Kellari Taverna

4.6
2672 reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
"The dining experience should be sharing appetizers so that everybody can get to taste different flavors and textures " Chef Gregory Zapantis.

"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.

Support Kellari Taverna during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • 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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2672 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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travelingguy
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, ambiance, attention to detail. My first time there. Will definitely be back.

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Babakoula
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

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Chris
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to like this place and definitely did.

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Happy2bNappie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ErvinJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was delicious and the amount of food just right. If you like seafood I recommend the mussel.

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malbarda
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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!

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CandieS
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing place. Great customer. Especially for date night

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Food was bland, cold, had to ask for everything more than once. Bathroom was barely clean.

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TheBrowns
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The ambiance, service, and wine were great. The food was average.

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lextraveler
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SheilaG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was awesome but food was just okay. I expected more from the cuisine.

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vipDinkP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So great to be back at this fantastic place! The hosts and waitstaff seemed genuinely pleased to welcome diners back.

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.
Steve Baker
Alexandria, VA

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vipPablo
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent Branzino and fried calamari was exquisite. Seafood is definitely their specialty.

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vipDCjade
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KarenV
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipCharmed
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipImpresario
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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vipStanleyW
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly and professional. Great food.

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NatalieD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with very friendly staff. Good food and vine.

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Sammy
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent birthday dinner -- the grilled fish was delicious and nice white Greek wine on the house

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SaraK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AnnD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful spot for dinner! The service was impeccable and the food was so fresh and delicious. Will definitely return again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mother’s Day!

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vipSteveA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Foods great, great service. Nice vibe.

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StephenJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. Tables well spaced for social distancing. Our server Elizabeth was awesome, very knowledgeable and had great recommendations.

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vipBobB
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLordy
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mussels ever!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipUKGourmet
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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SohSoh
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and atmosphere. Highly accommodating and attentive staff. Great for groups.

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vipHeatherC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service - would recommend.

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MackenzieM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for brunch. Great service and they do a great bottomless!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job is spacing with social distancing! Can’t wait to go back again soon!

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fabman
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Greek restaurant! Probably the most authentic outside Greece

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vipClovia
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was terrific. Nikos is the best.

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PrachitP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had business lunch at Kellari. Great food great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mimosas and brunch

FAQs

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.

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