Kellari Taverna

4.5
5824 reviews
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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 decor evokes a subterranean wine cellar designed with contemporary elegance. Kellari features the traditional Greek taverna specialties, such as grilled whole fish, prime chops and 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 Galaktoboureko. Kellari Taverna offers an extensive international wine list featuring a large selection of Greek wines.
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Daily 4:30PM - 5:15PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartender was exceptional & patient with our wine choice
Service was great food was delicious
everything was well paced can't wait to go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary.

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F
Montreal
58 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The Greek salad that my wife and I shared was average. The sea bass that we both had also was not the best sea bass we have had and I would rate it a 7 out of 10.

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p
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We are from Washington DC and go to the brunch on the weekends. We’ve never been disappointed so we decided that we would try dinner in New York at Kellari. Everyone was pleased with their entrées. The manager even came over at towards the end and offered us after dinner liqueur which we enjoyed!
It also was a great location for all of us to meet up

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L
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Professional wait staff, generous portions
Nice layout buffers the busy lunchtime noise. We were treated courteously and kindly.

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o
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

$23 for a salad of mealy tomatoes, some strands of red onion, and cucumbers with two hunks of feta was not what most would consider value for money. An $18 "farm" salad swimming in dressing was equally disappointing. Honestly cannot think of a single thing worth the check unless proximity to the theater district is your one and only consideration. Very disappointing and will not return any time soon.

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KW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I've had excellent experiences with you in the past but 7/10 was truly mediocre. The service was slow and the food not very good at all. The worst vegetarian moussaka I've ever had.

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A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a lunch reservation for 4 but were seated 25 minutes past our reservation time. The food was quite good, but this is just not tenable for a business lunch. We ordered the business lunch, but due to the delayed seating had to leave before the dessert course could be served. We were still charged full price.

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New York Area
431 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reliably good food. Business lunch is a good value for 3 courses and generous portions. Lamb shank was delicious! Very busy/bustling until the lunch crowd thinned at about 2 pm; service was good even when busy.

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j
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice menu, especially for dieters! Great salads and fish dishes. Excellent service. Will return.

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HS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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S
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Pre-theater dinner

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A
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Terrific salad. Stale bread and a tasteless overcooked lamb shank. Quick service.

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SO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-theatre dinner was perfect. Food and service exceptional. We’ve been to Broadway many times; few dining options. Kellari Taverna is the exception. Beautiful atmosphere too.

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C
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Server gave me no reason to want to recommend the restaurant to others or for me to want to return as a guest. Hospitality and service goes a long way.

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E
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kellari Taverna is one of our favorite restaurants. The food, service and ambience are dependably excellent.

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CR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good but overpriced. Case in point: mixed appetizer plate had standard assortment but at a considerably higher price than comparable selection at other restaurants.

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a
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. The fig gelato was the best I've ever tasted.

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l
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERYTHING about KELLARI is wonderful
FOOD amazing.. Service on point.. Ambiance wonderful
Never disappoints

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g
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Location was great pre-theater and service was excellent, but it was a bit pricey for the quality of the food - perhaps we just didn't order their best dishes. Would try again, but not rushing back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Meal was great for everyone. Our server was forgetful and we had to remind him multiple times for drinks and other things. Great atmosphere other than the ac not running properly so it was very warm. Would try again.

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MW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always blown away by the excellent service here. Fantastic.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Making a reservation was easy. The host seated us without the entire party being present which was very nice. The server was attentive. He answered all questions appropriately. We both ordered from the brunch menu which included a complimentary alcoholic beverage. The drinks were fine. I ordered the classic eggs Benedict and my friend ordered the Greek salad. The food arrived quickly. So far so good. My friend described her salad as OK - nothing to write home about. My dish was a mixed bag. The english muffin was nicely done - light and crispy and the ham was moist and flavorful. There was very little hollandaise sauce. The eggs were overcooked. The whites were fine. When I cut into the egg, the yolk was semi soft with NO OOZE. I ate the first egg. Half way through the second egg, I caught the waiter’s eye and showed him the egg. I explained that I WAS NOT SENDING THE FOOD BACK; however, I asked him to speak to the chef/cook. He did mumble an apology for the issue. I have no idea if he spoke to the kitchen staff. Our table faced the open kitchen and I did not see the waiter speak to the kitchen staff about the meal. When the check came, he said he was comping us for our drinks which were already included in the cost of the meal and he did not reduce the price of my meal. The dining experience was underwhelming - nothing terrible but I would be hesitant to have brunch here again or to recommend brunch at this restaurant to friends.

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J
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed bunch at Kellari Taverna on June 23 (Sunday). Menu was diverse and able to accommodate those interested in breakfast items as well as those preferring lunch. The quality of the food is great, and, if you like lobster rolls, the one offered here is excellent. Fresh ingredients, well prepared. Outstanding service. Staff is always readily available, but never hovers. Atmosphere is excellent - clean and quiet. Not at all difficult to have a conversation. Never feel rushed to order or to finish the meal. We arrived around 1:00 and stayed until we’ll after 3:00. Never an indication from staff that we should “move along.” Would recommend Kellari Taverna for brunch, lunch and dinner.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant surroundings, good service and fresh, authentic food. Totally delicious.

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JH
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the family to dinner before a show on a Saturday night, great food and service.

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BD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Kellari’s and it is my go to restaurant when meeting with customers or family. The Manager and hostess are always welcoming, the wait staff is attentive and the food is always fresh and enjoyable. Great bar for that after work stop.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiters were great and very attentive. Waiter was very friendly and kind to the lady I was with. The Bartender was a very easy going guy and quite friendly . We enjoyed the evening and will be back!

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BN
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food service and atmosphere at Kellari Taverna could not have been better. Their fix price dinner menu is so generous you can hardly believe the value. I strongly recommend going for cocktails and appetizers at the bar , fix price dinner, (saving room for their indescribable desserts), or a fabulous raw bar lunch. The food, service and atmosphere at Kellari Taverna could not have been better.

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MN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for pre- or post-theatre dinner specials. Food and service are outstanding, plus very convenient to Broadway shows.

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SD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, always consistent. I sat at the bar and the bartender was amazing.

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DK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE KELLARI!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and menu. Not much for the price.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time going to Kellari Taverna before a Broadway show. The food, service and ambience is perfect.
We will go back on our next NY trip.

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TB
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Kellari make diners feel like valued friends. The lunch and brunch menus offer
extensive choices and are among the best values in the area.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yianni and the staff at Kellari were extremely attentive to making our experience special, including hearing about his family and growing up in Greece.

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OM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SIx of us met up at Kellari Taverna for a reunion of sorts, meeting wives for the first time. We had a great time, and the food and ambience were wonderful. We had the assorted Greek appetizers, and everything else was fish. Octopus was superb, and all the broiled and baked selections were excellent. I eat out a lot in NYC. This is as good as it gets.

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l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good pre theatre menu. Food was good, not great.
But, fine for a quick dinner. Atmosphere was nice & service was very good. Enjoyed the salmon tar tar with lentils & the fish special. Walnut cake was delicious. Good wine list by the glass. Would go again when going to theatre.

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CM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best Greek restaurants in town. The dishes are delicious and plentiful. The wine list outstanding. Service is great and everyone is very pleasant.

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p
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My very good friend & I had theater tickets this past June12th, and we always do lunch before the show. I chose Kellari Taverna because I've admired the look of the restaurant every time I passed by on other occasions. So, I decided to make my reservation for this day. As I had envisioned, the place was fantastic! From the time we stepped in to the room to our departure....it was terrific. All our food selections were delicious & all very fresh. We especially loved the wine list as well. The waiter was attentive but not intrusive. He never missed a beat! As food recommendations, please try the country pie as an appetizer, salmon tartre, both nice size. My shrimp dish was flavorful & my friends pasta, well she loved it. Save room for the dessert people! This restaurant will get another visit from both of us soon....it's now on my go to restaurant list. Make it yours as well.

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