Greek Taverna - Montclair

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$31 to $50
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Greek

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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.
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AC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, fabulous service. Very big portions of food. Clean all around great experience.

C
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were three of us and we decided to share a small salad, a moussaka and a chicken Slouvaki. There was so much food that we couldn’t possibly finish. Everything was delicious, even the pita bread! The restaurant was very quiet because it was lunchtime and there were only two other tables occupied. They have a full lunch menu, but we ordered from the regular dinner menu. I will surely recommend it to my lunch group of 12 women for our next get together.

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made a last minute reservation for 10 and they were so accommodating! There was a large table away from the rest of the tables and it was a perfect area for a larger group. We had many appetizers and they were all good. The fried calamari and octopus were exceptional. Everyone enjoyed their dinners as well. We had chicken, shrimp and lamb souvlaki. As well as the chicken platter. Food is so fresh and well seasoned. The staff was on top of everything. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was great! Would recommend

AL
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was very helpful in seating me away from people I knew and was uncomfortable eating next to. Excellent customer service and very appreciated.

PG
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good, solid choice. Food was excellent. Not too busy on a Sunday evening.

JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious and the servings plentiful. Make sure to try these apps: Mushrooms in tomato sauce, grilled halumi, the lima beans, and the salmon entree. Delicious. The only disappointment was the spanakopita which was bland. The chocolate baklava is outstanding! It's noisy so not the best place for an intimate conversation but otherwise a great choice.

UW
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely environment for a family dinner; spacious and very moderate noise level so everyone could be heard. Vegetarian moussaka was outstanding as were the pork chops, lamb skewers, and Greek salad with grilled salmon ( very large piece of salmon). The service was very good as well. Highly recommend.

KR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good. I know its Greek, but having some greens on the plate, besides the peppers and onions would go along way! The meat was excellent and bountiful, so greens help offset all that protein.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Second chance trying this restaurant !
Open kitchen and cooks on there phones.
SANITARY⁉️
Service was slow for the appetizers.
Service for dinner was even SLOWER
Restaurant. was empty.
Felt should’ve come over and apologized.
MAYBE offer complimentary dessert.
NOT sure if ever going back

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently great. Huge portions and a great menu!

M
Miami
226 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good restaurant. Love the lemon chicken soup. Cannot understand why the restaurant wasn’t at all busy. Aside from our table, there was only one other table occupied. Our waitress was delightful. Hopefully they will do better.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Girls night before a concert at the Wellmont.

IS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. We’ll prepared food. Very generous portions. Mussles were outstanding.

DK
St. Louis
37 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Very good food but service is marginal at best. Waiter would disappear for extended periods of time. If you want good Greek food but don't care about service and having a long meal then give this place a try.

AL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Great choices of traditional Greek dishes!

LD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. The server was attentive and the atmosphere was nice.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portions were amazing and food was great tasting!

JK
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic place. We went early (around 5:30) on Saturday night, so it was still quiet. The food was excellent and the place was accommodating. Had a party of 9 and everyone was happy. I got the shrimp souflaki and devoured it. Delicious!

MS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL! lots of delicious food, start with appetizers, then entree, finish with dessert. A beautiful use of an old building, turned into a rustic Greek Taverna (with FREE parking). My second time here, both times very leisurely, no rush at all, reasonable prices, GREAT variety of all kinds of Greek food. I look forward to more visits!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was terrific and the food was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was not as good as the Edgewater location . We order the same dishes and they were sub par. Our waiter was not very attentive and we had to flag him several times to come over.

R
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very, very noisy even though partially occupied. Humus was good, but lamb chops and octopus were average at best.

M
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

There was no customer service satisfaction. However, another waiter finished helping us out and was exceptional. Should be a team working together to serve together. Otherwise. All was well

JK
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food here is always excellent, but we needed to flag down a server to order drinks and then again to order our meal.

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went back just two weeks after -- enjoyed the food, the service! Greek Taverna is now officially my absolute fave restaurant.

M
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant with excellent service and exceptional food. Experience was serene. Ty

LI
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Was expecting more from Greek Taverna. Love Greek food and have been to many Greek restaurants- this one was a real disappointment. Food was below average and nothing tasted freshly prepared. We had spanakopita, saganaki, moussaka and youvetsi. Spanakopita tasted like it had been frozen and the saganaki was served as fried cheese sticks (never in any Greek Restaurant have I had it served this way). Main courses were nothing special and all felt pre-prepared not in a good way. Nothing tasted authentic. Service was pretty good overall. I would not return.

AV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was amazing! I’m looking forward to my next visit!

CJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was very tasty overall. Service was friendly, but no where to be found at times. It was a Mother's Day menu as we went for the holiday, so the menu selection wasn't the same as normal days. I would go back, but not on a holiday.

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this place for its excellent food, service and ambience.

It totally exceeded my expectations.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Initial seating was lousy but waiter was amazing and friendly

OT
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there several times, and will be back! The food is always fresh and the service is on point.

JC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and wonderful service. Tom is the best server and always on top of his game. Such a family friendly restaurant. Just wish they had loukoumades!!!

GN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Varied menu with very ample portions. The appetizers are excellent and the entree well prepared. Service was very attentive, friendly and professional.

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our meal and the service. Would definitely return.

S
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food fresh and authentic Greek. Wait staff friendly, helpful but not attentive to noticing assist requested repeatedly. Cost can escalate if order too many selections, which is easy to do. Baclava is The Best, fresh, plentiful, melt in your mouth delicious. Wine just ok.

k
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Large portions. Waiters were wonderful. Was out in time for a concert. 👍🏻👍🏻

I
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The restaurant was noisy, the food was mediocre and the prices were high for the quality of the food. The best deal was the wine, well priced and good.

B
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We ate here before a show at the Wellmont. We really enjoyed the cold appetizer for 2 & we split the gyro platter. They were very generous with the meat & were expecting more salad. Although it’s BYOB they do have wine & I was able to get a glass of Chardonnay. We would definitely go back if in the area & wanted Greek food.