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Kellari Taverna

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Midtown
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19 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-5902 (Between 5th & 6th Aves)
+1 212-221-0144
Today
11:30 - 11:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 11:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time we have eaten here and really enjoyed it. We ate off the fixed price menu and had two very good courses for $34.95/head. My wife had excellent lobster bisque and I had the spinach and ricotta in filo pastry and both were excellent. We were also given a bread basket which came with houmus and olives which were... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had two courses, one beer and a carafe of wine. The total price was $200. The restaurant specialises in fresh fish and we did enjoy the food. But we left feeling completely fooled as a price tag of $120 would have been more appropriate.

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Larchmont, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food & service are always excellent. The seafood is incredibly fresh & flavorful. And the atmosphere is warm & comfortable. We have eaten here many times & it never disappoints.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Came here upon the recommendation of a local friend. I was staying at the Sofitel which was a hop,skip, and a jump away from the restaurant. We came for a light lunch and were warmly greeted and seated. The grilled calamari was to die for. The char and flavor was perfection. We shared the shrimp salad which was flavorful and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I really wanted a typical Greek salad and their salad is different...good...but no lettuce. We also had the octopus appetizer and it was very good as well as the Brazini whole fish. The bread and olive oil was very good...great oil. The service was good....the restaurant was a bit noisy but full of vibes. We did not have reservation...kind 'a... More 

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Streetsboro, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I ate here on my first night in the city. I made reservations based on Trip advisor reviews.The atmosphere was very quaint and pretty, decorated for the holidays. Food was delicious and the staff excellent. I would eat here again and I highly recommend this restaurant. The only downfall was our table was cramped in by the bar even though... More 

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Ford City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Great restaurant with outstanding service and excellent menu. Our experience was tarnished by having been seated by the bar despite having had reservations for several weeks. It was a special occasion for us only to be appalled by debris falling from construction on our table and food. The Maitre de reseated is after a 15 minute wait, but we were... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Pre-Christmas evening drinks at the bar with friends. Cocktails no sooner ordered than done. Efficient and delicious. Ordered tapas; also delicious especially the lamb riblets and the dips with pita bread. A good way to spend an evening. The next day my partner and I had lunch there. Prix fixed menu. Mistake. My chicken main meal was rather dry and... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Ate here with another couple while we were visiting NYC for the holiday season. Food was very good but overpriced even for New York city. Friendly service and nice decor. I had the chicken dinner and a salad. $35.00 was a bit pricey for my taste.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The venue is terrific, very enjoyable interior. Looked like a great bar, but went straight to our table. Selection was a wide range of main course food types, seafood with fresh caught fish and salmon, veal chops, vegetarian and chicken. Appetizers were filling with hummus refilled. Would definately return to try other menu options. The service was still slow and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 60
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 11:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 11:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 11:30
Thursday
11:30 - 11:30
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-5902
    (Between 5th & 6th Aves)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-221-0144
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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