Before an event at the Harvard Club a few weeks ago, RG and I met up at the nearby Kellari Taverna for a quick drink and a much-needed chat. After doing some slightly inappropriate awkward hovering over a couple waiting for a table, I snagged a table and two cushy chairs once the couple vacated. Soon RG and I were settled in with a Corona (for him) and an enormous pot of green tea (for me), which provided about five cups' worth of warming goodness.
And then came the stealth awesomeness: unbidden, a plate of delicious nibbles arrived at our table. A half dozen hearty chunks of pecorino cheese, a handful of marinated olives, and some crostini formed the selection, which (apparently?) is given gratis to people having a drink in Kellari's bar area during happy hour. It was delicious, and all the more delicious for being surprising and free.
Especially given dearth of good happy-hour options near Times Square, this gracious gesture rocketed Kellari up my standings. Check it out for yourself, and enjoy the free rewards...
19 W. 44th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues