Kellari Taverna

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$31 to $50
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Greek

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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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Featuring live music by The Funky Caravan from 8PM until after midnight. Special NYE pre-fixe menu after 8PM - $95pp, a la carte menu available prior.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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4.4based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Salmon not cooked well. Messed up orders. Wait staff not around much

MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fish was overcooked, one of the quests didn't get what he ordered (ordered Lamb got Cod) but didn't want to wait for them to make his dish. When they didn't have the wine in stock we ordered they pushed other wines based off price point not taste. Just an overall very disappointing meal.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Such attentive and stellar service, delicious food and a pleasure to experience.

RR
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a terrific experienced at Kellari Taverna. The food was fantastic, our server was helpful and attentive. The wine selection was terrific. The Kellari Chips were incredibly good as was the calamari. My husband had the Halibut about which he raved. I had the lobster risotto and could not finish my portion after too many appetizers!

A
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch. Food excellent. Service good. Noise level high as there were several families with loud children under the age of 6 dispersed in several areas around the restaurant.

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Fish was not properly cooked. Over cooked and then replaced with an undercooked raw fish. Bill was incorrect and missing voided copy. Not a good experience

OT
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Kind of disappointed.
Everything was fair except the bread was delicious. The olives were good as was the Greek salad.
We ordered 2 different fish dishes. They both lacked flavor. Nothing in the flavor profile wowed us at all.
Not used to having a mediocre meal in NY. And it wasn't cheap.

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I have been going to Kellari for may years. This was by far the worst experience I have had there and in NYC generally. The service was awful and the food was substandard. I was with clients which made the experience even worse. We ordered soup and an entree. It took 20 minutes to receive our soup which was the only good part of the lunch. The entrees came our approximately 45 minutes later. No one came by to pick up our soup bowls. No one filled our water glasses and we only received one piece of bread each. Terrible service.

SC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Food was bland and did not meet our expectations. Order two different types of fish and the kakavia. Service was extremely poor, rude and aggressive. The ambiance is nice as the decor is pretty and cozy.

A
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, popular and busy... and unfortunately, tonight out of key items, like steak, pork chops, mousaka...

RG
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and friendly staff eager to please and accommodate their guests!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and my husband and I were greeted with 2 full glasses of champagne and I was given dessert complete with a candle at the end of the meal. So sweet! In between we shared 4 appetizers and one meal. Each of them wonderful. We will be back for sure!

B
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kellari is always nothing short of fabulous. The food, service and ambiance is wonderful. In all my years of going here, whether for lunch or dinner, I can say every meal, as well as service, has been exceptional.

n
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was fine nothing special. The service was not on. Every dish was handed to the wrong person. The soup came wrong and then it wasn’t hot. Barely warm. Two people got the other persons dish and they were fish so we couldn’t tell the difference until eating them. The server had no idea what he was serving.

AH
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was a little slow but the manager quickly came by and bought us both a glass of wine... very nice. Food always delicious

r
New York Area
248 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here many times. Very crowded esp w large parties. Pre theater is always a good deal. Had a carafe of Pinot Gris- delicious. We both had fish special. Extremely good. I had a calamari appetizer and my companion had salmon tartare
Waiter was very nice
Will definitely return

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Waiter!!!! Great Food!!! I come here often personally and for business dinners . Always a great experience! Thank you.

MH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfectly fine dinner. Nothing exceptional. Oysters were okay, not as good as I'd expect. Same for lobster pasta.
Service and ambiance were what you'd expect, nothing exceptional.

RM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Pretty crummy food, pre cooked, polenta was a brick.

RO
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed Kellari Taverna.
It was a find. The location, food and service were very good.
I will go back.

S
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Lovely ambience but service was inattentive and fish was overcooked.

D
New York Area
195 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding menu. The amount of food that was given on the price fixed menu was simply unbelievable. We will be back for sure !

A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Fish is incredibly fresh. The people are very accommodating. The new manager was very interactive.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Dinner/Everything!

k
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Should have been better for the cost.

JR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My friend and I were looking forward to this dinner after our theater. Unfortunately the service was terrible. They gave us two different pre-post dinner menus and they weren’t sure which one was correct. They finally told us which one was correct and when the food finally arrived it was mediocre. I ordered the sole, it didn’t taste right, so I couldn’t even eat it. The appetizer calamari was tough. The restaurant itself was beautiful, but I would have to think twice before going back there. Being a New Yorker, I was very disappointed.

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Perfect location for a pre-theatre meal. Delicious food and energetic atmosphere.

SB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience! Food was great and the waitstaff was outstanding. They went the extra mile for my boyfriend's birthday too without me even saying anything!

C
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was delicious but the delay was very bad. It was pre-theater time and the restaurant was packed and our waiter had way too many tables to attend to. When the crowds thinned out he was very attentive and apologetic. As we were not in a hurry it wasn't a serious problem, just annoying. We did enjoy our meals and will go back again, but not for a pre-theater meal.

IK
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent. The service is always slow.

SP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

been coming here for years - great place for upstate travelers to meet for a wonderful meal - wonderful food and service

DD
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Sunday night, which we didn't know what Lobster Night. So we had a lovely lobster dinner. The service is professional, efficient and friendly.
The prices aren't cheap - but it's not crazy - we didn't feel ripped off.
And they have table cloths, which I appreciate very much! (cutlery on a bare table is gross)
Will be going back for their fresh fish soon!

U
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

I’ve never felt compelled to leave a negative review. I’ve been here over a dozen times - food and service is always on point. Never ordered the tuna tartare, and not sure why I would order this at a Greek restaurant, so perhaps my bad but not a highlight here and would not recommend. My waitress was super rude, clearly did not want to serve us... why choose a profession in the service industry when you have no game face and hate people?

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal before a show. Should have the Pre-fix menu through 6:30. Went for that and it was over

J
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Many fish choices that were delicious!!

EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to meet old friends and spend a long, quite brunch catching up. Food is excellent, service on point and ambiance just what we'd hoped for . The staff made us feel welcome the minute we walked in and continued to do so up to the time we left. We spent quite a while eating, laughing, catching up and never felt rushed. Highly, highly recommend!!!!

R
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We have gone to Kellari several times but we were disappointed on our last visit. The two waiters who served us both seemed to be in quite a rush. The sea bass was good but expensive at $38. The cod was bland and also priced in the high 30s. The setting and the ambience remained terrific. We are often in midtown but we think we will look for other restaurant options.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food! It gets a little noisy at lunch but everyone is happy with the food so what can you expect?

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent; the only problem was the noise level. It was difficult to have a conversation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Food took so long that I left before main course arrived

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