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Snack Taverna - 31 Reviews - 63 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 929-3499

Snack Taverna

63 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014 (at nr. Morton St.)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 929-3499
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Snack Taverna - New York, NY
Snack Taverna - New York, NY
Snack Taverna - New York, NY
Snack Taverna - New York, NY
Snack Taverna - New York, NY
Snack Taverna - New York, NY


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we were a group of 6 on a Thursday night, the place was busy with a great buzzing vibe, excellent lighting and music...we shared a bunch of small dishes which were really tasty, ...


Every time I walk by this place I wonder why they're so busy. I think it must have something to do with their location near 7th ave. Apparently passerbys on their way toward Soho ...

SO GOOD! 2/24/2011

we were a group of 6 on a Thursday night, the place was busy with a great buzzing vibe, excellent lighting and music...we shared a bunch of small dishes which were really tasty, particularly the bright fresh flavored dips and the meatballs. we also ordered possibly the best Greek salad I have ever had, with a huge chunk of barrel aged feta and the whole fish and lamb shank were amazing...along with a little wine..actually a lot of wine...we had a great time and will be back! more

My go to candle lit spot 10/12/2009

Such great lighting. Good date spot. I love the food but wish theyy'd change the menu sometime ! Other than that its great . . . been going to the sullivan St (or thompson ?) st one for years Pros: lighting, good service Cons: menu doesn't seem to change ? more

Worst service possible 9/8/2008

We, a group of five, ordered take out on a Friday evening just before 9pm. Despite repeated calls, the delivery did not arrive until 10:45. We opened the food to discover that we had been given the wrong order - one greek salad, a few pieces of pita, and some dipping sauces. When we called to report the erroneous order, Gary the manager said he found it ""very hard to believe"" that we had received the wrong order. He was not apologetic in the least, and went on to say that if we would pack up the food again, he would send his delivery guy over to pick it up from us to deliver it to the rightful recipient who had ordered it. He offered to do the same for us before we told him that was highly unsanitary to take food that would have been out for the better part of an hour with a stranger and deliver it when they had made the mistake in the first place. I will never eat here again having had some insight as to their reprehensibly low standards on both customer service and basic sanitation. Pros: Nothing Cons: Customer Service, Sanitation problems more

Charming, Good food, Stick with the small plates if you don't want to spend the big $ 8/3/2008

The waiters were very attentive, charming and sweet. I went in there for an early dinner wearing a t-shirt and shorts and I didn't receive any of that snobbishness that other reviewers complained about. The mushroom youvetsi was delicious and only $11 - plenty of food unless you feel the need to be overstuffed. Try one of these 'small dishes' if you're looking to save some money. The Greek coffee was delicious - I had never had it before, it is the richness of good cocoa. yum.. Oh! and the Greek yogurt on a semolina cake with blueberry compote was lovely for desert. I would definitely go back. Pros: Nice waitstaff, tasty food, cute and candlelit ambience in the evening. Cons: Prices for the larger dishes are low to mid $20's - not terrible, but not cheap either. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 3/24/2008

Ordered at 8:15PM got my food at 10:50. Food was cold lamb was overcooked. more

delicious, healthy, not-too-pricey dining! 3/18/2008

I've been to Snack Taverna countless times for lunch and a couple times for dinner and have consistently had wonderful food, including well-spiced, well-cooked lamb dishes and sandwiches. Am most impressed by how fresh everything seems; good ingredients make a huge difference for me. I especially recommend the beet and watercress salad. Lunch is probably more reasonable than dinner, but I think the portions are ample and I've never left hungry (but maybe that's because I'm addicted to their amazing rice pudding). I make a point of bringing out of town friends here for a guaranteed delicious, healthy, and not-too-pricey meal. Pros: Fresh ingredients, delicious food, great rice pudding. Cons: Can get crowded. More value for lunch than dinner. more

Okay food, snide service 1/9/2008

Okay food, but snide, nasty service. We were two and shoved off into a tight corner in back with a clear view of the kitchen and people going back and forth to the bathroom, while four larger tables up front were empty. Later on, two other sets of two entered the restaurant, young hetero couples, and they got the larger tables. The other two larger, more centrally located tables were left empty, I suppose in case some other special couples came along. So go if you fit their preferred user profile, but avoid it like the plague if you don't. The prices are high for what you get, so why pay good restaurant prices to get dissed? The other reviewers who complain about Snack Taverna's 'tude are so right. Pros: okay greek food Cons: rude waiters with an excess of attitude more

Avoid - overpriced/bad service/food below expectation 1/2/2008

So, we went to Snack Taverna to try again (for the last time) - i had to convince my husband to give it another go as he had previously thought it was terrible & yes this would be the last time we would go to snack taverna. Pros: cute location Cons: rude waiter, bland food, loud & not great experience. never going back more

The bartender at Franelli last Friday night recommended "... 7/18/2007

The bartender at Franelli last Friday night recommended "Snack" to me as I had a friend arriving from out... more

The bartender at Franelli last Friday night recommended "... 7/18/2007

KristineTaylor Provided by Partner
The bartender at Franelli last Friday night recommended "Snack" to me as I had a friend arriving from out of town in 15 minutes. Deciding to take ... more

Not that good, stay away 5/8/2007

I don't know why this place has such a high rating. The food was okay (nothing special). It was too tiny, I was stuck up against the counter. We had a bottle of wine (which was tasty), but it wasn't even served in a wine glass. It was served in a small water/drinking glass (ick..tastless in my opinion). Don't spend your $$ here. Pros: Wine was tasty, it was a cool mix of different blends Cons: Way too cramped and tight more

Nice Neighborhood Spot 4/5/2007

Met 2 friends for dinner on a Tues. night at 7pm (no reservation). As expected, place was empty but when I mentioned I was waiting for 2 friends, I was offered the bar to wait. However, bartender quickly realized how ridiculous that sounded and sat me at my choice of table. Wines are all Greek and the glossary on the menu helps you navigate. The apps were tasty and decent sized (non-traditional style mousaka was delicious) mains were more than sufficient size wise and fine in taste for the prices ($18-low 20's). No one had dessert as we were too full but the assortment was varied. It's a nice place to meet friends and sample the many different small plates. Would return if in the 'hood. FYI: By 9:30, the place was packed. Pros: mousaka, asst. small plates, ambiance Cons: short beer/ wines by glass list more

You want Greek, go to Astoria 3/24/2007

Every time I walk by this place I wonder why they're so busy. I think it must have something to do with their location near 7th ave. Apparently passerbys on their way toward Soho spot it and think it looks pretty. Sadly, pretty is about all it is. Pros: Greek coffee, wine list, atmosphere Cons: appetizers, main course, dessert more

Expensive, average entrees 6/11/2006

I went to Taverna on a Saturday night and while the atmosphere was cozy, I believe the food is more or less typically ok and definetely overpriced. Pros: great ambience Cons: average food, pricey more

User review by funnygirl5877 5/3/2006

Excellent!! Like a few before me after reading the reviews online I wasn't sure I wanted to try Snack Taverna when my friends suggested it for a get together. Upon entering we were greeted by what seemed like the whole (very friendly) staff and promptly seated. After one piece of pita smeared with a delicious smoked eggplant dip I was hooked. The service was impecable even though the quarters are a little tight. We wanted for nothing. The lamb stifado was delicious as were the rest of our appetizers. For the main meal we shared a variety of dishes including the cod, a scallop special and roast tenderloin of pork. The rice pudding with pine nuts for dessert was phenomenal. As for the previous review...what NYC resteraunt lets you bring in your own dessert without some sort of fee?? It's a greek eatery, enjoy Greek desserts!!! Pros: service, atmosphere, moderaately priced Cons: cramped quarters more

Great food, staff needs work 4/10/2006

Like most reviews stated, food is great. The basics are well done and presented. Taramosalata, one of the best. No problems getting more pita. Lamb sausage, although a bit dry, tasty with the sweet pear and rosemary compote. I agree with another reviewer that the dishes were sweet: they are. The service: surprisingly below average - not from lack of knowledge, just unfriendly. Fake smiles are worse than not smiling. Is it a Greek thing? I made a reservation for 4pp a day earlier. When we arrived, the host was ready to seat us in the nice table in the front window until the bartender said that a party of 5 just called. We were then sat at a 'lesser' table near the back- and asked to move again (poor planning). Situation understood, but dont let your patrons hear it! The $5p/p cutting fee for our self-brought cupcakes was absurd. Pros: Good Greek cuisine, nice space Cons: Unfriendly staff, dishes on the sweet s, $5 cutting fee! more

What a treasure this neighborhood spot is!!! 2/2/2006

After almost a year of planning to get to Taverna, I finally made it the other night and my only regret is that I waited so long. The restaurant has a lovely, romantic feel- candlelit and intimate and the service was knowledgable and attentive without being obtrusive, a quality many more expensive restaurants have not yet mastered. But the real star of this show was the food. There are so many wonderful small plates to begin with. We loved the Beet salad, the Pikilia where we sampled the delicious dips, and the sausage w/ fennel was superb. The entrees continued to dazzle us. (Loved the short ribs-WOW!!!) Paired with a lovely bottle of Greek wine, the evening was a great success. You can be sure I won't wait another year to return- Pros: Friendly staff, Relaxed setting, Lovely cuisine Cons: No chocolate4 dessert, n/a, n/a more

Good Eats 8/11/2005

I had to farewell an intern today and wanted to take her to lunch - her choice of genre (my choice of location). I found Snack Taverna on CitySearch and decided to chance it. I am so glad I did. I enjoyed every moment of our afternoon! The service was OUTSTANDING - a little too maternal though (is that really all that bad?) and the food was amazing. If you like Greek, check this place out. I definatey will be returning if just for the starters alone! Pros: Service, Locale, Food Cons: No A/C more

Pleasantly surprised 6/23/2005

Almost didn't go after reading previous reviews. Called to make a reservation and b/c the man who answered was so nice decided to chance it. The host was very friendly, the bartender even said ""hello"" as we passed by. Asked for wine recommendations and the waitress told me her favorites and described them in detail - I don't encounter this much in NYC. Ordered saganaki, small salad, entrees: scallops, horta boureki, tilapia - too stuffed for dessert. Food is not traditional Greek, more like Greek-Mediterranean, it was very tasty. I have only lived in NY 4 months but have been extremely disappointed in service and value almost everywhere - except here. Everyone was very professional and efficient. I felt like they were glad we chose their restaurant - not like we were lucky to be there as I feel at many other places. Pros: service, good value Cons: no air conditioning more

If you're Greek.... not the Taverna for you 6/16/2005

I was excided to finally go to Snack Taverna since I had heard so many great things about it so I gathered some friends and went for a Greek Easter dinner. Upon arrival we were greeted by an obnoxious host who made us want to leave immediately... we stayed of course and hoped for a better dinner than the start. My Greek sister and I were soon disappointed again that the menu was a little more fancy and a little less taverna. We worked with what we had. When the food came - some was fine - salad. I make better tzaziki at home and I dont know what they were aiming with on the Mousaka... not even close. With the name snack taverna we had expected something that this was not and I would not recommend it to anyone who wants to get some great Greek food especially Greeks. Pros: atmosphere Cons: staff, food, service more
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  • The Scene
    As befits its Soho pedigree, the 50-seat storefront is spare and sleek, with patterned beige banquettes, ebony-trimmed white walls and black-and-white photographs of rural...

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Sat, noon-11pm; Sun, noon-3:30pm-10pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Discover, American Express, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    West Village, Downtown