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Dafni Greek Taverna

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325 W 42nd St, between 8th Ave & 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-6930
+1 212-315-1010
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
325 W 42nd St, between 8th Ave & 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-6930
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11 - 20 of 419 reviews

Reviewed March 19, 2017

We popped in here for dinner after seeing a show and before getting on our bus home. It was a convenient location right across from the bus terminal. We arrived at 4:30 and was immediately asked if we had a reservation which we did not....More

Thank Mary-Jo R
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

So much better than most theater district restaurants. Really great and authentic Greek food. Friendly and casual and quick enough.

Thank Doby47
Reviewed March 13, 2017

I grew up with Greek friends cooking great food. This food reminded me of their cooking. The tastes were amazing and the portions were good. The wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly. It is close to Times Square but was quiet and intimate. We would...More

Thank ttpurplern
Reviewed March 12, 2017

The food was delicious and plentiful -- and the walnut "cake" dessert with honey drizzled yogurt was scrumptious. Dafni is definitely a good choice for lunch before heading to the theater.

Thank Elle42002
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

The menu is good with plenty of authentic Greek dishes, though melitzanes (eggplants) were missing from the menu.. The avgolemono soup was absolutely fantastic, certainly worth the try! The portion of grilled octopus was generous, tasty and very well priced. The braised peas were a...More

Thank KaloPerasis
Reviewed March 5, 2017

This was a return trip to Dafni, this time for lunch. Located right near Port Authority , the restaurant offers a selection of its native Greek cuisine. The Greek omelet was our group's choice, and the portions were fine for a pre-theater lunch. Service was...More

Thank Allan W
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Food was overpriced. The chicken was tasteless and the vegetables were burnt. Would not return. Service was decent.

Thank Tiff516
Reviewed February 17, 2017

This restaurant used to be a stop whenever we were in NYC but when we went last January, we could see new faces and we believe that the administration has changed. We had made a reservation and were seated to our table. We ordered our...More

1  Thank flyaway24
Reviewed January 29, 2017

We needed to have a quick meal before heading home and since we were on 42nd, we decided to try Dafni. If you are looking for elegance, this is not our place, but the food is very good no the less. We were told in...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

This place was a great find! Right across from the Port Authority, yet not the tourists places normally found in TS. The place was empty when we got there (3 of us) but lots of food deliveries were picked up. The service was fine, not...More

Thank alicoc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 W 42nd St, between 8th Ave & 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-6930
    (8th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Times Square NQRW, 123, S, close to Port Authority ACE.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-315-1010
  • E-mail
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