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Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
9:00 PM
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Ovelia Psistaria Bar

4.7
229 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Bar Seating
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek
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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–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(718) 721-7217
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Giannakas
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
30th Ave. and 34th Street
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Parking details
N or Q lines to 30th Ave Grand Avenue
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Entertainment
Live Greek music Thursday evening.
DJ/Live music Wednesday Rock/Reggae
Friday/Saturday night world/jazz/pop.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 229 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Everything was wonderful! Can't wait to go back!!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Had a lovely brunch. Food was great, service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Perfect meal. Get the stuffed calamari.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

What a delightful surprise! Thoroughly recommend this spot, especially for veggies. The service is impeccable, the free brunch cocktail such a good deal. The fried feta is delightful. Their menu is a really inventive twist on Greek classics.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always a good meal, service, and ambiance at a neighbor "Happy Go To Spot". If it's not you neighborhood it's worth the trip but I highly suggest making reservations for every visit.
GenoS.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Brunch menu never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service was attentive, informed, warm and friendly. Food was innovative but still utilized traditional Greek flavors and ingredients in a fresh way. A bit pricey, but totally worth it. Great music vibe for brunch -

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Simply outstanding food. Interesting, innovative and delicious.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

While this restaurant was appealing because it is accommodating to people with siliac disease, the prices are too high. $22.00 for mousaka is ridiculous. It's typically $14 or $15 at most. It also became so noisy that my companions & I had to yell to each other to be heard.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Oveila is quality Greek food in Astoria! Service is great, food is delicious, and prices aren’t too bad. Definitely try their brunch!

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Coming back to enjoy a dinner with friends, we loved the tzatziki and pita and the grilled octopus was very good. I like the outdoor seating and that the big floor to ceiling windows open so that even indoors you can get some fresh air. Service was good and the happy hour a great deal!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great service and good food!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our waitress was really wonderful and attentive, the food was lovely and the atmosphere was exactly what we were hoping for for a chill Valentine’s Day.

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Disappointed with the entrees, the lamb dish was very salty and the pork was dry.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Lots of options for different dietary needs. Tasty food and good service. However, the entire front of the restaurant had blaring music, so if you go and want to enjoy dining with your friends, request a table in the back.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food!! Great service!

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Always a great time at Ovelia. Their food never disappoints, their Sunday brunch coincided with a happy hour (after our complementary brunch cocktail we only paid $5 for our next couple of rounds) and our waitress was AMAZING!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing food! Octopus gets 5*

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Had a wonderful brunch with friends and family. The food was very creative and delicious. The servers were very attentive and always making sure we receive our complimentary drinks. Very trendy and up-to-date bar and atmosphere.
AAA+++

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was excellent. Specials were innovative and delicious. I Wii return

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was fantastic, as always. And the staff took such good care of our large party. Thanks for a memorable evening!

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4.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Innovative spin on Greek cuisine in a nice central location in Astoria.
Great during warm weather given open air seating.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Always Super great!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was delicious! Given all the small plates we were able to try so many things (4 small plates) and then share two entrees (for 4 people) and cover a lot of the menu. Everything was very fresh and so good. I would highly recommend this place, especially in nice weather when the walls to the outside street are open.

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Love this place! Great small plate/sharing options or regular entrees

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

The food is always amazing!

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

The food here is good every single time!! I've had brunch here an obscene amount of times in the past few months. That area if Astoria has other places but I won't take a chance when this place is so great.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Consistent, superior food!

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

I can't rave enough about this place. I've visited about 4 times in the past 3 weeks lol
The grilled cheese gluten free waffle is so amazing so the grilled buffalo calamari.
The fiesta sandwich is terrific. Great mimosas and the lemonade is worth every cent of the $8 that is

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Enjoyed a great meal from appetizers to dinner ! Our server Kelly was fantastic! Looking forward to going back!

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2017

I absolutely love this place. The lemonade is amazing and so refreshing. The grilled Calamari buffalo or not is a must try. I love the chicken pita sandwich. Greek salad with figs!! Who would've thought it would be so delicious. Everyone is so friendly to our dogs. A truly unique menu and a treiffic meal everytime!!

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

This food is always amazing. I tried the grilled buffalo calamari it is incredibly fresh and delicious. The good is unique and incredible! I've dined here several times and each time is better than the last.

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2017

Great modern Greek cuisine.

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2017

The place is really nice and situated in a good intersection.Not all of the girls that served were doing their job well.We were left for an hour without being ask if we need anything or water etc but she took a great care of other couple that was sitting next to us..maybe they looked richer lol
As for food...Grilled octopus one of the best we had!!!Nice place to sit outdoors and have a nice glass of Retsina wine.Overal good,would recommend it

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2017

All of our plates were empty. Food was good. The Branzino I had was cooked well with the side of kale which was also well seasoned.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

This place is fantastic. The lemonade is a not too sweet ultimate thirst quencher. I love the grilled cheese g/f waffle and my partner gets the chicken sandwich. I dream of the grilled calamari with pita, it's amazing! Best of all they welcome our dog at the outside tables.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2017

Great food and service. My family visits Astoria once a month just to have brunch and baklava pancakes. They are amazing!! Family member keep recommending Ovelia to friends and extended family.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2017

This is my go to place! The food is fresh and the chef is innovative. Delicious and simply creative dishes with a twist on the traditional cuisine.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2017

Thanks for making my boyfriend's birthday so special!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2017

Food was excellent, service attentive. We will be going back!

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