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Kellari Taverna

19 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-5902
+1 212-221-0144
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
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“seafood” (70 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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 666 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our hotel ( The Library Hotel) recommended this restaurant before the Broadway show and made our reservations. The atmosphere and the food were wonderful. They have a special theatre two or three course menu as an option and there are several choices on this menu....More

Thank ccsfamily
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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 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic meal here last Friday. Even course was delicious. The service was flawless. We will absolutely return.

Thank Coppell12
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch before seeing a show. The menu had so much on there that I wanted. We ended up with the lamb salad and the octopus salad. Both were amazing. Service was great and they didn't rush us out.

Thank Roni J
Stavros A, Owner at Kellari Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for dining with us and your positive review. We hope to have you in our restaurant soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed all the food here. The eggplant and zucchini chips were wonderful as was the octopus as appetizers. The octopus is large enough for an entree. Then we had splendid lamb chops and a bite of baklava. Service was excellent. We will return to...More

Thank lneufeldpa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the greek fish with capers and potatoes. It was delicious and fresh. Nimo was an excellent waiter. I will come back.

Thank RebeccaN1
Stavros A, Owner at Kellari Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear guest, thank you for your review and kind words. We will make sure to let Nimo know of your positive comment about him. We would love to have you again as our guest.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, service and atmosphere. Recommend highly for lunch, Sunday brunch, or dinner. Central location on W44th is good for hotel guests but also frequented by locals. Will remain high on our list for return.

1  Thank medmar_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was wonderfully attentive and homey and focused on making our meal fabulous. We started dinner with tasty Chicken soup and the Octopus appetizers. The octopus was well cooked and improved with salt and some lemon. The portion size was HUGE! (luckily since I...More

Thank Jenna P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty restaurant slightly east of the theater district offering a large variety of Greek specialties and wines by the glass. There was a 2 or 3 course pre-theater special in addition to the regular menu, and a display of pick your own fish. Our salmon...More

Thank Irma G
Stavros A, Owner at Kellari Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear guest, thank you for your review and kind words. We do physical updates to the restaurant as they come and the restrooms is on our list. Thank you for your positive review. We welcome all feedback.

Reviewed 12 September 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary here and everything was perfect! Great ambiance with a very friendly staff and wonderful food. My husband requested a dish that he had seen on their website that was not on the menu for that evening. Without hesitation, the waiter...More

Thank martinigirl312
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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27 September 2017|
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Response from Stavros A | Property representative |
Yes we have Gluten free items - and we are happy to accommodate guests with allergies.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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
  • E-mail
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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