Snack Taverna’s menu may be all Greek to you, but it offers comforting classics that feature bold Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors. While the square footage of the dining room might be the equivalent of a studio apartment, the atmosphere of this West Village eatery makes you want to overeat and overstay your welcome.
The dark and cozy, yet chic décor of this West Village hole-in-the-wall is a perfect depiction of the food – comforting Greek classics with a modern taste. Snack Taverna’s warm and accommodating staff makes you feel at ease immediately upon entering.
The menu offers a wide selection of traditional Greek and Mediterranean fare, with portions on the larger side. It’s easy to fill up on the mezedes and small plates as they are very rich and flavorful, so whether you’re on a date or with a small group, you might want to consider sharing a few dishes.
Reservations are recommended, though not required. There’s a tiny bar area where you can sample one of their many Greek wines while waiting – if you can’t get a seat, put your name down and grab a drink nearby (try Centro Vinoteca on 7th Ave., near Barrow Street).
Mezedes, small plates & salads from $8-$18; large plates from $19-$24.
March 8, 2011