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Kellari Taverna

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Midtown
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19 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-5902 (Between 5th & 6th Aves)
+1 212-221-0144
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was a perfect additional menu with pre/post theatre options. The food was excellent, prices were reasonable and the server was fun.

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Thank Jcystephenson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful spot for those that crave fresh fish. They even fly certain Mediterranean fish in daily as a specialty. Many of the fish options are intended to be shared given the size of the fish themselves. The manner in which most are served is grilled whole, then de-boned. I found the wine list to be quite varied... More 

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Thank ThreeLakesJim
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great mid-town restaurant with a good varied menu. The Oysters were excellent as was the Cod dish main course. My husband had Calamari which was also very good, if anything a rather over facing portion size for a starter. Service very good without being too much. Good choice of wines.

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Thank CPM2013
Clanfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner with friends - our booking was last free table when we arrived! Very busy early evening with the pre theatre crowd taking advantage of the well priced and excellent quality fixed menu options. We were still dining at around 2030 when the place was virtually empty! Thoroughly recommended and plenty to enjoy from the menu even if you are... More 

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Thank Andy S
New York City, New York
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153 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had business dinner here several years ago and it was a great experience from the ambiance standpoint. Recently, tried brunch here with a frittata and was totally disappointed. It came loaded with french fries. The frittata was loaded with oil. When I asked to substitute the fries with something else, I got greens. Now the greens had way... More 

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Thank ZJ-161718
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner a business dinner at Kellari Taverna and was very impressed. The food was excellent and the restaurant has a very good wine list. We ate at 6:30pm, somewhat early for us Europeans, but place was already filling up. Reservations highly recommended.

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Thank Prop19
Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the freshest of fish and exceptional service. A great combination of quality and value. Hard to imagine our meal here was the same price and three times better then our meal the nite before!

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Thank eswheeler613
Shoreline, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made reserations for the pre-theatre dinner after walking by and checking out the menu. We were most impressed with the service and and solid menu choices for the pre-theatre dinner package. We started with drinks and the bread items that were on the table. My husband chose different items than I did so we could share and both of... More 

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Thank roomtogo
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a birthday luncheon here. Service was awful. We waited an hour for the greek salad we ordered. We also waited an 45 minutes for the coke we ordered when we first sat down. Waiter ignored us the whole time. When we mentioned the poor service to the manager, he was rude and could care less! Food also was just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking by we liked the menu and reserved. Inside the place is fitted like a Greek taverna, appropriately! The service was very good, the food really good and the choice of wine too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
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: +1 212-221-0144
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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