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Taverna Agora

#20 of 1,098 Restaurants in Raleigh
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326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
19198818333
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Much bigger than it appears from the outside, with rooftop seating that's great for getting fresh air while you eat. The eggs Benedict is fantastic, the service is excellent, great bar too.

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Thank Sean F
SigBrandMgr, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4 stars, Sean! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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91 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ahhhh, I like good Greek food...that is, Greek home style cooking.Agora delivers.This new easy to access location part of "downtown" dinning is a great addition. For starters , the Greek salad had the best juicy, and tasty tomatoes I've eaten in a long time. Melitzanosalata fresh and flavorable. I enjoyed the calamari, although it was a little too crusty 4... More 

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Thank Foodiepaul
SigBrandMgr, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks, FoodiePaul! We are thrilled you enjoyed our housemade Greek dishes. We'll hope you come back soon! More 

Rocky Mount,NC, United States
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent Saturday lunch before a movie. We were quickly seated upstairs in a very appealing open air dining area. Alex, our server, promptly met us and answered a quick question. We ordered a Village Salad with gyro meat and the Spanakopita plate which included a romaine salad with a delicious dressing. We shared the plates which had... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Taverna on many occasions and each time have loved it. The food is fresh, delicious and always beautifully presented. The upstairs bar is absolutely wonderful especially on beautiful evenings. The waitstaff has always been kind and attentive. The drink menu is great, some very tasty martini's which are perfect for sitting outside under the trees. The dinner... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The taverna has a nice refreshing atmosphere, the summer breeze upstairs makes the terrace a very pleasant area in the restaurant. Then the grilled chicken was very tasty especially with the grilled vegetables. The place in general makes the customer at ease and ready to spend for good food.

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Thank Frank H
SigBrandMgr, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

We're so glad you had a 5 star experience! Thanks for the feedback! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch wasn't super busy, but place sounded really busy. Waitress was fantastic, knew her Greek wines. By the glass wine list was solid. Proper tzaziki sauce, and the souvlaki platter was spot on.

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Thank Timothy R
SigBrandMgr, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Awesome, Timothy! Thanks for sharing. More 

Mount Holly, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the only restaurant in the city that has true authentic Greek food. The atmosphere is that of a early evening celebration just getting underway. All of the food was prepared perfectly and matched with a great selection of wines. It is a treat to go and enjoy the Greek food and atmosphere without leaving our boarders. Highly recommended.

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Thank wbrindle2016
SigBrandMgr, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

OPA! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for appetizers and a drink. It is a Greek themed restaurant with a full menu. We were on a schedule so we only stayed for appetizers and a drink. We ordered the "Greek Spreads Trio" which has Tzatziki, Spicy Feta and Eggplant Spreads. It was an opportunity to sample some great traditional Greek foods. The Wine and... More 

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Central NC
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Overall an enjoyable visit for a group of friends. Late afternoon so no crowd. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. Good apps that we shared around the table. Entrees were okay but nothing special.

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Thank Stan S
SigBrandMgr, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Three of us had dinner there during restaurant week. What great place. It feels like a neighborhood feel to it. Caring staff. Ask for William as your server. He is super nice and knowledgeable. The food is just yummy. Huge portions. The lamb tips and orzo was amazing. A very authentic Greek salad was super great. Lemoncello cake is perfect.... More 

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Thank Jimmy H
SigBrandMgr, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

We love Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week. So many new faces! Thanks for coming, Jimmy! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 19198818333
Description
Taverna Agora is an authentic Greek kitchen & bar where friends & family enjoy good wine, eat wonderfully prepared, simple food and relax. The restaurant is reminiscent of gathering places found in Greece, with old world flavors and rustic roots. However, Taverna Agora expands beyond the traditional agora with a few modern flares, including hand-crafted cocktails, a gourmet marketplace and Sunday brunch.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?