Kellari Taverna

4.6
6089 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 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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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 6089 people are saying
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BillB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around! Food was delicious, very friendly service and fun atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food!

DP
vipDavidP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

This is one of my go to places for a business lunch. The food is always very good. It is a very nice space. Pre- COVID the service was often a bit slow. More the kitchen than the wait staff. Recognizing every one is struggling during COVID, it took forever for the kitchen to put out the food. Wait staff was generally attentive but a bit frazzled by the kitchen.

RH
vipRalphH
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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vipJWeisbrod
New York Area
162 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This has always been a great restaurant for Greek food. This visit, however, was somewhat disappointing. The service was sub-par even though the restaurant was essentially empty. The Greek salad we used to get to share was the same price but only 1/2 the size of what it used to be. The food all tasted fine as always and the fish was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always on point and the service today was excellent

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vipGeorgeE
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Glad they survived covid and continue to deliver great food in mid town!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the Salmon ($36.95) cooked medium-rare, as requested. It was very enjoyable. It came with a small portion of two vegetables, each was very tasty. The surrounding decor was very pleasant.

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JannN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Greek food we’ve had outside of Greece. The service and the food were excellent. We will definitely be back next time we’re in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Mediterranean food. I love the lamb, great salad and drinks. Can’t beat the Happy Hour 4-7 daily.

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YuryK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a nice lunch. A bit overpriced for what it is, but given the general quarantine conditions, not bad at all…

Food was decent. My burger was tasty and huge. Truffle fries were completely missing the truffle part, but a glass of Greek wine made it all better!

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LindaS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at 5:30 before a show and the service, food and atmosphere were wonderful.

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vipgeneral
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive wait staff. Great food as always

RH
vipRalphH
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

MA
vipMAPC
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was good but not exceptional. Just nothing memorable about the meal given the price. The Kellari Chips we're quite good though

KK
vipKnittyKitty
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular cuisine And attentive service. Spiro was amazing, and kept us all smiling! Can’t wait to return, and a blessing to sit outdoors in your beautiful oasis.

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TLG424
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered off of the prie fixed pre/post theater menu and everything was delicious! It is not exactly the menu that is posted on here - once you enter they have a QR code to view the menu.

-beginning we were served a rustic bread basket along with hummus, radishes and olives (tasty)

-first course we had the zucchini cakes (good) and grilled calamari (have never had such tender calamari).

-second course we had the mushroom ravioli in creamy champagne sauce (good) and the grilled med sea bass (amazing!).

-third course yogurt cake (good-was a cheesecake filling texture), and the baklava (delicious - could have done without the chocolate drizzle on the plate).

Also the coffee was hot and tasty- waiter said it was Colombian.


The service was outstanding - they are fully staffed.

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HayatoT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, very quiet, nice interior.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and service

DH
vipDebbieH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My manager and her guest thoroughly enjoyed their lunch.

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vipOpinionator
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The bartender did not have the liquor and gave us a totally different drink without telling us. The waiter tried to rush us although the restaurant was fairly empty. The fish was tasty and the service good though.
The lobster was over grilled and tough.
When the theaters open it will hopefully return to a better spot. I will try again.

HB
HenryB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We lo e this restaurant! The fish is always superb, and the wine list is fun and accessible.
The only complaint is the condition of the restroom: not nice, guys. Gross

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JudithO
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

All the elements in the Greek salad I had were fresh but the salad wasn't anything special and was not well-arranged.

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vipBillM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience as always….so happy to be back in the city!

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AS40
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went there for fish. It was good. On the small size for the whole fish grill plate cost that comes with no side, but good. Booked small table for dad’s birthday. Mentioned it in the booking. Nobody cared. No option for cake as desert and really no interest for helping small tables.

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OliviaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It had been a while since we were at Kellari. The refreshed lighter decor was new to us and really inviting. Great atmosphere and the food delicious. Friendly and professional service. We'll be going back.

RH
vipRalphH
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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vipTomP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall great, outside seating was needed as it was too noisy inside.
Service from the waiter was good but he had some slow response in the kitchen.

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play2dine
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had lunch with a friend. Our waiter was very helpful and the food was excellent. We didn't feel rushed and enjoyed each course, including the dessert our waiter suggested.

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TrevorI
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience! The chef was very accommodating. We’ll be back.

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Sunshine
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good not great. Beautiful restaurant. A bit slow on the service and the restaurant wasn’t even busy. Also out of a few items on cocktail list. Halibut was a bit dry and needed seasoning. Baklava also dry- go figure. Beet salad delicious!

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DavidC
Greensboro
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in NYC. Crab cake appetizer was fantastic as was the yogurt cake with fruit! We also got the halibut and the filet mignon, both of which were excellent. We highly recommend this eating establishment!!

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Annar
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We travel to nyc 2-3 times a year and always plan on a meal here. My husband is Greek and says the food is authentic

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vipcctsourakis
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Ever show up somewhere and realize that no one really wants you there?? That’s exactly how we felt when we walked in to Kellari. The server was professional but never made us feel welcome or valued. The food was delicious but it was extremely expensive. Example- our branzino was $43. Two other restaurants on our trip had similar entrees but were $10 to $15 less. The restaurant itself is gorgeous but unless you are a friend of the host or a regular, do not expect to be received warmly.

Kellari Taverna
Responded on July 8, 2021

We are very sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience at Kellari! We try to make sure that everyone that come inside our restaurant feels more than welcome, but it appears we failed to get that kind of service to your party. We hope that you will give us a second chance, and give the opportunity to show our true hospitality.

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KittyKatz
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about Kellari Taverna was excellent.

The only reason I am adding my only issue was so that Kellari becomes more sensitive and that others don't make the mistake I made.

When I called to make the reservation, I was told the tables were definitely far apart.
There was an option to sit outside but the restaurant is on a busy street and it was very humid.

The tables were not far apart and although the restaurant was not full, a group was seated right next to our table. I should have said something but we were in the middle of our meal.

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vipVandDdineout
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Delicious food. Higher prices than I remember. Vast choices on a la carte menu, but prix fixe not as interesting.

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vipsrl56
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely Greek restaurant on West 44th Street. Just coming back to life post-COVID, hence a more limited seafood offering than usual. Nonetheless, heavily seafood dominant menu. Had delicious octopus appetizer and split a whole snapper. Both cooked simply and perfectly. Moist, tender and lightly seasoned. Usually busiest at lunch. Not cheap, but you do get quality. A great choice for pre-theater.

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CindiD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous culinary experience! As a Greek person, I love their modern twist on the classics!

Kellari Taverna
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you for your kind words! Our team at Kellari looks forward to seeing you again!

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vipBarb
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner w too-notch service. We had the whole fish and it was cooked perfectly. Greek salad and Brussel sprouts rounded out dinner followed by the warm chocolate dessert. All delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very happy to see one of our favorites reopened and doing well.

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 6089 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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