Taverna Greek Grill
4235 S College Ave.
Fort Collins, Colorado
Sunday – Thursday 11 am to 10 pm
Friday – Saturday 11 am to 11pm
We are suckers for Greek food and it has to be really good Greek food. Taverna has never disappointed us. But putting delicious falafels and tzaziki aside, we really like the ambiance of the place. Where else can you enjoy a daily happy hour and get a huge plate of authentic Greek food? OPA!
Atmosphere: This stand-alone building has a large patio decorated with little white lights on the east side of the building - that is nice for dining during warmer months. The setting inside has a classy yet casual feel to it and is definitely a “date night” kind of place. The main dining area is lined with tables and booths complete with cloth napkins. The walls are painted red with simple Mediterranean décor and festive Greek music can be heard throughout. The dim lit bar area is near the front entrance complete with a nice stone- top bar and bistro style tables. The kitchen area is open and faces out into the expansive dining area.
Service: Service has always been good when we have gone but since the place gets packed during dinner, and we do so love to drink, we sit at the bar. The service is fast, friendly and much more personal in the bar area. The only time service becomes slow and scarce is when the clapping and Greek dancing begins, but it’s fun to watch.
Drinks: Taverna has a fully stocked bar, serving drinks to order, and it also features a better than average wine list by the glass and by the bottle. Wine options include several Greek Merlots, Cabernets, Syrah and Chardonnays varying from $6-$10 per glass or $22-$36 per bottle. With only a couple of local brews on tap we suggest you go for one of the Greek imports like Zeus or Athena, just to complete the experience. They do have a fully stocked bar, but if you’re thinking about shots, Ouzo is the way to go.
Food: Very traditional Greek cuisine and most entrée’s we have experienced are enough to feed two people. On this visit we had the Mousaka and Loukaniko with our beers. The flavors were bold and each ingredient helps add to the dish, while still retaining its individualism. The menu also features Mediterranean meals like Pita’s, Falafels, Gyro’s and Pizza’s. There are some great appetizers, spreads and desserts that are also very authentic, but the menu also includes some burgers, steaks and pasta’s. Some of the entrées can set you back $20 but most menu items are under $12.
Amenities: HD TV’s in bar, catering, gluten free menu, children’s menu, delivery, large patio, free Wi-Fi, dancing servers, take out.
Parking: There is plenty of parking in their lot and surrounding area.
The Buzz: Daily happy hour from 3 to 6 pm with $3 drinks & $4 appetizers and late night happy hour from 8 to 11pm, all day happy hour on Sundays, live music Saturday nights at 8 pm.