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Taverna Agora

#15 of 1,143 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
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We sat outside on a seasonally warm evening with friends. The food was great with very good service. Highly recommend

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

Thanks for the great review Ed! More 

Holly Springs, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was excellent and the managers were very attentive, present, helpful, & nice. We highly recommend this gem in Raleigh and will definitely be back!!!

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Thank jtuozzo24
WeCare-BrandManager, Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review! More 

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135 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like greek food once in awhile. We went here one evening and had stuffed grape leaves, Marouli Salad, athenian chicken, and Chicken ~ Hydra Kotopoulo. All of it was good. The server was very attentive and the atmosphere was calm. It wasn't busy the night we went (Wednesday) I would like to come back when it is warm enough... More 

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

Thanks for the 4 stars Leslie! We can't wait to have you upstairs when the weather gets better! More 

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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The overall meal and atmosphere was AMAZING with below average service. We dined on the second floor which is a blend of Greek culture and southern porch charm. We ordered hummus as an appetizer which was good not great. Our main courses were the Mediterranean Grilled Salmon Salad and Souvlaki. Both main courses were AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS! Overall, we would definitely... More 

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Thank SeaHawk14
WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review! I'll make sure to pass along your feedback to the team. More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the gyro platter and Greek salad. Very good and better option if you do not want the whole pita as it comes with pita chips.

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Thank Mom2mm2
WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4 stars! More 

Apex, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere, however the music is so loud in the main dining room that you cannot have a conversation during dinner without raising your voice. Service is good in the main dining room during the week. Service is slow and poor in the covered patio both times we ate there-brunch and weekend dinner. Most of the food is good, good... More 

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Thank loriv932
WeCare-BrandManager, Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Hi Lori - I'm really sorry to hear about your experience. This is definitely not typical at Taverna. I'm hoping you just had some rare exceptions happen. Regardless, we'd like to make this up to you. Can you please email me at WeCare@TavernaAgora.com with your contact info and reference this review? Thanks - Tyler More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love Taverna Agora! Best Greek food. Fun atmosphere. Third floor outdoor area is the best. They have a signature sharing platter that is awesome. The Flambeed Saganaki is incredibly delicious and they make a big deal of serving it. Highly recommend it

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

Thanks for the great review Joleec! More 

Curitiba, PR
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, spectacular food! The lamb is delicious! The calamari as well! Need to come back! Perfect place ! Enjoy!!!

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

Thanks for the wonderful review Marcelo! More 

Cary, North Carolina
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I actually visited the N. Glenwood location. My husband and I had been here twice for our wedding anniversary. The lamb is superb. The service is phenomenal.

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Thank LAvenus79
WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5 stars! (btw we moved from our old place a few years ago, so this is the only Taverna Agora now :) More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

What a pleasure to have a lovely restaurant for dining in and for carry-out. The restaurant has a true taverna feel, clean warm decor and wonderful aromas upon entering. A quick run upstairs to see the indoor and outdoor patios was a pleasure and impetus to return for leisure, comraderie,or romance ! Our lunch table service and meal was spot... More 

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

Thanks for the nice review Didi! We can't wait to have you back again! 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?