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Kellari Taverna, New York, NY

Kellari Taverna

4.5
4.5
6417 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 88 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 221-0144

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Our goal is to make sure that your event, or a Private event at your house, is a great success. We bring our Greek hospitality to you and make sure your event runs smoothly and successfully.

  • Private party facilities

    Kellari offers a range from semi-private, to full buyout options. Events range from cocktail & hors d'oeuvres to seated coursed dining. Lunch, Dinner & Brunches...Baby & Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, Graduation & Birthday Parties & any event that calls for a celebration.

  • Private party contact

    Andreas Aktipis: (855) 900-9455

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Cross street

    Between 5th & 6th Ave

  • Parking details

    Metered parking on the street from 6:00PM - Midnight, Monday – Saturday using the New York MUNI meters. Sunday is FREE all day. Indoor parking: Hippodrome Garage is conveniently located 50 West 44th Street between 5th and 6th(nigh to 6th on right)

  • Public transit

    Subway: F, D, B, M; 42nd St. - 6th Avenue 4, 5, 6, 7; Grand Central St N, R, Q; 42nd St. - 7th Avenue Railroad: Long Island Railroad; Long Island and Queens Metro-North; Westchester, Putnam & Connecticut New Jersey Transit; New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia

  • Entertainment

    We have regular entertainment for special occasions such as our Greek Night! Visit our website or Facebook page for more information!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,417 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    First courses arrived *before* appetizer and cocktails 👎. Waiter delayed checking in after entrees delivered by other staff, delaying wine order/delivery for one guest. Gnocchi was bland/pasty. Sea bass tasty with portion on small size .Lobster good. Baklava tasty
  2. SK

    StephenK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I had the sole. It was very good, but I thought the sauce was a little heavy for such a delicate fish. I'm always amazed that despite the noise level, we had no problem hearing each other and not hearing the conversations at the adjoining tables.
  3. MR

    MRDay

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Filet mignon was mediocre and not tender. Everything else was outstanding.
  4. PT

    PatT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, service efficient and a pleasant dining experience overall
  5. W

    Wolson

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Pre-theater menu was just right, with great options. The lamb chops were amazingly tender and flavorful. I am sure it gets noisier as it fills up, so go early!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service wasn’t attentive, no direction about menu.
  7. N

    Nancylee

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kellari Taverna is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. The food is delicious and the ambiance is wonderful and welcoming. The three course Business Lunch is an excellent value with tempting selections. The service is excellent and the staff is quite attentive. Would I recommend Kellari to a friend? I already have! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    74 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    There were 2 ladies at the reception desk, but they were chatting, chatting,… and when my colleague & I arrived and standing in front of them, but they even didn’t care about us for 2-3 mins. We were bit shocked. And when we were leaving and we said thank you to them, but they were chatting and they even didn’t look at us… I don’t think I will be back.
  9. AF

    AllanF

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very loud but lends well to holiday season
  10. d

    debr

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    The Maitre d was really rude! The barman paid no attention - got my second drink when he remembered as he saw me sitting with an empty glass Couldn't find anyone to give me salt for me meal Awful
  11. A

    Anon

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food but a bit slow service
  12. DM

    DeMa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Great food and great service. Would definitely recommend it!
  13. f

    foodlover

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food combined with excellent service.
  14. T

    Toby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    First time going there. The food was amazing! The only drawback was that the background music was loud and made conversation difficult.
  15. DP

    DarinP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great work by the Chef Here. Flavours were artfully constructed on my meal(I had the Halibut). The service was a bit strained as it was very busy but I'll return for dinner here again in the future. Otherwise a very nice gastronomic experience in a lovely atmosphere
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary and as a nice detail they gave us a complimentary dessert with Happy Anniversary label
  17. HA

    HARs

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful evening, food was delicious and wait staff was wonderul!!
  18. PN

    PaigeN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb! The food and ambiance is absolutely fabulous. Some of the best Greek food I’ve had in my life.
  19. E

    Eb21

    San Francisco

    97 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a decent meal with good wine. Perfect tuna starter and nice prawns. Lobster ravioli were very good. It took quite a while to get the assyrtiko white wine. Greek brandy from the menu was not available.
  20. JT

    JamesT

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal before our Broadway show. Food was delicious
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a family reunion! Great food and staff!!
  22. D

    Ducky

    New York Area

    377 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    377 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience dining at MP Taverna. The wait staff is friendly and efficient and the food is always delicious. At times we'll order different dishes, but a lot of times we go back to our favorites. We always feel we get a healthy meal. The entrees are prepared so that nothing is overcooked and the seafood is always moist and fresh. Our wait person Emmanuel was very accommodating when one entree was not what was ordered and corrected it immediately. We were able to have dinner leisurely with our friends and were not rushed.
  23. N

    Nicole

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    While the ambience and food were great, and it’s wonderful to have such a nice lunch option close to Grand Central, the service was pretty bad. We were two women in a half empty restaurant, and while I appreciate labor is hard to come by these days, we saw an awful lot of employees just standing around. I haven’t been that ignored in a restaurant in a long time.
  24. SB

    SueB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Kellari Taverna! Atmosphere beautiful, inviting and very comfortable. The food is outstanding and presentation very appealing. The grilled octupus was the best I have ever had....so tender and delicious! Very good service. Great dining and wonderfully quiet so that one can enjoy the conversation. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  25. r

    raereport

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific meal. Quiet enough to catch up with old friends. We all loved our food.
  26. MA

    MARCYS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant within walking distance to the theater district. The staff is extremely accommodating and the prix fixe pre- Theater dinner is a good price for Manhattan.
  27. a

    amusebouche

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    We made reservations, and then reconfirmed them with the restaurant. We arrived 12 minutes late to our reservation, and the restaurant cancelled on us. We have been eating in NYC restaurants for a decade, and this is the first time a reservation has ever been cancelled on us! There were plenty of empty tables within view, and no other parties waiting in the entrance. They had a table in their outdoor area on the street. It was quite cold (November), but we managed to make it work. The food was very good - it was the saving grace of the evening. If you can’t be early or risk being a few minutes late to your reservation, I suggest going elsewhere. I wish I hadn’t taken the time to research and make a reservation here. We’ll go elsewhere the next time we’re in midtown.
  28. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was good. For the price it should be better. The best value is the pre-theatre 3-course dinner. If you get that then the review would get another star. I didn't so I paid the same price for an entree that I could have had an entire meal. My bad.
  29. EZ

    ElizabethZ

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A wonderful option in the theatre district vicinity. The food is delicious, service attentive and quick. We asked for a quiet table and we were seated in the back. We were able to chat without yelling.
  30. CM

    CarolynM

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    One of our favorite resturants. Conveniently located in midtown, friendly, excellent food and the prices are good.
  31. DR

    DREWSIVE

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was good but prices were very high. A Greek salad was $25.
  32. AW

    AdrienneW

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food was very good small portions- It was noisy big high ceilings- no carpet everybody was basically shouting- Perhaps some drapery on walls to absorb the sound?
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so pleasantly surprised. It was lovely in every respect.
  34. AP

    AndrewP

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Ok, so I know it's NY. Been going for years. Had a lunch reservation and was on time, though told it would be a minute. After multiple inquisitions, we almost left but we were seated 50 minutes later. The server was kind, but almost another 2 hours we spent having lunch. This was not peak time and the place was close to empty when we finally paid the bill at 345pm!! I have rarely left a negative review, though feel this is warranted. This did not occur due to lack of servers. They simply overbooked and mismanaged. Finally, I don't know how NY charges what they charge for food. It's just way out of control.
  35. DF

    DanielF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic pre-theater dinner with great wine suggestion from the sommelier Michael. We enjoyed the mixed Greek hors d'oeuvre then grilled fish and the vegan skordalia equally. Wonderful, lively atmosphere; it was our first time but I believe this is a mainstay of the midtown pretheater crowd and it deserves a bright spot for the cheerful service and delicious execution.
  36. B

    Blazor

    New England

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Save for the noise it is a perfect place for pre theater dinning.
  37. CG

    CGE44

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This bustling Greek restaurant has terrific food, an attentive service team and an active , dynamic environment.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food was meh and it took forever. Definitely won’t come back here.
  39. E

    Eric

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the food, to the service and ambiance, etc. Everything was top notch. We’ll definitely be back again! The owner, Stavros, was friendly and greeted us after his friend recommended this restaurant to us.
  40. K

    Kathleen

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lovely location and food was very good. The staff was pleasant and accommodating. However, it was quite loud.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 6417 OpenTable diners.

Kellari Taverna does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 88 times today
Google Map for Kellari Taverna

19 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 5th & 6th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered parking on the street from 6:00PM - Midnight, Monday – Saturday using the New York MUNI meters. Sunday is FREE all day. Indoor parking: Hippodrome Garage is conveniently located 50 West 44th Street between 5th and 6th(nigh to 6th on right)

  • Public transit

    Subway: F, D, B, M; 42nd St. - 6th Avenue 4, 5, 6, 7; Grand Central St N, R, Q; 42nd St. - 7th Avenue Railroad: Long Island Railroad; Long Island and Queens Metro-North; Westchester, Putnam & Connecticut New Jersey Transit; New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Entertainment

    We have regular entertainment for special occasions such as our Greek Night! Visit our website or Facebook page for more information!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 221-0144

  • Catering

    Our goal is to make sure that your event, or a Private event at your house, is a great success. We bring our Greek hospitality to you and make sure your event runs smoothly and successfully.

  • Private party facilities

    Kellari offers a range from semi-private, to full buyout options. Events range from cocktail & hors d'oeuvres to seated coursed dining. Lunch, Dinner & Brunches...Baby & Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, Graduation & Birthday Parties & any event that calls for a celebration.

  • Private party contact

    Andreas Aktipis: (855) 900-9455

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