"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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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
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The food was amazing.
Fantastic seafood and excellent service. A great place for business lunch.
A special menu for restaurant week. But the first appetizer on this shortened list was unavailable. Our choice of wine was also unavailable. So we chose a slightly more expensive wine. When we got the bill, they had charged an even higher price for the wine! Always check the accuracy of the bill.
The food was generally good, as it usually is at Kellari, but the lamb chops were a little fatty.
Very pleasant atmosphere for a business lunch. The waiter was very attentive. Food was good - not as good as Kapnos Greek - but that’s not downtown.
Really loved the food and our waiter was great. Problem is there were only 2 waters for the place so it took a while to get dinner and drinks.
I went to Kellari Taverna with my colleagues for lunch. The food was good, but I didn't think it was good enough to justify the price. The appetizers were very good, but the entree was underwhelming. However, the yogurt dessert was truly AMAZING. I would recommend going just for that.
This was my second time eating here, and I had a much better experience the first. It may just be the restaurant week menu, but the first and second course was not very good. Dessert and the wine we chose were amazing though! The service was exceptional and the half off bottles of wine on Monday’s is a great deal. We had a great time, but as a foodie, I don’t think I’d go back. Probably just for dessert and drinks next time.
Once again I had a very good lunch, including the Kellari salad, salmon and the fruit plate. All were very well done and a very good value or the "three course lunch." My companion had the raw tuna that she thought was too heavily salted, but the staff was very accommodating in getting her another item.
The grilled calamari appetizer was some of the best I’ve ever had.
I met a new contact for a business lunch. We were able to conduct a private conversation without straining to hear each other. Food was excellent and given beautiful, fresh seafood, a very good value. I will definitely go again.
We have been here several times and always very pleased with food and service.
Our waiter was excellent. Enjoyed the 3 course brunch. Fish dishes are the best on menu.
Kellari is a very special and great place to dine for all occasions. There staff, (especially) the wonderful twin bartenders that are always making sure that everyone is being cared for. Great hospitality towards their guest. I highly recommended this restaurant for great fresh seafood/food and service.
Went on a quiet Friday night. This is an authentic Greek food restaurant, from the fish display to the nice selection of Greek wines and Ouzo. The service was excellent, and the fish excellent also. My octopus appetizer was the best I have ever had, and I have had the opportunity to try octopus all over the world. If you go here and do not get the octopus, you are definitely missing something. Overall, a very enjoyable experience...
I chose “comfort food” - because if you have ever been to Greece and are longing for some of the flavors, wine and textures of that land, this is the place to dine!
Wonderful selection of wines and delicious seafood. We skipped the entrees and just feasted on the appetizers and small plates.
Only thing missing was the bright sunshine on a rainy evening in Washington DC
Good lunch quiet time
Toda la familia quedó contenta.
La calidad y presentación de los platos perfecta
Never been disappointed!.
Look forward to another visit next spring !
Service was great. Food was overpriced. We wouldn't return.
I liked the fish options and the appetizers. I enjoy sitting in a booth. Our waiter was just terrific.
I really enjoyed my meal here! I was dining alone as I was in DC on work travel and it came recommended. I was VERY happy to be pointed to this spot! I ordered the 3-course pre-fixe meal, which was delicious and a great value. They did the lamb nice and rare as requested and service was so polite and attentive. Plus, dessert was delicious. Next time I’m in town I plan to go back!
Service was poor; the menu listed several fish but only 4 of the mor common ones were available at a high price per pound. When served, our was lukewarm but the waiter never came back to check. Not a good value for the money. Not the best place for a client dinner.
I am a fan of Kellari and have had many 4 and 5 star meals there. This was not one of those occasions. It took 30 min for my drink to arrive. One appetizer never arrived. We were told they ran out after 25 min. The food arrived 1 hour and 20 minutes later: lamb chops were ordered medium and were delivered very well done. The fish was over cooked. Basically, everything was wrong.
Even worse, rather than comp’ing the meal, the (I assume he was the) manager - fully aware of our entire experience - offered half off the price of the lamb jerky.
This is not typical in my experience, but this was a really, really bad night for Kellari.
Love this place!
Excellent Greek food with a focus on seafood. One of the best restaurants in DX.
My guests were eating for the first time at Kellari Taverna and were pleased with both service and food. They appreciated " discovering" Kellari Taverna definitely plan on returning.
Went for a staff lunch. Pleasant service, good choices. The fixed price lunch was the best choice.
My husband and I have gone to Kellari twice before and each time has been amazing! This time I took my sister (she’s never been) and as usual- amazing food, amazing atmosphere, just amazing.
Go there. Eat everything. Repeat.
Everything at Kellari is wonderful, the food, the service, the ambience.
The Baklava is beyond this world, delicious.
we went here after buying a groupon for brunch. it was a really good deal and the food was worthwhile. the restaurant was empty when we arrived but started to get busy when we were leaving. serves authentic and fresh greek food. i enjoyed dolmas and a greek omelet and dessert and wasn't disappointed. thank you to brian for great service!
Gracious, warm and efficient service. Consistently good food.
Great servíce, succulent fish, and nice detail with the candles for us birthday boys! The biz lunch menu was fantastic.
Outstanding. Great value pre-dinner prix dice menu. Three outstanding courses. Grilled calamari, grilled char with an outstanding risotto and a fabulous Greek yogurt cheese cake. Impeccable service.
Delicious food and our server was fantastic. Price fixe brunch was a great value! Never had an empty glass, both for our water and the bottomless drinks. We’ll definitely be back again soon.
Another delightful brunch! Great food and excellent service.
Great business lunch downtown. Delicious seared tuna salad
I am NEVER disappointed with this restaurant.... Never close, please!!
Great food, beautiful ambience with soft music in the background, attentive service. Highly recommend.
Great restaurant, very quiet and pretty. Wonderfully attentive service but not overbearing. Food was good but be prepared to pay top dollar -- minimum of $30.00 for an entree. Our party of 6 ran up a $400.00+ bill without a lot of alcohol to blame. Not sure the food fit the price as you would expect something spectacular for that price point but what can I say I am married to a chef who has high expectations from such a restaurant?
Always enjoy reliving our days of living in Greece! Such a lot of good choices of foods