Dafni Greek Taverna
A Greek island on busy 42nd street.Food is excellent esp. grilled octopus appetizer and variety of main courses.
Dessert good too. Friendly waiters and excellent service.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMReliable. Good food, goodReliable. Good food, good service, good restaurant in the Times Square area.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMladies lunchDafni has become the restaurant for our ladies theater group before our Sat matinees. The food, service and ambience are all wonderful. More importantly, no one in the group has any complaints - that's quite an accomplishment for any restaurant.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent choice for an eveningExcellent choice for an evening at the theatre. Service is outstanding - friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, accommodating. Food is prepared well - tasty and aurhentic. Ambience is very pleasant. Location convenient for the theatre. I liked the restsurant before and liked it better last night. Highly recommended.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWarm , friendly service.
GreatWarm , friendly service.
Great place to eat before the theater5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunchThis is a charming place on a crummy looking block right across from the bus station. The location is very great for lunch or dinner before the theatre. It was a pleasant surprise to walk off the grimy street into a charming Greek taverna. Friendly greeting, great service, tasty Greek dishes--no complaints at all-we will be back.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcelent after a broadway showNice place, diferent menu, great service and betet price Excelent option begore or after a broadway show4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend has several foodMy friend has several food allergies, and the waiter was great -- not only did he help her choose "safe" food, but he brought her a few extras on the side to supplement her limited meal.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA nice, quiet neighborhoodA nice, quiet neighborhood restaurant on a very hustle and bustle street. Great food!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is superb and itThe food is superb and it is very reasonably priced. The location is very conveniently located near the theatre district.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best pita! The garlicThe best pita! The garlic spead was not as garlicky as usual, but otherwise everything was great.
Could use a broader dessert menu -- the only thing we wanted was the chocolate cake, which they often don't have.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways-fresh and beautifully-preparAlways-fresh and beautifully-prepared food. Our waiter was simply perfect-- attentive, capable, and helpful. This is the perfect place to have a wonderful meal in a lovely setting prior to any theater performance.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMiddle Eastern Delight !!!The food at Dafni was excellent and plentiful. The fresh pita bread a perfect compliment. Can't wait to return for another meal on our next visit to NYC.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWell priced good food andWell priced good food and a great location will be back again and again!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI would definitely return,I would definitely return, pre theater dinner they got us out in time without rushing.
Very good food, generous portions. Very friendly service.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant doesn't lookThe restaurant doesn't look much from the outside, but it's really nicely decorated inside and the tables aren't too close together. Greek music playing, so if you didn't look outside, you'd think you were in Greece.
Staff were very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed breads & dips to share and then opted for a chicken souvlaki and a lamb souvlaki. Both were cooked really well and were served with tsatsiki (excellent!), potatoes or rice and onions. The portions were fairly large.
The Mythos beers went down a treat too!
Only downside was we visited on a Monday night (my birthday) and there were only around 6 other tables in the entire time of our visit. Therefore, it lacked a little atmosphere. Weekends maybe more bustling.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI was really pleased withI was really pleased with the restuarant. The gyro and potatoes was fantastic. Loved the tsiaki dressing and pita bread that comes with the meal. Lamb kabob was also very tasty. Portions were large and good value for the money.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant near PortAuthorityGreat restaurant in a good location for catching a bus at Port Authority. Given the neighborhood, you don't expect to get such good food, but it really is very good.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful choice for a quickWonderful choice for a quick pre-theater lunch--food and service never disappoint and very affordable. Convenient to Port Authority and Times Square. You can't go wrong with the wonderful gyro, spinach pie or other Greek specialities. Warning: portions are very large so order small!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious find!I've eaten at Dafni several times now and have enjoyed each meal without fail.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our third visit toThis was our third visit to Dafni and we will definitely return. The staff is warm and friendly. The food is delicious.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWait staff are friendly &Wait staff are friendly & solicitous. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and made helpful suggestions. The food was delicious & served at an appropriate temperature. Although the restaurant was very busy when we were there, we were not rushed through our meal. Overall it was a pleasurable experience. This was our second visit to Dafni's and just as satisfying as the first.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe decided to go to a GreekWe decided to go to a Greek restaurant on St Patrick's Day to avoid a crowd. Made a 5:30 pm reservation (had show tickets for 8pm). Arrived literally precisely at 5:30 pm, was seated within one minute of arrival. Service was highly attentive, prompt and nonobtrusive. Water refills promptly and unsolicited, empty dishes removed promptly and neatly. Food was great, a wonderful Greek restaurant. I trusted them for my wife's birthday dinner and was not disappointed3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat theatre district location,Great theatre district location, excellent food, fine service.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExtremely great service withExtremely great service with very friendly waiters.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service and location!Great food, service and location! Loved the decor!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eating & authentic experienceI am REALLY glad that I chose this place to have a impeccable service for our awesome lunch with my dear friend who was visiting me from out of the state. It reflects very well on my friend's perspective of food and service right next to the Port Authority Bus Terminal - great and to die for to eat something delicious!3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMlarge portions,good serviceFood was very good & portions were large(especially the shrimp w/rice & spinach, & the rice pudding). We enjoyed our meal & would definitely return if we found ourselves in this part of the city.12/29/2012 12:00:00 AM