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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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4.4

service

4.4

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4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 19, 2011

you know as much as i like the food here and the prix fixe, the fish entree on a few occasions has been kind of dry and over cooked. this time it was a wahoo. just not what i'm looking for. on the other hand, the grilled calamari and the greek cake are awesome.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2011

Went with a group of 16. Wait staff did a great job helping and recommended we do the Greek style of family dining and share several meals...worked out great and food was amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2011

The fish and lamb dishes were super yummy. Beware of the "special" fish dish - it ended up costing my friends and me (a group of 4) $150! I don't mind slow service, but the service here was painfully slow at times during our meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 16, 2011

Always worry when there are not a lot of people in a seafood restaurant. Since it was a Sunday night, we stayed anyway and so glad we did. Excellent from start to finish and fresh, fresh, fresh. Definitely recomend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2011

We had a blast. We were warmly greeted when we arrived. We sat at a cozy booth in the corner. Appetizers were superb: Saganaki cheese, Kellari Chips, and a Greek salad... so tasty. We asked for a wine recommendation, and the server suggested a fantastic Red Blend. Then my wife went with our waiter, and picked out our fish, which was then prepared the traditional Greek way with lemon and Olive Oil. Desserts were tempting, but we were so full from the rest of the delicious meal. We were celebrating my wife's birthday, and everybody at Kellari made it a very memorable and enjoyable evening. We look forward to returning sometime soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2011

The food and service were great. In addition the restaurant had a fix lunch menu with three courses with a great selection
Also really nice hostess! Overall a really good experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2011

Very well prepared fresh fish and traditional Greek food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2011

WE had an amazing time. we truly enjoyed the live Greek music. We left the ordering up to the waiters for our large group. it was an excellent balance of types of food and there were no left overs

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2011

If you are looking for a restaurant where the food is excellent (you will not find a better shrimp risotto anywhere!) and prepared with care and attention to details, a restaurant that is elegant yet comfortable and welcoming, where the service is reliably pleasant and attentive, and where wide-spaced tables and carpeting make it possible to not only relish the cuisine, but actually carry on a conversation, this is the place to go. It is certainly our first choice when deciding where to dine.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2011

The food was very good but our waiter was horrible which took away from an otherwise fun celebration dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2011

Good, interesting food, well-prepared. Soup was tasty but not hot. Portions small/prices high. Love the free cookie packages and tray as you exit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2011

food is served without style, expensive.
fresh fishh is best feature.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2011

The Business Lunch at Kellari had a range of good choices, and all three of us were satisfied with our meals. The atmosphere is likewise business-like, filled with folks from nearby offices. Still, the table has plenty of space and the food comes quickly despite the restaurant being pretty full.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2011

Fine fish and many Greek specialities like spanikopita and baklava. Free b'day champagne and free cookies at the exit don't hurt, either.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 27, 2011

Had lunch at Kellari to catch up with an old friend. We were seated immediately and service was swift and professional. Food and ambiance were both very good as well. I would not say that Kellari is truly exceptional for food, service or ambiance, but it was certainly very good in all categories and we left completely satisfied. I'd return.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2011

I was extremely disappointed in the food. Specifically, I ordered the lobster salad at $24.95 and what I received was equivelent to a side salad of mostly lettuce! I suspect there was less tham 3 oz of lobster meat. I was disappointed with the meal and hungry when I left the restaurant!

$9 for a bottle of still water seemed excessive,

The service was mediocor - pleasant but extremely slow.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2011

We had a wonderful time on Sunday night! The food is fresh and delish. The ambiance is very relaxing and low key. We will be back for another special occassion!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2011

The food was excellent, when it arrived. It is a fish restaurant but by the time they took our order they were put of most selections, and we were seated in the middle of the dinner hour (7:30). Our order wasn't taken until almost 8:30...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2011

Customer services needed improvement

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2011

One of the best Greek restaurants around. The fish is fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2011

First visit to Kellari's and we really enjoyed it. We opted for a variety of small plates so we could try a number of dishes. The fresh fish looked wonderful and I will try it next visit. We also had fun people watching as a "mystery" dignitary was there with many secret service people present!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 19, 2011

Fish is excellent and very very fresh. What more can one ask for?

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2011

convenient for downtown visitors and weekends

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2011

Excellent seafood and service in a nice setting. Fresh Mediterranean fish, prepared perfectly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2011

I have been here 4 times and the food has always been outstanding. From appetizers to dessert everything was truly delicious. Service is top notch but not over bearing.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 14, 2011

My friends and I used to go to Kellari frequently, but unfortunatey, they had a very bad experience about a year ago. I'm happy to report my experience with Kellari was very positive. They have completely changed their wait staff, and they are all professional and pleasant. My companion and I both had the lobster, it was very, very good. I plan on making a return trip and hopefully am able to convince my other friends to join me.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2011

Best octopus in dc

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2011

It was my first trip there and my boyfriends third. He'd been there twice before for lunch. At our dinner I'd been seated a few minutes and hadn't even opened the menu while waiting for my boyfriend to arrive when I was asked if I was ready to order or wanted to wait for him. Our server had an issue opening the bottle of wine ordered and disappeared just after showing it to us. My boyfriends meal was placed in front of him and then immediately removed again to clean up the plate, which looked fine to us. Our waiter was constantly missing when we needed him and hovering too long when we didn't. The food was good but not quite up to the hype or price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2011

Kellari is my favorite lunch restaurant in the neighborhood. Good for business (white tablecloths etc) but not pretentious. The food always feels light and fresh, with many small dishes to choose from. My lunch of meaty grilled sardines with oil & lemon, a salad, and a glass of dry Greek white wine was perfect. Service was quick, friendly, and competent as usual (except they forgot my side order of tzatziki, not as usual).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2011

Super! Try the grilled seafood appetizer...terrific!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2011

Everything is delicious. Fish is fresh and exquisite. Restaurant is very quiet, bordering on half empty. Perhaps due to its location and prices? Worth the splurge if celebrating or looking for a romantic evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2011

Food was outstanding from first course to last. We were very impressed with the preparation of the seafood (especially the whole fish). We'll definitely think about trying out the Manhattan location on our upcoming NYC trip.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 2, 2011

The best fish in DC! This is one of the few places that you can have deliciously prepared Medittanean fish.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 2, 2011

Great Greek restaurant with a good selection of seafood. Had the sea bass with a red sauce and it was very good. There was a problem in the kitchen that had our food coming out a little longer. Would come back when visiting Washington DC again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 31, 2011

The food at this restaurant is excellent - I keep going back. I discovered it in NYC and the DC location is even better because the tables are large and nicely spaced. It does not matter what you order off the menu, whether lunch or dinner, it is all superb!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 30, 2011

I feel like visiting family when I visit Kellari!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 29, 2011

Have always had luck with this upscale Greek restaurant. Very nice spot to meet a client for lunch downtown. The lamb burger is my favorite - order it rare and you'll be happy!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2011

They were practically out of everything when we dined - no spanakopita (yes, at a Greek restaurant!), no chicken and no scallops. The service was pathetic, we had to flag down our waiter multiple times just to get our water glasses refilled during the 50+ minutes that we waited for our food. Terribly disappointing!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2011

We were extremely surprised by the lack of professionalism exhibited by the management and wait staff. There is no need for us to expound on the multiple deficiencies we experienced, unfortunate for an establishment that was highly recommended by Greek patrons.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2011

Although the food at the restaurant is great. After the way the waiting staff treated us, I will never go back. We waited 30 minutes for the waiter to take our order and we had to ask someone to get him. The entire meal our waiter waited at the tables they think they could make more money, and completely ignored us. The waiter was rude and impatient. Finally once we were finished with the meal. The manager came over and ask how our meal. She was terribly rude, and went one step further to insinuate that we couldn't afford to eat there. (The meal was during restaurant week) All said and done, although the food was good, the way I and my group was treated was not worth coming back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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