Taverna on the Bay

4.7
201 reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Seafood Mediterranean Cuisine experience in the north shore of Staten Island.
What 201 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGennaroS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual nothing but the best from Taverna on The Bay, from service to the food. Never disappoints!!

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vipCityGuy
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

excellent food and service

enjoyed our meal very much

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yelenam
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences on Staten island! Highly recommend!!!

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Kathleen
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imagine a setting where you are no longer in Staten Island but find yourself in a luxurious place which would be found along the Mediterranean. You're greeted with fine aged cheese and only the most delectable libations. Waitstaff attends to your needs before you even think to call them and the food you receive transports you to a time and place far away where vacations are six weeks and life is comprised of love and family. That's Taverna on the Bay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Restaurant on SI. We go there often

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food and wonderful staff

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DominickP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

First time.
Apps were pricey shrimp cocktail was only3 shrimp.
Food was good.
Free olives, bread and parmesan cheese hunk.
Service was good.
Would go back.

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GeorgeZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good——but get Valet back. Very important!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience! Cannot wait to return

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LoriV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at Taverna and would definitely go back. Great raw bar, nice ambience and attentive service without crazy prices. Chorizo appetizer was amazing. The chicken parm, ordered by someone else at the table, was enormous and delicious. Looking forward to trying the pizzas and some of the non-seafood entrees next time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant has a great atmosphere, service and food are both excellent!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service !!!!! All the employees are amazing ! Hands down the best restaurant on Staten Island. I have now even there twice in the matter of 2 weeks because it’s become a top favorite!

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milliestarfish
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious. The service is top notch.

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vipGigi
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! The food was great, the service awesome and everyone very efficient and friendly. Will definitely recommend to friends!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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ShiaraOP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The staff was kind and respectful and the service was excellent. The grilled octopus was outstanding. Would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in SI. We go there often. Always great!!

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Trainman
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were beyond expectations, We shared a grilled octopus for an appetizer, my wife had the Sole Oregano and I had the Black Linguini, one of the best Pasta Sauces I have had. We finished with a piece of Cheesecake and coffee. Paul and Alex took care of us. This is a definite return restaurant.

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laura
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was very gracious and not at all intrusive. The baked clams were delicious and the chicken francaise was equally as good. Taverna was a real find and we will go back.

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vipmoonchild981
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and will definitely be back because everything was amazing!

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vipDavidJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Get place to meet friends for drinks and food!

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vipElizabethM
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I almost don’t want to say how much I enjoy this restaurant for fear I’ll jinx it or it will be overwhelmed with new patrons.
Refined pleasant service combined with a diverse menu of deliciously prepared food make Taverna a special treat!

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AlexandrO
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service, price was great. The restaurant was very clean. Definetely going to go back.

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ThomasG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Why offer reservations if it is still first come first serve?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant on Staten Island. Great food. Excellent service

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NancyD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

I had this year tuna it was OK but the place was good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service!!! 😍😍😍

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vipPerryL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food always delicious... I always order the octopus tentacle for appetizer... Excellent... The lobster bisque in a bread bowl is also excellent....

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Barry
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was yummy and reasonably priced
Drinks big and reasonably priced too. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, ambiance, owners make you feel like your eating in their dining room at home. Great evening was had by all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was good for the most part, little too much sauce. Wish we would have been given a cocktail or wine menu. When asking for drinks or dessert waiter would just asked what we wanted then told us what they had. Waiter was not as attentive as he should have been as the restaurant was empty. The whole experience was okay.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst restaurant experience I have encountered by far! The service is HORRIBLE! Got seated at 8:45PM and did not receive our food until 11:00PM which is their closing time. From the time we were seated no one attended to us and we did not even get a menu. Each time we needed something we had to flag down a waiter or ask them to attend to us. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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TrishR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We were a little early so we sat at the bar. The bartender was hysterical and very attentive. We sat at a table next to the window which was good for people watching. The decor was lovely and the lights were dim. We ordered the escargot for an appetizer, squid ink pasta and a succulent pig special for dinner. The food was outstanding. With drinks, the appetizer and dinner was still around $100 before tip which I think is a great bargain. Our waiter may have been the only waiter working that night and it was a packed house so it took a while to get our drinks but otherwise it was a great experience and I would go back.

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vipCityGirlDoesItAgain
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends

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CeCe
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Even though they had a set menu tonight, they did accommodate a request for an entree off the regular menu. Owners and staff always greet you and are very thankful that you patronize their restaurant. We dine here at least twice a month,sometimes more.👍😀

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve was enchanting

Menu was focused on strong points and perfectly executed

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vipCityGirlDoesItAgain
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner with friends

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viplynn
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & service was excellent. Very accommodating with helping my mom with a special meal since she can not have a lot of spices.

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milliestarfish
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best escargot I have ever had! Lobster ravioli was amazing too

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Taverna on the Bay is rated 4.7 stars by 201 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.