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Telly's Taverna

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28-13 23rd Ave (at nr. 29th St.)
Astoria, NY 11105
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(718) 728-9056
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Telly's Taverna - Astoria, NY
Telly's Taverna - Astoria, NY
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Best

i have trraveled several times an hour plus just for the experience of great food, polite help and the energy of a local establishment. the fish is second to none, just like the g...

Worst

Horrible experience before even looking at the menu!! Usually my bf and I go out for dinner on the weekend, but we really felt like seafood, so we thought of returning to Telly's...

wish we had fish like this in westchester! 4/17/2010

i have trraveled several times an hour plus just for the experience of great food, polite help and the energy of a local establishment. the fish is second to none, just like the great fish we had in Israel. side dishes, salad all great. it ain't fancy and the help are real people with lots to do. everytime i have been there it's been packed and eventhough it's a chore sometimes to get the helps attention, you gotta' love the energy. if you need one to one service and total attention, ecause you're special, don't go...but if you're real and are out to be with people and have a great timein no real rush, this is the place! enjoy! Pros: everything was excellent, very tasty and fresh! Cons: busy, but why wouldn't it be? more

Had a most lovely experience, and have recommended to friends since. 7/22/2008

Went for the first time this June with two friends who have been raving about Telly's. We sat in the lovely garden in the back that has a winding grape vine and grape leaves for a ceiling. Next to us was a large party of a Greek family laughing and enjoying their food. I did hear the trains initially, but after a few minutes the infectious laughter and atmosphere made me forget I was even in New York. Pros: ambience, fresh food, lovely owner Cons: Queens more

Can Get Crowded, But Food is Worth the Wait. And Easy on the Wallet 4/23/2008

Been to Telly's a couple of times and always satisfied with the place. Dont go in expecting anything fancy, since taverna is in the name, tight, family style seating is what you get. Everything is always fresh and it is definetely a place if you like/love seafood, but all their chops are top notch also. Pros: great, fresh food. Affordable Cons: can get crowded more

Authentic through and through! Only Greek... 3/2/2008

Authentic through and through! Only Greek wines are served here. It's primarily a seafood restaurant, and... more

Authentic through and through! Only Greek... 3/2/2008

ChristopherS Provided by Partner
Authentic through and through! Only Greek wines are served here. It's primarily a seafood restaurant, and everything is fresh. I really enjoyed... more

BAD Service, extremely rude waitresses! 1/23/2008

Horrible experience before even looking at the menu!! Usually my bf and I go out for dinner on the weekend, but we really felt like seafood, so we thought of returning to Telly's one Monday night at around 9:30pm. My boyfriend and I walked in on a chilly night and were seated at the front of the restaurant where the facade doors were open. Bf walked to the waitress to ask if we could move further in and pointed to a table for four. As he turned around to walk back to me, the waitress was fixing up a two-top right in the same vicinity as the four-top. We moved to the four-top and I told my bf that I think they miscommunicated and that the waitress probably wants us to sit at the two-top. He said, it's ok, we're already sitting and the restaurant is pretty empty, it shouldn't be a problem. Pros: Good food, nice owner Cons: Nasty waitresses, unacceptably rude behavior more

2nd best seafood in queens 7/29/2007

Have enjoyed eating at Telly's a few times. Exquisitely prepared fish, particularly their red snapper... although their wait staff cannot handle their weekend volume. Show up early! Pros: fish Cons: service more

Great Greek without being a hole in the wall 6/9/2007

I live across the street from this place and it always looks packed, especially on Friday and Saturday nights, so I figured the crowd has to be there for a reason. more

great greek food astoria 4/12/2007

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PLACE!!! Telly's is a great restaurant/Greek Taverna. The Fish is fresh and... more

great greek food astoria 4/12/2007

grk Provided by Partner
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PLACE!!! Telly's is a great restaurant/Greek Taverna. The Fish is fresh and perfectly grilled (or fried). The prices are unb... more

Best Greek 4/11/2007

I've been to all the local Greek restaurants and even compared to manhattan.. Telly's is the best yet! They have an amazing Green salad , tender Grilled octopus, Fresh whole fish, and very tasty lamb chops.The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was like we were part of the family. Dessert is onthe house and Ive been there twice a month since the first time and now i'm addicted .. Telly's is like being in Greece for a couple of hours!! They have valet on the weekends so dont worry about parking! Pros: great food good service friendly atmosphere more

BEST FRESH FISH, GRILLED OCTOPUS,& SAGANAKI 11/10/2006

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PLACE!!! Telly's is a great restaurant/Greek Taverna. The Fish is fresh and perfectly grilled (or fried). The prices are unbeatable and the portions are huge! The Green Salad is a must if you love feta cheese. We always share appetizers and a fish. A liter of wine is $15 and the desert is on the house, have a ""Frape"" Greek iced coffee with your ""loukoumades"" fried honey dough. I would definatley recomend Telly's and I personaly think that They are the leaders of Greek food in Astoria and even Greece. The food at Telly's was better at Telly's than in Greece. Pros: Fresh fish, great salads, desert on the house, great service, clean! Cons: street parking more

Just like greece! 5/25/2006

We had the most excellent night. The food was marvalous, I recomend the octopus its delicious, and the chillian seabas made to the perfection. The service was outstanding. Over all the night was wonderrful. more

TELLY'S IS BETTER THAN EVER!!!! 5/4/2006

Telly's Taverna is and always has been an Astoria favorite. The grilled octupus, green salad and the spicey feta dip are better than I've had anywhere else...(even Greece). I go to Telly's often and the fish is always so fresh!! On the weekend there might be alot of noise but the Garden in the summer will make you think your in Greece! Amazing place to eat. The service is always very good. They also give you loukoumades on the house after every meal... except for Saturdays unfortunately.. I would highly recomend Tellys... I love this place. Pros: fresh fish, Green salad, service Cons: parking more

BELOW AVERAGE/ 4/23/2006

YOU SHOULD UPDATE THE REVIEWS, THIS PLACE IS NO LONGER WHAT IT USED TO BE. EXPENSIVE, BAD FOOD, BAD SERVICE. YOUR RESTAURANTS REVIEWS ARE OUTDATED. FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE RECENT COMMENTS ON YOUR LISTED RESTAURANTS. more

Absolutely Greek!!! 10/19/2005

I was told about this place in Astoria that serves fresh grilled fish and because i live in Manhattan i had no clue how to get there. I called and from the telephone i could tell how friendly the place would be, they gave me great direction, and i was there in 25 minutes. I was impressed by the size of the order, because for those who eat out in Manhattan, you know what i am talking about. A small salad is a large salad and a large salad is falily size salad. Telly's has the best octopus ever and the fish was so good on the grill.At the end i was expecting my bill and suddenly this plate full with little honeyballs landed on my table. ""Loukoumades"" and IT WAS ON THE HOUSE...so overall tellys is the place to go only 20-25 minutes from the city. Pros: Great service, Low prices, Huge orders Cons: No parking more

Great place 10/18/2005

I went back to telly's because i heard that they changed the Chef and the food was again, after a very very small break, was excellent again. So i went with my friends on a saturday night which is the crash test for Telly's for those who know the place. I enjoyed everything from the huge salad that they offer for 4 persons, but easily 6 can enjoy it, to my grill octopus, the fried calamari, and finally my grilled fish, that wasn't dry at all. Therefore for those that were dissapointed by Telly's for a while suggest that you go back...And of course Nana will be waiting at the door for you Pros: Inexpensive, Larger orders, excellent service Cons: No parking more

The Best place for Israelis 10/18/2005

Who makes up tTelly's Taverna clientele? The answer is in the variety of languages floating in the air. Besides Greek and English, the voices talking and laughing in the busy, light filled space are speaking Hebrew, Spanish, Italian. Nana the owner has learned enough Hebrew to discuss her menu in Hebrew with her Israeli clientele. She has traveled to Israel with clients who are also friends, and seen first hand the similarities and differences between the cuisines. After all, fresh fish, vegetables and fruits in season, olive oil, lemon and oregano are ingredients readily available on the Mediterranean. Excellent food superbly prepared is excellent food after all. And besides, Nana is there to greet you! Pros: Inexpensive, Great service, Fresh fish Cons: hard to park more

Must go to this place 10/18/2005

If you want to have fresh grill fish served just with virgin olive oil and lemon Telly's Taverna is the place for you. My wife and i leave in the city on the upper west side and we enjoy going to Telly's every week. There was a period that things weren't the same but Nana always knows how to fix things especially the food. I must say that the orders are much bigger than they used to be and the prices are the same and in some cases i would say lower than before. We highly reccomend it to everyone and it's just 20 minutes from manhattan and it has 20 times lower prices than manhattan Pros: Inexpensive, Great prices, excellent service Cons: hard to park more

Great fish? I don't think so! 9/10/2005

We chose this place based on the recommendations on this website and on Zagat. We had to try the grilled fish since Zagat raved about it. The experience was disappointing. The fish was bland and dry due to over grilling. The service was unacceptable. We waited almost 2 hours for our food. Our waiter, though he was charming,was too busy to truly take care of us properly and the food was over priced. Although the chicken and octupus were good, Telly's is not a place I would return to or recommend to anyone. Cons: Expensive, Crowded more
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Editorial

  • Astoria taverna fans pack Telly's back patio for classic Greek fare like grilled whole fish, baked lima beans and lamb chops.

  • 3/31/2008 Provided by Citysearch

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    Mon-Thu, 11:30am-midnight; Fri-Sun, 11:30am-1am
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Ditmars Steinway

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