Kellari Taverna

4.4
2238 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
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"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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
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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.
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Phone number
(202) 535-5274
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Gregory Zapantis
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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).
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
17th Street
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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.
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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.
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Entertainment
Live Greek Music Every First Friday of the Month! Music Starts at 8:00pm
Outdoor Dining Now Available!
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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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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

Private Dining

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.

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Sun 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

What 2238 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

i have meant to write before--there is no place that combines quality food with quality service and atmosphere like Kellari. To a person everyone who works there is exceptional. It is a joy to go there each time I do and will be there tonight in fact.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Used their Groupon Sunday Night Lobster Dinner deal for a 3-course meal well worth the cost. Started with a glass of house wine (included) and their complimentary bread basket and mixed olives plate. Next came our apps. I chose grilled calamari and received a large serving of sliced, toothsome (but not rubbery) pieces with a nice char flavor. My wife had the soup special (cauliflower and mint) which she really enjoyed. We both chose the grilled (steamed offered as well) 1.5 Lb lobster which was well prepared and easily removed from the shell. Our Galaktoboureko (semolina custard-filled filo "pie") for desert was a good-sized portion with a drizzle of sweet syrup that made a nice completion for a tasty and filling meal. Recommended for food, service and nice ambiance.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our waitress, Agnes, was so delightful and made the entire meal so pleasant and completely about us! I loved every second of this dinner!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We always enjoy dining at the Kellari Taverna but our last visit was particularly outstanding in terms of the service and the perfectly prepared fresh fish. The waiter went out of his way to discuss the aperitifs and wines and brought complimentary desserts.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Great, tasty, authentic, fresh, and a lot of variety Greek food. Prcey but worth it.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful food and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Best restaurant experience in a long time! Portions are so generous. Food is fresh. Service amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Excellent service, consistently (9 years) great good, easy conversation.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food was OK. Rather pricey.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

i had a nice time with good food mimosas and bellinis

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

I’ve eaten at Kellari a few times, dinner, happy hour, lunch. Each time the food is great and the service is unbelievably slow. Dinner took 3 hours (on a Thursday with reservations) and I had to get the hostess to find the waiter 4 times. For happy hour, the bar tender ignored us (empty bar) until I walked to the end of the bar and asked if we could order. Lunch was the best service but took 90 minutes for the business lunch.
I think it is too frustrating to go back which is unfortunately because they do a good job with the food.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

A great meal, and delightful staff, the lamb salad is delicious

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1.0Dined on June 1, 2018

I’ve been trying to find a good sit down Greek restaurant in DC, so had high hopes for Kellari. It thoroughly disappointed on service, authenticity of food, quality of food, and price.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Excellent restaurant! Its "Thalassina" is a superb dish; perfect for lunch or dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Always a safe bet particularly if you like seafood!

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

I do not usually write reviews for restaurants but wanted to submit one based on the terrible service I received during a recent lunch. The waiter, Edward, was so incredibly rude. He did not explain or provide adequate responses to questions and then when I turned down dessert, commented on my entree choice as being "quite large." It was absurd. It's a shame because I really like the food here, but would not risk getting seated at Edward's table again.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Their mushroom and corn risotto is delicious, as is the fresh fish. And, their prix fixe lunch and brunch menus are some of the best values in the area.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Wait staff was very helpful and attentive to our needs drinks were never empty and the food was expertly prepared. We thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and our brunch and would recommend this restaurant to everyone

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

A favorite place with warm welcome & excellent food!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

It was the most wonderful dining experience we've had in years. The service the Ambiance and the food were above reproach. This is our new favorite restaurant

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

It deserves 6 stars in a scale of 1-5. Love this place. My clients thoroughly enjoyed it and it wasn't time wasted because the food and service was superb.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Consistently great food and great service!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great experience !!!!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

excellent food with attentive but not obtrusive service
only negative is they do not give open table points (only discovered after dining) otherwise highly recommended

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Fresh fish but you better have forty minutes to wait while they clean and grill it.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We make a trip to Kellari for their Brunch on weekends when we are in the city and enjoy the visits. A popular spot with a good selection of Fixed-Price and A-La-Carte choices. Some specials as well. The included Belinis, Bloodys, Mimosas and Champagne and are served abundantly and are satisfactory for the price. Service is great. Food is consistently above average in freshness and flavor. Fresh seafood is on display showing pride in their products. I like their Grilled Calamari and Soup appetizers. The Lamb Salad is loaded with extremely fresh Spinach and complimented by a selection of treats that I'll let you find when you try it. Some tables outside on the sidewalk if you have good weather but beware that, for me, the tables are set a little high for the chairs and eating feels somewhat awkward. Think Booster Seat. Street (pay) parking and a garage below that you exit/enter through the building next door. Guard lets you out/in.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

I really have no complaints about food or service- the restaurant is one of the nicer in DC for the kind of fresh food you get there. Service was a bit slow, but not altogether bad and not worth pointing out as a negative here. The one complaint I would register is that the entire beer tap apparatus was down- meaning you could not get any draft beer for the entire meal. When I wanted a draft IPA for before the meal, the server informed me that draft beer was not available for the entire meal and that it was down all day. For the prices they are charging here, this really isn't acceptable. If you're going to try to be known as one of the nicer restaurants in the city and charge like it, you can't have this kind of thing impact the dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

we have been to Kellari several times and it is one of our favorite DC restaraunts. The food is always excellent. I highly recommend Kellari for its excellent seafood and authentic Greek dishes.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Kellari on K Street is a Greek-style restaurant that features terrific for fish and seafood. The ambience is nice. The room allows for quiet conversations. The fish is well prepared. Spanokopita is good. The one dish that is not up to par is the crab cake, which does not use lump crabmeat.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

CELLAR is our go to eatery when we want an delicious meal that is healthy and fun. The service is always friendly and helpful, and the consistently provide us with a quality dining experience.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had the jumbo shrimp, spanakopita, and the calamari appetizers. They were all really totally yummy. The bread they provide is amazingly delicious, and so was the accompanying hummus. We ordered entrees, but by the time we got through the appetizers and bread we were too full for the entrees. But everything we ate was incredibly tasty! We will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Best fish in the city! Mediterranean tasty fish. Good decor and service

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mothers day

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great food and service. Wonderfully quiet and romantic. Could use candles on the tables.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Never received our ordered appetizer of calamari. No explanation despite 1/2 hour wait and ended with the delivery of our entry. Very disappointing!

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Good lunch place downtown. Service was great. Food was good. Pastries were a nice touch. Bathrooms were very dark.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

This is a high end place - wonderful food, good service, elegant presentation. Expensive, but on mondays, bottles of wine are half price!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great brunch! Generous with mimosas or other brunch cocktails. Good menu selections.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Both the calamari and the lamb chops were extremely tough and rather tasteless. Only the cheesecake was O.K. I was very disappointed with the dinner here and cannot recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great place for a special weekday lunch! Lovely restaurant.

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