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Ovelia Psistaria Bar

4.4
4.4
278 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek

Greek Grill House offering traditional and modern fare.

Ovelia offers a taste of modern Greek lifestyle and philosophy via its food, cocktails, sounds and environment.

Peter Giannakas, scientist turned chef stays true to the core roots of Greek cuisine twisting fresh flavors into new classics.

The traditional fare executed by Ioannis and Evangelia Giannakas brings 55 years of experience to the kitchen"s flames.

Designed by Chris Giannakas, Ovelia's decor marries organic elements with modern innovations suggesting a dining experience that is refreshingly familiar.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm
    Lunch
    Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 721-7217

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Peter Giannakas

  • Catering

    Please visit our website for more.

  • Neighborhood

    Astoria

  • Cross street

    30th Ave. and 34th Street

  • Parking details

    N or Q lines to 30th Ave Grand Avenue

  • Entertainment

    Live music for special events.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 278 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. n

    nelr

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Not a great brunch selection and the prices so high for astoria $6 for tea and 19 for a piece of avacado toast with not much avacado would never go back.

  2. N

    Natasha

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Easter Sunday meal. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. Marshall is an amazing server who made our experience even better!

  3. f

    food4you

    Salt Lake City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service, and food was a 10.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Great place, enjoy the food, drinks, and atmosphere.

  5. C

    Catt

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yummy as always. Food is fresh and delicious. Best grilled octopus ever!

  6. AK

    AnastasiaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely love this place! Kid friendly and the menu is never the same! Always surprises me with something different and always delicious! Definitely a must go!

  7. SU

    SonitaU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly am happy my friend, Angela, recommended Ovelia Psistaria Bar. Every single dish was tasty, cocktails were perfectly mixed, and staff was friendly and attentive. Looking forward to returning for sure.

  8. NY

    NYCMAfan

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall4food5service1ambience4

    The food is always outstanding. The atmosphere fun. However, on this occasion the service was worse than bad. It was non existent. Our server took our food and drink order and that was essentially the last time we saw her. No follow up. No inquiry if we needed anything further. Others had to pick up her slack to bring us a to go carton and our bill. It was very disappointing.

  9. C

    Consistent

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was far better than expected. Service was efficient but not overly attentive. Nobody ever came back to ask if we needed anything further to drink or eat during or nearing the end of the Mel

  10. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2019

    overall3food5service4ambience4

    The prices have been raised significantly in 2019. It has become very expensive to eat here.

  11. e

    emmy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the place I always take guests when they come to Astoria. The entire menu is delicious, and we've tried almost all of it at this point.

  12. MO

    MarilynO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I went to Ovelia for brunch. I got waffels with cheese ( it came with complimentary mimosa) - delicious. Good service and very European atmosphere .

  13. EW

    ElaineW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fresh, unique flavors in a contemporary, delightful setting coupled with first class service...

  14. CL

    CatherineL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was absolutely amazing, each dish has its own special spin on it.

  15. KC

    KayleyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious and amazing! Excellent and friendly service too!

  16. DG

    DianeG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic meal and the service was great!!

  17. N

    Nina

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Seat were extremely close I could hear both conversations from both sides of me and shoulders almost touching. Extremely uncomfortable especially on Valentine’s Day

  18. AE

    AnEveningatRowHouse

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere was lovely a very well thought out and poised ambiance. We ordered a few small plates and a Greek salad. Everything was delicious. 10/10 would recommend for a date or intimate get together.

  19. GG

    GabeG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    While there's certainly no shortage of Greek options in Astoria, Ovelia has always been one of the best options. Whether it's an entree or appetizer, dinner or brunch, or just drinks and mezzes, Ovelia never misses. The quality of the service and ambiance are right up there with the food. It's a great go-to for a date or a group.

  20. PB

    PenelopeB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have been going here for years and it never disappoints! Great service and amazing food! Don’t miss their baklava pancakes !!!!

  21. SM

    SharleneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, fast and friendly service. I would eat there again.

  22. C

    Cgreen

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    My go to Greek restaurant in Astoria. Very nice ambience, friendly staff, and delicious food!

  23. JP

    JenP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a wonderful experience — I live in Astoria and take friends from out of town here. The Grilled feta cubes are always a big hit, and the inventive, delicious specials are always terrific. Really really nice staff too.

  24. NA

    NancyA

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great brunch

  25. K

    Kelley

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food and service

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Overall a nice environment and nice experience.

  27. A

    Alex

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Super expensive—one appetizer, two drinks, two entrees and a dessert was $150 with tip, easily one of the more expensive places I’ve ever eaten out at in Astoria (Nearly on par with Christo’s). If you’re willing to spend that kind of money then this place is great for a special occasion but I would never go back as a regular every day dining experience. The three dips with pita were good to start. The lamb dip I had was good but not worth the $25 in my opinion. The octopus (market price) was incredible.

  28. LK

    LKUWS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food! Pitas are fresh. Small plates all delicious!

  29. P

    Pagona

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere at Ovelia is always warm and welcoming. I love me some baklava pancakes every other month for brunch.

  30. BB

    BibiB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have been eating at Ovelia for years and years and the food and service are consistently excellent. Great food and friendly service. Great happy hour and appetizers for when you just feel like sitting at the bar and hanging out a bit. It is my top go-to restaurant in Astoria.

  31. JA

    JACQUELINER

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place and great food. We had a great meal for Thanksgiving and we hope they keep this tradition of opening for Thanksgiving from now on. Amazing!!!

  32. G

    George

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a delicious dinner! We had incredible service.

  34. KM

    KathleenM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal on a Sunday night. House wine was on special for Happy Hour and was delicious. Dips were great, octopus the best I have had in a long time, and the salmon souvlaki was wonderful. Service was great, music was great. Time to become a regular!

  35. RN

    RandiN

    New York Area

    209 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    209 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday evening dinner. Food was so good. One negative was it was very hot in the restaurant. Oddly warm night in October. That said the food was delicious! Great small plates so we got to share!!

  36. DC

    DanielleC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food- I highly recommend the sesame honey feta cubes!

  37. M

    Melba

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good as always!

  38. ES

    ErinS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    The waiter was not very attentive and my friends told him that we were there for my birthday and he brushed it off and only came back with the check after we had asked for it twice.

  39. S

    Sbs01

    Little Rock

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful meal for brunch at Ovelia! We ordered the trio of dips with pita as an appetizer and they were all delicious. Then one of us got eggs Florentine, which were poached eggs with hollandsise over slices of spinach filled pastry—beautiful and delicious! Another had baklava pancakes (incredible pancakes stacked with honey and nuts sprinkled over!), and another had the grilled chicken sandwich on bread that has feta baked into it. Everything was outstanding in flavor snd presentation. There were many items on the menu that appealed to all of us. Would highly recommend this place for brunch, and I would be interested to try their lunch and dinner menus also.

  40. JS

    JuliaS

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    I N C R E D I B L E food. Had a wonderful table for 4 our front on a beautiful night. Great happy hour that went until 8pm (I think $5 house wine). We shared a couple of small plates. Winner of the night: Feta cubes. So incredible, melt in your mouth, sweet, salty, crispy, and creamy. Other dishes- 3 dips of (hummus, feta with peppers, and outstanding tzatziki), lamb meatballs, spanakopita, grilled shrimp, and zucchini chips. All were amazing, lamb was a bit dry though. Staff was very friendly, but we couldn’t get their attention for the last 20 minutes of our meal because it was so busy. Didn’t ruin the experience at all, highly recomend!

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Ovelia Psistaria Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 278 OpenTable diners

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  • Cross street

    30th Ave. and 34th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Astoria

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm
    Lunch
    Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    N or Q lines to 30th Ave Grand Avenue

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Giannakas

  • Entertainment

    Live music for special events.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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