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Village Taverna Greek Grill, New York, NY

Village Taverna Greek Grill

4.8
4.8
532 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek

Greek Restaurant located near Union Square and NYU

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2 people

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Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 982-3457

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Luis Falcon

  • Neighborhood

    Union Square

  • Cross street

    11th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    4,5,6,L,N,R & Q to Union Square

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Kria Orektika / Mediterranean Spreads

  • Tirokafteri$9.50

    Tangy purée of three Greek cheeses, feta, manouri and graviera that are folded and flavored with Greek spices & hot peppers.

    • Taramosalata$8.95

      Greek style caviar spread made with red caviar, freshly squeezed lemon juice, shallots & extra virgin olive oil.

      • Patzaria$10.95

        Farm fresh beets marinated and cooked in a light vinegar & extra virgin olive oil served with Skordalia spread.

        • Tzatziki$8.50

          Traditional Greek dip made with shredded cucumbers, thick Greek yogurt, garlic, fresh chopped dill, vinegar & extra virgin olive oil.

          • Melitzanosalata$9.50

            Puréed fine roasted eggplant spread made with fresh ground eggplants, garlic, vinegar, fresh herbs & extra virgin olive oil.

            • Silogi$24.95

              A selection of spreads. (Tirokafteri, Hummus, Taramosalata, Tzatziki, Melitzanosalata, & Skordalia)

              • Hummus$9.50

                Puréed chick pea spread made with fresh herbs, spices, garlic, freshly squeezed lemon juice, tahini & extra virgin olive oil.

                • Skordalia$8.50

                  Garlic spread made with garlic, potatoes, vinegar & extra virgin olive oil.

                  • Pikilia$12.95

                    A selection of any three Cold Appetizers. (Tzatziki, Taramosalata & Skordalia)

                    Zesta Orektika / Warm Appetizers

                    • Veggie Chips$12.95

                      Lightly fried zucchini & eggplant chips served with homemade tzatziki

                      • Octapodi$19.95

                        Char-grilled fresh octopus with capers, red onion, roasted red peppers & sundried tomatoes.

                        • Alcoholic Octopus$19.95

                          Octopus cooked in mavrodafni wine, all spice& caramelized balsamic dressing.

                          • Shrimp Saganaki$16.95

                            (Mikro limano) Shrimp cooked in a tomato sauce, ouzo & diced feta cheese.

                            • Kolokithokeftedes$14.95

                              Zucchini croquettes stuffed with feta and manouri cheese, fresh herbs, tomato marmalade and tzatziki.

                              • Spanakopitakia$11.95

                                Spinach and feta cheese blended and individually wrapped in filo dough.

                                • Fried Calamari$14.95

                                  Fried baby squid served with fresh garlic aioli, red pepper aioli & marinara sauce.

                                  • Dolmades$12.95

                                    Homemade grape leaves stuffed with ground beef, rice, fresh dill, lemon & extra virgin olive oil.

                                    • Keftedes$11.95

                                      Greek style seasoned meatballs served with a yogurt dipping sauce.

                                      • Loukaniko$13.95

                                        Char-grilled homemade greek sausage served with lemon sauce.

                                        • Keftedakia Kokinista$12.95

                                          Meatballs made with ouzo, herbs & spices baked in a light tomato mint sauce and crumbled feta cheese.

                                          Specialty Cheese Selections

                                          • Saganaki$11.95

                                            Pan-fried graviera cheese served with seasonal fruit and drizzled with thyme honey.

                                            • Graviera Kasteliani$12.95

                                              Mild graviera cheese lightly breaded and pan-seared, finished with honey & sesame.

                                              • Haloumi$9.95

                                                Cyprian cheese grilled and served with extra virgin olive oil, oregano & lemon.

                                                • Feta Filo$14.95

                                                  Greek barrel feta wrapped in a homemade filo dough topped with honey & sesame.

                                                  • Feta Dodonis$7.95

                                                    Barrel feta served with extra virgin olive oil and seasoned with oregano.

                                                    • Psito Manouri$10.95

                                                      Manouri cheese grilled with a honey balsamic vinaigrette.

                                                      Salates / Salads

                                                      Top off your salad with avocado $4, grilled chicken $5, gyro $5, grilled shrimp $8, salmon $9, sliced steak $11 or octapodi $12.

                                                      • Prasini

                                                        Chopped romaine lettuce, scallions, dill and feta cheese tossed in an extra virgin olive oil vinaigrette.

                                                        • Small$11.95
                                                        • Large$14.95
                                                      • Domatosalata

                                                        Vine ripen tomatoes and red onions seasoned with oregano & extra virgin olive oil.

                                                        • Small$11.95
                                                        • Large$14.95
                                                      • Horyatiki

                                                        Tomato, cucumber, feta, olives, green peppers and red onions served with an extra virgin olive oil vinaigrette.

                                                        • Small$11.95
                                                        • Large$14.95
                                                      • Village

                                                        Mixed greens, grilled manouri cheese, croutons, cherry tomatoes, white & dark sesame with honey balsamic vinaigrette.

                                                        • Small$11.95
                                                        • Large$14.95
                                                      • Dakos

                                                        A mixture of large barley rusks, fresh tomatoes, feta cheese, capers & extra virgin olive oil.

                                                        • Small$11.95
                                                        • Large$14.95
                                                      • Chopped Salad$14.00

                                                        Tomatoes, cucumber, green peppers, feta cheese, scallions, red onion, chickpeas, capers, olives, toasted pita chips, with a lemon vinaigrette.

                                                        Soups

                                                        • Avgolemono$8.50

                                                          Traditional Greek chicken soup made with rice and thickened with an egg lemon sauce.

                                                          Mayirefta / Traditional Greek Entrees

                                                          • Pastitsio$17.95

                                                            Oven baked layers of thick Greek pasta mixed with spiced ground beef & topped with bechamel crème served in a traditional clay pot.

                                                            • Mousaka$19.95

                                                              Oven baked casserole of layered zucchini, eggplant, potatoes, spiced ground beef & bechamel crème served in a traditional clay pot.

                                                              • Makaronada$17.95

                                                                Spaghetti with traditional greek meat sauce with crumbled graviera cheese.

                                                                • Lamb Shank Yiouvetsi$24.95

                                                                  Oven baked lamb shank, orzo pasta, celery, tomatoes, onions, herbs and spices with feta cheese and served in a traditional clay pot.

                                                                  • Yemista$19.95

                                                                    Farm fresh tomatoes and peppers stuffed with a mixture of ground beef, wild rice and seasoned with fresh herbs and graviera cheese.

                                                                    • Vegetarian Mousaka$18.95

                                                                      Oven baked casserole of layered zucchini, eggplant, potatoes, carrots, artichokes & bechamel crème served in a traditional clay pot.

                                                                      Psita / From the Grill

                                                                      Psita served with rice, french fries, oven roasted lemon potatoes or horta.

                                                                      • Kotopoulo Skaras$17.95

                                                                        Char-grilled chicken breast seasoned with oregano, herbs and spices with extra virgin olive oil.

                                                                        • Bifteki Yemisto$20.95

                                                                          Char-grilled greek seasoned burgers stuffed with cheese & tomatoes.

                                                                          • Bifteki Skaras$18.95

                                                                            Char-grilled Greek seasoned burgers.

                                                                            • Mixed Grill Platter$30.95

                                                                              A combination of gyro, loukaniko, chicken gyro, souvlaki & bifteki.

                                                                              • Paidakia$30.95

                                                                                Char-grilled baby lamb chops, seasoned with a mixture of greek spices and finished with fresh lemon & extra virgin olive oil.

                                                                                • Lamb Kebab$30.95

                                                                                  Char-grilled marinated lamb chunks, served with seasonal vegetables and veggie rice.

                                                                                  Thalassina / Seafood

                                                                                  • Lavraki$29.95

                                                                                    Mediterranean sea bass grilled with extra virgin olive oil. Deboned upon request. (some bones may remain)

                                                                                    • Salmon$25.95

                                                                                      Fresh salmon grilled with extra virgin olive oil.

                                                                                      • Shrimp$27.95

                                                                                        Fresh premium shrimp sauteed in fresh lemon juice & extra virgin olive oil.

                                                                                        • Catch of the Day

                                                                                          Please ask your server or visit our fresh fish display. Thalassina served with choice of rice, french fries, oven roasted lemon potatoes or horta.

                                                                                          Gyros & Souvlakia

                                                                                          • Gyro Platter$15.95

                                                                                            Lamb-Beef Gyro served with lettuce, tomatoes and onions over rice pilaf or french fries with grilled pita.

                                                                                            • Souvlaki Platter$15.95

                                                                                              Skewers of marinated pork chunks grilled & served over rice pilaf or french fries with grilled pita.

                                                                                              • Filet Mignon Platter$22.95

                                                                                                Skewers of marinated chunks of fillet mignon grilled & served over rice pilaf or french fries with grilled pita.

                                                                                                • Kalamakia$25.95

                                                                                                  Platter of 10 traditional skewers. A combination of pork or chicken.

                                                                                                  • Chicken Souvlaki$15.95

                                                                                                    Skewers of grilled marinated chicken served over rice pilaf or french fries with grilled pita.

                                                                                                    • Shrimp Souvlaki$22.95

                                                                                                      Skewers of grilled marinated shrimp served over rice pilaf or french fries with grilled pita.

                                                                                                      Tilihta / Pita Wraps

                                                                                                      All sandwiches served with lettuce, tomato, onion and Tzatziki in a pita wrap.

                                                                                                      • Beef Gyro$9.95

                                                                                                        • Chicken Gyro$9.95

                                                                                                          • Bifteki$9.95

                                                                                                            • Chicken Souvlaki$9.95

                                                                                                              • Pork Souvlaki$9.95

                                                                                                                • Sautéed Vegetables$9.95

                                                                                                                  Sides

                                                                                                                  • Patates Sto Fourno$7.50

                                                                                                                    Oven roasted potatoes seasoned with lemon and oregano.

                                                                                                                    • Patates Tiganites$7.50

                                                                                                                      Hand cut fries seasoned with sea salt and oregano.

                                                                                                                      • Veggie Rice$7.95

                                                                                                                        Lightly sautéed vegetables with basmati rice.

                                                                                                                        • Spanakorizo$9.50

                                                                                                                          Spinach and rice pilaf with fresh tomatoes and dill.

                                                                                                                          • Spanaki Me Skordo$8.95

                                                                                                                            Sautéed spinach with garlic.

                                                                                                                            • Horta$7.95

                                                                                                                              Seasonal wild greens with lemon and olive oil.

                                                                                                                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                              What 532 people are saying

                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                              4.8
                                                                                                                              4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                              • 4.8Food
                                                                                                                              • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                              • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                                              • 4.6Value

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                                                                                                                                TheJET

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                15 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                15 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                Asked to eat outside but really too hot. The fans were up too high to be much use. But everything else was great as k it alwaysis here

                                                                                                                              2. F

                                                                                                                                Fran

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                23 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                23 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                This is a neighborhood gem that's also worth traveling to. Great, fresh fish dishes, done with Greek flair. Other great Greek delicacies too, including moussaka and spanakopita. Also, wonderfully fresh, tasty, inventive salads. And the service is wonderful too.

                                                                                                                              3. JR

                                                                                                                                JainR

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Such a friendly place. No rushing you out the door. 2 of us had the “special “ chicken, which is the best chicken you’ll ever eat; the other 2 had chopped salad which is fantastic, I took an order of the salad home at the end of the meal. Tables not too close, charming wait staff, lovely outdoor dining available. Highly recommend.

                                                                                                                              4. MT

                                                                                                                                MichaelT

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Excellent good and service

                                                                                                                              5. JW

                                                                                                                                JenniferW

                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                We enjoyed our dinner very much. The service was great and the food was what you would expect from a Greek Taverna. I would definitely return.

                                                                                                                              6. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                Good ambiance but sadly slow service and food is not what it used to be

                                                                                                                              7. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Best Greek food in NYC

                                                                                                                              8. DK

                                                                                                                                DmitryK

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                I like this place. Food is very delicious and the size of portions is incredibly big. I would love to come back soon

                                                                                                                              9. PS

                                                                                                                                PageS

                                                                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Village Taverna is one of my favorite restaurants in the city--with great food, great staff, two great outside dining areas on beautiful University Place. There's a secret ingredient that makes everything absolutely delicious: a lemony, light, yet complex addition to fish, chicken, rice, potatoes, even hamburgers. Also they have a terrific white, red, and rose wine by the glass. I highly recommend this restaurant.

                                                                                                                              10. L

                                                                                                                                Lenox

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                109 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                109 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                Neighborhood gem though getting very pricey. George is great.

                                                                                                                              11. JS

                                                                                                                                JonS

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Great service great food good value Would highly recommend

                                                                                                                              12. JE

                                                                                                                                JENNIH

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                The food was excellent. It’s a little pricy for lunch but we’ll worth it. The atmosphere is great. People are nicely spaced out inside (good for covid) and the outdoor arrangements are amazing.

                                                                                                                              13. L

                                                                                                                                Lenox

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                109 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                109 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Excellent food and service from George! Special striped bass dish with vegetables and butternut squash sauce was a wow though pricey. Would order it again.

                                                                                                                              14. EK

                                                                                                                                EvaK

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Amazing food in a comfy setting. Easy to get to. Not your typical Greek fare. The zucchini and feta fritters are heavenly!

                                                                                                                              15. AM

                                                                                                                                AMSD

                                                                                                                                San Diego

                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Yum—second visit and so worth it! Chicken special was delish and feta is always fresh!

                                                                                                                              16. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on February 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                George our server was awesome. Extremely personable. Very good service. Made excellent recommendations. Overall our dinner was a very nice experience. I would highly recommend it. Look forward to going back.

                                                                                                                              17. j

                                                                                                                                jojo

                                                                                                                                Costa Rica

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on February 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Excellent food and ambience. I recommend it……………..

                                                                                                                              18. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                Indiana

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                My favorite restaurant in the city!

                                                                                                                              19. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                One of our favorite Neibo

                                                                                                                              20. MG

                                                                                                                                MGMG

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                We love village taverna and constantly come back due to the fresh food and wonderful service!

                                                                                                                              21. C

                                                                                                                                Chelsea

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Service was very attentive and friendly, recommended a great bottle of wine in our budget. Food was simple and delicious, good portions with plenty to take home and enjoy again tomorrow!

                                                                                                                              22. SP

                                                                                                                                StevenP

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                19 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                19 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Food was out of this world - we had the chicken and fish specials! Staff was friendly and accommodating, and the space was so comfortable to be in - quiet, not so close to other diners.

                                                                                                                              23. JW

                                                                                                                                JoannW

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Excellent food; halibut was crunchy on outside, succulent on inside. Still thinking about it. Broth for mussels was so good my daughter wanted to take leftovers home. Grilled lamb chops were cooked perfectly. Our server was attentive and charming. Loved the atmosphere, relaxed and inviting.

                                                                                                                              24. JB

                                                                                                                                JimB

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Great neighborhood place. Ample amounts of Greek staples keep us coming back and this place has the friendliest waiters in town. Outdoor space is beautifully set up and will be fully appreciated with the return of decent weather.

                                                                                                                              25. JM

                                                                                                                                JeffM

                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Great food and excellent service. We will definitely be back.

                                                                                                                              26. FL

                                                                                                                                FoodLover0808

                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                Restaurant was a bit disappointing. Salads and cheese were excellent. Dips were ok. The special was not so special. Staff did not wear masks

                                                                                                                              27. S

                                                                                                                                Seriousfoodie

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Our favorite Greek Restaurant!

                                                                                                                              28. AS

                                                                                                                                AnnaS

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                23 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                23 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 20, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                We enjoyed our meal immensely. The plexiglass enclosures they installed made it feel like a private dining room. We were warm enough and could talk to one another easily as well!

                                                                                                                              29. J

                                                                                                                                Julie

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                We ate outdoors in our own igloo, which was kept very warm and cozy by a strong heater. The food here is always outstanding which is why we keep coming back. One of my favorite Greek spots in the city!

                                                                                                                              30. EG

                                                                                                                                EmmaG

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                We ate in the outside cabanas given there was not enough space inside. Very covid secure, but we missed out on the atmosphere. Waiter was very attentive and food was incredible! We all ordered differently and shared, and were amazed by the flavours, freshness and lightness of the food.

                                                                                                                              31. K

                                                                                                                                Kcnj

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                41 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                41 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on November 30, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                The best fish and fresh veggies

                                                                                                                              32. DL

                                                                                                                                DavidL

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                I continue to return to Village Taverna because it has always been a positive experience during these challenging times.

                                                                                                                              33. H

                                                                                                                                Hobokenken

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                94 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                94 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                The food here is incredibly good with portions that are quite large. The atmosphere is pleasant. The wine list is very good if a bit pricey. It lost one star from me due to relatively poor service. It all started out very well but then our waiter disappeared for the entire evening and getting somebody to respond to us took a committee.

                                                                                                                              34. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                30 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                30 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                This place is 💯 winner. The menu is delectable, while the portion sizes aren’t large (rather medium) I still think they are great value for $$ and the sheer flavor and tast of their Greek dishes is 💯💯💯 their outdoor seating tents have heaters and hand sanitizer so covid measures are strong. The menu is extensive and I find it good value for $$ for nyc would return again (and have done so many times)! 🕺🕺food pic shows mussels, kebabs and some apps. Each item was beyond delish 😋😋

                                                                                                                              35. VZ

                                                                                                                                ValerieZ

                                                                                                                                Washington DC

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on November 19, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Lovely ambiance. Excellent service, such a warm and friendly staff! Excellent food. Highly recommend.

                                                                                                                              36. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                29 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                29 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on November 17, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Village Taverna is my go to Greek restaurant. The food is delicious and fresh, the staff is friendly and gracious and the prices are fair. Will be back soon!

                                                                                                                              37. k

                                                                                                                                kartur

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                48 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                48 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on November 10, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                Lamb shank was delicious, but the orzo was not to my taste.

                                                                                                                              38. m

                                                                                                                                msf811

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                22 reviews

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                22 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                Service was a little slow food was ok not great tonight

                                                                                                                              39. r

                                                                                                                                regrettable

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                46 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                46 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on October 20, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                A very attractive street pavilion is the draw here along with professional and friendly service. Large portions of very mediocre food have less to recommend this local favorite. A heaping plate of potatoes and salad accompanied astoundingly dry and flavorless chicken souvlaki. On the upper end of cost, the special of the night, a small half chicken and crisp asparagus were better but their side of overly tart "lemon potatoes" was inedible. Starters were bland and overpriced for what they were. Would not recommend.

                                                                                                                              40. J

                                                                                                                                Joel

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                116 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                116 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Village Taverna is just a great restaurant. We travel from the Upper East Side to eat there and we are never disappointed. The service is welcoming and responsive, the outside set-up is excellent, and the food is always terrific. The beets appetizer is exceptional and any fish entree will satisfy you. Go and enjoy!

                                                                                                                              Safety precautions

                                                                                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                              • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                              • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                              • Screening

                                                                                                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                                • Staff temperature check required

                                                                                                                              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 4.8 stars by 532 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                              Google Map for Village Taverna Greek Grill

                                                                                                                              81 University Place New York, NY 10003

                                                                                                                              Additional information

                                                                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                                                                11th Street

                                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                Union Square

                                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                Greek, Mediterranean

                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                                Street Parking

                                                                                                                              • Public transit

                                                                                                                                4,5,6,L,N,R & Q to Union Square

                                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                                AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                Luis Falcon

                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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