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About Ovelia Psistaria Bar

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.

34-01 30th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Greek

Hours of Operation:
WINTER HOURS
LUNCH: Friday: 12PM - 4PM;
DINNER: Monday-Thursday: 4PM - 11PM;
Friday - Saturday: 4PM - 12AM;
BRUNCH: Saturday - Sunday: 10AM - 4PM

Cross Street:
30th Ave. and 34th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 721-7217

Website:
http://www.ovelia-nyc.com/

Entertainment:
Live Greek music Thursday evening.
DJ/Live music Wednesday Rock/Reggae
Friday/Saturday night world/jazz/pop.

Parking Details:
N or Q lines to 30th Ave Grand Avenue

Executive Chef:
Peter Giannakas

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ovelia Psistaria Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Tapas (7)
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Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Spicy (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Vegan (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Tapas, Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food is always amazing!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Romantic, Casual, Fun, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Tapas, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Authentic, Spicy, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great modern Greek cuisine.

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·Dined on August 13, 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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Thanks for making my boyfriend's birthday so special!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Each and every time is Super! The grilled calamari is so awesome!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Our second time at Ovelia and the meal was as delicious as the first time we went! Everyone enjoyed the appetizers (grilled octopus -the best! and beet salad with Greek yogurt, capers and walnuts-awesome!), entrees (whole branzino- delicate! and moussaka -amazing!) and desert (their homemade ice cream) out-of-this-world! I highly recommend it!

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Love this place - great modern takes on classic Greek dishes!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Brunch was good. Not like before but healthy and unique.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Wonderful meal, attentive service. I have eaten here for brunch and dinner, both were great. Brunch deal is great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Amazing Brunch! Pleasantly surprised by the great drinks as well! Definitely on my best brunch list!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The restaurant had a fun, lively vibe, and the food was pretty good. It was nothing spectacular, but it also wasn't bad. It did take quite a while to get our food. The server was friendly, but very inattentive, and she gave us the wrong check at the end of our meal. We had to flag her down and point out the mistake.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The restaurant is nice with outdoor seating but service was slow and non attentive.
Food was burnt and overcooked. THey have fried chicken for $20 on the menu that was 4 pieces of burnt and dry chicken in a basket.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Overall, food was okay compared to other Greek -based restaurants in Astoria. We were served cold coffee which was a bit disappointing(though they replaced it once we informed them). Ambiance was very good & our server was attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Food was AMAZING! Try the fried feta cheese and buffalo calamari. I promise you'll love it. Lychee Bellini is great. Wish I could remember our server's name cause she was really good. I'm definitely coming back. I was there for brunch with two friends and they also loved the place.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

The food never came so b after 34 minutes we told gem we were leaving. The table next to us was waiting over an hour. The restaurant was not even full.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food was very good. Everyone in my party loved the meal. The service was a tad slow but still pleasant and helpful.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Love this place! It's unique and the food is authentic and fresh. The lemonade is just amazing as is the food....really special.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Food was just OK this time around. Service was a bit spotty. My friend and I ordered 4 appetizers and a salad instead of main courses. Told the server to stagger the appetizers so they all did not come at once. She obviously did not listen because all 5 items were served together. Also was served a beer that was warm.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Good value in terms of portions. Taste was ok. Very noisy and music choice was not really right. Service was over attentive. Every 10 min waitress was at table to ask u if u need more food drinks. Very aggressive service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very overpriced for what it is...$50 steak with a piece of butter on top. Everything else was great though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Great birthday brunch with the family. Creative take on traditional brunch meals, vibrant scene with friendly and accommodating servers. Would definitely go again, and again....

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The most delicious Pan fried saganaki and spanakopita. This restaurant was as good as being in Greece which we visited last summer. Followed by fabulous coffee crusted skirt steak. One of the best meat dishes I ever had. We will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Birthday brunch

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Everything was wonderful. I will go back to try brunch

Tags: Spicy, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Great place to eat in Astoria!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2017

We ordered many of the restaurants vegetarian dishes to share & one pork chop dinner.

What we ordered:
Choice of three spreads: Kafteri, Tzatziki, & Hummus, served with pita. All of the spreads were tasty. The Kafteri, hot pepper spread, was the table's favorite.

Fakies Salad: loads of lentils, onions, & olives. Our table ordered 2 and enjoyed them.

Sides: Pantzaria & Patates Fournou
We were thrown off by the capers in the Pantzaria. As I bit into the walnut and beets it made my mouth salivate for more, then I bit the caper and the sour salty flavor just ruined it for me. One in our party really loved the combination.

The potatoes were well flavored.

Grilled Pork Chops were a bit over cooked and best eaten dunked in Tzatziki.

Overall we were satisfied with our ordering. We wouldn't order the pork Chops again.

Our waitress was nice, didn't pressure us to leave quickly and we sat & chatted for a bit.

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