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About Kellari Taverna

"The dining experience should be sharing appetizers so that everybody can get to taste different flavors and textures " Chef Gregory Zapantis.

"Many people ask me if this is Greek Cuisine , and I don’t know what to compare it to, either to Greek cuisine of 1962 or 2009, but my answer is a seafood restaurant with a Greek Flare to it " Chef Gregory Zapantis.

"Our Menu of Simply Grilled fish but simplicity with elegance ! " Chef Gregory Zapantis.

"we are bringing to the people of Washington Something they haven’t experienced before " Chef Anthony Acinapura.

Kellari Taverna is very sensitive to sustainable seafood.

1700 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Dinner: Monday-Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 3:00-9:00PM.

Cross Street:
17th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 535-5274

Website:
http://www.kellaridc.com/

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

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

Parking Details:
Valet: Service fee: $10. We offer valet parking through Crystal Parking. Monday-Saturday 5pm-10:30pm
There is no service on Sundays, street parking in DC is free on Sunday.

The Mid-Town Parking Garage is conveniently located next building to Kellari Taverna at 1750 K Street. Between 18th and Connecticut Ave NW (Same block as Kellari)
11am - 10pm (Monday through Friday)
Visit their website at MidTownParking.com or call them directly
at 202-775-0069 for more info.

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.

Executive Chef:
Gregory Zapantis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Live Greek Music and Dancing every first Saturday of the Month(except July & August). Music Starts at 8:00pm



Complimentary Cheese, Olives and Crostini



Happy Hour Monday-Sunday 3:00-9:00pm: Happy Hour Beer $5.00,Happy Hour Beer Import $6.00 Wine $6.99, Cocktails $6.99



Greek Wine Happy Hour Every first Monday of the Month. Authentic Greek Wine Varietals:Glass $5.00, Half Carafe: $11.00

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Details
Sun 4:00PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Fri 2:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Sat 4:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

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Kellari Taverna Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (17)
Healthy (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Romantic (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Cozy (7)
Fun (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Seasonal (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
People Watching (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Last minute but very good choice on my part. Excellent bread, olives, hummus and olive oil. Parsini salad was light and full of flavor. The steak was outstanding! Great service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good service and food. Setting works for casual and elegant diners.

We needed to move away from the performer's speakers.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Healthy
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·Dined 4 days ago

Love this place. Wonderful food-- particularly appetizers and dessert. Very special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great place for business lunch. My "go to" place. Love the grilled shrimp salad.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We eat there all the time and the service and food are always superior.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been to kellari taverna a few times now for brunch. It has never disappointed! The Greek cuisine, excellent service and mimosas have consistently been on point.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was very good, service was very slow. One side on menu (anticipated) had been changed without changing menu, or we were given old menus, which resulted in a disappointment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Kellari's is a favorite choice when we are meeting friends in DC. We've never been disappointed. The appetizers are delicious and filling, so recommend caution in how many you order so you don't fill up before the main course. There are always many choices of fresh fish, which the diner hand picks, and it is prepared and presented beautifully--not to mention perfectly done.
(if you prefer meat, the lamb chops look delicious, too). The cookies after the meal were an unexpected treat (it was our friend's birthday). I especially liked the baklava-type cookie, prepared without filo pastry. We'd dine at Kellari's more often if we lived closer!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent kitchen. Fabulous fish. Great lunch value. Nice place with very good service. Can't wait to go back and try other dishes.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We love this place. Food is always good, service attentive, and they periodically have Groupons for Lobster Dinners or Brunches that are great values.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fresh seafood, good wine. Seafood was lightly grilled to perfection! The puff pastry dessert was light and delicate. Warm and professional service.
Great ambiance. Loved it. Highly recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love it!! Go every couple months with my daughter. Always a non rushed relaxing atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Healthy, Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Glad I tired during restaurant week will go back for seafood.

Tags: Disabled Access, Healthy, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

My new favorite lunch spot in DC. Grilled octopus is my go to staple.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food. Good ambiance. Perfect for business lunches/ dinner while downtown for events.
Service could have been slightly more attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I down graded the service slightly because there was a little wait between courses. But because the company was so good it was only mildly bothersome. I would recommend it wholeheartedly

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went for restaurant week and found the menu and value outstanding. We'll definitely go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great atmosphere! We enjoyed the meal. The brunch was confusing to only have two breakfast items available so it's really just a lunch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Birthday dinner. Not up to our expectations

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was good but not spectacular. I went for restaurant week and got food that is normally on the menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent food and very engaging servers.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Impeccably prepared, very high quality foods. The BEST baklava I have ever had. Wait staff was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was delicious!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We were extremely disappointed with the food and expense of this restaurant. We had an assortment of dips, spanakopita, and the fresh catch of the day. None of the dips were even marginally good. Cava dips from Whole Foods are better. The fresh catch was over cooked to the point of being dry and bland. For the amount they charge per pound, this was unacceptable. The only saving grace was that the service was good as was my company. We will not return.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

First time here and was given a groupon for 2 people for $50. What a bargain for brunch. Unlimited mimosas and a very nice 3 course menu to choose from. Loved my Cellar salad and also my crab cake. Kids had pasta and my dining mates had a burger, baklava and a mixed appetizer platter. Everyone loved their food. Would definitely go back. Easy to park as well.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great service. Our waitress was very attentive and gave us helpful hints about the wine, the fresh fish and the cost of the items. Best fresh fish and seafood in town! The Madagascar King shrimp are grilled to perfection. I strongly recommend them.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Glad that I tried KT using a groupon because I would have been upset paying full price to dine there. Service was pretty good but food was quite disappointing. I ordered the salmon with polenta cake, which was decent, but it was served on top of a tomato sauce that tasted like jar marinara. The sauce really threw off the rest of the dish. Would have been much better without the sauce or possibly with a different sauce. I also ordered a side of the roasted lemon potatoes, they were not roasted at all. They were not tender at all and looked/tasted like they had maybe been boiled for a few minutes but definitely not roasted.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It has been awhile since I visited Kellati Taverna but it was just as I remembered it. Great food and excellent service. The grilled octopus appetizer was out standing. Once again a very nice Dinning experience.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 10, 2018

they are the best in everything that they do. it is a special place

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very attentive wait staff, excellent food. Would purchase again

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Value was in the groupon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very good food; quiet enough for civilized conversation; inattentive service

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had been to Kellari several times a while ago, so we were looking forward to reconnecting with a favorite restaurant. We left, however, with a mild sense of disappointment. Our appetizer and each of our entrees had some high points, but overall, the food was not very inspired - somewhat bland in flavor and not very memorable. Perhaps just an off night or we selected the wrong entrees that didn't impress. We will probably visit again, but will temper our expectations.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always an excellent choice. The menu is interesting and offers a selection that covers any tastes. The staff is wonderful!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Server was great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The family got together to celebrate the 2017 birthdays. Sadly my oldest brother was unable to make it, but the restaurant honored the full Groupon and let us fix his portion to go. And mother has requested we do this celebration every year!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was my second visit to Kellari and it won't be the last! Delicious food. Attentive staff. Low noise level. Convenient to Metro. Highly recommended!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was pretty good. Service was so so. Brunch should not take 3 hours.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastic food, great service and an overall good time

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Enjoyed Sunday brunch at Kellari Taverna this past weekend. A delightful afternoon. Food was excellent and service was too. We will definitely return.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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