Axia Taverna

4.6
736 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Pepper
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Been here several times in the last few years and it used to be so good…it started to decline last three years but last night was the worst…our waiter was clearly not enjoying his job, there had been a large party earlier and apparently everyone ordered octopus so when we arrived for our reservation at 7pm the octopus was gone. Running out or octopus at a Greek restaurant is definitely a negative.
Food was sub par, bland and unexciting. The best thing we had was the spanakopita, the smoked cheese pita, Greek sangria and the kefalograviera…everything else was underwhelming. Way too pricey for the quality of food and service.
Sadly, we won’t return.

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RichardS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We had to rate the service fair, but to be fair we realize the employee problem for all restaurants. The service was very slow but good. The lack of help is affecting all businesses.
Still one of the best restaurants in North Bergen County!

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judithf
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I didn’t feel last night was at Axia’s usual high standards. The service was incredibly slow and the food was not up to par. My chicken was on the dry side. The wait staff did a lot of standing around and talking.

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vipBlakeG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal! Will return

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vipSandipaD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they have upgraded their ambience - very modern and contemporary. The renovations for outdoor seating are charming and pretty. Food consistently remains good. Warm and welcoming

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vipAustin
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Disappointing food this time-usually much better

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were a party of 5, had to wait 75 min to hear from the waitress that that they ran out of one of the main courses. We requested to speak to a manager who did not bother to come throughout dinner. We received our main course replacement 90 min into the dinner, which was completely burned. A very poor experience on a Sunday evening

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Frank
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, service was o.k.-not great
Food was excellent.

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EDDIE
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The octopus and zucchini chip appetizers were excellent as was seafood and orzo main course.
The special fish dish (cod) was soggy. and overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service!

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BergenCountyResident
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent attention to diners; friendly and courteous. Food was beautifully presented and delicious. Beautiful surroundings; partitions give a wonderful feeling of privacy.

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vipFg77
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat Outside. Very comfortable. Great service. Fell safe.

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vipcboyle23
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great time here

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JudithD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the most delicious food served elegantly!
This was my second time there and it was just as good as the first!

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JudithD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was the best food I’ve had in a long time.
The outdoor venue was like being in a lush garden. Axia will by my special occasion place to bring guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good service was great just saw why they left Glen Rock on value

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

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vipCsteele59
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a delicious and enjoyable meal at Axia. The staff is eager to please and the owner is sweet as pie. Great food. Great wine.

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trickyslicky
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent as always, atmosphere very nice, good for occasions and business meetings in Tenafly. Only slight negative this time was the server-in-training was a little raw, but hopefully she'll learn.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always!

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AnnetteB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

It has beautiful Aegean island style decor, beautiful building with outdoor area and an ambiance that holds so much potential. The food however was disappointing. The appetizers were tasty (horiatiki, grilled octopus and loukaniko). The main entrees were horrible - serving bifteki in an English muffin as a hamburger (chopped meat served at medium when we asked for well done); lemon potatoes (a Greek dinner staple) that were not authentic lemon potatoes but simply roasted potatoes; a really great pork chop that was too salty and a grilled branzino that was unseasoned served with broccoli rabe that was bitter because it wasn’t boiled to get the bitterness out. The dessert was certainly not Greek. Baklava with a ton of cinnamon and hardly any walnuts that seemed like a failed attempt at a first time baker and a galaktompouriko that was dry with the semolina being heavy custard (a beginner’s fail)and no syrup….like none….the dessert is custard, phyllo and syrup. That’s it. That’s like apple pie missing the apples. I wanted to love this place and have that one Greek place that was my go to. Unfortunately it was a dub unless they get better cooks and a legitimate Greek baker which every Greek diner in NJ has. I’m so confused by this place being so pricy and so mediocre. I can’t eat ambiance.

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vipUESCritic
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The selection of white wine by the glass was simply not in keeping with the restaurant (especially since their main decor feature are beautiful wine rack displays. As for the food, the salads were a far cry from acceptable, Branzino was great while the Red Snapper was tough. Not a place that we would return to.

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vipDisappointed
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food is tasty and of high quality….We sat outside and it was a pleasant experience. We arrived at 6:30 and our main meal was not served until 8:30 pm. No reason was given.

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Markos
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is authentic and high-quality, but uniformly overpriced, like many such places.
Would go there only if willing to “splurge”.

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LeoP
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good value. One could dine by ordering just a wide selection of appetizers. My partner ordered the branzino, and it was especially good.

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vipSusanR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Usually Axia is our go to place. But the red snapper was not cooked. It was inedible. And the Dover Sole was overcooked and tough. Also not deboned. For $52 you would expect a well cooked fish.
It’s great that it’s crowded and doing so well, but the service was slow.

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JoannaN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was very good, but a little bit overpriced. It was very long time waiting for a service and food. Very nice outside seating with colorful paintings on a parking area.

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CatherineT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

REALLY DELICIOUS FOOD, MADE RESERVATIONS 2 DAYS BEFORE AND WAS ABLE TO RECEIVE THE ACCOMMODATIONS.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Waitress failed to tell us the specials.

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vipDccar
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the lamb chops and grilled chicken. Everything was great and greek style. We arrived earlier and good thing as it was getting busy by 7 pm. Service was good. The place itself is nice and many safe features including plexiglass between tables.

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EDDIE
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always dependable. Service a little slow since place was very busy.

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KarenK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service

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vipBFITZ
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined inside in a modern attractive space. They have also converted the parking area into a very colorful dining space. I understand that they hired students to paint the asphalt which adds tremendous color and totally transformed their outdoor seating area. The food was delicious and their service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Consistently excellent…from the food to the service. Axis delivers a comfortable elegance that keeps me coming back

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vipJoyM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Octopus was excellent. We had a great bottle of Greek Cabernet....very reasonably priced. The Outdoor dining area is lovely and well distanced from other tables. The waiter was very friendly and accomodating.

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vipCetts
New York Area
162 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed an enjoyable early Sunday dinner at this restaurant yesterday. It was our first time dining here and were extremely impressed. We ate inside in the beautiful dining room as it was just too hot to eat outside. Service was excellent! We enjoyed a reasonably price bottle of red Greek wine. There was a really nice selection of wine both buy the bottle sent by the glass. We also enjoyed the Stuffed grape leaves appetizer and our meals call today lame and roast chicken. We look forward to dining at this restaurant again and hopefully can experience the beautiful outdoor patio.

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vipAspyri
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent place to eat superbly and have a good time. The food, ambience and service are top of the line. Tim - the manager and wine connoisseur par excellence - makes sure it all goes smoothly and overlooks his staff with care demanding the best they can give. Great place since day one and continues to be top notch all these years. We're big fans.

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WKaren
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting and atmosphere. Food was spot on! Will come back again!

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WilmaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crusted salmon
Orzo in a clay pot
Baklava
meatball appetizer

FAQs

Axia Taverna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 569-5999.

Axia Taverna is rated 4.6 stars by 736 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.