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Kellari Taverna

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19 W. 44th St., New York City, NY 10036 (Between 5th & 6th Aves)
11:30 am - 11:30 am
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Tallahassee, Florida
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Leisurely dinner with wonderful wine selection. Only complaint was they switched servers on us in the middle of dinner and new server was not as attentive. to say the least. Had to ask what happened to our order after 50 minutes. Menu says to plan on 30 for prep and we were ok with that. Never know how to handle... More 

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The Ozark Mountains
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Last night I had planned on meeting a business associate for dinner, but did not have the time in advance to plan the location. In doing a quick search, i found the Kellari Tavera (close to his hotel). All I can say is that this place GREATLY EXCEEDED my expectations, not only with the fresh seafood, but the wonderful, very... More 

Thank MartinDingman
St. John's, Canada
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343 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sometimes I forget that Greek food is more that dolmades and moussaka, especially when that's what you get in a Greek restaurant outside of Greece. But fish is a staple in a country surrounded by the sea and this restaurant reminds you of this splendidly. The decor is lovely. Our waiter was knowledgable and pleasant. He brought fish to the... More 

1 Thank AmberK
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407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in after a Broadway concert in Bryant Park. We frequent Kellari because of its decor and location near Grand Central, Bryant Park and the Theater District. As usual, everything was as expected. Our bartender was on point and checked on us enough to be helpful and not intrusive. They usually have something on the bar to munch on.... More 

1 Thank ARJACT
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delight this predominantly Greek restaurant proved to be, and a total study in contrast to the utterly miserable dinner experience we had just fled from at Tavern-on-the-Green (avoid TOTG place, nowadays, its become a tourist trap). In fact, our TOTG experience was so poor, we skipped coffee and dessert and went in search of a better place, which... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi, my husband and I were recently in NYC and a friend recommended this place. It was great! It is a Greek restaurant that specializes in seafood. They have the fresh fish of the day laid out on ice and you can pick your fish. They had some fish you don't see frequently such as scorpion fish. We had oysters... More 

Thank ShaniDC
Toronto, Canada
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133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We needed to eat dinner after the theater and had a hard time finding a place still open! Our dinner was good. Two things were outstanding though: the fresh grilled fish and the service.

Thank jellypop12
Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous restaurant, food is really tasty, good quality and serves are very generous. The mezza platter was yummy as were the sardines! Mains consisted of shrimp salad and kebabs really tasty. Finished with a Greek coffee. What more could one ask for. Def worth a visit!

Thank Di_Australia1302
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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124 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there tonight as a group of four with reservations for 530PM since we were going to see Cirque at the Lyric at 7PM. We let the host know we had show reservations and things moved on in a timely basis thereafter. We sat down in the theatre about 10 minutes before the show started. Although this is a... More 

Thank Timothy E
Bratislava, Slovakia
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Splendid restaurant with true Greek cuisine in a beautiful and well preserved atmosphere that brings you to the best Greek restaurant I've been outside of Greece (it's actually better than many restaurants in Greece). I enjoyed a nice lunch menu, with unlimited bloody mary (nice change!) and possibly the best fried calamari I've even eaten. Afterwards lobster ravioli were superb.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $60
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 am
11:30 am - 11:30 am
11:30 am - 11:30 am
11:30 am - 11:30 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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
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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