Village Taverna Greek Grill

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
399 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Greek

Top Tags:

Casual
Greek Restaurant located near Union Square and NYU
What 399 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
T
New York Area
273 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

JK
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food, pleasant service and surroundings.
A touch noisy and crowded, but that's the price of success.

M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite places to eat!!! Consistently good food!!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible and rude staff. Soggy fish. Would not recommend.

SP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

FW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Wonderful and warm service, and they could not be more diligent and on top of food allergies. Thank you so much

PB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious and plentiful, service was warm and attentive (without overdoing it).

JK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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.

F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

great food but our waiter rushed us..a little rude

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Delicious food. Generous portions. Great service. We plan on going back soon.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and very friendly staff

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Unfortunately- Tomatoes rock hard and octopus may as well have been rubber. Great dips and wonderful pita.

MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food and wine.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Greek restaurant in NYC

ES
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive wait staff

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Great food, poor service

SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Their food is great and it is very fresh. I will go back for sure.

b
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here many times - consistently excellent - a true gem - helpful, engaging staff in a relaxed atmosphere. Organic chicken is world-class!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, casual lunch spot.

DB
New York Area
159 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

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.

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
116 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
13 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
7 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
9 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 :)