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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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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“moussaka” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've eaten here many times before. As always the food was wonderful. Even on a busy Friday night, we received attentive service. The flaming cheese was a fun experience. There is a great list of beer, wine, and unusual cocktails.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rena1039
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were brought to Taverna Agora and told that it was among the better restaurants in Raleigh. The calamari was above average. My lamb chops, while cooked medium rare as ordered, were smaller than average and flavorless. The salmon was dry and overcooked. The stuffed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank EastVillageDenizen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pick a nice evening in Raleigh, make sure you reserve a table on the roof top deck and have drinks and appetizers. The entrees are just okay - nothing to rave about. If you're coming for an authentic Greek dinner, you may be disappointed.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SusieSuggs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Taverna Agora with some regularity. Maybe once a month. The ambience is great because it really feels like a Greek restaurant, and the food is always very good. The upstairs space is great when the weather is nice. Our most recent visit...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank leighcecilia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for Sunday brunch. Ambience is very nice. Food was good but not extraordinary. I had lox with pita and the lox was a bit oily. I asked for butter for the pita and got ONE wrapped pat. The short ribs were also good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jlowy7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a traditional Greek dinner starting with mezze including calamari with tzatziki and a number of dips including hummus and babaganoush. I enjoyed a half roast chicken with lemon potatoes and crunchy green beans. Lamb with potatoes snd veggies was also tasty. Drinks were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank janeaustinNY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly the food does not live to the space. It is really nice. Food is mall food court quality. Is sad. Cool place cool drinks bad food. I had the calamari and chicken pita.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HaroldCA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Taverna Agora is our go to restaurant for birthdays. We love the sampler platters for the group as well as salads and any of the entrees.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kim W
WeCare-BrandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you loved it Kim!! See you soon!

Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Brunch was absolutely delicious! We got there right at 1030, there was no wait. I ordered the short rib skillet and my husband ordered the crab cake eggs Benedict, both were incredibly delicious. I can’t decide which I liked better. The short rib skillet was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Erin B
WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Thanks for the awesome review Erin! We're glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope you come back to visit us again soon.

Reviewed 21 November 2018

Have been driven by TA for 4 years now and finally got their when friends organized a small birthday party there. I was surprise at how large the space was- front terrace on the ground floor, interior, the bar is pretty small, the upstairs has...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DinedThereSippedThat
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Thanks for the awesome review! We're glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to you dining with us again soon!

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Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
Yes call the restaurant and give them your credit card info. They will send you a gift certificate.
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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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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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