The Greek Taverna

4.5
54 reviews
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Family owned & operated Full service restaurant Specializing in homemade Greek cuisine as well pasta & pizzas. Fresh seafood, tender meats and Many vegetarian dishes as well as gluten free options. The Greek Taverna has combination entrees to get a taste of just about everything Greek! Daily Happy Hour 4pm-7:30pm. Beautiful 10 seat bar with flat screen TVs. Enjoy our made to order Greek Sangria (red or white) along with several other specialty drinks! Opa! We look forward to serving you!
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PA
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came in with a party of eight on a Saturday night for a Birthday party. We were pleasantly surprised by how nice the restaurant was and the quality of the food and service. Nearly everyone ordered something different, so we were able to sample the Moussaka, Kebabs, fish of day (Salmon), and their baked pasta dishes. Everyone was very happy with their meals and everything tasted fresh and homemade. Dessert was great too. Fair Warning: The pasta dishes are huge, so count on leftovers. The service was excellent and attentive throughout. The bar area looked nice and Happy Hour is until either 7:00 or 7:30 (can't remember for sure), so we definitely plan to go back for Happy Hour.

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LL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bread and dipping oil is the best anywhere. My spaghetti with shrimp and feta was outstanding. My husband’s shish Kabob was delicious. Service always superb. A great place for a quiet dinner for 2 or a family celebration.

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NH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cute place, great apps, perfect date night.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional Greek food with fantastic service! Highly recommend it! I had the chicken sishkabob and my date had the Souvlaki. We finished it off with a shared baklava with delicious vanilla ice cream! We will be back!!

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AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentine’s Day

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M
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was awesome! Food delicious and just the right noise level . Nice after a typical Monday workday! Food was delicious. The family orders included Pastichio , Rockfish special and Lamb Kabobs. All well seasoned and served at perfect temp!

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c
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The calamari was the low-light of the meal, likely fried in oil temp that was too low. Strong oil flavor. Entrees were under-seasoned. Rockfish entree special was quite nice.

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MB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. I specifically loved the dolmades. The waitstaff was professional and friendly. The atmosphere was nice and comfortable. I will definitely return.

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r
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We were there on a Saturday around lunch time. The service was excellent. The waitress friendly and knowledgeable. The menu is available on line. My partner had the Hero and I had the stacked sandwich. Both were very good and clearly an ample amount of food. If you had the soup or salad for appetizer, the sandwich I had could easily have been shared. there was aa blackboard on the wall with their dinner specials.

We shared a desert and it was excellent.

I would recommend this place for lunch or yearly afternoon mean too anyone. The time of day we were there it was not busy at all. A great time to sit and enjoy our meal.

We will be back to try dinner.

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WC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was excellent! I had the pasta with marinara sauce and a dirty martini for dinner and a cup of espresso to finish things off, FABULOUS! And Patrick was fantastic in his service, he really made us feel welcome! I shall return! Thanks Greek Taverna!

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PS
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited on Friday evening with friends. We had a delightful evening, delicious food and, Cat as our outstanding server! Thanks- we’ll be back! Merry Christmas!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner for fourteen people!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great. The owners are very nice and friendly.

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MD
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Greek food made by a family who is the restaurant business for three generations. Service is excellent.

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SC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited several times and have always been pleased with the delicious food and gracious service.

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N
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this restaurant. The food is excellent and plentiful. The staff is friendly and efficient. Prices are very reasonable.

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D
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Night out for dinner with my wife

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Delicious!

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. Good service.

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NJ
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Would go back again. Had a party of 6. Plenty of room to dine, decor is very modern & cozy too. Service was good Had traditional Greek menu & 3 specials. Combo plates were plenty for 2 or 3 to share with a added salad as s meal. Special cocktails were yummy. Bread was wsrm & good, with a very flavorful oil dipping sauce!
Seafood pasta was full of huge scallops,shrimp. The sauce was creamy with a light balance that didn’t over power the seafood. Portions were more than plentiful ! A pizza was ordered & crust was crunchy & great flavor. Will go back & .get pizza to go. All in All a great dining & would tell others to go. Great place for date nite!

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c
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite! Delicious Greek food (appetizers big enough to share), nice dinner specials & great service!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly service, excellent atmosphere - highly recommend

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T
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and amazing food made this a highlight of our trip to Richmond.

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SG
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we were one of two groups of friends dining at the taverna on a recent evening. service was good. good selection of typical greek fare. gluten free options would be nice. vegetarian gluten free diners who want more than a salad are challenged.

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MA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were driving through Richmond on our way to Charlottesville and wanted to eat somewhere that was not a chain. The food was great, lovely building and easy to access from the interstate.

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GG
Richmond
56 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great flavors. Huge portions. Will absolutely go back.

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

I love the ambiance of this place the food is outstanding and it just makes for an all around great place to bring friends and even just you and your spouse for date night! The calamari was wonderful and so was the Pikilia. Putting together peas and artichoke hearts isn't something I would ever have thought to pair together but they are delicious and I look forward to it each time we go.

Kat

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D
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

This was our son's birthday. We have always had good service in the past and the food is good to excellent. On this occasion I had made a reservation. When we arrived we were seated and the server gave us menus. We had to ask for utensils and water. There was a delay in taking our order and there was a 25-30 minute wait for the meal. Our server said several times he was sorry for the delay. I did order Salmon but have ordered it before and did not have this wait. 2 couples who came in after we did placed their order and were served before we received our order. It appeared there may have been a problem in the kitchen and they may have been under staffed. Despite this we will go back again and I hope for better service.

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AF
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Our visit to your restaurant was wonderful. My mother enjoyed her birthday dinner very much. Loved her food and overall experience. I have only one negative and that was the waitress. Lack of attention to our drinks. Made rude comments about my dad wanting “pink stuff” instead of him saying sweet n low. I left a special request on our reservation that when it was time for the check for it to please be handed to me and not announced over the table or asked how did we want the check split. The waitress walked over to the table and loudly asked “so how are we splitting these checks?” Other than that we had a great time.

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S
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meeting friends of long standing who also like Greek food we were pleasantly greeted and seated and informed of daily specials, as well as the fact that it was still happy hour pricing on alcohol. After perusing the extensive menu choices of both Greek and Italian style entrees we ordered out specialty choices (3 Greek and 1 Italian). Our salads were brought promptly and the entrees arrived at an appropriate time later. The food was outstanding in preparation and presentation and quite flavorful. Our waitress was attentive and informed and not cloyingly present unnecessarily. We each made the comment that we would definitely return in the future.

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RV
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service and food was authentic Greek and surprisingly tasty! Ambience is meh but the people were very friendly. Wife and I went for a much deserved date night and we had a great time!

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D
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a place we return to often. We went to that location when it had another name. We still love the food, the friendly welcome, and the choices on the menu.

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v
Richmond
125 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful addition to the neighborhood. We used to frequent this location when it was the Crazy Greek, and enjoyed it but enjoyed the Greek Taverna even more. The food was wonderful, I had a special: almond encrusted salmon and my wife had the lamb chops - both were delicious. They could not be more accommodating, my wife asked if one of her side dishes: peas and artichokes could be made without onions and our waiter said that it is normally made with onions but he would ask if the chef could make some without - which he did! The rice pilaf that I had as one of my side dishes is the best I've ever tasted - much more than just browned rice! The dining room is light and open, very inviting. All-in-all, a delightful restaurant, we will be back, often!

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B
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

food was great and service matched! newly remodeled and it shows!!

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K
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit to The Greek Taverna. Everything we ordered was delicious. Nice neighborhood restaurant.

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BM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed nice lunch, Lamb & the home made sausage great. Bill Meyers

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PS
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal- some were later arriving than others. It took a while to get drinks refilled (water and tea), and getting checks was rather a slow process. We’ll be back, but was disappointed with the service.

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LH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super-friendly service, excellent fresh food. Great place to celebrate!

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CW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful find! We had great service and the owners were so friendly and attentive. Authentic Greek food! Everything from our appetizers of Dolmades and Spanakopita to the delicious dessert of Baklava was some of the best Greek food I have had. Homemade sausage entree was so wonderful. Everyone at the table loved it! I can't wait to go back to try other entrees.

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding, food quality and quantity above average. Go hungry, and if not sure what to order, take the waiters suggestions .

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