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Greek Taverna - Glen Rock

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115 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

Authentic Greek Cuisine with a modern twist nestled in the sprawling greens of Glen Rock, NJ. This is the third location for the owners who have perfected the art of delicious Greek food utilizing an eclectic array of flavors. Whether your palate craves fresh grilled Bronzino or you possess a carnivorous appetite and care to enjoy our succulent marinated lamp chops. Greek Taverna also features a beautiful bar serving delicious cocktails and a fine collection of Greek Wines and Liqueur.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(201) 857-4528
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Maple
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Parking details
Lot is adjacent to the restaurant.
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Public transit
Lot adjacent to Restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on January 7, 2017

Great Greek food. The seafood platter appetizer was delicious! Good prosecco too. Nice service with a smile. Will be returning to this local restaurant.

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2.0Dined on December 3, 2016

The food was very good, however, it was empty on a Saturday night and the waitress was new and not very knowledgeable. Zero ambiance and quiet, not even music playing in the background...a strange experience especially for a weekend.

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Hidden Gem. Great authentic Greek cuisine at a reasonable price.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2016

This has become one of our favorites. Over numerous visits, we've sampled a large variety of menu items. Nothing has been short of PERFECT. Truly the best Greek cuisine we've had...including in Greece. All the staff are friendly and gracious. Ask for the very pretty back dining room.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2016

It was very quiet for a Saturday night. We sat in the back room which was perfect for conversation. We were with friends whom had never been there and we all enjoyed our food and experience overall.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2016

I enjoy Greek cuisine and was very much looking forward to trying a new place. The food at Greek Taverna was tasty, especially the grilled octopus. However they use too much oil on all of their dishes. Service was good, however the manager was very loud. He was shouting at all the help and even dropped a few f-bombs. There are better Greek restaurant's in the area than this

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2016

Portions are crazy generous! But tasty too. The moussaka is a must - enough for two people minimum. Everything is fresh. Waiter nice but a bit frantic, running around like crazy.

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2015

Perfect place for the whole Greek Experience. Great food. Awesome ambience. Exceptional hosts. Love this place.

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5.0Dined on October 30, 2015

My time at the Greek Taverna was the best time I've had at a restaurant in a while! From the moment you walk in, the staff and manager and very welcoming. The restaurant itself is beautiful and not too loud. The servers are friendly, attentive, and willing to help. The food is top notch! I had the moussaka and the portion was huge! For the portion, it had the flavor to match. Definitely coming back often!

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2.0Dined on October 24, 2015

We were a party of 7 and they gave us a waitress who is either absolutely terrible at what she does or was her first day. There were other well seasoned waiters and waitress around so it was very disappointing that they gave our large party to her. We had to ask 5 times for something to come and she forgot to put certain peoples food orders in which caused them to come 15 minutes late while everyone was already finished. The food was below average.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2015

Had dinner there and the place was amazing. Been to the one in montclair and loved that as well however this is one has a fully stocked bar with amazing cocktails ! The staff was nothing but pleasant and the food was delicious. Highly reccomended!

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3.0Dined on October 12, 2015

We are fans of the Greek Taverna in Montclair and assumed this would be the same. We were the only diners and it was fine, nothing to complain about either food or service wise, but nothing stood out as exceptional either. Since we are not from the area I would likely go back to the location near us.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2015

Very friendly owner, outstanding waitress, excellent lamb chops, good wine. Nextdoor to the first room you enter is a large, pretty dining room with plenty of space between tables. Even when full, the room is quiet enough for easy conversation without straining to hear or speak.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Food and service was very good. Was not rushed and everyone was pleasant.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2015

The seafood platter for two and the grilled whole red snapper were both fantastic. The management was very attentive to every table. Special thanks to Jerry and Steve for making our evening special!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2015

had a wonderful valentine's night dinner with my bride here.
Excellent meal, super wait staff and owners, too.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2014

We celebrated a birthday . Also we had a food allergy kid in our group. The all staff of the restaurant were very helpful with the choices. They made sure everything will be safe for us. Excellent management, very friendly home atmosphere. We were totally satisfied with everything: food choices and qualities, the chef and the server. The manager was absolutely amazing. Thank you for everything.

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4.0Dined on September 19, 2014

Great food great atmosphere. Servers and secondary personal were wonderful and plenty of leftovers!

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2014

Dinner was delicious. A relaxing, quiet evening where the six of us could enjoy conversation and food simultaneously.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2014

We made a last minute Mothers Day dinner reservation and we're pleasantly surprised! Food was excellent- grilled calamari app was perfectly cooked, shrimp with tomato, scallions, and feta entree was outstanding. All members of our party were pleased with their food, which is a rare occurrence. Server was attentive and not overbearing. She was also very honest when my dad overpaid the bill. We will definitely be back again soon. Very impressed!

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2014

The food and ambiance were great, but unfortunately the service started out well and then went bad very quickly. The restaurant became busy and our table was forgotten, drinks were empty, no one to clear the table, after finally tracking someone down they only wrapped 1/2 of the food we asked to take home and it took so long we ended up skipping dessert even though that was one of the main reasons we went there . There were only 4 of us and it took 2 hours without dessert.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2014

The service and food were very good. Ample size portions. A definite return visit!

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2013

Delicious variety of Greek food items. Extensive martini menu too. Excellent service. Very friendly and warm. Would definitely return!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2013

My wife and I very much enjoyed our dinner at Greek Taverna. The restaurant is very pretty, and the tables are not on top of each other, so the noise level is low. The food is very good - I had lambchops and my wife had Lavraki. Everything was cooked as ordered, and the service was friendly and professional. Would definitely come back again.

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4.0Dined on November 2, 2013

Food was delicious, freshly prepared. Good sized portions. Delicious hummus and pita. I had the whole bronzini which was delicious. The waiter chased after me and came outside when I forgot my leftovers! The only complaint we had was that it was either much too hot or too cold in the restaurant. Mostly too hot. The restaurant was not busy, therefore we were not rushed to leave

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2013

Large portions. Great tasting. Enjoyable dining experience all around. May get loud at times when dining rooms are filled. Service attention was average, but when asked they responded asap.

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2.0Dined on October 5, 2013

I specifically noted in my reservation that one of our party was in a wheelchair. When we arrived I was told that our table was UPSTAIRS. Apparently that note box on your reservation service is not regarded as an important part of the reservation process

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2013

Fresh food, very pretty restaurant!

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2013

Great food. Attentive staff. Definitely deserves repeat visits.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2013

Last minute arrangements on a Friday night for 4 ended up being very easy. Very good food and choices. Appetizer and entree portions are very generous. Good place for wine and apps. Not the best baklava - a little soggy but the apps were excellent.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2013

Food was great, large portions. Service was excellent.

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2013

This was a very good find. My friend knew about it, I had never been, but we had a delicious dinner with oversized portions -- the moussaka was huge, I could only eat half and was able to take some home, and my friend had the lamb gyro platter which she said was very good as well. The tzakzini cucumber dip appetizer was the best I have had in any Greek restaurant. My only complaint about the meal was that there was no side Greek salad accompanying the moussaka. The service was slow, however, even though the restaurant was not crowded that night. Otherwise, it was an excellent meal.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2013

I found it a very authentic Greek restaurant... I was very impress!!!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2013

Very good Greek food! Best pita ever. Wish the wines by glass were cheaper though...some are over
Priced. Excellent fresh fish

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2013

Authentic greek food. Well prepared. The service was a little awkward because they tried to sit us right next to another couple and we would have had no privacy if they did that. But they quickly offered us a table in another room that they opened up for us. It was fine and very quiet as only another couple or two also dined in that room. Interesting decor. Music would have been nice.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2013

We recently dined at Greek Taverna in Glen Rock. The food was excellent and frankly the only reason that I would consider dining there again. The service was terrible and the atmosphere dull. What can I say about our waitress, she was awful and really shouldn't be a waitress at all: unfriendly, inattentive etc. We asked her 3 separate times for more pita bread (we had ordered hummus as an appetizer) and she never brought the bread. We finally gave up. The atmosphere was boring, no music was playing which I find very odd in a restaurant. The lighting was way too bright as well.

Not sure if I would go back or not. Probably only if I was really craving Greek food. And in that case, I would probably just order from them take out.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2013

Some dishes like the grilled fish and moussaka are outstanding. Others like the gyros, etc. are just okay. Appetizers are particularly good. Portions are large and good for sharing. Service was excellent - waiter was very helpful.

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3.0Dined on October 20, 2012

Greek Taverna wasn't bad, but I have had better Greek food elsewhere. Some dishes were dominated by lemon with some of the rind accidentally adding a bitter edge to the sourness.

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2.0Dined on October 6, 2012

Wine that was ordered was out of stock. Delivered a "replacement" to table. Ordered a lamb stew. It arrived in a clay pot stuffed to the brim with bones and fat, not much meat. Very difficult to navigate this clay pot and "find" the lamb. Very disappointed. Overpriced. Will not return.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2012

We enjoyed the grilled calamari appetizer and also the excellent grilled pork chops which were very moist. We indulged in a serving of baclava, much more enjoyable than the usual pastry dripping in honey. Our server was excellent, attentive, and a pleasing personality. Minimal noise level added to the pleasure of the meal. Would definitely return when in the area.

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