Kellari Taverna

4.5
2370 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
"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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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

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HJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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d
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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OT
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The grilled calamari appetizer was some of the best I’ve ever had.

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K
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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BJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times and always very pleased with food and service.

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d
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was excellent. Enjoyed the 3 course brunch. Fish dishes are the best on menu.

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MS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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c
Philadelphia
106 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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...

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DW
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good lunch quiet time

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Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toda la familia quedó contenta.
La calidad y presentación de los platos perfecta

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p
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Never been disappointed!.
Look forward to another visit next spring !

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l
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was great. Food was overpriced. We wouldn't return.

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DC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I liked the fish options and the appetizers. I enjoy sitting in a booth. Our waiter was just terrific.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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AJ
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

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.

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D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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t
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Greek food with a focus on seafood. One of the best restaurants in DX.

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MG
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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JK
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went for a staff lunch. Pleasant service, good choices. The fixed price lunch was the best choice.

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O
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at Kellari is wonderful, the food, the service, the ambience.
The Baklava is beyond this world, delicious.

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k
Baltimore
81 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gracious, warm and efficient service. Consistently good food.

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F
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great servíce, succulent fish, and nice detail with the candles for us birthday boys! The biz lunch menu was fantastic.

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WA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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s
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Another delightful brunch! Great food and excellent service.

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SD
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great business lunch downtown. Delicious seared tuna salad

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AT
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am NEVER disappointed with this restaurant.... Never close, please!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beautiful ambience with soft music in the background, attentive service. Highly recommend.

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P
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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?

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OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy reliving our days of living in Greece! Such a lot of good choices of foods

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b
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Greek in town, including zatynya. Ambiance, drinks, service and food all amazing.

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D
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was great experience. Chris was a great waiter and always attentive.

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V
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The whole pompano was delicious. The octopus and calamari appetizer was also very good. Definitely we will be back!

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g
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If you like Seafood and if you like Greek food and if you happen to have an expense account, then that is a great choice. Located right on K street in the middle of high power and high income neighbors that are the frequent patrons, this place is worth the $, but regular us can only afford $300 dinners only so often. Still, as far the menu, the quality of the food and the service, you get what you pay for, which is lot on both counts. If I could afford it would become a regular.

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