Kellari Taverna

4.7
6119 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
What 6119 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
ambience
4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RenaudC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The order took for ever to arrive, then one of my guests was brought chicken when he ordered octopus. They changed it and it arrived really quickly which beg the question why it took so long at the first place.
I then ordered a latte and was brought a really coffee which they added just froth milk when I suggested it.
It has all the ingredients to be a perfect spot but needs to work on few things.
We got to seat outside luckily as the air conditioning inside was way too strong !

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vipToby1
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First dinner out in NYC

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KariK
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The spanikopita is EXCELLENT! The Lavraki is tremendous. The a Greek salad was good.

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sarah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

seafood at kellari is very good; upscale greek taverna with varied choices. atmosphere is pleasant and service professional.

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vipRalphH
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad they reopened. It’s as great as always.

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vipAlissaC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Covid safe. Good job.

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vipLizzie
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Greek dishes. Excellent service. Highly recommend!

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vipLarryF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kellari is a very good restaurant that is consistent in the quality of it food, service and decor.

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

Delicious food, loved eating outside.

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vipWinifredM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant staff were attentive. The food was excellent. No one hurried us. We enjoyed the entire experience!

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vipGinaM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great. Good big groups!

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vipElisaG
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff was very kind and attentive. Beautiful decor inside and the outside seating. Highly recommend

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NatayaC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the place was perfect for a business lunch with donors and collogues.

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DisappointedNC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Brought appetizer containing dairy to a vegan despite us being told before that the dish had no non-vegan content. $40 fish was wafer thin with very little content mainly bones. Lamb shank was tasteless, lemon potatoes greasy.

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Deep
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Service was VERY slow! We wanted a leisurely dinner but we were falling asleep.
Worst part My fish wasn’t very fresh and think it made me sick. Although my fellow dinners did not have any issues with this. Normally I love the place. Just may be a reviving up issue. I may be reluctant to return but likely will since it was my first bad experience of many!

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Linda
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was a treat. We ate outside in their "patio" and that felt very safe for a family that is not ready to eat inside a restaurant. The overhead heater felt good on a slightly cold, rainy night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respects. I have missed this place greatly during the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great to be back after so long. Food was excellent as always.

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vipRalphH
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greek Easter. Festive music, singing and dancing. Great food and extra friendly service.

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vipDKCOMPANY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was for Greek Orthodox Easter, and Kellari Taverna did an amazing job, with exceptional food and live music. The dinner was wonderful, and I give the entire staff an A+ for being prompt, accommodating, and attentive. Anyone thinking about visiting Kellari Taverna for a meal will not be disappointed. Go and experience the best of being and eating Greek, and enjoy this gem of a restaurant.

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AndreasV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great place and awesome service. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service.

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HappyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The indoor decoration is very good. The indoor area is actually pretty big compared to regular NY restaurant. Luckily there's not many people so we could enjoy a lot of space. The fish is all cooked the same way, they've made it boneless for you so convenient. The flavor is mild and fresh, very good for people who wants to eat a lot without filling guilty of calories. Yogurt cake is like greek cheese cake, not sweet which is again very friendly for people who care about their figures.

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vipAlissaC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was excellent. And covid safe terrific. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipRalphH
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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vipBruceG
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food and drink all excellent.
Prices are reasonable and I look forward to returning here

RH
vipRalphH
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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vipQuin
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Rating for this restaurant isn’t true for 4.9 . Foods were terrible, and mix drinks were so water down. Nothing was acceptable even if it was a fast foods restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the grilled octopus to start which was one of the best if not the best I’ve had! For entrees we had the Mediterranean Sea Bass and the Lamb Shank. Both were excellent dishes; and the side of sautéed spinach was the hit of the night- epic sautéed spinach! The waiter offered excellent service and was knowledgeable when it came to serving the Greek beers that were inquired upon. As for the ambience, it was on point- it makes a great place for all sorts of occasions. Highly recommend it!

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vipRohiniB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Easter special and food was great. Would recommend.

RH
vipRalphH
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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vipWilliamM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see Kellari open again... Everything was superb!
Thank You for a wonderful evening!

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Lovetocookandeat
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience and service here are top notch. The food choices for vegetarians and fish eaters are excellent. The pre-theatre dinner special is good value for the money. I only gave a 4-star rating for the food because the bread was stale. I think it had been heated to "freshen" it but the result was that one side was hard (as if toasted) and the other side was soft.

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Heidi
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

food was unfortunately only average, even though reasonably priced.

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vipPRPJR
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered from the Brunch menu and were very pleased. I had the poached eggs over crab and I highly recommend it.

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ArthurP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice menu selection of fresh fish and other items. Service was excellent.

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viplbalaba
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food and ambiance at Kellari was fine as usual but the food service was subpar. They ran out of the pre-theatre menu specials early and despite telling the wait staff that we were there for a show the service didn’t pick up any speed and we were scrambling to get out of there on time. Didn’t make for a great experience.

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vipjehutch
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is terrific. I would suggest the grilled octopus and Lavraki but everything is good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and reasonable price for a pre theater menu.

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 4.7 stars by 6119 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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