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Taverna Agora

#15 of 1,139 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
+1 919-881-8333
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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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Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Taverna Agora is a dining gem in downtown Raleigh! When deciding our lunch destination on a 70 degree February day, I wanted somewhere to feel like I was actually outside. The menu is great from the appetizers - we had the traditional sampler of tzatziki, spicy feta and eggplant spreads with pita.The Lemon-Chicken soup gets rave review from my dining... More 

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WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Taverna Agora is a wonderful Greek restaurant in downtown Raleigh. It has a very nice menu with just the right amount of variety -both traditional Greek dishes and some creative new entrées. The service is terrific - attentive and informative without being intrusive. The calamari was especially good, for those of us that love seafood. Very nice atmosphere to go... More 

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WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! OPA! More 

Cary, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on the first Friday of this month (only day that has belly dancer). The atmosphere is a quaint mom and pops vibe. Right away was greeted by a friendly hostess and sat immediately. We were right next to the live music which was a bit loud and might bother others so suggest a table further away when making... More 

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WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the great 5 star review Diana and David! More 

Acton, Massachusetts
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414 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,653 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

William served our party of 12 on a Tuesday evening in February for what was a good, not great culinary experience at Taverna Agora in downtown Raleigh. The restaurant has a casual, somewhat rustic feel that’s familiar to me as someone who grew up eating at low-cost shish-kabob eateries outside of Boston. It had the advantage of offering a varied... More 

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WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Hi Cherry - We’re really sorry to hear about your experience. I’d love to know more details about your visit if possible. Can you please email me at WeCare@TavernaAgora.com with your contact info and reference this review? We’d like a chance to make things right! -Tyler More 

Southport, North Carolina
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261 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taverna is adjacent to the hotel we were staying in. The menu is substantial but not overbearing in terms of decision making. Chatty William served well but was a few minutes late in inquiring about the quality of our dinners...roasted potatoes were cold and should have been returned but timing to do so was off. Shrimp was delicious and the... More 

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WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4 stars Captain! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place, especially the patio upstairs. The perfect place for a birthday party of 30. The perfect venue for any occasion. We started with the greek lemonade and mules, yum. I love greek food! We tried everything on the menu, almost.Everyone was happy. Fantastic saganaki, melt in your mouth calamari, spanakopita, sauteed shrimp, and sampler with the tzatziki... More 

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WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review Dee! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience! Had a reservation and got seated right away. Was led to a very nice corner table in the upper level with a beautiful view of downtown. It was restaurant week so had a very nice selection of menus. The food was delicious and a number of my friends said it was one of the best meals they've had.... More 

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WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review Raymond! More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here as we had a gift card from Hops Supply, an affiliated restaurant in Wilmington and were in Raleigh for the day. Well worth finding. Jordan worked hard to make our lunch experience a good one. Great food, Greek music. Nice draft beer selection.

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WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review Jim! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, friendly and delicious! Presentations were very appealing. Food was fresh, flavorful and well prepared. Our waitress was knowledgeable on the menu and helpful with options. Reserving a table on line was so easy. There are so many good restaurants in Raleigh, I'd suggest getting this one on your list.

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Thank C G
WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the amazing review CG! More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

First time to Raleigh and stumbled upon this place. The moussaka was terrific, very well prepared. Lynn the bartender provided excellent service - helpful, upbeat, attentive. Good value. Will return.

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Thanks for the great review Orville! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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: +1 919-881-8333
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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