Taverna Khione - Brunswick

4.3
36 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
The Taverna serves authentic Greek fare while remaining true to our Greek roots. Our menu highlights what is available to us locally and seasonally. Our wine list is one of the largest all Greek wine lists in the United States for which we were honored for in the August 2016 issue of Wine & Spirits magazine. We offer a unique dining experience that can only be found in a few select locations in the country. In October 2017 Marc moved the Taverna from Vermont back home to 25 Mill St in Brunswick Maine, the location of his first restaurant back in 2010. We welcome you to our little Taverna in Brunswick!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

For parties larger than 4 people, please call the restaurant for availability

Sundays we do a 3 course $35 pre-fixe menu- our regular menu is not available on Sundays
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Phone number
(207) 406-2847
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Beer, Wine
What 36 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit was as good as the first, and it gave us a chance to try more of their offerings. We'll be back for a third.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The food was poor in quality and size of portions. It was overpriced. Ended up leaving and going to another restaurant that night. This Greek Restaurant was thought to be a different one in the same town that had great reviews and recommendations. We will not make this mistake twice.

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PG
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Sadly, the night my mother and I had dinner, Taverna Khione was understaffed, with just one person rushing about, answering phones, bartending, taking orders and bussing tables. Entrees arrived cool-lukewarm (goat & spinach-feta pie), including one with rather damp and unappealing phyllo dough. Also, it'd been nice if there had been some sort of Mediterranean salad (cukes, feta, tomatoes, olives, etc.) on the menu, both for textural contrast to the rest of the offerings and as an additional option for non meat eaters. Good wine, imaginative menu, nice place, just needs a bit of tweaking...

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AB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was very pricy and overly salty. The salty flavor overpowered the delicate flavor of the fish and duck. I will not go back. Lots of good restaurants in the Portland- Brunswick area.

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OM
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly outstanding food, excellent Mediterranean region wine list, wonderful service, and a comfortable and attractive atmosphere.

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DD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was a disappointment. The appetizer tasted burnt. The main dish was overly salty, and dessert was runny and watery. Had a very nice wine list, and lovely atmosphere and service.

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k
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've heard good things through my network about this place and it entirely lived up to my high expectations! Excellent food. Nice variety of traditional and nontraditional Greek food. Well prepared, fresh and largely local ingredients. Service attentive without being overbearing. Really high marks all around!

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t
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent farm to table special Greek food. Enjoyed the Greek wine too! Thanks Mark!

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w
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine for Greek food in Brunswick and surrounding area. Very good Greek wine list.

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p
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit. I am Greek American and was therefore interested in food that was interesting and not the usual fare. There were 4 of us and we ordered a variety of dishes to share. A white Santorini wine went extremely well with the food. The mussels were exceptional as were the zucchini fritters. The octopus was probably our least favorite. For dessert we shared the custard with filo which was very good. Per couple it was less than $50 which is a very good value. We definitely recommend it.

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AF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fabulous waitstaff. The sardines were amazing!

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D
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We ate here this past weekend, The waitress was very helpful and attentive, the menu was a Prix Fixe , perhaps most Sundays, good selection. Good wine list with many Greek wines. the appetizer's were tasty, mine was much too large, and took half home. My main course was a half Cornish game hen very well cooked with excellent local mushrooms, my wife had the roast pork, which she thought was somewhat cool and her dish could have used more veggies, also bread would have been nice with the meal, it was an app. choice. deserts were very good. Smaller dining room but full and not too noisy, pleasant dining experience.

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F
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is the real deal, not tired Greek, but superlative Greek food with creativity and local ingredients. Not to be missed!

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MP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our fourth visit in the past year. Each time, it gets better. The food is creative Greek (the chef/owner is Greek descent). The waitstaff is attentive and knowledgeable, without being invasive. Pleasant, cozy small restaurant, good food, good selection of Greek (and domestic) wines, and good value. We'll be back!

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DD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Mushroom appetizer (Black trumpet) was terrific. Swordfish was cooked to perfection.

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KM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Taverna Khione is my favorite neighborhood dine out. On this particular night the entry (monkfish) was not as good as previous entries, but I account that to my taste. Highly recommend this dinging experience to anyone who appreciates the personal touch in a special evening out.

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B
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the 2nd time we've eaten at Taverna Khione. Both visits have been excellent. The food is delicious and the service is great. Our server was very helpful with wine and food selections. We had the same one both times and she is really friendly and accommodating. We look forward to many more meals at Taverna Khione. It's so nice to have a good Greek restaurant in the area!

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S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely good, wonderful service and a truly fantastic wine list of Greek wines

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

We went to celebrate our anniversary and all I can say is the food was terrible! We will not be going back and would never recommend this restaurant to anyone else!

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OM
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly excellent food. All items the three of us ordered from across the menu were very well prepared and presented!! Nice decor. Excellent service. Very authentic Greek cuisine, and of high caliber. And, an excellent Mediterranean regional wine list. We will be back!

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AH
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff were lovely. I'm already excited to go back!

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DC
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The lamb dish was inedible. I couldn’t even cut through the meat with the heavy duty steak knife that the server brought out. Otherwise the appetizers were fine and the service friendly.

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DS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, especially liked the goat ribs special. Warm, helpful staff. Room has a quiet, warm feel to it. It's a bit pricey but good-sized portions. I'll definitely be back.

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J
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a "taste of Greece" with this innovative and excellent menu choices; the waitperson was extremely knowledgeable and recommended a nice Greek wine to accompany our meals. We shared two of the "spreads" which was ample, shared the octopus appetizer (which was outstanding) and then had the fish special and the goat; both were very good.

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MP
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, 4 appetizer dips with yum bread, grilled octopus and whole fish - service was great. No downside whatsoever!!

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D
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Sunday prix fixe dinner was a good deal. Included appetizer, entree and dessert. Good wine selection too.

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P
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food, extremely attentive and kind waitresses who provided good advice in regards to the menu & ordering. Will definitely return and would recommend you try it too!

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J
New England
23 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit was memorable. Excellent beet salad to start and delicious stuffed squid and stuffed pork loin. The dessert topped off the meal perfectly. Can’t wait to return!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, excellent wine and great service. A special restaurant.

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TM
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice meal during their Sunday prix fixe menu. The beef tongue with lentils was delicious, as was the stuffed calamari. The portions are fairly hearty and it definitely tasted authentic. Would highly recommend to those in Brunswick and beyond.

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BH
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This restaurant has been reopened after a several year hiatus. We really enjoyed a somewhat similar menu before. Now, however, the food was very disappointing. Over cooked, over salted and not cheap. Taramasalata was prepared in an unusual way, was not tasty and way too salty. I had rabbit with fettuccini---wrong pasta and rabbit was over cooked. Stuffed grape leaves for dinner and lamb chops were also disappointing and too salty. Walnut cake for dessert was dry and not at room temperature. I feel like whomever was cooking the food did not have much experience. I have a Greek cookbook which has some great recipes. Maybe I'll send a copy to the chef. We will not go again which is really too bad.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is amazing. You cannot go wrong with any of the spread appetizers and my mom and I split the lamb chops and fettuccine and both were absolutely amazing.

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CD
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to try Taverna Khione after reading a review in our local paper. We went on a Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed the Prix Fixe menu. The dining room is small and intimate, the service was great and the food was delicious ! Be prepared to try some new dishes. I think I have a couple of new favorites !

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PO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thrilled to discover this tiny gem in Brunswick. Fabulous Greek food in a tiny, simple setting. Charming service, excellent food, and homemade bread that is good enough to be sold by the loaf.

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PS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Greek food and wines. Small-dozen tables + 6 seat bar. Reservations recommended.
Sundays-menu written on blackboard-appetizers, entrée, dessert. Last Sunday was Greek Easter-so food was aimed at what one would find on that day. Weekdays-menu provides good mix of foods. Staff knowledgeable about wines. Wish I lived closer so I could make weekday evening visits.

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were welcomed warmly when we stepped through the door, the staff is very knowledgeable and will help suggest if you want. Very clean, great atmosphere, staff is attentive but not hovering. We definitely plain on returning.

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