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Taverna Agora

326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
+1 919-881-8333
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor service and bland food does not warrant the huge bill incurred at the end of this experience. I had to fetch my own drink because my server could not be bothered waiting for me to choose a beer (a task of 20 seconds). I...More

Thank 0TBC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived for dinner on a Thursday at 5:00pm. Our greek salad ($7.95) and lemon chicken soup ($4.95) arrived timely after we enjoyed the delicious bread and dipping sauce. Our dinner of Scallops Santorini ($23.50) and Athenian Chicken ($17.50) took quite a while to arrive...More

Thank GmaSandra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here with our college-aged children who have never eaten Greek food before. The kids ordered the appetizer sampler which consisted of Greek meatballs, tzsaziki, stuffed grape leaves and spanakopita; this was enjoyed by all. We also ordered the roasted eggplant dip and the...More

Thank metrochik
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the 4 stars and the feedback!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favorites. My first time I came here I had mixed feelings. But the second time we sat upstairs and that is the place to be. Even in winter they have above heaters but the whole room is surrounded with windows....More

WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First, the tzatziki was served in a ball in the middle of a plate with large cut carrots and cucumbers around it. The portion was small. Greeks serve it in a small plate with no garnish. The taste and texture weren't right. The yemista, green...More

Thank Wonderlandddd
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and the feedback!

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We visited here after a Holiday event on a Wednesday night. It was not busy and we were seated upstairs. It was a bit chilly but the heaters were on. We ordered appetizers and entrees. After the appetizers came out we started to need drink...More

Thank etbwatson
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and the feedback. I will make sure it's passed to the right team. I hope you'll give us another chance to wow you in the future!

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Taverna is one of our all time favorite downtown joints ~ the flaming cheese 🧀 is an experience in your mouth!! The baklava cheesecake is an absolute must should you check out this Restaurent

Thank PLLMomof4
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Now you've got me thinking about the Baklava Cheesecake! Thanks for the 5 stars :)

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

What Olive Garden is to Italian, taverna agora is to Greek. Nice atmosphere but the food was not authentic.

Thank TheLaura
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Laura - I'd love to know more details about what food you ordered. Can you please email me at WeCare@TavernaAgora.com? Thanks! - Tyler

Reviewed 21 December 2017

We sat upstairs in the open air section, enjoying a wonderful lunch. Great, authentic food and the service was attentive. We had our baby grandson with us and the waiter made sure we had the corner table and a high chair. All in all, a...More

Thank Lucas4
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Been here a number of times food is great but this evening from the hostess who tried to sit us near by another couple when the restaurant was empty too our server Cash who was completely nonexistent I am 62 years old and this was...More

Thank Tom P
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thanks for the review and the feedback Tom. I will make sure to pass this to the management team so it can be addressed. I hope you'll give us another try in the future!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
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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