"Many people ask me if this is Greek Cuisine , and I don’t know what to compare it to, either to Greek cuisine of 1962 or 2009, but my answer is a seafood restaurant with a Greek Flare to it " Chef Gregory Zapantis.
"Our Menu of Simply Grilled fish but simplicity with elegance ! " Chef Gregory Zapantis.
"we are bringing to the people of Washington Something they haven’t experienced before " Chef Anthony Acinapura.
Kellari Taverna is very sensitive to sustainable seafood.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
grilled squid with fresh lemon EV and oregano
Grilled Whole Fish
lemon, olive oil, capers and fresh herbs (30 minutes preparation)
Great food, service, ambiance, attention to detail. My first time there. Will definitely be back.
The newly renovated Kellari has a more pleasing ambiance than before and the service was friendly, efficient and very helpful. The food, however, has not improved and it is overpriced! Staples of Greek cuisine, like the iconic saganaki, were not available even though listed on the menu. All in all , I was disappointed by the experience especially since I was hosting friends and I was introducing some of them to Greek gastronomy.
I wanted to like this place and definitely did.
Went for 3 course brunch & mimosas on a Sunday. Everything was delicious! I had Spanakopita, Salmon Benedict & Greek Cheesecake. Ambiance was clean, classic & cozy. I will be going back.
the food was delicious and the amount of food just right. If you like seafood I recommend the mussel.
Needed a last minute reservation for a large group and Kellari could accommodate us. They set up a large outdoor table and we enjoyed various appetizers and main courses which were shared among all of us. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating. Recommended for great Greek food and service!
Amazing place. Great customer. Especially for date night
Food was bland, cold, had to ask for everything more than once. Bathroom was barely clean.
The ambiance, service, and wine were great. The food was average.
Everything about our evening at Kellari Taverna was perfect. We were celebrating a birthday and management helped us celebrate with several thoughtful gestures. The food was excellent, the ambiance pleasant and the service was warm and attentive. Overall, a great evening!
Service was awesome but food was just okay. I expected more from the cuisine.
So great to be back at this fantastic place! The hosts and waitstaff seemed genuinely pleased to welcome diners back.
Kellari Taverna is one of our favorite Washington restaurants. What a treat to return to Kellari last Saturday evening now that my wife and I have been vaccinated. Very helpful staff. Great menu. Greek music on the first Friday of a month should be starting again soon.
Excellent Branzino and fried calamari was exquisite. Seafood is definitely their specialty.
Grabbed lunch with a girlfriend. Had the special which was Arctic char over Spinach risotto. Delicious. There was only one other occupied table inside the restaurant and another outside. Hopefully the restaurant got busier especially since it was a Friday.
Dinner at Kellari Taverna was a Mother's Day gift from my son. My husband and I were greeted by very friendly staff, and we were made to feel very welcome. Service was impeccable, the menu choices were very good, and the food was delicious. We especially enjoyed the warm, toasted thick slices of bread served with hummus while we waited for our appetizers - grilled Kalamari, and warm cheesy Spanakopita. Delicious! We will be back!
We had dinner with family we had not seen in a very long time. On arrival, we were warmly welcomed, and received excellent service throughout the evening. The inside tables were arranged into distanced, private spaces. Outdoor seating was also available. The food was outstanding and we each enjoyed three excellent courses. Entrees included delicious lamb chops and fish. We were even treated to a dessert wine at the end. We were very pleased with everything, and plan to return soon.
Our a party of three visited Kellari for Sunday brunch. The restaurant features a bottomless option of mimosas or bloody Mary’s for $40 along with a three course meal. The dining room is very elegantly appointed, the wait staff is superb, and the vibe is very friendly. It is one of our go to places for a delicious Sunday brunch in Washington DC. While this is primarily a Greek seafood restaurant, the brunch offerings are varied and include a number of egg dishes as well as traditional choices like lamb salad and chicken souvlaki. Highly recommended!
Always friendly and professional. Great food.
Great place with very friendly staff. Good food and vine.
Excellent birthday dinner -- the grilled fish was delicious and nice white Greek wine on the house
Staff were welcoming and helpful. Food was, as usual, delicious--simply and elegantly presented. As a bonus, we were celebrating a birthday and were offered a glass of bubbly, extra servings of wine, and a two bite-sized yummy yogurt cake, compliments of the house.
What a wonderful spot for dinner! The service was impeccable and the food was so fresh and delicious. Will definitely return again soon.
Love this place. Foods great, great service. Nice vibe.
Highly recommended. Tables well spaced for social distancing. Our server Elizabeth was awesome, very knowledgeable and had great recommendations.
Even as the regular I am--Sunday was especially good. Chris did an outstanding job serving our group of 6 and making everyone feel comfortable, Greg was also very helpful and we appreciated both the comp champagne and the great dessert. We had friends in from Ohio and it was a special treat. Well done for sure
Best mussels ever!
The food was fresh and delicious, and the service was exceptional. A+ service from Niko.... the best restaurant experience I've had living in DC for over a decade.
Nico the host/server was absolutely fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and he looked after us wonderfully. I'd come back to the restaurant just to be served by him! the food was excellent. can highly recommend the octopus and sea bass - beautifully cooked.
Great meal and atmosphere. Highly accommodating and attentive staff. Great for groups.
Delicious food, excellent service - would recommend.
Perfect place for brunch. Great service and they do a great bottomless!
Great job is spacing with social distancing! Can’t wait to go back again soon!
Delicious Greek restaurant! Probably the most authentic outside Greece
Food and service was terrific. Nikos is the best.
We had business lunch at Kellari. Great food great service!
We love this place. We go every year on our anniversary trip to DC. There are many little touches that make your experience here fantastic. Both with food and service. If you get Nicco say hi for us. He’s the best!
It was lovely. We ate outside. I am so glad they reopened. It was nice to feel normal in this pandemic. We felt welcomed. The staff is so nice and the management is great.
Great mimosas and brunch
Kellari Taverna does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Kellari Taverna also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 535-5274.
Kellari Taverna is rated 4.6 stars by 2672 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.