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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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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This Greek restaurant is uniquely designed. It has a "garden" like set up on the top floor. In the summer time, they open up that room so it's a 4 season floor. It also has a bar! The lemon chicken soup was AMAZING! The bread that was served came right out of the oven. We chose a pasta dish to... More 

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Thank luv4raleigh
WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thank you! Can't wait to have you back again! More 

cullowhee
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the downtown Holiday Inn, & after my meeting, we were ready for a good meal. Right next door, was Taverna Agora, so being cold & hunger, thought we'd give it a try...what the heck, it's close! From the outside, in the dark, it looked "OK" but once inside, we were pleasantly surprised! Good food & good service... More 

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

Thanks for the great review! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

A great lunch with friends at this Raleigh jewel. I am not a huge fan of Greek food, but I quickly found that I was had missed out on great food for too long. The restaurant has a tremendous amount of charm, the staff was excellent and the food delicious. The flaming cheese was delicious, the calamari was light, and... More 

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

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Clayton, North Carolina
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

If you are looking for a good Greek evening meal in Raleigh, consider Taverna Agoura. The service is great and many of the dishes are creative and good. Consider the Sharing Platter if you are a large group. The Specials are also wonderful. The dining room is a little loud.

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Thanks for the 4 stars! More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Lovely place to eat offering fresh cuisine. Lovers of Greek cuisine will find some of the options refreshingly authentic, particularly on the beverage menu. Highly recommend it for lunch or an early supper, it is likely to be less crowded. There are also numerous seating places: outside on the street, inside, and even upstairs. The servers are very friendly, and... More 

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Thanks for the great review! More 

Virginia
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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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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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111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 18 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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Thanks for the 5-star review Tina! 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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?