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63 Bedford St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Morton St.
draconian reservation policy
By gingi on 4/17/2005
After having enjoyed SNACK we were excited to try SNACK Taverna. We made reservations for a Saturday night and confirmed them (as the SNACK staff requested) with a slight change in time. Imagine our surprise then when we arrived on time with out of town guests and were told we had no table reserved because we hadn't called yet a third time to reconfirm! Eating out shouldn't take this much effort. When the manager finally found us a table, he acted like he was doing us a big favor. He and the entire staff had attitudes, the portions were miniscule, the prices overinflated, the placed was cramped, and the food not all that great. And to top it all off the restaurant writes phony reviews of itself on this site, check out the glowing "mother of 3" review above. This place is a disgrace to real greeks.
Geek of Greeks
By liverpooler on 1/18/2005
Maybe the Greeks still have it in'em. Put a fork in Astoria.
Top Greek in cool surroundings
By dealwalker on 1/1/2005
We really enjoyed this truly Greek restaurant. Flavors came roaring off the plate served by a very well-trained, knowledgeable staff. This is fine food served at the top of its game. Fish and meats, distinctive dips and tastes and a reasonable tab made this a special destination. The staff is very helpful with the terrific greek wine list. Wines we didn't know existed became wines we wanted to buy for our own apartment. Romantic lighting, great greek family black and white photos, clean lines and big windows made this an ideal date spot.
Is This Real Greek?
By selatrevo on 11/5/2004
Snack Taverna is a chic place but too expensive when you consider the sizes of the plates - they are so tiny. Except for the salads and mezzes, I don't think anything served in Snack Taverna is really Greek. Where in Greece people eat shaved fennel salad or fig and pumpkin tart with air-cured beef for God's sake? Those people are definitely not that sophisticated. So please don't kid us by calling it Greek, it is simply French - and French does not have anything to do with Greeks believe me!
Village Hot Spot
By turbomike on 9/10/2004
I really like Snack Taverna. I've been there twice now. They offer very interesting dishes with fresh ingredients and gorgeous presentation at moderate prices. It attracts a hip crowd with attentive service and owners on the premises who take great care in creating a cool atmosphere while serving very serious food. The wine list is all Greek and I'm unfamiliar with wines from that region but my waiters knew every bottle and what went best with our selections, what a pleasure. I'm already planning to go back with friends in ten days.
Best in the Village
By winterreader on 9/8/2004
I've now been to Snack Taverna 4 times. Different days, different hours. Food is always really terrific. Fresh ingredients, creative presentation by the Chef, wonderfully attentive service in a popular restaurant. This is a great restaurant run by people who know what they're doing. This chef has talent with Greek and slightly mediterranean flavors favoring Fish, vegetables, lamb and many incredible sauces and sides. This is fine dining in an attractive setting at reasonable prices.
Possibly the WORST dining experience
By fatherof3 on 8/29/2004
Snack Taverna was possibly the worst dining experience I’ve ever had in this city. While our server was attentive and friendly, the food was average, at best, and the attitude of the host, bartender and manager was obnoxious and unprofessional. We confronted the manager on a couple of issues (one about a problem with the food and another about an inappropriate comment the bartender had made to us), and his manner of responding to our complaints was extremely disappointing and, frankly, ruined my appetite. On top of that, he didn’t offer to compensate us in any way. (A complementary dessert or similar would have been suitable.) I will never go back to this restaurant, and I would never recommend it to anyone. For an enjoyable experience at a restaurant in this neighborhood, try Wallsé, Casa, The Spotted Pig, or Da Andrea.
THE GODS WOULD BE PROUD!
By motherof3 on 8/28/2004
Having been delighted by the fresh and delicious fare at Snack in Soho,I decided to try its larger sister,Snack Taverna. What a wonderful surprise!Located on a lovely village street,It is a sleek,sophisicated space.Lots of windows and simple design.This is stepped upGreek dining,innovative and delicious.Tsatsiki was smooth and creamy Taramosalata(my favorite)was fabulous,farm fresh greek salad,mussels in red sauce with feta cheese awe inspiring. The staff is skilled and friendly.Snack Taverna is certainly worth many return visits.
Not happy !
By afrodizyak on 7/14/2004
We went to this place on a hot evening - which turned out to be a mistake.. there was no air-conditioning, only a fan which did not cool anything but itself. Portions are tiny and there is too much sweetener and too much beet in everything.. Won't go before it is winter again and they do something with their portions !
I don't get it!
By hey_hon on 7/7/2004
The best thing on the table was the Alfa beer. Tzaziki was ok as was Skordalia (small portions though), the Moussaka was literally a bowl of heavily cinammon flavored bechamel with a small pile of eggplant in the middle of it. It wasn't exactly edible. The order of grape leaves turned out to be one cut in half, full of crunchy undercooked rice with a chocolate aftertaste. Yuck.
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