Telly's Taverna

4.7
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358 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.

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What 358 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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rons
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful greek food. The waitstaff is incredibly friendly with a nice quiet ambience with greek music in the background. Have had lamb kabobs as well as grilled calamari. Both dishes were the best I have ever had. We have started with the dips and pita- excellent.

Reasonably priced- I would recommend highly.

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vipPamelaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Awful seating. Way too noisy. Fish fry. Coming here for many years. Going to take a long break.Also, place needs a good scrubbing.

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vipFoodie25
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

I would recommend not to go on a Friday night. It was extremely busy and the overall quality of the food was not good. I think because everything was too rushed.

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Pillay
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Telly’s Taverna has been a family favorite of ours for the past three decades. It is the best place for Greek seafood - hands down. The fish is always fresh and cooked deliciously. Service is always friendly and efficient. The owner, Diana, is always an attentive host. I recommend it very strongly.

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Maria
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome as always!

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vipAnastasiaR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing!

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theOne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Place to bring a group of friends and share the wonderful food.

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RitzFlex
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner with my family (6 of us) on Sunday. The food was all incredible, from the appetizers to our meals. I had the lamb chops which were maybe the best I’ve had. Service was great and everyone was very friendly. Love coming here!

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vipmichaelv
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

The appetizer dip dish was great. I ordered Red snapper and it was dry, and tasteless! My wife ordered lamb chops and loved them. Too noisy however.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Are we enjoying this incredibly authentic Greek fish dinner in Athens....or is it Astoria? Amazingly fresh and delicious, as always. Thank you Diana and staff for a great night out! See you again soon....

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vipDebbie
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was very good. We had not been there for a while. The last time we were there we ordered extra tzatziki sauce and they added a charge to the menu. This time w has the 3 dips, which come with a very small bowl of pita chips, so we ordered more and they charged us $4.00. This feels like a ripoff. Also the valet parking is great except when the vale5 tries to give you the wrong car and argues that you don’t know your car.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my go to place the owners the staff are fabulous the food is exceptional the atmosphere is amazing it’s just one of the best places in Astoria

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vipSisyphus
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a great meal while catching up with a colleague. The saganaki was sublime, lamb chops perfectly medium rare and the service, exceptional.

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vipMKnight
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!!!

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vipjays
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Food was a little off Friday night,was not consistent with our food

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vipSaraSmile
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Loved the salad and branzino was excellent.
Good service.
Valet parking is very helpful because parking is difficult in the neighborhood.

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AliceP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was beyond AMAZING!!!! Highly recommend the Hallomi cheese!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is incredible and our waitress was amazing. You can’t go wrong with Telly’s!!

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romang
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a very nice experience overall. We dine with our friends to celebrate my wife's birthday and had a wonderful time. Everything that order was tasty; grilled fish and lamb kebob were great. We want to come back and try other entrees :) there...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 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.

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MarielaO
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.

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MamaCat
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.

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vipjays
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, everything was on the money!
Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’m a huge fan of this restaurant

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MKTap
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!

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vipAnnSB
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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vipJoanna
New York Area
48 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!

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vipVictoriaG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy our dinner here... Food is delicious

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Charles
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.

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JPA73
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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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MarielaH
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 ;)

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vipLuvgr8food
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.

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vipSherryB
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

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vipNicoleG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipAMCNYC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious!!!

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MCho
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.

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

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

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

Food is consistently delicious!!

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Telly's Taverna does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Telly's Taverna is rated 4.7 stars by 358 OpenTable diners.

Telly's Taverna does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.tellystaverna.com/gift-cards.

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