Kellari Taverna

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6090 Reviews
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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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4.3
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4.2
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4.3
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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
53 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
22 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
36 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
3 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
40 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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MarkUWS
New York Area
6 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
34 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely service. Great price fixe menú.

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vipjocko1945
New York Area
30 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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SuzanneH
Portland
11 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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vipAlmeida
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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CristinaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, prices, and ambiance!! Going to try the DC location

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viptomb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were there for my husband’s b’day and it was noisy dark and too close to our table neighbors. We chose the pre fix menu which was full of choices and availed ourselves
Of the raw bar which was great!! The server was not too helpful but we had excellent food!!

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vipThankyouBocuse
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have only had brunch at Kellari ( many times), and have always
been very satisfied with the quality of the food, the value of the brunch, and
the service. The crab and eggs (a variation of eggs benedict) are superb.

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HelenJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend in NYC.

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Canuck
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I have eaten at Kellari Taverna before and it seems to have declined. I ordered the Calamari appetizer which was very good and the Lavraki (Sea Bass) on philo pastry. The fish was overcooked - and I don't think it was sea bass - and the philo was not worth eating. Overall, I was disappointed. I took a large group of friends there and I am not sure I would take friends there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, good for any occasion. Ours was a business dinner, good team, good service, thanks Kellari, looking forward to being back.

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LouisP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Been here several times and always enjoyed the evening but.............this time the evening started with the waiter stating... we are out of the lamb, scallops, ravioli, spanakopita and it went down hill from there. Running out of 1/3 of your menu and providing indifferent service is not going to get it done at Kellari's prices. Come on group, you can do better than this.

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vipChristopherH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife have not been there for 4 years since the week I proposed to my wife. Still amazing, service is the greatest and food on point with a great wine list too. We will go again many time to come and recommend to others going to nyc.

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vipFishhead
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet for brunch. Quiet enough to talk. Great food, service and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for a place for having diner with my husband on valentine’s day and for my surprise I found that place. We both had lamb and it was amazing .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The first waiter (in white shirt) was nice, but the other waiter (in black shirt, older, pouring water and collecting plates) was rude, he spilled water on the table and a customer, he did not even say a word.

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daisy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I have been to this restaurant few times in the past and the experiences were fair, but not this time. We arrived 5:45 and left 8:50 pm - Too long because we had to wait about an hour between the appetizers and the entrees -no explanations, no apologies. Just got the look "Oops, I forgot!" on the waitress's face. Our neighboring tables were served before us and already left while we were waiting. The places were not hot enough as if they were cooked while ago. If we receive words of honest apologies, a word or two, we would understand. People make mistakes and it is inevitable. Our valentine dinner of 250 dollars would have been better. Sorry for my criticism, but I believe Kellari Taverna could take an extra time to educate employees as better service providers.

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vipjerryw
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable.

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PeterW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Pretty good

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AmastasiaZ
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I went with a friend for lunch. It was a good food, but the service was not superb. I had reservation, but table was not reserved. It took long time to bring dishes, dessert was forgotten and was wait for a check.

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vipArchie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Kellari Taverna is our "go to" restaurant for a Mediterranean meal. Good drinks, starters and main courses with professional service.

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vipTrufflehunter
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding quality Greek food, wide selection, great value, wonderful location. A hair on the noisy side but worth it unless you really value quiet.

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Kellari Taverna is rated 4.4 stars by 6090 OpenTable diners.

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