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Date
Fri, 4/20
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11:30 PM
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Kellari Taverna

4.4
5068 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
Perfect For:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
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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Cuisines
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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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.
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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
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
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Entertainment
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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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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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will feature a special pre-fixe brunch menu for Mother's Day, please contact the restaurant for more information.

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What 5068 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 2 days ago

one of the worst experiences at a NY rest., and I go out for a living. Food was cool - had to send it back. Never asked if we wanted a second glass of wine. Felt rushed - got the check and wasn't even offered dessert. it was my 29th wedding anniversary - pre theatre - I was embarrassed. manager tried to make up with the proverbial glass of wine - not even a full glass. gave us a dessert wine - two sips and it was gone. pathetic. compped on NOTHING! never again. awful.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great service. The waiter was very attentive to us.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

great for business lunch, formal enough to present to a client - but a bit noisy

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

First time at the restaurant, the food was excellent and loved the atmosphere. Staff friendly and efficient..will return!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The entire experience was just wonderful. It began with the hostess who welcomed us with a smile. The menu was fabulous and had many enticing dishes to choose from. Everything we had was perfectly cooked, tasted delicious and beautifully presented. Our waiter was polite and knowledgeable. We had a lovely dinner.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

I had my daughter’s shower here, about 7 years ago and it was wonderful. This past weekend our meal was a big disappointment. Starting with the positives, the service and ambience was great. We were in a rush to get to theatre and the staff made that happen. The hummus and bread were delicious. The Greek salad was also very yummy. However, I was unaware that many dishes could not be ordered as we were in a rush. The shrimp dish was awful-a few shrimp in a heavy sauce over a risotto. Many in our party ordered it and we were all disappointed. The grilled octopus was chewy and greasy. Inedible. I was so sad that our meal was not good as I brought my whole family so there were 8 of us. I called to speak to manager and he apologized.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very good but electronic wine list more trouble than it's worth.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great great service. Delicious food. Fantastic evening. Thank you!
Agnes was an exceptional server!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Have been going to Kellari for several years .Never disappointed .The quality of food is super and the staff is always smiling and eager to pleas e .Manager John is terrific .

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Excellent food and service. It was my first time and I can't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We were going to the theatre and chose Kellari Taverna because it was located between the train station and the theatre and had good reviews. We were not disappointed. The service was good, attentive and efficient. The food, especially the fish, was quite good. Don't miss the baklava!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Only our first time but an excellent meal and friendly professional service. Being in the theater district, they know people need to get out rather quickly. We hope to try this place again soon.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Consistently excellent food and service!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I have eaten here 5 times --with diminishing returns. The last time i had a reservation they cancelled it at 5pm on a Saturday leaving me with very few options for the night. Tonight, I booked an early dinner after theater and was surprised to find it was the Greek Orthodox Easter and pre-fixe menu. While the atmosphere was lively it meant we could not order off the regular menu and could not even get an order of pita. Additionally, we had to wait 20 minutes to be seated and another hour before ANY food arrived. Needless to say we will not be racing back to eat there.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had pre-theater dinner reservations as Kellari Taverna is one of our favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. What a wonderful surprise we had when we arrived to the most festive and fun Easter celebration!!! It was the best traditional Easter meal and the fish and lamb were sublime! The waiters are so professional and friendly and navigate the dancing, singing crowd with a smile! It is truly one of the best restaurants in midtown - on any day for any occasion - highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went to Kellori for Eater dinner. Although very busy, the food and service was excellent. It was also fun with the music and dancing. We had a fixed price menu that had many options and provided excellent value for money.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful experience. Creative cocktails, we chose two that used a Greek liquor we weren't familiar with, but very good. Nice selection of wine as well, including some Greek selections that were very nice. We shared the grilled octopus appetizer..delicious (not on the pre-fix but couldn't pass it up!)! Then on to the pre-fix as we were going to an 8:00 show. Great choices, we had the crab cakes and meatballs as a second appetizer. Lamb chops and shrimp entree. As a desert shared the Greek Yogurt Cake with fresh and dried fruit. I'm not much of a dessert person, but this was light and just fantastic. I appreciated that they carried my favorite dessert wine, Vin Santo. Service was very good, friendly and informative, but not intrusive. The bar looks very cozy, disappointed that we didn't have time, will definitely go back just.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was very difficult to get the attention of the waiter. The buss girl was great and helpful.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was delicious, with true signs of great Greek dining. The restaurant is very beautiful with many tables and a large bar and side tables. It’s a terrific place for casual dining with a bit of upscale flair.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Awesome food and service. We ordered steak and halibut. Love them. Will def come again.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A wonderful experience from start to finish! Great customer service and great food and a lovely atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great service
Delicious food

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The staff was excellent and attentive and the food was A+!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fun place. Very good seafood and Greek specialties. Have enjoyed both visits to this restaurant and would gladly return.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Service was excellent. My friend used to go there all the time for business lunches and recommended it. Maybe I was expecting too much given that there are so many great places to dine in the city . I was somewhat disappointed in the food. The King Crab legs appetizer was delicious , but everything else was mediocre . The octopus was tough and the scallops were
overcooked. The shrimp dinner was good , but nothing special.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This place is normally packed but given it was a holiday weekend we found the less than full restaurant allowed for pleasant conversation without shouting. Very pricing but you get top notch fresh seafood so that’s expensive. Good selection of Greek wines and great service. It’s definitely a go to restaurant in midtown but be prepared for some hefty prices for even modest appetizers.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Our food was delicious, and service was superb. We were there for pre-theater and were served readily, leaving us plenty of time for curtains up.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Meeting with friends visiting NYC

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Very loud, even in the back room, far from the bar. Overpriced.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I’ve been to Kellari before, and it never disappoints. We had the pre-Theater 3 course menu, which was served in a timely fashion, and it was delicious. We both started with the special squash soup. It was smooth and creamy without being too rich, and had a lovely subtle flavor. My friends lamb was perfectly cooked and the accompanying sauce was flavorful. My sea bass was delicate and moist, and there were just enough accompaniments to satisfy my appetite. The chocolate gelato was sinful, and we both enjoyed it very much. Kellari remains a favorite.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I have been coming here since it opened. They never disappoint. Food and ambience are outstanding

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

First of all the restaurant told Open Table that we did not honor our reservation which was false and then the service went downhill from there. The food and atmosphere are find but I doubt I would eat there again.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was an excellent dining experience. My dining companion loved EVERYTHING about this place — from the sumptuous dishes we ordered to the professional service. The ambience was great for conversation. We were particularly impressed with the staff, from the waiter to the manager, who treated us like we were old, loyal costumers. He made us feel at home without intruding into our space. As a wine lover, the recommendation of the bartender was superb. We will definitely go back here — the sooner, the better. Cheers and thanks for a wonderful time.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent pre-theater meal. We notified the server ahead of time about our theater plans and he was great about getting us fed and out on time.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I was largely disappointed by our experience. We came to Times Square for a Broadway show, an expensive special occasion and wanted dinner to match. The food was mediocre at best and not at all worth the value, the service took too long, they messed up our drinks a few times and had to be reminded to bring our check. Overall a less than satisfactory experience for what we were trying to do.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The cuisine is excellent and the preparation delicious. We've dined at Kellari previously and enjoyed our return pre theater on March 24. A huge disappointment was one of our entrees, which was a special. The portion of fish was tiny. Our server was very attentive and went to let the kitchen know of the situation. The management did not handle the situation very well. We will give the restaurant another chance and hope our experience is better.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

before show
food can out too fast
rushed

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Never disappoints......atmosphere and food are consistently good.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great ambiance, delicious food and a sense of eating light... a must around midtown...

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This is the second time I have driven into NYC from Westchester to dine at this fantastic restaurant in two weeks.
The Mediterranean cuisine is authentic, fresh and creative. The ambiance, attention to detail ,and service from the moment you are greeted at the door is outstanding. For a special occasion or pre/post theater both.
High on my "must do" list if in NYC for an upscale evening out.

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