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Axia Taverna

4.5
397 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
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Axia Taverna features an exciting Greek menu that has earned rave reviews from NJ foodies since its opening in 2006. Casual elegance reigns at Axia with its sleek, modern layout, and "powerfully inviting interior." Executive Chef Alex Gorant modernizes the typical suburban dining experience by grouping dishes into small plates and big plates. Axia features a full bar and sommelier-chosen Greek vintages. Axia received three star reviews from both the Bergen Record and Crain's New York and has been notably reviewed by the New York Times and by Zagat. Axia Taverna...for lunch, dinner, cocktails, or private events.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(201) 569-5999
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Cross street: Riveredge Rd.
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What 397 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Exceptional Red Snapper! Great wine. Treat yourself to a nIght at one of Bergen County’s Best spots. You won’t be disappointed.

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vipGorgeous (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Always enjoy this pretty neighborhood spot. Food is great and lighting and service is lovely. My only complaint is they took a delish tuna entree off the menu and don't replace it. $38 branzino special isn't the same.

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vipMTCC (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

We both enjoyed a delicious meal of Dover sole at Axia. The entree came with a side of mussels, shrimp and butternut squash - it was a very innovative mixture and the flavors blended beautifully. A great bottle of Greek wine was recommended and it was spectacular. We also liked the desserts - an apple bread pudding and a poached pear. Axia stands out as a high-quality Greek restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

We come here twice a month. Very fresh seafood and terrific specials

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vipShostakovich (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

Axia is a New York style restaurant, trendy in a classical way, bright, airy, modern. The cooking is reliably excellent with a Greek flair, delicious, handsomely produced. Frequently, I order whole fish which is always fresh and beautifully prepared. Classical Greek deserts top off a dinner filled with various mouth-watering flavors. A substantial wine list is available.

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vipUrbanCuisine28 (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Upscale Greek cuisine beyond compare. A gem of a restaurant in the neighborhood. Extensive menu with expertly prepared entrees from Greek favorites and beyond. We ordered a range of these entrees from poultry, beef and seafood . Stuffed quail was such a pleasant surprise, skillfully prepared and a treat for the palate. My husband had the succulent lamb cooked to perfection and other guest enjoyed seafood entrees of scallops, flavorful and served with yummy Brussels sprouts. Few restaurants prepare octopus so it’s beyond tender and tasty. Added on as an appetizer was the artisan grilled sausage. Don’t pass on dessert. I can’t name a restaurant that serves a fresher baklava and I have been told the ice cream- enhanced baklava is even more of a delight. Excellent wine list. The service was so attentive, with kind, caring servers pacing the meal while being present to assist with any request, frequently replenishing water and fresh bread. I hesitant to mention the one less favorable aspect: fighting for the table of one’s choice. I prefer upstairs seating. Last time I came the host asked if I requested this seating. I said no so this time I specifically made a note of it when I reserved on Open Table. So when I arrived and asked for the table upstairs and mentioned it, he said it was not possible. Meantime, I said I noted it on my Open Table reservation and he laughed and said he had no time to read those comments but if I called and requested a special table, it would be different.
It made no sense and while the restaurant was virtually empty for the two hours we were there, It was still some discomfort getting the preferred table until the owner intervened and seated us in a fabulous table. Remind that unpleasantness and it’s five stars all the way. Love Axia!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Axia has been consistently good since it opened many years ago. The food is always prepared well and service is attentive almost always. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is in the area and wants a meal above the normal in very comfortable surroundings

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vipLeighAnneBrod (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

We have celebrated many important events at this restaurant, now live in the city and would still drive back to NJ for a great dinner there. The owner/manager, was so rude to me and my group when we asked for a better table than the upstairs, which is "Siberia" and has NO ambiance. Since I have been to the restaurant more than 70 times over the past 10+years, I thought he recognized me. But, he dissed us and ultimately got us a great table but, not without a confrontation. I must admit, I will think twice about going back there with such rudeness to a long term loyal customer.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

Service the other evening was awful! 6:45 reservation.. had not eaten at 8:30 yet!!!! Food was good but ambiance broken due to long wait to be served.

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vipleighbark (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was delicious! Great Xmas evening dinner.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
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Cross street
Riveredge Rd.
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(201) 569-5999
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Entertainment
Tuesday evenings classical guitar
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Catering
Please visit Axia's website to view our catering menu. We cater to any occasion and will help you develop the perfect menu for your event. Please call management for special arrangements.
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Parking details
A private lot adjacent to Axia is available for our guests. Ample free street parking is also available Monday - Friday after 6:00pm and Saturday - Sunday all day.
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Executive chef
Alex Gorant
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Private party facilities
Axia is available for private parties for lunch and dinner. The upstairs balcony offers semi-private seating up to 40, Monday - Thursday. The main dining room is available daytime every day for private events up to 90 guests.
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Private party contact
Tim: (201) 569-5999
Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine