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

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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (58)
Special Occasion (55)
Business Meals (50)
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Good for a Date (47)
Authentic (43)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Good for Groups (27)
Healthy (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Great for Lunch (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Notable Wine List (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Romantic (16)
Fun (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Cozy (11)
Casual (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Happy Hour (6)
People Watching (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Good experience

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Terrible service

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·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

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 (New York Area)·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

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 5, 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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was not

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great pre-theater option!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful service and food. We were able to take advantage of the restaurant week menu and both of us loved our food. The baklava was amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My first time here and I was very impressed with the food, place and service!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I’ve been here several times for business lunches and also romantic dining. The food is perfect. Octopus is amazing and lamb, both braised and grilled just perfect. I’ll be coming back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent food, outstanding service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Good for dinner before theater. Service was fast when we told waiter that we had an 8:00 o'clock curtain. Food is yummy.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great food. God is out in plenty of time for Broadway show My Favorite restaurant in the Time Square area

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I'm hoping just an off night. Very poor overall service affected the night to much sloppiness and disorganization for a very good restaurant. I'll give it another try but disappointing as the waiter even was told it was my wife's birthday

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Inattentive waiter

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Casual lunch, excellent fresh fish and presentation. Attentive staff. I try to go whenever I am in NY.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

All around excellent!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great atmosphere and wonderful lunch menu. Good business lunch spot.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent food with great service, we were all pleased with the restaurant week's menu and the portions are big, too!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The atmosphere at Kellari was so beautiful. The food was delicious . Thank you I enjoyed it so much can't wait to go back .

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My wife's first time here and she enjoyed it. I would like to see some draft beer from the bar. Food selections are great and preparation is well executed. Server was distracted and seemed disinterested. Not the level of service I would expect at this location on any night, pre-theater.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The staff was very friendly from our greeting at the door, to service at the bar and later when we sat down at our table. We were a little early for our table so chose to sit at the bar before our seating. The bartender was very attentive, also made tasty recommendations for wine and champagne. We were pleasantly surprised with cheese, olives and bread while we sipped on our drinks. Our choices for dinner were excellent, cooked to perfection and fairly priced. Overall a good experience, and we will return.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great service, food always reliable and tasty.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything about this place is mediocre.

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