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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017, 2019 Winner

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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek

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Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
0.5 miles from Union Square
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All reviews grilled octopus seafood saganaki salad branzino red snapper fries authentic greek white wine portions nyc beets oil
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

As the number of stars indicates, food was average. Authentic Greek style and cooking but both fish dishes were smothered in butter and oil. Not very good. Scallops were undercooked and fries were full of grease. service was attentive but not extremely friendly. Prices for...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020

Went to Taverna Kyclades for lunch on a weekend with friends and was surprised the place was not crowded which i liked. We were ushered immediately to our table ( Group of six) and the Waitress gave us the menus to begin our orders. The...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020

Like I've mentioned in the title, this is the smallest Kyklades of all 3 of them in NYC. Nevertheless, I was extremely surprised how this venue looks like. This is a very clean place. The location by itself isn't so great, but it is what...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed October 10, 2019

After about a 45 minute wait (no reservations)..........all in all it was a good dinner........I have had better Greek in other cities but it did have a lot of good notes. Grilled octopus, calamari, chicken, and the salad were all good and the price was...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

We ate at Taverna in NYC everyday !!! Eating poetry !! Every dish was delicious. The fish of the highest quality and even the steak was amazing! Guests get a free dessert at the end. You must eat here in NYC.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

The grilled fish was bland, expensive and had bones in it. The maitre d’or was rude and they made us feel we were out of place there and would not be able to afford the place......😔😔

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 22, 2019

We took our son and his girlfriend there for dinner, and had grilled calamari, spinach pie, beets and grilled halibut. All the dishes were simply tasteless, nothing distinctive about their dishes. We have eaten at Greek restaurants in the mediterranean, and the Taverna is not...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed February 15, 2019

This restaurant was more fun than ANY restaurant I ate in while traveling in Greece, The atmosphere was loud, raucous, and all welcoming. The wait in the bar was even more fun,friendly and not too long--about long enough to drink a beer. The food was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed February 8, 2019

Very large selection of fresh fish very well cooked and several salad and vegetable choices Fully professional staff. Lunch is a good deal.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

I love this restaurant! It is small and unassuming, but food is incredible. Since I am a vegetarian we had spanakopita (sp?) and two different vegetable dishes. The salad was amazing so fresh and a huge portion as well as the broccolini with feta and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Mid week would be the best and earlier in the evening rather than later.
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