Anassa Taverna

4.4
1379 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipPickyPicky
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food! Service a little slow, but she had too many tables.

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WALT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal highly recommended the octopus appetizer! Lamb chops, branzino, salmon and tuna were all prepared beautifully. The spinach side dish is to die for. Good selection Greek wines. It is not inexpensive, but worth the money.

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ThomasS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Anassa was wonderful. Our server was very attentive. Great place for a date.

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PatriciaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nicoise Salad best I've had in NYC. because it doesn't use canned tuna.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the entire experience!

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WestVanMan
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We all enjoyed the meal. Thought the calamari and grilled vegetables were very small portions, otherwise food was nicely done and otherwise good value.

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vipJohnK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Usual spot for a Saturday brunch

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ChristopherJoseph
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a quiet dinner with nice ambiance.

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vipDrCW07
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service, food, atmosphere, neighborhood gem!!

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Locals
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal

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JamieAB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love Anassa Taverna! The bread and hummus alone are worth the trip. The salads and the salmon are my favorite. Great place to bring people for work lunches.

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vipHeleneT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service. Fair prices. Too,ugh noise energy for my taste, but acceptable. Overall nice, convenient spot.

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Joanna
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious food and attentive staff.

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vipJoJo17
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, convenient location near Bloomingdale's, delicious food! Friendly staff, you don't get rushed through your meal.

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vipmyopinion
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I would have given it 5 stars if it weren't so noisy. My friend and I had to practically shout to hear each other. The food is excellent. I always have the Anassa chips (eggplant and zucchini), better than potato chips. The mussels were also great very small (how I ,ike them) and in a flavorful sauce.

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vipBrookeB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Incompetent and slow service

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vipbethmac
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great lunch spot

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NenadM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Server not trained properly, we order 3 drinks, two arrived after we were served 2 out of 4 appetizers? Server brought up wrong appetizer, waiting for the drinks more than 30 minutes,
The floor across our table was lifted probably water damage. We tried to address issue with manager but with no help. Regarding food, fish and seafood was very good, steak was fat and chewy, I did have couple of meals in their Astoria restaurant where experience was 10 times better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and laid back vibe with great food and drink!

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vipFoodie123
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled octopus was Devine. The shrimp saganaki was fabulous. Service was attentive without being intrusive.

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viplove3dine
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I've gone many times before. They had a very generous NY Restaurant Week. Loved the Sangria. My only problem was the noise level

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food- excellent service! Can’t wait to go back!

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KrisC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always excellent. Just wish it was quieter.

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vipMelissaW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This local Greek restaurant always delivers. My girlfriend and I shared the romaine salad and octopus. All their dishes are always enjoyable. We just have a habit of always ordering the same thing when we are together. Cocktails and wine selection are good. The service is great and the restaurant is very accommodating. I asked if they could lower the music and they did that. Still one of my local favorites and even though my friend lives downtown she always wants to meet there.

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vipRMA300
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the way around the food, beverage, & service were excellent. I would’ve preferred to dine upstairs but that section was closed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Went for me and my gf’a anniversary dinner.
Was seated by a window. Lots of traffic off the street that contributes to noise even while sitting inside.
At times I couldn’t hear my partner from across the table.
Our server was not very knowledgeable on ingredients or MP (market price) items.
Our grilled Calamari came to the table cold.
Ordered a NY strip- Medium, came to the table MED-rare and cold. (Also had zero seasoning and wasn’t very tasteful)
Just an overall bad experience for those prices.

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vipNoamG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was severely disappointed. Service was not only slow, but not attentive at ALL. I was still eating my appetizer when my main dish came out, and had to stop mid bite to help the server figure out how to put all the plates on the table since she did not even check on us to see if we were done with our appetizers. I ordered the shrimp moussaka which was out right BAD. The “béchamel” on top was fully cooked, so it was basically eating bread with cold vegetables underneath. When someone came to clear my plate, I commented that I did not eat it, and it was not even questioned why. Then, before we even had a bite of our dessert, someone came by and dropped a check before we had even asked, and it was not even close to closing time, and there was no wait. Will NOT be dining here again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week the food is to die for and service was great. Get the octopus!!

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vipgirlie
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

service was extremely slow. example: we ordered sangria; had to wait an exorbitant apt of time to get drink. when we finally got it, it tasted like water....meaning it probably had been poured -- with ice, of course -- and sat at bar way too long before waiter picked it up and brought it to us. Dessert: how long does it take to slice a piece of cake and scoop out some sorbet? It took him close to 10 minutes to bring it to us. Same with appetiΩer and entree. the arctic char, however was excellent.

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vipMMF2
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Terrible service. Not half way through my appetizer and my main coarse arrived but NOT my guests. So it got cold while we finished appetizers and until guests entree arrived. We weren’t the only ones with major issues. Multiple tables. Ruined our lunch. Got a discount and extra drinks which was nice.

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onthego110
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed the setting and food I Liked the openness of the dining room on the second floor and being azble to sit near a window for airflow. The waitstaff was attentive and professional.
the food was delicious and cooked very well. It was a fun experience and a wonderful place to meet with friends.

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ptbosley3
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant for lunch or dinner. Food is good service excellent and portions sufficient.

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candicel
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We sat at a table facing the extremely noisy side street. We could barely hear each other

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Lainey
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant is lovely. The staff was efficient. The food was presented nicely but generally it was tasteless.

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vipNYCEATS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Delicious food but service was very slow. We ordered the restaurant week 3 course lunch special at 12:10 according to our check but didn't receive dessert until around 1:45, final bill at 2.

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oldestone
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lunch as always was excellent . However the noise level was way tooo loud. Music was too loud thank goodness the music did not start blasting till the end of my lunch .

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vipsharnharrison
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurante week. Food selection was great and food was delicious. Wait staff was attentive and fast. The restaurant was nice and clean. Busy yet still spacious .

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Billy
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first restaurant we went to for Restaurant Week. Compared to other offerings, the menu selection was very good. Will certainly return again. A very pleasant afternoon.

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MaryJane77
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our selection for a Restaurant Week lunch was spot on delicious! Our server was helpful, and the food was delicious. My grilled calamari appetizer was so good I plan to go back and have it again!

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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 4.4 stars by 1379 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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