One of the best dining experiences I've ever had! Great food. Great service. Beautiful place.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always excellent in every way. A terrific restaurant.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Party of 12 with kids
We had a great time in Rafina with friends that came from Dominican Republic. Restaurant location is excellent. Easy to come from Time Square, Grand Central and by car. Plenty of parking on 38th street. Restaurant is very clean and quite. We booked up-front for 17 people using opentable.com and big table for 17 was prepared in the middle of the restaurant. Online booking worked very well, table was prepared and staff is ready. Waiters can speak both English and Spanish, we had no problem with plates explanations. Plates are regular size (not huge, not small). Food is excellent and delicious. Our party started at 6:00pm and finished around 10:00 pm. We had good time talking without any disruption. Kids were satisfied (and we had 7 of them).
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of the best restaurants in the city. There is nothing negative I could say about it. The food, the service, the decor: all impeccable!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at this good Greek restaurant. Great food, but service was only "good" - considering how quiet the restaurant was, it shouldn't have been so hard to get a glass of water. But everyone was very pleasant, and the food was worth the trip.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've frequented Rafina several times & always enjoy it. The ambiance is lovely, it's quiet so conversation is easy and the food & service are consistently good. It's become one of my favorites & I always recommend it to friends.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Local Restaurant
Delicious food, great service. We just moved to Murray Hill, and had passed Rafina a few times and always wanted to try it. Well my wife and I really enjoyed our dinner, we felt very relaxed and loved the fountain view.
The grilled octopus was delicious and perfectly cooked and the Greek village salad was very fresh. The greek wine our waiter recommended was perfect with our meal. Save room for dessert, because the baklava is delicious and the chocolate mousse cake is heavenly. We will be going back.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very special resturant
My son and daughter and I went to Rafina to celebrate our birthdays.-
having lived in Greece years ago, I have great affection for the culture.
Rafina was a total Greek experience. We loved the excellent food , live music and the efficient friendly service.
( wish we could have stayed another couple hours.)
As the owner of a business myself -I appreciate very much that Rafinas owner personally greets and bids goodby to his patrons.
It shows a level of caring about the guests which is unusual nowadays.
The next time I visit my son in NYC we will surely be back
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out. Dennis, the
Great night out. Dennis, the owner and one of the performers, was so nice. The food was superb. The live music was great. The service was A1. Can't wait to go again.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Greek Dining at Rafina
Had a wonderful dining experience with my husband and our friends at Rafina Saturday night. It was a perfect night for outdoor dining. We started out with a bottle of white wine, spinach pie, Greek meatballs and Greek salad with pita bread--all were delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal of shrimp with tomatoes and feta cheese all baked to perfection. The service was excellent and our waiter was very attentive. Anyone who enjoys or would like to try Greek food, Rafina is a must; and you have the option of spacious indoor dining surrounded by lovely classic Greek decor or outdoor dining with refreshing breezes from the east river.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Greek restaurant! Beautiful venue for a relaxing meal. We enjoyed every well-prepared dish. The fresh-made Greek flat bread was delicious. (We agreed that it would be a "bad" thing to have a stock of it at home.) The staff was friendly and very attentive. The only drawback might be the wine menu. They didn't have prosecco which I consider a standard staple at any fine restaurant. The rose was eh...OK. Their "A" rating is displayed on the glass door. Although I pass by this luxury apt bldg. 5 days a week on my way to work, I never took notice of it. I am so happy to have "discovered" it. It'd be a very popular place except for it being located very far east of First Ave. I recommend this place highly.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place to Know!
Have been here several times and each one has been a wonderful experience. Staff is warm and accommodating. Fresh fish...delicious appetizers...generous portions. Very pretty décor. Go!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always excellent, as is the service, and the décor is beautiful and inviting. What I can't understand is why, each time I go, this restaurant is never crowded. In my opinion, it's one of the finest dining experiences anywhere. I've never had a meal there that wasn't wonderful!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
we a great time as usual,
we a great time as usual, looking forward to the next time.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM