restaurant was not busy at all. We were never told any specials and the only reason that I knew that they had some is that I overheard another server telling another table after we had already ordered. The food was okay. I had to ask for my side dish to be reheated. My main could have used it too. My husband’s shrimp was very tough. I don’t think that the food justified the pricing. With all of the Greek options in Astoria, I do not think that we would try it again. Service was mediocre, food was okay and the atmosphere was lacking.

PS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Going here is like going home. The wait staff is friendly the food not pretentious but delicious and the atmosphere warm.

l
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderfull dinner at restaurant . $ of us shared the spicy feta dip, the grilled octopus, and the zuchini chrochets. all were great. I had the grilled whole branzino for dinner it was cooked perfectly. This restaurant is a must try

OT
New York Area
276 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very quiet at our late lunch. Tasty salad and salmon. Soggy (humid day) Spinach Pastry.

OT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recently spruced up into a beautiful whitewashed farmhouse/ Terrific neighborhood spot to sit outside al fresco and watch the neighbors stroll by. Friendly staff. Outside rustic tables are roomy and have small herb garden boxes lining the sidewalk. Fresh food. Very relaxing. Reasonably priced. Just a block from the Broadway N train stop. Meals usually end with a complimentary bite of Greek pastry. I wish they made a nice cup of coffee or espresso based drinks.

AK
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great meal before a concert at CitiField. The wine was great and the food was fabulous. Great suggestions by the wait staff.

EE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Very polite and attentive wait staff.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Server was a bit pushy but really great food

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