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A Trip to Greek Taverna in Montclair

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Experiencing culture through food is one of the many things to do in Montclair. When a trip to Greece is on the mind but maybe not on the schedule for this summer, heading to Greek Taverna at 292 Bloomfield Avenue will feel like an escape to the Mediterranean. The restaurant serves authentic Greek dishes with hand-selected ingredients to ensure the best quality. Greek Taverna has welcomed diners from near and far to experience the sultry ambiance and carefully crafted menu. Read on to learn more about this Mediterranean Montclair staple.

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The Location

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Greek Taverna is in the heart of Montclair at 292 Bloomfield Avenue. The restaurant is set up in a traditional European taverna style, which can make guests feel like they have been transported to the continent rather than sitting in North Jersey. When the owners took over the space, which was once part of the livery stables, they wanted to ensure it felt welcoming and authentic. The furniture and décor have been sourced from around the world and paired to create a warm atmosphere. In addition to the main dining room, Greek Taverna has a smaller, private room great for hosting parties and events. The room has a private entrance and additional parking for guests’ convenience. Private party packages can be customized and start at $25 per person.

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The Menu

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Greek Taverna describes its menu as “sophisticated, Greek comfort food.”  The menu is filled with options for anyone looking to enjoy traditional cuisine. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner starting at 11:30AM. The open-air kitchen allows guests to see all the action of bringing the menu to life in real-time. For lunch, specials are served from 11:30AM to 4PM Mondays through Saturdays. Salad options include the traditional Horiatiki, which is a Greek salad filled with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, pepperoncini, onions, capers, olives, feta cheese, Greek olive oil, and vinegar dressing, and the Mango Salad, which has diced, fresh mango, tomato, onions, Greek olives, feta cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette. Guests can also enjoy burgers and wraps served with Greek fries.

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For dinner, starting off with an appetizer is a must. The menu has both hot and cold options, including Kalamarakia Sharas, which is charcoal-grilled calamari finished with Greek olive oil, lemon, and herbs, and, of course, falafel served with tzatziki sauce. One section of the menu is dedicated to traditional Greek dishes and includes Moussaka, which is layers of sauteed ground beef, eggplant, potatoes, and tomatoes topped with bechamel cream and baked, and the Greek-style chicken risotto. The Moussaka also comes in a vegetarian option. In addition to the traditional dishes, the menu is complete with a full seafood section and an option for smaller plates to share.

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Greek Taverna has been featured in numerous publications throughout its time, with critics raving about the atmosphere, the staff, and the food. The reviews online speak highly of the establishment, with one reviewer stating, “From the moment we walked in, we knew this was a fabulous choice!” and another stating, “If you want to eat Greek food, this is the right choice!” Taking a trip to Greece does not have to require packing or a plane ride. Just a stop by Bloomfield Avenue will do the trick. Greek Taverna is ready to serve up delicious food like Yia Yia would make.

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