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About Axia Taverna

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.

18 Piermont Road
Tenafly, NJ 07670
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Greek, Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
Riveredge Rd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(201) 569-5999

Website:
http://axiataverna.com/

Entertainment:
Tuesday evenings classical guitar

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Alex Gorant

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Axia Taverna Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Authentic (8)
Cozy (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (6)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Romantic (5)
Healthy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Our meal at Axia Taverna was absolutely outstanding. We started with the Greek Salad, had a Monk fish and parpadella, with brown butter sauce entree and added the Brussels sprouts as a side. Each dish was delicious, with delicate sauces which enhanced, and did not overpower the flavors of the vegetables and fish. The server helped us select a perfectly paired wine and the portions were more than filling. We were so impressed with our experience that we plan on bringing out of town guests to the restaurant in the near future. An excellent meal and we wholeheartedly recommend Axia Taverna.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent value. Good food and service. Especially enjoy Axia for lunch when it’s quiet and low key.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous dinner prior to a show at Bergen PAC. The presentations are quite special. I enjoyed the olive crusted salmon with spinach rice and would order it again. The b-ouzo lava cake was light; a chocolate -lover would want a richer, denser cake. So order a Greek dessert and be happy!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The food is very good. Definitely one of the top restaurants in the area. Accoustics can be very problematic in certain sections of the restaurant.

While not unfriendly, my main criticism is that I have probably been at the restaurant 6 to 10 times a year each year over the last several years. Often bringing people with me in addition to my wife and other family members. I say hello to the host or maître de when I walk in and they respond. However, no one has ever said welcome back, nice to see you or referred to me by name. Similarly, no one has ever offered a drink or a dessert, etc. To me, it is important to feel welcome and comfortable when dining out. I think the restaurant misses opportunities in that regard and makes the experience less than it could and should easily be based on the quality of the food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

LOVED this place- wasn't sure what to expect as we don't live in the area, but so glad we took the chance! They were so accommodating and let us sit at the upstairs bar, great service, accommodated a food allergy and the food and specialty drinks were delicious, the space was beautiful and chic. It's a gem for sure!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We find it a wonderful place to meet friends from NYC. It's easy to park, the food is delicious, and they will honor a quiet table so that you can catch up.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were against the window and there was a terrible draft- we had to keep our coats on. The food took a really long time. Food was good but overpriced a bit based on overall experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service gets better with each visit!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food is so fresh and delicious! If you havent been you must go! Great place for lunch,dinner or just hanging at the bar.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great restaurant with good food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Cold food. Mediocre service. Way too expensive for the value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My fourth visit, this time to celebrate my birthday with family. Best restaurant in Northern New Jersey, and one of the best I've encountered ever. Love it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food is almost always great. The restaurant is vibrant and full of energy, always making for a fun night out. However, this time, the service was really slow. Our food took forever to come out and the server was extremely slow to clear dishes from the main course.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 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

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was delicious! Great Xmas evening dinner.

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vip
 (Dublin)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Appetizers and mains were very good. Deserts were poor (unusually for a Greek restaurant) Service was warm, but sometimes slow. We've been here 3 times.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was good, not outstanding. Will definitely come back for the food and the ambience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

It was average. The server didn’t know the dishes well, in fact gave us wrong information

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Axia is always and consistently excellent. The space is as inviting and elegant as the food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Food was amazing! Fish of the day was outstanding. Service was attentive

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We've been eating there for several years and love the place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good specialty restaurant serving authentic Greek cuisine. Generous bar drinks.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food here is outstanding. This is my second time here and have had great meals both times. Service was excellent. This is definitely a hidden gem in Tenafly!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went to Axia to celebrate my birthday. It is a casual but attractive restaurant The food was very good & nicely presented..the appetizers were excellent. Service was attentive. I would definitely return to try additional main courses although my seafood & feta cheese in tomato sauce was good enough to order , again. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Always great food and a very good value. Comfortable and reliable service. Nice wine list and good pairings.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Yummy! Always enjoy our meals at Axia!
The service was very attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The restaurant's food was average and the service the same . Hard to find the waitress when we needed her. Very noisey - it was Saturday evening. Just didn't stand out in any way...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Noisy (a guest at the bar screamed randomly for a long time). Salty (fish was ok, but other items were quite salty)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I can't say enough on how good this place is. Tim the owner is gracious and friendly as is all the staff. The food is fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Amazing food, service and atmosphere!! The chef continues to remain consistently good!!

Tags: People Watching, Organic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Delicious Greek food with great Flambe cheese and consistently amazing octopus.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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