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About Kellari Taverna
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.
New York, NY 10036
Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00pm-11:30pm; Friday & Saturday 4:00pm to 12:00 AM; Sunday: 4pm-11pm.
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30am-4:00pm.
Between 5th & 6th Ave
$31 to $50
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We have regular entertainment for special occasions such as our Greek Night! Visit our website or Facebook page for more information!
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.
Metered parking on the street from 6:00PM - Midnight, Monday – Saturday using the New York MUNI meters. Sunday is FREE all day.
Hippodrome Garage is conveniently located 50 West 44th Street between 5th and 6th(nigh to 6th on right) and gladly provides Kellari guests with discounts on already low daily and monthly parking rates. Night and weekend parking is less expensive.
F, D, B, M; 42nd St. - 6th Avenue
4, 5, 6, 7; Grand Central St
N, R, Q; 42nd St. - 7th Avenue
Long Island Railroad; Long Island and Queens
Metro-North; Westchester, Putnam & Connecticut
New Jersey Transit; New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
•WINE ROOM 50-80 people
•ZANTE ROOM up to 45 people
•BAR LOUNGE 10-50 persons
•DINNING ROOM seats 220
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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.
Kellari Taverna Ratings and Reviews
The food is very good but the service was lacking for a theater district restaurant. We arrived at 6 and informed the waiter that we had a show at 8. We then explained to the waiter that we were given an open table gift card. Waiter told us to provide him the code with the bill. Dinner wasn’t served until 7ish. We finished by 7:30 and it then took 30 min for the waiter and manager to figure out how to use the gift card and run the CC. Waiter was slow to clear tables and refill the wine.
I come here a lot for business lunches. It has traditionally been very consistent. However I am not sure if the chef or management has changed, but the Lavraki I always order came out very "soupy" (with a side of wet spinach and rice scooped onto the plain, instead of small side of horta that it usually comes with) and was poorly filleted (fish was all flaked). I sent it back and they said they would redo it - but when they came back, all they did was re-plate my old fish onto a new plate and put the soupy spinach and rice into a separate bowl. Manager was very nice and offered another dish but the experience put to question reliability and consistency, so just a heads up, especially for those who come for business lunches.
Overall the dining experience was delightful. I was very impressed with the attention to detail that staff paid to dining needs, quickly accommodating our requests and dietary restrictions. The food, form the prix fare menu, was excellent, and well worth the price in terms of creativity and portion size. A wonderful evening indeed.
Top Greek fish restaurant, and yet in contrast to other top Greek fish restaurants, you can get a meal that is not astronomically priced. Also lovely décor and good service. Great prix fixe for pre-theater, and on Sundays they have a lobster prix fixe that is an excellent deal and delicious. Highly recommended.
Place was packed, but some of the staff seemed overwhelmed. Waiter friendly but too pushy, hastening is along.
Menu still had the Restaurant Week specials inserted, when asked why, didn’t get a clear answer.
Have been there often, but a recent price increase will make me hesitate to come back!
Certainly no bargain and
Food is quite good, but some things not to my own personal taste. In fact, ordered a fish preparation which I didn't actually care for, and the serve instantly offered to replace it, and did! I thought that was pretty great. My only caveat: the restaurant is quite expensive. So be prepared.
This was just overall not a great restaurant. It is overpriced for what it is- basic, not very good seafood and meat and then add on all additional dishes. The waiter was unhelpful in guiding our choices as we had not eaten here before.we had to order a salad after we received our meals as the fish came with no side dishes. The salad was iceberg lettuce and very bland. The fish was not bad and ambience was decent.
I had always liked this restaurant but my birthday dinner there with family was a fiasco. Waitress responded to our request about recommendations for ordering for our 11 year old with a snooty "I don't know anything about children" and it got worse from there. And we were there in between the pre-theater and post-theater shifts with the restaurant half empty on a Saturday - but it was torture to get the waitress to stop by every 25 minutes or so. The manager - a nice fellow - had brought us two glasses of champagne for my birthday and said he had arranged for a desert with candle but it never came. Beyond indifferent service, overpriced and just okay food. A shame.
We were so disappointed with this meal in almost every way. The service was poor and the food was overpriced for what we were given. One of the most annoying things is that my son ordered the steak and asked for the lemon potatoes instead of fries and the waitress said no, he couldn't substitute? Eventually she came back and said yes but when we looked at the menu it had said "choice of one side" it' didn't even say french fries? I had the tomato halibut which sounded delicious but when it arrived it was drowning in a very bland tomato sauce. We literally had to flag down people when we needed anything. We saw the table beside us send back their meal as well. Although the atmosphere was quite nice I would not recommend this restaurant.
Winter restaurant week menu was very nice. We were on the back room which was festive, comfortable and quiet. A perfect spot for a dinner meeting. The wait stall was very attentive and kind. Salmon cakes were fresh but a little dry. The lavrika came a little lukewarm and was nice but not amazing. The spinach rice under the fish was delicious.
Have been here over a dozen times and always enjoy the food and service. This meal was for a business meeting and we were seated at the communal table in the back. If I had known that this would have been the case I would have gone to another restaurant. Doubtful I will choose this restaurant for business meetings in the future with the chance it happens again.
While the food was perfectly fine, the entrees were a bit slow in arriving for orders placed around 12:30.
Also, while I appreciate not being treated in a sexist or agist manner, seating a 60+ woman at an uncovered high table top vs. a regular, white tablecloth table might be interpreted as not being sensitive to patron need.
Not what it used to be. We have been here before and the food was great. Never going back. Sub par. Not sure what happened but everything was off. The food was bad...I hate saying it but it was bad. Chewy Octopus and dips made the day before served iced cold they were like eating cream cheese.
After "Hello, Dolly" I enjoyed the post-theater menu at Kellari Taverna. The lamb chops and lemon potatoes were outstanding. And my goat's milk fig ice cream was divine! The staff is very polished and professional; yet, you will feel at home. I will return.
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