Village Taverna Greek Grill

4.6
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$30 and under
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Greek

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Greek Restaurant located near Union Square and NYU
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DonW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoy coming here, but note that when you order the mousakka make sure to ask them to really heat it up, otherwise it will likely be cold in the middle.

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IraS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was great, outdoor seAting was very well situated.

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ALN258
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for a delicious brunch or lunch! Everything is good!

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vipMeredith
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always the best food and they are doing a great job under very difficult conditions

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vipRonl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for outdoor dining. Service was terrific. Spreads, Greek salad, and roast chicken were all delicious.

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SHELLEYK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

everyone's food was terrible. tasted weird and not just from seasoning.
actually the bread was very good.

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vipSamO
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and a great ambiance during COVID-19 outdoor dining. Could not recommend more!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great.
Live in the neighborhood and this place is very dependable

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vipDrLee
New York Area
164 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We're all learning how to eat dinner in the middle of the street, as it were, so service was a bit uncertain, but food and drinks arrived appropriately; so, OK. The food itself was quite good--my wife especially liked her branzino, which she described as "as fresh as it could be". "Noise level" is at the moment kinda outdated. Spacing of tables was all right; it's hard to be "sanitary" outside in NYC. Overall, a "very good" experience.

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Sasha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the service is excellent. I have eaten there many times and hope to continue to do so in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful experience at Village Taverna. Great food, huge portions, attentive service and amazing Greek wines.

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vipStephanieL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Terrible service!
I asked for a salad but they said it doesnt come with lettuce so they charged me $3 for lettuce but it was barely any !
My mom ordered the gyro platter for $18 and my salad had No meat and still cost $17! Not worth the money

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vipJamesNewYorkCity
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food friendly lively wait staff strongly supporting social distancing and keeping everyone safe. Good job you guys. A neighbourhood favorite

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Happy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was a delight to dine here on Saturday evening! The set up is wonderful!!! Tables are
a good length apart. They have really made and effort, and succeeded, in creating an
outdoor restaurant.
The menu is extensive so there is something for everyone.
So happy!

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Wouldbgourmet
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a lovely evening for an outdoor dinner. Food was delicious, service was excellent . When I first realized time was limited to an hour and 15 minutes, I was afraid we would be rushed. But we were not; timing was perfect.

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vipBobS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining at its best during these very difficult times! Great food and service, coupled with “socially distanced” seating makes for a very relaxing, enjoyable dinner.

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viplhutseg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Village Taverna has excellent service and they set up their outdoor dining to be a wonderful venue with ceiling fans, lovely greenery. the food was excellent too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining. Great experience.

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certom
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great food. Had the daily catch. They have done a wonderful job creating an outdoor dining area that is attractive and safe.

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PaulK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, generous portions, and comfortable outdoor seating. One of the owners thanked us for supporting them and said that Greeks overcome adversity and will survive, as they have for centuries!

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LeslieW
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. Lemon potatoes were outstanding. Lamb chops were very good. Too much food was put on the plate making it difficult to eat the lamb chops.

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vipVeeV
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

NEIGHBORHOOD FAVORITE .....

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viprecast
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything is great with only one exception. It was very hard to have a conversation because it was very loud. Probably turning down the music or better, turning it off, would help. Otherwise great. Have been there 20+ times.

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vipYvetteC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food. You will not be disappointed.

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Kmw526
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not very impressed w Village Taverns. They need a real yaya in that Greek kitchen!

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vipTony
New York Area
278 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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JerryK
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.

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vipMeredith
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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vipSarahP
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.

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vipFrancescaW
New York Area
3 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

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vipPB12
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJohnnyK
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.

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

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

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MaureenA
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and very friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
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.

FAQs

Village Taverna Greek Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 982-3457.

Village Taverna Greek Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 426 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.