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Kellari Taverna, New York, NY

Kellari Taverna

4.6
4.6
7079 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
Kellari Taverna is located in the heart of New York City, three blocks from Grand Central Station, Times Square and the Theater District. The dining room décor evokes a subterranean wine cellar designed with contemporary elegance. Kellari features the traditional Greek taverna specialties, such as our signature grilled whole fish, prime lamb chops and chicken meats, and an eclectic selection of contemporary Hellenic savory appetizers ("mezedes") created by our Executive Chef. The Kellari dessert menu includes innovative specialties such as warm sokolata with goat milk vanilla ice cream as as well as traditional favorites such as Baklava and bougatsa. Kellari Taverna offers an extensive international wine list featuring a large selection of Greek wines.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 104 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 221-0144
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Our goal is to make sure that your event, or a Private event at your house, is a great success. We bring our Greek hospitality to you and make sure your event runs smoothly and successfully.
  • Private party facilities
    Kellari offers a range from semi-private, to full buyout options. Events range from cocktail & hors d'oeuvres to seated coursed dining. Lunch, Dinner & Brunches...Baby & Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, Graduation & Birthday Parties & any event that calls for a celebration.
  • Private party contact
    Andreas Aktipis: (212) 221-0144
  • Neighborhood
    Theater District
  • Cross street
    Between 5th & 6th Ave
  • Parking details
    Metered parking on the street from 6:00PM - Midnight, Monday – Saturday using the New York MUNI meters. Sunday is FREE all day. Indoor parking: Hippodrome Garage is conveniently located 50 West 44th Street between 5th and 6th(nigh to 6th on right)
  • Public transit
    Subway: F, D, B, M; 42nd St. - 6th Avenue 4, 5, 6, 7; Grand Central St N, R, Q; 42nd St. - 7th Avenue Railroad: Long Island Railroad; Long Island and Queens Metro-North; Westchester, Putnam & Connecticut New Jersey Transit; New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia
  • Entertainment
    We have regular entertainment for special occasions such as our Greek Night! Visit our website or Facebook page for more information!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 7,079 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

7,079 Reviews
  1. Debbie

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Return visit! Continues to be excellent! Service and food outstanding!

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  2. BarryB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely great food served by courteous, attentive staff. The four of us each ordered different starters and different mains and each of us were impressed by the taste and presentation of our dinners. We will return!

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  3. v39nyc

    Caribbean

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best . Worth every penny . And the staff is outstanding .. they make you feel at home !! Cant wait to go back !

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful dinner! Thank you for the exceptional service!

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  5. KristiP

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food quality and the restaurant staff was able to effortlessly accommodate multiple food restrictions within our party. The dips and spreads, sustainable octopus, moussaka, linguine, sardines, Greek salad, and wild mushroom risotto were all divine.

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  6. DanaP

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome from start to finish - food was exceptionally fresh and the service is delightful.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and memorable in all the best ways! Great find!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent. ( ie your water glass was filled without having to ask). Unlike many New York restaurants , there was room between tables and high ceilings, so the noise level was relatively low even though the restaurant was filled to capacity. This was my first visit and I intend to return. My two family members also reported delicious meals.

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  9. Mick

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lamp chops were superior. Sword fish average. Least expensive Greek wines were delicious—full and dry.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh and delicious seafood. Friendly and accommodating staff.

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  11. PeggyH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very very very very very very very poor.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it....got a late reservation and really enjoyed the food and ambiance. Lovely.

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  13. NeilQ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Kellari has been my "go to" midtown Greek fish restaurant for years. Always great quality and great service, and the daily special is rarely to be missed.

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  14. DeniseR

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Convenient to the theater district. Food was good. Excellent variety

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  15. jocko1945

    New York City

    77 reviews

    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent. Our server George made it a great evening.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were probably under dressed as did not plan this dinner ahead. I felt some strange looks by few servers/front desk.

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  17. GeorgeM

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service by attentive staff. Food was superb. Have visited for anniversary and birthday, and will be going every time we get back to nyc.

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  18. 2LBdining

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Thought it was going to be a great evening, but our very sweet server seemed to have far too many tables. She simply wasn’t available. Spent the evening trying to get a glass of wine. All this said, food was good and the restaurant is lovely. Could have just been a bad night.

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  19. DanielB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place, I will definitely come here again.

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  20. MichaelK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was at Kellari Taverna last night...the food was excellent; the service was very efficient; the staff very helpful; superb experience.

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  21. Schait1973

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time dining at Kellari. The first time we ate lunch at the bar. The staff was attentive and kind and the food was delicious. Because of our lunch experience my husband and I decided to come back for dinner this past week. Again, Kellari did not disappoint. The food is always on point and so is the service. The atmosphere is also appealing. I highly recommend the brussel sprouts and spinach as sides choices and the fish is always fresh and perfectly cooked. We will be back soon!

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  22. RTSV

    New York City

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Solid pre-theater lunch experience. Highlights included meaty lamb chops, tasty Bloody Mary (just the right amount of salt!) and delicious yogurt desert. The homemade cherry sauce was soo good! Service was prompt, efficient and friendly EXCPET for the one snippy waitress who couldn't seem to put our plate down fast enough and skedaddle. There's always one in every bunch. Still, nice experience all around.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing time at Kellari! First time there and everything was outstanding! Food, service, ambiance! we felt welcomed from the moment we walked in! Hope to see you again soon!

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  24. debdinesout

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambiance. Delicious fresh fish. Attentive service. Mouth-watering desserts. What more could one want?

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to kellari for brunch and we absolutely loved it. The service was very attentive, food was delicious and the manager was very nice and hospitable. This is one of our favorite restaurants and we can't wait to go back

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  26. EllV

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    6:30 reservation. Very very noisy. Party of 3. Two of us ordered salmon well done. Waited a long long time for order to be served. Came under cooked. Waitress inattentive. Manager was called over and took the salmon back to the kitchen. Came back cooked. No real apology. Waitress never came to check on us except to present the bill. We will never go back. Way over priced.

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  27. CSteven

    New York City

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    A most enjoyable evening with some nice menu options (Pre-Theater, Restaurant Week, & Standard menu). This was our first visit & we will be back in the future.

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  28. Scott

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been to Kelllari many times. However this time noted a significant drop in the quality of the food. Also, level of service went down. As an example, when we checked in, the hostess didn’t even offer to take our coats, had to find a comfortable place to store our coats at our table. Kellari is losing a lot ground to Avra.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the moment we walked in was just lovely! Service was spot on, food was delicious. I'll be back!

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  30. RickS

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was spectacular and both the food and ambience were excellent.

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  31. michaelj

    New York City

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Not the best waiter service. Waiter was abrupt and negated to mention special until asked. Which he rushed through

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  32. SusannE

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Welcoming room, space for private conversations, friendly, helpful staff, and delicious dinner. Couldn’t ask for anything more!

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  33. EllenP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Great menu items. Great atmosphere. I will definitely be back.

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  34. CarolO

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    my favorite restaurant for business lunches. Yesterday however was very noisy and was difficult to hear my client

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal as always, enjoyed the service and overall experience

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  36. SeanD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal at Kellari as always. Attentive service without being overbearing. Food was excellent.

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  37. Tomo

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service! Also reasonable price during the restaurant week.

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  38. NasrinE

    New York City

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Shrimp appetizer was so cold - supposed to be a hot dish - same with octopus, cold and not pleasant . Not happy but they didn’t offer anything to make up for it

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  39. WhamHyde

    New York City

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I just love this restaurant. It’s my favorite for pre-theater to have a nice light fresh fish dinner without leaving feeling heavy for a show. The service is fantastic, helpful, professional, they bend over backward to accommodate. Atmosphere is electric without being loud. Can’t say enough.

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  40. David

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food took forever and was barely cooked. I think the kitchen was overwhelmed and understaffed.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kellari Taverna does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Kellari Taverna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 221-0144.

Kellari Taverna is rated 4.6 stars by 7079 OpenTable diners.

Kellari Taverna does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 104 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Kellari Taverna

19 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 5th & 6th Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Theater District
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Metered parking on the street from 6:00PM - Midnight, Monday – Saturday using the New York MUNI meters. Sunday is FREE all day. Indoor parking: Hippodrome Garage is conveniently located 50 West 44th Street between 5th and 6th(nigh to 6th on right)
  • Public transit
    Subway: F, D, B, M; 42nd St. - 6th Avenue 4, 5, 6, 7; Grand Central St N, R, Q; 42nd St. - 7th Avenue Railroad: Long Island Railroad; Long Island and Queens Metro-North; Westchester, Putnam & Connecticut New Jersey Transit; New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
  • Entertainment
    We have regular entertainment for special occasions such as our Greek Night! Visit our website or Facebook page for more information!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 221-0144
  • Catering
    Our goal is to make sure that your event, or a Private event at your house, is a great success. We bring our Greek hospitality to you and make sure your event runs smoothly and successfully.
  • Private party facilities
    Kellari offers a range from semi-private, to full buyout options. Events range from cocktail & hors d'oeuvres to seated coursed dining. Lunch, Dinner & Brunches...Baby & Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, Graduation & Birthday Parties & any event that calls for a celebration.
  • Private party contact
    Andreas Aktipis: (212) 221-0144
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