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Taverna Agora

#18 of 1,113 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
+1 919-881-8333
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Virginia
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter and I came here for early dinner/late lunch. They had been before in the summer and wanted me to experience it. First of all the neighborhood is really nice and the upstairs has a wonderful ambiance and view. There is an outdoor seating area for the warmer weather and windows surround inside and out. The menu... More 

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Thank daisypat1
WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We hope we see you again soon! More 

Greenville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for a small group to have a fun dinner out. Staff is great, but service can get a little backed up when they are really busy. The lamb chops are fabulous! The Mousakka was outstanding! Greek Salad -- YUM!! The sampler platter was superb! Great drinks, lots of fun.

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Thank Susan H
WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4 stars Susan! We hope you'll give us another chance to impress you with our hospitality! - Tyler More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In October of this year we held a rehearsal party for my son's wedding. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. All of the people in the party thought it was great. We had the family dinner and the food and desserts were wonderful. I would go there again! Bruce B.

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Thank Bruce B
WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the wonderful review Bruce! We hope we get another chance to impress you again! More 

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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I love Greek food. I have been to Greece several times. This place gets you pretty close. Try to get upstairs. I sat close to a budding tomato plant that was really charming. The salads are as close to Greek as you will find. They have Retisina (Greek pine tasting wine--a must). All the entrees are good. Don't fill up... More 

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Thank Alan27605
WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Alan! I could eat just the bread and dipping oil as a meal. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a wonderful meal on the rooftop patio. We started out with Greek Lemonades and stuffed grape leaves and the Greek spreads trio, all were excellent. I had the Athenian chicken, it was very good. If you have room for dessert the Lemoncello cake is really good.

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Thank Tina C
WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5-star review Tina! More 

North Carolina
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156 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Taverna Agora last night for the first time. The menu is extensive and very reasonably priced. The food is authentic and delicious. Wine, beer, and drink lists also extensive and reasonably priced. Our waiter Tevin H was super! Knowledgeable, efficient, friendly and charming! We are definitely going back! Try the Calamari!

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SigBrandMgr, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review! We can't wait to have you back again so we have a chance to earn that 5th star! - Tyler More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Taverna Agora was my first stop when I arrive at Raleigh. I was very hungry and I ask the people at the lobby in the Holiday Inn ( Right beside Agora ) where I could find a good restaurant in the sunday afternoon. They immediately said: "The restaurant beside us is very good. You won't be disappointed! And was very... More 

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SigBrandMgr, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the amazing review Miguel! We hope to see you next time you visit Raleigh! - Tyler More 

Creedmoor, NC
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was the 2nd year in a row that we celebrated JR's birthday on the rooftop of Taverna Agora. Sept. seems to be the best month of the year for dinner on the roof! We were so lucky to have celebrated his 2015 and his 2016 special day! As always, the time we spent at the bar was delightful and... More 

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Thank DeltaLady1946
SigBrandMgr, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the amazing review! We're so happy you choose Taverna Agora for JR's birthdays. We'll hopefully see you again soon! - Tyler More 

Thomson, United States
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My beautiful wife and I were celebrating out 31st Wedding Anniversary and saw their ad in the Sacred Heart Cathedral bulletin, they offer Sunday brunch so we walked up the street a block to the restaurant. We were totally impressed with the food and the service. Daniel was our waitress, she was very polite, professional and on top of everything,... More 

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SigBrandMgr, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review Steven! We can't wait to have you back again. More 

United States
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429 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Order the saganaki (flaming cheese) and watch your waitress singe her hair! It happened to our waitress, poor thing.. Great Greek food at a decent price. About $40 per person for dinner, with booze, no dessert, before tip.

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Thank HomoQuiScitOmnia
SigBrandMgr, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

OPA! Our Saganaki presentation always excites. Thanks for joining us and for the positive review. We hope to see you again soon. (And we'll check on your server!) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-881-8333
Description
Taverna Agora is an authentic Greek kitchen & bar where friends & family enjoy good wine, eat wonderfully prepared, simple food and relax. The restaurant is reminiscent of gathering places found in Greece, with old world flavors and rustic roots. However, Taverna Agora expands beyond the traditional agora with a few modern flares, including hand-crafted cocktails, a gourmet marketplace and Sunday brunch.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?