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“Excellence at its best” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yianni's Taverna

Yianni's Taverna
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Ranked #21 of 348 Restaurants in Bethlehem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Seidersville Road
Description: Authentic Greek Taste in the Heart of the Lehigh Valley! We are family owned and operated and pride ourselves in freshness and quality and sharing the flavors of Greece with our customers in the Lehigh Valley.
Allentown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellence at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

If you are mediterranean food lover or an adventurous eater...you will love Yianni's Taverna....they hit traditional Greek food right on point and the atmosphere almost makes you believe you have left the country and landed in Greece...I highly recommend giving this restaurant a try

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bosoxfan21
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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Yianni's Taverna, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
bosoxfan21, we want to thank you for writing a spectacular review and we'd also like to thank you for choosing to dine with us. We couldn't be happier to hear that you had a fabulous experience at our restaurant.

We worked very heard to create an atmosphere that makes you feel as if you've been transported to a distant Greek island. We stay true to our Greek roots by offering only the most authentic and fresh Greek food stemming from recipes passed down over time through our family.

Your recommendation means the world to us and we want to thank you for sharing your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. It really means a lot when guests take the time out of their day to leave a wonderful review. We hope you realize how much we appreciate it and know that this kind gesture doesn't go unnoticed.

If we can ever do anything to accommodate you in a future visit to Yianni's, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here for you!

Thank you, and we look forward to your next visit!
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  • English first
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English first
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Was plain old" Gus's"...now something special.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised with the extensive remodeling. It was warm and inviting.

Waiter was courteous and friendly.

I had the Chilean sea bass which was excellent. My wife also enjoyed her meal. Pricing was a little high but not obscene.

Would definitely come back. Glad we found a "new" place.

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Thank dreichus
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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Yianni's Taverna, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
dreichus, thank you for leaving a nice review and we'd also like to thank you for choosing to dine with us. Words cannot describe how thrilled we are in hearing that our restaurant is your new "place"! It's always wonderful to hear back from guests who thoroughly enjoy their experience.

As you mentioned in your review, we did undergo extensive remodeling. In addition to our brand new look, we also adopted a new concept. Since the change, we've received absolutely phenomenal reception from new patrons and regulars from back in our days as Gus's.

We want to thank you for sharing your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. We truly appreciate when guests take the time out of their day to write a kind review. We hope you realize how much it means and know that this kind gesture doesn't go unnoticed.

If we can ever do anything to accommodate you in a future visit to our location, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here for you!

Thank you, and we can't wait to see you and your wife back soon! OPA!
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Schaghticoke, New York
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103 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good neighborhood Greek”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Attractive, well-appointed restaurant, with very friendly staff (though our individual waiter was perhaps a bit too attentive) and family feel. Mossaka was good; crab cakes also good, Spanakopita was excellent, but the saganaki was bland. Can't quite give a fifth star, but I do recommend.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Deejub
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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Yianni's Taverna, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Deejub, we want to thank you for leaving a great review and we'd also like to thank you for dining with us. We are absolutely thrilled to hear that overall, you had a wonderful experience.

From reading over your review, we saw you mentioned some of the various dishes that you enjoyed during your time at Yianni's. We also saw your comments about our saganaki being a bit bland. Our saganaki is one of our signature dishes and typically receives rave reviews. We're definitely concerned that you didn't feel the same. We've passed your comments along to our culinary team and have also private messaged you on here to gather more details.

We want to thank you for sharing your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. We truly appreciate when patrons take the time out of their day to write a nice review. We hope you realize how much it means and know that this kind gesture doesn't go unnoticed.

If we can ever do anything to accommodate you in a future visit to our location, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here for you!

Thank you, and we hope to see you back soon! OPA!
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great grrek food in a great atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

our food and service was excellent. My husband had the leg of lamb, and I had a gyro both dishes were well prepared. We ordered the roasted beets as a side dish, but we were disappointed. The beets were canned and tossed with a dressing. I was expecting fresh roasted beets.... there is a difference! I love beets regardless so no worries. Vanilla icecream and baklava for desert..... yum!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marks1Babe
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TheSocialStation, Public Relations Manager at Yianni's Taverna, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Marks1Babe, thank you for your dining with us and we'd also like to thank you for writing a spectacular review. We couldn't be happier to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your experience at our restaurant.

From reading over your review, we saw you commented on our beets. We wanted to let you know that our beets are actually not canned and that they are prepared fresh and roasted in house. We also marinate them in Greek vinegar, olive oil and oregano.

We want to thank you for sharing your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. We truly appreciate when guests take the time out of their day to leave an amazing review. We hope you realize how much it means and know that this kind gesture doesn't go unnoticed.

If we can ever do anything to accommodate you in a future visit to our location, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here for you!

Thank you, and we hope to see you and your husband back soon!

Thank you, and we can't wait to see you both back soon!
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penna
2 reviews
“Girls Night Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

I had only been to Yianni's twice before & so wanted my Best friend to share this Unique dining experience.... Just love the food , I had Veal & shrimp ,we shared the eggplant appetizer , My Friend had the stuffed New York strip steak, & we topped off the night with a yummy dessert Of filo stuffed with custard & orange syrup.... We can't wait to find the time & get together for a leisurely lunch to try something New.... and the Atmosphere is soooo Delightful :-)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank masterlady
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TheSocialStation, Public Relations Manager at Yianni's Taverna, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
masterlady, thank you for leaving an incredible review and we'd also like to thank you for choosing our restaurant as the location for your Girls' Night Out! We couldn't be happier to hear that everyone had a fabulous time at our restaurant.

We'll be sure to let our culinary team know that they did an excellent job preparing your meals. We're glad to hear that you were able to save room for dessert. All of our dessert offerings are delicious but often times patrons are too full from their main meals to try any of them.

We want to thank you for sharing your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. We truly appreciate when guests take the time out of their day to write a wonderful review. We hope you realize how much it means and know that this kind gesture doesn't go unnoticed.

If we can ever do anything to accommodate you in a future visit to Yianni's, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here for you!

Thank you, and we can't wait for your next visit! OPA!
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