Dionysos Restaurant

4.5
45 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Greek and Cypriot Food in Astoria. Traditional cuisine, pleasant and friendly environment. Live Greek music every Friday and Saturday.
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BabacarN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Drove all the way there from NJ and found a paper onto the entrance which read “ Closed for Vacation ….”

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vipPopi
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had family visiting from NH and found out that this restaurant had live Greek music from 9:30 pm on the weekends so we decided to give it a try. It was the best decision we could have ever made. The food was amazing!! Delicious and perfectly prepared. The music started out slow and was a perfect accompaniment to the food. At around 11:00 pm the music level increased and we were dancing until 1:00. I highly recommend giving this place a try.

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vipBiserD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite go-to Greek place in Astoria, the food is amazing and so is the service and the music. Recommend it a lot!

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LarysaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I can not review this restaurant as i did not have a chance to try their food.
I've made reservation with restaurant about a week before the set date. It was for my mother's birthday.
When we arrived to the restaurant we were told that they are having private party. I showed confirmation on my e-mail and all they said " Sorry, but we have a private party they will not serve us". As per them, nephew of the owner was supposed to send email about cancellation but i never received such email. Disappointing as i made my activities based on the time of restaurant reservation and really wanted to try authentic Greek food.

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Astoria
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great Greek restaurant in Astoria. We got the Greek Meze platter for 2 (we were 3, but it was more than enough) and all of the dishes were excellent. They start playing live music and turning on party lights around 9:30pm, which can be pretty loud, so as a heads up you may want to get there by 8 if you don't want music.

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vipFoodieOne
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was amazing - grew up in Astoria have had lots of Greek food in Astoria this was truly on the top 5. Service was right on - an amazingly helpful and easy going waitress.

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EileenB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Waiter was very helpful
when told of food allergies.

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NancyD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived in Astoria my whole life passed this restaurant so many times . Finally tried it . Everything was excellent so fresh we started with Greek salad then tried Grilled Calamari then tried Grilled Octopus finally ordered dinner lamb chops with lemon potatoes and rice and of course Greek wine and live Greek music and dancing . Perfect date night. Our waiter Marino was awesome can’t wait to go back . Will definitely recommend to my family and friends

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LouiseO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food: the appetizers were absolute perfection. The grilled octopus was the best I’ve ever had. The red snapper and potatoes were extremely savory.l and even the house red was beyond expectation. Personally, I thought the Horta should have been sautéed in oil and garlic, but overall, an excellent dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I've been to several Greek restaurants in Astoria -- never saw eggplant saganaki on menu before. It was great! The meze, with calamari, octopus, sausage and lemon potatoes, was a good way to enjoy several items at a reasonable price. Appreciated the complimentary baklava too!

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MikeM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food and very attentive service. I enjoyed the whole fish of the day and the meatball appetizer was very tasty.

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vipVirna
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wanted to find a new Greek restaurant in Astoria. We made a reservation on open table for 3 PM and when we got to the restaurant there was only one table taken. It was very quiet… We had come that at that awkward time between lunch and dinner service. We sat down and proceeded to have one of the best and most delicious lunches we’ve ever had!
The calamari was fantastic, grilled to perfection. The moussaka was one of the best I’ve ever had. And the house wine was delicious and the complimentary dessert at the end sealed it for us. We will definitely be back!

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ArgyroN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dionysos is phenomenal. The owners and staff are polite and accommodating. The food is delicious. The prices are good. The live music is ON POINT.

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ElenaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING experience with my family this weekend. It's a vibrant environment with great food (very fresh), music and staff. Thank you!

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IronChefScottish
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Preparation and presentation both very well done. Service was excellent. We'll be back.

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MariannaS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Greek food in Astoria, feels like home everytime I walk in. Good music and amazing food!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our experience! The service was exceptional & the food delicious! The classic Greek music in the background was unobtrusive & enjoyable. Next time, we will go when the live music is on.

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RichW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The octopus and branzino were excellent. Overall a very good experience.

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vipMichaelP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely amazing time this past Saturday- great Cypriot food, not as heavy as mainland Greek food. The grilled octopus was top notch. Very tender. The music was excellent with mostly everybody getting up to dance at one point. Only in Astoria- you won't get this experience in Manhattan

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were super nice and extremely friendly!

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georgeb
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first visit and definitely not the last. The food was delicious, the service was wonderful, friendly. We felt like home.

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vipSamN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and Great Food! Highly recommend for anyone looking for authentic Greek food

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BarbieDoll
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Surprised how empty it was! The server said the weekend is packed due to live music. Have to try that next time. Food was good.

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vipSusan
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A visit to Dionysus is as close to Greece as you will get without getting on a plane. I chose this place for a gathering with friends who had traveled to Greece with me a year ago because we wanted to hear live Greek music. There was a huge birthday party the night we were there and we were the only people in the restaurant who were not at the party. This was kind of bizarre but fun. The live music was wonderful and exactly like what we heard in Greece. The food was delicious and an excellent value. The grilled octopus, whole branzino, grilled shrimp and roast lamb were especially outstanding. The waiters and restaurant owner were extremely friendly and welcoming. We will return!

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mamarabbit
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived at the restaurant at 5:50 for a 6 pm reservation. When we walked in there was a large private party in full swing encompassing the entire restaurant. We asked a waiter about our reservation and he asked us to wait a few minutes since coffee and party cake still had not been served. At that point, another man came over to us and we asked him what happened to our 6 pm reservation. He just shrugged his shoulders. We left and found a nice restaurant down the block which was quite good. We would never recommend this place. They had my phone number for several days and could have informed me that my reservation could not be honored at the indicated time. Very unsatisfactory.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Greek home cooking. You feel like you are eating over a relatives house. Friendly staff, excellent value, and top quality food. Best Greek cuisine I have had in NYC.

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JeanOs
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific and authentic Greek/Cypriot cuisine with pleasant and attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fish was excellent from here. Branzino was grilled wonderfully.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and great owner..homemade fabulous desertsgratus

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nz2053
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place ! Amazing service in a warm friendly environment. The staff makes you feel like family! Best food !!!

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vipNYCtraveler
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A good find, for terrific Greek and Cypriot food in a charming environment. Loved all of the Greek pop and folk music that was played. Comfortable, and welcoming.

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queenpersia
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner was very lively and attending. The food was simply great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I had the Cypriot mezze and it was delicious. It was early in the evening and had the restaurant to ourselves. The food was simply delicious. The service was attentive without intruding overall an excellent dining experience. We will surely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great band.
Wonderful evening !

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vipRhonda18
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to DIONYSOS in Astoria!
This restaurant was a delight!
The staff was so friendly and accommodating.
The food was delicious!
The ambience was excellent!
And on a Saturday eve at 9 pm
the Live Greek Music was fabulous!
We were up and dancing!
OPA!!

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vipbch2
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Went about 8:30 on a Saturday night and the restaurant was pretty empty. (Only filled up with about six tables by the time we were leaving).
Food was good but not exceptional, service began okay but slowed down as the other tables filled up (One employee doing the serving).
I would return if in he area but not go out of my way to get there.

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vipOlesyaH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly outstanding customer service with exquisite authentic Greek food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was not up to par. And, the waiter was not accommodating. The servixe was not good at all.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my grandparents, brother, and 2 kids for Mother's Day. The staff was friendly and accommodating! The food is very good. Definitely check this place out

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience ! Great food and Service, we wii be back!

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Dionysos Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Dionysos Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 45 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.