Anassa Taverna

4.5
1448 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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4.3
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4.3
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DianaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved it! Had a business lunch and decided to take advantage of RESTAURANT WEEK. I got the grilled mushrooms, lobster ravioli, and the sorbet. OMG it was soooo good. Just the right serving as well as the taste. Will definitely go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most wonderful time! Robert was an excellent waiter and knew exactly what to recommend us!

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vipMarkGilbert
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose Anassa Taverna based on proximity to an event I was going to without any knowledge of the place. I was pleasantly surprised that it was delightful with a wide range of choices and moderate prices. I can fully recommend this restaurant.

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DonnaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time eating at Anassa. I’ll be back!! Food was delicious, very friendly staff. Great service

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Mason
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. Great place. I am looking forward to going back and having
that spinach pie again.

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vipdonnaNY
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very good food and service. They changed our table very easily when he asked to be moved because of noise.

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vipOliverTC
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food at Anassa is wonderful: appetizers like grilled octopus, saganaki, spinach pie are simply delicious; mains like grilled fish and lamb chops wonderful; cheesecake yummy and wines also excellent. On this visit though the wait staff was not up to par: took much too long to serve and answer questions. They were very nice, as usual, but it seemed perhaps didn't have a lot of experience waiting tables. This did impact our experience more than usual.

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loril
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed returning! I was there for a friendly business dinner. The server was charming and very accommodating to all our requests. It wasn't overly busy which was great and the ambiance was cozy and just right for January evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Had a great time celebrating my birthday at ansssa taverna!

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vipAnnT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You've gotta try the Anassa chips! Delicious fish dish. Lovely service. Make a reservation, and try to avoid the busiest times.

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LisaT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always delicious - hot food served hot, cold/room temp served as it should be. StFf is always friendly, attentive and helpful. A great neighborhood place which we enjoy bringing friends to from outside the city.

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PASSERO1000
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I think after going to the one in queens my expectation were high. The one in queens is 100 % perfect beautiful service excellent well recommend to everyone but Manhattan pass it up.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Greek salad I’ve ever had. The bread is heavenly.

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vipLf33
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we tried was outstanding - I loved the snapper.

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DukeMateo
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive service , wonderful ambiance

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vipIrish
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's always a reliable place to dine after a movie at cinema 1-2-3. Rally good Greek food and wines--good service and friendly, lively but not overloud atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We went for dinner, the food was mediocre at best and the prices were too high for what we got.

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vipAnewyorkeater
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Because the music was so loud everyone was shouting and it made the place uncomfortable. Asked the waitress twice to have it turned down to no avail. Would not go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Really bad service

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NicoleNYC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance! We were seated in one of the booths. Had to wait a bit even though we had reservations, but so what. We grabbed a drink at the bar. The music was great 80s cover songs, the food was delicious and staff was friendly. Across-the-board a great experience. Will definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There were 4 holiday parties booked in the restaurant. Therefore when we arrived for our 7pm reservation there was no table available.

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vipLaurenF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chilean Sea Bass is a must!

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JackNYC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Well-meaning but confused service. Mediocre food. Not a good value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Very crowded, very noisy. Took a very long time to get our main course.
Food was very tasty, but my dish was served barely warm.

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vipCNYC18
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Greek food in a very nice setting both inside and outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
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 on December 4, 2021
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
62 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
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 on December 1, 2021
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
13 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
37 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.

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 1448 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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