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Snack Taverna

63 Bedford St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Morton St.
212-929-3499

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

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63% would go back.

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nice attempt

By nyc090852 on 5/1/2012

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

An Americanized version of Greek cuisine- no Greek hospitality in service or in portion size. Not owned by a Greek which makes sense... the food was good but if you've ever had an authentic Greek dining experience it's hard not to compare. Looks like I'll still be trekking it out to Astoria....

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59 out of 117 people found this review helpful.

Interesting menu, attentive service and intimate setting

By jebs on 12/23/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I found Snack one rainy night where the restaurant's proximity was it's initial appeal. It was a lucky find. The staff didn't go into a snit when I asked for a table other then their choice. Always a good sign. The menu holds numerous small and large plate choices along with a good assortment of salads. We chose three small plates (shrimp Santorini, veal meatballs and calimari. We added a beet salad and a large plate of a truly excellent baked cod. knowing nothing about Greek wine, I asked the waiter for advice who brought us samples of two of his choices, neither was near the high end of the price list. I visited Snack again several weeks later and found even better than I remembered.

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102 out of 204 people found this review helpful.

Delicious!

By tsura on 4/25/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Excellent little restaurant with friendly service. Definitely try the strapatsada on the brunch menu - delicious!

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118 out of 239 people found this review helpful.

LOVED this restaurant! Great food and impeccable service

By culturehoppergirlie on 11/9/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

My experience at Snack Taverna was wonderful - and unexpected from a little-known gem we stumbbled upon! The servers seemed like they were actually happy to be working there, they never had a frown on their faces! The Skordalia appetizer was amazing, and so was my entree, the Chicken Boureki dish. My boyfriend loved his lamb shank special, and we also had a surprisingly tasty bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. We will definitely go back again!

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121 out of 267 people found this review helpful.

disgusting experience

By jerseyperson on 10/22/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I recently had probably the worst meal in 50 years of eating out in New York City at Snack Taverna. And it cost 260 dollars for 6 people. The food was disgusting and believe me, I have had a lot of Greek food in my day. The portions were miniscule-to put a good face on it. The decor is slightly more enchanting than that in your junior high school cafeteria-but not much more. The 17 dollar salad consisted of chunks of mushy, overripe tomatoes with a square hunk of poor quality feta cheese dumped on top of it.

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129 out of 297 people found this review helpful.

Great experience and I didn't have to leave the neighborhood!!

By eatsouttons on 2/17/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Reading the last review, it's hard for me to believe the diner was talking about the same restaurant my family and I recently had dinner at. Of course I can only speak for my experience which was just fantastic from start to finish. We were there on a recent Wednesday night and even though the room was fairly full, they seated us right away and there was a very relaxed and mellow vibe in the room, unusual for many Manhattan restaurants. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgable, took her time with my wife who loves asking many detailed questions about the menu. We ordered a beautiful Greek salad for the table, everything was so fresh. Then we tried their sauteed calamari, lots of garlic which I like. For dinner, we shared the braised lamb shank, the bronzino fish and the roast chicken, all of which were knock-outs, I would happily order any of those plates again and leave with a smile on my face. Too full for dessert, we will be sure to return for their warm rice pudding and thick Greek coffee. Can't wait to go back!!

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133 out of 263 people found this review helpful.

Nice Vibe, So-So Food

By youthless on 7/30/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

The setting of this restaurant is great. But the service is a little slow (only one waitress it seemed for all the tables) but still kind and helpful. The food was a little disappointing though. The apps and mezzs were tasty and nice, but the mains were much too salty and a little blah. Overall, it's a cute place and a pleasant place to spend a meal, but nothing spectacular.

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116 out of 246 people found this review helpful.

Decent food, terrible service, cozy ambience

By maggie333 on 7/5/2008

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

I was excited to try Snack's menu as I've read so many good reviews and the menu itself is really interesting. My friend and I started with the eggplant appetizer with pita bread, and the pita was delicious and the appetizer was pretty good. I had the branzino, which was okay but way too salty, and it came with a very salty salad and potatoes. Also, it was supposed to be de-boned, but I had bones in mine and even swallowed one because I did not expect these bones to be in it. However, overall, the food was not really the bad thing about this place - that was the service. We were ignored for a very long time after we sat, so we finally had to ask for menus. Service took forever, they forgot things that I ordered, and the woman at the bar was clearly either inebriated or on drugs. If you're not picky about salt or service, this is a fine little place with a cute atmosphere. The cabernet from Greece I got by the glass was very good. Too bad they did not bring the other glass I ordered.

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118 out of 233 people found this review helpful.

Snack Taverna gets it right

By katattack on 6/1/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been here twice and had great meals both times (brunch and dinner.) Warm yet airy space, friendly staff, and the kind of menu you can't stop telling your friends about. The subtle cinnamon sweetness in the orzo made our table order a second plate, the zucchini fritters were light, crisp and full of flavor, and the 2 salads i tried were refreshing twists on old standards. This is my new Old Standby in the village.

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128 out of 254 people found this review helpful.

INTERESTING, MODERN GREEK FOOD AT VERY REASONABLE PRICES

By ackmanj on 7/26/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I LOVE THIS PLACE. THE RESTAURANT HAS GREAT WARMTH. A FRIENDLY, (RELATIVELY) CASUAL PLACE, BUT STILL SOMEWHERE YOU CAN GO FOR A NICE NIGHT OUT. THE FOOD IS VERY WELL THOUGHT OUT. INTERESTING MODERN GREEK IS THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE THE FOOD. IT'S HARD TO FIND MANY RESTAURANTS IN NEW YORK WHICH ARE ABLE TO CREATE SUCH A GOOD, MODERN STYLE WITHOUT LOSING THE TRADITIONAL ROOTS & WITHOUT LAPSING INTO HIDIOUS "FUSION" CUISINE. SNACK TAVERNA CREATES INVENTIVE, EXCELLENT MODERN GREEK FOOD AND VERY REASONABLE PRICES TOO.

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