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Taverna Agora

#14 of 1,124 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
+1 919-881-8333
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time to Raleigh and stumbled upon this place. The moussaka was terrific, very well prepared. Lynn the bartender provided excellent service - helpful, upbeat, attentive. Good value. Will return.

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

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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is very good Greek food. The atmosphere, especially downstairs, is cozy and inviting. Everything is very nice about this restaurant. The slight catch is that Raleigh/Cary have excellent cheaper options for Greek/Mediterranean food. Neomonde, Sassool. These places offer great portions for quite cheap. You get a great experience and a wonderful atmosphere at Taverna Agora. For classed up food... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bright, clean,well decorated Greek restaurant with attentive staff who tried to accommodate our every need. And the food was great. Let us sit and talk for as long as we wanted. The menu was not too long, but not limiting. the only shortfall was that they did not have a pinot grigio. Excellent value.

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Thanks for the 5 stars! More 

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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Greek food. I have been to Greece several times. This place gets you pretty close. 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 on the salad and bread. We went there for a friends birthday on Christmas Eve. The... More 

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

Thanks for the great review Alan! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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 4 weeks ago 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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Clayton, North Carolina
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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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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Thanks for the great review! We hope we see you again soon! 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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