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Kellari Taverna

4.0
4
2726 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
"We are bringing to the people of Washington Something they haven’t experienced before: Simplicity and elegance in fresh seafood with a Greek Flare ." --Chef Gregory Zapantis.

Kellari Taverna is very sensitive to sustainable seafood.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 535-5274

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gregory Zapantis

  • Catering

    •Custom Designed Menus, Waitstaff, Bartenders, Theme Stations (Raw Bar Station, Pasta Station, Curving Meat or Fish Stations, Omelette Station and more). <br />•China, Glassware, Barware, Linens, Floral Arrangements, Decorations Bands, DJ & Greek Music, Jazz, Piano and more <br />•The restaurant is available for parties large and small. We have two semi private dining rooms (seats 50), and main dining room (seats 120).

  • Private party facilities

    Choose Kellari Events & Catering for your next event! Our goal is to make sure that your event, or a Private event at your house, is a great success. We bring our Greek hospitality to you and make sure your event runs smoothly and without a hitch.

  • Private party contact

    Athina Balta: (877) 625-8037

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    17th Street

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot is located under the building at 1700 K St NW.Parking after 5 pm is $10.00 and is through Colonial Parking. Garage closes at 11 PM

  • Public transit

    One Block from Farragut north and Farragut West Metro Stations. We are located on K Street in the Middle of the block between Connecticut Av. and 18th Street.

  • Entertainment

    Live Greek Music Every First Friday of the Month! Music Starts at 8:00pm Outdoor Dining Now Available!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,726 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Greek

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  1. L

    Lois

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Elizabeth was wonderful and made my birthday dinner very special; we will definitely return!
  2. DD

    DinerDan

    Philadelphia

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    We went to Kellari for our anniversary (honeymoon in Greece). Kellari NY and DC have always been favorites. Last night the restaurant had only 8 tables and worse only 1 waitress and 2 bussers. She was wonderful but clearly overstretched. Her and the manager we terrific about our anniversary, and the food was wonderful. On weekends, go for a great meal, but be patient with service.
  3. LA

    LAF8373

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and an underutilized on a Friday night!
  4. CK

    CherieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you enjoy Greek food, this is the place - reliably delicious every time I visit!
  5. JH

    JeanneH

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kellari is my go-to place -- it never dissapoints1
  6. EH

    EvangelineH

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love Kellari the food is always delicious and the atmosphere is comfortable and rarely too loud.
  7. LK

    LeonardK

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty, well prepared food; great service, excellent value.
  8. RA

    RitaA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    This was to celebrate my daughters graduation and it was a great fiasco. We arrived at 12:50 and got seated. Our server came to us 30 minutes later and we got our food 45 minutes later. We were so hungry and tired and asked for more bread when waiting for our food. When the food came we just packed and left.
  9. O

    Opentablevip

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    The worst service ever. Too few wait staff and totally inept at customer service. Everything took forever and multiple requests. Our waiter was actually ignoring us most of the time and would avoid eye contact so that he wouldn’t come our way. This was a business lunch I was the host for. Despite the fact that the Levarki was actually good I was so appalled by the service that my overall rating is one star.
  10. G

    Gian

    Raleigh

    65 reviews

    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. The grilled octopus was exceptional.
  11. DP

    DinkP

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    The restaurant was having Ukranian-themed night with a limited menu and live music beginning at 8. Although it's a wonderful cause, we would have preferred to know that it was going to be loud and not offer the full menu ahead of time and we would have probably picked a different date.
  12. MH

    MeridianHillReview

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Hostess couldn’t have been bothered to do anything and had AirPods. Very nice, and surprisingly slow for the evening. Waitress was a bit disorganized and more focused on being picked up at the bar. Food was amazing but I wouldn’t expect much for the service, and if their packed it’s probably worse. Will say that the house staff were on top of it. I had a bust boy for a waiter most the night.
  13. SL

    StevenL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    It was a holiday weekend so the restaurant was empty but no excuse for food.
  14. D

    Diane

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was top notch except a group of diners who were very loud and obnoxious. As they drank they got louder.
  15. m

    moodeous

    Denver

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    This place was fine. Our hotel recommended it. They were busy due to prom. But it just felt very meh all around. Food wasn’t bad. Service was good enough. I felt for our server who was juggling a lot. But it just wasn’t a particularly warm or inviting dining experience in any way.
  16. MS

    MarquettS

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, great service, will be back…
  17. JS

    JohnS

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Pretty good food and lots of it. Friendly, but overwhelmed service. Waitress made no effort to wear her mask properly. Restaurant was very noisy, although only about one-third full.
  18. CF

    CatFan

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Lunch menu is terrific. They are understaffed. Very hard to get the check and check out. Only 2 waiters and 1 server for the whole lunch crowd - just too much to ask.
  19. JM

    JoanneM

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Had dinner here last night . One waitress she gave us appetizers we didn’t order and charged Us 90 dollars for them . She had to come back 3 times for the order after she wrote it down each time . Will never go back was very disappointed and the place is pricy
  20. s

    susannas

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    They must have been short staffed. One waitress running the show on a Saturday night. This was unacceptable. Orders were wrong. Waitress was very overwhelmed you can tell.
  21. R

    Ryan

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Food was quite tasty but the prices were high (which is to be expected for seafood). The service was below standard, the result of having one waitress who was not very attentive (did not come over to check on us/see how things were going/if we wanted anything else)
  22. FL

    FranL

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    The food was excellent, that is the only good thing to say about Kellari. The restaurant was empty except for one table when we arrived and we had to stand there for 5 minutes waiting to someone to show up and seat us. Then the bus boy did not speak enough English or Spanish to know what a wine list was. There was one waitress and she was hiding in the kitchen most of the time. She rushed us to order and there was no one else in the restaurant. The prices are high and I would not recommend until they get the service act together.
  23. WT

    WorldTravler

    New York Area

    298 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    298 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Very disappointed. I love Greek food and know it well. The tomato salad had unripe tomatoes, thinly sliced peppers and onions with just a large slab of feta, no oregano it was very bland. The spanakopita were puff pastry rolls not filo and not good. The only good app we had was the chips with a thick tadziki I am not sure did not come out of a tub. The fish special was very good the lamb chops although flavorful were double cut cut in half! so they were very think. The potatoes were good the asparagus awful they were old not fresh the last insult was the baklava. It was dry and un flavorful. We had guest from out of town and I was embarrassed. Good thing we had two bottles of wine!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overpriced for the quality of the dishes.
  25. E

    Embemm

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, really nice atmosphere. Great place for dinner with friends or date night. Service was very good with very little staff. We had a wonderful dinner.
  26. DS

    DianneS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. We had the 3 course special- good value, lamb chops, salad, yogurt with honey and fruit. Syrah wine, red sangria. Elizabeth was our waitress and she covered the entire floor along with an assistant. They did a great job. We hope to come back to this restaurant again. Music was pleasant.
  27. EO

    EliO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    We went to Kelari taverna after couple of years and was disappointed with the food , service. There was only one visible waitress and couple of boss boys. Restaurant was mostly empty at 8:00. We won’t go back
  28. TL

    TomL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Three large groups were inexplicably seated at the peak of lunch, while the restaurant is obviously understaffed. If you can't serve the tables you should not seat people. It is unfair to your staff and to your customers. Food (once it eventually was served) had obviously been sitting in the kitchen for too long. Ended up having to leave before my dessert course could served. Manager was nowhere to be found so wait staff had to charge us for the full order even though we didn't get all of our food and the food we did get was barely edible.
  29. AR

    AshleyRefined

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    There was one waiter for 10 tables during a business lunch hour rush. I saw many customers get visibly upset and got up from their tables to pay for their meals at the counter. I felt bad for my waiter, however the restaurant should get additional staff. The food was good.
  30. CM

    CMarie

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Definitely recommend the whole fish.
  31. AT

    AntonioT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    good food I ate a very good and very well cooked sea bream the price, however, is exaggerated the service is mediocre with little attention to the dishes and napkins
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice weeknight dinner with excellent food and service and a lovely, quiet atmosphere conducive to conversation. Prices are a little high but not outrageous.
  33. p

    pablonp

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excelente atención. Servicio rápido y muy amable. Ambiente muy apropiado para familias. Comida en términos generales buena; pero todo compensado por el excelente servicio.
  34. TE

    TERDC

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out second time at this restaurant. Service was excellent. The food was an adventure as most of us are not familiar with Greek food. We will go back.
  35. E

    Enjoyagoodmeal

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was very good, a little expensive for what you get.
  36. N

    Noms12

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious authentic Greek cuisine!! Great ambiance, but a little expensive
  37. E

    Ellen

    Washington DC

    158 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Unfortunately, we were seated next to a table of 14 people. So, it was noisy. Very good food, service and ambiance. Will return.
  38. BC

    BondColonel

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Unanimous amongst our party that the food was excellent. Great Greek restaurant!
  39. KG

    KarenG

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us had prefix dinner. The lamb and the salmon were delicious. Between us we tried many of the items in each of three categories and found that there were a lot of good choices. From the moment we sat down and were served toasted bread and great olives until dessert we had an excellent meal with excellent service. Elizabeth was our server and she did a great job of informing us about the menu and being attentive without rushing us.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Ask for Elizabeth! She was great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kellari Taverna does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Kellari Taverna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 535-5274.

Kellari Taverna is rated 4 stars by 2726 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Kellari Taverna

1700 K Street NW Washington, DC 20006

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    17th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot is located under the building at 1700 K St NW.Parking after 5 pm is $10.00 and is through Colonial Parking. Garage closes at 11 PM

  • Public transit

    One Block from Farragut north and Farragut West Metro Stations. We are located on K Street in the Middle of the block between Connecticut Av. and 18th Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gregory Zapantis

  • Entertainment

    Live Greek Music Every First Friday of the Month! Music Starts at 8:00pm Outdoor Dining Now Available!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 535-5274

  • Catering

    •Custom Designed Menus, Waitstaff, Bartenders, Theme Stations (Raw Bar Station, Pasta Station, Curving Meat or Fish Stations, Omelette Station and more). <br />•China, Glassware, Barware, Linens, Floral Arrangements, Decorations Bands, DJ & Greek Music, Jazz, Piano and more <br />•The restaurant is available for parties large and small. We have two semi private dining rooms (seats 50), and main dining room (seats 120).

  • Private party facilities

    Choose Kellari Events & Catering for your next event! Our goal is to make sure that your event, or a Private event at your house, is a great success. We bring our Greek hospitality to you and make sure your event runs smoothly and without a hitch.

  • Private party contact

    Athina Balta: (877) 625-8037

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