Kellari Taverna

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$31 to $50
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Greek

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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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M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A perfect place for Greek seafood pre-theater or otherwise, excellent cocktails, strong wine list.

BC
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was so friendly and attend tune for my b-day brunch! Food and drinks were delicious. Octopus n Sea Bass outstanding. Will definitely be back!

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

Great restaurant

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good, as always. It was great seeing a new menu. Surprisingly, the service was not as sod as it has been. We arrived at 5:00pm and it was not crowded. However, we had to wait minimum of twenty minutes to order drinks.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Everything is always so well prepared and fresh. My date enjoyed it greatly and found plenty for herself given she is vegan.

M
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was pretty good, but quite expensive. My fish was a little overcooked... For the price, it was disappointing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised! My now go to restaurant for theater days!

FR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

food was very expensive. and not the same as the last time i was there about 2 months ago. there were two of us. we had a bottle of moderate priced wine, a salad, and three appetizers, one dessert. bill was more than $200 including tip. i asked for a glass of ice from our waiter three times. he never brought it. i finally asked the person bussing the tables and he finally brought me a glass of ice. a simple salad of tomatoes, cucumber and feta was $22.00. so the prices were rather ridiculous.

NM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kellari is so good. Beautiful environment, friendly hosts and food so good we had dinner there twice on our visit.

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Cold food, food not accurately described on menu, slow service for pre-theater meal.

F
Caribbean
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as well as the services...

DH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOve Love LOveeee this place! The service is great and the food is even better!

SP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegantly appointed, inspired food, very satisfying!

T
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

I’ve been to Kellari a number of times and this time I was disappointed. Our server was good but she was so busy we were unable to get her attention. The bread was stale and the lunch was so so. It was so noisy we were unable to have a conversation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our anniversary at Kellari Taverna, and they took wonderful care of us. The food was amazing and the service and attention impeccable. Highly recommend!

S
St. Louis
31 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always good. Service excellent and
Food good. We had the pre fixe and I had fish my husband had the chicken. Enjoyed

GE
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely, inviting space. Enjoyed a light pre-show dinner and a Saturday lunch. Food was delicious both times.

TB
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch at Kellari is wonderful. Great value. Attentive, caring, friendly service. Nice selection plus
a wine or cocktail is included.

S
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant happens to be one of those places you never get enough of. The food, so well prepared and the menu has plenty of offerings. Service is perfect, not over the top hanging about, simple perfect.
I know once you see how you are greeted by the Hostess, you'll know the evening will go just fine.
The food is so fresh and tasty and the Wine list is complete. Do as I did this past week, head to Kellari for dinner, you won't be disappointed.

SA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Retirement Lunch celebration with friends.
We had the price fix menu & had many options including soup of the day & fish of the day in the pix fix. Had Salmon, Fish of day & Lamb. All excellent.

H
Miami
58 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding in all aspects of dining out! A little pricey!

OT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and service. Highly recommend.

Excellent value

P
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service and very accommodating of a party of 10.

OT
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious! I love the dips. The fish is very fresh.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is great, one of the best greek restaurants I have visited.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and close to the theater district. Highly recommend it.

N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely as it always is when we dine there.

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

On behalf of my guests, this restaurant was not great. Prices was high and service was pretty bad.

o
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

The chicken was so dry we almost choked. The fish was okay but way overpriced since it’s sold by the pound ($44.95) and you don’t eat the head and bones. Also everything is a la carte so we ordered vegetables which were very boring pieces of cauliflower and zucchini. Not even garlic and oil. The service was friendly but slow and the ambiance
Was pleasant especially because we were seated in the back away from the bar. I would never recommend this restaurant.

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This is the fourth time I have eaten here. We ordered from the pre-theater menu. The food was not up to standard for Kellari. So I was disappointed.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food friendly staff

CD
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic authentic Greek cuisine. Owner/host, Nick was excellent. Well worth a visit and repeat visits.

LB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

This restaurant is overpriced for the amount of food you get. My halibut was bland and felt more like a fish stew with carrots and celery. Paid 23.00 for a small Greek salad that was no big deal. Octopus appetizer was very good. Air conditioner was not working. We will not be returning.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary
Food and service and care by manager/owner? Very pleasant

RB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience, great food, service and atmosphere.

m
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I would want to return and try dinner. The Saturday lunch menu was limited and included several breakfast/brunch items (omelettes, benedicts, french toast) that didn't quite satisfy my lunch craving for Greek. I had the grilled octopus (not terribly flavorful but at least not overdone) and my daughter had the quinoa salad (also acceptable but a bit boring). Disappointing but perhaps worth another look.

RR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

BEWARE if you have show tickets.
Good atmosphere & all of the food was excellent. Initially the service was ok, not great. But after the entrees were served our waiter never came back. They did seem understaffed. Had to ask 3 times for the check & when it still did not arrive I had to go find the waiter near the prep area. It was almost 10 more minutes before the check finally came. BEWARE if you have show tickets & ask for check when entree arrives.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always awesome but on a hot night the AC wasn’t working making the meal not as enjoyable as prior experiences. They offered complimentary dessert but it was so hot we declined and left for a bar with AC. Even our waiter was dying! The food and staff always good but for a $500 meal it should not be sweltering hot!

DM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional... Staff was knowledgeable. Atmosphere romantic and clam... Manager was on the floor greeting everyone..

Z
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This Kellari experience was not as positive as in the past. What was good was being seated. We requested a quiet area and one with limited air conditioning. Those requests were nicely heeded by the host/hostess and seating was.

Once seated, service was immediate without offering us an opportunity to settle in. Service was so immediate that there was not moment to digest the salad before the entrees were in front of us. From there on, there was not a wait person to be found. We would have have had tea had a wait person answered our need. By the time he came around we needed to leave for theater, so (sigh) no tea, which would have been lovely.

p.s. I always have a whole fish when I am at Kellari. On this visit the fish was dry.

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