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.
Sushi quality, charcoal grilled with onions and capers
Sashimi quality charcoal grilled with onions and capers ($8 supplementary)
Fried or grilled
We sat at the bar to eat dinner. The bartender never came over to us once to see if we needed anything or another drink as our glasses were empty. They brought our dinner while we were eating appetizers.
It was hot as hell in there and I asked manager to lower the heat and said she can’t. The food was good but I will never go back there again after the way we treated lastnight
The food and waitstaff was amazing and definitely make it worth the price. However, the host was so rude and the music was entirely too loud. The host said something to me but because the music was so loud I had to say “what” a couple of times. She then says “listen to what I’m trying to tell you.” I don’t think I’ve been spoken to like that since middle school. It’s a shame because everything else was delicious!
Good and convenient! Food is delicious. Very overcrowded however and wouldn’t open upstairs room. Opening the sliding door for some air took an argument with manager. Vaccine card not checked. Felt dangerous to be there.
Suggest you open the upstairs during lunch. It was too noisy for business discussion.
The hostess was very dumb. Tall - blonde- skinny - just dumb. She wouldn’t seat us at a 4 table because they keep them open for reservations. Huh??? 3 other couples were sitting at the 4 tables. So I did not allow her to ruin my evening and demanded that we sat at the 4 table. We eat at this place every chance we get because the food is great. They need hostess with common sense.
Hostess presented sour attitude and refused to spend more than 10 seconds looking for my reservation, before telling me it wasn’t there. Had to literally take the iPad from her to find it, as if she were a child. Bad start.
Took wait staff 15 minutes to show up and take drink orders.
After that service was good; snapper was great and we ordered a fantastic Greek red to split. However specifically due to the bad start, I’ll never be back.
Amazing food as usual
Great food and service
The food was delicious. But the restaurant is very noisy.
Always a great time at Anassa Taverna! Food, Service and Vibe are all fabulous.
I had requested a candle for my friends birthday and they forgot when the dessert was brought, it came as an afterthought after I mentioned it again. Glitch
Nice location for a date night, delicious food and great service.
My friend had his birthday at Anassa yesterday, one of the best dining experiences in my life, delicious food, outstanding service from the front staff, servers to the management, in the end they brought us also 2 bottles of Champagne on the house which was very nice of them. We loved the signature cocktails! for sure will be back.
Disappointing, food was overcooked and cold, service was slow. We go here often and the standard is normally higher.
Atrociously incompetent front of the house. Staff at front too busy fiddling on their phones and gossiping. It was obvious by watching this restaurant that they overbook without even thinking about their customers. Made our group wait one hour and not one employee said a word to us, no apology or update on timing. I was finally told a manager would come to speak with us. Alas the Dance fever manager never bothered to appear. It’s a tourist trap - stay away.
Food was very good, service terrible. One server for entire second floor. Unpleasant demeanor. Exceptionally slow. Hope they can turn this around since it has been a neighborhood favorite.
The food and service were excellent but the noise made it impossible to have a good conversation.
Food was fantastic! With a reservation waited 40+ for our table
Excellent bronzino preceded by wonderful bluepoints. Gracious and efficient server from Kosovo. Definitely returning.
Can’t believe my first time here and will not be my last. Love the drinks and food and atmosphere!
Great food. Perfect for a business lunch. Fast, professional service.
Varied menu. Food excellent Service excellent. A bit pricey and very noisy
Excellent food. We enjoyed several appetizers for 4. It was delicious. Every bite.
Terrible experience. I loved going to this restaurant regularly pre pandemic and now I have to say the experience doesn’t even compare. I found the service to be terrible, the drinks and food took forever to arrive and it’s not even the quality it once was. Will not be returning.
Nice date spot , fun place with also tucked away tables
Last time they sat us by a server station, I requested a nicer table this time. They sat us again by a server station. Changed tables. Ok this time. Had to ask twice for bread. Waited 1 hour between salad and entree. Kitchen forgot the order I guess. We ordered the same meal as last time. Both fish dishes were extremely salty. My Chilean seabass was mushy. My wife had doubts that what she was served was really snapper. Very disappointing. Place is also so packed that you are almost banging elbows with the other diners. Would not recommend.
The food is delicious. The service was a bit slow but the waitress was very nice and pleasant so it made up for it.
Been there before and i will definitely go back!
great place to meet for happy hour and share appetizers.
portions were large for sharing
Excellent food, friendly staff a special gem in this area. Definitely recommend to all.
The food and service were both exceptional. We went to celebrate my son's 26th Birthday and can't wait to go back!
We waited 30 minutes past our reservation and there was no hope that they would have a table. Also about 55 degrees in the restaurant and we were frozen just waiting.
Overall good food. Because windows are open due to Covid, the noise level was high from the street traffic. The pita and spreads are delicious. Service was good (slower due to not enough staff) but friendly. Prices have increased due to Covid I imagine. Been here at least 5 times but I see the prices have increased so will have to wait to come back.
Great food portion was good as well as service
Restaurant was clean as well!
Great restaurant with lively atmosphere. The wait staff could not have been more accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable. We were a party of six. We all shared a greek salad for starters. It was superb! The tomatoes tasted homegrown. My only complaint was that bread was not brought to or offered for the table. I would have loved to dunk it in my leftover salad dressing! Entrees were very good. I usually don't eat dessert but we decided to share two orders: one baklava and one baklava ice cream. What a treat! It was so flaky and moist. They incorporated dried cherries and crumbled baklava into the vanilla ice cream. Just amazing. Overall, great experience and would definitely recommend!
Due to location, vert busy
Food was great-octopus, snapper in parchment
Just so much fun every time and love the food
Amazing food! Pricey but worth it. Great cocktails and ambience.
The place is too dark.
You could hardly see what you’re eating.
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 1423 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.