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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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
We went on balloon night before the Thanksgiving Day parade. The place was a zoo. The table near the door was frigid. The service, always suspect, was overwhelmed: it took nearly an hour to get cold appetizers. The food, as always, is what has made Kefi worth revisiting despite its regular annoyances.
I love this restaurant, and have been enough times to know that you must sit in the upstairs dining room--it's lively and packed and has a beautiful ambiance. The downstairs dining room however, smells like cleaning products, is silent, and only ever populated with a handful of customers. It's pretty much where they dump patrons when the wait for upstairs is getting too long, but it's a miserable experience. After I made my reservation I called the restaurant to request a table upstairs and was told that wouldn't be a problem. So, you can imagine my disappointment when we arrived and were placed downstairs. We were told it would take at least 30 minutes if we wanted an upstairs table, but we had tickets to a show and didn't have 30 minutes to wait. I had made these reservations for a special occasion and was incredibly disappointed. The downstairs dining room probably accommodates 50 people and we were two of four people that got stuck eating down there. And it smells awful, like antiseptic. Not quite the lively and romantic date night I had in mind. The food was great and the service was great, but this dining room overshadowed the entire evening.
We had a wonderful dining experience in large measure thanks to our warm, knowledgeable and totally professional waiter, Damian.
His suggestions were no different then the best use of Insider Knowledge.
The sheep milk dumplings I ordered were the most unique treat ever.
The home made potato chips and the chocolate moose with homemade ice cream were to die for.
We’ll definitely be back!
My family had a reservation here for a Saturday night. Though we couldn't be seated in a booth at street level, we were given the option of the basement, which wasn't scenic but had a booth and was quieter. It's a big place and they seemed to be able to easily accommodate large walk-in groups. We took advantage of our early dinner to get the prix-fixe menu, we were all very happy with the dishes. Wine/beer list was ok. Service was good, but a little cheeky --definitely relaxed. The bathrooms were not super well-maintained, but staff was ready to attend to it when I pointed out the need. Probably wouldn't go out of my way to come back, but it fit the bill at the time.
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