Axia Taverna

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$31 to $50
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Greek
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.
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N
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was cold and service was just ok. But it took almost 45 minutes for the main courses to come out. Have been there many times before and it is very inconsistent.

NY
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is our 4th visit to Asia. The menu has a variety of Mediterranean dishes that are a twist on mediterranean favorites. The appetizers are nicely sized and can be combined to make a meal. The grilled fish is always perfectly prepared and can be filleted in the kitchen. The lamb chops are tender and flavorful.
The prices are moderate for the area.

t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently prepared dishes, though expensive. Always a lively clientele.

BL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were a 7:00 AM seating and they ran out of the special.

It took a while to get a drink.

The staff was great and I had a nice time but I was a bit disappointed.

JS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner.

D
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food in a warm, very friendly atmosphere with great service.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and atmosphere.
Excellent service.
The owner is doing extra mile to please the customers

W
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Our fish was perfectly prepared. The salads we all had were fresh with great dressing. The manager picked out a wine for us and all four of us loved it.
We will surely go back and also recommend Axia

J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We came here to celebrate our anniversary and we were very disappointed. The service was terrible- our food took over an hour to be served. The food was salty and overcooked. Our sangria was overly sweet. The ambience is nice and the appetizers were good. But overall our experience was not good and will not be returning.

SD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

neighborhood gem. Lovely ambience. It was our date night and we got a window table in a little nook that was cosy. The trees outside are lit up and it was very beautiful

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Favorite place, always great food, warm atmosphere, the best!

S
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Tables are somewhat closer together than most fine restaurants and in this case, coupled with the walls and flooring which are highly reflective, provided a noise level that was terrible. We had to yell to carry on a conversation and apparently so did all the other tables around us, It was like being in a football stadium at touchdown time!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fresh food and good service.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor food quality

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente service and delicious food.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. Had the halibut special with asparagus Kale and mushroom shallot. Baklava totally awesome. Cuppa coffee was great

MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very enjoyable.

SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to spot. We love everything about Axia! People, staff, food, drinks, ambiance is always perfect. Great spot to bring friends

G
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious

LM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Axia is my go-to place for business lunches, celebrations and friendly get togethers. The atmosphere is always comfortable, the staff is knowledgable, friendly and accommodating. The food is just perfect! Axia never disappoints.

JF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Octopus was a bit overdone
Bronzino was excellent
Dessert Baklava was excellent

TM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Axia is simply excellent. No need for an extensive review, great food, fresh ingredients and a great environment. If you like elevated Greek food made simply and delicious get here!

DW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went for a business lunch - it was the perfect atmosphere. Service was quick and efficient, food was very good and classy. We didn't drink but there is a full bar. I highly recommend this place.

JL
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This is our first time here and we were very impressed with the modern yet warm interior. We were immediately seated and given our menus and the service person provided the evening specials. Afterwards we ordered a nice bottle of wine to go with our appetizers. We were never pressured to order but the service person periodically checked on us to place our main entree. The food was well prepared and well presented. Our appetizers were the pita spreads together with the flaming saganaki. The cheese was a little tough but still flavorful. The fresh spreads with the warmed pita was welcome as well as the Greek olive oil and fresh herbs. We opted for the moussaka for our main course and was somewhat different from the usual. Although good it was a bit of a disappointment as we were expecting the typically styled (authentic) moussaka. Otherwise it was flavorful. Overall we enjoyed our visit and the service. The ambiance was wonderful and a nice repast for a very rainy day. Our thanks to the attentive staff.

LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience. Wonderful service.. appetizers to deserts fantastic

m
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a great meal with excellent service. The whole branzino was tasty and cooked just right. This time we had desserts and the homemade ice creams were great as well as the cheesecake and baklava. The owner is always there and is very helpful on the wine selections. Must go!

AC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good decent Greek food. Friendly waiter not too knowledgable in recommending wine and drinks.

HA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim, Alex and the team are extraordinary! Busy night due to the heat wave. They treated us like royalty.

J
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everyone loved dinner at Axia especially food and service. However we were seated next to a very loud female table of four which made it nearly impossible to speak among ourselves. Very unfortunate as I think we left earlier than we might have under better circumstances!

m
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit and still great- Excellent greek food in nice setting. Large selection of greek food and wine which are excellent. The fresh fish is great. Service is professional and the owner is always there checking on things. Not one complaint. Our favorite dishes this time were the branzino, seasonal watermelon salad with feta, cheese with brandy, fried zucchini chips and fries. The greek wine that was recommended was fantastic and the perfect temperature. Its as good as Milos in Manhattan for about 1/8th the price!

P
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fine. A tremendous selection of high quality Greek wines. It is obvious that the General Manager and the Chef really care about their product and their guests.

MZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner. Great food and great service

l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a wonderful meal at axia before an event at the JCC. my husband didn't remember that we had dined here once before but still couldn't stop raving about the restaurant! will definitely return!

ED
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been there any times and never disappoints. The lamb dishes are always special,

j
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just the absolute best.
The food is consistently delicious.
The smaller lunch menu makes it easier to pick!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came here for Father’s Day dinner. Both the food and the service were exceptional and the atmosphere was perfect for the occasion. Will definitely be returning.

CF
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here several times and the food is always first rate. The cheese saganaki was flamed with brandy tableside, delicious and melting on the inside, perfect crust on the outside. My dining companion had an equally fabulous Greek paella with stuffed mussels and shrimp. Go!

c
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was seated in an area where 2 large families were dining. Very noisy. Should have placed us in an area where couples or 4 's were seated. Detracted from dining experience. Food was excellent as was the service.

NA
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience, great decor, good food, good service

D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite place and always great food, service and ambiance!