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“Wow. Just Wow.”
Review of Yianni's Taverna

Yianni's Taverna
Ranked #26 of 347 Restaurants in Bethlehem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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376 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Wow. Just Wow.”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Had one amazing meal - top notch all the way. The place has been redesigned to look like a restaurant in Greece and it really does. It's very upscale and comfortable. The server, Ian, was engaging and knowledgeable about the menu. He recommended the flambe cheese appetizer (I forget the name of it) and it really was dramatic and fun. The martini was one of the best I've ever had (though pricey at $10). We had crabcakes (good), Lamb Shanks (very large, beautiful presentation and very good) and vegetarian moussaka (really really excellent). The vegetarian dishes were clearly marked on the menu (which I love) and the menu was nicely done. We had baklava ice cream (which is made locally, I was told) and the baklava itself was delicious. Wonderful meal. While it was expensive at about 150 before the tip, it was worth it for a once in a while special dinner.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank BBBBTravel
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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Yianni's Taverna, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
BBBBTravel, 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 thoroughly enjoyed your experience at Yianni's.

Reading your comments about our redesign making you feel as if you were in Greece puts a smile on our face. We've worked very hard to create an immersive atmosphere that would make one question if they were still in Bethlehem, PA or in a taverna on a Greek island.

We'll make sure to let Ian and everyone else know they did a phenomenal job making your experience a success. The dish he recommended was our saganaki and it's a favorite among many of our guests! As you mentioned, our baklava ice cream is indeed made locally and the recipe was actually created in our kitchen!

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

Thank you, and we look forward to your next dining experience! OPA!
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English first
Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome food not so much with service and staff. ”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

I've been to Yianni's on three occasions. The food has always been great. However the service has not been. It's been a few months since I've been there and I will go back. I hope that this has changed or I will not go back.

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Thank DGraver
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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Yianni's Taverna, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
DGraver, we want to thank you for sharing feedback from your recent visit, and we'd also like to thank you for your continuous patronage to our restaurant. We're unhappy to hear that the service we provided was not as expected, and we want to thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention.

We strive to surpass our customers’ expectations and truly apologize for not meeting this goal during your last visit. We have private messaged you on here, as we'd like to collect some additional information about your time at our restaurant and to also make things right.

We hope that despite your last experience, you'll come back and dine with us again. If we can ever do anything to accommodate you in a future visit to Yianni’s Taverna, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Thank you.
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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“This is even better than Gus's, and that was the best!”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

The food, service and hospitality are excellent, started going to Gus's many years ago and that was the best place for seafood! this place is amazing, warm and inviting, can't wait to go back!

  • Visited November 2013
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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Yianni's Taverna, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
tjcat98, we want to thank you for your continuous patronage and we'd also like to thank you for writing a phenomenal review. We are delighted to hear that you loved our new concept since Gus's.

We do pride ourselves in having extremely fresh and delicious seafood. We realize that a great dining experience is more than just tasty food, which is why we always strive to make our guests feel right at home in a warm and welcoming environment.

We want to thank you for sharing your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. It truly means a lot when patrons take the time out of their day to leave a fantastic 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 look forward to seeing you back! OPA!
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Aiken, South Carolina, USA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Greek food”
Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is a little out-of-the-way but a real gem. The service is excellent, staff very friendly and the food is good and plentiful. Since I have found it I now always try to make a point of eating there whenever I am in the Bethlehem/Allentown area.

Visited November 2013
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Thank David F
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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Yianni's Taverna, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
David F, thank you for choosing to dine with us while you were in the Bethlehem area and we'd also like to thank you for leaving a kind review. We're extremely delighted to hear that you always have an enjoyable dining experience at Yianni's.

From reading over your review, we saw you mentioned how amazing our team is. We are very lucky to have such wonderful people working with us. We feel that they always go above and beyond to ensure that everything is always perfect for our guests. We plan to let them know of all the kind things you had to say.

We want to thank you for sharing your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. It really means a lot when patrons take the time out of their day to write a nice 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 our restaurant, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here for you!

Thank you, and we can't wait to see you back! OPA!
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellence at its best”
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
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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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