Taverna Plaka

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Taverna Plaka - where you are invited to join in the Plaka tradition of plate sharing & the celebration of life, of love & the pursuit of simple pleasures. Feast on a variety of Greek, Italian and Seafood dishes!

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Babs
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable. We ate early so atmosphere was quiet and relaxed. Food excellent!

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Out2eat
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Food was good. But the DJ was great music from all genre we danced on top of tables,chairs, floors surprise we weren’t hanging from the ceiling. Crazy fun spot for dinner, dancing, napkin tossing and belly dancers.

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Alias
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We did not have an opportunity experience the food, as when we arrived for our reservation we were escorted to a back room where we were sat at a plastic patio table and chairs (indoors). The temperature of the room was cold, as was the atmosphere. When we inquired about one of the open tables in the main dining room we were told they were expecting large parties and there wasn't room for us. We contemplated staying, but given the price of the food and beverages we decided we would rather go somewhere with a more welcoming atmosphere. Upon exiting the restaurant we waited approx. 15 minutes to get our car from the valet. The two people working it obviously had little to no experience. Cars were backed up out onto Cheshire Bridge, they were turning in circles trying to figure out how to get cars for guests and also how to park incoming cars. I have heard the good is good, but the overall experience was poor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

This place has gone down hill. It used to be my favorite restaurant. Now, they have a Very rude manager. The restaurant is not sanitary at all. Floors, walls, furniture are all disgustingly dirty. Eat here at your own risk.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I got the Italian lasagna which was not good so I sent it back and got the lamb kabob and it was much better. Generally a chaotic environment and hard to get waiters attention.

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ChrisG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Went here on Valentine's day and I was impressed with the restaurant. Little bit loud for a Valentine's Day dinner due to the DJ but he was playing good music so it didn't bother us. Food was amazing, not too costly and they give you a lot of food. Would definitely return!

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vipLeslieB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner with friends

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vipJohnW
Atlanta
70 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Went for early dinner on Valentines Day. We had crab stuffed shrimp for appetizer. OK crab stuffing in good shrimp in excellent sauce with garnish. Also had the hummus which is served in mortar and pestle set with fresh garbonzo beans and 12-15 small wedges of pita. Really fresh with ability to prepare to your own preferred consistency. On this occasion, we both had the gyro plate. The plates were piled with gyro meat on wedges of pita with a large Greek salad. It was all excellent. This plate used to come with Greek potatoes. They’ve substituted more meat for the potatoes and it’s a great trade off. Service (by Ratchel) with accompanying servers was excellent. There was so much meat that both of us needed boxes just to take it home.

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Sheila
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

The atmosphere was good BUT the food are over priced. I ordered scallops but when it arrived I only saw 4 medium sized and a lot of risotto. I didn't say anything to the server because I was hoping that some of the scallops were just buried but NO, there were only 4 and this meal costs $30! That's $7.50/scallops...what a rip off! I told the server when he asked me how the food was when he came back to check on us 30 mins after the food was served. I guess he's already aware that this dish is overpriced because he just shrugged his shoulders and said sorry. He did not even offer to call the manager or anything. My husband ordered the lamb shack and he said it was dry. Our total bill was $80 and we had to stop by McDonalds on our way home because I only ate 4 scallops and I was still hungry. I will never to back to this restaurant again nor recommend it to anyone I know.

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vipMicA
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Loved my moussaka. Husbands lamb was dry as sawdust. Waiter and hostess were top notch! The valet parking was a 0. What a nightmare trying to get our car!

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AletaH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

I love this place! It's family oriented but still very lively. I've been there numerous times celebrating birthdays and this time I celebrated my daughter's 17th birthday with her friends. They loved the atmosphere with the belly dancers, the dj and dancing. The food was good and the drinks were better! I would definitely recommend Taverna Plaka to anyone looking to have good times, good food and good drinks....OPA!!!

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vipcornelioa
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great place to have a great time! We've been here several times and it is always a blast, from the belly dancers to the "OPA!" flinging napkins! Food is always great and the service is usually great as well. Definitely one of our family's favorite spots!

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vipBestserviceandfood
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

a little loud but a lot of fun, great food and great belly dancing!!

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vipLarryP
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

While the food and drink are great, Taverna Plaka stands out due to the exceptional service of its staff.

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Star
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The service was not good. No one came to the table, served one glass of water at a time for 4 people, the same happened with serving plates, one at a time. The noise level was so loud you could hardly carry on a conversation.

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vipMarinaP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Our first time in - and let me tell you - this place is over the top loud on a Friday night. And nothing says authentic Greek place like the Macarena playing. It was a bit much. Do not come to eat here if you’d like to have a conversation at the table. Food was quick to come out - but would not recommend the Falafel. Ample parking.

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SandraO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant has everything!!! The food is EXCELLENT, the entertainment far exceeded my expectations. My co-workers loved truly enjoyed themselves. Dmitry, manager, always make me feel like we've known each other for years!

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AliciaR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our waiter Fose. Atmosphere very energetic and fun.

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BrandyJ
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience1

We had a large group with a reservation and we were seated promptly at our reservation time. The restaurant was LOUD with music blasting well beyond comfort level - nobody could hear anything, including the people seated directly next to us. (For reference, we then went to a live band show at the Masquerade that was quieter.) We gave up yelling and just texted through our very long, slow meal. I think they were really understaffed, and while our waiter was hustling and trying his best, he had our giant table (15 people), the giant table next to us (probably more like 20 people) and then several smaller tables. It was probably an hour before anybody took our orders. However, the food arrived relatively quickly after that, and it was delicious! We shared the flaming cheese appetizer and the gyro platter, and it was plenty for 2 people. The tzatziki sauce in particular was really flavorful.

We were in a party mood when we arrived and ready to have fun, but with the volume levels and the lack of service, it really put a damper on things. I just had just one drink because I couldn't get anybody to take my order for another (but my drink - a lime coconut martini - was also excellent). We took up that giant table for more than 2 hours because everything was so slow. In the end, we were charged the mandatory large group gratuity, which we paid but everybody grumbled about. I had been to the restaurant previously and enjoyed the fun atmosphere, and maybe I'm just getting old, but I can't scream through dinner. Please consider turning the music down and hiring some additional staff.

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AnnieP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is always AMAZING! Best place to celebrate....well ANYTHING....

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vipJohnW
Atlanta
71 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent Greek food combined with outstanding service

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AnyaK
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a group of 21, and it was awesome! Wonderful wait staff, easy to make the reservation, and delicious food. Highly recommend!

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vipBuckheadBettyA
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

We were seated out of the main dining room in the back where there was only one other table of customers. Apparently the other table was controlling the music... and it was a lot of Miley Cyrus. A lot of the staff went over to this back room to "hang out" away from other customers. It felt more like we were being served where the staff took breaks- and that is just as awkward of a dining experience as you'd imagine. It took about 10 minutes back there to even have a server take our drink order. I'd eat here again in the main dining area only- don't let the staff here overfill the restaurant and sit you in the back. The food was good, but half of dining out is the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Taverna Plaka is always a great time! The food is fabulous and the belly dancers heighten the energy!

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Terry
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Soooooo this place is beyond amazing!!!! If you’re looking for something quaint and quiet, this is not the place. However, if u are looking to have fun, let ur hair down, enjoy GREAT food this is the place. The lamb chops is everything!!! Thank u for making my birthday special.

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vipBigDawg
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect for a birthday celebration...fun for all ages...OPA!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate a birthday!

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christykeshi
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the food was great. the crowd is great. valet great... services and energy is awesome OPA! OPA!

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vipcarter54
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredible place! Food outstanding, service phenomenal, and music just right

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was fun and had good was great. There was a DJ and I felt the music was too loud at times. It was difficult to carry on a conversation, I wish I would have asked to be seated outside. Otherwise it was a great experience.

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AnnieP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, we had the best time! Great place to celebrate birthdays, anniversary's, etc.

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BranL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This an absolute delicious and fun adult place to dine. On the weekends there is a DJ and belly dancers. The food is phenomenal. Treat yourself! OPAAAA!

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JakeD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great time, food excellent,entertaining. would recommend to all.

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vipAngie
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Restaurant seems to be a great place for large parties. There is music and belly dancing.
For couples dining.
I’d say it’s average. The servers were very attentive. But the food was just average.

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vipMaloryF
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very loud but very fun! I would not recommend for an intimate date night. Great for friends

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience5

Great music and great fun! Food not too good, but that was to be expected since this restaurant is more for the ambiance and party

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vipbardo
Atlanta
84 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food My friend had the lamb shank which was excellent. I has the lamb kabobs which were good too but the lamb shank was better. We had the octopus which came with the most delicious hummus I’ve ever had. Will definitely go back again and highly recommend it

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SierraJ
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I celebrated my 26th birthday here , and I had a blast ! The server and owner made me feel special and took care of us ; Always love coming here .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good wine and food. Good service. Enjoyed the outdoor porch.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very fun environment, super happy staff, good food and drinks. Had a great time overall, been here twice now. Hidden gem!

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