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Kellari Taverna

19 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-5902
+1 212-221-0144
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-5902
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Kellari Taverna
1. Warm Atmosphere
"This is a wonderful spot for those that crave fresh fish."
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2. Great Service
" Wonderful, well-prepared fresh fish and Greek salad."
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3. Perfect New York Location
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1 - 10 of 717 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Octopus was tough; sardines were fishy & the roasted veggie sides were not roasted - they were stewed. Main course whole fish was very tasty

Thank Thomas B
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

By far one of the best meals we had in our week long visit to NY! Food was delicious ( the lamb special was wonderful!) and the ambiance perfect for a romantic dinner , wish we had had more time to enjoy it! We arrived...More

Thank warrencat
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tasty sea bass with rice and spinach, and lamb chops with chard. Good service-nice setting. Convenient location for theaters.

Thank DeborahandAndy
Reviewed 5 days ago

The service was terrible as was the sommelier, very indifferent to us & others dining at the restaurant. The bus staff was far superior to the wait staff.The octopus appetizer was inedible, it was like rubber. Completely undercooked & tough on the other hand the...More

Thank Boggio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited the World Trade Centre and walked for miles we needed a watering hole to rest our feet. Kellari Taverna fitted the bill as it was just down from Grand Central station. Aperol Spritz was Devine! The best we have had so far. We...More

Thank Pauline0570
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here a few times and always found it very good. Not sure what happened tonight, but the service was really poor and the food was good but not very good or excellent. Service issues stated w the order when the waiter wasn’t sure...More

Thank TrvlsEatsExplrs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we stepped in out of the rain The service was great. We had Just come from hotel and made a reservation earlier in the morning They were very accommodating and sat us at a table that was perfect Rocky our waiter was...More

Thank srak43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner there last evening and enjoyed everything. Service was helpful and Soto was very attentive. The wine list was good and he helped us select a very nice one. The Halibut was beautifully prepared, lovely light sauce and vegetables perfectly done. We shared...More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot more highly recommend Kellari Taverna. We stay on 44th Street when in the city so it is only a block and a half away. We were greeted and immediately escorted to our table. Our waiter recommended a Greek wine over our original preferences...More

1  Thank Jon O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kellari Taverna is our “go to” Mediterranean restaurant in Manhattan. We started with cocktails and a platter of mixed spreads.... very good. Next was a very good Greek salad. Then we shared a grilled octopus dish.... the best! Dessert was great! Staff was friendly.

Thank abarasol
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Amy S
24 April 2018|
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Response from libbyw99 | Reviewed this property |
I would say businesss casual - At night, some are going to a B'way show after the 6:00 pm seating, or before the 10:00 pm seating.
Amy S
24 April 2018|
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Response from Marianne G | Reviewed this property |
Business Casual
17 February 2018|
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Response from AnitaNewportBch | Reviewed this property |
Sorry the background music was perfectly balanced so as not to take away from conversation or enjoying the meal. It may well have been Greek but so discreet that I can not say for sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$70
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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
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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 chefs. 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.
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