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“Wonderful food and service; great for private parties.”
Review of Kellari Taverna

Kellari Taverna
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Ranked #213 of 3,463 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $70
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 17th street
Transit: 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.
Description: Serving the finest seafood with a Greek Mediterranean flare. The Greek Island tradition has always been to serve the freshest, most delicious, seasonal fare in the shortest amount of time from source to plate. In keeping with that tradition, our promise is to offer you this Sustainable Greek menu based on local and imported fresh fish, or what the Greeks respectfully refer to as, “Gifts of the Sea”. Join us for a simple yet elegant dining experience in the heart of Washington D.C.
Reviewed June 28, 2012

We have hosted three parties at Kellari Taverna in DC - - a dinner for 20 or so. I would highly recommend this restaurant, as it has some great preset menus, offering guests three or four main course choices. The restaurant is very flexible and helpful and the food always delights our guests. Great appetizers include spinakopita, filet mignon on crostini, and lemon grilled shrimp. The lamb chops are to die for. And the other appetizers, including eggplant/zuchini chips, are addicitive.

We have also eaten at the restaurant as solo diners and the food is always great. Try the lamb salad at lunch! Kellari is known for their fresh seafood as well.

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Reviewed June 25, 2012

I highly recommend the Kellari Taverna. This is not your neighborhood gyros restaurant but a high end dining experience in an elegant setting. We went on a Saturday night and enjoyed a wonderful meal. The food was outstanding as was the service. Our server, Dominique was very knowledgeable, attentive, and personable. The menu focuses on seafood and it was delightful. Very fresh and perfectly prepared. I recommend the whole grilled fish. I had Lavraki and it was excellent. While the restaurant in not inexpensive, I found the prices to be very reasonable for the quality of the restaurant and food. They also have a prix fixe menu available for $36.00 for dinner that includes three courses. I did not feel shorted by the selections (4-5 for each course), quality or serving size of the offerings. Overall I rate Kellari Taverna as excellent!

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Reviewed May 28, 2012

At lunch it is usually filled with businessmen/women discussing business and usually ordering the fixed price special. At night it is also filled with neighbors and Greeks who enjoy the fresh fish they can pick out themselves and occasional Greek events like dancing . The bar is also a place to drink and meet friends.

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Reviewed May 18, 2012

Fresh fish is the order of the day. And even though it's on K Street, a bit out of the way in the evening, it's really worth the visit. Friendly staff, and great food. You can choose your own Lavraki ( Mediterranean Sea Bass) , and have it prepared the way you wish. Reminds me of my last vacation in Mykonos...

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Reviewed May 11, 2012

I had a business lunch at Kellari in DC and came away impressed. It's an upscale Greek restaurant. The service was outstanding and more importantly, the food was excellent. I had the Hilopites which is House-made fettucine, rapini, cherry tomatoes, roasted garlic and crumbled feta. Very very tasty. They also have Greek music the first Friday of every month. Great atmosphere and have to go back and try other things on the menu and enjoy the Greek music. I also met the manager, Dimitris Haronitis, who was a pleasure to speak with!

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Thank jsaint625
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