Kellari Taverna

4.8
2655 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
"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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2655 people are saying
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vipImpresario
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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vipStanleyW
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly and professional. Great food.

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Sammy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent birthday dinner -- the grilled fish was delicious and nice white Greek wine on the house

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SaraK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AnnD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful spot for dinner! The service was impeccable and the food was so fresh and delicious. Will definitely return again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mother’s Day!

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vipSteveA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Foods great, great service. Nice vibe.

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StephenJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. Tables well spaced for social distancing. Our server Elizabeth was awesome, very knowledgeable and had great recommendations.

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vipBobB
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLordy
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mussels ever!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipUKGourmet
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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SohSoh
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and atmosphere. Highly accommodating and attentive staff. Great for groups.

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vipHeatherC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service - would recommend.

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MackenzieM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for brunch. Great service and they do a great bottomless!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job is spacing with social distancing! Can’t wait to go back again soon!

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fabman
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Greek restaurant! Probably the most authentic outside Greece

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vipClovia
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was terrific. Nikos is the best.

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PrachitP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had business lunch at Kellari. Great food great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mimosas and brunch

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NdieS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well what can I say. Great food great service I truly cannot complaint about anything. And I usually find something

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MarlaR
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waiter was attentive and the food was good

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ElenaR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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.

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KyleM
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipEdwardP
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite brunch spots in DC! The food and service are first rate! The BOOZE never stops 👍🏻❤️

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vipKrystleK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elizabeth was great and attentive. Food, as always, was always good and fresh.

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gtdine6
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kellari is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent. The service is very good as well.

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vipJosephB
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent greek food and seafood. The flaming cheese appetizer is terrific. So were the desserts.

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JohnI
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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likes2eat
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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DwayneM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, and the experience was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, although this time around the restaurant was empty due to pandemic, but overall excellent service and food

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MichaelS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Food and new remodeling is First Class.

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Gaby1321
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipSkipBuzz
New York Area
150 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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AnaM
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent Lobster and pre-theater set menu.

FAQs

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.

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