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Taverna Agora

#15 of 1,140 Restaurants in Raleigh
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326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
+1 919-881-8333
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10:00 - 22:00
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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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Curitiba, PR
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good service, spectacular food! The lamb is delicious! The calamari as well! Need to come back! Perfect place ! Enjoy!!!

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Thank MARCELO R
Cary, North Carolina
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I actually visited the N. Glenwood location. My husband and I had been here twice for our wedding anniversary. The lamb is superb. The service is phenomenal.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a pleasure to have a lovely restaurant for dining in and for carry-out. The restaurant has a true taverna feel, clean warm decor and wonderful aromas upon entering. A quick run upstairs to see the indoor and outdoor patios was a pleasure and impetus to return for leisure, comraderie,or romance ! Our lunch table service and meal was spot... More 

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Thank Didi L
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice place with the authentic taste of greek culture... the place is really nice and especially the terrace..but the lunch menu is a bit poor and many dishes have no greek taste at all... but still it's a good restaurant for a different taste once in a while...the staff is friendly and helpful... totally recommend it,especially to the once who... More 

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

Thanks for the nice review Inesa! More 

Hampstead, North Carolina
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84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well designed menu with interesting choices. Appitizers come single or as combination plates. Service is very good. Where the "C" comes from is the taste of the food lacks authenticity of flavor, that Greek spiceness is missingin the lamb meatballs, grape leaves filling was over cooked and unidentifiable as rice, more like porridge, other appetizers seemed reheated from the previous... More 

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

Hi John - I'm really sorry to hear that your food was 'blah' during your visit. We'd like a chance to make it up to you. Can you please shoot me an email at WeCare@TavernaAgora.com with your contact info? Thanks! - Tyler More 

Charleston, West Virginia
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142 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great local Greek restaurant with fresh food, varied memory and friendly employees. Located in downtown Raleigh. They have a rooftop section when weather is good too! Last visit I had pasitiso and this time blackened chicken pasta. Both were excellent!

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

Thanks so much for the great review Bette! More 

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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a few cocktails and apps here recently. Wasn't hungry for a full meal so had a couple of apps. The hummus app was great. Food I saw coming out of the kitchen also looked great and everyone seemed to enjoy. Would recommend to anyone in the area.

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

Thanks for the 4 stars! More 

Cary, North Carolina
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207 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just left the restaurant after dining upstairs. We started out with drinks at the bar and both the female and male bartenders were excellent. Especially the female one. Dinner service was a bit different. My Cosmopolitan was delivered probably 20 minutes before my husband got his martini. Someone said something about having to run downstairs to get something for... More 

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

Thanks for the 4 stars Pam! I'll make sure to pass your feedback along to the team. More 

Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taverna Agora is a dining gem in downtown Raleigh! When deciding our lunch destination on a 70 degree February day, I wanted somewhere to feel like I was actually outside. The menu is great from the appetizers - we had the traditional sampler of tzatziki, spicy feta and eggplant spreads with pita.The Lemon-Chicken soup gets rave review from my dining... More 

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

Thanks for the wonderful review! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Taverna Agora is a wonderful Greek restaurant in downtown Raleigh. It has a very nice menu with just the right amount of variety -both traditional Greek dishes and some creative new entrées. The service is terrific - attentive and informative without being intrusive. The calamari was especially good, for those of us that love seafood. Very nice atmosphere to go... More 

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

Thanks for the great review! OPA! 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?