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Taverna Agora

326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
+1 919-881-8333
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
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1 - 10 of 274 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoyed Taverna Agora when it was in the old location, so we stopped for lunch at the Hillsborough Street location this week, and we were once again delighted with our meal. Upon arrival, we were greeted warmly, and we chose to sit on...More

Thank charliespr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! This is now my fav restaurant in Raleigh! Located in downtown Raleigh~ The food was outstanding< experience very comfortable < biggest downer was having to sit by the door! The flaming cheese was rich and sweet < I ordered the Athenian Chicken & my...More

Thank PLLMomof4
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Holiday Inn next door and when walking past to head to Glenwood Ave the smell made us not want to look further for dinner. They have open air seating upstairs if you can grab a table. We sat on the main...More

Thank rmc81714
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you guys loved it!

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Although dining all alone on an unexpected trip to Raleigh, the Taverna Agora was right next door to my hotel. Made a reservation for the terrace and what a lovely evening! Service was friendly. Food was excellent: the avgolemono soup, the dolmades, and the scallops...More

Thank ncmtnpadre
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! So glad you loved everything!

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

First off.... must sit upstairs on outdoor patio for a beautiful atmosphere. The Greek Tasting Platter appetizer was amazing. Calamari cooked perfectly. My favorite was the spicy feta dip! The lemon chicken soup and lamb tips and orzo were both bland to me. But I...More

Thank jaimelovebug
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the 4 stars and the food feedback Jaime! I'll make sure to pass it along to the kitchen team.

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Our party of four enjoyed the sharing platter and carafe of the house red wine for my birthday dinner. The food was delicious from the Greek salad to the lamb chops, gyro meat, chicken and vegetables. One lamp chop per person, though with all of...More

Thank guidebooktraveler
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review and the feedback!

Reviewed 1 October 2017

First visit. Saturday night (busy). Early fall. PROS: Many menu items very good - The "Sharing Platter" was nicely done (includes Keftedes, lamb chops, grilled chicken, home made gyros (top notch), Tzatziki, salad, potato wedges, pita). Braised Lamb Shank - Kokinisto Arni was excellent. PROS:...More

Thank Tony C
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for the review and the feedback Tony. I'll make sure to pass this along to the Taverna team.

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We've eaten here before in years past and obviously thought it was good enough to return. Two years ago they let us sit under the patio roof and served us there despite a cold, blustery and rainy day. I loved that. This time - late...More

Thank Jeb-of-Pineland
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for the 4 stars and the feedback Jeb!

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Brianna F was our server...very knowledgeable about the menu and even things to do in the area. Food was fantastic. First time I have ever had Tzatziki, and it was fantastic. The lamb chops were perfectly prepared, and dinner was topped off with baklava cheesecake...two...More

Thank Tina A
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for the great review Tina! I'll make sure Brianna gets a shout-out!

Reviewed 19 September 2017

Met up with friends for brunch and we had suggested Taverna because they had never been there before. Although in previous visits we were happy with our meals this time, unfortunately, our meal was very disappointing and this may very well have been our last...More

Thank Juan D
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Hi Juan - We’re really sorry to hear about your lackluster dining 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...More

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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