Kellari Taverna

4.5
6052 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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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 6052 people are saying
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EmilyM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Kellari Tarverna for lunch on Tuesday. Food is always fresh and delicious. Service was impeccable. Recommend.

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vipAngelaQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with friends visiting out of town. We had the octopus, zucchini, crab cake and the cheese to start. Absolutely delicious. Our mains were the seafood risotto with Branzino (that night's special) and the lamb shanks off the menu both were phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They did not have a number of the items on their menu. What they did have, which we ordered, was very good.

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TinaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

They were out of every dish except one, and out of baklava. The appetizer dips were good, but the meals (lamb chops and sea bass) were mediocre at best. This used to be a reliable restaurant within a short distance of the theatre district, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

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anng
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch, especially for pre-theatre. Staff was terrific!

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vipTEDYBARE
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good and service was excellent--I would recommend this restaurant

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DavidB
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were seated at first table by door although we requested further away from. It was very windy and cold every time door opened. Eventually we got moved to a better area. Tables were small and menu alone covered the table. Then service was extremely slow taking one hour before we were served anything other than drinks. Food was good! It was very noisy but lots or patrons trying to talk above loud music. Was not our best dining experience in NYC. And very expensive we felt for what we ordered.

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ErnestoG
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosted greeted us with open arms, we immediately knew we were in for a Greek treat.

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vipAMarie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was excellent unfortunately the service and ambiance were not. The hostess (manager?) was extremely curt, the waiter was rather inattentive and my husband did not even get a “happy birthday “ to make our special occasion feel special! Our biggest complaint, however, was the fact that a large party took over half the restaurant making it impossible to have a conversation! It was very unfortunate!

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vipGourmeg
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice for any situation

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated outside because Inside was way too noisy and we were literally forgotten. The food took long to come out. The fish was undercooked. The Greek salad and the lamb chops lacked seasoning. Way too expensive for what we received.

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JackF
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch special is always delicious and filling, and the ambiance -- for a group of 6 meeting to catch up -- was perfect (although a little loud). I've done this before and will do it again.

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vipTheCooker
Western NC
79 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Greek food at its best

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Arkady
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Great spot for biz lunch but service is a bit slow & something is off about the acoustics of the place as it's hard to hear others @ the circular tables.

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vipCather123
New York Area
548 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A really beautiful place. Service was quite good. The fish special filet of bronzing was fresh and tasty. Grilled asparagus outstanding. The taramasalata was really too salty but pita was excellent. And the galactaboureko was not traditional, and too rich for our taste. White Greek wine delicious!

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Jaycie
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience at this restaurant. The food is delicious (specializing in fresh fish), the ambiance is appealing with tables spread far enough apart that you have privacy, and the noise level is quite tolerable. The service was prompt. We can recommend the truffle fries, the lemon potatoes, the fresh fish of the day (whatever it is is likely to be great), and the mousakka croquettes. The wine selection was good and the prices were reasonable. Our Cakebreak Cellars chardonnay paired well with the meal. Highly recommend Kellari Tavern for either happy hour or dinner in the theater district. It is between 5th and 6th on 44th, so a perfect location.

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Jack
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Newly, nicely renovated setting, superb thoughtful service, and delicious Greek food, in an atmosphere where one could converse across the table

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DonnaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As I've been to Kellari many times before, I took this opportunity to introduce a friend to this restaurant after a show. As usual, it was a very pleasant experience with great company, great food and wonderful service. We will be back!

JR
JanaeeR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The meal here was underwhelming and did not hit the spot.I ordered filet mignon and I didn’t enjoy the cut or the flavor of the spinach.

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sunshinegirl
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

So disappointing tonight. Had raved about your menu with packed delicious Greek foods to choose from to our friends. Instead very few items to choose from and our party only liked 1 item which was the lamb shank.
We wanted to order the prestigious Greek liquor called Mythos which makes an awesome Mojito. I have had it several times here, but now they don’t offer it. It’s Greek!! From the 1,000 Tears of the oldest trees in Crete!

The appetizers used to have an array of dazzling items to chose from, but not so now.
The Moussaka appetizer was awful. Fried balls on the outside and very very little resemblance to Moussaka on the inside. You get the idea…..
Will not be returning again.

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Christian
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Lavraki was delicious. The service was excellent and Melody, the hostess, could not have been more accommodating for my friend's Birthday event.
We will return without hesitation to Kellari's the next time we are in Manhattan.

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johnr
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish

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Jasmin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a WONDERFUL restaurant. The food and drinks were delicious, the service was A+, and the restaurant itself was beautiful. Would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was so so and tried to pass off a 2019 wine for a 2017 I picked without telling me, then charged the same price!!

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PAH1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Kellari chips with dip were great appetizer , amd my Branzino was delicious .
My daughters sea bass was too plain and should have come with more garnish/vegetable/ rice on plate . We ordered a side of spinach which was good, but again, presentation too plain.

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vipRichardC
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was particularly great - Angel H. Made a great wine recommendation and made the experience fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at the Kellari Tavern last WE as a family. Food es delicious and generous, service swift and professional and wine recommendations great (discovered really nice Greek wines) . We recommend absolutely!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Slow service and they were out of a lot of their menu choices. Friendly staff though.

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aquinnahgirl
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

If you're looking for a pre-or-post-theatre dinner, Kellari Tavern is an excellent choice. At the eastern edge of the theatre district (44th between 6th and 5th) it's like walking from the humming, touristy streets of Broadway onto the pier of a Greek Island fishing village. Quiet, calm, with discreet service and fresh fish -- a lovely alternative to the over-booked, over-priced Italian spots further west.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food was cold when it reached the table, when re-ordering drinks did not get the same drink as before, wait staff not attentive (had to flag her down to ask for things) and I had to get up and get sharing plates we asked for. Value not there for the prices. It is sad as I have been to this restaurant many times and was looking forward to the dinner. A sad disappointment it has fallen so far. I will miss going there

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vipRalphH
New York Area
162 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to eat before broadway show. Calamari and octopus was outstanding..service was awesome waiter recommend great choice of wine offerings a taste before I ask...only lamb shanks was a bit disappointing on dry side .. But baklava was outstanding

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foodfan
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Love the food here, but the outdoor space has really lost its charm - between the road work, increased traffic and dismantling their structure

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DiannB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place with very good food and service. Would definitely eat here again

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything fine except staff not great with English. Waiter was excellent

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CabinSue
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pre-theatre meal. Delicious. Attentive service.

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JimS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to this restaurant for cocktails and snacks before. First time for dinner. Great bartender, friendly and does a good pour. Food was delicious and wait staff friendly, attentive, and very patient. I'll be back.

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vipWhitney
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious lunch for business meeting in the heart of downtown!

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HP39
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding! Great place for pre and post theater doing .

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always great and bartender so nice

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 4.5 stars by 6052 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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