Telly's Taverna

4.7
322 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.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 23, 2018

Ends: November 24, 2117

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

What 322 People Are Saying
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AM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious!!!

MC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Looking forward to dinner at Telly’s because a friend raves about it. Disappointed. 3 of us ordered the branzino and all three fish were over cooked!! When we told the waitress she brought over some lemon and oil sauce. Not the same as a moist fish! However she did bring a free dessert. Don’t know if we’ll return.

MW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! Everyone we bring is delighted. Whole fish is terrific.

A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently delicious!!

i
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Telly’s will always be my favorite and i love sharing it to all my friends...........and Telly’s always step up to the plate and never disappoint!!!

D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is the best thing about this place! All fresh and delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was great experience, I’d recommend this place to who likes greek food and culture :)

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting family

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was ok. Service was very inconsistent - had to ask 3 times for the bill.

Ordered - fried calamari - great, fried jalopenos but got grilled instead - ok, branzino - ok little dry, grilled sardines - ok but little dry as well.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Delicious home made food. Highly recommend!!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and ambience. Service a bit slow but wait staff friendly and accommodating.

s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love tellllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was great ! Excellent food

LE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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.

DA
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always on point. The best

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.

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.

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.

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

Great food HORRIBLE service

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.

S
Washington DC
4 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!

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

Fabulous Fabulous as always Service and Food perfect

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?

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.

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.

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

Great food and great service.

DA
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t beat Telly’s. The best

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.

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.

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

Great grilled fish - very friendly and competent service.

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.

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

We love Tellys and go back everytime

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

Excellent food and service!

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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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