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Greek Taverna - Montclair

4.2
354 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
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  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Kid-friendly
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(973) 746-2280
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Levter Ismaillvski
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gates Ave
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Takeout
What 354 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Good food, received good value for the price.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great Mother’s Day dinner!

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Worst dining in years. Placed next to a group of 15-20 diners who were literally screaming at each other. When we asked waitress to intercede we never saw her again and we had to waive down waiter from adjoining table to take our order. Hot appetizer was cold ( frozen ). Next restaurant added canned music to the unbearable noise. It’s a shame because food tasty and generous.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The service and food were very good. The portions are very large

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food, great setting, great parking, great value, great service - loved it. Will be returning.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

After mutiple visits with friends and family Greek Taverna is a hit every time.
The menu offers a good selection of Greek and Mediterranean favorites and new takes on a few.
Gets a bit noisy when crowded, must make reservations on weekends, no cocktail bar only wine.
Service staff is excellent, well trained and virtually unobtrusive.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our dinner started out great. We have been here a few times and it is always a pleasant experience. However, after our food was brought to our table our waiter disappeared. We literally sat for about 30-40 minutes after we finished our meals. Finally, my husband went to the hostess and told her our waiter had not been back and we would like our check and to- go boxes. She told my husband she would get the waiter, however he never came back. At this point another worker (I believe the bus boy) must have seen us looking around and looking annoyed and came to ask us if we need anything. We told him we would like our check and boxes. He was very attentive and brought the boxes immediately. Another woman brought our check and seemed annoyed by us. She barely put the check on the the corner of table, said nothing, and walked away. As we were leaving it seemed as though the other tables around us were getting impatient as well and the restaurant seemed to be scrambling to find replacement servers for those tables. Not sure what happened with the waiter but hopefully
The issue that evening got corrected.

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

First the service was horrible. Our drinks were not refilled once. After we finished dinner it took us over 20 minutes to get the check (and we asked the waiter for it). It arrived only after we flagged down a bus boy and asked. The food was mediocre at best and somewhat pricey. I would not return.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was very tasty a lot of variety and interesting appetizers

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Delicious food, selection and very attentive service.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious food, convenient location with parking. Friendly atmosphere and good service.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was very good. The portions were big. The service was great. They have parking which is rare in Montclair.
We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

The restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived (probably because it was midweek and the weather was bad). We ordered the mixed seafood grill and salads. Everything was delicious and our server was attentive, but not at all overbearing. The warm pita bread was a great touch! Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Slow service. Good food.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

The basket of garlic pita bread is reason enough to go to this restaurant, but we also love their Greek salad (a small is more than enough for 2 people to share) and we also share the chicken Slovaki dinner.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We eat there often. Consistently good food. Salads are fresh and seafood or lamb chops are delicious

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Tables are too close together.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Had a business meeting.
Chose the location because it's quiet, intimate and I knew that the others like
A good glass of wine.

I tried some new things on the Menu, I don't eat much meat. I found the Menu to be great with healthy choses.

I will come back again and again.

Thank You!!!!

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

I decided to take a chance on Greek Taverna in Montclair, NJ, based solely on the reviews from a variety of food websites (OpenTable, Yelp, Tormato, etc.) and was glad I did. To start, my girlfriend and I shared appetizers of Pikilia, which is a selection of traditional Greek spreads, Tzatziki, Skordalia, Taramosalata and Melitzanosalata, as well as Htapodi Sta Karvouna, which is marinated grilled octopus. Both were excellent though the basket of pita bread quarters which accompanied the Pikilia was absolutely drowned with olive oil. For the main course I had Paidakia, which is roasted baby lamb chops,. They were accompanied by Patates Psites Sto Fourno, which is quartered baked potatoes with olive oil, lemon and herbs. My girlfriend had the Greek Taverna Solomos, which was a nice Atlantic salmon fillet wrapped with sundried tomatoes, mushrooms and basil dressing in grape leaves. This was accompanied by Greek Lemon Rice ... Other than the pita bread - which was very tasty once blotted off - our dinner was excellent. We will definitely dine there again.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Loved the Pita pieces placed on the table and my Lamb was delish!
Shared a salad and took half of my dinner home for next day's lunch.
I'll be back.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Had A wonderful Christmas Eve dinner at Greek Taverns. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding! Always a great spot for delicious food, friendly service and great ambiance!

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Was my husband’s bday.

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3.0Dined on December 14, 2017

I had dinner here during the week. The restaurant wasn't too crowded so noise wasn't an issue. The food and service were quite good and the portions more than enough. My friend had the lentil soup which she said was very good. I ordered the tzatziki appetizer. It was very tasty and more than enough to share with 3-4 people. We each ordered one of the traditional braised lamb entrees. They were bone-in which was not indicated on the menu. They were also brought out before the soup was finished but the waiter took them back and kept them hot. Overall we enjoyed our meals and will be returning!

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2.0Dined on November 29, 2017

We've eaten here several time and this was our 1st disappointment. We called ahead to verify their exceptionally good mango salad was available. They confirmed it was. We would not have dined here if it was not.

When we arrived the salad was not available. I tried to order the (briam ..spelling?) vegetable mix and it also was not available. It seems the chef was not in this day (so who did the cooking and how fresh was it really?). I may not return to this restaurant....

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on October 6, 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.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Good menu. Fresh. Traditional Greek.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on July 26, 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.

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4.0Dined on July 25, 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.

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Lovely meal. Nice out door eating in season

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