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“A busy hostess dispatches the lunch crowd well”
Review of Kellari Taverna

Kellari Taverna
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Ranked #392 of 13,639 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $60
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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1,097 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“A busy hostess dispatches the lunch crowd well”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Price fixed lunch a good deal and a huge dining room. Huge amount of food as others have said. Very attractive room. Often uncrowded in back. Also good location for pre-theatre as noted.

  • Visited January 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place to dine before a show.”
Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

We were in and out within an hour, plenty of time to make show time off Broadway. The per-fixed dinner was excellent, well presented, great quality and very reasonably priced. Great service with a very attentive staff. No doubt we will return.

  • Visited December 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“reasonable”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

After reading the reviews here, we decided to try last night. It looked like very busy because they seated all customers to the front near the door, but actually there were plenty of seats in the back. The food was reasonably good. It was quite a big portion for our standard, but in NYC, the portion seems big everywhere. The price doesn't look any different from other restaurants nearby. It was a bit noisy as others mentioned. Overall we were happy with the experience.

  • Visited January 2014
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Harrison, New York
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Very good seafood, very nice atmosphere.”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

This Greek restaurant has a very nice setting, great seafood, excellent menu, and very good service.

  • Visited January 2014
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Savannah, Georgia
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great Greek Fish Restaurant”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Great appetizers and be sure to get a whole fish. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and will recommend just the right fish and size for you appetite. The wine list and steward were excellent as were the prices. Would be good for a large party as they can put together several tables and this place seems like a family style restaurant anyway.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Jud C
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