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Axia Taverna

4.8
4.8
799 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Seafood, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (201) 569-5999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alex Gorant

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Tim: (201) 569-5999

  • Neighborhood

    Tenafly

  • Cross street

    Riveredge Rd.

  • 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.

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday evenings classical guitar

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 799 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JD

    JoanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    Restaurant is excellent One suggestion: put tables of eight or ten far from regular diners. Noise level destroys evening for everyone else.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food with very good service and an elegant atmosphere. The owners are almost always on site overseeing everything. It’s one of the best meals to be had.
  3. YG

    YulietG

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was good although it took a long time. Two plates that I ordered where not available that don’t look good for business because is not an inexpensive place.
  4. SK

    SharonK

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic service and fabulous food. Have been going for years, and it remains one of my favorite restaurants. Our family uses it for all family celebrations, the food is excellent and appeals to wide range of tastes. Superb!
  5. M

    Myriam

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The overall atmosphere of this restaurant is outstanding. Upscale Greek food. Good and friendly service. Never felt rushed and at the same time, never felt neglected. We returned to this restaurant for the first time in 3 years to celebrate Father's Day a day earlier, and it was a great decision to go back.
  6. B

    Beth

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, lovely ambiance and a great service team. I highly recommend Axia!
  7. F

    Fg77

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoyable. Great outdoor setting. Very friendly staff.
  8. A

    Alnis

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    All in all we spent a very pleasant evening. The tent is heated when needed and otherwise cooled by fans when necessary . Food was good but portions, especially desserts, was on the small side. There was an ample choice of fish, meats and vegetarian to suit those of us who did not want to eat meat. To be recommended.
  9. c

    chucky

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Highly recommended.
  10. k

    klr412

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food & service for a 25th birthday celebration. Appetizer of crab,mushroom & arugula was 5star & more!
  11. W

    Willajane

    New York Area

    210 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    210 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious and great food. Kitchen a little slow but all in all very good!
  12. p

    peerdar

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service
  13. A

    Aspyri

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always above and beyond service and food quality at Axia.
  14. AS

    ArthurS

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was very warm and friendly and the food was excellent. A couple of very noisy tables nearby made conversation difficult.
  15. TS

    TammyS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, wonderful ambience!!
  16. GG

    GlennG

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to eat at Axia. The outdoor tented area is great - even when raining, we could be outdoors. Everything we ordered was excellent.
  17. J

    Joann

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time
  18. DG

    DGIrl

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Ate outdoors. Very l lovely Food was delicious
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a business dinner. I had high expectations and Axia outperformed!! Delicious twist on some traditional Greek dishes, excellent service and great atmosphere. Lively and fun restaurant.
  20. m

    marcb

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent meal, better than ever. Had a early Mother's Day dinner here on Saturday night. Could not be more perfect. The service was perfect, food excellent. The branzino was tasty, I had a seafood paella special which I enjoyed. The appetizers all great, especially the flaming saganaki. We all agreed best baklava anywhere. The cocktails as always were perfect. I say go eat here !
  21. M

    Mtat

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    My husband and I got married in Tenafly 25 years ago so we drove up there from Princeton to celebrate at a Greek restaurant (since I’m Greek). Upon arrival, the restaurant impressed us. It had a nice vibe and the bar was impressive. We were seated at a table for 2 right next to a planter. The leaves of the plant were in my face so I moved the table out a bit but it was not a comfortable setting. It felt tight. Then it took quite a while for us to get our drinks and the bread. When the appetizer came out, it was the wrong order. Once we got our appetizer, all was good again. The Fava Santorini was delicious! Our entrees were good but not authentic Greek. A bifteki with an English muffin is just not right. My moussaka was delicious but again not very authentic. But the food was good. Then the table of 8 in the corner started getting really loud. One of the women was practically cackling and everyone would glance over. It got so loud that we couldn’t even concentrate on our conversation. I’ve seen in other restaurants where the mgr asks a loud table to keep it down out of respect for the other diners. That would have been nice. Finally, we ordered dessert..galaktoboureko and that was it! It was the worst version of galaktoboureko I ever had. There was nothing Greek about it and the custard filling was practically frozen. I took one bite and was done. My husband who can eat anything also did not like it. I wish the chef stuck to authentic Greek recipes. This cuisine is more Greek fusion so for this Greek, I prefer authentic Greek. Hence, I was disappointed. I’m sorry for the negative review. I had high hopes especially since this was a 25 yr anniversary dinner.
  22. RS

    RobinS

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it! Great food, great vibe. We go once a week! RMS
  23. J

    Jennifer

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I usually give Axia 5 stars and it's one of my favorite places in the area. This time the service wasn't great... I still love it and will definitely go back
  24. c

    catx19

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The restaurant inside is beautiful, very nice seating and bar area. Food overall, for price, is fair. Not bad but not standout either. We have eaten in many a Greek restaurant, being Greek ourselves, and found the menu to be a bit "different" from traditional Greek food. If you are expecting the classics, this isn't the place. Service was slow, which understandably is the norm these days. Portions are quite small, appetizers border on tapas sized. Prices for drinks are a bit outrageous, $12 for a glass of sangria? While it's a lovely restaurant, I do not think I would return. Very pricey for relatively small portions.
  25. b

    bella

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst experience!!! The owner is the rudest person. He did not care that we had to wait 35 minutes for our Wine and cocktails. Our dinner was cold. The restaurant was very busy and there wasn’t enough Wait staff to give the customers proper attention. And when we left the owner said we don’t clean our mussels My mussels came with the beard still on. Don’t ever go !!!! Owner told us we were lucky to have eaten here. After we paid $350 for 4 ppl. And that was without Coffee or dessert.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and perfect outdoor setting
  27. OB

    OliviaB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The restaurant is always dependable for its delicious food. It is expensive but the value is there. There are two floors. The upstairs had a great round table for seven of us. It is casual dress.
  28. KD

    KD35

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and great food. Would highly recommend to others!
  29. H

    Halfnote

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure. Dining in the tent is safe and a pleasure.
  30. r

    reviewer

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Were seated upstairs where atmosphere needs to more lively (music perhaps?). Totally different atmosphere from downstairs. Service was slow and server didn’t tell us of the several things you were out of u til after we ordered them. We understand prices went up as has happened everywhere but not worth it for upstairs. Have dined there many times but will only do in future if can sit downstairs
  31. DF

    DorianF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I’ve had in long time. Best grilled octopus I’ve ever had and the artisan sausage and wild boar were out of this world! Delicious fresh fish, nice wine - would highly recommend.
  32. d

    deborah

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is excellent and it’s an elegant place in the suburbs.
  33. e

    elvcar

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were extremely impressed with the restaurant and would highly recommend to friends
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We’ve been at Axia several times and our experiences have been great. However, today I was a little disappointed. We were Celebrating my son’s birthday and they didn’t acknowledge anything. The service was not the best either.
  35. EL

    EstherL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cuisine, presentation and ambiance. Lovely
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've visited here for the dinner and it was a lot better than my expectations.
  37. M

    Mimi

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and food were excellent The drinks were perfection
  38. AL

    AnnL

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience at this go-to Greek restaurant. Best moussaka I've tasted. The new heaters are wonderful and kept us toasty. Love this restaurant!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The hoat was absolutely nice and adorable. Other than that, the service was so so so slow that we had a table of 6 and ate one appetizer at a time due to them Coming out one at a time super slow. The main food was ok but not really worth the high tags for sure. Desserts and coffee were very good. Ambiance is great.
  40. c

    chefchef

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always a good time. food is good staff is amazing very helpful

FAQs

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

Axia Taverna is rated 4.8 stars by 799 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Axia Taverna

18 Piermont Road Tenafly, NJ 07670

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Riveredge Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Tenafly

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Seafood, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Gorant

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday evenings classical guitar

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (201) 569-5999

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Tim: (201) 569-5999

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