Telly's Taverna-Port Chester

4.3
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$30 and under
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Greek

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Our authentic Greek cuisine is prepared using recipes directly from our family cookbooks. We make everything to order and use the freshest produce, fish, and meats available. In fact, you can even see how fresh our seafood is as we have it on display.
We serve favorites such as Grilled Octopus, Fresh greek Salad, saganaki, taramosalta, skordalia, and whole fish including snapper, sea bass, and spearings. We also grill lamb chops, rib-eye steaks, chicken souvlaki, spiced burgers, octopus, salmon, and swordfish.
Enjoy our full bar, stocked with wine, beer, and premium liquors. Enjoy a beautiful evening on our patio or relax in our cozy dining room
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
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FC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service is always great here

G
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This was my second time -- post movie on a Tuesday night. The food was very fresh and well prepared! Our waitress was lovely and attentive. We'll definitely be returning!

N
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Been there twice.........sunday much quieter than saturday nite
Food is good and both waitstaff people were super

SW
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

The restaurant is in a great location across the street from the movie theater. The food is good, but not great.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh grilled Halibut was fabulous!! Side order of grilled zucchini also

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Ok - very loud. The lamb kebabs were overdone.

J
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have always loved Telly's in Astoria, but have friends in Westchester and have recently met them at Telly's Port Chester. We had the same fantastic service and delicious food. It is a really pretty and comfortable restaurant. I highly recommend Telly's for authentic Greek food, great service, and experience.

m
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

The wait staff is very kind, but it took too long to get our food. Bread is only served with olive oil which I do not care for. They do not have butter. Our meat and our eggplant were much too greasy. They gave us a complimentary dessert which was appreciated.

T
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Telly's before a show at the Capitol Theater. We had never been here before and were pleasantly surprised. The food was wonderful. Everything we ordered was so flavorful. I would highly recommend the grilled octopus appetizer. The prices were a little bit high, but it was well worth it.
We will be back!

S
New York Area
362 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Now I've been to Telly's 4 times in the last couple of months. Generally the food is very good. The restaurant is very, very pretty and they are very nice.

JS
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Started with a salad. It was over priced and lousy.
Then our main course’s arrived and both were over cooked and uneatable. We sent both back they cooked us new dishes which took an additional twenty minutes and both were average at best.
This was the second and last time I would go to this restaurant. The first time we went was opening night and is was also equally as bad. Telly’s Taverna is
overpriced and lousy.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great addition to the Port Chester dining scene. High quality Greek food, served family style with large portions.

a
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

We sat at the bar. Great corner spot. The whole fish we got was over cooked and poorly de-boned. Fish was expensive for a mediocre piece of fish. Apps were great.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely quality and service

RK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

This was perhaps our sixth visit to the restaurant. While the waitress was lovely the kitchen was way too slow. We sat for too long with nothing. We had to ask for bread (delicious). The food was not as unusual and generous as it has been in the past.

WF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been here several times it’s always a young trendy vibe with good food and good service

S
New York Area
362 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This was my 3rd time dining at Telly’s. The restaurant is very pretty and the food and service is very good!

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

New place for Greek food in the Port Chester/Greenwich area

F
London
30 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious, the staff was warm and welcoming and their new Greek restaurant is a lovely addition to Portchester. Can't wait to go back!

MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Swordfish skewers we’re delicious. Did it love the lunch menu offerings. Nice atmosphere wait stafF was great too.

l
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have visited Telly’s in Astoria in the past and are happy that they opened closer to home. No tolls. No traffic. No problem.

Everything was delicious. Our server and the staff were helpful and polite. They checked on everything periodically but were not intrusive at all. Nobody rushed us and the different courses came hot from the kitchen (or cold for certain dishes) but only after the previous plates had been cleared.

Appetizers, main courses, desserts, and drinks were all good and I thought the prices very fair for the fresh seafood and wine, particularly.

The space is attractive and I look forward to visiting again soon.

PS
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

This was my second time and regretfully it was not a good experience. The first time I met friends and sat at the bar and had very good service and the food was dramatically better. This time we sat in the restaurant section and were the only ones there. After we ordered and received our drinks another party came in and were seated right next to us. This was an older party of four and loud. I couldn’t understand since the restaurant was empty why this party was seated on top of us. We couldn’t have a conversation without raising our voices. After complaining about their decision to crowd us they offered to move us but at that point we declined.
The appetizers came and the grilled octopus was terrible and hard to chew. We returned it and were assured that the second order would be perfect. It wasn’t as bad as the first but still overdone. The Greek meatballs were dry and overcooked and there was no accompanying dip. I asked if we could have tzatziki sauce and they quickly brought it. It was later that I noticed they charged a dollar for the sauce.
Our entrees took a long time to arrive because they are made to order. They were good but when your dinner guest asks if we can just cancel the order and leave doesn’t make for a great experience.
I know Greek food and want this restaurant to succeed but they need to immediately focus on the kitchen and wait staff. I can forgive inexperience but first impressions matter. My dinner guest doesn’t want to return to the restaurant again, no matter how good the loukoumades are.

PS
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our first time and it was very good ... I know Greek food and everything we had was very good. The outstanding part was dessert. The loukoumades and the Greek yogurt with grape preserves were the best I’ve ever had. The meat platter was good but a bit dry ... there should have been tzatziki sauce served with it. The appetizers were very good ... try the octopus and saganaki.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Food is excellent, fresh. Service is attentive. Crisp clean new atmosphere. The only down side is that the tables are too close. You can hear the conversations from both tables next to you.

BB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This restaurant never fails to exceed our expectations.

M
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I would recommend Telly’s with the caveat that it is a high priced restaurant .

S
New York Area
362 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place! Lovely food, lovely staff and a really pretty space.

S
New York Area
362 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I actually liked dinner so much I went for lunch the next day! It is such a pretty restaurant, the wait staff are lovely and the food was delicious. A group shared several dishes and they were all very good. I was so surprised that the chicken kebob (wouldn't have been my choice) was tender and very flavorful, not typical of this dish, especially with very large chunks of white meat chicken. The next day we ordered the lamb chops for $38. There were 3 very small chops and they were good but not great. I thought it was pricey for what they gave us. Other than that, I loved it. Thumbs up!

DL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food. Peppers, halumi chees, zucchini croquettes were all great. And then the fish. Wow. Even the New Zealand Sauv Blanc was terrific.

Our waitress was terrific as well. I am a Manhattan foodie snob who has eaten at a lot of great Greek places such as Avra Madison but Telly's really stands out for me.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere! Delicious food!

RL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very fresh fish. Excellent salads. Attentive service

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best true Greek restaurant in at least Eastern Westchester and Western Fairfield. Amazing food, great service. It's a welcome addition to Port Chester.

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

It used to be a pizza place and they did a great job changing the room. Great decor.

We ordered 3 bloody marys with Belvedere vodka. It already came in a small glass and it was filled with ice.

Food:
Appetizers
- Taramosalata: It was ok. came with pita bread.
- Saganaki: This didn't come out so when we asked to cancel the waitress said it's coming right up and it didn't for extra 10 mins. Basically, it took over 30 mins to get this app.
- Grilled Octopus: Will get this again. Nice size octopus.
- Fried vegetables (eggplant & zucchini chips) : Light and crisp.

Main course:
Grilled lamb chops: Good
Grilled Shrimp: 6 pieces butterflied. Came right off the shell and was sweet & delicious!!
Sardines: came in 6 pieces. Delicious!!!

For dessert, I ordered greek coffee, Baklava and Loukoumades. Never got the coffee...... 2 items missing in 1 meal....

When we got the bill, we found out small bloody marys were $16 each. This is unacceptable...even though it was a premium vodka, you don't charge NYC price for a small glass filled with ICE.

Music was so inappropriate for a Sunday brunch time. They were playing loud club music which would've been ok for a Friday night.

Food was good but make sure you ask how much your drinks are....and make sure you get all your food :-)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!! Great food, great service, great date night!

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best spanakopita ever!!!!!
Lovely room and friendly service.

m
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Long time fan of Telly's in Astoria.
Now same great fish and Greek menu in Port Chester.
Decor is sleek and Modern, very roomy.
Really large bar area.
Great Job Diana!

g
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been a big fan of Telly's original location in Astoria for years, so I visited the new location in Port Chester with high hopes, but also knowing that it would be tough to live up to the original. Well, it certainly did live up. We had the Horiatiki Salad, Grilled Octopus and Swordfish Kebab, and all three were absolutely fabulous. (I personally think it's the best octopus of ANY restaurant I know). The decor was charming and the service was very friendly. I look forward to returning.

JL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been eating at the original location in Astoria for some 25 years. The Port Chester version is every bit as good as the original and look forward to making a 2nd appearance very soon, this time for dinner. We were greeted by a familiar face and treated as always, as if we were family. Can't ask for better Greek food or hospitality.

R
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Ok.
very good service

E
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Telly's Taverna is a delightful new addition to the restaurant scene in Port Chester. The interior is quite pleasant & cheerful with a nautical theme. The traditional Greek dishes we sampled were quite delicious. My Swordfish Kabob was wonderful … the fish was perfectly seasoned & cooked. I might consider, however, giving this restaurant 3 $$$ as opposed to 2 $$. I'll definitely be back.