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Village Taverna Greek Grill, New York, NY

Village Taverna Greek Grill

4.8
4.8
544 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
Greek Restaurant located near Union Square and NYU

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 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

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What 544 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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Greek

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  1. T

    Tinyh

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm welcome. Excellent service. Best spanakopita and eggplant apps. Everyone enjoyed their entrees -souvlakis and Greek salad. One of the best.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Out door dining with good food
  3. TM

    TMac

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our most favorite Greek restaurant! We frequented when we lived in NYC, and must go back every time we visit. As good as my mother in law’s authentic cooking of family recipes.
  4. NG

    NinaG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great outdoor space. Excellent service, best go to spot in the Village for Greek food. Highly recommend
  5. DC

    DCharlie

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I've dined at Village Taverna many times and have always really enjoyed their food and service. However, I've never ordered takeout at this establishment and must say it left a lot to be desired. I ordered a chopped salad with octopus for take out and when I got home, I was really disappointed and upset to see the paltry pathetic portion of octopus they charged me for $16. It was definitely not the pictures you see posted online. It was one let/tentacle and not worth the price they charged. I may come back to dine in person, but will never order takeaway from them again.
  6. J

    Janet

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    service was good. lamp chops overdone and food piled high on plate so hard to eat. nice venue though
  7. SE

    SusanE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a perfect dining experience.
  8. D

    Daniel

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!
  9. AD

    AnthonyD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great local spot with excellent food and service we will most definitely be back.
  10. ME

    MaggieE

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When my job was near Village Taverna, I had lunch there often and sometimes met friends for dinner in the evening. I live too far away to go there often, and I miss the place. Staff members are pleasant and helpful. The food is wonderful. The seating is comfortable.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  12. KM

    KevinM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great dinner!
  13. TJ

    TheJET

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    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
  14. F

    Fran

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 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.
  15. 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.
  16. MT

    MichaelT

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent good and service
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Greek food in NYC
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. L

    Lenox

    New York Area

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Neighborhood gem though getting very pricey. George is great.
  23. JS

    JonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food good value Would highly recommend
  24. 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.
  25. L

    Lenox

    New York Area

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 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.
  26. 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!
  27. 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!
  28. 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.
  29. j

    jojo

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambience. I recommend it……………..
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My favorite restaurant in the city!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite Neibo
  32. 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!
  33. 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!
  34. SP

    StevenP

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. S

    Seriousfoodie

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite Greek Restaurant!
  40. 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!

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 544 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
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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