19 W 44th St, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.755474 -73.980856
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown Center
I love coming there! Sometimes it is a little bit crowded but you don't feel it due to the space! it is definitely worth anything! Food is just perfect, excellent service and very convenient location! Amazing restaurant week menu!
Big Disappointment – Maybe it was the fact that it was Sunday Brunch. Or maybe this is just not a good restaurant anymore. I had Sunday Brunch at Kellari's with 10 people and not one of the people in the group was happy with the food. It took forever to get the food - this while there were only two or three other tables with diners. Once we received the food no one got food that was warmer than room temperature. There was barely any actual Greek food on the menu. I ordered Greek Toast and it turned out to be french toast and nothing more. I will never come back to this place even though maybe the food is more Greek at dinner. I couldn't care less. If you don't want to be bothered with brunch then don't open your restaurant. Yuck!
Terrific Greek Cuisine – We had a wonderful Valentine's dinner there. The seafood, while a bit expensive, was wonderful. Octopus, squid and whole fish were delicious. Our server was very nice but she should not have been working in this place, yet. Still too green. She had help from the wine captain and the floor manager so it was not a disaster but just a bit too many times craning my head to see where xxx was (water, wine, food,dessert menu, etc.)
We will return. Highly recommend a coupon at restaurantdotcom. We saved $50 off the bill with wine!
Very nice restaurant – I had never dined at Kellari and decided to try. We were a party of 8 with reservations for 6pm. Arrived early and had cocktails at the bar. The bar offers a selection of Greek olives, crackers, dips and cheeses to munch on while enjoying a cocktail of your choice. The Sangria (Red or White) is excellent.
Dinner was nice - very traditional Greek menu which means alot of fish. This is definately not the place for a non-seafood eater. There is 1 chicken dish, 1 steak dish and 1 lamb dish offered. A few of us commented that the entrees seemd below par in comparison to the appetizers offered. The salmon entree, while very fresh and delicious could have been warmer upon presentation and an Ozo and seafood dish had clams that were not cleaned properly so you had "grit" and there were "broken clam" shells in the pasta. Fortunately I had my glasses on so I could pick out the bits of shell.
Should we have told the server; probably. But everything else was fine.
Personally I would not return here for dinner only due to the lack of "non-seafood" offerings. However I definately would like to return for cocktails and appetizers at the bar with friends.
Robbed of my money – I am being slight dramatic its true - I've frequented this for lunch as the $25 pre fix is pretty good value and tasty for a slightly fancier midtown place. The dinner situation is pleasant but the pricing got waaay out of control. I think the vino was by the glass at north of $13 perhaps (rather steep) and where we really got hosed was the fish - the best fish in greece we were told and if you buy it, it serves two - its $35 a lb or so, waiter confirmed we'd get a pound or thereabouts. Bill comes and the fish was $78!! without tax or tip - it was nice I suppose but for that money you should be getting a plate full of fecking kobe fillet with gold leaf bernaise I reckon as opposed to a lightly grilled piece of greek haddock with chips (okay, quite nice lemon roasted juliened potatoes - $180 total for this meal where we shared the main course was ridiculous - I'll be back but only for lunch and only b/c I was on expenses. Overall the servers were a bit bewildered. I was waiting for someone to join me for about 10 mins and 2 different people tried to steal my soon to arrive dining partners place setting - one of them tried twice despite my protests! A sequence of may 10 people in total attended to us which seemed very inefficient and didn't really make one feel like one was receiving "good" service - rather served to discombobulate the whole thing.....
Amazing – Great place to have a dinner and good time with friends.. Service was perfect.. The server seemed to be able to read my mind.. Everything I needed was delivered before I even asked for it.. Great decor and delicious food.. I will definitelly go back and hopefully make this place a regular place to eat..
Celebrate the Holidays With Kellari – If you are looking for something to do for the holiday, come to Kellari Taverna on Christmas Eve. There will be live Greek music and dance starting at 8 pm.
Also, Kellari Taverna will be open all night on New Year's Eve, broadcasting the Times Square celebration, and boasting our own live entertainment.
Come Celebrate the Holidays with your "Friends & Family" at Kellari.
Good everything – Kellari has delicious and fresh seafood. The restaurant itself is beautiful and conveniently located near Grand Central Station. I can't think of a bad thing to say about Kellari. I'd definitely go back.
Poor is an understatement..... – A waiter took my order and disappeared. After 20 minutes I called over another person who when I asked where was my waiter they promptly brought me a dessert menu. That was just the beginning but the bottom line is the food is not worth the price. If you are not a New Yorker you will probably think it is wonderful due to the decor and better than average menu. But as a New Yorker I can tell you that there is better in this city and at half the price. After an ok meal, I once again asked where my waiter went; I never did get an answer. You want good greek food go to Astoria.
Very good – Went here with a group of people for lunch. Had the prix-fixe. Good bargain, compared to other nyc restaurants. Everything was very fresh (fish was excellent). Baklava was very good. Satisfying and fulfilling meal. Will go back.
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