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Kellari Taverna

4.4
2181 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
Perfect For:
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Sunday Lunch
"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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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 2181 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

Waiter Chris was excellent and Skate fish special was absolutely delicious!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This place exudes “fresh” in terms of fish and vegetables. Try the sardines as an appetizer and Artic Char as a main, perfectly cooked with a crispy skin. You won’t be disappointed.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Restaurant was overbooked, very little space to move around, chairs back to back. Service was not great, wait staff pleasant and apologetic.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I was visiting DC on business and I was happy to find out that the famous NYC Kellari had a restaurant there. The food was excellent as always.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food, the service and the place are just perfect.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

i loved the place! brunch was awesome. the food was delicious and the atmosphere is so relaxing.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Service was not great. Food was pretty overpriced and not even tasty. Scallops were fine, and mushroom risotto was really bland

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

I took some clients and two of them were very disappointed. One ordered fish and it was very dry (she did not eat it) the mix seafood appetizer was good.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

recieving hostess was imperinent. service was very slow. portions very small for the price. altogether a mediocre experience- there are many other choices in the city.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

My Husband and I are pregnant with our first child and we met friends for dinner to help us celebrate. The waitress was very nice and attentive

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The restaurant pushes whole fish by the table rather than individual options. Was very expensive. The food was very good - good ingredients and well prepared - but lots of olive oil.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I thought it was tired and the salad wasn’t as good as I remembered, but more expensive. I will chalk it up to a bad day

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Absolutely wonderful food....authentic Greek cuisine with fresh ingredients. The seafood selection and freshness were clearly evident in the taste of the simply cooked food that captured the taste of the fish.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great brunch experience on Sunday. Food was great, unlimited mimosas, bloody marys and champagne was a treat, and Brian our waiter was stellar. A great spot on a Sunday afternoon. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The wonderful Kellari team went above and beyond to help celebrate my birthday

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a lovely Easter dinner at Kellari. The fish we had was delicious and the service friendly and attentive.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Overpriced and nothing special

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This place always rises to the occasion. Has become a must visit when we have guests from out of town, and they always leave fulfilled with great food and service. The ambiance adds another layer of luxury and comfort. Until the next time!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and excellent service, the atmosphere is wonderful, parking garage right next to it convenient.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wow - what a fantastic dinner! It was such fun choosing a fish to share from the daily catch - our server was extremely knowledgeable about the options, and the flavor profile of the fish we chose (lavraki) was uniquely delicious and not at all muddled by the preparation. If you are into simply prepared, high quality seafood, this is absolutely a must visit (definitely recommend the calamari as an app for the seafood lovers). We would love to come back and try more fresh catches! We've also been in the past for brunch and it is a great deal, albeit a bit sparsely populated.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food was delicious. Friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Our server was spectacular. Great evening.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food was excellent. Service was slow and inattentive, especially at lunch where it needs to be quicker.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Chicken had to be sent back, too rubbery. Waitress wasn’t too good.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent authentic Greek food. Daily catch fish prepared to great taste. Is definitely on my return list.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I've been there several times. Is always great. Must love fish, otherwise do not go. This time the bread wasn't that good, but they quickly found a solution and toasted some for us, so that worked out well.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great 3 course brunch menu! I got a Livingsocial for 4 people and saved money, but it is also was a very nice place that I would return to.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We call it the K Place by me and my friends. We sooo love the service, food, venue and I'm always happy when I leave.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The restaurant has a very nice ambiance and was crowded on a Saturday night. The waiter was very pleasant and helpful. However the meal was just average and as a result terribly overpriced. We shared one of the unique whole fish from the Mediterranean. It was good but not great and certainly not worth the $40 or so price per pound. The greens and potatoes as sides were disappointing. The appetizer plate of spreads was just average. We were in DC for the March for Life which made our stay in DC more than worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Terrific quality and presentation.

Waiter was particularly helpful and gracious.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Beautiful restaurant! Friendly waiters and Great food!!! I initially bought a groupon and been back 3 times since!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Everything was A+ from food to service (Bryan) and cleanliness.. Highly recommend.. we are going again this Sunday.

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Service was painfully slow. Even after we got apologies for the delay in serving our meals I had to go looking for the waitress to pay the bill. We were there over 2 hours.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The 3-course business lunch is a great value at $30, especially considering the K Street address and the wide range of fresh fish. One standout in particular is the calamari appetizer... melts in your mouth. The service was very attentive and the ambiance elegant but understated. Finally a restaurant where you can hear your companions speak without raised voices.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

It was okay

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Nice brunch menu. Food was ok and our server made some mistakes but he kept a great attitude and solved Everything with a smile.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I had a groupon for brunch. Excellent value! the first course and the dessert were top quality. The main dish was average. However the bottomless mimosa made this a GREAT deal! Love it! Staff were helpful and great too.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Expensive. Good food. Completely disconnected hostess. Quality of service does not match the price tag.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Unique and fresh food. If you want fish, you pick it out off the ice pile and they grill it. Sustainable varieties flown in fresh from Greece, expertly prepared. Highly recommend. Would go again when I visit DC. Great for business or couples dinner.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was so so. Next time would not order the shrimp linguine. It was kind of a boring dish for brunch. Bland. Baklava was good. Looked up the bottomless champagne brand for brunch. It was approx. $5 per bottle . We didn't feel so great the next day.

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