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About Greek Taverna - Montclair

Set in the suburban splendor of Upper Montclair New Jersey, the culinary prowess of Executive Chef Lefter is what gives Greek Taverna its deserved acclaim. Exquisite selection of fresh fish and seafood as well as a fine selection of carnivorous delights. Complete your fine dining experience with a wonderful assortment of authentic Greek Desserts to top off the evening. BYOB and local liquor store will deliver, Takeout, Delivery, Outdoor seating, Private room, catering.

292 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Gates Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 746-2280

Website:
http://www.greektavernausa.com/

Executive Chef:
Levter Ismaillvski

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Takeout

Greek Taverna - Montclair Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (6)
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Fun (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Always reliable Greek food- the grilled fish is perfectly prepared. Reasonable prices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Accommodating waitstaff and excellent food makes this a go to destination when in Montclair area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The lamb chops were delicious no doubt and I would definitely recommend the octopus

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

excellent food...nice atmosphere....decent service.....

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have eaten many times at the Montclair Greek Taverna, and never been disappointed. I had the whole fresh fish and it was great as always. The service was perfect. The noise level is a bit high when the restaurant is crowded, which it was on Saturday evening. Very large portions and moderate prices -- with a varied menu that sometimes makes it difficult to choose because of having developed so many personal favorites.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This place was just okay. The service was good but the food was just average and the feel of the restaurant was more like a cafeteria than a restaurant. The feel was very casual and amateurish. It is best or families and very casual groups.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Good menu. Fresh. Traditional Greek.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Always love the Greek Salad with Gyro and the fresh grilled fish is delicious. We enjoy everything we order. BYO is an added plus!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We try to go here regularly of late, we really enjoy the food. is it consistently very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This restaurant is consistently excellent with large portions, attentive staff and pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

You can't go wrong here. Both the food and the service are terrific. if they have their mango and tomato salid, it's a must!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

The food was AMAZING but the service was horrible. I ordered a salad as an appetizer and I never got it. Considering there were only 4 tables in total I was expecting better service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

They do a great job. The mango/tomato salad is as good as it gers. The service make this place very comfortable to visit.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We've eaten here many times and never had a problem with an entree. However, the special Chilean Sea Bass was undercooked and full of bones and management would not take it off the bill or even give a discount. The waiter felt so bad he comped us 2 desserts. My gyro platter was very good.

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

We were going to a show at the local Wellmont Theatre. Were in the mood for Greek and found this on Open Table. Made a reservation for two @ 5:30 and we were actually the first two to arrive, but that quickly changed and tables started filling up, quickly. Food was really great. The beet salad was tasty and a right balance of the pickling of the beet and the smooth creaminess of the hummus on which it was served. A spanakopita appetizer was nothing exceptional on presentation, but nonetheless good and tasting like someone's grandma made it (a very good friend's grandma, to be exact, so it conjured up all sorts of good memories). One entrée as sea bass, which was cooked perfectly with roasted,seasoned grape tomatoes and carried a side of Greek fries; unlike other Greek places to which we've gone, where fries are usually wedges or true fries, covered in olive oil and spices, these were thick chips made from smaller potatoes, and they were good. The other entrée was baby double-loin lamb chops. I ordered them rare, assuming since they were small, they would more likely be medium-rare. They were somewhere in-between, which was fine by me. They were well seasoned and tender and I had no shame in picking up the bones to get all the delicious meat. Desserts were Bugatsa Tou Pardari (custard wrapped in phyllo) and Ekmek (kateifi) ... both were standard and sweet--which paired well with the Sangiovese wine we had. One mention: the website and other on-line spots suggest this is a BYOB, but they do have a nice wine list and I was glad, because I had just grabbed something from my fridge and found something I really liked on the menu, which was reasonably priced. We'd definitely go back!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Lovely meal. Nice out door eating in season

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Had a wonderful meal here. The service was attentive and the food was delicious.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Wonderful food.
Great service
Restaurant is very inviting

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food and service were all really good. No complaints, will return.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Good but far from great. Very large portions. BYOB policy is nice, too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

My very shy and picky children feel very comfortable and they EAT at Greek Taverna. Just for that I am ready to go back to Taverna again and again! Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We were underwhelmed.

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

Terrific food! The mango salad was spectacular! It can be a bit loud on a Saturday night, otherwise, you can't go wrong here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

It was a very quiet Thursday evening. My friend and I opted to sit outside. Our starter was the fried eggplant and zucchini chips with dip, which I order every time I eat here. It was wonderful as usual. They also bring toasted pita with herbs to every table. While it is a BYOB establishment, thanks to a quick in NJ law, they sell bottles of a NJ produced wine, Hopewell. We did not order any tough.
Our entrees were the shrimp souvlaki and the shrimp in tomatoes with mushrooms, scallions and feta over rice. Each dish had a good portion of large shrimp cooked perfectly.
Our service was good. Will return.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Fantastic Greek food. Always consistently good. Excellent service. The best grilled lamb chops.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Foods delicious, our waiter was adorable, and the ambiance is perfect. Always a wonderful meal!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2017

The restaurant was empty on a Monday night which explains the quiet. It was a pleasant, good meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Greek Taverna was a lovely location to celebrate my father's 70th birthday dinner. Our waiter and staff was so attentive to our party of 10. Even stored a special cake that I purchased in the refrigerated case so that it could remain intact and be surprise for my dad. I was one of the only people in the group that is gluten-free, so I cannot have pita bread, the kitchen cut up vegetables (carrots and cucumbers) so I could dip into some of the popular appetizers with my family. Overall we had great experience and the entrees were delicious! Lamb chops cooked perfectly! Seafood combo platter amazing and fish platter delicious. Our dinner was at 6:30pm on the Thursday before Mother's Day, so the place was not as crowded however I have been to Greek Taverna before when it was packed and the service was wonderful. It's BYOB so bring your favorite vino and enjoy!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Good food as always,but very busy and noisy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Reservation made thru Open Table. Arrived & find out a large party was there so waited 45min to get a table! The whole restaurant was backed up for the whole night. Manager seemed indifferent about the wait or the fact a reservation was made by us. Servers scrambled to arrange, clean & set up tables & Hostess was very sorry because this group took their time leaving!! Food is excellent, staff terrific. Been here so often that this was a disappointment by waiting so long with someone that couldn't stand. Manager was eyeing tables to see whom she could move out faster because of the people waiting! Obviously they need better planning when booking parties. Give them an exit time or call those who have reservation to say it will be a wait!

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Very good restaurant
Service was perfect and they really take care of their clients.
Portions are gigantic and the food is well done and fresh.
I will go back for sure.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

All appetizers were exceptional. The lamb chop special was exceptional.
Side dishes a little over cooked.
Service was both excellent and spotty. Attentive to certain details but lacking in overall customer care. Definitely worth a visit for the food.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Very good Greek food, especially fresh fish. Their pikili is the best around. B YOB but they have a small selection of NJ wines. Service is eager to please. And, importantly for Montclair, they have a parking lot! Always reliabele

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD. AND THE SERVICE WAS GREAT. THE PEOPLE WERE VERY NICE

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Good overall restaurant in Montclair. Try the almond and fish roe dip, the grilled calamari, salads, and moussaka. Friendly service as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We enjoyed our visit to Greek Taverna. We come here often and the food is consistently good. The branzini is always a hit. Nicely prepared with excellent flavor. The chicken slouvaki was a little dry this time but still enjoyable.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Had a large party whose number kept changing, and the restaurant was very patient with us. Excellent food, and the desserts are enormous! Thank you for singing Happy Birthday!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Greek Taverna never disappoints. Great location if going to the Wellmont too.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Great service and great food! It was delicious!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

I have been to the restaurant off an on since it opened.
I have never had an experience of loving my food. It's just average. My friend decided on a special vegetable moussaka. It was actually delish. Maybe the trick is to stick to the specials.

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