Anassa Taverna

4.6
1298 reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
This bi-level space is meant to evoke the Greek seashore, with warm weathered colors and decorative jewelry.

Menu includes Mediterranean classics as a Greek salad, grilled lamb chops and a swordfish kebab. There's a raw bar, and daily specials that might include Seafood, Artic Char, Monkfish, Lamb Shank or slow-cooked pork shoulder.
What 1298 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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chrisr
Denver
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a great meal and friendly service! Loved the loup du mer tonight

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vipJS1234
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant! Good food, gracious service, ambient atmosphere. We particularly enjoy their expertly prepared fish dishes.

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vipGourmetDiner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Too noisy couldn’t talk with other diner. Food good but service terrible nerd more staff and noise dampening overly crowded

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared four appetizers so that we could taste various things. They were all great. My favorite was the spanakopita

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vipJeffS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great atmosphere great service. Thank you

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vipNYOrangecat
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for dinner. I've read so much about Anassa's restaurant and maybe the expectation was too high. All dishes were good, but nothing was outstanding. It was OK, and we may go back when we are in the neighborhood, but it will not be one of our regular choice.

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vipphisherman
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food at this restaurant remains excellent. Only marked down the review because of the service of the waitress and the attitude of the current (new to us) manager. We have had a good relationship with the manager on many previous managers but this time she seemed content on discussions with friends at the bar rather than paying attention to what was happening in the restaurant. Our drinks, order first, arrived after we had finished our greek salad which was excellent. chicken and lamb entrees were excellent. Had to signal to get our water glasses refilled. Staff delivering food and busing were great but the hostess and the manager walked by repeatedly without any inquiry of how we were enjoying our dinner. I guess we were spoiled after so many years of friendly welcoming service!

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vipKramervote
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the appetizer choices. Even got a espresso and stayed longer

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AndKar
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There was a new server. It was her first week. You would never know, so polite, kind and understanding! Kudos to her, great afternoon!

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Elg728
7 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is delicious & our good to restaurant every time we are in town! One of the best restaurants in NYC🍎

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MWesten
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Ordered lunch at 11:55am, simple fish dish. By 12:45 still had not come so had to leave without eating it. My companion said it was good but I never got to eat it. Paid full price as well. Waitress was great & apologetic but kitchen wait time horrible.

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JohnK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anassa Taverna is one of our families “go to” restaurants in Manhattan. The food is excellent and the service is top notch! I also look forward to the fresh bread and hummus to start my meal every time….

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All good but way too noisy and also fumes from cars too much .

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shelleyw
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was delicious- the service was amazing the restaurant was so covid friendly

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ShelleyM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I came here for the first time with my friend, who is from Greece. We had a great time, ordered a spread of small plates to share and drank the Assyrtiko wine. Everything was great, including the ambience and service and the 80s music in the background was everything we needed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. This is my Moms first time coming to the city and she was so impressed. Thank you!

RK
vipRoseK
38 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite dot of ours. The food and service never disappoint.

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Jeff
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was efficient and attentive. Food was excellent and delivered without delay. Had been a patron pre-COVID, and will continue to patronize post-COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Anassa has a Queens outpost in Astoria. We love going there since it’s near our apartment. Food is delicious, the interior is elevated and the service is always A+ When we discovered there was one in midtown, I thought we can try it after work one day. We tried it for the second time the other night with a friend. Needless to say we won’t be back to this location again, will just stick to the Astoria once. Not sure if it’s the same management but this midtown location and the one in Astoria just aren’t comparable. How can one be run so well and the other so bad. The food at both locations are equally great but the service at this midtown one is worse than Applebee’s. We had to constantly flag for service. Our appetizers hit the table already and the bread still wasn’t serve and my friend who arrived late had no water even half way into our appetizers. When we asked for water refill, the server only refill my friends glass snd walked away with the pitcher. He didn’t think to refill the rest of the table while he was there. I mean what kind of server works that way? Lmao.. So we had to flag him down again to return and refill the rest of us. When another busser refilled our waters, he placed the rim of the pitcher right on our glasses. Imagine if that’s how does at every table. He is essentially transferring and sharing everyone’s saliva when he waters the glasses. Wow!! How disgusting especially we are still in a pandemic. At the end of the meal, collecting the dishes from the table, the staff did a big presentation of stacking the plates right in front of us. With one hand grabbing onto all the utensils, the sauce from the spoon dripped onto my friends arm. All of this mess does not happen at the Astoria outpost. I really should have tipped less but consider that we’re still in a pandemic, I still left double the tax. I will just save my Anassa cravings for the Queens one. Kudos to the team at the Astoria location for always doing an awesome job!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and food. Positive experience and will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

I had a 7:30 reservation and we sat outside. After 30 minutes, we still did not have a waitress. I then reached out to the hostess who then brought over a waitress. After another 20 minutes, our drinks came out. The manager then brought us a second round. When the food came out, my meal was incorrect. My guest was done eating by the time my food arrived so I then asked to take it to go. When the bill came, they still charged me for my meal. After speaking to the manager again, my dish was removed from the bill. Management did make things right, but overall a disappointment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The service was very slow after an hour we still only received our salad

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. Beautiful place. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went out here last Sunday with my boyfriend, enjoying the ambiance with jazz music felt so relax. I can observe they apply covid19 precautionary measures in the restaurant their staff are very accommodating and friendly.

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vipLawrence
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great atmosphere, a very relaxing and lovely dinner.

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Steph
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and the food soooo delicious! Will def go back

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DavidB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good. The wait staff were inexperienced. The prices were on the high side.

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vipAmandaW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and energetic environment. Good safety protocols although we sat in a narrow alcove (luckily near a door). The food is good but pricey. They bring fresh bread and hummus for free, which is great.

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Selina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food is good. Half of what we ordered never came and it was hard to get the waitresses attention. She also had no idea what was on the menu. She was always unsure and then at the end she said she would just go ask the chef. Good food but bad service. It ruined my experience especially because the dinner was for Mother’s Day.

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vipdeenad
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Appetizers where delicious , main course was good, service was slow

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Trtpl
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food is absolutely amazing!! Any grilled fish, the lemon potatoes, the superb spreads... and the classic Greek salad ...all stunning! Unfortunately today, during mother's day, the service was quite terrible. I got my wine more than 15 mins after the starters. We also asked for grilled vegetables with the meat but we never received them. We were told that the kitchen was too busy with a big party in the floor above...as if we were less important than other guests. Not nice ...

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GeorgeT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyable venue for a Mother’s Day lunch. Would definitely came back again.

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vipGargantua
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. I enjoyed the octopus. We had a knowledgeble waiter

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MonicaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The place is nice, the food is good but it doesn’t compare to their Astoria location. They didn’t have my favorite drink.

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MarciaF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner: delicious food and wonderful ambiance. Greek hospitality at its best!

JM
vipJMAA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Restaurant with good food & atmosphere!
Newly renovated with a big bar !

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vipFRUSTRATED
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding!!

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Rachel
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Anassa Taverna! Our go to weekend spot. Our orders are always prepared fresh and top quality ingredients. The environment is so inviting that we keep coming back each Sunday. Would love to see them bring back their specials. Still waiting on the cabbage rolls!!!

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FlorinD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, atmosphere and the food was excellent!

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vipGlory
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Our server Jenny was excellent - and we had a couple of other waiters around us who were also attentive and on top of everything.
Really appreciate the service! Food was fresh, and delicious all around. Thank you!

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Anassa Taverna does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Anassa Taverna also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 371-5200.

Anassa Taverna is rated 4.6 stars by 1298 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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