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19 W. 44th St., New York City, NY 10036
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Ranked #1,649 of 11,875 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $25 - $60
Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood, Tapas
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between 5th & 6th Aves
Transit: 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
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.
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New York City, New York, Usa
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We were phoned to confirm our reservation an hour or so before hand and were welcomed warmly upon arrival. We were quickly shown to a table which I was glad to see what was not crowded in by other tables. Service was fast and efficient, a selection of bread and dips were served whilst we were making our selection. A... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I've been here a lot over the years. It's a great pre or post Theater place. Away from the chaos of Time Sq but without the need to hail a taxi. Generally really good for a Greek seafood orientated taverna. But the last few visits it seems to have been in decline. Does the kitchen care? Last night brought over... More 

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Long Island, NY
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123 reviews 123 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Fresh fish,cooked to your specs, and not NYC 'crazy' expensive. That's a hard to find combo. Other menu items very nicely prepared - I usually get a combination of apps and sides for the main course. Space is quite comfortable - table placement roomy and noise level tolerable even on a very busy Saturday night. Service is friendly and efficient.... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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326 reviews 326 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

After sitting for 30 minutes, I finally asked the hostess if we could be seated somewhere there was service. The restaurant wasn't even crowded at this point. She went to find a waiter and when he showed up no apology for the wait. The person serving water and bread was nice but waiter seemed not happy to be there. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Having visited Greece and its many islands more than 100 times this restaurant is about as Greek as Velveeta is real cheese. The menu is all made up of what people think is Greek food but is just standard American fare with a few Greek words thrown in. The tzatziki, a most basic Greek ingredient, was utterly inedible. This place... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We enjoyed a little pre theater dinning with a few of our party having the Theatre Prix Fixe and the rest of us eating from the regular menu. You cannot go wrong with the Bass; either the Mediterranean Sea Bass or the Black Bass both exquisitely grilled, I know I tried them both ;-). It was the perfect meal before... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Superb food, great atmosphere and friendly staff. The chicken dish was absolutely up there as one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. We were staying in the Sofitel on the same block and was an unexpected find and utter delight!

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Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

good greek food, fresh fish, great service. Due to the area the restaurant gets filled with after office people who go to get a drink. It's a pretty loud place.

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Greenwich, NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I hosted a party here for 21 adults and three young (4,5 and 7) children. I and all of my guests thought the food, service and atmosphere were outstanding. Their events manager, Vivian Schmidt, could not have been more helpful in planning the party. And, while she was on vacation when the event occurred, it was clear she had made... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Problem with a reservation at another restaurant, we found ourselves scrambling to find a nice place for dinner. It is December on a weekend and Manhattan is as crowded as usual during the holiday season. My daughter did a search for nearby restaurants in the theatre district. She came across the Kellari Taverna and they told us to come right... More 

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Additional Information about Kellari Taverna

Address: 19 W. 44th St., New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: 212-221-0144
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 60
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood, Tapas

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