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505 Columbus Avenue, Between 84 & 85 Street, New York City, NY 10024 (Manhattan)
212-873-0200
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Ranked #915 of 11,771 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $7 - $23
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
Neighborhood:
Upper West Side
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between West 84th and 85th Streets
Transit: B & C trains to West 86th Street, 1 train to Broadway & 86 Street
Description: Chef Michael Psilakis and partner Donatella Arpaia have moved their rustic Greek gem, Kefi, to a larger space at 505 Columbus Avenue. The new, 200-seat interior evokes the feeling of a palatial Greek hideaway broken up into several smaller dining rooms to keep Kefi’s intimate appeal. The menu of favorites straight from Psilakis’ childhood will remain the same with some new additions. Signature dishes like Baccala, crispy-fried cod with garlic potatoes and tomato, Grilled Octopus with bean salad, and Hilopita, baked pasta with rabbit ragout and béchamel are still on offer. Additions include Grilled Sardines with chopped “Greek Salad” and garlic sauce, Macaronia Spestofai, tubular pasta with Greek sausage, peppers, onions, tomato and feta and an entirely new section of Greek Sandwiches featuring house-made sausages and pork and lamb gyro.
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

For lunch, I ordered the sheep milk dumplings, which came in a tasty tomato sauce with spicy lamb sausage, spinach, and pine nuts, topped with a generous amount of feta. I sopped any remaining sauce up with their crusty bread. Yum! I will be back!

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Asked a server in another restaurant where she would go for Greek food. She immediately said "Kefi". Thought we'd give it a try, and it was the best decision of our day! Arrived at 8pm on a busy Saturday evening with no reservation. The place was heaving and every table occupied, but they still managed to find us a table... More 

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Jacksonville
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I've been to Kefi with my daughter who lives on the upper west side and have never been disappointed. We ate here during the Thanksgiving holiday season. It was cold out and we had to take a table in front which was a bit drafty, but the food was an excellent value and the service was very good. Total bill... More 

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Great Neck, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went here for an early dinner on a Sunday night...great food! Flavorful, well-presented and reasonably priced. We're going back!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife, daughter and I had brunch on a Sunday. It wasn't too crowded at 1:30 PM. Service was good. My wife had an egg white vegetable crepe which she said was very good. My daughter had a steak salad which was good because I tasted the steak. I had a pork souvlaki which wasn't as good. There wasn't a... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We loved the Greek food at Kefi. It was in a great location and it was so homey looking when you walked inside. It looked really small but it had plenty of space in a downstairs seating area. It had a great fix priced menu for $16.95. You got to pick an appetizer, entree and a dessert. We had 3... More 

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New York City, New York
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280 reviews 280 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had lunch with a friend and was unimpressed. The menus is a mix of Greek and Middle Eastern. I had a falafel sandwich that was fine, but not great. The falafel was good, but the sandwich was hard to eat and the potato chips on the side were burned. My friend ordered a salad that literally just looked like lettuce.... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Early 3 course dinner from 3-6 pm-$16.95 well worth it. Appetizer, entree, & dessert. Many good choices. All portions ample for sharing. Apps- 12 mussels in wine sauce with gigante beans, feta. Lots of flavor. Meat balls (2 large) , roasted garlic, olives, tomato. A special treat. Entre- grilled branzino, potato, olive, tomato. Grilled on both sides, two good large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Kefi Early 3 course dinner from 3-6 pm-$16.95 well worth it. Appetizer, entree, & dessert. Many good choices. All portions ample for sharing. Apps- 12 mussels in wine sauce with gigante beans, feta. Lots of flavor. Meat balls (2 large) , roasted garlic, olives, tomato. A special treat. Entre- grilled branzino, potato, olive, tomato. Grilled on both sides, two good... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Despite its size, feels like smaller family run establishment . Very much appreciated waiter's non condescending and friendly helpfulness in response to my questions about menu and best way of drinking ouzo. Bit loud, full occupancy On Saturday evening. Food solid but short of great. Wonderful attitude of staff is best asset. Prices very good for NYC.

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Additional Information about Kefi

Address: 505 Columbus Avenue, Between 84 & 85 Street, New York City, NY 10024
Phone Number: 212-873-0200
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 23
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

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