Snack Taverna

4.5
486 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
We proudly serve the Clean Fresh Flavors of Greece.

Throughout the day, our kitchen serves up a bold flavored mix of traditional, home-style and contemporary Greek cooking.

Our Taverna is a warm and welcoming space that features high tin ceilings, exposed brick walls and oversized windows.

Since 2003, good food and friendly service have defined the “ethos” of our restaurant.

Our full liquor bar consists of hard to find artisanal Greek wines as well as a list of seasonally inspired cocktails .

Snack Taverna seats up to 45 guests comfortably and 4 at the bar.

We welcome private events and off-site catering.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:45pm
Sunday and Monday : 5:00pm - 9:45pm

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
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Phone number
(212) 929-3499
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Snack Taverna offers a full line of catering direct form our delivery and restaurant menus. We can also tailor an event to your specific needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th Avenue, Morton and Bedford
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Parking details
There is plenty of street parking as well as a parking garage across the street.
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Public transit
Take the Red Line 1, 2 or 3 train to either Christopher St (4 blocks down 7th ave.) or Houston St (4 blocks up 7th ave.). We are located on the corner of 7th avenue and Bedford. The Blue Line A, E and C or Orange Line F, V, B or D stop to West 4th street. Cross Bleeker to 7th avenue and then continue down 7th avenue 3 blocks to Bedford.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Tue 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:15PM - 10:30PM
Wed 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:15PM - 10:45PM
Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:15PM - 10:30PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

What 486 People Are Saying
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LS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb triangles are amazing! I’d go back just for that.

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TD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of us met before a show at the Cherry Lane Theater, and although the service felt a little slow (it's a very relaxed, charming vibe) to this NYC A-type, they asked about our time-frame and did in fact have us out in perfect time to make the show. A nice range of food to accomodate a tableful of issues, all delicious. A couple more beer options would make it almost perfect.

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j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

CREATIVE MENU WITH MANY OLD STANDBYS. FOOD WAS EXCELLENT! WAITER WAS FUN .

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Snack Taverna. Food is delicious and they make you feel special without being over the top. Love it equally on a quiet Tuesday or a bustling Friday.

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SA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was very good. Especially the lamb triangles and the veggies were very fresh. The service was slow though. But the food was worth the wait.

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VS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We used to go to this restaurant a few times a year, but now we won't be back. While the food is good, the service has become downright annoying. That kind of smug fake niceness that comes with some hipster waiters. Even without that, the restaurant broke my cardinal rule of dining out. NEVER BRING ENTREES OUT WHILE YOUR TABLE IS STILL ENJOYING STARTERS. It's expected at cheaper places, but this is a nice restaurant, and when our waiter came out with the entrees, we looked up and he kind of stood there waiting for us to move our plates so he could put the next course down. But we didn't. In case you weren't reading, we don't like that, and it was honestly kind of a stare down and I had to ask him to please take them back and wait 5 minutes. Needless to say that went over great.
Secondly, I ordered a wine that was supposedly akin to a Sauvignon Blanc. Since all of the wines are Greek, no one who goes there is familiar with any of them, so you have to depend on their decisions on what to give you. Yes, I know it's a greek restaurant, just another hurdle. I didn't like it, but it improved with the food. So he brings the wine in a non-wineglass which is really hard to tell how much wine there is in them, and I finish it in no time and order another. When I get to my third, I politely ask if they can make their pour a little bigger. Not a big request I would think as we're spending a fair amount of money as I've ordered three wines, a starter and an entree. And the place is EMPTY as it was Columbus Day weekend. He snaps at me, "IT'S 5 OUNCES!" Oh, my, forgive me! 5 ounces! I didn't know there were such strict measures here. So the air there has taken over what was once a great little spot with really good food. Sorry, but you've lost customers.

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d
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I came here for a Saturday lunch and were pleasantly surprised that the restaurant was not packed. The next surprise was that the food was actually excellent Greek food with some dishes I was unfamiliar with. I was very happy with the lamb triangles (spiced lamb/beef with graviera cheese); the portion was more than I could eat (3 large triangles), not to mention a tasty side grain dish and some greens. My husband was equally impressed by the lamb burger he ate that came with cypriot potatoes. The waiter was very attentive and kind . . . no complaints. I will certainly be back.

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FF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I thought the food was good, the service indifferent. The staff were generally polite but inattentive.

With so many choices in the neighborhood we patronized the restaurant because of a promotion from a local theater, but at bill time they refused to honor it. I was dumbstruck. It's not as if we weren't liberal in our ordering. My wife and I dropped $165.

The main reason to come here is the handsome bones of the place on a lovely block in the West Village. But honestly, with so many cute neighborhood joints with decent food to choose from, I'll be spending my money elsewhere.

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JD
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were seeing a show at the Cherry Lane Theatre, and they sent us a list of local restaurants. Some were very pricey, but Snack seemed a bit more reasonable, so we booked. My friend arrived before I did, and secured a table at the window, giving us a pleasant view of the street as the sun gradually went down. I started with a tasty specialty cocktail (my friend just had a soda) and got a small plate of the veal meatballs, which were very tasty. My friend ordered chicken, and I got the eggplant stuffed with lamb and beef. There was lots of food, all of it good, but we still managed dessert. This turned out to be a great choice, and I made sure to get a business card on my way out.

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LA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had wonderful service before a show at the Comedy Cellar. Delightful server, delicious dips, and a delicious classic Greek salad. Highly recommended.

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s
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Snack is a treasure. We have been going for over 10 yrs- every time we are in town!

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f
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent Greek food. Was there at an early hour, so the place was empty, therefore, no noise.

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n
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both fantastic! Bartender was welcoming as was the waiter who explained the menu options well. Greek wine isn’t my favorite but we were able to taste it and get a good recommendation from the waiter. Dips were super delicious. Quaint place. Tiny bathroooms.

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Village food !

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d
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is becoming our favorite very quickly! First time came here just for drinks at the cozy small bar - delicious creative drinks, but didn't eat. Second time came here for dinner - even better! The food is light, flavorful, perfectly portioned, and comforting. We had the grape leaves, feta and watermelon salad, roasted rosemary chicken with chickpeas and gold raisins, and butter beans in tomato sauce with feta. Couldn't stop eating, everything was SO good. The service is extremely attentive and quick to suggest options and refill water glasses!

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Snack. the service was friendly, helpful and fast. The food was excellent

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NY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was nearly empty on Sunday around noon--amazing! Skip the crowded brunch places with the long lines ad go to Snack Taverna instead!

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NR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I've always liked the food at Snack Taverna, but this time the service was just terrible.

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N
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific little place with delicious food and friendly service. We ordered several small plates to share, beginning with a huge Greek salad. The octopus was especially good. Will definitely return.

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CS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went before a show in SoHo and it was great. Great for sharing small plates, delicious food, and attentive service. Small, but quiet and a lovely location.

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H
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The stuffed pepper is one of the best vegetarian dishes in the city!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food not great at all. Not authentic Greek

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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you like Greek food, this is a great go-to place in the West Village. Tzatziki, hummus, zucchini fritters, stuffed peppers, spinach triangles, shrimp Santorini -- all sooo good. And the service was very friendly and helpful too!

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n
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was first time for all of us at Snack Taverna. We were seeking yummy Greek food in a relaxing setting and it delivered on that...and then some. Food was very good, service was attentive and overall the atmosphere was the typical, cozy West Village neighborhood place. Would definitely come back.

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GR
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've eaten here over the years & are always satisfied with the consistently flavorful food & good service. The exposed brick-walled ambiance is relaxed & comfortable -- very reminiscent of places we've dined in while in Greece.
I highly recommend Snack Taverna.

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MC
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is lovely modern Greek in a sweet little West Village space. The bar is minimal, but the Greek wine selections are choice. It’s the kind of place that you’ll go to again and again.

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F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in NY. Terrific food. And our waiter couldn't have been nicer. Can't wait to go back.

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NY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A great neighborhood go-to. I've been many times and will continue to visit.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a great time with friends who go to Greece every year. Very nice retsina also!

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e
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Service was unpleasant. Food was bland and disappointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

The server was not that service minded and didn’t seem to enjoy his job. The food was ok, but curiosly spicy, even though it didn’t complement the dish. I had the lamb triangels and they were so spicy I couldn’t finish them.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was fantastic, however the server was not attentive. We waited 30min before someone checked in on us. My friend and I were deep in conversation until we realized that no one came to fill our water cups. When the server came, we asked if we could cancel our entree since it had been over 30min and he said it was already ordered. Then we had to waited another 15min and when we asked why it took so long, he said it couldn’t be ordered any faster. The comment was unnecessary especially since he gave us a hard time about cancelling the entree.

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MA
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

went or dinner. Started with octopus salad and greek salad. Both very good. Each had bronzini for dinner. It was excellent. Would highly recommend it for good greek dinner

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s
London
14 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Traditional Greek food, but all of the ingredients and preparation is just a cut above.

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NY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot for post movie dinner. Delicious food. Excellent service. Perfect neighborhood spot.

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w
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

lovely clean neighbor spot but food portions are so small compared to price paid a little more on the plate would make me go back sadly we will not

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, healthy pours with the beverages and all around great service! Branzino was divine. Lamb shank was amazing falling off the bone. Rice pudding perfect sweetness!

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lots of tapas to choose from - great for sharing. Food was good!

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TF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick bite to eat and their Chicken entrée was enough for two people. The hummus is made to order and tasted delicious! Great ambiance and service on a rainy Thursday :) will return again.

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JG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great pre-theater place. We arrived only one hour before curtain and the kept pace brsik for us so we could be out in 45 minutes. Great small plates selection.

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