Kefi

4.4
110 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal! Everything was exceptional.

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LJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Greek food; our 2nd experience there; highly recommended.

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b
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Like the new location. Always excellent grilled fish and grilled veg with a crisp assyrtiko. Meatball starter was tasty too - the one in a tomato sauce.

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SW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, friendly service and delicious food in a cozy, but not loud, setting.

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S
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

the food is great but the chairs are SO UNCOMFORTABLE and the wine options are rather poor

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DV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed out time there and our meals there.

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A
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and food
Very uncomfortable chairs !

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EJ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent from those host to server (Dan) to those who brought the food and cleared the table. Dan was very personable, friendly, and gave great suggestions on the food, especially with outer questions. Would highly recommend!!

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OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was average to below average. They didn’t even have standard hummus.

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not as good as in the past. Keftefes did not taste well prepared and trout was tasteless
In the past food was better

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E
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Quality food and all delicious

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t
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy the old Kefi is the new Kefi! Welcome back to the neighborhood.

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food is very good but portions are a little small.

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CW
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were delighted with the revived Kefi - my lamb shank was spectacular and my friend loved both her salad and her calamari!
The service was cordial and responsive.

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ST
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service at kefi Restaurant. We've been here vor Christmas and it was awsome.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 7 of us and we all had a great time. Two were New Yorkers and had never been here and were delighted with the food and service. Definitely will go again!

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P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food and ambience were great, but the waiter inserted himself into our conversation a lot and tried to be funny, which the whole table found to be rather annoying.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Still very good, but not as good as it was when it was further uptown. I really miss the ricotta dumplings. Decent upscale standard Greek food in a nice setting. Very nice wait staff. A good neighborhood place. Pretty convenient pre- or post-Lincoln center option. Reasonably priced.

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s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Appetizers were great. Orzo and Shrimp, risotto and roasted chicken were on point. Only drawback was no Mythos nor Fix that night. Waiter and hostess were welcoming.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

First one there at lunch. Took 45mins for food

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SP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in, the service was flawless. The food was delicious, the portions were generous and the ambience was lovely. I can’t wait to go back. We had an eggplant dip appetizer, which was a special, the branzino and the shrimp with orzo. Everything was incredibly delicious! I loved its predecessor, fish tag, but I love this place even more.

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C
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok but kind of overpriced. No vibe and restaurant was chilly. Won’t be returning .

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AC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best keftedea I’ve had! Great service and very kind, even with two little ones dining as well.

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JR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all loved the ambience, food and service. Much better space than previous space on Columbus.

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J
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super grilled fish. Friendly service. Lively warm atmosphere. Ten dollar red wine glass!

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J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, service, ambience. Will definitely come back

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c
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We l0ved Keri..So welcoming and friendly. And the food is greatu

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o
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Uninterested staff and slightly rude service spoiled an otherwise good meal

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MW
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Fish Tag was my favorite UWS restaurant. Now that it’s Kefi, the food is still outstanding but they no longer offer all the wonderful small plates. Plus it’s noisier and we had a 25 minute wait the last time I was there even though we had a reservation.

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took good friends there twice now and all were pleased!

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dan the host and Anatoly our waiter did a great job making us feel at home. The food was delicious and we really appreciated the glass of wine that was offered because we had to wait a bit. Very friendly staff. We will definitely visit again.

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DV
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went there for dinner. Not you typical Greek restaurant. Higher end. Very good food and service. Will definitely repeat.

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n
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was outstanding because of the excellent waiter service by Antonia. Hopefully, the next time we go we hope he will be available as our waiter.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Awkward service, cramped space, overpriced food. Plenty of other good Greek places to go to.

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v
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was superb the atmosphere was excellent and we had a wonderful time

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D
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A classic, good Greek restaurant.

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VB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were happy to have Kefi back but it just isn’t the same. Some favorite menu items are gone and the food is nothing special.
The front of the house could use some work also. A little warmth and a pleasant welcome would help.

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M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a good meal with excellent service! would recommend

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DS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New location is very pretty. Food is great as always.

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w
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The new location for Kefi is much nicer and the food was really good, seemed better than before. My husband loved his trout especially. However the service was spotty. Waiter stopped coming by and second course was slow. Afterwards we waited for our food to be cleared to the point where we finally asked, and for the check. Took away from the enjoyment of the food and atmosphere a bit. Tighten up the service a bit and it will be one of the best local spots!

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