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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.
Washington, DC 20006
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Greek Music Every First Friday of the Month! Music Starts at 8:00pm
Outdoor Dining Now Available!
•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).
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.
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.
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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Kellari Taverna Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We enjoyed our Sunday brunch. The staff was both friendly and knowledgeable. The food is good.
Summer months there is outdoor seating. Kellari's is an excellent restaurant for fresh fish as well as Greek specialties: Including lamb dishes! If vegetarianism is your preference, one finds enough meatless items on the menu.
I've been to Kellari Taverna in NYC several times but this was my first time at the D.C. location for a ladies happy hour. We made reservations at 3P, which is a weird hour between lunch & dinner, but it worked to our advantage. We were able to order bar bites from the Happy Hour menu and the prix-fixe business lunch. Kellari's HH is quite a find with a very good selection of wines and bar bites--we had the trio of dips and the dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) and both were very good.
The prix-fixe lunch was outstanding! I had grilled sardines as an appetizer and the grilled lavraki (branzino) as my main. I love Kellari's traditionally Greek treatment of fish, simply grilled with a side of lemon allowing the fresh fish to shine. There were several desert options but we both got the yogurt cake to go.
In summary, Kellari Taverna is a solid choice with lots of seafood options. The sort of place that can easily become a go-to.
P.S. If you sign up for their mailing list, you'll get an free bottle of bubbly for your birthday or anniversary. I booked a birthday brunch last year at the NYC restaurant and a bottle of sparkling wine definitely came in handy :)
Groupon makes this a great option for a fun brunch. Slow but friendly service. All our food was very delish! The dessert that starts with the letter "G" was great. Music was kind of loud but the option to sit in the back room made it a great corner for a gal pal reunion for a couple hours.
I met a good friend and former colleague for lunch. The waitress was very attentive to the fact that we were doing a lot of talking, catching up, and not opening the menu. She did not rush us to make a selection which we appreciated. As more tables were seated, she encouraged us to select our lunch before the kitchen got really busy which, again, we really appreciated. I had a lamb salad which had lots of spinach and lots of lean lamb - delicious. My friend and former work colleague had a seafood salad - with crab cakes - generous portions and delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the meal. Our water glasses were constantly being refilled which we appreciated.
The the most top dining experiences I have had in DC. We went for Sunday brunch. The place was very busy, but you would not have known it based on the attention we received from the service staff. Everyone was so welcoming. The food was beautifully prepared and the presentation was top notch. I highly recommend Kellari if you're wanting a wonderful dining experience.
Came here on a Groupon with a group of 10 for brunch. Everyone loved the food. None of us had heard of Kellari prior to finding out about the Groupon, but most of my friends (if not all) said they would definitely be back! Our service was a little slow at times, but I believe it was more so related to our party size. 10 women is a a lot to handle for anyone. Even still, our waiter Chris was great.
Usually go for 3-course Brunch (Groupon) and always enjoy it. Good variety of dishes offered (e.g. stuffed cabbage was on special last visit, Lamb salad is a generous portion, burgers are well made and come with fries, Salmon Benedict) and unlimited Bloody/Mimosa/Bellini/Champagne (2 hours worth, which is plenty). Service is fast and friendly. Underground parking ($10) if nothing available on K St.
Excellent as always!!!! Great food, especially the fish and seafood and wine. Good service and very nice people. My teenage daughter and husband love it! My friends always have fun and I bring them every time there is Greek live music. Greek Nights are not to miss! Safe, friendly and a "family" place for everyone to enjoy.
- I dropped something on the floor and struggled to find it on the floor with the flashlight feature of my phone and nobody came and offered to help
- We indicated on OpenTable and in person that it was my birthday that day and there was no candle on the dessert. We didn’t even get a “Happy Birthday.” It is already unacceptable for a restaurant not to read notes left at the time of reservation inn Opentable but to be reminded in person and still do nothing about it is just jaw dropping.
- Every time I come to this restaurant, all other tables always get the cookies with their check; my servers have never brought me cookies with the check.
While the seafood is fresh and grilled nicely, the service is so lacking that I dread the thought of going back.
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