Ovelia Psistaria Bar

4.4
286 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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vipnelr
Las Vegas
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.

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Natasha
New York Area
13 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!

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vipfood4you
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, and food was a 10.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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

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Catt
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AnastasiaK
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!

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SonitaU
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.

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NYCMAfan
New York Area
21 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.

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vipConsistent
New York Area
51 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

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Mike
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

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

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emmy
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.

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MarilynO
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 .

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ElaineW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CatherineL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KayleyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DianeG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipNina
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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

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vipAnEveningatRowHouse
New York Area
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.

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GabeG
New York Area
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.

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PenelopeB
New York Area
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 !!!!

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SharleneM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Cgreen
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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JenP
San Francisco
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.

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vipNancyA
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch

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vipKelley
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall a nice environment and nice experience.

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vipAlex
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 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.

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vipLKUWS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipPagona
New York Area
14 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.

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vipBibiB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 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.

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JACQUELINER
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!!!

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vipGeorge
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delicious dinner! We had incredible service.

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vipKathleenM
New York Area
3 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!

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vipRandiN
New York Area
208 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!!

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vipDanielleC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Melba
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always!

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ErinS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 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.

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vipSbs01
Little Rock
18 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.

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JuliaS
New York Area
12 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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