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Ovelia Psistaria Bar, Astoria, NY
Ovelia Psistaria Bar, Astoria, NY
Ovelia Psistaria Bar, Astoria, NY
Ovelia Psistaria Bar, Astoria, NY
Ovelia Psistaria Bar, Astoria, NY

Ovelia Psistaria Bar

4.4
4.4
271 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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 271 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

271 Reviews
  1. nelr

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  2. Natasha

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Easter Sunday meal. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. Marshall is an amazing server who made our experience even better!

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  3. food4you

    Salt Lake City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, and food was a 10.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, enjoy the food, drinks, and atmosphere.

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  5. Catt

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy as always. Food is fresh and delicious. Best grilled octopus ever!

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  6. AnastasiaK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  7. SonitaU

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  8. NYCMAfan

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  9. Consistent

    New York City

    59 reviews

    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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

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  10. Mike

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The prices have been raised significantly in 2019. It has become very expensive to eat here.

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  11. emmy

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  12. MarilynO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I went to Ovelia for brunch. I got waffels with cheese ( it came with complimentary mimosa) - delicious. Good service and very European atmosphere .

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  13. ElaineW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh, unique flavors in a contemporary, delightful setting coupled with first class service...

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  14. CatherineL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing, each dish has its own special spin on it.

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  15. KayleyC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and amazing! Excellent and friendly service too!

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  16. DianeG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic meal and the service was great!!

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  17. Nina

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    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

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  18. AnEveningatRowHouse

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  19. GabeG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  20. Paloma24

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been going here for years and it never disappoints! Great service and amazing food! Don’t miss their baklava pancakes !!!!

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  21. SharleneM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, fast and friendly service. I would eat there again.

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  22. Cgreen

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My go to Greek restaurant in Astoria. Very nice ambience, friendly staff, and delicious food!

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  23. JenP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  24. NancyA

    New York City

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch

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  25. Kelley

    New York City

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a nice environment and nice experience.

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  27. Alex

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  28. LKUWS

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Pitas are fresh. Small plates all delicious!

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  29. Pagona

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere at Ovelia is always warm and welcoming. I love me some baklava pancakes every other month for brunch.

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  30. BibiB

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  31. JACQUELINER

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!!!

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  32. George

    New York City

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a delicious dinner! We had incredible service.

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  34. KathleenM

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  35. RandiN

    New York City

    214 reviews

    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!!

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  36. DanielleC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food- I highly recommend the sesame honey feta cubes!

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  37. Melba

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good as always!

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  38. ErinS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  39. Sbs01

    Little Rock

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  40. JuliaS

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    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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34-01 30th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11103

Additional information

  • 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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