Kellari Taverna

4.5
6076 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 6076 people are saying
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DonnaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As I've been to Kellari many times before, I took this opportunity to introduce a friend to this restaurant after a show. As usual, it was a very pleasant experience with great company, great food and wonderful service. We will be back!

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JanaeeR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The meal here was underwhelming and did not hit the spot.I ordered filet mignon and I didn’t enjoy the cut or the flavor of the spinach.

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sunshinegirl
New England
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

So disappointing tonight. Had raved about your menu with packed delicious Greek foods to choose from to our friends. Instead very few items to choose from and our party only liked 1 item which was the lamb shank.
We wanted to order the prestigious Greek liquor called Mythos which makes an awesome Mojito. I have had it several times here, but now they don’t offer it. It’s Greek!! From the 1,000 Tears of the oldest trees in Crete!

The appetizers used to have an array of dazzling items to chose from, but not so now.
The Moussaka appetizer was awful. Fried balls on the outside and very very little resemblance to Moussaka on the inside. You get the idea…..
Will not be returning again.

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Christian
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Lavraki was delicious. The service was excellent and Melody, the hostess, could not have been more accommodating for my friend's Birthday event.
We will return without hesitation to Kellari's the next time we are in Manhattan.

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johnr
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish

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Jasmin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a WONDERFUL restaurant. The food and drinks were delicious, the service was A+, and the restaurant itself was beautiful. Would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was so so and tried to pass off a 2019 wine for a 2017 I picked without telling me, then charged the same price!!

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PAH1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Kellari chips with dip were great appetizer , amd my Branzino was delicious .
My daughters sea bass was too plain and should have come with more garnish/vegetable/ rice on plate . We ordered a side of spinach which was good, but again, presentation too plain.

RC
vipRichardC
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was particularly great - Angel H. Made a great wine recommendation and made the experience fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at the Kellari Tavern last WE as a family. Food es delicious and generous, service swift and professional and wine recommendations great (discovered really nice Greek wines) . We recommend absolutely!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Slow service and they were out of a lot of their menu choices. Friendly staff though.

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aquinnahgirl
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

If you're looking for a pre-or-post-theatre dinner, Kellari Tavern is an excellent choice. At the eastern edge of the theatre district (44th between 6th and 5th) it's like walking from the humming, touristy streets of Broadway onto the pier of a Greek Island fishing village. Quiet, calm, with discreet service and fresh fish -- a lovely alternative to the over-booked, over-priced Italian spots further west.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food was cold when it reached the table, when re-ordering drinks did not get the same drink as before, wait staff not attentive (had to flag her down to ask for things) and I had to get up and get sharing plates we asked for. Value not there for the prices. It is sad as I have been to this restaurant many times and was looking forward to the dinner. A sad disappointment it has fallen so far. I will miss going there

RH
vipRalphH
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to eat before broadway show. Calamari and octopus was outstanding..service was awesome waiter recommend great choice of wine offerings a taste before I ask...only lamb shanks was a bit disappointing on dry side .. But baklava was outstanding

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foodfan
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Love the food here, but the outdoor space has really lost its charm - between the road work, increased traffic and dismantling their structure

DB
DiannB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place with very good food and service. Would definitely eat here again

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything fine except staff not great with English. Waiter was excellent

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CabinSue
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pre-theatre meal. Delicious. Attentive service.

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JimS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to this restaurant for cocktails and snacks before. First time for dinner. Great bartender, friendly and does a good pour. Food was delicious and wait staff friendly, attentive, and very patient. I'll be back.

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vipWhitney
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious lunch for business meeting in the heart of downtown!

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HP39
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding! Great place for pre and post theater doing .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always great and bartender so nice

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vipAnnaV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kellari is definitely back. Grilled octopus is as fantastic as ever, and service is at the very top.

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BillB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around! Food was delicious, very friendly service and fun atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food!

DP
vipDavidP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

This is one of my go to places for a business lunch. The food is always very good. It is a very nice space. Pre- COVID the service was often a bit slow. More the kitchen than the wait staff. Recognizing every one is struggling during COVID, it took forever for the kitchen to put out the food. Wait staff was generally attentive but a bit frazzled by the kitchen.

RH
vipRalphH
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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vipJWeisbrod
New York Area
164 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This has always been a great restaurant for Greek food. This visit, however, was somewhat disappointing. The service was sub-par even though the restaurant was essentially empty. The Greek salad we used to get to share was the same price but only 1/2 the size of what it used to be. The food all tasted fine as always and the fish was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always on point and the service today was excellent

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vipGeorgeE
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Glad they survived covid and continue to deliver great food in mid town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the Salmon ($36.95) cooked medium-rare, as requested. It was very enjoyable. It came with a small portion of two vegetables, each was very tasty. The surrounding decor was very pleasant.

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JannN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Greek food we’ve had outside of Greece. The service and the food were excellent. We will definitely be back next time we’re in NYC.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Mediterranean food. I love the lamb, great salad and drinks. Can’t beat the Happy Hour 4-7 daily.

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YuryK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a nice lunch. A bit overpriced for what it is, but given the general quarantine conditions, not bad at all…

Food was decent. My burger was tasty and huge. Truffle fries were completely missing the truffle part, but a glass of Greek wine made it all better!

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LindaS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at 5:30 before a show and the service, food and atmosphere were wonderful.

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vipgeneral
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive wait staff. Great food as always

RH
vipRalphH
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

MA
vipMAPC
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was good but not exceptional. Just nothing memorable about the meal given the price. The Kellari Chips we're quite good though

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vipKnittyKitty
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular cuisine And attentive service. Spiro was amazing, and kept us all smiling! Can’t wait to return, and a blessing to sit outdoors in your beautiful oasis.

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 6076 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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