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Kellari Taverna

2114 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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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•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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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 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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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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Sat 4:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 2114 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
Dined 3 days ago

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.

beverly (Richmond)
Dined 3 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (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.

fnkyfrshdrssed19 (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.

BillH1 (Washington DC)
Dined on January 13, 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.

vipBobB (Charleston)
Dined on January 10, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on December 30, 2017

Very attentive wait staff, excellent food. Would purchase again

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
Dined on December 30, 2017

Value was in the groupon.

Alan (Washington DC)
Dined on December 27, 2017

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

vippcdiner (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.