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Kellari Taverna

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19 W. 44th St., New York City, NY 10036 (Between 5th & 6th Aves)
Subway: F, D, B, M; 42nd St. - 6th Avenue 4, 5, 6, 7; Grand Central St N, R, Q; 42nd St. - 7th Avenue Railroad: Long Island Railroad; Long Island and Queens Metro-North; Westchester, Putnam & Connecticut New Jersey Transit; New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia
12122210144
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Description: Kellari Taverna is located in the heart of New York City, three blocks from...
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 Corporate Executive Chef, Gregory Zapantis. Our menu also features a variety of Greek cheeses, baked or flamed 'Saganaki' style, as well as a selection of Raw and Marinated seafood. The Kellari dessert menu includes innovative specialties such mastiha pudding and warm sokolata with halva ice cream as as well as traditional favorites such as Baklava and Galaktoboureko. Kellari Taverna offers an extensive international wine list featuring the largest selection of Greek wines available in any U.S. restaurant. About 24 wines are available by-the-glass.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Greek option in Midtown

Wonderful spot!! Been there many times for lunch and dinner, always a great experience. Great wine list, I love the greek wine options. Highly recommend this place to everyone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, California
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132 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate on a Friday evening at 8pm and were warmly welcomed. The fresh fish is amazing; there is a daily menu of the fresh fish and shellfish available. Many selections are whole fish and meant to be shared. We chose charcoal-grilled octopus, greek salads and a mixed green salads as first courses and found them all delicious. The octopus... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely fantastic brunch. Stumbled in after being battered by the abnormal freeing air with expectations for just a glass of wine. After perusing the menu decided the actually eat, the bar staff was amazing, Mohammed & Paris were charming and knowledgable. Actually had the pleasure of meeting the GM Kevin as well, he turned me on to an amazing new... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at Kellari Taverna on 1/26 to celebrate birthdays. I could not have been a better experience. We enjoyed specialty Greek olives, cheese and bread and then got to enjoy their Prefix three course special that night. The food and service was OUTSTANDING. One of the most enjoyable dining experiences.

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San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this restaurant from among several recommended by the concierge at Algonquin hotel. It is styled as a Greek restaurant, was close to the hotel, and we wanted a $$-$$$ dinner. The restaurant (7:30 PM) was quite loud; almost such that we were not able to talk with one another across the table. It happened to be 'Restaurant Week'... More 

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New York City, New York
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Eat lunch and dinner often. Love their fresh Greek Salad. Excellent fish for one or for two. Excellent service, lovey hostesses. Place is very consistent. GOod spot when you are midtown west in the 40's. Can't go wrong.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many restaurants have a pre-theater pre-fixe menu which give you limited second-tier choices for a lower price. At Kellari you get a great selection of first-tier choices for a Great bargain price. The food is very good and the service matches the quality of the food. I had a wonderful shrimp dish served over risotto. The baklava is fabulous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a find... We had a pre-theatre meal and the food was great. The restaurant has a friendly atmosphere and if I where to find myself back in NYC I would definitely be revisiting...!

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Thank Michael C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here.... Starters where lovely and my partners main of lamb chops where beautiful..... We ordered off the pre theatre menu and service was really efficient.... I can't remember our waiters name but he was lovely and really attentive and made our meal really special.... Would return

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Warwick
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful spot!! Been there many times for lunch and dinner, always a great experience. Great wine list, I love the greek wine options. Highly recommend this place to everyone.

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh how I love this restaurant. I was recently in NYC, on my own that day and felt crappy because I was coming down with a nasty cold. For dinner I was all set to go to a diner near my hotel for an egg and some soup because by then I was feeling quite horrible. And then I said... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 W. 44th St., New York City, NY 10036
    (Between 5th & 6th Aves)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: F, D, B, M; 42nd St. - 6th Avenue 4, 5, 6, 7; Grand Central St N, R, Q; 42nd St. - 7th Avenue Railroad: Long Island Railroad; Long Island and Queens Metro-North; Westchester, Putnam & Connecticut New Jersey Transit; New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 12122210144

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 60
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups

Description

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 Corporate Executive Chef, Gregory Zapantis. Our menu also features a variety of Greek cheeses, baked or flamed 'Saganaki' style, as well as a selection of Raw and Marinated seafood. The Kellari dessert menu includes innovative specialties such mastiha pudding and warm sokolata with halva ice cream as as well as traditional favorites such as Baklava and Galaktoboureko. Kellari Taverna offers an extensive international wine list featuring the largest selection of Greek wines available in any U.S. restaurant. About 24 wines are available by-the-glass.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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