Anassa Taverna

4.5
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1194 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
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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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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
5 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
17 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
17 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
6 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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RobertG
Los Angeles
13 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
87 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
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

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vipnina
New York Area
256 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
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.

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

Fabulous valentines dinner

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vipMarlon
New York Area
8 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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Good!

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vipEileenandsteve
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh fish. Appetizers also outstanding. Large portions

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OpenTable Diner
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

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EmilyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was good waitress wasn’t helpful

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AlexC
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.

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ShinsukeK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Atmosphere was so nice, some menus were so delicious!!

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Luv2eat
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.

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WojciechR
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.

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TGoodSocial
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.

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vipMaximillianH
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.

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vipUWSider4
New York Area
30 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.

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

A step above most neighborhood places. It never disappoints.

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viphallegirl
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.

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Melody
New York Area
7 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.

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vipDeniseK
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?

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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 4.5 stars by 1194 OpenTable diners.

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