Kellari Taverna

4.4
6124 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 6124 people are saying
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StefanB
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, nice dining room. Non-touristy option in midtown.

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EllenH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic.

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Grazer1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Big space yet warm ambiance. Everyone was super nice, from the bartender to the wait staff. Loved the Greek fare - and will come back to host a get together in the special events space. Great find.

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vipHfromNJ
Montreal
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant close to the theatre , we had dinner before a show and I am sure we will do it again.
Service was great and the food was very yummy.

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vipDiet2eat
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and lovely ambiance

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vipRalphH
New York Area
205 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! The food was great service was great m! Highly recommend!

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HTorres
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Beautiful space, some great personnel. Great table service, weird vibe from management and awkward interactions. Food was tasty but overcooked. Miscommunication with waiting staff made out “to go” (leftovers) being thrown away.
Wouldn’t go back.

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TammyB
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fantastic service and great ambiance!

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vipJayne
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience for our group of 7 on a business outing. They accommodated our round table request and everything was great! It ain’t cheap…

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Roberta
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Spinach Pie was light and full of spinach, lamb chops excellent, chicken, fish. It was all good. Service spectacular.

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phoenixeagle
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The service was great. This restaurant is close to Broadway shows, but not a tourist restaurant. We can't wait to come back on our next NYC visit.

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Philippe
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We arrived on time for lunch. But the restaurant was empty. The hotess told us it was closed because of the lack of reservations. But she didn’t call us because of our international phone numbers. Why couldn’t she write us an E-Mail ??? So ashamed for a such restaurant.

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vipAnthony
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food. We hadn’t been there since March 2020. It was still as good as before! Highly recommend!

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MelissaT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Highly recommended. Great fish and nice wine list

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vipLadera1
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed dining at the restaurant (this being our second visit) upon our return to NYC. Due to COVID the restaurant was not full, thus the noise level was much less than when we visited in 2019. A disturbing situation arose when we ordered a bottle of wine. We were told that the stated price (in the menu) was incorrect and it would be $6 more. We felt this was inappropriate and should have been corrected on the menu vs. putting the waitress to communicate this. We travel the world and have never had this type of situation occur in any restaurant we have ever eaten in. This occurrence definitely detracted from our evening. The management should correct the menu!

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DOUGM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Greek food. Octopus appetizer outstanding! Authentic flavors. Large portions. Excellent waiter service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Terrific raw bar and very good overall experience

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vipJimS
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Greek cuisine in the Theater district.

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vipPeyton009
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! The service, the food, the atmosphere was absolutely wonderful

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DeirdreC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Great menu selection and food was awesome. Attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Disappointed that they are not currently having their Sunday Lobster special which is still on the open table menu and the main reason for our reservation.

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vipShopper12
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Last Sunday I had my birthday lunch at Kellari Taverna. Everything started out fine. The waitress was friendly and helpful. My friend and I ordered the pre fixe lunch and a glass of wine. The spanokopia appetizer was delicious. After finishing this the problems began. Apparently the waitress was sent to assist at a party in another section of the restaurant. We were all but forgotten. After waiting an unreasonably long time I asked for the person in charge. He was extremely apologetic. Our entrees were finally served. The mushroom ravioli was exceptional. The host offered us different desserts and an additional glass of wine which neither of us accepted. At that point, while the food was absolutely delicious the time spent there was just too long. I most likely will return in the future to give them another chance to prove that Kellari Taverna is the restaurant with excellent food and service that I remember.

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LindaS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place and great service. This was our second time back there. We love it.

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AnnT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner here for family of 4 including one picky vegetarian. The kale caesar salad was OUTSTANDING, lobster and mushroom ravioli, as well as one steak, also really really good. I had zucchini kefta for entree, also very good. Halloumi appetizer excellent, truffle fries not too truffly but good. Would absolutely return here.

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JamesT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis was great! We had 2 dinners and a lunch. We were not rushed at all. We were treated like we were somebody!

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vipMSLe
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and knowledgeable staff. They were very accommodating. Great fish and meats. Top notch.

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vipGeorge
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We would have given you five stars but the bartender didn't tell us about the Happy Hour prices until after we had ordered our first round of drinks.

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RachelF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, clean, lovely atmosphere. Good food and reasonable.

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vipjames
Seattle
162 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is lovely and spacious.
Tables are generously spaced.
Noise level very comfortable.
Pre-fixe lunch very delicious/generous/very good value.
Service by Elefterios was outstanding: very attentive, engaging and interesting.
Would definitely return, a good experience!
An A+ review!

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Theresa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem!! The food is amazingly fresh and deliciously prepared. Happy hour menu is the best deal in town. The interior design is beautiful. Service is professional and kind. I’m only sorry I didn’t know about Kellari sooner. I look forward to returning!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful !!

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heidis
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times. Consistently good

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vipJasonH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Loud, slow, crowded, over priced.

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Lizzy
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Hostess(es)could listen and care a bit more. Waiter was barely available and drinks from bar took so long that our dinner was on the table before they arrived. Food was tasty with generous portion of dips for bread. the bussers/support staff was attentive.

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vipGMan
Philadelphia
109 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. The restaurant has nice extensive wine list by the glass and bottle. My wife enjoyed the filet mignon with lemon potatoes which she said was the best she's ever had. I enjoyed the lamb shank with mashed and feta. We passed on dessert but were surprised with some Greek cookies to go with our coffees. As the evening wore on, more people arrived and the noise level increased appreciably. It appeared that it is a favorite with New Yorkers and theater goers. Our server, Elefterios K, along with the rest of the wait staff was superb. It's a bit pricey but hey, it's NYC, and it was worth it.

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RobC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Noise level was terrible. Service was fair AT BEST. Our water glasses remained empty until we tracked down a server. Had to track down a sever to order a glass of wine as well AND to get the bill. A shame as the food was excellent.

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AllAboutFood2
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and beautiful presentation.

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beachgirl
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre fix much is great value. Good location in mid town.

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vipJimK
New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent fresh fish. Best fried calamari.

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 4.4 stars by 6124 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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