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1700 K St NW, Frnt 7, Washington DC, DC 20006-3812
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Ranked #306 of 2,699 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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
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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Lutherville, Maryland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A group of five made reservations (recommended) for lunch at 12:30. It was crowded but we were promptly seated. As I am a vegetarian, my options were very limited (salads and appetizers). Fresh bread, olives, radishes and hummus provided to munch while waiting. I had the Greek salad - it was good, but a little expensive for what I got.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went for a group dinner, so I wan't expecting much. But the sea bass through me for a loop - so flavourful and perfectly prepared. The salads were perfectly done, and the portions were just right. A good house wine selection as well. For the price - good value. I will be going back again - and always in... More 

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Ellicott City, MD
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

As colleagues who teach at a DC med school, we chose Kellari for a late-evening dinner together. This refined place has a relaxed atmosphere on weeknights -- perhaps a bit TOO relaxed. Because of that, dinner occupied almost three hours from beginning to end -- too long for anyone with a schedule to meet the next day. It took 45... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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112 reviews 112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I went to Kellari on a Saturday afternoon, early evening with my wife. I visited this place a few years ago with coworkers and the place was out of this world. I wanted to surprise my wife because I loved it the last time. I ordered lamb chops. The flavor was good but so small. My wife ordered Red Snapper.... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What's not to like? Fresh fish, extensive wine list, beautiful dining room and great service. LOVE IT

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Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

We have gone to the Kellari Tavern in NYC many times. This newer version in DC is just as good. Wonderful grilled octopus, terrific grilled fish and an excellent selection of Greek wines, which are the perfect accompaniment to grilled seafood. The room is nice, though not as nice as in NYC. It is expensive, though maybe not for downtown,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Centrally located in the heart of DC near the White House this very interesting restaurant is a welcome addition of a New York staple to the DC scene. It is a large and formal first class restaurant with an extensive and challenging menu. The cuisine features Greek seafood with an extensive variety of interesting options along with a delightful and... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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98 reviews 98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

8 of us for dinner, my recommendation, and it was really saddened. Let me first say that Kellari is one of my favorite places. I've had two of my birthday dinner parties here, and many lunches, brunches and dinners. However, this night was a huge disappointment. First, our waiter was very disorganized. Every mistake, and there were numerous ones, was... More 

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Columbus, Ohio USA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The decor is warm and inviting. The food was very good. I had one of the Sunday lobster entrees and it was excellent. My wife's chicken entree was outstanding. Baklava and spanakopita were also delicious. Our complaint was with the service. Although we were given dinner menus when we sat down, we had to ask for a wine/beer list. We... More 

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Aldie, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Pleasant surprise to find this restaurant. Great food and service. The bread and hummus were amazing. Prices seemed high, especially for lunch but perhaps I don't dine out in DC enough. had the Eggplant and Zuchini chips with Tzatki sauce and a Greek salad with chicken. My colleague had lamb. Be both enjoyed.

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Additional Information about Kellari Taverna

Address: 1700 K St NW, Frnt 7, Washington DC, DC 20006-3812
Phone Number: 202-535-5274
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

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