Anassa Taverna

4.5
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1213 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
This bi-level space is meant to evoke the Greek seashore, with warm weathered colors and decorative jewelry.

Menu includes Mediterranean classics as a Greek salad, grilled lamb chops and a swordfish kebab. There's a raw bar, and daily specials that might include Seafood, Artic Char, Monkfish, Lamb Shank or slow-cooked pork shoulder.
What 1213 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJimD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I liked it. The food was fresh. The atmosphere was good. The service excellent. My only complaint is the prices. Will I go again? Yes.

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vipGoodfood
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service and COVID procedures. Makes you feel safe even sitting inside.

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vipFirebird
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very nice to us, and the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always loved this restaurant, and more so during he pandemic. I felt so safe and welcome in the space.

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vipCityLinda
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love this restaurant, keep going back!! Consistently great food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The dinner menu is now the lunch menu. Expensive for lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always is a win delicious fresh food great vibe

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. We are outside so of course it was noisy as it's a busy street. The eggplant chips are outrageous and the greek salad dressing was the best I ever had.

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LillianC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We were the only ones at the restaurant at 11:30, so the first ones to place an order. But still had to wait 30 mins for 2 dishes: 2 omelettes. Sitting outside in the shade for 30 mins, it was chilly. As it is, you are on a street with lots of car traffic so the long wait was not pleasant.

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Grace
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So great first time dining here and would definitely dine again! Only complaint was the octopus app, it was overcooked and disappointing considered the sushi grade price but the other dishes (sea bass, lamb chops, and burger) were phenomenal! Baklava is also a must!

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FaithL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I felt comfortable that you follow covid-19 guidelines. Your opened windows provided the ventilation needed during these times. I understand your limited menu and hope that you will be able to resume your extensive dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My mom and I wanted a delicious final meal before fasting for Yom Kippur and this meal did NOT disappoint. The food was delicious! We only ordered appetizers and they were great. We got the octopus, the shrimp saganaki, spinach pie, and the eggplant spread!

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vipJonathanS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and attention by staff. Accommodated a stroller. First class experience.

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demetriB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service, and excellent food. very clean, and prompt.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm and comfortable place. Managing COVID very professionally.

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mystic710
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Been here many times and it's always wonderful

CL
vipCityLinda
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and the outdoor dining was excellent! Friendly waiters, delish food and great service!

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Bernzy
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a pleasure to dine here - cocktails refressing / hummus excellent / grilled sea bass outstanding! The dividers for the tables were just not that secured - they need some weights at the foot of the table to keep them from falling to the customers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Walked out. Food not served for over an hour. Waitress was subpar and manager didn’t care.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The service was slow and it was quite noisy. I used to live this place, the food is still good though

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CharleneT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. Our table was right on the street , hence the ambience lower rating. But during this pandemic we were grateful to be out to dinner !
Service very good.

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vipjinh
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I have liked their food over the years and tolerate the mediocre and inconsistent service for that reason at this place.
This time, I asked to sit at the indoor table by the avenue (which was available) but was told it was “reserved”
They sat me at the outside seating which was fine by us but the way they stacked/placed tables SO CLOSE, With NO SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL, I could literally touch the other persons back wit my chair which made us highly uncomfortable to stay for dinner. We finished our drinks and left. By the way, the table inside was still available when we left!!! Very poor management and very average service. Will not return although I will miss their menu!

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Steak27
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I was celebrating anniversary
Wasn’t happy with the table they gave us very bad location they had better tables available for such a special occasion . When I made the reservation I specified that I would be celebrating my anniversary, I guess they missed the note and had to reminded them but it was too late.
I was expecting a better experience since I spent $500 for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Awful service

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vipMarissa
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I had the grilled octopus starter and the grilled whole sea bass. Both dishes were incredible. The octopus in particular is a MUST!

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vipcarole
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food not as ordered. Drinks not as ordered. Service terrible. Charged for bread

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CocktailEnthusiast
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, the food and cocktails are delicious and the wine selection is very well curated. We will definitely be back!

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vipCityLinda
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant every single time! Great food, great service.

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vipMaryd
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was delicious

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vipNNorm
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, an excellent experience and I highly recommend this restaurant. Food was very authentic, appetizers were fantastic and the waitstaff was outstanding. Food arrived perfectly timed and hot. Most of our large party really loved their entrees especially the whole, fresh fish. Only one or two were a little less enthusiastic about their entree. The specialty drinks were also a big hit. We will definitely return!

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BethS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything from salad to fish to zucchini chips and tzatziki were fresh and tasty.

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vipJamie
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best spinach pie - ever!
Quick service -- which e requested as we had an earl curtain

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vipKathyO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Delicious food. The feta is very good and so is their grilled fish. Highly recommend.

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anonymous
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish! Delicious and great atmosphere.

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vipWendyA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places in the City. Everything is so fresh and delicious and I love the location.

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vipRobertG
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful location
We had a limited dining experience but everything was amazing.
I need to return to try additional options to give this superb restaurant the FULL 5 STARS IT DESERVES..🇬🇷

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vipPaigeyyoo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Overall good experience. The only odd thing was I asked the waiter for a side of eggs with my pancakes. He refused to place the order for me. Telling me they dont make scrambled eggs - even though “Eggs Any Style” is on their menu. I didn’t push the waiter just let it go but it rubbed me the wrong way - especially because it’s was Sunday Brunch.

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vipAlwarzezp
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service was terrible. My breakfast omelet came out within a reasonable amount of time. I asked for mustard with my omelet.
My wife was served an omelet at the same time but she ordered bagel and lox.
we waited approximately at least 15-20 more minuted for my wife's breakfast..When it came along with the mustard that I had been waiting for. By that time I was finished with my breakfast.
This was my favorite Sunday restaurant for breakfast but it is steadily getting worse.
We ate at Avra Madison the night before. The ownership is the same.
Anassa Taverna seemed to run better when Roberto was the Maitre D.
It was very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, while the noise level was perfect upstairs to where you can have real conversations. So glad my friend introduced me to Anassa!

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vipphisherman
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are regular customers at Anassa Taverna because of location and because we enjoy the food and service very much. There are a few good wines by the glass and a fairly large array by the bottle including some great Greek wines. The vegetable chips are great but require a long wait as made fresh. Always share a Greek salad while you wait. Daily specials are terrific and the fresh fish are usually our choice. Even the coffee meets our expectations.

FAQs

Anassa Taverna does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Anassa Taverna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 371-5200.

Anassa Taverna is rated 4.5 stars by 1213 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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