Anassa Taverna

4.5
1423 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

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!

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vipMart
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

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.

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David
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Suggest you open the upstairs during lunch. It was too noisy for business discussion.

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IrmelaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KelsyV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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.

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Pegz
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as usual

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JonC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. But the restaurant is very noisy.

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Caroline
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Anassa Taverna! Food, Service and Vibe are all fabulous.

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vipMarlenedc
London
188 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice location for a date night, delicious food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipRegularNYC
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Disappointing, food was overcooked and cold, service was slow. We go here often and the standard is normally higher.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

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.

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vipTomS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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.

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vipWendyB
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and service were excellent but the noise made it impossible to have a good conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was fantastic! With a reservation waited 40+ for our table

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Sambo
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent bronzino preceded by wonderful bluepoints. Gracious and efficient server from Kosovo. Definitely returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t believe my first time here and will not be my last. Love the drinks and food and atmosphere!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Perfect for a business lunch. Fast, professional service.

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CarolS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Varied menu. Food excellent Service excellent. A bit pricey and very noisy

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. We enjoyed several appetizers for 4. It was delicious. Every bite.

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viplynnej
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best!!!!!

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JENNIFERc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice date spot , fun place with also tucked away tables

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vipCarolineL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!

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JR912
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

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.

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HakimS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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!
Thank you.

DJ
DebbieJ
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place to meet for happy hour and share appetizers.
portions were large for sharing

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vipJejjej2000
London
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, friendly staff a special gem in this area. Definitely recommend to all.

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vipmike
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both exceptional. We went to celebrate my son's 26th Birthday and can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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.

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vipAmandaW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipAdrienneW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food portion was good as well as service
Restaurant was clean as well!

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SusanS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!

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Slm24
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Ate outside
Due to location, vert busy
Food was great-octopus, snapper in parchment

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viplynnej
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just so much fun every time and love the food

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JakeB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Pricey but worth it. Great cocktails and ambience.

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teresaf
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The place is too dark.
You could hardly see what you’re eating.

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 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.

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