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Kellari Taverna

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19 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-5902 (Between 5th & 6th Aves)
12122210144
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11:30 am - 11:30 am
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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
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Rye, New York
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great midtown Greek restaurant very convenient to the theatre district. We have been here several times and have always been happy with the selection of fresh fish.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently dined at Kellari Taverna and had a very nice experience. To begin, we were pleasantly surprised to walk in and get a table right away around 8PM on a Friday. Service was brisk and friendly, and our server walked us through some of the menu options and recommended an excellent Greek white wine to accompany... More 

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Northport, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here for a business lunch during restaurant week and Kellari did not disappoint! The service is top notch, the food is fresh and tasty and they keep the meal moving!

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Millis, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonder dinner at the restaurant during NYC restaurant week. The atmosphere is very nice and the service and meals were terrific. Would highly recommend this restaurant to others. Conveniently located between Central Station and Time Square on W 44th.

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Thank deanna46
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful family reunion dinner here. I can't adequately describe the warm, quiet and friendly atmosphere of the restaurant...easy to forget the bustling, chaotic city outside. The service was impeccable, the staff friendly and the food was wonderful! The menu was a bit overladen with fish choices, but my fish loving guests were thrilled, so I can't consider it... More 

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Thank Gary K
Devonshire Parish, Bermuda
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 2nd visit to Kellari and it has become one of our go-to places for seafood when in NY. The Octopodi is my favorite and is simply to die for, and while I've never been a fan of sardines, I tried some of my wife's Sardeles and was surprised at how good it was. She makes them at... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food, service both excellent. Ambiance very nice. Tables far enough apart that you can actually have a conversation with your guests.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both food and service were excellent and we will return to this restaurant on our next trip to New York.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to NY and first time trying out Greek food. The seafood is fresh and if I have to pick one of my favorites, it would be the appetizer Octopondi. Delicious! Food is pricey though. Will come again

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Almelo, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service in this Greek restaurant. We had dinner last night and the fish dishes were great. We had a shrimp cocktail as a starter, VERY GOOD!!. Than sea bass and salmon as a main course. Really good so please go there and enjoy the service and food in this great restaurant on 44th street.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $60
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-5902
    (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
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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