"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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
grilled squid with fresh lemon EV and oregano
Grilled Whole Fish
lemon, olive oil, capers and fresh herbs (30 minutes preparation)
Our a party of three visited Kellari for Sunday brunch. The restaurant features a bottomless option of mimosas or bloody Mary’s for $40 along with a three course meal. The dining room is very elegantly appointed, the wait staff is superb, and the vibe is very friendly. It is one of our go to places for a delicious Sunday brunch in Washington DC. While this is primarily a Greek seafood restaurant, the brunch offerings are varied and include a number of egg dishes as well as traditional choices like lamb salad and chicken souvlaki. Highly recommended!
Always friendly and professional. Great food.
Excellent birthday dinner -- the grilled fish was delicious and nice white Greek wine on the house
Staff were welcoming and helpful. Food was, as usual, delicious--simply and elegantly presented. As a bonus, we were celebrating a birthday and were offered a glass of bubbly, extra servings of wine, and a two bite-sized yummy yogurt cake, compliments of the house.
What a wonderful spot for dinner! The service was impeccable and the food was so fresh and delicious. Will definitely return again soon.
Love this place. Foods great, great service. Nice vibe.
Highly recommended. Tables well spaced for social distancing. Our server Elizabeth was awesome, very knowledgeable and had great recommendations.
Even as the regular I am--Sunday was especially good. Chris did an outstanding job serving our group of 6 and making everyone feel comfortable, Greg was also very helpful and we appreciated both the comp champagne and the great dessert. We had friends in from Ohio and it was a special treat. Well done for sure
Best mussels ever!
The food was fresh and delicious, and the service was exceptional. A+ service from Niko.... the best restaurant experience I've had living in DC for over a decade.
Nico the host/server was absolutely fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and he looked after us wonderfully. I'd come back to the restaurant just to be served by him! the food was excellent. can highly recommend the octopus and sea bass - beautifully cooked.
Great meal and atmosphere. Highly accommodating and attentive staff. Great for groups.
Delicious food, excellent service - would recommend.
Perfect place for brunch. Great service and they do a great bottomless!
Great job is spacing with social distancing! Can’t wait to go back again soon!
Delicious Greek restaurant! Probably the most authentic outside Greece
Food and service was terrific. Nikos is the best.
We had business lunch at Kellari. Great food great service!
We love this place. We go every year on our anniversary trip to DC. There are many little touches that make your experience here fantastic. Both with food and service. If you get Nicco say hi for us. He’s the best!
It was lovely. We ate outside. I am so glad they reopened. It was nice to feel normal in this pandemic. We felt welcomed. The staff is so nice and the management is great.
Great mimosas and brunch
Well what can I say. Great food great service I truly cannot complaint about anything. And I usually find something
The waiter was attentive and the food was good
It was not the typical good service of Kellari. There were only two waiters and the restaurant was full to authorized capacity. The poor waiters were overwhelmed but did the best job they could under the trying circumstances. They should be commended.
Great service even better food. The brunch value was amazing. Tables were well spaced, food was cooked perfectly, our waiter was awesome. Will definitely be coming back!!
This is one of my favorite brunch spots in DC! The food and service are first rate! The BOOZE never stops 👍🏻❤️
Nice dinner a group of 6. They did a nice job under covid circumstances, and seafood there is always a highlight.
The raw bar is closed during covid.
Elizabeth was great and attentive. Food, as always, was always good and fresh.
Kellari is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent. The service is very good as well.
Excellent greek food and seafood. The flaming cheese appetizer is terrific. So were the desserts.
The restaurant just reopened (two weeks ago) under new management and a new chef. The service was great, responsive, efficient and friendly. The quality of the food is superb and the menu is very representative of Greek traditional dishes: a large selection of appetizers, a good selection of fish and meat dishes, and several typical deserts. The wine selection includes a variety of Greek as well as French, Italian and American choices. The prices are very reasonable, and the three-course prix-fix option is outstanding in terms of the variety and price. The restaurant has now an outdoor seating, tables are spaced far apart and the staff is taking great precautions to disinfect and sanitize just about everything. It is a great place to spend a few hours with family and friends, while enjoying delicious food with a great service at a reasonable price.
Being a Mediterranean food fan, I had Kellari on my radar for a long time. We live out of state and when I realized we would be in DC, I put Kellari on the top of my list of places to make a reservation. Everything lived up to all the hype. The food and service were top notch. Loved the menu selections. It was difficult to decide what to get so we ordered several dishes and split them. The bread was freshly baked, warm, crusty and delicious! The octopus, calamari and shrimp appetizer was outstanding. We ordered lobster risotto and one of the salads too. Both were so flavorful. Baklava of course for dessert. Wine from Santorini made the perfect pairing for our entire meal. Our server even noted I mentioned I didn't like garlic and had the chef prepare some tzatziki without garlic for me. So thoughtful, not to mention delish! I would highly recommend Kellari Taverna and will certainly be back next time I am in the DC area.
Food was delicious, and the experience was amazing.
Always a great experience, although this time around the restaurant was empty due to pandemic, but overall excellent service and food
Outstanding! Food and new remodeling is First Class.
We went the day before we started the 2 weeks of quarantine so there were not many people there. We also had a Groupon for 3 course brunch with unlimited mimosas. Let me tell you they did not skimp on the alcohol! Even though they let us know they were short staffed, they were really attentive and courteous. Food was ok, not mind-blowing but not bad either. Music was awesome! Not your popular radio but some pieces to fit with the greek cuisine and other worldly songs. Overall we had a great time with my girlfriends. Would definitely recommend for anyone to try.
Greek taverna. Large restaurant that caters to daytime biz crowd. Dinner time very quiet and comfortable. Nice ambiance. Great service. Outstanding Mediterranean and seafood dishes; fresh, simple, ample. Great Greek wine selection. Excellent pricing.
Great service. Excellent Lobster and pre-theater set menu.
Kellari Taverna does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Kellari Taverna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 535-5274.
Kellari Taverna is rated 4.8 stars by 2655 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.