Taverna Plaka

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Taverna Plaka - where you are invited to join in the Plaka tradition of plate sharing & the celebration of life, of love & the pursuit of simple pleasures. Feast on a variety of Greek, Italian and Seafood dishes!

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SO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has everything!!! The food is EXCELLENT, the entertainment far exceeded my expectations. My co-workers loved truly enjoyed themselves. Dmitry, manager, always make me feel like we've known each other for years!

AR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our waiter Fose. Atmosphere very energetic and fun.

BJ
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience1

We had a large group with a reservation and we were seated promptly at our reservation time. The restaurant was LOUD with music blasting well beyond comfort level - nobody could hear anything, including the people seated directly next to us. (For reference, we then went to a live band show at the Masquerade that was quieter.) We gave up yelling and just texted through our very long, slow meal. I think they were really understaffed, and while our waiter was hustling and trying his best, he had our giant table (15 people), the giant table next to us (probably more like 20 people) and then several smaller tables. It was probably an hour before anybody took our orders. However, the food arrived relatively quickly after that, and it was delicious! We shared the flaming cheese appetizer and the gyro platter, and it was plenty for 2 people. The tzatziki sauce in particular was really flavorful.

We were in a party mood when we arrived and ready to have fun, but with the volume levels and the lack of service, it really put a damper on things. I just had just one drink because I couldn't get anybody to take my order for another (but my drink - a lime coconut martini - was also excellent). We took up that giant table for more than 2 hours because everything was so slow. In the end, we were charged the mandatory large group gratuity, which we paid but everybody grumbled about. I had been to the restaurant previously and enjoyed the fun atmosphere, and maybe I'm just getting old, but I can't scream through dinner. Please consider turning the music down and hiring some additional staff.

AP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always AMAZING! Best place to celebrate....well ANYTHING....

JW
Atlanta
70 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Greek food combined with outstanding service

AK
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a group of 21, and it was awesome! Wonderful wait staff, easy to make the reservation, and delicious food. Highly recommend!

BB
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We were seated out of the main dining room in the back where there was only one other table of customers. Apparently the other table was controlling the music... and it was a lot of Miley Cyrus. A lot of the staff went over to this back room to "hang out" away from other customers. It felt more like we were being served where the staff took breaks- and that is just as awkward of a dining experience as you'd imagine. It took about 10 minutes back there to even have a server take our drink order. I'd eat here again in the main dining area only- don't let the staff here overfill the restaurant and sit you in the back. The food was good, but half of dining out is the experience.

OT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taverna Plaka is always a great time! The food is fabulous and the belly dancers heighten the energy!

T
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooooo this place is beyond amazing!!!! If you’re looking for something quaint and quiet, this is not the place. However, if u are looking to have fun, let ur hair down, enjoy GREAT food this is the place. The lamb chops is everything!!! Thank u for making my birthday special.

BD
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a birthday celebration...fun for all ages...OPA!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate a birthday!

c
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was great. the crowd is great. valet great... services and energy is awesome OPA! OPA!

c
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible place! Food outstanding, service phenomenal, and music just right

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was fun and had good was great. There was a DJ and I felt the music was too loud at times. It was difficult to carry on a conversation, I wish I would have asked to be seated outside. Otherwise it was a great experience.

AP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, we had the best time! Great place to celebrate birthdays, anniversary's, etc.

BL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This an absolute delicious and fun adult place to dine. On the weekends there is a DJ and belly dancers. The food is phenomenal. Treat yourself! OPAAAA!

JD
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time, food excellent,entertaining. would recommend to all.

A
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Restaurant seems to be a great place for large parties. There is music and belly dancing.
For couples dining.
I’d say it’s average. The servers were very attentive. But the food was just average.

MF
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very loud but very fun! I would not recommend for an intimate date night. Great for friends

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Great music and great fun! Food not too good, but that was to be expected since this restaurant is more for the ambiance and party

b
Atlanta
74 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food My friend had the lamb shank which was excellent. I has the lamb kabobs which were good too but the lamb shank was better. We had the octopus which came with the most delicious hummus I’ve ever had. Will definitely go back again and highly recommend it

SJ
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my 26th birthday here , and I had a blast ! The server and owner made me feel special and took care of us ; Always love coming here .

OT
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good wine and food. Good service. Enjoyed the outdoor porch.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun environment, super happy staff, good food and drinks. Had a great time overall, been here twice now. Hidden gem!

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tavern Plaka never disappoints! It’s a very fun and engaging environment. The music is wonderful, the staff are very friendly and the food is delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Had a great time at a birthday party however compared to the last time I visited it wasn’t as happening. This is to be expected considering I went on a Wednesday and last time on a Friday. On weekdays the music is played off a playlist so it isn’t as fun. However, we thoroughly enjoyed dancing on tables and imitating the belly dancers fun moves!

SB
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is too much fun and not to be missed! The food was excellent. The service was just what you need, not pushy and the drinks were never left empty. If you want something a little unexpected then this is your place. It you want quiet and low key then take a pass.

BB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Greek choices reasonably priced for the Buckhead area. I mentioned on my reservation 2 in our party are gluten sensitive and the waiter knew exactly what we could or could not have. Very festive atmosphere even on a Sunday night.

LA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I had sooo much fun there celebrating my birthday! The server was a little slow, as it seemed like he was taking care of every table in the restaurant, but he was so friendly and fun. The environment is lively and energetic and it's the perfect place to let loose and have a great time!

ZF
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I'm in the mood for a great time and amazing food Taverna is my favorite spot to unwind, party and fill my belly. The customer service is top notch from the time you enter to when you leave. The music is and entertainment is always fun and I s fun and I pretty much order the Lamb Chops every time I come. One of my favorite places in Atlanta.

OT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food alone is enough to have you keep coming back. Everything was delicious. The yaiyai chicken is out of this world. The service is very friendly and good. This is a must have place.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience2

The food was overcooked and not great at all.

EA
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is legendary. The service, food, energy, and value are top notch. It honestly puts alot of other Mediterranean places to shame in the Atlanta area.

I
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! Loved it! Great food and great atmosphere!!!!!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husbands birthday. Good food, great atmosphere.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was awesome!
Appetizer #1: The spanakopita was tough and chewy, like old dough.
Appetizer #2: The fried calamari was perfect!
Appetizer #3: The fresh hummus was the best I've ever had.
Meal #1: The lamb shank had a wonderful flavor; however, it was sorely lacking of meat. The vegetables were cooked to perfection.
Meal #2: The lamb tenderloin was overly dry and the portion was more inline for a petite woman, not a man. The corn souffle was delicious.
Meal #3: The moussaka was savory.
Meal #4: The chicken kabobs were seasoned beautifully.
Dessert #1: The tiramisu tasted okay, but was not made with the traditional ladyfingers.
Dessert #2: The walnut cake was the best I've ever had.
Dessert #3: The baklava was perfection!

RA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly restaurant employees. The entertainment was amazing

GT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belly dancer was good and service great. I really loved the food. Try the salmon dip and the fresh hummus was great. Pita triangles were warm and soft. My lambchops were great. Stuffed chicken was too dry to eat but they took it off the bill.

They treated my son great (it was his 21st bday).

M
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom wanted Greek for her birthday. I had been here before and enjoyed myself. By the time we left she had such a great time she could not stop talking about it.

OT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, I highly recommend.

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