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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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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic food, great atmosphere. The service was impeccable! I had their special Risotto with shrimp, crabmeat and scallops. This was my first visit here but it will not be my last! Highly recommend! Parking was easily found and I felt safe.

Thank DScharett
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the great recommendation!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose this since it was close to the hotel upon arrival. Food was bland, meat was overcooked and dry. Serviice was slow and then the waiters seemed not to know what the dishes were and got two mixed up which led to a big delay...More

Thank Cartharas
WeCare-BrandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Catharas - We’re really sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. I’d love to know more details about your visit if possible. Can you please email me at WeCare@TavernaAgora.com with your contact info and reference this review? We’d like a chance to make things...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taverna Agora has great food and even better outside patio seating on the second floor. There's no view but they've done a fantastic job of creating their own Mediterranean space. Go for early happy hour with a group - you won't be disappointed!

Thank Sharon L
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the 4 stars Sharon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and food, the ambience was perfect inside and on the patio. Unfortunately the patio does not allow dogs..which is a bummer on a nice afternoon and evening.

Thank Mary M
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the 5 stars and the feedback Mary. I will let the team know.

Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Poor service and bland food does not warrant the huge bill incurred at the end of this experience. I had to fetch my own drink because my server could not be bothered waiting for me to choose a beer (a task of 20 seconds). I...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

We arrived for dinner on a Thursday at 5:00pm. Our greek salad ($7.95) and lemon chicken soup ($4.95) arrived timely after we enjoyed the delicious bread and dipping sauce. Our dinner of Scallops Santorini ($23.50) and Athenian Chicken ($17.50) took quite a while to arrive...More

Thank GmaSandra
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We dined here with our college-aged children who have never eaten Greek food before. The kids ordered the appetizer sampler which consisted of Greek meatballs, tzsaziki, stuffed grape leaves and spanakopita; this was enjoyed by all. We also ordered the roasted eggplant dip and the...More

Thank metrochik
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thanks for the 4 stars and the feedback!

Reviewed 26 January 2018

This is one of our favorites. My first time I came here I had mixed feelings. But the second time we sat upstairs and that is the place to be. Even in winter they have above heaters but the whole room is surrounded with windows....More

WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

First, the tzatziki was served in a ball in the middle of a plate with large cut carrots and cucumbers around it. The portion was small. Greeks serve it in a small plate with no garnish. The taste and texture weren't right. The yemista, green...More

Thank Wonderlandddd
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thanks for the review and the feedback!

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We visited here after a Holiday event on a Wednesday night. It was not busy and we were seated upstairs. It was a bit chilly but the heaters were on. We ordered appetizers and entrees. After the appetizers came out we started to need drink...More

Thank etbwatson
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thanks for the review and the feedback. I will make sure it's passed to the right team. I hope you'll give us another chance to wow you in the future!

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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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