Queens >Food & Dining > Telly's Taverna
28-13 23rd Ave, Queens, NY | Directions 1110540.775307 -73.913977
Mon-Thu, 11:30am-midnight; Fri-Sun, 11:30am-1am
Neighborhoods: Ditmars Steinway
TELLY'S IS BETTER THAN EVER!!!! – 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.
BELOW AVERAGE/ – YOU SHOULD UPDATE THE REVIEWS, THIS PLACE IS NO LONGER WHAT IT USED TO BE. EXPENSIVE, BAD FOOD, BAD SERVICE.
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Absolutely Greek!!! – 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.
Must go to this place – 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
The Best place for Israelis – 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!
Great place – 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
Great fish? I don't think so! – 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.
wow!!! now that was Greek! – I hadnt been to this resteraunt in a couple of years ( since the renovation) because then, seating was limited and the wait was long. This evening was better than a night in Greece!! Telly's food was amazing, The resteraunt is 3 times the size, the outdoor seating was great. The service was very good and all together a great experience!
Since Tellys many have tried to compete with thier fish but after tonight it is my opinion that they are still far behind!
Telly's was great – We were so satisfied!!!!! The food was very good.
The fish case was full of VERY fresh fish, grilled to order. Our waitress was extremely warm and friendly. They recenly expanded their Dining room and the atmosphere was great. I would highly recomend Telly's Taverna. Try the "kafterie" if you like something a little spicy. They do also have meat dishes that are great. Have fun!
Average but not great – This place was Ok, prices were very reasonable but the food wasn't that good. My wife and I ordered Lamb Chops that were kind of tough and not very tasty.
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