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Kellari Taverna

19 W. 44th St. (Fifth & Sixth Aves.) Send to Phone
212-221-0144 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A classic Hellenic culinary experience awaits in Midtown.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Mon.-Sat.
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Kellari Taverna Restaurant Review

: The name Kellari, "cellar" in Greek, refers to the 250 bottles of wine on offer and certainly not the space. With its soaring church-style ceilings and spacious dining room, it is anything but subterranean. The style is one of classic simplicity; the color scheme of warm beige tones, exposed beams of natural wood and white drapery create a soothing atmosphere in which to linger over the Greek and Mediterranean menu of traditional taverna selections. Mezedes, or small plates, include grilled kalamari in lemon and phyllo pies with spinach, feta and leeks. The oven-roasted orzo with shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams is moist and delicately flavored. Chilean sea bass in tomato braised with onions, caper berries and potatoes is far more robust.

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Average rating    5
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Best Greek/Mediterranean in Manhattan!
by wineguyd on Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:41 am
 
Kellari is a midtown gem, situated on a landmark street with the Harvard Club and Algonquin hotel as neighbors. Fresh fish and seafood is the specialty. I had the Octopodi(octopus) which was hands down the best I've ever had…so tender it was like diver scallops and it was lightly grilled with capers, roasted red peppers, diced onions and extra virgin olive oil. They have a great pre and post theater prix fixe menu that is a bargain and has many of their signature dishes. On weekends they offer a prix fixe brunch menu that is fun and delicious as well as a dinner time lobster feast on Sundays. I had the grilled Lavraki(Bronzino) as a main it was superb, butterflied and deboned and simply prepared…it was about the fish and no distracting camouflage. We had a bottle of an unusual Greek white called Aidani which reminded me of a Muscadet Sur Lie…great match to the fish(kellari reportedly has the largest selection of Greek Wines of any restaurant in the US). For dessert I had the Black and White Kormos, hedonistic and reminded me of cookie dough for grown ups. Overall we had an extremely memorable meal, service was professional, friendly and not intrusive. We are already planning our next meal there.
 
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