Telly's Taverna

4.6
309 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
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.

Specials

Enjoy a small carafe of our house wine on us!

enjoy a small carafe of our house wine (re or white) on us. One per table.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 23, 2018

Ends: November 24, 2117

Availability: Daily 11:00AM-6:30PM

What 309 People Are Saying
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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love tellllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was great ! Excellent food

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LE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. Just had a large white piece of plastic in my white dip with pita.

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AV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Get a professional espresso machine, Nespresso doesn't cut it for any serious foodservice outlet.

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H
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and delicious food. Every time I visit this restaurant they treat me like family.

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RM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great, very friendly and accommodating staff. One of the nicest dining rooms in Astoria.

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent and fresh! Service is great, water was always being filled, our order was taken quickly, food comes out quickly. Staff is always friendly. We love going back time and time again.

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m
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food HORRIBLE service

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S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our dinner very much. The spanakopita is made to order and the best I’ve ever had! Perfect pastry, perfect filling. Our waitress from Thessaloniki took great care of us. A trip to Telly’s is like a trip to Greece.

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S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Welcoming staff and generous portions! The food from meat to seafood to vegetables were all incredible. Full flavor and cooked perfectly. We enjoyed a long meal and had friendly attentive wait staff. Definitely coming back!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Fabulous as always Service and Food perfect

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AV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a nice place, excellent food and service.
The coffee (espresso) however is not up to par.
Why?

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P
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and service. My favorite place to eat.

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b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Telly’s transports you to Greece for a couple of hours as you dine enjoying the ambiance and delicious fresh Greek cuisine.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.

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JO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and great look and feel. It was hard to have a conversation (not recommended for a first date) because it was so loud but overall loved it and can't wait to go back.

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P
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food everything was delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

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FD
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great grilled fish - very friendly and competent service.

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JP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We love Telly’s! The staff is always friendly and the food is so fresh ! Super fun, local Astoria spot ! It does get loud during prime time.

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VG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Tellys and go back everytime

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n
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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JP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Telly’s is an outstanding option for excellent Greek dishes, grilled octopus is a must, entrees are grilled to perfection. Service is great. Make a reservation for Friday and Saturday nights, the place is packed.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Telly's has delicious grilled seafood and the restaurant looks amazing. However, they only serve the dishes family-style (one big platter) instead of having individual sizes. I think it would be better if they also provided that in case guests don't like the same things.

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s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Telly is the best....service outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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L
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Mia, our wait person, was terrific. She knew the menu and all of the dishes as if she was Greek. (Of course she IS Greek as this is an authentic restaurant!) Great food, nice people.

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GR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Grilled snapper was fine, the lemon potatoes sub par, the dessert dry and the appetizers ordinary.

Very crowded Saturday evening and a noise level that made hearing yourself talk rather a challenge.

Have eaten here on at least one other occasion but after this last visit I intend to eat elsewhere in the neighborhood. It is not as if there was a dearth of Greek restaurants in the area.

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LK
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Four of us had dinner. Nice time starting with valet parking! Greek salad and calamari excellent start. Lamb chops, branzino, and dorado perfection. Unfortunately the pastitio was not good/gummy and dry-so bumping down the stars. But will for sure be coming back.

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SJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I have been dining there for some 30 years and knew it when it was less than 1/2 the size. The ambiance is great and we are treated like family. Fresh, fresh fish and great Greek dishes, all of great quality. To us it's worth the 45 minute - 1 hour drive and crossing 2 bridges. I look forward to their new venue in Portchester NY - it will be 1/2 hour and only 1 bridge . . . and I'm sure more than worth it.

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OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

What a bad experience at Telly’s Taverna.

1)Grilled Kallamari served room temperature almost cold. It is grill kallari HELLO have to served HOT.

2) Grill veggies room temperature, almost cold probably and not flavor at all. Grill veggies for $20 too expensive for the crap they brought at table. 3 pepper whole, 1/2 zucchini sliced, and 1/4 of eggplant sliced total cost market price probably $1.5 and they charge $20. They pre grill veggies they just put on “grill plate” to server.

3) Grill fish came room temperature. We order whole fish, not Deboned. Suppose to be hot or to release steam when you open it. Nothing. Also fish was over cooked.

It was descent presentation of food. You are serving the grill food on “grill plate” just make those “grill plate” warm or keep it warm when you serve the food. Also, deliver the food as fast as possible when grill kallamari get ready, grill veggies DO NOT PRE GRILL, do it at moment for the price $20 you are charging.
Grilled whole fish should not be over cooked, otherwise someone Malakas request so.

It is just Taverna in block. People have to be served the food in right way. Grilled food must served hot.

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C
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for a late lunch with some work mates. Great to be able to talk over excellent food and drink.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, as always!
Thank you for a great night!!

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AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food was fantastic. So fresh!

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TS
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was stale, looked like previous day’s leftovers. We were unnecessarily rushed. The ad stated we’d get a free carafe of wine, but received nine ! I will not be back ! A total ripoff !!!!

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Maria was an outstanding hostess and took wonderful care of us!

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Would have given a higher overall rating if the bathroom was cleaner and smelled better.

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s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always was great and delicios food!!!!!!!!!!

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WM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food

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f
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and we had an amazing experience. The staff couldn’t be any nicer and accommodating and the food was terrific. We will be back for sure.

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MR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, food and ambiance! Made my Valentine’s Day memorable!

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j
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love!!!l everything was delicious.

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