Telly's Taverna

4.7
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339 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
Our authentic Greek cuisine is prepared using recipes directly from our family cookbooks. We have been here since 1990 with passionate care for our neighborhood! 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 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. Do you have an event coming up? Great! Call and ask how we can cater or host your next event.

Special Offers

Enjoy a small carafe of our house wine on us!

enjoy a small carafe of our house wine (re or white) on us. One per table.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 23 November 2018

Ends: 24 November 2117

Availability: Daily 11:00-18:30

What 339 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

Had the octopus and fried meatballs. I’m a huge fan of octopus, and I think they should take this dish off the menu, it just wasn’t very appetizing. The fried meatballs lacked flavor. I was offered a complimentary dessert and it was absolutely delicious! My waiter Rafaella was also amazing and made my experience much more delightful.

MO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great, staff were every accommodating. Food was delicious and perfect to celebrate a birthday with family.

MC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to celebrate multiple girlfriends birthdays and LOVED IT!!!! The staff was adorably professional, the food outstanding and the atmosphere super comfortable. We all highly recommend and can’t wait to go back.

j
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome as always!

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, everything was on the money!
Thanks!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’m a huge fan of this restaurant

MK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious and super fresh seafood! Take advantage of the seafood combo for 2 or 4 - it is a deal! Also, take advantage of an early dinner to receive half carafe of house wine!

AS
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Friendly service, amazing food. What else do you need to know?

J
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Katerina our waitress last night was a (10) !!!
Fast understood our needs that we were under pressure to go to an engagement. She didn’t brake a sweat . The food is always excellent the seafood is extraordinary! Fresh from the sea! We had complimentary wine and desert what is better than that ! PS my two friends are definitely coming back and telling all their friends so so impressed they were !
Bravo, good job!

VG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy our dinner here... Food is delicious

C
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was great! Price wasn’t too bad.. service could have been better. We asked for sautéed onion on the steak and the waitress just flat out refused to accommodate us.. well, she didn’t even try... it was our anniversary- I mentioned this when I made reservations, but we got an ordinary table.. with no kind of decorations or anything... otherwise food was really tasty.. but overall experience could have been better.

JP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From start to finish, excellent Greek food, great service, can’t recommend it enough

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best experience great customer , feels like family and excellent food. AlwAys to perfection.

MH
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a go-to place to get good food and service. Everything is fresh. The seafood is always on point! Just as good if not better than that "other" popular Greek restaurant people go to in the neighborhood ;)

L
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had some appetizers and we ordered St. Peter’s fish. Everything was fine as was the service. It’s a fine restaurant and we travel there from Staten Island.

SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Waitress was way too busy to provide good service. Management was self involved and not paying attention to tables and
Customers

NG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was excellent. Best baklava I’ve had since visiting Greece!

AM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious!!!

MC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Looking forward to dinner at Telly’s because a friend raves about it. Disappointed. 3 of us ordered the branzino and all three fish were over cooked!! When we told the waitress she brought over some lemon and oil sauce. Not the same as a moist fish! However she did bring a free dessert. Don’t know if we’ll return.

MW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great! Everyone we bring is delighted. Whole fish is terrific.

A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is consistently delicious!!

i
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Telly’s will always be my favorite and i love sharing it to all my friends...........and Telly’s always step up to the plate and never disappoint!!!

D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food is the best thing about this place! All fresh and delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was great experience, I’d recommend this place to who likes greek food and culture :)

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting family

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Food was ok. Service was very inconsistent - had to ask 3 times for the bill.

Ordered - fried calamari - great, fried jalopenos but got grilled instead - ok, branzino - ok little dry, grilled sardines - ok but little dry as well.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Delicious home made food. Highly recommend!!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. Service a bit slow but wait staff friendly and accommodating.

s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

love tellllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waitress was great ! Excellent food

LE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and service. Just had a large white piece of plastic in my white dip with pita.

AV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Get a professional espresso machine, Nespresso doesn't cut it for any serious foodservice outlet.

DA
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always on point. The best

H
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food. Every time I visit this restaurant they treat me like family.

RM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great, very friendly and accommodating staff. One of the nicest dining rooms in Astoria.

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is excellent and fresh! Service is great, water was always being filled, our order was taken quickly, food comes out quickly. Staff is always friendly. We love going back time and time again.

m
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

Great food HORRIBLE service

S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner very much. The spanakopita is made to order and the best I’ve ever had! Perfect pastry, perfect filling. Our waitress from Thessaloniki took great care of us. A trip to Telly’s is like a trip to Greece.

S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Welcoming staff and generous portions! The food from meat to seafood to vegetables were all incredible. Full flavor and cooked perfectly. We enjoyed a long meal and had friendly attentive wait staff. Definitely coming back!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous Fabulous as always Service and Food perfect