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Kellari Taverna, New York, NY

Kellari Taverna

4.6
4.6
6236 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
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 Executive Chef. The Kellari dessert menu includes innovative specialties such as warm sokolata with goat milk vanilla ice cream as as well as traditional favorites such as Baklava and Galaktoboureko. Kellari Taverna offers an extensive international wine list featuring a large selection of Greek wines.

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2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 74 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 221-0144

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Our goal is to make sure that your event, or a Private event at your house, is a great success. We bring our Greek hospitality to you and make sure your event runs smoothly and successfully.

  • Private party facilities

    Kellari offers a range from semi-private, to full buyout options. Events range from cocktail & hors d'oeuvres to seated coursed dining. Lunch, Dinner & Brunches...Baby & Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, Graduation & Birthday Parties & any event that calls for a celebration.

  • Private party contact

    Andreas Aktipis: (855) 900-9455

  • Neighbourhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Cross Street

    Between 5th & 6th Ave

  • Parking Details

    Metered parking on the street from 6:00PM - Midnight, Monday – Saturday using the New York MUNI meters. Sunday is FREE all day. Indoor parking: Hippodrome Garage is conveniently located 50 West 44th Street between 5th and 6th(nigh to 6th on right)

  • Public 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

  • Entertainment

    We have regular entertainment for special occasions such as our Greek Night! Visit our website or Facebook page for more information!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,236 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RL

    RhondaL

    Central Coast

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent even though it was a little pricey. We arrived near the end of the evening so staff was short handed.
  2. MW

    MattW

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Greek food everyone at our table had ever had. The Kellari chips, Greek Salad, Lavraki, and Tzatziki were the standouts. I think the only thing we didn't love was the clove flavor of the Baklava.
  3. AS

    AllenS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, very good food.
  4. C

    Carol

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The four of us who dined and are familiar with Greek food had a wonderful evening. The decor is lovely, noise level low, and service great. Our server, Lefteri, recommended a bottle of Ktima Dropi Agorigitiko, which was a wonderful choice. We tried the Kellari chips which are thinly sliced eggplant and zucchini slices deep fried served with tzatziki. Very tasty. We all did the price fixed dinner and started with either the avgolemono or mushroom soup. Both great. Next came lamb chops and lamb shanks; both were large portions and quite good. We finished with galaktoboureko, chocolate lava cake or yogurt cake. All in all, a wonderful restaurant for a night of really superior Greek food. Highly recommend.
  5. NY

    NYCDiner

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was superb. We had the grilled kalamari and grilled octopus to start. Both were tender, tasty. Youvetsi, kotopoulo, sea bass and lavraki for our mains. The chicken breast was a wee bit dry. Fish was beyond excellent. Consistently simple, good Greek food. Would appreciate an additional non-sea food appetizer… keftedes or loukanika. Can’t beat the location
  6. SG

    SusanG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I requested under my reservation comment area that I would like a quiet table. When I arrived, it turned out that they had a large party plus a live band. They offered to move us, but we would have been next to a busy bar, or the front door with people coming in and out and the noise from the band would have been heard everywhere anyway. We are all seniors …70’s& 80’s. They were very nice, but it was an impossible situation for us. I mentioned to the hostess that I requested a quiet table and she said she saw it. I think we should have been contacted ahead of time because we would have changed our reservation. I had parked my car and already committed to a parking expense. We left and walked to a different restaurant nearby for dinner. It was a disappointment.
  7. A

    Augustus

    Atlanta

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I live in Atlanta and love Greek food especially at Kyma where Chef Pano is amazing so I felt at home with the great Greek food here! The do spinach, charcoal Calamari and the Mediterranean Sea Bass were 🔥Eleftherio was a great hostess.
  8. RS

    RichardS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kellari Tavern is a highlight of our visits to NYC. Know that we will have a wonderful meal and be well taken care of!
  9. AJ

    AliciaJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal at Kellari Taverna. Great food, atmosphere - overall great place to dine.
  10. SY

    SteveY

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luis was terrific server, he took great care of us. The food was delicious as always.
  11. M

    Matt

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, very nice restaurant, great design and good service
  12. DJ

    DukeJr

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific midtown Greek staple, food and service are exceptional…they never miss!!!
  13. t

    thedolllady

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    outside table so had usual expected street noise. Most of us did fixed price lunch. We all very much enjoyed our food. Made 11:30 reservations, knowing for 9 people it would be slower than for 4. Had 2 PM theater tickets. They weren't ready for us when we got there @11:28. Took at least 5 minutes. Service was SLOW. We think they didn't have enough waiters for all the outside tables. We were all the way at end, 2 storefronts down. Despite requests, even after 15 minutes water glasses not refilled. (I actually finished my personal water bottle since glass was empty for so long!) 45 minutes prior to our having to leave we were served. Order was missed for someone who hadn't ordered the fixed price. When that meal was served 10-15 minutes later we informed the waiter that we needed to leave in 30 minutes and asked for check and dessert. 5 minutes before we wanted to leave we got desserts and check. When CC handed over, again said we were at risk of being late. CC was not processed immediately--had to wait again. We ran to the theater, difficult for a bunch of older women, were last ones into a show that didn't allow late arrivals. Had 2-3 minutes before curtain. Extremely frustrating.
  14. LF

    LeslieF

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food and Waiter Service. Very pleasant evening !
  15. h

    heleneats

    Miami - Dade

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outdoors for quiet. Service and food were exceptional
  16. j

    joel

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Happy Hour
  17. e

    etienneb

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We presented early, table was immediately available, smiling staff and warm welcome. Food was great, but AC was blasting.
  18. MT

    MerylT

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Return customers - Very good to excellent on all points! Can’t wait to return.
  19. KM

    KimM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Service was great. Went for a friends birthday dinner. It’s just an all-around great restaurant and it’s really pretty
  20. DI

    DIanneA

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I really liked the food. We had an amazing wine recommendation from Michael. The service was friendly and great. We had the Mediterranean Sea bass, the Greek salad, the mushroom ravioli and an amazing dessert. I cannot remember what the name of it but it was so good!
  21. EO

    EricO

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent overall experience, would definitely go back again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in we knew we were gonna have a good time , the hostess very friendly and accommodating she gave us a nice table in the back where it was cooler . We told our server that we had Very little time to eat because we had to to go to a show And he promptly got our food We ordered the chicken skewers with a Gorgeous Greek salad The Greek salad so fresh u can see by the bright colors of the tomatoes and cucumbers , our chicken skewers cooked to perfection the chicken was tender and delicious , just when we thought we were done our server Luis convinced us to have dessert he suggested the baklava with a light cappuccino . Everything was amazing we will definitely go back next week to try the rest of the menu
  23. F

    Foodfan

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambience and service was great. Food was delicious! Had a great pre-theater lunch there. Would go back again!
  24. E

    Eb21

    San Francisco

    88 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    Our first time on June 20th was a great experience so we decided to go a second time. The waiter was unfriendly and unprofessional. He put the cutlery from the starters onto the table that we had to use it for the main courses as well. Our seating was uncomfortable and the chefs special starter Tuna tartare was not available. So sad…..
  25. MM

    MikeM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Never disappoints Always a great meal
  26. k

    katem

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Felt quite ignored - like fodder really had to wait ages to be served and even longer to get bill and escape
  27. NJ

    NancyJ

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious albeit a bit too noisy. Still great food and service. I come here every time I am in NYC
  28. SH

    SheilaH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved this place! It is so opened and white and spacious. Food great and so was the service
  29. TB

    TonyB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    This was our first time at this restaurant, we were there for lunch. There were only two us at a small table. It was incredibly loud to the point where we could barely hear other. The service was "extremely slow". It took almost 45 minutes just to get the appetizer, then, well over a half hour after that, to get the main course. After a few complaints to the manager, explaining to her that we had to get back to the office, our main course arrived. She came by to apologize for the delays, explaining that they were short staffed. She comped our meal, which was a very nice gesture and much appreciated. Even though they did the right thing, I'm not sure that we would ever go back.
  30. TF

    TrevorF

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great as usual for a business lunch.
  31. ML

    MelissaL

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I liked the food very much. We started with happy hour drinks and appetizer, which were outstanding.
  32. E

    Eb21

    San Francisco

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely evening with very friendly and attentive service, really good food and excellent wine from the extraordinary wine list
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Father’s Day
  34. DW

    DavidW

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We have been here in December 2021 and it was magical. We sat inside and the staff was very attentive and the food excellent. This time not so much. Perhaps it was because we were outside, but the staff was not as attentive, despite being not very busy. This time the food was OK. The seafood grill was mostly overcooked. The grilled vegetables were quite good. The bread was excellent. The cappuccino was lukewarm. I will give this restaurant another try while in NYC and hope it will be like my first visit with this last visit being an anomaly. If this had been my first visit I would not go back, sorry to say
  35. LD

    LosinDenver

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were in the city for one night. We love Greek food having spent some time traveling the country. The food at Kellari was authentic. We highly recommend the octopus appetizer. The service was impeccable.
  36. S

    Sunny

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Been going to Kellari since 2008….sorry to say that it isn’t operating as it used to. Understandably prices have risen but portions for appetizers, salads, and sides have extremely diminished…half the feta on the Greek salad, side of roasted vegetables was small And mostly green peppers, kellari chip portion was small for $24….so many better values for Mediterranean dining in the city.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! The food was delicious, the service excellent.
  38. MG

    MerrickG

    San Francisco

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and great food. Service was excellent. We go again.
  39. j

    jodiedawn

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Prices are up alot from a few yrsd ago. The portions were not large. As seniors, we could not hear overselves over the music.
  40. SQ

    SusieQ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved the number of choices and had a hard time choosing our meals. We each chose something different so we could share. The yogurt cake for dessert was out of this world good!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Kellari Taverna does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Kellari Taverna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 221-0144.

Kellari Taverna is rated 4.6 stars by 6236 OpenTable diners.

Kellari Taverna does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 74 times today
Google Map for Kellari Taverna

19 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between 5th & 6th Ave

  • Neighbourhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Metered parking on the street from 6:00PM - Midnight, Monday – Saturday using the New York MUNI meters. Sunday is FREE all day. Indoor parking: Hippodrome Garage is conveniently located 50 West 44th Street between 5th and 6th(nigh to 6th on right)

  • Public 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

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Entertainment

    We have regular entertainment for special occasions such as our Greek Night! Visit our website or Facebook page for more information!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 221-0144

  • Catering

    Our goal is to make sure that your event, or a Private event at your house, is a great success. We bring our Greek hospitality to you and make sure your event runs smoothly and successfully.

  • Private party facilities

    Kellari offers a range from semi-private, to full buyout options. Events range from cocktail & hors d'oeuvres to seated coursed dining. Lunch, Dinner & Brunches...Baby & Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, Graduation & Birthday Parties & any event that calls for a celebration.

  • Private party contact

    Andreas Aktipis: (855) 900-9455

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