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Mediterranean, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed October 10, 2020

This restaurant is terrific. The food is truly authentic (which I can verify, having travelled in Greece) and delicious. The hummus is AMAZING, as is the spanakopita. All of the meats and fish are beautifully prepared. The vibe is lively and casual. The owner is...warm and welcoming. The staff are attentive. We are returning next week for a special occasion dinner with friends who are also fans. Highly, highly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed August 12, 2020 via mobile

Great service and friendly staff, but the food was only average. The salad and mains were only okay, but the baklava dessert was pretty great

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020

Heard great things about this place from friends, so my wife and 2 kids tried it. Absolutely wonderful surprise. From the moment you walk in you are greeted with a smile and it feels like you’re part of the family. We enjoyed it so much...that we’ve returned several times in the last few weeks. We’ve tried the souvlakia, saganaki, gyro platter, pastitsio and moussaka and they are all delicious. Even the kids meal chicken tenders with fries are out of this world. It’s a byo which we love which keeps the cost down. It is now our favorite place to go.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 4, 2019 via mobile

Always good. Owners are friendly and attentive as are the wait staff. Definitely recommend if in the area.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2019

Went to this place for a birthday celebration. First time. Although not a quiet place, one filled with friendly service, and return customers, where the staff sat and talked at a few tables!. The staff was very accommodating and the food was good. Fresh fish,...good meat dishes. It is a BYOB.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

The food and service here are wonderful, and explain the wait we had on a recent Saturday night. I really love Mediterranean food, and Ambeli did not disappoint. Everything we ordered was great. I would definitely eat here again!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

We had a family dinner at Ambeli that was everything we could have wanted. The food was plentiful and delicious; the price was fair (ie. not cheap) and the service was fast. We ate early because this popular restaurant fills up later in the evening....The Greek music played softly enabling us to carry on a conversation. The outside seating looked tempting but inside tables were more tranquil. The menu is standard Greek-American fare but the quality of the ingredients was superior. The host shook everyone's hand at arrival and departure. Note that there is no liquor service but the liquor store is just down the street so that you can conveniently BYOB.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

This Greek restaurant is absolutely a gem. The food and staff are great. My only criticism is the cost. It’s expensive for what it is. But than again everything in Cranford is overpriced.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

Our women’s club has a dinner twice a year at a different restaurant in town and I was looking forward to the dining experience. My first impression the lemon orzo soup was so good, that I was excited to try what came next. The bread...and hummus and tomato, vile salad was delicious. The service was great! We all had a great time.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

We ate here recently and enjoyed it as usual. Were warmly greeted as we entered and seated promptly. Brought our own wine and ordered a salad (for sharing), a gyros platter and grilled salmon. All items were tasty and portions generous. Prices very reasonable and...service very good. Ambeli is consistently a very good overall dining experience.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Winosaurus
February 16, 2017|
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Response from DonnaF513 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I have visited this restaurant twice with friends. It is small so it's best to make a reservation. Kids are welcome. The grilled octopus is delicious!! The feta cheese is wonderful!
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KELScott1
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Response from 46377Jojo | Reviewed this property |
Not sure; however Greek salad is gluten free. You can call the restaurant; I'm sure they will be able to advise.
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Yes, Ambeli Greek Taverna offers takeout services.

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Ambeli Greek Taverna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5