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Kellari Taverna

19 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036 40.75507 -73.980534
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-221-0144 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$$

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    7 out of 10


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Mon-Sat, 11:30am-midnight; Sun, 11:30am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

7 at Fifth Ave.; B, D, F, M at 42nd St.-Bryant Park



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Theater District
  • Online Ordering
  • Catering
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

38th St. to 49th St., Lexington Ave. to Ninth Ave.


With its tall, beamed ceilings, wine barrels, and fresh fish on ice, this cacophonous restaurant evokes a Greek market-side taverna. A sign above the bar reads “enter as strangers, leave as friends,” and the motto extends to the menu, which encourages sharing. Starters span the usual spreads, feta-heavy salads, and some distinguished bites like beef-and-cracked wheat meatballs in a rich red wine sauce, and authentic saganaki—cheese aflame with ouzo. Fish by the pound, simply grilled with lemon and olive oil, is the main draw, with seasonal offerings ranging from red snapper to red sea bream and buttery pompano. A plump plaki of roasted sea bass, slathered with creamy tomato sauce, is also delicious. Generous portions mean you may not make it to dessert.

Recommended Dishes

Kavourokeftedes, $16.95; plaki, $32.95; pompano, $29.95 per lb.