Greek dining is as social an experience as it is culinary. Mezedes are the centerpiece of Christos’ menu, influenced by his travels throughout the Greek Isles to gain inspiration.
YEFSI features the traditional and contemporary Greek specialties, such as grilled whole fish, prime chops, meats and an eclectic selection of contemporary appetizers.
YEFSI Estiatorio, lead by Executive Chef/Owner, Christos Christou is a stand-alone restaurant. It is not affiliated with any other locations within Manhattan.
What Insiders Are Saying
An unexpectedly great Greek restaurant on York Avenue. If we just had a better way to get up here, we'd be here all the time. Who wants to carpool?
We were seated at a table for 2 in their backyard patio, which is enclosed, air conditioned and very comfortable. The server was very attentive throughout the meal. Recommendations were spot on. The cocktails were tasty and refreshing, especially the Opa Rose and Myko-jito. We had the zucchini and eggplant chips and the red beets for appetizers. Dinner was Lavraki white fish for us both. For dessert we shared baklava - yum! We would return again!
Ate on a Wednesday night - Restaurant was super busy and tables very tight. Service a bit slow. But waiter very nice and let us move tables when a quieter area of the room had a table available. Good food.
It was much too noisy - table behind us were older BUT so loud, we couldn’t talk and left before dessert.
Excellent food, Decent wine choices, Decent value. Make you feel like a neighborhood regular!
Highly recommended neighborhood Greek restaurant. The food is amazing, Greek focused value wine list is great, and the service is friendly.
Llegamos en el horario de la reserva. Estaba casi vacío el lugar. El vino caliente y la comida fría. No volveré. No sé si habrán cambiado de dueños. Pero fue una experiencia horrible.
It was great! Highly recommend!
The food at Yefsi is always consistently good. No complaints from me. Terrific neighborhood restaurant.
Lovely restaurant with good food
Table by the bar was very noisy. Food was excellent.
Yefsi is a great neighborhood spot! Nice service and great food. We really liked the lamb kebabs, bifteki and zucchini cakes. And our cocktail and wine, too. It’s on the loud side, but a fun, lively and happy ambiance.
Birthday for girlfriend. Surprised with dessert. Great food and service
The service was very poor and dishes ot completely explained on the menu.
My friend almost choked on the amount of pepper on her salad!
Waitress was very argumentative about the dish, she claimed everything was spelled out in the menu, which it was not.
I had to ask 3 times to get some extra lemon.
SAD, it used to be very good with good service!
Always a pleasure to dine at Yefsi.
Food and drinks were very good. Just too noisy for my taste. Hard to converse.
YES to YEFSI! Lively UES spot with super fresh foods prepared simply & well. Attentive & efficient staff.
First time there. Great seafood. A little loud in the far back but not the fault of the place but of the drunk woman at the next table.
Amazing. Alex is an amazing waiter. Santorini Shrimps are the best dish
Was a little loud we were there with our baby p.m. understanding it was 9 PM on a Friday night but I left to take my baby out and when I came back they threw out our food which I wanted wrapped I like the food but oh well
The food was good but unfortunately there was a hair in my piece of bread. Also we arrived on time for our 8 pm reservation and were not seated until 8:30 pm.
Excellent Restaurant!!!! Food is delicious and best lamb chops in NYC.
Very loud, especially the table next to us. Waitstaff nice. Had a glass of Rose, and Branzino with no starter, desert, coffee or special side dish and it cost $68! Too much for what it was- a nice meal, nothing special.
Food was delicious but the restaurant is SUPER loud
Food was fresh and delicious! Our party Had the sea bass, and octopus for entree and dips and zucchini crochettes for appetizers. Would definitely come back
Have been to Yeftsi several times and always enjoy the experience. The entree I ordered which I ordered before has changed to a rather spicy sauce covering the fish. for those who like spice it might be fine, but, for me, it was too much. Otherwise, it is a very nice dining experience.
The food is consistently delicious and the service was wonderful. The prices are just a bit high based on the portions and the noise level is extreme.
Food was awesome. Service was slow on the night we visited.
We went for brunch on Mother's Day. Then finding out there was no brunch that day. The service and food were very good. We sat outside on the patio. It would be nice to have the plastic and windows clean up there. Not the best sight to see while eating.
Mother’s Day lunch was so delicious and the waiters are very attentive. Pretty ambiance too
Amazing food! The owner was so nice and accommodating. Place was crowded but service was great.
This is a wonderful restaurant. The chef is very good and used to cook for Obama. Really great food and reasonable for the Upper Eastside.
The food was very disappointing.
Octopodi, one of their signature dishes, was prepared in a heavy mustard sauce.
Pieces od octopus were very small
Little variety of greek dishes as appetizers
I always have a great meal at yefsi. Ambience is fantastic. I love the indoor/outdoor feel of the back room. Staff is warm and friendly. Food has never disappointed.
I will continue to keep it in my regular rotation!
We picked Easter to visit this wonderful Greek restaurant. Service was great considering the restaurant was completely full.
A m a z i n g !!!!!!!!!!!!
There was nothing wrong with our server, but in general the overall service at the restaurant was rough. We were seated near the service station, and saw a few (not just one!) occasions of glasses fallen and broken in 2hours or so.. Appetizers (octopuses, ceviche...) were good.
Good food. Tables on top of each other
The food is amazing and fresh at Yefsi. The service is excellent. This is like home for us! Highly recommend!
Best Mediterranean food in NYC! The ambiance is lovely and the service is amazing! Hands down fabulous!
Don’t expect to be seated on time , cause when you get seated it’s disappointing