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About Taverna Plaka

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!

2196 Cheshire Bridge Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Seafood, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:30am

Cross Street:
Woodland Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 636-2284

Website:
http://www.tavernaplakaatlanta.com/

Entertainment:
Thursday through Sunday we showcase Atlanta's best belly dance performers starting at 7:30 pm.
TAVERNA ROOM:
Party with seductive European/Middle eastern beats 8:30pm-2:30am on Friday and Saturday
CAFE ROOM:
Friday nights: Salsa night starts at 9 pm
Sunday nights: Enjoy Tango lessons

Catering:
Pick up only.

Parking Details:
Complimentary.

Public Transit:
MARTA

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Taverna Plaka Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fun (6)
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Special Occasion (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Authentic (4)
Live Music (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

awesome total experience!!! We visited for my mother's birthday. The food was great, service was just awesome, and the entertainment kept everything flowing. I would definitely recommend and visit again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

For appetizers, we enjoyed the hummus and tzatziki sauce, but not so much the red pepper/feta spread. A bit too salty to my taste. Chicken Plaka platter was good, and so were the gyro plates.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent service and food. They made the evening fun for everyone.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a wonderful time. The food is excellent. We had the flaming cheese, spanakopita, gyro plate, lobster ravioli, roasted lamb and Yaiyai chicken. It was excellent. The lamb was fork tender and the lemon potatoes were a treat. The flaming cheese was amazing. Everyone raves about their food. The entertainment and service were superb. It was a slow evening but the staff created the party atmosphere we were hoping for.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good time for a party of 10 celebrating two birthdays. Great atmosphere that encourages fun along with good music and belly dancers. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, People Watching, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We had a large group dinner at Taverna Plaka. We went with the chef’s menu including appetizers and dessert. Everything was great from the salad to the flaming cheese to the lamb to the baklava. Service was impeccable. Mackenzie is a gem. Will return for sure.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 25, 2017

It was dead until after 9 so my dinner party was a little embarrassing. Food was over seasoned, too salty, too lemony, etc.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 13, 2017

So much fun! Had a blast. Took family here for a special birthday ,lots of food, lots of fun, great music, dancing and a great atmosphere OPA!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great service fun atmosphere!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had an amazing time!!!!! Food, music, drinks and dancing all together!!! YEAH!!!! We are still talking and laughing about how much fun we had here! Great waiter!!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Live Music, Authentic, Comfort Food, Tapas
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Awesome! The food.. drinks... dancing.. everything!!!

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

First time there and we had a ball! The atmosphere was so much fun. Saturday night s they have belly dancers and it really adds to the fun. Napkin throwing, dancing on the tables, great service and some seriously good food. Highly recommend Taverna Plans!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We went for a family birthday dinner and had a blast. The food was fantastic, but the atmosphere was the highlight!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great place to have a big group of friends. Staff is very accommodating and gave us all great service!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Authentic, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We come there a lot, but this time our waitress was not good. She forgot about us. We waited forever for our food. The food we ordered was not good. We complained that we did not like it. And she did not seem to care or offer anything!! Even our son did not like his meal and he is 7. His chips with his chicken fingers came out soggy and his chicken fingers had no flavor and barely salted. We we loved the atmosphere but we were really disappointed in the service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great catering to young kids, service was a bit slow and the gyro meat was dry

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Ho-hum. The hummus was waaaaaay too dry and putty texture. Calamari was hard and the batter was not balanced. Whoever made the batter needs to check their measurements. The stuffed shrimp appetizer were the best thing that we had. This is not a restaurant for "foodies" or "gourmets".

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My son and I went on Mother's Day and this was our first visit to this restaurant. The food and service was excellent and the environment is fun. We had the Saganaki which is the flaming cheese, humus, lamb chops and walnut cake. Everything was cooked to perfection and was very tasty. Dimitar took great care of us. Watching him celebrate the birthdays and including others, especially the children was an added bonus. It was a unique experience that we thoroughly enjoyed. We will definitely go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 8, 2017

My friends and I really enjoyed the food and the ambiance. The server had a lot going on as she was working two additional tables. She was not familiar with some things on the menu and she did acknowledge that. She did get an answer for the things she did not know. It took a while to get those biscuits, but they were WORTH THE WAIT!!!!!!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Spicy, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Excellent food and service. Highly recommmend it.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Taverna is definitely the place to go with a large group. The food is tasty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 22, 2017

My husband and I took my visiting parents for a Saturday night (830) dinner at taverna plaka and we all loved it! We have been many times and love to share this place with visitors and other locals who have missed out. We had the chefs combo tasting menu and it's a great sampling of the dishes here. The atmosphere is definitely energetic and loud and the crowd and music starts to pick up around 8/9 on weekends. Highly recommend for a fun night out!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Dined at Taverna Plaka for a birthday.
The restaurant is a ton of fun, energetic wait staff, fun music/DJ and belly dancers.
It is a great place to have fun, be loud, dance and, well - party!
The food is mediocre, and in my opinion overpriced. Not necessarily for portion size, but flavor and the quality of the food. Shrimp and gyro meat were dry, as well as the octopus app. The octopus app you can skip, and we like octopus.
The service is super friendly and fun, but somewhat sparse when needed.
I would go there again with good time friends for an event. It is truly fun. Absolutely fun.
But I would not go back there for a meal.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Best Spanakopita I and my friends ever tasted! Great memories of a fun and entertaining night. Opa!!!

Tags: People Watching, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Every time I have been here it has been a great experience. Great food, staff, atmosphere, and amazing dancers. It's sure to be a lively entertaining dinner.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Very Entertaining!! I love it

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We have enjoyed this restaurant several times in the past. Food...Service...& Atmosphere were good. This past visit was a far different Experience. We hope it was just a bad night and not a reflection of overall changes in the restaurant.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The great food was spot on; some of the best that I have had in quite a while. The Italian food was pretty good as well. We do not eat seafood but they have quite a large selection of it as well. The service was very friendly and quick. The manager checked on all tables including ours multiple times.

It was a belly dancer a couple of times during the hour and 15 minutes we were there. I did miss the old fashioned group dancing that would occur throughout the restaurant every hour or so.

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Good food. Great service. So much fun! It was the perfect place for me to celebrate my birthday. I would definitely go again.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great experience!! The food is OK

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Very good food. Poor service.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 26, 2016

We went for my sons 18th birthday and we had a blast. They allowed me to have a cake dropped off and brought it out when the time was right. The entire party (16 ppl) got up and danced, the food was delicious, the service was outstanding, the atmosphere was very energetic. HIGHLY recommended, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Tapas
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2016

I used to love this place. The food was so amazing, and a great value. I had not been in a few years, mostly bc so many new restaurants to try out. But the location was good this night and I was truly looking forward to the meal. The hummus which used to be made at the table is now pre-made and stale tasting. The authentic greek recipes like lamb shank in orzo pasta are gone. Now there's Italian food and gyros. I tried the roasted lamb but is was bland and without much flavor. For the high-end price, the food was average. Frankly, Mediterranean grill has much better food now. The ambiance is not great but the food is good. Maybe I'm to blame for not going as much, so the menu was changed as a result. But now I see no reason to go at all. I can get average and above average greek style food closer to me, and for a much lower price.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 6, 2016

The seafood dishes were very good and the lamb was nice; the eggplant was so so
good service and very friendly and accomodating

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Authentic, People Watching, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Awesome service from Audrey, especially since it was her first week working at Taverna!! Thank you!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 23, 2016

The food was great - there is even a complimentary make-your-own-hummus! (Skip the menu hummus). The roasted lamb was perfect, the kabobs are great and the veggies are excellent. Service here was excellent, the waiter was attentive and the Greek guy (manager maybe) was fun. Will be back again!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 23, 2016

We went for my daughters 14th birthday party and it as an experience. The service wasn't great, the bathrooms were out of order and only one dancer really acknowledged our table (Canada dancer). Another problem I had when they had my 14 yr old on the table to say happy birthday they gave her a shot of something (I didn't realize it until it as over) so I couldn't share the video with friends and family. I hope it was grape juice like she said but I wasn't asked it that was OK. We did have a wonderful time and we will be back .. thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 4, 2016

Great food with very large portions. Great atmosphere

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 13, 2016

My first impression upon walking in, was that it was dated. We had a 6:00 reservation on a Sunday evening so I did take into account that's why we were the only table in the restaurant for most of our dinner. The server was very uninformed. We asked her what was the cut of beef on the kabobs? Her response was, We have lamb, chicken, and beef. Our response, We understand that, what is the cut of beef? Her response, I have no idea what you are talking about, I will have to go find out. She returned to tell us the cut. The same guest asked her what was the sauce on the Lamb Chop. Her response, You are really working me today, I will have to go find out. Overall- all of the food was such a disappointment. All of the food was mediocre. I wouldn't return here or recommend it. The place felt like a has been. We have too many wonderful restaurants to choose from in our food driven city.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 4, 2016

We went in as a couple for dinner on a Friday night and it was filled with bachelorette parties being very loud, dancing on stage, shouting, etc. The music was so loud. We moved to the porch to try and get away from the raucous but it was impossible. It wasn't just one bachelorette party it was several. It must be the place to go for some reason. They throw paper napkins up in the air when the belly dancers dance.
To make it even worse, the belly dancers only paid attention to the crazy partiers and ignored the normal guests.

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