The newest addition to the group, Kellari’s Parea, located at 36 East 20th Street between Park Avenue South and Broadway is a traditional Greek restaurant, a Greek bistro that extends the restaurant group’s reputation for hospitality in a warm, welcoming and relaxed setting. As the name suggests (parea means group of friends in Greek), Kellari’s Parea is an ideal place for friends to gather for a casual meal, to share mezedes (small plates) and Greek pizzas along with an excellent selection of Greek wines, all in a homey neighborhood place that diners can return to frequently.
In addition, Kellari’s Parea is a green restaurant. The interior design makes use of recycled and reclaimed wood, recyled paper is used for the menus and business cards, and the cooking oil is repurposed into biodiesel. Everything in the restaurant, from the physical environment to the food, is natural and organic.
The design pays subtle tribute to the Kellari name (kellari is Greek for wine cellar) with American oak wine barrels, displays of wine, and wood-beamed ceilings. The rustic design replicates the feeling of a country house on an Ionian island, warm with earth tones of beige and brown, cozy, comfortable, yet still elegant. The honey-toned floors and terracotta red ceiling wrap guests in a warm embrace.
Best Known For...
"Yesterday's Lamb," Thin Crust Pizza, Daily Specials, Lamb Chunk, and 20 pastas.