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  • Review Count
    4
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  • First Review
    May 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 6, 2014
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  • Average Rating
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Serving soulful Greek food carefully blended with a West Village vibe, Snack Taverna is a warm and welcoming space that features high tin ceilings, exposed brick walls and oversized windows. Since opening in 2003, Honest, good food and friendly, professional service have defined the “ethos” of our restaurant.<br /><br />Our kitchen serves up a bold flavored mix of traditional, home-style and modern interpretative Greek cooking throughout the day.<br /><br />The beverage program consists of hard to find artisanal Greek wines as well as a list of seasonally inspired cocktails .<br />Snack Taverna seats up to 45 guests comfortably and 4 at the bar.<br /><br />We welcome private events and off-site catering.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always Great!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/04/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/04/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We've been to Snack Taverna several times and it is consistently great Greek food in a charming West Village bistro setting. I dream about the butter beans with feta and this visit I had the stuffed pepper entree which was just delicious! Best stuffed pepper I've ever had. Meat and fish dishes are usually just as pleasing. Eat here!"
Dined on 8/04/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Located in the heart of Times Square in the theatre district, Osteria al Doge has become renowned for offering authentic Venetian cuisine whether for a high power lunch, friendly get together or dinner before or after the theatre. Throughout the Years, Osteria al Doge has developed a glowing reputation for its use of only the best quality products & the freshest produce, not to mention its charming atmosphere. The balcony dinning area is perfect for private functions; flowers & colorful Italian ceramics all contribute to the compelling atmosphere of this wonderful room. Osteria al Doge promises much more than distinctive atmosphere and fabulous food: Count on our personal attention and overriding commitment to making your event a smashing success.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Location location location
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great location for mediocre pre-theater dining. Overcooked salmon, undercooked (!) grilled vegetable plate. Grilled calamari plate was cooked well but small portion served with just a small salad. Pastas seemed fine but nothing special. Meh. Won't be back."
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2005
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Taboon means "oven" in Arabic. Considered the heart of our restaurant, the wood fired Taboon oven delivers freshly prepared specialties that are exotic, healthful and full of flavor. Our trademark "Middle Terranean" cuisine blends the traditions of the Mediterranean with Middle Eastern cuisine using French techniques to create dishes that are uniquely delicious. Visit us at 773 10th Avenue, at the corner of 52nd Street, just steps away from the Theater District to find out what everyone's talking about. And ask us about our brand new PRE-THEATRE PRIX FIXE MENU! Reserve a table with us between 5pm and 6:30pm Monday through Friday and enjoy 3 courses accompanied by our famous fresh-baked-to-order foccacia for only $35 per person!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Never disappoints
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I've been to taboon several times now and the food is always fresh and delicious without being pretentious. The environment is casual/elegant and the music is not blaring loudly so one can actually have a conversation (not so common in NYC restaurants as of late) Everyone in my party loved it. We will definitely return."
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Valanni restaurant opened its doors in September of 2000, introducing "Medi-Latin" cuisine to Philadelphia. Situated right off of the "Avenue of the Arts," Valanni has become a pre-theater ritual and place to meet for a night-cap for many who live in and around the neighborhood. The bar at Valanni keeps up with the creative food served by offering an assortment of sangria, mojitos and other specialty drinks. The kitchen is open until 1 AM daily serving Tapas and a Mediterranean inspired lounge menu. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good but Noisy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Tapas is always fun and Valanni made it fun a delicious. The loud music was a bit much for my friend and me (we're in our mid 40's) but I'm sure it's appreciated by folks who are younger and/or more there to party. The bridal party across the way from us seemed to be having a great time. Loved the polenta with pesto, brussel sprouts, and grilled caesar salad, not to mention the tasty (if a bit sweet) cocktails."
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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