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Kellari Taverna

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$$ - $$$
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19 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-5902 (Between 5th & 6th Aves)
+1 212-221-0144
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 11:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had dinner from the post-theatre menu late on a weekday evening. Although I was dining alone, the staff accommodated me very courteously. Service was very professional - precise but unobtrusive - and the food (artichokes, Lavraki, Baklava, and a glass of house Riesling) was excellent all round. The restaurant has an understated yet elegant ambience. Overall I couldn't fault... More 

Thank Mon_cher_colonel
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came to the restaurant a year ago on a business trip. Was a great experience. Food was delightful. Had the lamb and other mezedes, including the zucchini chips. This time around I wasn't so fortunate. I ordered the chicken. Should have known something was very off when it arrived 5 minutes (literally) after ordering. It was, in one word, dry.... More 

Thank Con D
Bridgeport ct
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163 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a pre-theater dinner at Kellari recently and were very satisfied with the food-the location-the décor and the service--The menu has lots of Greek specialties-Fish-meat-salads and they . offer a pre-theater menu at $34.95 for 2 courses and $39.95 for 3 courses. We opted for the 2 course option-it was excellent-choice of soup or salad-apps and choice of main... More 

Thank Jocat1944
Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Kellari on a recommendation. I would highly recommend a visit if you are in the NYC area. The atmosphere, staff and food were exceptional! Some of the best Greek food in the city. Grilled calamari is a must try. The lamb chops were some of the best I have had. The ice cream with cherries has just a hint... More 

Thank Jonathan R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a nice venue, great food, great service and atmosphere, this is the place. This is my 2nd visit to this fabulous restaurant. We had steak, octopus, lamb chops and shrimp risotto. Mmmmmm is iyia!

Thank MarinaBeye
Springfield, Ohio
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Returned to Kellari and were not disappointed. Warmly greeted and promptly seated at our table. You must try the charred octopus appetizer--it was fresh and delicious. Great service.

1 Thank Samuel P
Lexington, North Carolina
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First class service and the freshest seafood available! It is truly unique to select your dinner from the wide variety of fresh fish available. the service is impeccable and the preparation is second to none. My highest recommendations!!!

1 Thank John B
Wynnewood, PA
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to Kellari's before and had superb food, including a very large Greek salad that was almost enough for dinner for two. This past weekend, we got the same salad but it was a MUCH smaller portion, although still delicious and crisp. I ordered the special soup - roasted tomato - but it was served barely lukewarm. I... More 

Thank ChooseyTraveler
Matthews, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for my friends 21st and the service was impeccable! The manager (maybe owner) came by to every table and made sure everything was good. I had the salmon and it was utterly delicious (my friends got the pork chops and chicken, which were equally as great).

Thank dfran2
brooklyn, ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After an outstanding pre-theater dinner last night, I am updating my past review to say that Kellari Taverna is just as good as ever. It is a beautiful restaurant with a friendly and attentive staff; and most importantly the food is delicious, fresh, and authentic. For seafood and Greek/Mediterranean specialities, you won't be disappointed! Thanks, Kellari Taverna.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:30
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-5902
    (Between 5th & 6th Aves)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: F, D, B, M; 42nd St. - 6th Avenue 4, 5, 6, 7; Grand Central St N, R, Q; 42nd St. - 7th Avenue Railroad: Long Island Railroad; Long Island and Queens Metro-North; Westchester, Putnam & Connecticut New Jersey Transit; New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-221-0144
Kellari Taverna is located in the heart of New York City, three blocks from Grand Central Station, Times Square and the Theater District. The dining room decor evokes a subterranean wine cellar designed with contemporary elegance. Kellari features the traditional Greek taverna specialties, such as grilled whole fish, prime chops and meats, and an eclectic selection of contemporary Hellenic savory appetizers ("mezedes") created by our Corporate Executive Chef, Gregory Zapantis. Our menu also features a variety of Greek cheeses, baked or flamed 'Saganaki' style, as well as a selection of Raw and Marinated seafood. The Kellari dessert menu includes innovative specialties such mastiha pudding and warm sokolata with halva ice cream as as well as traditional favorites such as Baklava and Galaktoboureko. Kellari Taverna offers an extensive international wine list featuring the largest selection of Greek wines available in any U.S. restaurant. About 24 wines are available by-the-glass.

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