Anassa Taverna

4.5
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1174 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.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
service
4.3
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4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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!

p
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve received a notice from you that I didn’t dine at Anassa last night as we had made a reservation
For 2, we were there & enjoyed a very lively dinner!! If I had to change my plans, I certainly would have cancelled, but we did certainly honor our reservation. Esther Ades

n
New York Area
253 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Salad was just some greens and a huge tomato cut in quarters. Booooooring.
Spanakopita was tasty.
Waiter was uninterested - maybe if we had ordered drinks or more pricey food he would have cared. Oh well...
There's not much around that neighborhood for real, sit down meal. Expensive for what it is.

CZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous valentines dinner

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice place. Actually makes a real Greek salad (there is no lettuce). Dressing is incredible. They seem to know what they're doing.... Been going for years

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Good!

E
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh fish. Appetizers also outstanding. Large portions

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience but the venue was loud music and people talking over the music

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was good waitress wasn’t helpful

AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a business lunch. Conversation was excellent. The food was amazing. Worth going back for dinner.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AT Is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Unfortunately they ran out of the grilled red snapper for two so we ordered salads instead.

I will continue to have dinner at AT.

WR
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love his restaurant so much that I have decided to comeback for Valentine's day with my wife. Food was great and service.

TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The waiter seemed annoyed when we asked questions, was not attentive, and stopped serving us without notification in the middle of the dining experience.

MH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Octopus Salad is the best ever. Wow! And yes, our server was magnificent! Thank you.

UW
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good in general. Hostess at the door is not trained for receiving patrons as she seemed more interested in the phone calls. No greeting at all. Manager had to come to take care of the arriving patrons.
Service is very good and attentive.

DD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A step above most neighborhood places. It never disappoints.

h
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience3

VERY VERY NOISY!!! Host was informed that it was a Birthday dinner. He did nothing! Did not remind waiter.

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very attractive restaurant, with a very comfortable feeling even when it is crowded. The menu is interesting, the food delicious, and the service prompt and unobtrusive. We had to wait a little while for out coffee at the end, but it did not diminish our enjoyment of the lunchtime meal.

DK
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Delicious as always. Fresh, authentic. Where do they get such good tomatoes in the middle dole of winter?

j
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb authentic Mediterranean food, great service, good acoustics so you can hear each other talking, would highly recommend this fabulous Greek restaurant!!

MO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food ! Where else can you get a really red ripe delicious tomatoes in a salad in the winter???? Tender flavorful octopus, grilled fish to perfection and a generous pour for your drinks! Excellent wine list too.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I definitely enjoyed my birthday at Anassa Taverna. I was pleased that we were seated so quickly. The service and food were very good. They also had a live DJ. I will be back with my friends. It’s also very close to my job, so I anticipate bringing clients there as well.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Nice ambiance and great service.

LG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious but pricey for a tavern!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the service.

C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing Greek Cuisine with dual level dining, great music and comfortable and fun atmosphere.

WA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come to this restaurant often because the food is so fresh. I always have the Greek salad and the Loup de mar. It is so delicious that I sometimes have dreams about it. Just a lovely experience.

KW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was good except the octopus which is what I was looking forward to the most, unfortunately it was overdone and several pieces were rock hard from being charred. The other 3 dishes were good though!

GD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a delicious meal at Anassa.
Frequent Patron 😊

UE
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and cheerful staff on a very busy Friday night. What could be better?

n
New York Area
254 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Could be better overall.
Food was fine - nothing special. For some reason, it feels sloppy tired. Good menu but very pricey for the quality.
Maybe because of the location ( high traffic, touristy ) they don't think they have to compete with Avra and some other Mediterranean restaurants - but the others are much better.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of our favorite restaurants in NYC! It has never disappointed and the food is always so wonderful!

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time every time we eat here. Food is excellent and service awesome. Bruno is our favorite waiter. Over the top excellent.

JG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Requested main level, because no elevator. We were falsely told our guests requested upstairs - they had not! Food was not hot, service was lacking - and they were not that busy on upstairs level, so no excuse. This was always a favorite neighborhood gem. Sad to see deterioration.

EK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Felt a bit rush after our lunch from the waiter. not a nice feeling to have him hover while filling out the check.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was great as always but the service was terrible. One of our parties meals was completely forgotten about, the staff basically ignored us the whole night. We had to keep asking for everything.

K
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

delicious food but this restaurant is pricey and it is very noisy and the tables and chairs and layout are uncomfortable. The atmosphere and arrangement are equivalent to a Greek dinner but at restaurant prices

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The service was inattentive and slow. Had to ask for basic items. Bad attitude by server.

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