The Greek Taverna
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.
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.
Cute place, great apps, perfect date night.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Birthday dinner for fourteen people!
The food was great. The owners are very nice and friendly.
Wonderful Greek food made by a family who is the restaurant business for three generations. Service is excellent.
We have visited several times and have always been pleased with the delicious food and gracious service.
We love this restaurant. The food is excellent and plentiful. The staff is friendly and efficient. Prices are very reasonable.
Night out for dinner with my wife
Great food. Good service.
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!
Our new favorite! Delicious Greek food (appetizers big enough to share), nice dinner specials & great service!
Great food, friendly service, excellent atmosphere - highly recommend
Fantastic service and amazing food made this a highlight of our trip to Richmond.
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.
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.
Great flavors. Huge portions. Will absolutely go back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
food was great and service matched! newly remodeled and it shows!!
This was our first visit to The Greek Taverna. Everything we ordered was delicious. Nice neighborhood restaurant.
Enjoyed nice lunch, Lamb & the home made sausage great. Bill Meyers
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.
Super-friendly service, excellent fresh food. Great place to celebrate!
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.
The service was outstanding, food quality and quantity above average. Go hungry, and if not sure what to order, take the waiters suggestions .