Kellari Taverna

4.7
6108 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
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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Deep
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Service was VERY slow! We wanted a leisurely dinner but we were falling asleep.
Worst part My fish wasn’t very fresh and think it made me sick. Although my fellow dinners did not have any issues with this. Normally I love the place. Just may be a reviving up issue. I may be reluctant to return but likely will since it was my first bad experience of many!

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Linda
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was a treat. We ate outside in their "patio" and that felt very safe for a family that is not ready to eat inside a restaurant. The overhead heater felt good on a slightly cold, rainy night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respects. I have missed this place greatly during the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great to be back after so long. Food was excellent as always.

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vipRalphH
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greek Easter. Festive music, singing and dancing. Great food and extra friendly service.

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vipDKCOMPANY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was for Greek Orthodox Easter, and Kellari Taverna did an amazing job, with exceptional food and live music. The dinner was wonderful, and I give the entire staff an A+ for being prompt, accommodating, and attentive. Anyone thinking about visiting Kellari Taverna for a meal will not be disappointed. Go and experience the best of being and eating Greek, and enjoy this gem of a restaurant.

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AndreasV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great place and awesome service. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service.

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HappyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The indoor decoration is very good. The indoor area is actually pretty big compared to regular NY restaurant. Luckily there's not many people so we could enjoy a lot of space. The fish is all cooked the same way, they've made it boneless for you so convenient. The flavor is mild and fresh, very good for people who wants to eat a lot without filling guilty of calories. Yogurt cake is like greek cheese cake, not sweet which is again very friendly for people who care about their figures.

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vipAlissaC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was excellent. And covid safe terrific. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipRalphH
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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vipBruceG
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food and drink all excellent.
Prices are reasonable and I look forward to returning here

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vipRalphH
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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vipQuin
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Rating for this restaurant isn’t true for 4.9 . Foods were terrible, and mix drinks were so water down. Nothing was acceptable even if it was a fast foods restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the grilled octopus to start which was one of the best if not the best I’ve had! For entrees we had the Mediterranean Sea Bass and the Lamb Shank. Both were excellent dishes; and the side of sautéed spinach was the hit of the night- epic sautéed spinach! The waiter offered excellent service and was knowledgeable when it came to serving the Greek beers that were inquired upon. As for the ambience, it was on point- it makes a great place for all sorts of occasions. Highly recommend it!

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vipRohiniB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Easter special and food was great. Would recommend.

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vipRalphH
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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vipWilliamM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see Kellari open again... Everything was superb!
Thank You for a wonderful evening!

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Lovetocookandeat
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience and service here are top notch. The food choices for vegetarians and fish eaters are excellent. The pre-theatre dinner special is good value for the money. I only gave a 4-star rating for the food because the bread was stale. I think it had been heated to "freshen" it but the result was that one side was hard (as if toasted) and the other side was soft.

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Heidi
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

food was unfortunately only average, even though reasonably priced.

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vipPRPJR
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered from the Brunch menu and were very pleased. I had the poached eggs over crab and I highly recommend it.

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ArthurP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice menu selection of fresh fish and other items. Service was excellent.

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viplbalaba
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food and ambiance at Kellari was fine as usual but the food service was subpar. They ran out of the pre-theatre menu specials early and despite telling the wait staff that we were there for a show the service didn’t pick up any speed and we were scrambling to get out of there on time. Didn’t make for a great experience.

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vipjehutch
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is terrific. I would suggest the grilled octopus and Lavraki but everything is good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and reasonable price for a pre theater menu.

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vipStephaneC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Greek food with lots of healthy options and other delicacies

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vipJRubin
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent modern Greek taverna. Very good food, ambience and service. Make reservations, fills up fast.

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viphungry
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is great for when you want perfectly prepared high-end Greek food. Their salads and seafood dishes are my favorite, all with generous portions (so consider sharing). The atmosphere is appropriate for business and social dining.

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Sourland
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh seafood, all dishes were well prepared. Great brunch choice.

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vipWyndon
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy this restaurant. Consistent in every (good) way. Easy walk from Grand Central so location convenient for me pre-theatre or just for a midtown visit.

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UWSMark
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impeccable fish and interesting presentation - a lovely meal all around. Service was attentive without being intrusive.

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vipJillL
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely service. Great price fixe menú.

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vipjocko1945
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent choice for a pre-theatre dinner. the three course dinner is well worth it.

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vipSuzanneH
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Kellari’s! We make a point of eating there at least once whenever we are in NYC. The location is great. The food is great. The ambiance is great. Mostly, the personal attention by the manager and staff is the greatest! A trip to the Big Apple would not be complete for us without eating and enjoying the folks at Kellari’s.

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Abhi
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

nice place. good vibe . good food options. appropriate portions. service is slow when crowded.

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vipEricandDelicia
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal! We are sure to return soon. Pre and post-theater dinners are a good value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the check in lady that speaks polish.

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vipThebeekeeper
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh. Server was attentive. We were dining pre-theater and dinner was timely but not rushed.

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nick
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The sea bass over orzo was so salty I couldn't eat it. The biggest problem was that the service was incredibly slow.

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vipJoeA
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Appetizers were brought out in a timely fashion, the entree’s were not. Almost an hour from when we arrived to when the entree’s were brought out. My customers needed to get back to work so some did not even have time to finish. The food when it finally came out was cold. Seemed to have been sitting for a while prior to being brought out.

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Kellari Taverna does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Kellari Taverna is rated 4.7 stars by 6108 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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