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Taverna Agora

#14 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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11:00 - 23:00
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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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Burlington, North Carolina
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I ate here twice while on business in the area. I especially enjoyed the rustic, Greek-inspired ambiance. The food was tasty and the service efficient.

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

Thanks for the 4 stars! More 

Lugoff, South Carolina
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We usually walked around to find places near our hotel (Holiday Inn), so hadn't tried this restaurant even though it was right next door, the theory being a good walk after a meal would be good for us. However, on our last night it was rainy, so this seemed like a good option. Glad we went, at least for the... More 

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Thank MarkB007
WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

So glad you had a great time with us Mark! More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very fresh food, excellent fish, everything was seasoned well. I know about Greek food and this restaurant has many authentic items. They have very nice outdoor dining. It is large and had 2 separate wedding parties while we were there. The service was fantastic also.

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

Thanks for the great review Jenna! More 

Troy, Illinois
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My colleagues and I dined at Taverna Agora, which is next door to the Holiday Inn Downtown, because it was convenient. How lucky we were! The food was DELICIOUS! We ordered the Greek Sampler appetizer, along with a flambe cheese--both of which were amazing! The ambiance is lovely. The service was fantastic. Food was yummy!

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Thank Sharon M
WeCare-BrandManager, Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review Sharon! Can't wait to have you guys back again! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taverna Agora for dinner was boringly mediocre. The roof is a very nice place to eat, the wait staff was helpful but the food on a Tuesday night was painfully unremarkable.

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

Hi Michael - Sorry to hear your dining experience was blah. I'd love to know more details about your visit if possible. Can you please shoot me an email to WeCare@TavernaAgora.com with your contact info and details? We'd like another chance to 'wow' you! Thanks - Tyler More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere food and service! We ate on the rooftop level and it was a perfect meal! Made reservations in advance and they were able to accommodate all requests!

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

Thanks for the 5 stars! More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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689 reviews
424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great lunch here - we all ordered the gyro platter as it includes the Greek salad along with the fries. You will not be disappointed. We tried the flaming saganaki and it is different than what we are accustomed to in a Greek restaurant as they use brandy vs. ouzo to flame it - however, it was... More 

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

Thanks for the wonderful review Nancy! So glad you had a great time with us! More 

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ask to be seated upstairs on the roof. A very pleasant place to enjoy a leisurely meal. We started with the spicy feta spread and the house wine. My husband had the chicken platter and I had the chicken penne. We both were pleased.

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

Thanks for the 4 stars! More 

Raleigh, NC
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It says a lot that I have dined here for brunch and dinner 3 times in the last month! Weekend brunch is popular; I recommend the french toast. (Note that NC's blue law forbids alcohol service before noon on Sundays.) My fave dinner entrees include the moussaka, lamb tips on orzo, Taverna grilled chicken, and pork kabobs. The service is... More 

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

Thanks for the wonderful review! Hope we see you again soon! More 

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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place if the weather is pleasant. Sitting on the roof, overlooking the city of Raleigh made for a nice evening for our date night. We enjoyed a lemon chicken soup for the app. Then we shared a salad and lamb main. Parking is a trick as it is unmarked and across the street...be sure to put... More 

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

Thanks for the 4 stars Chuck! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?