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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

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (34)
Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (29)
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Fit for Foodies (27)
Authentic (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
Business Meals (24)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Romantic (21)
Healthy (16)
Cozy (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Casual (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Fun (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
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Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

Excellent meal. They do terrific grilled fish dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent Prix Fixe brunch menu. Good choices and well-cooked meals. Pleasant ambiance and attentive server. 3-course. Excellent value with Groupon - very very expensive without Groupon

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I love this restaurant. It has great food and ambience and service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

As usual, excellent food, fresh fish, decent service. One of the best Mediterranean restaurants in the city

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent food, great service and a very nice overall environment.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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 :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I used to love Kellari Taverna and their prix-fixe lunch but today's meal was disappointing. The seabass was overcooked, the calamari too rubbery and the pasta dish on the heavy side.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 22, 2017

As in NYC, the one in DC is fantastic. The waiter took us to the fish display and explained everything with suggestions. Great food and especially have to have the Greek cheesecake !!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always enjoy their Sunday lobster dinner - everything is delicious and fresh. Our server, Chris, is someone we look for and specifically request, as he's attentive, knows what to recommend, and takes excellent care of us. We will definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We eat at Kellari Taverna often - one of our favorites.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We love going for Brunch. The food is great, service is wonderful and the décor is very good. Groupon makes the experience worthwhile and affordable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always great! Freshest seafood, friendly but classic service and amazing appetizers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Tapas
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Kellari was recommended by a colleague for a quiet and leisurely business lunch. It fully lived up to expectations and I enjoyed the food and the ambience.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Quality for brunch has been deteriorating over time. Calamari were tough and chewy. That never happened before. There was no fish special which is odd for a Greek Fish Restaurant. Price has gone up. Has management changed?

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We enjoyed our first visit to this lovely downtown venue . Service was terrific and food was delicious!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food is consistently excellent and interesting. I go to a lot of restaurants in downtown DC for business lunches and this is among the best in terms of value.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

- 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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