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Kellari Taverna

5002 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
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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.
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Phone number
(212) 221-0144
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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.
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Cross street
Between 5th & 6th Ave
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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.
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Public transit

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
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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!
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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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Gift Card
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

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.

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What 5002 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAhsctny (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Good, but too expensive for the quality, and wine list is wildly inflated. At these prices the tomatoes in the salad should not be mealy.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Our waiter was spectacular. It was a wonderful experience as usual.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

foodie23 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great pre-theater dinner. Had Greek dips with pita & delicious bread. Then grilled Octopus and a delicious salad. Very relaxing meal with great service before Hamilton. They also have a great pre -theater menu.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Nemo makes the best dirty martinis in town. the fish was fresh and delicious the, atmosphere is beautiful, this was a great find

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Good experience

vipChrisNY (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

vipAlex (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Terrible service

Kili (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentine's Day menu. Service & location was perfect.

TheProf (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

vipnina (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful Greek food and amazing fresh fish.
Beautiful atmosphere and excellent service.
Lavraki ( Bronzino ) so sweet and fresh!
Love the steamed greens - not bitter.
Try the Segalis (sp?) Santorini white wine. Excellent!

vipUES1 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Kellari Taverna is a very reliable spot and has been for many years. Perfect for biz lunches and dinners. Beautiful décor. Food is always great. Unbeknownst to me, it was Restaurant Week, so it was an especially economical meal. Will certainly return.

JenniferH (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This is a beautiful restaurant with fantastic food and wine selection. Service was impeccable.
Lunch menu included a robust prix-fixe on top of the Restaurant week menu. That was a nice bonus for more choices.

luis56 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Just too loud. I was there before but there was an event in the back. It was just not possible to carry a conversation

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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.
Portions small!
Have been there often, but a recent price increase will make me hesitate to come back!
Certainly no bargain and

vipnewyawka (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was very good. I have to mention the bread was different and excellent! It was a bit noisy which made it difficult to hear each other.

vipRobert (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

BrendaM (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

I did not care for the food, but the rest of my party were very satisfied!

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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.