Kellari Taverna

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$31 to $50
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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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Daily 4:30PM - 5:15PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and menu. Not much for the price.

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TB
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Kellari make diners feel like valued friends. The lunch and brunch menus offer
extensive choices and are among the best values in the area.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yianni and the staff at Kellari were extremely attentive to making our experience special, including hearing about his family and growing up in Greece.

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OM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SIx of us met up at Kellari Taverna for a reunion of sorts, meeting wives for the first time. We had a great time, and the food and ambience were wonderful. We had the assorted Greek appetizers, and everything else was fish. Octopus was superb, and all the broiled and baked selections were excellent. I eat out a lot in NYC. This is as good as it gets.

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l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good pre theatre menu. Food was good, not great.
But, fine for a quick dinner. Atmosphere was nice & service was very good. Enjoyed the salmon tar tar with lentils & the fish special. Walnut cake was delicious. Good wine list by the glass. Would go again when going to theatre.

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CM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best Greek restaurants in town. The dishes are delicious and plentiful. The wine list outstanding. Service is great and everyone is very pleasant.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Great for work or pleasure. Lunch price fixe offers good value.

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p
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My very good friend & I had theater tickets this past June12th, and we always do lunch before the show. I chose Kellari Taverna because I've admired the look of the restaurant every time I passed by on other occasions. So, I decided to make my reservation for this day. As I had envisioned, the place was fantastic! From the time we stepped in to the room to our departure....it was terrific. All our food selections were delicious & all very fresh. We especially loved the wine list as well. The waiter was attentive but not intrusive. He never missed a beat! As food recommendations, please try the country pie as an appetizer, salmon tartre, both nice size. My shrimp dish was flavorful & my friends pasta, well she loved it. Save room for the dessert people! This restaurant will get another visit from both of us soon....it's now on my go to restaurant list. Make it yours as well.

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SB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Kellari Taverna is an excellent spot for lunch in Midtown. The menu offers many options, from lighter meals to complete dinners. The service is attentive and pleasant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Waiter seemed to ignore our table . Bus staff was good.

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GS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The maitre d'kindly redirected us to a much quieter table. Lovely! We enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant, and the food was very good. Definitely of place to come back ton on our frequent visits.

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GS
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends in the city for dinner. The restaurant couldn’t have been more accommodating with an anniversary and birthday celebration!! Great food, great service.

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SG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Very disappointing the food was not the way it was previous times

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T
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

I know it was unusual, but the gift card we had wasn’t processed properly, so instead of a “gifted” meal, we had to pay for it. It was very embarrassing for us—-and for the person who PAID for a useless gift card.

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MP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, fresh ingredients treated respectfully, pleasant staff - including the maitre d’. Considering the horror stories about dining near the theater district, this was WAY beyond expectations.

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JP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience. Phenomenal food selections only matched by the quality. Service was incredible and having the host stop by to visit on several occasions was truly appreciated.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The halibut was to die for! Will come back soon for more of same.

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MI
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We ordered from the menu offered for pre-theatre goers. The salad looked and tasted like it had been sitting out for quite some time. We ordered a bottle of wine and the wine glasses we were given were very thick and not appropriate for the wine. We requested other glasses and were given some a step above the first glasses, but still not great. If a restaurant is going to charge the prices they are charging, I expect fresh vegetables, nice wine glasses and other upgraded offerings. The complimentary hummus for the table was quite good.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a reliable place for business dining. The food, service and environment are great!

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AM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch at the bar. Great service and friendly bartender. Super attentive.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening and fabulous meal the fish was incredibly fresh and the chicken cooked to perfection. The staff was very accommodating to our large party of 8 and the Manager was very hospitable. We will definitely return.

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GD
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here many times, and this time was no exception. Excellent!!

Highly recommend for authentic Greek cuisine, and our Host John, was very attentive and ensured we were well taken care of.

Great night out!

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RH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was our daughter’s birthday weekend trip to NYC, but even though we specified that it was a birthday brunch, Kellari didn’t do anything for her birthday... Great food but lacks that personal touch.

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y
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Sad to say that this place was a mainstay for business lunches. Dining last Friday evening was brutal - no drinks for 1 hour, huge gaps in servicing plates, waiter was missing for 20 minutes at a clip.

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BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & staff, would go back and would recommend to all

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. A bit noisy during peak lunch hour, so go early if you want a little quiet.

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c
London
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

nothing greek in the place or the food. food was average and a bit pricey.

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JD
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon was very tasty and very fresh. The waiter was attentive. While my colleague and I waited for our Greek main dishes, he served hummus with black pitted olives and radishes, plus two types of bread served with olive oil. My friend ordered the same thing so I can't comment on other dishes. We also were able to get in and out of there in an hour, before the rain got harder. It was a fun evening, and only cost about $80 before drinks and tips.

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MS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Mediocre food and drinks. Will not repeat. Too many other great places to try in NYC, even for Greek food.

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S
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food ... beautiful restaurant ... wait staff very friendly and accommodating

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

They should not serve crappy carbonated tap water as sparkling water

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Prezzi esagerati per piatti che della Grecia non hanno niente. Si salva soltanto l'insalata con il pomodoro e la feta.

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NK
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

No wait time !!!! Very welcoming staff and They made our visit special. I appreciated that .

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G
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, beautiful fish and very good entries!!

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b
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Not as great as usual. Seemed like there was a problem putting in our order.

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DW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Very disappointed to see health grade was pending when we walked out. Ruined our meal

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w
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here years after year. Consistently good & a terrific pre theater venue

Manager is a master of hospitality.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Pleasant but amateurish service. Food was wildly over salted. The Greek seafood stew tasted of little else but salt. The restaurant is conveniently located near the theatre district, but I would not recommend it. There are better options in the neighborhood.

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SM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast service! Delicious food!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing seafood with great service

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