Lefkes

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Lefkes Estiatorio, rooting from Lefkes Santorini and Athens takes guests on a Mediterranean journey of flavors offering a uniquely diverse cuisine. Welcoming the new synergy from Syros Taverna, Lefkes is sure to welcome the true Greek expression of "filotimo."

Inspired by traditional Greek classics combined with an ultra modern twist Lefkes Estiatorio offers only the finest ingredients sourced from top purveyors and local farms.

The spacious, simple and elegant dining space includes a fresh fish display with selections flown in daily, raw bar, bar lounge, outdoor patio with a fire pit and private rooms for corporate events and family celebrations.

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3.9
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4.2
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vipSteaksRThem
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was the best. They made me feel special. The food was outstanding. I am looking forward to dining there again.

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vipYumForTheTum
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lefkes never lets us down! Their fresh fish display is amazing with so many options to choose from. Their mushroom papardelle is fantastic. The grilled octopus was perfect and the service was spot on. Definitely one of our favorites!

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vipbarbara960
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This restaurant recently merged with another, more casual local Greek restaurant called Syros. We have enjoyed both, but our experience tonight was poor. We were offered a choice of 2 tables: one was right next to the door, the other “upstairs.” We took the upstairs option, and were led to a single table on a landing. Literally the only table on that level. We were basically ignored for most of the evening. A harried waitress did her best, but her other tables were a floor away. One example: she brought very hot plates for our 85$ red snapper, but when the fish arrived, it was lukewarm and the plates were cold. 2 courses took 2 hours, so we just paid the expensive check and left without coffee or dessert. I think I am done with them.

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vipJohnY
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Very, very, very disappointing, knowing the chef was from Syros Taverna, which was one of our favorite restaurants in Englewood that now merged together with Lefkes. The fresh oysters were not as fresh as they should have, Greek Salad's tomatoes were mushy, my main lamb chops ordered med/rare were overcooked to almost well done and worst of all, came to my table COLD! My guests steaks were also well overcooked and was just not impressive & was embarrassed to invite my friends as guests to have dinner together... They seriously need to work their way back!

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vipLizg2
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I would not even waste your time going to this restaurant. The service was absolutely terrible. The hostess greeted us and said she was getting our table together. We waited and other parties that arrived after us were seated, meanwhile we saw the hostess that was supposed to seat us in the kitchen helping with orders. When she came back, she greeted us again and asked, “how can I help you?”🤦‍♀️. When we were final led to our table it was still dirty from the previous party. When we final were offered drinks.”, we asked what were the wine choices. Instead of offering a wine list the waiter seemed annoyed and offered just red or white. We ordered 2 drinks and when it finally arrived we only received 1. The waiter was too busy to even check on us or even take our food order. After waiting for a while, we finally decided to leave even though we were starving. On a positive note, the decor was nice. We were excited to try this restaurant out but left frustrated, disappointed, hungry and had to go to another restaurant for dinner.

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Plinner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good restaurant, but even better now that Syros has joined them. Adrianne and all her staff do an excellent job. Great food, can get a little noisy when really full but it’s not overwhelming. Highly recommended.

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Pietro315
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good decent Greek food. It was a slow night still The service was very slow We waited forever for breads and some dishes. Overall good place but I am not sure how they operates when the place is packed !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"Real" Mediterranean Greek Restaurant. I mean real! Authentic! Fish perfectly cooked. I have eaten a lot of octopuses around the world (italy, greece, turkey) but at Lefkes you will find the best grilled octopus salad. I wish they had this octopus as entree, hot served. Friendly greek style warm people. As family we always enjoyed Syros Taverna which was closed. We were so sorry to hear that. But, Thankfuly found the chef and people of Syros here at Lefkes. Lefkes people are lucky to find these real greek style chef and this Syros family.

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vipJoshuaW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food in a great atmosphere.

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RichardR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Waiter service is adequate. But it took 35 minutes from when we were seated to get bread basket and no water glasses refilled until I finally asked. Food prices are a bit high and aimed at expense account folks. However the food was above average.

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Grace
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I was a huge fan of Syros in Englewood, and when I went there recently, there was a sign saying they were moving to Lefkes. Having been to Lefkes before, and not too impressed in comparison, I decided to give it another try on account of Syros staff being relocated there.

EH... The food was pretty good, still not convinced it is at the level that Syros was, but the service was absolutely horrible. I had a reservation for 6 (although we were down to 5) and when we arrived, the hostess tried to convince us that we could be seated at a small table that clearly was for 4, and she said we could add a chair. We told her no so we had to wait and when we were seated, we had round booth seating with a rectangular table. (it was very awkward because they had 5 people sitting in the booth and then one at the head of the rectangular table). It clearly should have been a round table there with seating around the table not the way they had it situated.

The waiter took a very long time to greet us and bring water. Eventually the food came out and it was very good. Not too many complaints at all when it comes to that.

However, after the meal, more problems. The waitstaff cleared the table by putting all the dirty utensils on a plate in front of someone in my party while the plate was on the table. THen he piled all the dirty plates on the table in front of me. This isnt the way a table should be cleared.

We ordered dessert and one cup of coffee. We had to ask for the coffee three times before it finally came. (the waiter told us at that point the coffee was on him).

I would return, but i think the waitstaff/hostess needs some work. The waitstaff in general seemed very disorganized and often found them in the middle of the restaurant huddled together having conversations in the middle of the dining area.

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vipYumForTheTum
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place! My family and I loved every bye! We had calamari and their dip pikilia for appetizers.

My husband loved his whole broiled fish - he picked it out from the fresh seafood display. They deboned it for him and he was so happy.

My kids went for the classics, lamb chops, burgers and pasta - there was nothing left to take home.

The portions were overly generous - so much so we had no room for dessert!

They have amazing Greek wines by the bottle too - my santorini favorite was on the list.

We love it at Lefkes!

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vipYumForTheTum
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting a friend in Jersey and they suggested this hidden gem. The vibe is awesome! The music was great! The décor is reminiscent of an upscale dining establishment we visited when vacationing in Greece. The service was top. I am so happy with my visit that I would add this as a place to eat any time!

We started with the dips - amazing - with warm pita.

Some Greek white wine, suggested my the hostess hit the spot.

I enjoyed the Chicken Gyro Platter while my friend opted for a whole grilled fish. We shared plates and they were fantastic. Perfectly seasoned and large generous portions!

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SharonA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We had a reservation and got seated immediately. Host was very friendly. Apparently tow restaurants merged
so they are working out the details.
The owner was helpful in making some recommendations of which all were very tasty. The first course was yummy however some of the food came out room temperature. The tuna which was pan seared was amazing and I highly recommend if you are a tuna lover.
We will definitely go back again.

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vipMogo987k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food

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GeneB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

generally disappointed. Poor disorganized service, about $160.00 with one drink. Food was only OK.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was Valentine’s Day. It turned out better than expected. It was not over crowded, they did not rush you. The food was ok. The calamari was nothing to scream about. It tasted like it was frozen not fresh. I ordered the grill branzino. It was a huge piece of fish, a little on the dry side with very little flavor. I will not be rushing to get back there.

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Foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The reason I wouldn't recommend Lefkes to a friend was simply based on the Service and "weird" attitude of the Staff. Our waiter was not attentive, and not well informed. He said that a wine list was not available. He read us the Red Wine selections from his order pad and it went like this, “we have a Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Montepulciano” etc. etc. A few minutes later, a woman stopped by our table and asked us if we wanted to see a wine list at which time, she presented us with a wine list. As an appetizer, we order 3 dips for $17, along with the dips, we received a minimal amount of pita so we repeatedly asked for more pita, as we couldn't get the attention of our waiter, we asked another member of the wait staff for extra pita and she told us in not a very nice tone "Pita is not free, like bread is, we have to charge you extra for the pita", another waiter chimed in saying “it's fine we'll get you more pita”. Ordering dinner was another harrowing experience, it seemed that the wait staff was arguing about who was going to take our table’s order. When our order was finally taken, we were discouraged by the wait staff on ordering some of the items on the menu. One of our guests ordered the tuna but later was told to please select a different item as the piece of tuna they had left wouldn't be able to cooked "rare". Once the dinner finally came, they were trying to give someone Lamb Chops but no one at our table ordered lamb chops. A few people in our dinner party were very uncomfortable as their seats faced the wait staff and they had a bird’s eye view of the bickering. It took us 3 hours from start to finish, without ordering dessert to dine at this restaurant.

One thing that our party unanimously agreed upon was that the food was excellent. We won't be back unless we hear that Lefkes has improved on their level of service.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: After all of this, we were charged $2 for the extra Pita!

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vipjezz
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great. Service was, as is often the case in this area, not ideal. Most people with good server skills work in NYC because it pays better. Large table (24 ish) of adults with connected and mostly unsupervised table of 16 ish kids didn't help ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We have been before and thoroughly enjoyed it but this past time we were there everything was off. There was a private party upstairs with belly dancer whose music and hand bells or whatever you call them were obnoxiously loud. You could tel the restaurant was understaffed or not prepared because the waiter was all over the place and therefore inattentive. It took 3 tries to get a proper bottle of sparkling water - 2 bottles came out flat. Woman came to clear appetizer plates, took my daughters napkin to clean the table and then never brought a new one. Food was flavorless.

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rosaha
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food and service are excellent.
I definitely recommend to my family and friends this restaurant.

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Gemcristobal2016
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is highly recommended if you’re taking your time to enjoy the meal with family and friends or for an unlimited time business meeting. This place is not recommended if you only have less than an hour to grab a bite to eat especially if you’re ordering the 3-course meal because they take time to prepare the food. Food is fresh and delicious that I don’t mind waiting for the food because it is worth it! Why rush the meal when you can spend quality time with great company while enjoying a delicious meal? Food is also beautifully prepared and are well staffed. Kudos to the new management!

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vipSteaksRThem
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was outstanding. Best fish selection in Northern New Jersey. Looking forward to dining there again.

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KevinB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I saw this restaurant on the Real Housewives episode! We always try to find "soup to nuts" to try. The one hour drive was definitely worth the trip! Drinks were excellent (cosmo & dirty martini), Blue Point oysters and octopus was outstanding!. We shared the bronzino special which was amazing! We only have one unbelievable fish place in Central Jersey (Blue Water - EB) and always compare. Even the broccoli rabe was great. The chef made a souffle that was to die for as well as incredible cappuccinos!! We will definitely be back here!!!

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TonyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and a friend had the most enjoyable dinner the ambiance and service were excellent. The service and staff were prompt and warm. The food was excellent and desserts were delicious! Thanks lefkes!!! Will come again soon!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Place did not take our reservation through OpenTable and said they were booked. Left us high and dry on New Year’s Eve.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

One of my favorite places,but New Years Eve was poor.Firstly,in lieu of their menu,they had a $95 PER PERSON charge!
For that price,diners could choose one of two soups.For the appetizer section,two diners could choose ONE.Not one each,but One!
Appetizer choices and entree choices hardly reflected their regular menu,and offered 5 in each category,all of which were decent but not their usual excellence..edible but not memorable.
The usual great service was lacking,disorganized and chaotic.
Alternatively,there was recorded Greek music and a live band,both of which were so loud that table conversation was impossible.
Legless is one of our regular go to restaurants but do not ever consider them on New Years Eve,or anytime they have a special menu.
A major disappointment on New Years Eve....live and learn!

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viptarr
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years eve is a tough time to review a restaurant. Our first visit to was shortly after opening and a service & food disaster. Again, on NYE the wait staff was a bit disjointed in coverage, but service was attentive. Food was served timely, and very well prepared. Pricy, but only moderately more expensive than competitive types in the area. We will be back soon.

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vipYumForTheTum
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lefkes is our new go-to restaurant. We love it there! The food is amazing. We had fresh fish prepared in front of us. It was delicious. The service was fantastic. We can't wait to go back!

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LinaH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation and got confirmation as well.
When we got there kitchen wasn’t even open.
They didn’t even bother to call me to advise.
So disappointed.

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vipTonyW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food above average but service below par and prices are quite high.

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vippr318
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I've been here a few times. Food is decent and they have a reasonable prixe fixe lunch menu but service is hit or miss. When they are busy, you could wait up to an hour for your order. They seem to be understaffed in both kitchen and dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dining experience at Lefke’s, but it certainly will not be our last. The food, service and ambiance were all top-notch. My husband and I were joined by two nineteen year-old grandchildren, who were also very happy with the experience. A winner.

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JoeP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A top class restaurant, we thoroughly enjoyed our family dinner here. We recommend the meatball appetizer and the tuna tartare. We all ordered fish main entrees (salmon, halibut, fresh dorade) and each entree was delicious. We had no regrets with any item that was ordered. We look forward to returning in the future.

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vipYumForTheTum
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lefkes has become somewhat of a go-to venue for us when we want to EAT! Their portions and selection of food is unparalelled. Their service is wonderful and the ambiance is very european. We enjoy visiting often and look forward to our next visit.

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vipYumForTheTum
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was impeccable. Drink menu was interesting - enjoyed a flavored martini. Would definitely visit again.

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George
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible. We’ve been recommended by friends who went to Lefkes in Athens. We hoped the food would be just as good as they described. I have no way to say if it tastes the same as in Greece but it sure is one of the best Greek places I’ve been to in the USA. I highly recommend. If you don’t have a car it will be a bit of a hassle getting there. If you do have a car, they offer complementary valet parking . I almost forgot, they were very kind in accommodating my dairy allergy.

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vipYumForTheTum
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place!! Can't wait to return. Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and fantastic service - not to mention a super cute GM. Thursday night party too! On my way....

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vipYumForTheTum
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience... My husband and I enjoyed the most delicious mediterannean cuisine at Lefkes! Their open presentation for fresh fish was beyond our expectations. We chose our fresh fish and watched as our server took it right into the kitchen to be prepared. Our appetizers were absolutely mouth watering. The fresh oysters and dip trio were magnificent paired with a wine by the General Manager - I think his name was Michael. Wonderful! Be sure to save room for dessert as their selection is exquisite!

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vipUtilizr
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I do not recommend this restaurant for one simple reason, staff does not care about patrons! I was barely greeted and left alone at the front... I was seated in a good spot and introduced to specials of the day - at that point, all seemed to go well. After placing an order, I’ve waited more than an hour for my food to arrive... I’ve complained and was served complementary sponge cake and ice-cream - things, I do not eat and felt bad that they wasted food. Besides, cake looked like it was someone else’s leftovers crumbled up and served with scoop of ice cream on the top, drizzled with whatever.

Again, there are myriad of restaurants with better food and superb service... you will be wasting your money and time if you decide to eat at this place!

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