Village Taverna Greek Grill
Surprisingly good traditional Greek dishes including the mousaka, lamb shank yiouvetsi, lavraki (sea bass) and various Greek salads. Service is efficient and helpful if asked. Lots of NYU students frequent this spot with good reason.
Excellent food, pleasant service and surroundings.
A touch noisy and crowded, but that's the price of success.
One of my favorite places to eat!!! Consistently good food!!
Went for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. The apps were excellent, and generous. The fried cheeses were great. Fish was fresh, delicious and flaky with light seasoning to let the natural taste shine. I'll definitely return for dinner sometime.
Horrible and rude staff. Soggy fish. Would not recommend.
The food was good. The prasini salad was great to share. My friends and I split the Pikilia (three spreads), but were irritated to hear there was a $3 up charge to request a different spread than the ones listed. Are they not dishing it out to order? Alas, the waitstaff was super lovely, which helped us get over it. We also split the Kalamakia (10 pork and chicken skewers). They were flavorful if a bit small. All in all, the location is great, it was quiet enough to hear one another, and the food was good and fun for sharing. It was a little pricey for what it was, and oh! the skordalia was a little bland—my only complaints.
Delicious food. Wonderful and warm service, and they could not be more diligent and on top of food allergies. Thank you so much
Good was delicious and plentiful, service was warm and attentive (without overdoing it).
Was excited to go to this restaurant for I love Greek food. The waiter threw us for a whirl when he said we cannot order appetizers till everyone in our party was there and that we have to order everything all at once for the kitchen was really busy. We were there at 6:15 and there were 6 empty tables and the staff was hanging by the bar chatting away. Once we told the waiter we were VERY frustrated by this he got his act together and things got better. Dining is about the experience and the experience started off on the wrong foot.
great food but our waiter rushed us..a little rude
We had a wonderful time. Delicious food. Generous portions. Great service. We plan on going back soon.
Good food and very friendly staff
Unfortunately- Tomatoes rock hard and octopus may as well have been rubber. Great dips and wonderful pita.
Good food and wine.
Best Greek restaurant in NYC
Friendly and attentive wait staff
Great food, poor service
Their food is great and it is very fresh. I will go back for sure.
I won't say that I feel like I'm back in Greece when I eat here, but I kind of do. I like to go and off hours when the place is quiet and the large room has some of the peaceful feel of a Greek taverna. There are lots of vegetarian options if going out with vegetarian friends and my favorite way of eating here is to order a bunch of the appetizers, side dishes, and sometimes a salad.
Always an excellent meal at Village Taverna. We had the mussels special with a tomato sauce and dolmades as appetizers. For entrees, we had gyro platter and souvlaki platter. All of the food was excellent and the wait staff superb!
I have eaten here many times - consistently excellent - a true gem - helpful, engaging staff in a relaxed atmosphere. Organic chicken is world-class!
Good, casual lunch spot.
If you appreciate waiting over 45 minutes for your main course and watching staff stand around looking bored or reading email or, chat with each other while ignoring customers this is your place. I have been here before and never saw this. Just awful. Food was terrific and prices expensive as before but service was unacceptable. And for whatever reason I was advised in writing afterwards Open Table points not available — insult to injury.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic fresh Greek food with outstanding service
Great food and service!!’
We continue to have a great time at Village Taverna. The food, atmosphere, and service all around is the best.
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...
Great food, great service, excellent lunch with friends
Love the food, atmosphere and service!! It’s consistently excellent!!!
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 .
If u love garlic go for their spreads. Pita was great
Food and service were great. A little loud, but nothing out of the ordinary in NYC.
A favorate place to meet friends and dine. Great service.
Always welcoming, always fresh fresh fresh and delicious...great neighborhood spot. Need to go more!
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.
Food was great and big portions - next time I go I'm just going to get all the apps :)