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Telly's Taverna

175 reviews
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$31 to $50
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This Astoria classic exudes Mediterranean charm with its lovely back garden and airy main dining room. The daily picks are served whole, grilled and, if you like, de-boned
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Hours of operation

Lunch & Dinner:

Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am

Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am

Sunday: 11:00am - 12:30am
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Phone number
(718) 728-9056
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Please contact us to cater your next event.
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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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Tellys has event nights that feature Greek live music!
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 175 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

MatthewM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

One of the many outstanding Greek restaurants in Astoria. Telly's has a very authentic vibe and specializes in fresh seafood dishes. The grilled seafood combination for 2 people is a perfect choice for a couple. Servers are friendly and helpful. Spacious restaurant, so perfect for any size group!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent red snapper .. can’t wait to go back !

vipjays (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Me and the wife love Telly's been going for years ,this past Saturday we took 2 friends with us we had a problem with the new waiter at the end of finishing the entrees my wife went to talk to management they where so very sorry to hear about our service they gave us the complete meal for 4 and drinks ,deserts on the house I will always be there costumer all done Telly's thank you

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Always a good meal.

vipGood2go (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Good and service great but server didn't know how to fillet the fish. Way too many bones in 3 of our dinners

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

FabulousFood great service

Kabirp (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

I really loved the food and service provided by the restaurant servers. All of them appeared to be very amicable and caring.

SuburbiaJim (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

There is a reason why my family and I have been eating at Telly's for over 25 years. They not only expanded the size of the restaurant a number of years ago but they actually got better. The food is authentic and of high quality, and while they have a full Greek Menu my wife and I visit mostly for fish done to perfection and service that comes with a smile; OK, so they treat us like family. We drove down from New City in Rockland County (2 bridges away) and were rewarded with a visit from Nanna who was visiting from Florida (Previous owner) and Diana (daughter/current owner) made the rounds to say Hello. We enjoyed a delightful unhurried dinner with friends. Can't ask for better.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

As always very good food, fresh fish and salads. The consistency here is amazing..always good.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

I went here with friends on Friday evening for a birthday celebration dinner. It was our first time trying Telly's & we left very happy with our meal. The apps were excellent, especially octopus as one would expect in Astoria. Our only advise is to get the whole fish not de-boned & do it yourself - we didn't do this & it was hard to eat the tiny pieces we were served. The staff was helpful & our server was a great help with suggestions for our group! We will go back I'm sure, especially in the winter because their indoor dining room has a nice vibe.

vipgabrij (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Very simply, the best Greek restaurant in New York City. As much as I love an occasional lavish dinner at one of the high end spots in Manhattan, and most of them have excellent food, Telly's is just as good, a lot more reasonably price in a charming setting with consistently friendly service.

Their Horiatiki salad is delicious, not to mentioned served in the most beautiful salad bowls around, both the large and the small. Their meze are all superb. My favorite is either their Octopus or the Gigantes, but he list goes on. Their swordfish kebab is consistently melt-in-your-mouth delicious. So much so that I went there twice last week and ordered it both times.

My favorite - hands down!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

A Saturday out with my wife. Great time, great service and great food. Seating was a bit tight but that's to be expected when the place was packed. Everything was wonderful. I would go back anytime. Also, they have valet parking and that is a huge plus in that busy neighborhood.

vipJohnnyORD (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

My wife and I flew in from Chicago to attend the USMMA football game. Open Table led us to Telly’s.

The previous reviews helped us select Telly’s. The welcome, the service, the food: Outstanding.

We had the fried cheese (can’t spell saganoki) and greek salad. So fresh. The tomatoes and feta some of the finest. We then had red snapper (they deboned) and lamb chops. Stunning.

Telly’s treated us w/ dessert—-donuts w/honey. An amazing treat for an amazing night.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

The BEST place to enjoy authentic grilled fishes and authentic Greek delicacies. No hassle reservations make it the "no brainer" BEST CHOICE in Astoria. They welcome large party reservations too!!

Peter (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

Overall we had a great dinner. The food was great. I loved the appetizers. The Fish wasn't all that I thought it would be. The desserts were tasty for sure. Service was average at best.

vipMountpp (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

Telly’s is a good restaurant. The problem is that it could be better. Also, with so many restaurants to choose from in the area, not sure it’s worth going back.
The food is generally good- not great , service is also ok. The problem is the price. It was about $50per person for 5 people. That was for 2 salads, 3 shared appetizers, 3 shared main courses, one dessert and 2 drinks. I think that’s a lot for a local, neighborhood restaurant that is nothing more than average.

vipDeirdra (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent food and service...

Deb1 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 16, 2017

We have been enjoying meals at Telly's for years. When our relatives come to NY we always go there for at least one meal. This time, however, the food was tasteless and the service was friendly, but sporadic. My daughter is still waiting for her drink.
The calamari was greasy and bland. The saganaki was delicious.
We ordered two whole fish. The bass was good, while the Bronzini tasted old. On our way out, we noticed that the fish in the display looked old and tired and smelled the same.
Needless to say, we were extremely disappointed and will find a new Greek restaurant in Astoria.