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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Bar Seating (3)
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Great for Lunch (3)
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Fun (2)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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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 14, 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 2, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

One of the best places to eat in Tenafly..my go to favorite.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

My chicken dish was delicious, and our friends had fish that too was delicious. However, it's Very noisy and loud.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Axia is a real gem in suburban New Jersey. It has a New York City sophisticated air and wonderful Greek inflected cuisine. A resident of NY, I would drive across the bridge to bring friends to this dining experience.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Felt like a very classy restaurant. Food and drinks were delicious although a little overpriced for the amount. Our server was very difficult to communicate with- she mostly didn't understand us. We had to point to the items several times. I guess because it was busy service was a bit slow.

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

Best Bronzino I ever had. The Baklava ice cream sandwich for dessert is a must try. An absolutely great restaurant in every detail.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Tapas, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We have been going to Axia since it opened years ago. Recently they added a few special items that we love. The Pita app is delish and the new Tuna entree is also very good.
The night we were there the server was a little frazzled but otherwise it was another delicious meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Have been here many times and never disappoints.
Although the fish dishes are highly recommended, the lamb dishes are great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We loved our meal of octopus sliders for an appetizer (delicious!!) and the soft shell crabs special entrée and tuna off the regular menu, both cooked perfectly. We enjoyed a great bottle of Greek wine suggested by Tim. Very pleasant and professional service. We highly recommend Axia and look forward to returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Always a stand out meal and superb dining experience .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

We've never been disappointed by this, our favorite local "fancy" restaurant. A nice place to take out-of-town guests for a special treat. Very nice staff, servers and owners. Highest marks.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on June 23, 2017

This was my first visit to this restaurant and I was impressed with food and service. I had the shrimp and orzo dish which was delicious. We had the flming cheese appetizer and the baklava ice cream sandwich h for dessert Yummy! Definitely will go there again!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent food & reasonably priced.
Very Warm & Welcoming Family Environment!

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Great neighborhood spot.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

LOVE Axia Taverna. Lovely food, ambiance, service, and more.
Delightful Greek specialties in an upscale setting.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Service and people were the best thing about Axia. Then it was the interior and ambience. However, food came out very slow even though it was not crowded. Lobster was overcooked, but lamb and orzo were great. The food was just okay overall and poor value for the money in my opinion. The dessert was the best part about the food.

The whole meal took about 2 and 1/2 hours, so a bit longer than our typical meal but at least we didn't feel rushed at all.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Have been multiple times. Came for mothers day, but didnt have any specials. Overall, the food is always good and drinks even better.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

One of the best restaurants I have visited in Bergen County. The food and service were outstanding a not to be missed restaurant.

Anthony Balzarano

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

wonderful good Greek food in a lovely setting. Never disappoints

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Terrific experience. Food was simply delicious. We were surprised how good the entrees, dessert, and wine were. Excellent. We will be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Wonderful food. My second visit to this restaurant. Very fairly priced. Great choice of Greek wine

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great restaurant and made celebrating Easter with family extra special

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Still our favorite. Owner and staff are very friendly and the food exceptional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Tom has refined the menu further and greatly enhanced the service. Excellent choice all around, superb quality and presented graciously. The ambiance is both relaxing and professionally groomed

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

very frustrating that the restaurant was empty yet they made us sit upstairs and it was very hot

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Food was excellent, as always, but the reconfigured second floor has become somewhat crowded and noisy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2017

excellent as usual. they keep the high standard of well prepared food. would come back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

I only give the service a medium score, since they ignored my request of honoring a birthday celebration, as well as a request for a better table. I believe that Maitre D's ought to follow up and inform the parties of their decision, especially if they are unable to honor it.. then I would understand. But instead, there was no follow up whatsoever, so, I couldn't recommend this place for special occasions.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

I chose this place because it was highly recommended by a friend. You don't often find an upscale greek restaurant in the area. It was good for a change. Everything went well until the wait staff carried out our food, he carried the big tray over our table and passed us. It scared me for a second. Next thing I noticed was the manager of the restaurant was scolding the wait staff right by our food plates. They were having this heated conversation (or scolding) around the food tray. I think he should have waited until our food was served then carry on his business. I was afraid he might spit on our food (Unintentionally). That would be really bad. A bit of disappointment. Not sure I would go back...

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went on Valentine's Day. The food was exceptional. The service was atrocious. We sat for 40 minutes before anyone on the staff approached the table. The servers were inattentive. Once we are our entrees, our dishes were not removed for 30 minutes. But, the restaurant is a favorite and the food was great. So I will give them a pass this time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Still one of my favorite places. Great owners and staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The place was outstanding, the food, the decor and the staff. Really a pleasant night. We went there for a Valentine's dinner and they never rushed us and no prefixed nonsense. Very very happy with our experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Recently, we dined at Axia. My husband has dietary issues that requires no seasonings and limited food choices. When going through various possibilities from the menu, the waitress was not at all helpful in identifying items that could be prepared to suit his needs. When we tried to come up with a vegetable to have with his fish, we asked about carrots and were told they didn't have any. However, when my dinner came, cooked carrots were in my plate. I asked the waitress about why my husband could not have carrots and she said because they came with my dish. After struggling to find something to eat, my husband ended up with a mediocre piece of fish and instant rice as his whole meal! Although, it can be challenging, we have gone to restaurants where they are very accommodating. We usually find that the wait staff is the key when it comes to communicating to the chef and preparing foods that make up a nice meal!! Our waitress was not the least bit communicative or accommodating. We will not be back.

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