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At Kefi, diners can enjoy lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and neighborhood delivery and remove themselves from the bustle of Columbus Avenue into the relaxed, casual oasis of a rustic Greek tavern with cuisine by celebrated Chef Michael Psilakis.
Set across two levels, the ground floor houses the main dining room while the subterranean level is made up of two enclosed rooms, perfect for private dining and events. Kefi’s spacious bar area serves an extensive Greek wine list, specialty cocktails, ouzo shots and a full menu of meze, appetizers and entrees along with Happy Hour food & drink specials 5pm - close Mon-Fri and 3pm - close Sat & Sun.
New York, NY 10024
Greek, Mediterranean, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday 3:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm-10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Between West 84th and 85th Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Kefi's downstairs dining room is the perfect spot for celebrations of all sizes and the entire restaurant is available for rent should the occasion arise! The restaurant also offers an extensive Catering Menu for all occasions and party sizes. Inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
B & C trains to West 86th Street, 1 train to Broadway & 86 Street
Private Party Facilities:
KEFI offers private and non-private space for all event occasions; weddings, wedding rehearsals, baby & bridal showers, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, birthdays, professional and personal gatherings, as well as cocktails & passed Hors D' oeuvre receptions.
Private Party Contact:
Ashley Allegra: (888) 507-2047
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact email@example.com for any questions regarding special events. You may also visit us online at www.kefirestaurant.com, for updates and all of our party and catering menus.
Kefi Ratings and Reviews
Kefi is one of the best restaurants in the area and always delivers consistently fresh, delicious food with friendly and professional service. The mezze are authentic, and the menu is creative with offerings such as sheep milk dumplings with merguez, or braised rabbit with pappardelle. I usually choose from the "simply grilled" section, either a fantastic whole trout, or an impeccable piece of center cut salmon filet (though lamb and beef are also offered in this category). I don't usually like broccoli rabe, but Kefi's chef does a beautiful version that is delicious, smooth and mellow to accompany the grilled item. The wine selections are well differentiated and the staff really knows the varieties. Great spot. Kefi has been consistently excellent for the seven or eight years we have eaten there.
I didn't realize how large Kefi was! I was seated immediately, and was allowed to wait for my friend to arrive at my table (it's always annoying to have to wait for the whole party to get seated for a reservation). We were seated downstairs, which was equally as busy as it was upstairs and the atmosphere was arguably even better downstairs as well. The food was absolutely delicious and was prepared very quickly. Our server was really helpful with both food and wine recommendations. I'll definitely be coming back!
I have been to Kefi many times and this time it was not as good as previous times. The service was a bit off. It took a long time for us to get our food and appetizers came out at various time, some with the main courses. Some main courses came out when most of us were finished. The chips that are normally so delicious we just ok. Any place can have an off night. I hope that the next time I go, it will be back to normal.
Unfortunately after dining at Kefi many, many times we were disappointed this last visit.
For whatever reason they do not have an outer door to keep the freezing wind from coming into the restaurant each time a new customer enters and we were seated in the front section (by request because it is quieter there). We had to wear our coats through dinner and still caught the strong breeze each time the door was opened. The service was a bit slow too. We were not sure when/if our meals were coming! Once we did get our food it was, as always, very good. We will return, but will never sit near the door in the winter again!
The moment I walked into Kefi, I was taken by the space. …Mediterranean and New York at the same time. Those huge glass windows created an open and welcoming space. Within moments I was warmly greeted. I waited for my four guests to arrive while enjoying a martini at the bar. It’s a great place to meetup. Our table in the dining room was waiting for us. We dined family style and loved the Grilled Octopus, YiaYia’s Meatballs, the Branzino, the Braised Rabbit over Pasta, the Brussel sprouts, the butternut squash tortalini and so much more. Don’t forget to order the dips to start. My advise. Try it all. We were joyous and had great conversation. The service was awesome. I can’t wait to go back.
There was a problem with communication with a glass of wine coming from one person when a bottle was ordered. With the glass gone and a bottle on the way, another glass of wine showed up from another person. With that finely cleared up, the food was good and service improved. The owner was easy to talk to and told us about his chef. We really liked the chef's twist on classics. We would definitely find our way back here the net time we are in town.
The place is bigger than I realized at first, two levels, but retains a cosiness and the welcome was warm and lovely. The octopus was a delight, and the chickpeas it was served on. DO NOT MISS EITHER. The fish, Levraki was a real gem of white buttery whole fish. My companion had the dorado I believe which she complained of it having too many bones. Not the Levraki baby... we had the warmed feta with pita another delight. The slight miss for me was the dessert. Spiced walnut cake and with maple walnut ice cream. It sounds divine and my companion loved it and I ate it but next time I will try a different dessert. Not cheap, not OMG. Enjoy!
Kefi has great Greek dips and wonderful grilled seafood, at moderate prices. Definitely worth a trip to 84th St. and Columbus Avenue. Much, much, less expensive than midtown Greek seafood restaurants, and the fish is of comparable quality (although the selection is more limited).
Very tasty Greek/mediterranean food. We had a bean soup which was very fresh, homestyle, tasty. The calamari were great as was the sangria. Had an excellent grilled salmon with broccoli and very tasty baklava. Greek comfort food and overall fun, relaxed vibe.
We have been to Kefi many times. The assortment of dips appetizer is consistently excellent, although somehow the quantity of pita bread supplied is not quite sufficient. The fish is always fresh and very well prepared. Prices are in line with the quality and service. The space is a bit noisy, and in the cold weather the upper level is drafty (there is no antechamber to the entry, so freezing air enters whenever the front door is opened.) The wait staff is attentive and efficient.
Service was horrible and the host was very rude. We waited an hour and fifteen minutes for our meal. Rather than getting an apology from the host, he stated that because we didn’t order apps we screwed up the kitchen and have to just wait till they are ready to “ fire the entrees”. In additions multiple bathrooms were closed and the open one was in bad shape. This restaurant has fallen off tremendously.
Very reasonable cocktails/wine/beer menu, delicious and authentic Greek food. Great service - our waitress was knowledgable about the menu, checked in on us regularly. The tables are a little close when you have winter coats and such, but that wasn't a deal-breaker. Will definitely be back!
We took friends out for their birthdays and to thank them for all the help they’ve given us over the years. They chose Kefi. It was our second time this month. It was superb. The food had wonderfully fresh ingredients and each course was a treat for the palate. And served the perfect temperature. Loved it.
We love Greek food and wanted to try a new restaurant on the Upper West Side. Dips with pita were really good. We needed extra pita, but it never came. Fish and dumplings were excellent.
Service is okay.....a little slow, but we weren't in a hurry.
We would go back.
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