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.

19 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
Between 5th & 6th Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(212) 221-0144

Website:
http://www.kellariny.com/

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

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.

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) and gladly provides Kellari guests with discounts on already low daily and monthly parking rates. Night and weekend parking is less expensive.

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

Additional:
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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Kellari will be featuring a special 5-Course pre-fixe menu for dinner on Valentine's Day. Please contact the restaurant for further information.

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Private Dining

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

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (52)
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Good for a Date (41)
Authentic (38)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Healthy (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Casual (13)
Fun (12)
Romantic (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Cozy (9)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
People Watching (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

I’ve had better meals here in the past. Service and ambiance are very nice - tho the noise level can make conversation challenging. Avgolemeno soup was ok but uninspired; A bit bland and dull. Octopus was very tough. To their credit, they compted it. Would recommend it as I know they can do better.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Bad service, chewy calamari.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Went on the recommendation of a friend. This was an outstanding dining experience for me--great food, super hospitable waitstaff and management, and a nice wine list. If you like fish, they do it right. HIGHLY recommend trying this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Fresh fish in a Greek style. Good wine list. Service is well paced. Perfect pre-theater Dining. Give yourself at least 2 hours.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

My husband and daughter had a fish from Greece that was brought to the table before it was cooked so they could see it. I had the jumbo king shrimp from Nigeria which they had on display in their fresh fish display. They were huge and so delicious. The food was grilled and very healthy and tasty. We all enjoyed our meals and will be back again soon. Service attentive and professional.
Wine list organized by country and had reasonably priced bottles on it as well as expensive. Great restaurant for any occasion.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Very reliable and consistent. Good choices and fast service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I have come to Kellari for several years, and never had a bad meal or even not to great service. Waiters are always attentive, and food is superb.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Authentic Greek upscale. Wonderful and prompt service pre-theater. Excellent wine list and the the prix-fixe menu is a good value. Very attentive and caring staff that seems happy to be there.
My favorite restaurant pre-Broadway. Lavraki was excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

a bright spot in the Times Square pre-theater wasteland of bad restaurants. I'll be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Kellari Taverna offers consistently good food with courteous service, in an attractive high-ceiling room on Club Row on West 44th Street, making it convenient for business lunches and for dinner and for dinner before the theater. Fresh fish are displayed on ice at the long counter, and fish is always an excellent choice bet here. A recent business lunch visit was great. The client really liked the fish special and the yogurt cake, while my choice was the sea bass with baklava for dessert. The only downside was we were seated way in the back. The front tables have better sight lines to the bar, the fish counter, and the decorations. The price is quite reasonable, $29.95 for a three-course lunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent in every way! This was our first time dining at Kellari (New Years Day 20018) and the service and food experience was exceptional. Our waiter Anthony was very attentive as was everyone from the moment we arrived. We look forward to returning in the future!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The restaurant was conveniently located between the theater and Grand Central, which was perfect for our post-Hamilton meal. The food was excellent, the service impeccable and the restaurant itself beautiful. Kellari managed to turn what was going to b a routine dinner into a special celebratory meal.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Solid Greek food in theater district/Midtown...fresh whole grilled fishes, warm rustic environment, friendly attentive service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Lovely decor, tables not too close together. Good pre and post theater menu. They put olives, hummus and olive oil on the table to start with the bread. Do not fail to get the zucchini and eggplant “chips” ( not on the price fixe) Special had fish stuffed with spinach and feta on beet risotto. One friend thought the fish a bit fishy, if you know what I meAn, but still enjoyable. Others did not. The beet risotto was a standout! Luscious creamy vegetable soup was vegetarian and cream free and very yummy. Half carafe of SAntorini white perfect for our party of 3. We did not have dessert, but noted the walnut cake for the future. All of us said we’d definitely return. Ps. Our food came swiftly. And had no problem making our show, but we allowed plenty of time. We had a 5:45 reservation. It got crowded around 6:30 pm so it may be a different story later.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Never disappointed had dinner with family members. Food and Service was excellent and most accommodating.
Would certainly recommend

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Casual, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious. Pre-theater three course had a wonderful choice and was reasonably priced. We enjoyed a leisurely meal and the friendly service. Would definitely go again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Wonderful place for a special dinner. Seafood is superb!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was SOOOOO GOOD that I went back Thursday night!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Casual, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Keller was a wonderful dining experience. The for and lighting was beautiful, the service was genuinely kind, and the food was wonderful!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The restaurant was fine, but there was nothing exceptional about the food and it certainly wasn’t worth the cost.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for dinner xmas eve. Had the Lobsta’ linguini. Was over the top good. My wife swiped my plate to finish mine. Always love the atmosphere and really fine food.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

A perfect spot for any occasion, lunch with friends, romantic dinner, dinner with friends or family. We were there for Christmas eve--just lovely. The service is exquisite and the food delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Awesome experience. The food was terrific and we will be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My wife and I enjoy coming here when we go to the theater. What made this an especially good choice recently was the fact that we could have an early dinner after a matinee performance. That was important as we had an early evening appointment. It was great that a restaurant of this quality was available and we didn’t have to feel we were too early for dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food, ambience and service!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Used to be one of my favorite places until this last time . We had a party of 3 and we were seated at a 2 people table until we complained. We were eventualy moved to a normal size table as we didn't have space for the plates and drinks
The hostess was very rude and when the 3rd party arrived ( 5 minutes later ) was told that she doesn't remember where she sat us and told her to go and look for us in the restaurant... The manager of the place came and apologized but by then the evening was ruined.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always good--very consistent, recommend often, never disappointed

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Love this place! Was delighted to celebrate my birthday at Kellari - with champagne on the house through the membership program. Prix fixe lunch menu was a great value, as well as delicious. The croquettes were yummy, and the tuna entree had a wonderful combination of flavors. Korma for dessert was light AND chocolatey! Service is attentive and the restaurant is festive and welcoming.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

This was a great discovery amongst the many restaurants in this area. It's been here for over 12 years and I'm so glad that I experienced the restaurant. The food was amazing and very healthy with fresh ingredients. Being near the theater district, they were attentive to ask if we were seeing a show but since we were not they did not rush us out the door.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great food and amazing service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Consistent fare, served quickly. You may feel hurried at times...just let them to know to slow it down, if you want to chat with your guests!

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The atmosphere was great. The food was wonderful. The service was impeccable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A wonderfully warm and attractive ambiance, coupled with phenomenal menu and wine list, further coupled with exceptional staff

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The lambchops were great, the spinach inedible. I had to ask for water and ask again. We had to ask for bread and then for butter because the bread was dumped on the table and no one asked if we wanted anything else. We waited for quite awhile to be able to find out what the specials were.
The service was abominable. We have been there many times over the years and hosted a large family party last years at the big back table. I'd have to think twice to do it again.
Dorothy Schere

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was awful. We were jammed in a tiny table with others surrounding tables literally could hear our conversation.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a reservation at 6:15 preempt theater for 8 pm show. We waited a half hour for our table. We asked for our check 4 times. We had to run tonthebshow. It was chaos. Everyone was very nice and the food was good but it was loud and busy and the staff were not efficient. I would love to have been able to sit and enjoy the meal but it was too busy.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Well, overall very nice. Food of good quality, nice wines. Just the seating took a bit long.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food. Wonderful service. The waiter provided good advice in choosing a wine that paired well with my fish and my wife’s lamb. The restaurant was noisy, but I still recommend it highly.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Disappointed. Plaki overcooked and dry.
No salad or walnut cake on Prix Fixe even though both were listed. Why can’t they serve a Greek salad?

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Wildly popular biz lunch = a delish bargain. Friendly servers. Happy eaters ——swarms of ‘me.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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