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Kellari Taverna

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1700 K St NW, Frnt 7, Washington DC, DC 20006-3817 (17th street)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by our concierge at The Melrose, and what a wonderful recommendation! The food and wine were wonderful. We tried the whole fresh fish - a fish we hadn't had before tsipouro, I think it was called. It was moist and flavorful without being 'fishy'. The asparagus was grilled to perfection, and the service was... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Used a Groupon I purchased to have Sunday brunch here on 8/14. The food was fantastic - flavorful salad, wonderful pasta and the baklava was superb, if a bit small. LOL. The server kept our glasses filled with bottomless mimosas and bellinis, and the ambiance was very relaxing and inviting.

Thank WaterBaby223
Lilongwe, Malawi
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hosts on my business trip took our team out to this restaurant. Excellent choice. Great food, great atmosphere. Excellent staff. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank John K
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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176 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great downtown restaurant for Mediterranean food. The chef has come up with excellent dishes that make it different from the standard Med food. I had the lamb burger which was excellent, but they specialize in seafood. Kellari is also a great place for happy hour drinks and appetizers. Not cheap, but a good place for a business... More 

Thank ObservantGuest
Beaumont, Texas
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant just driving by. The food is absolutely phenomenal, the service is great, and the price is really not bad.

Thank Scott N
Baltimore, Maryland
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been so embarrassed in my life! The server had the nerve to shout at me through the entire dining room. This happened while we were leaving. Let's start this embarrassing story from the beginning. I asked for the check. I immediately placed the money in the check presenter while waiting at our table for my wife to... More 

Thank OceanFrontN
Hyattsville, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Very unprofessional. Our waiter did not respond even once to our "Thank you" each time he assisted us. However, what was most appalling is that he circled the total on the check, as well as tip suggestions area at the bottom of the check. Highly inappropriate. Management should look into it, as this kind of service should not be acceptable... More 

Thank Konstancja K
Stavros A, Owner at Kellari Taverna, responded to this review

I'm honestly surprised to read that this was the service you received, Konstancja. I know my team is very appreciative of all our guests, so we wouldn't have brushed off your thank yous. Rest assured that this is something I will be touching base with them about -- I want to make sure we all align when it comes to... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I first bought the brunch for two from Groupon. As we all know, we don’t know until we get there how the food would be. I found that out…I was impressed by the freshness of the ingredients that made the food to the cuisine. I had carrot and ginger soup and I just love it. The sweetness of carrot blended... More 

Thank Sue S
Stavros A, Owner at Kellari Taverna, responded to this review

It's truly wonderful that you enjoyed everything from the carrot and ginger soup to the rockfish. I'm glad you and your partner had a chance to give us a try, Sue. Hope to welcome you back, and don't worry -- they'll be plenty of cookies waiting for when you get back! Cheers, Stavros, Owner More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

My colleagues and I decided to have lunch at this restaurant to celebrate a meeting that we had just finished. I've been to the restaurant several times and it never fails to deliver. Everything is prepared with care and is fresh! I had the crabcake sandwich and fries which were excellent. The service is outstanding!! It's a great neighborhood restaurant... More 

Thank Geisha514
Stavros A, Owner at Kellari Taverna, responded to this review

First off, thank you for visiting us all this time. I'm glad our team could keep up with that stellar service you've appreciated for your colleagues. Thanks again for stopping by for the crabcake sandwich, and congrats on your meeting! Cheers, Stavros, Owner More 

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43 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

What a great find in Washington . Terrific service and freshly cooked seafood with real authentic flavours. My nusband has an onion allergy but nothing was too hard for this restaurant whe. I explained the problem. Fabulous sardines, calamari, scallops and salad all perfect and so yummy. Would definitely go back here .

Thank SydneyVelli
Stavros A, Owner at Kellari Taverna, responded to this review

It was no trouble adjusting for your husband's allergy, Sydney -- I'm just glad we found something you both could enjoy! I look forward to welcoming you both back for more scallops and calamari next time you're in the area. Cheers, Stavros, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 K St NW, Frnt 7, Washington DC, DC 20006-3817
    (17th street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 12025355274
Serving the finest seafood with a Greek Mediterranean flare. Join us for a simple yet elegant dining experience in the heart of Washington D.C.

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