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Kellari Taverna

19 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-5902
+1 212-221-0144
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“spanakopita” (42 reviews)
“seafood” (74 reviews)
“greek salad” (41 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30 Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
19 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-5902
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Kellari Taverna
1. Warm Atmosphere
"This is a wonderful spot for those that crave fresh fish."
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2. Great Service
" Wonderful, well-prepared fresh fish and Greek salad."
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3. Perfect New York Location
See reviews that mention the theater district
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1 - 10 of 728 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As you walk into the restaurant, you automatically feel like you are taken away from the busy streets of NYC and placed in Europe. We did the Pre-Theatre dining menu, and chose the 3 course option for $42. It was delicious! We each had the...More

Thank Emilie Z
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

By far one of the best meals we had in our week long visit to NY! Food was delicious ( the lamb special was wonderful!) and the ambiance perfect for a romantic dinner , wish we had had more time to enjoy it! We arrived...More

Thank warrencat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been here a few years ago when we visited NYC and the restaurant was fantastic back then so we decided to visit again. What a disappointment!! The service was over the top annoying. The waiter was very pushy and we just wanted a small...More

Thank My-voice-oz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pre theatre menu is a bargain and the food is wonderful...grilled fish always my favorite and octopus in zucchini was wonderful. Deserts are also delightful as well as the service, thanks John!!

Thank Dad527
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal. The service was fantastic. Two of us ordered from the theater menu, two ordered ala carte. Fish, chicken and seafood with orzo were all delicious. Beautiful place, very relaxing meal. After dinner we could stroll over to our show. Would...More

Thank Carolyn D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a poor first experience I thought I would give them another try. Ordered appetizers at the bar - luke warm at best - just disappointing for the prices. Good wine list. Good atmosphere. Love the cheese and olives but need to pay more attention...More

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for dinner with a party of five. The food was excellent with a wide-ranging wine list. Obviously the fish was wonderful.

Thank ZZ12404
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s great not to have to rush through dinner to get to the theatre on time. The wait staff is very aware of the time. The service is very good. The food is very good. The decor is very pleasant.

Thank Phyllis M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An easy walk from the theatre district. This place has great octopus and a very good wine list. I was alone and they made me feel very welcome.

Thank waldshut
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Went to the restaurant on Friday June 8 to have the Sustainable Lobster Feast. What the restaurant's website doesn't tell you is that the Lobster Feast is only available on Sunday. When we pointed out that the website does not state that Lobster Feast is...More

Thank iredy
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Amy S
23 April 2018|
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Response from libbyw99 | Reviewed this property |
I would say businesss casual - At night, some are going to a B'way show after the 6:00 pm seating, or before the 10:00 pm seating.
Amy S
23 April 2018|
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Response from Marianne G | Reviewed this property |
Business Casual
16 February 2018|
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Response from AnitaNewportBch | Reviewed this property |
Sorry the background music was perfectly balanced so as not to take away from conversation or enjoying the meal. It may well have been Greek but so discreet that I can not say for sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$70
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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 chefs. 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.
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