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Kellari Taverna

1700 K St NW, Frnt 7, Washington DC, DC 20006-3812 (Connecticut Ave/ K Street)
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Ranked #221 of 2,623 restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Connecticut Ave/ K Street
Cross street: 17th street
Transit: One Block from Farragut north and Farragut West Metro Stations. We are located on K Street in the Middle of the block between Connecticut Av. and 18th Street.
Description: "The dining experience should be sharing appetizers so that everybody can get to taste different flavors and textures " Chef Gregory Zapantis. "Many people ask me if this is Greek Cuisine , and I don’t know what to compare it to, either to Greek cuisine of 1962 or 2009, but my answer is a seafood restaurant with a Greek Flare to it " Chef Gregory Zapantis. "Our Menu of Simply Grilled fish but simplicity with elegance ! " Chef Gregory Zapantis. "we are bringing to the people of Washington Something they haven’t experienced before " Chef Anthony Acinapura. Kellari Taverna is very sensitive to sustainable seafood.
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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Didn't expect a Greek styled restaurant to have such an extensive fresh seafood selection. Unlike most Greek restaurants I have had the pleasure of eating in, this one focuses on fresh whole fish plates cooked with a Greek flare. I sampled an octopus dish and had a sautéed white fish plate for dinner. My colleagues tried some of the other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Kellari has a great decor, wonderful staff and is in a great location. The food is absolutely amazing and I would definitely go back next time I'm in DC

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Ashburn, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Went to dinner with my family. Excellent service, great environment, delicious food! I ordered the whole .... big portion that I was able to share with three people. Highly recommended!

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Shanghai, China
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Not as intimate as a 'real' Taverna, but a pleasant space. Quite large and commercial. The Greek Salad was the best I have had outside of Greece - and I lived there for 6 years - but was on the small side for $16. The saganaki was exquisite - flambéed in brandy and orange. The Retsina was also a tad... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This meal was my husband's choice for his birthday. Kellari attracts a nice crowd of locals and tourists. Service is top notch. Tables are spaced well apart. The food was quite good: fresh whole fish (greek sea bass) was one of the best we've tasted. The octopus was a bit over-dressed ... too many capers, onions and such drowned out... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Kellari Taverna is a white tablecloth restaurant on K Street in DC. The restaurant is known for it's seafood, evidenced by the many fish on display. I like lamb chops and these were some of the very best. Save room for "Galatoboureko" Vanilla and citrus custard pie. Wow!

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

As soon as you walk in and see the fresh fish displayed, you realize this is going to be a very authentic Greek taverna experience. The food is very well prepared, especially the fresh fish dishes. Most times the simplest preparation is the best and Kellari is no exception. The fish we ordered were lightly basted in olive oil with... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is some of the best seafood I've ever had. Nice Greek restaurant serving fresh and extremely delicious seafood. Highly recommended - not cheap though.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Nice place for business or pleasure. Excellent well prepared fish. Authentic greek appetizers. Attentive service.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I found this place on a quiet day for an early lunch. The service and food was good, but the atmosphere was lacking and the tables too close together. I'd take colleagues here but clients only if I knew them well or they particularly liked Greek food.

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