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About Kellari Taverna

"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.

1700 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

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.

Cross Street:
17th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 535-5274

Website:
http://www.kellaridc.com/

Entertainment:
Live Greek Music Every First Friday of the Month! Music Starts at 8:00pm
Outdoor Dining Now Available!

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).

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Gregory Zapantis

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

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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Details
Sun 4:00PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Fri 2:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Sat 4:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

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Kellari Taverna Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (26)
Authentic (24)
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Good for a Date (22)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Romantic (15)
Healthy (12)
Cozy (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fun (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Casual (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined a day 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.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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 (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.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very attentive wait staff, excellent food. Would purchase again

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Value was in the groupon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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vip
 (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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always an excellent choice. The menu is interesting and offers a selection that covers any tastes. The staff is wonderful!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Server was great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The family got together to celebrate the 2017 birthdays. Sadly my oldest brother was unable to make it, but the restaurant honored the full Groupon and let us fix his portion to go. And mother has requested we do this celebration every year!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was my second visit to Kellari and it won't be the last! Delicious food. Attentive staff. Low noise level. Convenient to Metro. Highly recommended!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was pretty good. Service was so so. Brunch should not take 3 hours.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastic food, great service and an overall good time

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Enjoyed Sunday brunch at Kellari Taverna this past weekend. A delightful afternoon. Food was excellent and service was too. We will definitely return.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was my first visit to Kellari Taverna during a business trip, but I will return, as it was quite good. I had the grilled bream, sautéed spinach and the baklava for dessert. All were excellent. Service in the restaurant was outstanding. I found prices to be a little high, but maybe not for DC, and the food and service certainly offset the slight sting of the bill.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was amazing ! Everything was great ! The waiter was a bit rushy if he could slow down the service just a bit it would be great!!! The bus boy was great !

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

First time there and we quite enjoyed! Excellent value and very tasty food. We'll be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our waiter was fantastic. The food was way too salty.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I have eaten often at Kellari and it's always good. The food, service, low noise level. All good.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food, service and ambience was all excellent. A solid performer in DC.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

There are plenty of great brunch options in DC and Kellari Seafood Taverna is one of the best. Bottomless mimosas, champagne, Bellinis, or Bloody Marys start of the meal nicely after that, three courses of ambrosia. The grilled calimari, spanakopita, frittata, and eggs Benedict with smoked salmon are all winners!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Kellari is perhaps the best Greek restaurant in Washington, especially as far as seafood is concerned. Portions are quite generous, and I found that appetizers, along with excellent bread, and two glasses of Greek wine more than sufficed for dinner,

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The fixed price lunch was surprisingly tasty and well-presented; dishes warm and made to order. Price is on the high side for lunch in DC, but the tables are well-spaced, the location is central and the place was packed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent meal. They do terrific grilled fish dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had the prix fix brunc, which included 3 courses and unlimited cocktails (Mimosa, Bloody Mary). We were very impressed with the food and the restaurant - the wait staff was very attentive and they did not skimp on the cocktails! The food was good, as was the ambiance - we did not feel like we were stuffed into a small space, but rather like we could have a private conversation while sitting at a table in the middle of the room. Overall it was a very nice meal out at very nice restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Brunch menu is amazing. Very difficult to choose amongst the variety of options. Bottomless mimosas and bloody mary’s are a huge plus.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We chose Kellari Taverna since we had just lived in Greece for three years and missed the traditional Greek fare. Kellari's food was very good and authentic, even down to the types of greens used in the salads. The cheeses were superb. The wine list was ok, although I would have like to see more quality Greek wines on the menu instead of just the standard ones. The restaurant seemed popular and was crowded and loud. Unfrotunately, the prices were relatively astronomical for what we were used to paying for the same food in Greece, although we expected that, since quality food is generally much cheaper in Greece than in the United States. But, we were still shocked at the prices for such standard things.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Slow service, noise level high, so so food; high priced; thus, poor value

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Too few vegetarian options and flavors on dishes such as Saganaki were off.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

An excellent restaurant for all occasions, one of my personal favorites in DC.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great brunch. The food and service was very good. Plan to attend again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a great time. They seem to have a consistent menu and quality of food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Overpriced, badly cooked. ......::.::::::::.:......

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Delicious food, attentive staff. The cookies at the door are wonderful!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This restaurant was amazing. The food was excellent and the staff was GREAT. They made the evening memorable. A must visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I’m a long time customer here and this is the first time I’ve been disappointed. The spanakopita was good and my friend enjoyed the salmon. I had the seared tuna with fresh vegetables and was not prepared for a huge green salad with pimentos - and four slices of cold tuna on the side. The salad was very tasty and I enjoyed it, I did not eat the tuna. My Bloody Mary was exchanged for one with less vodka and spice and it was good. I’m sorry the Restaurant did not identify the seared tuna would be on a salad.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Kellari was FABULOUS. We took a friend who had never had the pleasure of being at Kellari. She was treated royally (we had requested a table for handicapped accessibility); she was delighted with the accommodations, the service, the reception, the wait staff especially, the FOOD (which was EXCELLENT), and the ambiance. Thank you for welcoming her and my husband and me so generously, as the Greeks do. I give you 5+ starts.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Loved the atmosphere, the food, and the service. Will certainly be back soon!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was good. Lunch portions were small
relative to the price. I would have ranked it a "5" but for
the surprise that having ordered the fish and expecting (based
on the price) the (usual) entire fish, the large plate had a relatively small
fillet of the fish. If one adjusts his/her expectations to a higher than
usual ratio of cost to value, it will be all great!

Tags: Business Meals
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