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Review of Kellari Taverna

Kellari Taverna
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Ranked #464 of 13,763 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $60
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Duluth, Georgia, USA
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“NY trip”
Reviewed March 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Service was good on the front end and slow trying to get the check. The whole roasted fish was delicious. The restaurant gave you the feel of being somewhere in Italy or Greece.

Visited March 2014
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Milwaukee, WI
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Delicious food and lovely atmosphere”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Kellari Taverna was a delicious greek treat and the service efficiently got us to our play on time. I ordered the grilled octopus and it came out perfectly cooked and deliciously prepared. My son ordered the spanakopita which had more spinach than usual and he cleaned his plate too. I would recommend this restaurant for a variety of flavors. Make a reservation on Open Table as the restaurant was full.

Visited March 2014
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Queenstown, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Sadly, I found my latest visit to Kellari to be surprisingly average. It still has a nice vibe, but may be a little tired vs. it's formative competition (Milos, Ammos, Pylos, etc.). My food was on the tepid side and I actually sent one dish back as it seemed to have been sitting too long before serving. Service remains excellent and both the menu and wine list are memorable. Hopefully, this was an off night - I look forward to coming back for a another try.

  • Visited March 2014
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Ottawa
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144 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

This was a location for a business dinner with pre-set dinner for a group about 50 conference attendees and everyone enjoyed the food and service with no complaints. Their food was excellent with a nice ambiance for a classy Greek food restaurant. Nice selection of fish, chicken and other options as well as nice selection of wines. The food, the service, and the attention from the owner is a nice touch. It looked like a very popular place as it was completely filled and it also has a quick service option at the bar. I would recommend that you reserve a table and plan ahead. It is close to Times Square. Ideal for pre or post Broadway shows as the food and service are exceptional.

  • Visited March 2014
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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great dining experience”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Just loved this place...went on a recommendation from my aunt...went early, before a show, Advice, make a reservation! or you might be disappointed.The fish is so fresh and delicious, cooked to perfection and served to you by your waiter. A little exotic,

Visited May 2013
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