Kellari Taverna

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$31 to $50
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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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Food quality was disappointing.

IJ
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always enjoy our dinners here and this one was no exception!

MA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was excellent and the Greek Cuisine was delicious! From the minute you walk in until the minute you leave the service is superb! Also, the food was amazing and the ambiance was fantastic. Highly recommend Kellari Taverna!

j
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious appetizers and fish. A great pre-theater choice

e
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I were looking for a convenient location for pre-theatre. One block from the theatre and healthy tasty Greek food was perfect. They have been serving good food here for at least the 12 years I have been going there and it shows. Service is spot on, friendly and efficient. All fish dishes are very good, the sea bass and salmon are always good. For appetizers the octopus salad and vegetable kefti are excellent. They also have a good selection of half bottles of wine, which I appreciate when there are just 2 of us. Good for any Occasion. When my office was in this area I often had business lunches here. Now that people seem to be trying to eat healthier this is always a good choice. Nice evening bar scene.

SC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is surprisingly fresh, flavorful and authentic. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. This is a go to restaurant every time we are in NYC because we know we will eat well and be welcomed!

M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A perfect place for Greek seafood pre-theater or otherwise, excellent cocktails, strong wine list.

BC
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was so friendly and attend tune for my b-day brunch! Food and drinks were delicious. Octopus n Sea Bass outstanding. Will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good, as always. It was great seeing a new menu. Surprisingly, the service was not as sod as it has been. We arrived at 5:00pm and it was not crowded. However, we had to wait minimum of twenty minutes to order drinks.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Everything is always so well prepared and fresh. My date enjoyed it greatly and found plenty for herself given she is vegan.

M
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was pretty good, but quite expensive. My fish was a little overcooked... For the price, it was disappointing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised! My now go to restaurant for theater days!

FR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

food was very expensive. and not the same as the last time i was there about 2 months ago. there were two of us. we had a bottle of moderate priced wine, a salad, and three appetizers, one dessert. bill was more than $200 including tip. i asked for a glass of ice from our waiter three times. he never brought it. i finally asked the person bussing the tables and he finally brought me a glass of ice. a simple salad of tomatoes, cucumber and feta was $22.00. so the prices were rather ridiculous.

NM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kellari is so good. Beautiful environment, friendly hosts and food so good we had dinner there twice on our visit.

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Cold food, food not accurately described on menu, slow service for pre-theater meal.

F
Caribbean
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as well as the services...

DH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOve Love LOveeee this place! The service is great and the food is even better!

SP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegantly appointed, inspired food, very satisfying!

T
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

I’ve been to Kellari a number of times and this time I was disappointed. Our server was good but she was so busy we were unable to get her attention. The bread was stale and the lunch was so so. It was so noisy we were unable to have a conversation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our anniversary at Kellari Taverna, and they took wonderful care of us. The food was amazing and the service and attention impeccable. Highly recommend!

S
St. Louis
31 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always good. Service excellent and
Food good. We had the pre fixe and I had fish my husband had the chicken. Enjoyed

GE
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely, inviting space. Enjoyed a light pre-show dinner and a Saturday lunch. Food was delicious both times.

TB
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch at Kellari is wonderful. Great value. Attentive, caring, friendly service. Nice selection plus
a wine or cocktail is included.

S
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant happens to be one of those places you never get enough of. The food, so well prepared and the menu has plenty of offerings. Service is perfect, not over the top hanging about, simple perfect.
I know once you see how you are greeted by the Hostess, you'll know the evening will go just fine.
The food is so fresh and tasty and the Wine list is complete. Do as I did this past week, head to Kellari for dinner, you won't be disappointed.

SA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Retirement Lunch celebration with friends.
We had the price fix menu & had many options including soup of the day & fish of the day in the pix fix. Had Salmon, Fish of day & Lamb. All excellent.

H
Miami
58 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding in all aspects of dining out! A little pricey!

OT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and service. Highly recommend.

Excellent value

P
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service and very accommodating of a party of 10.

OT
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious! I love the dips. The fish is very fresh.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is great, one of the best greek restaurants I have visited.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and close to the theater district. Highly recommend it.

N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely as it always is when we dine there.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

On behalf of my guests, this restaurant was not great. Prices was high and service was pretty bad.

o
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

The chicken was so dry we almost choked. The fish was okay but way overpriced since it’s sold by the pound ($44.95) and you don’t eat the head and bones. Also everything is a la carte so we ordered vegetables which were very boring pieces of cauliflower and zucchini. Not even garlic and oil. The service was friendly but slow and the ambiance
Was pleasant especially because we were seated in the back away from the bar. I would never recommend this restaurant.

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This is the fourth time I have eaten here. We ordered from the pre-theater menu. The food was not up to standard for Kellari. So I was disappointed.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food friendly staff

CD
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic authentic Greek cuisine. Owner/host, Nick was excellent. Well worth a visit and repeat visits.

LB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

This restaurant is overpriced for the amount of food you get. My halibut was bland and felt more like a fish stew with carrots and celery. Paid 23.00 for a small Greek salad that was no big deal. Octopus appetizer was very good. Air conditioner was not working. We will not be returning.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary
Food and service and care by manager/owner? Very pleasant

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