NYC Dining: Telly’s Taverna


Telly’s Taverna
2813 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105-2707
(718) 728-9056

Web Site: http://www.tellystaverna.com

Telly's Taverna, Astoria NY by you.

Telly’s Taverna, one of the oldest operating Greek restaurants in Astoria.

As I mentioned in my previous post about Ali’s Kabab Cafe, Astoria is starting to get more of my restaurant business as LaGuardia has become a more frequent departure and arrival destination for my business travel. Traditionally Astoria has been one of the largest Greek communities in the United States. Considering that I love Mediterranean and Greek food, that happens to be a fortuitous combination.

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Telly's Taverna, Astoria NY by you.

Telly’s Taverna is one of the oldest Greek restaurants in Astoria, and has earned its reputation among the local Greek population as a place to go for steaks/chops and very fresh fish. The refrigerator case is right up front as you walk in, where you can closely inspect the food you’ll be eating that evening.

Telly's Taverna, Astoria NY by you.

Lamb Chops. I think I’ll be having some of these.

Telly's Taverna, Astoria NY by you.

These whole fish caught Rachel’s eye.

Telly's Taverna, Astoria NY by you.

Nice looking salmon filet.

Telly's Taverna, Astoria NY by you.

Here are two plates that were headed towards other diners.

Telly's Taverna, Astoria NY by you.

the main dining room, which is open pretty late.

Telly's Taverna, Astoria NY by you.

Telly’s menu leans towards simple fish and meat preparations and not so much of the boilerplate Greek dishes. Don’t worry, they have a menu in English as well!

Telly's Taverna, Astoria NY by you.

Ouzo, the anise and botanical flavored liquor of choice for Greeks.

Telly's Taverna, Astoria NY by you.

A cold appetizer plate with Tzatziki, Taramasalata, Skorthalia, and Melitzanosalata.

Telly's Taverna, Astoria NY by you.

Rachel’s grilled fish, served simply with lemon and spiced with oregano and olive oil.

Telly's Taverna, Astoria NY by you.

This is the “Grandma” salad which is a chopped Greek salad with feta cheese and olives.

Telly's Taverna, Astoria NY by you.

Horta, bitter greens cooked in olive oil.

Telly's Taverna, Astoria NY by you.

My lamb chops.

Telly's Taverna, Astoria NY by you.

Loukomades, the Greek version of the Italian Zeppole fried donuts, served with a honey glaze.

Telly's Taverna, Astoria NY by you.

Strong Greek Coffee.

4 Responses to NYC Dining: Telly’s Taverna

  1. [...] I have written in my previous posts about Telly’s Taverna and Kabab Cafe, Astoria, Queens has now become my go-to place to eat lunch or dinner before heading [...]

  2. Thank You so much for your kind words. In this day it seems like very few people take the time to write”good coments”! Thank you for doing that.

    sincerly,

    Dianna

  3. mata& John Hatzidakis says:

    Would like to send this letter to Dianna Loiselle…we met when I was about 11 yrs old we met when our families were both breifly living down in maryland.we shortly moved back to NY AS DID YOU ..BUT FOR SOME REASON i thought you moved to texas houston?? But I think you had been in NY all these years. I HOPE YOU GET THIS MESSAGE ! Hope all is well would love to talk to you! Xoxoxo ~ Mata & JOhn…..

    • diannaloiselle says:

      HI! I’ve tried to reply to your message in the past and wasn’t successful. I was so surprised to read your message. Id love to talk to you all too! Im at Telly’s please call or come by.

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