Kellari Taverna

4.6
6118 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 6118 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpinionator
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The bartender did not have the liquor and gave us a totally different drink without telling us. The waiter tried to rush us although the restaurant was fairly empty. The fish was tasty and the service good though.
The lobster was over grilled and tough.
When the theaters open it will hopefully return to a better spot. I will try again.

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HenryB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We lo e this restaurant! The fish is always superb, and the wine list is fun and accessible.
The only complaint is the condition of the restroom: not nice, guys. Gross

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JudithO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

All the elements in the Greek salad I had were fresh but the salad wasn't anything special and was not well-arranged.

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vipWilliamM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience as always….so happy to be back in the city!

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AS40
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went there for fish. It was good. On the small size for the whole fish grill plate cost that comes with no side, but good. Booked small table for dad’s birthday. Mentioned it in the booking. Nobody cared. No option for cake as desert and really no interest for helping small tables.

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OlivaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It had been a while since we were at Kellari. The refreshed lighter decor was new to us and really inviting. Great atmosphere and the food delicious. Friendly and professional service. We'll be going back.

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vipRalphH
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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vipTomP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall great, outside seating was needed as it was too noisy inside.
Service from the waiter was good but he had some slow response in the kitchen.

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play2dine
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had lunch with a friend. Our waiter was very helpful and the food was excellent. We didn't feel rushed and enjoyed each course, including the dessert our waiter suggested.

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TrevorI
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience! The chef was very accommodating. We’ll be back.

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Sunshine
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good not great. Beautiful restaurant. A bit slow on the service and the restaurant wasn’t even busy. Also out of a few items on cocktail list. Halibut was a bit dry and needed seasoning. Baklava also dry- go figure. Beet salad delicious!

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vipDavidC
Greensboro
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in NYC. Crab cake appetizer was fantastic as was the yogurt cake with fruit! We also got the halibut and the filet mignon, both of which were excellent. We highly recommend this eating establishment!!

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Annar
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We travel to nyc 2-3 times a year and always plan on a meal here. My husband is Greek and says the food is authentic

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vipcctsourakis
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Ever show up somewhere and realize that no one really wants you there?? That’s exactly how we felt when we walked in to Kellari. The server was professional but never made us feel welcome or valued. The food was delicious but it was extremely expensive. Example- our branzino was $43. Two other restaurants on our trip had similar entrees but were $10 to $15 less. The restaurant itself is gorgeous but unless you are a friend of the host or a regular, do not expect to be received warmly.

Kellari Taverna
Responded on July 8, 2021

We are very sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience at Kellari! We try to make sure that everyone that come inside our restaurant feels more than welcome, but it appears we failed to get that kind of service to your party. We hope that you will give us a second chance, and give the opportunity to show our true hospitality.

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KittyKatz
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about Kellari Taverna was excellent.

The only reason I am adding my only issue was so that Kellari becomes more sensitive and that others don't make the mistake I made.

When I called to make the reservation, I was told the tables were definitely far apart.
There was an option to sit outside but the restaurant is on a busy street and it was very humid.

The tables were not far apart and although the restaurant was not full, a group was seated right next to our table. I should have said something but we were in the middle of our meal.

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vipVandDdineout
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Delicious food. Higher prices than I remember. Vast choices on a la carte menu, but prix fixe not as interesting.

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vipsrl56
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely Greek restaurant on West 44th Street. Just coming back to life post-COVID, hence a more limited seafood offering than usual. Nonetheless, heavily seafood dominant menu. Had delicious octopus appetizer and split a whole snapper. Both cooked simply and perfectly. Moist, tender and lightly seasoned. Usually busiest at lunch. Not cheap, but you do get quality. A great choice for pre-theater.

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CindiD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous culinary experience! As a Greek person, I love their modern twist on the classics!

Kellari Taverna
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you for your kind words! Our team at Kellari looks forward to seeing you again!

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vipBarb
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner w too-notch service. We had the whole fish and it was cooked perfectly. Greek salad and Brussel sprouts rounded out dinner followed by the warm chocolate dessert. All delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very happy to see one of our favorites reopened and doing well.

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JackY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent! From the seafood to the lamb chops and lamb shank, it was great! Sat outside and the evening was perfect!

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Christian
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food served by very competent servers
Great seating outside.
Last but not least a charming hostess Agnes greets you and take care of your
seating.
Kellari’s is one of my favorite restaurant in Manhattan.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the atmosphere! Food was delicious!

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RenaudC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
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
14 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
115 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
10 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.

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 4.6 stars by 6118 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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