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“A Snooty Waiter but a nice place...”
Review of Kellari Taverna

Kellari Taverna
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Ranked #442 of 13,684 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $60
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 5th & 6th Aves
Transit: 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
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.
Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Snooty Waiter but a nice place...”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

The menu is terrific...so much choice. And the food was delicious. Our waiter was a tad snooty, but that was the only negative.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne,Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Ordinary”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

I recently ate in this reastaurant on a visit to New York and found it to be very ordinary. The wait staff were overbearing and the the quality of food was poor. Dishes were either overcooked or undercooked and lacking in flavour

  • Visited June 2013
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Beirut, Lebanon
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

The restaurant is very nice and it has a large display of fresh fish. Make sure to book in advance. The apetizers are very tasty as well as the bread. The service is excellent. As for the salmon that I ordered as a main dish it was a bit disappointing.

  • Visited December 2012
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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Greek”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

I loved the food - grilled sardines like you find in Europe, all the dips (taramosalata, skordalia, tzatziki), avgolemona soup (which they have but it's not on the menu) & mezes!

Visited May 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Favorite Bar!”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

My husband and I always stop at Kellari for a drink when we're in NYC. We were there this weekend and as always, it didn't disappoint! The bartender was very friendly and attentive. We also love the free bar snacks, so good!

Visited June 2013
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