DRINIS TAVERNA

4.1
85 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse

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DRINIS TAVERNA. An innovative eatery serving American classics to the eclectic. Our dining room boasts beautiful high back banquets and "City Style" community table dining. Dine by our fireplace in our main dinning room or sip a martini along side our fireplace at our bar. Enjoy Happy Hour and Ladies Night every Friday. Catch every big league game (MLB or NFL) on one of our 6 big screens at the bar. UNFORTUNATELY WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING RESTAURANT.COM GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR OUR RESTAURANT WEEK MENU. We Apologize for any inconvenience.
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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vipFood2
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Poor service; no specials, no catch of the day and out of other menu items. Will not return.

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vipGLN3077
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall a very pleasant dining experience. The restaurant was pretty empty on a Saturday night. I would encourage folks to give it a try as the food was very good and the dining room is tastefully decorated.

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vipDebbieT
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as we walked in the door, we were welcomed with a warm greeting from the manager. We were seated promptly at a great table! Our server was equally nice. We had several questions about the menu and all were answered honestly which we appreciate! My husband ordered a beer and I had a glass of Pinot noir. For appetizers we ordered the baked clams and calamari. The baked clams were delicious! And the calamari was lighted fried and came with two dipping sauces. The marinara sauce was very good.

For our entrees, my husband had the pappardelle with boar ragout. It was highly recommended by our server. I had the shrimp and scallops dinner. Both were delicious! Decent portions...not too much and not too little. I was happy to see that my scallops were large and they melted like butter. I subbed the veggie of the day for sautéed spinach and it was very good.

They have two dessert choices and we chose to have the cannoli. It was super fresh and really good. We would have liked to have had more dessert choices, maybe next time! I also had the Drinis Martini with my dessert. Soooo good and refreshing.

All in all, I would definitely come to this restaurant again and try some different dishes. We had a very positive experience and I will be recommending to others. The entire time the server and manager checked on us to make sure our evening was perfect! And it was!

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vipLindaS
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting menu, good service, delicious food. Had the octopus appetizer and linguine with clams and mussels. Excellent.

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vipMatT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service and food were very good - the only problem was the air conditioning - it doesn’t work - it’s August - very hot in dining room - bar area was a pleasant temperature. No mention of AC problem when seated - should be fixed.

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mommy3
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Went for a nice evening to catch up with friends. Appetizers were yummy grilled octopus, crab cakes & burrata mozzarella all hit the spot. Our main courses were equally delicious. 2 of us had shrimp & scallops & the other 2 had Drini’s chicken. I would have liked a mojito but they were all out of mint so I had a Reisling. Our waiter seemed a little shy & wasn’t quite sure of himself. The owner was gracious & pleasant. At the end of the meal he sent over after dinner cocktails & thanked us for dining in his restaurant. Would definitely return. Would like to sit outdoors once the humidity leaves.

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PartyPlanner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only disappointment, they were out if filet of sole and did not other fish substitute on the Pre-Fix menu.

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Debt
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I found the food and service very good. Was surprised how empty it was. Encourage others to try

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vipLindaS
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, interesting menu, good service. Highly recommend.

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michelef
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Only one server. Understaffed
Drinks were poorly made

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CarenB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Formally 202 Steakhouse, Drini's Tavern has been thru a lot of changes lately. We were so happy when we had dinner there to see it back to being a top dining choice in upper Westchester. The service was wonderful, the food out of this world. Great steaks, lamb chops, appetizers, drinks. You can eat in the formal dining room or grab a bite at the very nice bar. They have a $18.95 dinner that we want to try (if I can resist their steaks!) This is a neighborhood gem.

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viploretta59
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Middle of residential areas. Well worth the drive. House setting with outside patio. Went for father's day service was great. No rushing you great relaxed atmosphere. Definitely going back. Food was great.

MJ
MJM50
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Super quiet for a Tuesday night. Service and food were fine. The price for the food quality was very reasonable. I'd go back on a Thursday/Friday to get a better read of the restaurant.

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vipmaryann
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks Taverna never disappoints. I took my friend there for her birthday and both of our dinners were delicious. The staff is very attentive and friendly.

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vipmaryann
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food never disappoints at Drinis Taverna. Their steaks are prime and dry aged and the service is always timely and professional.

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vipReallyWantToLikeIt
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Totally enjoyed our family meal - the owner/chef couldn't be nicer and more welcoming and the food was delicious. Service was great. We look forward to our next visit, which will be soon!

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Kristijan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great place. Food was great, service was great. Can’t wait to go back there again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable! The staff was so sweet and tended to us the minute we got there.

JC
JCola
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience, from the food to the service, to the ambiance. My filet was cooked & seasoned perfectly - one of the best I've had. Meals were served with mashed potato and a vegetable medley of broccoli & carrots - all excellent. My husband had a pork chop special which he said was delicious. Appetizers and dessert were also very enjoyable. The service was great, attentive & pleasant. I definitely recommend 202 Steakhouse to anyone looking for a nice dining experience and great steak! The meal was reasonably priced & comparable to other steak restaurants in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent but drinks were very pricey. The atmosphere was very pleasant . Great ambiance.

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Lambiepie
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very attentive wait staff; steak was delicious, salads were good; bar is comfortable and spacious - we started there and ended there after dinner. A very comfortable dining experience.

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PeterS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to the restaurant a few times and everything we've ordered has been delicious! The filet mignons were cooked perfectly! We will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was out on time and in the right order. Waiters were very polite

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times and just love it. The service is excellent and the food is outstanding.
This is our family's go to place for special occasions. The staff is friendly and always ready to help in any way they can.

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Michelle11220
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding!!! Food was cooked to perfection:)

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vipDinerdash
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was decent, however there were too many annoying hiccups with our experience. The waiter was sweet but not attentive to details.

-service was slow
-brought bread, no butter
-put in the wrong order for our sides
-dessert the server didn't know if they had decaf or not
-mispacked our food at the end of the evening.

For the price I would rather go to a place that has the details down

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Kimmydans
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal, service is excellent.

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vipeddyv
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I recently went for brunch. The wait staff was extremely attentive. The lunch type food on the buffet and the hash brown potatoes were very good but the breakfast items were terrible. The pancakes and waffles (Eggo waffles) were prepackaged frozen items that were not even cooked through - they were cold in the center. The scrambled eggs were watery with melted American cheese on top. The croissants and muffins looked like they were purchased at a wholesale club and were cut into pieces. On the positive side, bloody Mary's and mimosas were included in the price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was delicious however we were disappointed how the steak was plated. It should have been put onto a clean plate and considering the prices this should not be a missed step. Also, we really wanted to have the Bananas Foster for dessert however there was no one on site who knew how to do it. Will give them another try, maybe it was a bad night.

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vipMikesfood
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

All told, 202 Steakhouse serves good basic food at reasonable prices. Service is willing. Drinks were generous. Atmosphere was comfortable, ambience good. Steakhouse does not serve sauce bernaise or other steak sauce except bottled. I had A-1 sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We took our grandsons for dinner. It's a restaurant we've been at many times with them. The food was excellent, service great. Somehow, a few of the ingredients were left out of my husband's salad, which he didn't realize until he was almost finished with it. They brought him another one which had everything in it. The booth was a bit cramped, I wouldn't recommend a booth for "large" people. All in all, it was a lovely dinner.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my wife's birthday 🎉
It was amassing
Very very good food
Excellent service
We will definitely be back
Thank u

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Went here for a birthday celebration and was somewhat disappointed. Service was rushed on a Monday evening no less....pricey for the quality of food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner on Friday night. Owner couldn't have been nicer. Very accommodating and friendly. Crab cake delicious and porterhouse for two was cooked perfectly. Nice that it came with potatoes and veggies. We added mushrooms which were also excellent. Completely recommend this gem here in the northern burbs!!

LK
vipLK123
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Visited on Saturday night, Memorial Day weekend. We were seated immediately, choice of banquette seating or regular table. Service was adequate, a little odd perhaps, and there was something weird about our server. Energy level was extremely low; probably due to being an off night. The food, however, was delicious. We started by sharing fried calamari, tuna tartare, and a Caesar salad . The calamari was crispy and light. The tuna tartare was minced, on avocado, served with herb toast. The Caesar was ordinary, nothing memorable. Our steaks, however, were memorable and everyone was happy. My men shared a porterhouse for 2, medium rare with no leftovers going home. I loved my petite filet mignon, cooked perfectly at medium. Steaks come with sauteed vegetables and mashed potatoes. Would like to try it again, maybe with a larger group, and bring our own energy!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant. Wait staff attentive and didn't rush us.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was nice enough but the service wasn't great and a little over priced for you got.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mother's Day

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vipRichPM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had heard about 202 Steakhouse and it has received good reviews. We ordered two of the Porterhouse for 2 , lamb chops and a filet mignon after appetizers of raw oysters and fried calamari. Everyone enjoyed the food and we did take some of the porterhouse home. I must say that although the food was great, it is on the high side for pricing. However, we all agreed to come back soon.

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Dineout4us
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We went to the Sunday brunch to celebrate Mothers Day a week early. We had 11:30 reservations and the side door was locked at 11:25. We walked to front where bar is and one gal was on phone...but no one was there to greet us and dining room was dark. At 11:35, the waitress seated us, and offered us drink. When the rest of our party arrived, we went to buffet, where most of the food was cold. The eggs, waffles, sausage, potatoes, mussels and bacon were all cold. I tried a pice of chicken,which was actually hot and good...but I wanted breakfast. The fruit was decent, but limited to watermelon and grapes croissants were not crispy type, soft and cut in half. The best part was some sliced steak that was brought out by noon. Only sweets were chocolate brownies...which were decent.

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