Village Taverna Greek Grill

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$30 and under
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Greek
Greek Restaurant located near Union Square and NYU
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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NL
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful find in the Village. Nearly impeccable service (the waiter arrives moments after you think you want something), food portions substantial and very tasty, lovely setting.
Highly recommend.

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Really lousy Greek food. My lamb shank was tasteless and the tomato sauce in which it was cooked was gloppy and bland, without even a hint of cinnamon. Even their taramasalata was bad. And $12.00 for a glass of Retsina, ridiculous! No thank you, I'll never go there again. I've had much, much better Greek food in places costing about half their prices.

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service once the waiter realized we had a reservation. When that misunderstanding was clarified he grew attentive instead of snarky. When we wanted another drink after dinner and offered to move to the bar (he’d been worried about the table at first), he insisted we stay in place. Good food we shared several small plates, comfortable space between tables for business conversation, and all without breaking the bank.

A
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While I have eaten at the Village Taverna often over the last many years and always enjoyed it, this was the 1st time there with a Greek friend whom I allowed to do all the ordering. I can’t pronounce or even remember the dishes we ate but all was wonderful.......abundant, tasty, and excellent value.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fresh Greek food with outstanding service

SV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!’

MG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue to have a great time at Village Taverna. The food, atmosphere, and service all around is the best.

MC
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a treat to have authentic Greek food with a modern flare. The spanakopita was incredible and my husband said the Moussaka was outstanding! We will be back...

PC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, excellent lunch with friends

t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, atmosphere and service!! It’s consistently excellent!!!

NF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They were so nice and accommodating. The food delicious and service was warm and welcoming. Three of the four people in our party had never been here and they left big fans.
Thank you for a lovely eveining .

b
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

If u love garlic go for their spreads. Pita was great

AY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. A little loud, but nothing out of the ordinary in NYC.

PH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A favorate place to meet friends and dine. Great service.

HK
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always welcoming, always fresh fresh fresh and delicious...great neighborhood spot. Need to go more!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food barely ok. Just not much flavor. Been to this restaurant many times. Probably not again. Just kept hoping it would be good. Nice location for me. I am done with it. People nice though.

BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and big portions - next time I go I'm just going to get all the apps :)

JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were craving a nice Greek dinner without having to travel to Astoria and Village Taverna hit the mark!

FS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Village Taverna is my absolute favorite place for Greek food in Manhattan.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Friends mossaka was cold. Charged for extra tzaziki sauce.

PG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

It is a convenient location off of the Union Square area for a simple Greek Taverna, prices high for the menu offerings - some dishes are more salad greens than the main star of the dish.

c
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keep up the good work!

n
New York Area
186 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Warm welcome. Place busy on Friday night. Bread delicious. Great choices. Food plentiful and flavorful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Greek food in NYC

W
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Village Taverna was amazing. I was a little early for my reservation but they seated me anyways. It was closer to 7pm and the restaurant busy. I ordered the chicken souvlaki and my husband ordered the shrimp souvlaki. The chicken souvlaki was absolutely delicious. I finished the whole plate. I would say the chicken dish was better than the shrimp as there isn't much shrimp on the dish and the salad was a little soggy. But overall it was great. I will definitely return.

VV
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great staff ... One of our Village Favorites ...Has to be the best Greek Food in Manhattan

PB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good food and on average experience.

FB
Miami
131 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of our go to stops when in town. Very good Greek food with variety. Always enjoy our meal there.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was amazing. Highly recommend the zucchini croquettes and saganaki which was spectacular. Fries cheese, watermelon and honey !

C
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Really aggressive servers. Not personable at all. It was the least relaxing meal I've ever had at a restaurant

R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service are always great. The food is authentic!

LR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I have always enjoyed the food at Village Taverna. Recently I visited for a birthday. A bottle of wine, two appetizers, four entrees and dessert. It was over $200. I asked for some extra tzatzaki sauce for my leftovers, and was told it would be $3. Really? After spending over $200.

VV
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Lunch ....always have gone for dinner ..perfect platter to share at Lunch .... Non rushed great time

S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Generous portions of delicious food at fair prices. Somewhat noisy but it was Saturday nigjt. Reservations recommended

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Somewhat ignored service wise

PP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Not authentic Greek food. Far beyond expectations

OT
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious, and I love the decor and feel of this restaurant. It has a busy atmosphere, but big windows and pleasant ambiance (and clean, spacious bathrooms). I wished there had been a larger protein serving on my salad for the price ($10 for four shrimp), but hey, it's the village. Food was fresh and well-prepared.

n
New York Area
244 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was friendly and attentive enough. Menu is great - food was delicious.
We over-ordered and took home a bunch!
Fresh and well seasoned. I would definitely recommend and will return!

MD
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Village Taverna Greek Grill has been our go to spot in the Village for years!

ND
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious with great service