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Telly's Taverna

4.7
213 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
  • Authentic
Our authentic Greek cuisine is prepared using recipes directly from our family cookbooks. We have been here since 1990 with passionate care for our neighborhood! We make everything to order and use the freshest produce, fish, and meats available. In fact, you can even see how fresh our seafood is as we have it on display.
We serve favorites such as saganaki, taramosalta, skordalia, and whole fish including snapper, sea bass, and spearings. We also grill lamb chops, rib-eye steaks, chicken souvlaki, spiced burgers, octopus, salmon, and swordfish. Enjoy our full bar, stocked with wine, beer, and premium liquors.
Enjoy a beautiful evening on our patio or relax in our cozy dining room. Do you have an event coming up? Great! Call and ask how we can cater or host your next event.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch & Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am
Sun 11:00 am–12:30 am
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Phone number
(718) 728-9056
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dianna Loiselle owner and operator
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Catering
Please contact us to cater your next event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
28th and 29th St.
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Parking details
Street or private lot.
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Public transit
Astoria - Ditmars Blvd (N, Q)

Astoria Blvd (N, Q)
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Entertainment
Tellys has event nights that feature Greek live music!
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Special events & promotions
We post our events on Facebook, like us and stay connected.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 213 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Have been coming for over 20 years. Love sitting out back in good weather. Food,especially fish,is always good.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Lots of new wait staff on this very busy Sunday which made for slower than normal service. Food is consistently good in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Valet parking on weekends a plus.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service for a great price. Grilled octupus a must!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great & fresh whole fish entrees. Recommended if you like seafood and/or Greek food in general!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was good, some dishes excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great food

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We've been dining at Telly's since it opened over 20 years ago Telly was cooking and Nana was hosting and her 10 year old daughter Diana was taking orders. Now Diana is running the show and making everyone feel so welcome. It is not only the best Greek restaurant around it is one of NYC's best seafood restaurants. The fish is always fresh and perfectly cooked and if you're not a seafood lover there are always delicious lamb chops. We usually start with a large Greek salad followed by grilled calamari and octopus and some sides of lightly fried zucchini and potatoes. We then get a porgy, snapper or branzino. The Greek wines are very good. The service is very good from a friendly and professional staff. We live in Manhattan but it's worth the drive or subway ride. The place has a nice buzz with people enjoying themselves.

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1.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Blackened fish, no thanks!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Amazing food...as always

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Always the Best!!!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great authentic Greek food!!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

My first time to Telly's but not my last. Loved that I could make a reservation, plenty of seating, relaxed atmosphere where you don't feel rushed. The large Greek salad and tzatziki dip w/ pita were great starters that lasted through the rest of the meal. A giant plate of grilled vegetables, the chicken skewers, and the spanakopita were all great.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Outstanding fresh food. Everything was delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great food. Amazing service. We would absolutely go back again

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Wonderful meal with my cousins in town for a visit! Fantastic food and service!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Telly’s is my all time favorite in Astoria!! Love the calamari, salads, Saganaki and swordfish kebabs!! Can’t be beat!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Delicious fish. Have bronzino and share it. The staff couldn’t have been nicer. Very knowledgeable about the menu. With valet parking is a major plus

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We were a party of four. We love the convenience of valet parking. The wait staff is knowledgable and very pleasant. The fish is always fresh and well prepared and we loved the Greek salad, grilled vegetables and grilled octopus. The house wine was very good. It's always fun to be there.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Have had dinner at Telly's a few times now- never disappointed. Really nice selection of fish and other entrees. Great appetizers. Can get pretty busy on a weekend night- rightfully so. Will be returning

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Amazing food and service. Best Greek food outside of Greece! Don't believe me, go try it!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

The best Greek food in Astoria!! Fantastic octopus!!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was amazing, as always. Katarina is the best! We love Telly’s!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Amazing service and delicious food!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Telly's is always spot on!! Food,service and atmosphere. Awesome!! If we could we would be here every weekend. Love it!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Like always when we eat at Telly’s Taverna, we enjoy fresh and tasty food.....highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Tellys is a great place to enjoy a
fantastic meal. The drinks were huge, the food is reasonably priced
and delicious. Try the baklava!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was amazing with very large portions. The service was wonderful as well. We had multiple food allergies in our group which was no problem for them.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The appetizers were great but a little pricey. $12 for a slice of baked cheese is a bit high. All of the apps were very good. The entrees on the other hand were a different story. The red snapper was fairly flavorless and my chicken kabob was so dry when I cut into it there was saw dust. Replaced it for the biftekia which were much better but again pricey for some meat patties and soggy French fries.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We’ve been dining at Telly’s for 30 years. It’s the best Greek restaurant in Astoria. The owners treat everyone as if they are family. Food is always amazing especially the fresh salads and fish. You can’t go wrong. It’s our go-to restaurant forever !

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful service, great authentic Greek food, and fair prices. All good.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Another good meal at my go to Astoria Greek restaurant. A bit noisy that night but overall very good

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We love the food at Telly's. The renovations in the dining area are great. With the addition of the sound proofing dinner conversations are totally comfortable. Another great feature is the valet parking. Yay!! We love it every time we go

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This was our first time at Telly's and you can tell from the moment you enter and view the fresh fish that this might be the real "Greek" deal in Astoria. I've been to several other restaurants in the area and somehow neglected this. As an American who lived in Greece, I am very particular about the authenticity of Greek food here and this passed the basic test. Standouts were the Greek Loukanika (sausage...not like Italian) and the Greek salad. Good tomatoes for this time of year (winter) and no lettuce (thank god!). The service was attentive and it is busy but they did not rush us. Enjoy.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This was my first time at Telly’s. Great food. Would definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Has been a favorite of mine for many years since being introduced to it by a Greek friend.
Always consistently good and very authentic.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Dinner was delicious and prompt as always. Server was very good. We were seated in the back porch as there was a baptism party that took up the main dining room. That was distracting from the entire dining experience and very chaotic . They need to better plan out a more quiet dining experience for their consistent patrons, or close for their private parties. Our reservation was at 6pm on a Sunday night.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Telly's is a favorite for our family. We love Greek food. It is authentic and delicious. The wait staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The owner Dianna is always there and makes sure your needs are met for any occasion. All our friends and family love it and want to keep coming back. I am a huge fan and highly recommend them.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great ambience, food was delicious!!! Service was great, very attentive.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a great meal at Telly's. Excellent service.

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