According to most restaurant critics, the perfect Greek meal is served on a plate, which rests on a table with legs. Try some authentic Greek cuisine the way it was meant to be served with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of food and drinks at Taverna Sofia, located in Long Island City. This Groupon is valid for dine-in only.
The practiced gastronomic engineers behind Taverna Sofia serve up authentic, homespun Greek dishes, pleasing each persnickety palate in the restaurant's warm, casual setting. Delectable dips and lavish portions top the lunch and dinner menus. Sate fickle Parthenon tribunals with the cold appetizer platter ($9 small, $12 large), with tangy tzatziki, the eggplant-derived smoky kjopolo, a classic homemade hummus, and more, fully equipped with a treasure chest of dunking devices. Leaf-eaters go ga-ga for the vegetarian mousaka ($15), a fresh blend of eggplant, zucchini, potato, and tomato, while fishyphiles go scaly for the sizeable hunk of salmon ($21) broiled with fresh herbs and garlic. Before you snag the tab, reserve a clean pocket of stomach space for the succulent Sofia cream cake ($6), a delight that will water the mouth and fertilize your internal squash garden.
A conscientious staff patrols the dark hardwood floors at Taverna Sofia, which envelopes diners in lipstick-red walls flanked by leather couches and tasteful bric-a-brac. Feel free to nosh under the roof or head to the spacious outdoor seating to watch Orion play tiddlywinks with Ursa Major.
- Fantastic food and very cozy atmosphere. Love the homey lounge and the bar area as well. Great place for dinner or just drinks. The desserts are amazing! – anis3357, Zagat
- You may think that this is just another Greek restaurant but it is not. The menu is loaded with signature Regional Greek Food. Top notch food and service. – AndyBouts1107, Zagat
- I'm a fan of the food. BIG TIME. The vegetarian Mousakka [sic] is and always will be my favorite. – marie r., Yelp