We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“I hear they have the best meatballs and lamb chops in town.”
Review of Kefi

Kefi
Reserve with OpenTable
Kefi is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #1,244 of 13,630 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $7 - $23
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
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.
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
“I hear they have the best meatballs and lamb chops in town.”
Reviewed March 22, 2008

I hear they have the best meatballs and lamb chops in town.

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

358 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    146
    144
    43
    14
    11
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
“Phenomenal Greek, casual...”
Reviewed February 17, 2008

Phenomenal Greek, casual vibe, inexpensive (dinner for 2--apps, entrees, and a bottle of wine for $80). Been 10 times and great every time.

Helpful?
1 Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
durham, nc
Level Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great neighborhood restaurant in the UWS. They serve fresh and delicious fish!”
Reviewed February 16, 2008

A great neighborhood restaurant in the UWS. They serve fresh and delicious fish!

Helpful?
1 Thank travelingbahar
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
“My favourite greek in nyc at affordable prices.”
Reviewed February 15, 2008

My favourite greek in nyc at affordable prices.

Helpful?
1 Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
“Very tasty and affordable!”
Reviewed February 1, 2008

Very tasty and affordable!

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Kefi also viewed

 
New York City, NY
New York City, NY
 

Been to Kefi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing