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Axia Taverna

409 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Greek, Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(201) 569-5999
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alex Gorant
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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.
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Private party contact
Tim: (201) 569-5999
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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.
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Cross street
Riveredge Rd.
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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.
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Tuesday evenings classical guitar
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 409 People Are Saying
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PatriciaWDT (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 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.

Whitebread (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 4 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!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 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!

FranG (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 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.

3.0  Dined on February 4, 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.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service gets better with each visit!!

MaryannP (New York Area)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Great restaurant with good food

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

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

tusseyd (New York Area)
5.0  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.

vipJakesTakes (New York Area)
4.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  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.

vipGorgeous (New York Area)
4.0  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.

vipMTCC (New York Area)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

vipShostakovich (New York Area)
4.0  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.

vipUrbanCuisine28 (New York Area)
4.0  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!!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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

vipLeighAnneBrod (New York Area)
4.0  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.