Athenian Greek Taverna Announces Its Big, Fat, Greek Expansion

For over two decades, Athenian Greek Taverna has been bringing a beautiful taste of the Mediterranean to Commack—and they’re just getting started.

The small, family-owned restaurant—owned and operated by brothers John and Alex Homenides, who prepare each of the restaurant’s dishes according to close-held family recipes—has long been beloved in the community. More recently, however, the eatery’s authentic, Greek comfort food has found a hungry audience on social media, where users have fallen in love with the restaurant’s specialities, which include grilled halloumi cheese, a weekly Friday night lamb roast, and more.

Soon, the restaurant’s fans will have even more to celebrate: Athenian Greek Taverna is expanding.

Having long-outgrown their space just a few doors down from Emilio’s, the restaurant will be moving across the street, into the much-larger space formerly occupied by Avocado’s.

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The new Athenian Greek Taverna will offer the same fresh, authentic Greek cuisine that fans of the restaurant have come to know and love—just in a much larger space. The new location will contain a spacious dining room, a bar, and even limited outdoor seating.

The menu will similarly expand to meet the space around it. On top of all the restaurant’s existing menu offerings, the Homenides brothers are adding additional “meze” style options for their late night bar menu, specialty cocktails, and even brunch.

Athenian Greek Taverna will open in their new space in early spring.