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Kefi

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505 Columbus Ave, Between 84 & 85 Street, New York City, NY 10024-4467 (Between West 84th and 85th Streets)
212-873-0200
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here with the family. Good tasted fresh and came out quickly. Lady serving us was charming. Enjoyed the good here and felt comfortably dining with our two year old too. Doesn't seem to be overcrowded with tourist either. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Mrsmj2004
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I been there with my boyfriend for late night dinner, the stuff was very nice and they was all really friendly. We sat at the bar and bartender was really helpfull, we had wonderful time!

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Thank MilicaR93
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love Kefi's take on Greek food. Some standards and some new ideas. The octopus salad is delicious and I love the lamb shank, too. I just wish the lighting could be improved...

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Thank Marc A
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a large space for New York city! I have been to mp taverna in brooklyn owned by the same chef and loved it. The food is consistently good at both restaurants! Lemon chicken, branzino, grilled octopus, beet salad all exceptional! Their walnut cake was delicious also! Very good! I highly recommend.

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Thank MammaDonna
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this gem after a long walk through Central Park. At first we were not going to dine here as there was no outdoor seating. After we walked in to check out the menu, we were pulled in by the charm and warm ambience. The food is exceeded my expectations and I had one of the best octopus... More 

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Thank Tara G
Fanwood, New Jersey
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this great find in the UWS of Manhattan! Found this by accident from our cab driver a month ago - and went back for a second time! Great place - quiet, both can be romantic and for families...have seen both. It has good food and good drinks at a very reasonable price! You get your money's worth and... More 

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Thank Dismutase
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Here we enjoy sharing. There were 6 so we ordered 2 salads and the humus selection! All were excellent and plenty to share for appetizers. Mussels were outstanding, ordered the appetizer for dinner. They were so well seasoned with fava beans and cilantro. Also the bronzini was delicious! And a lamberger....we all loved our meals.

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Thank Sue D
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

When we figured out we would be in NYC for my son's 21st birthday, Kefi was one of the places I called to see if they could do something for the birthday when we arrived for dinner. I was assured by the person who answered the phone that it was taken care of - when they called to confirm our... More 

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Thank TravelGalBT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

As stated the food was excellently prepared & very tasty. Many choices of dishes; Delightful, soothing atmosphere, the staff very friendly & helpful which made it very inviting, along with our meal. You will having a pleasant experience. Enjoy!!

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Thank mykey6455
philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This place advertises itself as boisterous, but I thought that was a night time attribute. I wasn't expecting boisterous at 11 A.M. on a Sunday morning, but boisterous is what we got. The place appears to attract family groups with lots of kids, and some of the parents are clueless when it comes to how to teach their children to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $23
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Columbus Ave, Between 84 & 85 Street, New York City, NY 10024-4467
    (Between West 84th and 85th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: B & C trains to West 86th Street, 1 train to Broadway & 86 Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212-873-0200
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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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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